Why Tom Selleck Wears Tiger Cap on Magnum PI

Why the Tigers cap?

Thomas Magnum wears a Tigers cap because Tom Selleck is a Detroit native. He was born in the Motor City in 1945 and lived there until age four, when his family moved to Sherman Oaks, California. Tom is the second of four children born to Martha and Robert Selleck, a homemaker and real estate agent. A picture of Selleck’s real life family sat on Thomas Magnum’s bedside table on TV.

Magnum reacts to F. Scott Fitzgerald calling out his decidedly un-Jazz Age-approved Calla Lily print in “The Case of the Red-Faced Thespian” (Episode 4.12).

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