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Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 2000 — The Tigers down the Indians, 14-8, in the second game of a day-night doubleheader behind Bobby Higginson‘s three home runs and six RBIs. The Indians take the first game, 8-1.
- 1998 — The The Tigers acquired outfielder Geronimo Berroa from the Indians for RHP Tim Worrell
and outfielder Dave Roberts.
- 1984 — After missing two starts, Jack Morris (12-3) stops the Brewers, 7-1. Ruppert Jones and Lance Parrish hit homers for the Tigers, who have now drawn 165,000 fans for the four-game series with Milwaukee. Detroit now leads the AL East by 8-1/2 games.
- 1968 — Jim Northrup becomes the sixth American League player to hit two grand slams in one game, connecting in the fifth inning off Eddie Fisher and in the sixth off Billy Rohr, as the Tigers bomb
Cleveland 14-3. Denny McLain gets the win. First baseman Willie Smith pitches the last three innings, walking just one and allowing one hit and no runs. The Tigers’ Don Wert is taken to the hospital following a sixth-inning beaning which shatters his batting helmet. He’ll miss just a few games.
- 1962 — A marathon between the Tigers and Yankees concludes in the 22nd inning when Jack Reed’s home run — his only one in the majors — gives New York and Jim Bouton a 9-7 victory. Reed replaced Joe Pepitone in the 13th. For the Tigers, Phil Regan takes the loss and Rocky Colavito has seven hits. Bobby Richardson ties a mark by going to the plate 11 times. At an even seven hours, the game is the slowest extra-inning contest in league history and it is the longest game in innings in Yankee history.