What the talking tiger didn't know, is that Mr. Mind (the world's wickedest worm) also had plans for the Tigers at this time, forcing Captain Marvel to join the baseball team, and face off against a team of alien and android ballplayers, including Six-Foot Strug, Motorman, Great Skate, Stretch, Windup, Kaleidoscope, Hopper, Fly Catcher and Handyman.
Origins of Tawky Tawny
.....but, first had to stop frightening people, so had to buy clothes, get a job and walk upright (all of which he learned to do in his desire to be American and join in society....and the talking tiger did all of the above, mixing his light humor and earnest desire, tempering his animal instincts to join the world of man).
...where Tawny's mom was killed when he was a cub, Tawny was taken in and named by a missionary's son, Tom Todd, and given the power of speech by the hermit (who also possessed scientific ability, tempered by his hatred of society) after the tiger was falsely accused of killing a man, and later, reunited with Tom who had moved to the big city, saving him from a crime the lad did not commit (and the serum must have allowed him to continue to mutate, resulting in his ability to walk upright).
...with Mr. Tawny becoming a hermit, in the story rightfully titled "Mr. Tawny, Hermit", which went against his usually, peaceful, pleasant demeanor, where the lovable talking tiger wanted to be around people, and tried so very hard to fit in...
...or maybe Tawky just needed a little vacation, after all, it's not easy being orange!