On This Date in 1969…

… Jim Northrup goes 6-for-6, the first six-hit game for the Tigers since June 24, 1962*, as the Tigers beat the A’s, 5-3.

Northrup’s sixth hit is a homer over the roof in the bottom of the 13th to win the game.

*In that game, left-fielder Rocky Colavito tagged seven hits in 10 at bats of a 22-inning game against the Yankees. New York won 9-7. The Rock had just one RBI and one extra-base hit, a triple, for his effort.

Author: Mike McClary

Upbeat guy.

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