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Tigers History Lesson
- Scott Aldred, 42
On this Date in Tigers History
- 2007 — Justin Verlander throws the sixth no-hitter in Tigers history. Hitting 100 m.p.h. on the radar gun in the ninth inning, he shuts down the Brewers with 12 strikeouts, walking four. Magglio Ordonez makes a sliding catch on a shot by Corey Hart in the seventh to keep hope alive and later catches the final out of the contest. It’s Detroit’s first no-hitter in 23 years, the second no-hitter of the MLB season and the first ever at Comerica Park. The Brewers’ Bill Hall is never retired despite batting three times against Verlander, drawing walks every time up.
- 2000 — The Tigers acquired cash considerations from the Orioles for OF Karim Garcia.
- 1983 — Hall of Famers Charlie Gehringer and Hank Greenberg had their uniform numbers retired by the Tigers in a Tiger Stadium ceremony. The numbers 2 and 5, respectively, will join Al Kaline’s #6 in 1980 as the only numbers retired by the Tigers. (Later, Hal Newhouser’s #16 and Willie Horton’s #23 were retired by the Tigers.)
- 1971 — The Tigers acquired infielder Tony Taylor from the Phillies for RHPs Mike Fremuth and Carl Cavanaugh.
- 1939 — The Baseball Hall of Fame was officially dedicated at Cooperstown, N.Y. The greatest-ever gathering of members and future inductees of the Hall of Fame accepted their plaques: Grover Alexander, Ty Cobb, Eddie Collins, Walter Johnson, Nap Lajoie, Connie Mack, Babe Ruth, George Sisler, Tris Speaker, Honus Wagner and Cy Young.