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Jim Harbaugh will be the most intense first base coach ever at 1 Tigers spring training game

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The Wolverines coach has multi-sport versatility.

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Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh is in Florida this week, leading the Wolverines through a much-talked-about series of spring practices at Bradenton's IMG Academy.

While he's in the Sunshine State, Michigan's ultra-intense coach is adding another sport to his itinerary: baseball.

He'll coach first base for at least one inning of the Detroit Tigers' game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday, writes Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News.

Harbaugh is, according to Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, very much down with the baseball cause.

"He's a big Tigers and baseball fan," Ausmus told the newspaper. "A connection was made."

It's not Harbaugh's first go-around in a baseball coach's box. He did the same thing for the Oakland Athletics last year, and he apparently did such a sterling job for Billy Beane's team that multiple clubs are interested in retaining his base-coaching services this spring.

In addition to coaching for the Tigers, Chengelis also says there's a "possibility" Harbaugh will switch sides during the game and also coach for the Pirates. Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle is a noted Michigan fan.

Football people doing baseball things at spring training is one of the sports world's more enjoyable fads. If Russell Wilson can mash batting practice homers with the Texas Rangers, Harbaugh can definitely hold Miguel Cabrera's batting gloves.