48-38, 2nd place; 1/2-game behind White Sox
National League 3 – American League 1
Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 1985 — Walt Terrell and Willie Hernandez combine on a one-hitter as the Tigers blank the Twins, 8-0. Tom Brunansky’s double in the seventh is the only hit. Larry Herndon and Darrell Evans hit back-to-back homers in the fourth.
- 1969 — Joe Coleman posts his second straight shutout and drives in two runs to defeat the Tigers, 3-0, in Washington. A crowd of 23,831 pushes the Senators’ attendance to 553,506, exceeding the club’s 1968 attendance of 542,042.
- 1966 — Interim Tigers skipper Bob Swift is hospitalized, and third base coach Frank Skaff
- 1957 — Pitcher Billy Hoeft of the Tigers hits two home runs and a single against the Orioles’ Skinny Brown, as Detroit wins 10-2.
- 1952 — Tigers slugger Walt Dropo goes 5-for-5 against the Yankees in an 8-2 win. All five hits are singles.
- 1934 — At Navin Field, in an effort to keep the consecutive game streak intact, the Yankees
have lumbago-stricken Lou Gehrig bat lead-off and list him as the shortstop in the lineup. After singling in the first inning, the ‘Iron Horse’ leaves the game without fielding as the Tigers pound out 11 doubles to edge the Yankees, 12-11.