Tigers Today: July 4, 2010
Posted on July 4, 2010
43-36, Tied for 1st place with Minnesota
Tigers vs. Mariners | 1:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM
Tigers 6 – Mariners 1
Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 2001 — The 50 people stranded on the Ferris wheel ride at Comerica Park for two hours during the Royals-Tigers game are rescued by firefighters and emergency crews using a cherry picker and a fire truck ladder. The inconvenienced fans will receive tickets to another game, free dinner and team autographs from the Tigers. Oh, and the Tigers won, 6-4.
- 2000 — In the Tigers’ 11-0 blowout over Tampa Bay, Shane Halter takes over the catching duties in the eighth
from Brad Ausmus. Halter has now played every position in the majors: with the Royals, he pitched on July 17, 1998. Dave Mlicki is the winner with Dean Palmer knocking a pair of home runs.
- 1912 — Three weeks after the Tigers ask waivers on George Mullin, he pitches himself a 32nd birthday present at Detroit, a 7-0 no-hitter over the Browns. Mullin helps his victory with three hits and two RBIs. In the morning game, a 9-3 Detroit win, Ty Cobb steals second, third base and home in the 5th inning against the battery of George Baumgardner and Paul Krichell. Cobb has stolen home five times this season; this is his first swipe of home in his last eight successes that didn’t occur in the first inning.
- 1911 — In the morning game between Chicago and Detroit, Ed Walsh stops Ty Cobb’s 40-game hitting streak, as the White Sox win, 7-3. Curiously, neither Detroit paper mentions the streak which began on May 15. Cobb has hit .491 over that stretch.