48-38, 2nd place; 1/2-game behind White Sox
Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 2000 — The Tigers retired number 23 in honor of Willie Horton.
- 1982 — The Tigers collect nine hits and drop 11 runs on the Twins in the first inning en
route to an 18-2 pasting. Dan Petry is the winning pitcher. Tom Brookens and Alan Trammell hit back-to-back home runs off reliever John Pacella.
- 1973 — Before 41,411 at Tiger Stadium, the Angels’ Nolan Ryan hurls his second no-hitter of the season against the Tigers 6-0. Ryan fans 17 batters, the most ever in a 9-inning no-hitter, including eight straight, but only one over the last two innings. Ryan’s arm stiffens while watching his team rally for five runs in the top of the eighth.
With two outs in the ninth, Norm Cash, who had struck out his three other times at bat, comes to bat wielding a piano leg. Umpire Ron Luciano points out the illegality and Cash then pops out using a regulation bat. Ryan’s eight straight strikeouts ties the American League record he set in 1972.
- 1969 — With President Richard Nixon attending his fifth game of the season, the Senators
beat the Tigers again, 7-3. The Tigers pull off the first triple play of the year when Ed Brinkman grounds to third baseman Don Wert. Tim Cullen, hitting .206, drives in four runs with a single, double and home run.
- 1936 — After an absence of several weeks, manager Mickey Cochrane rejoins the Tigers in New York, as they split a doubleheader with the Yankees. The Tigers take the opener, 5-1, then lose 7-4, as New York maintains its nine-game lead. Cochrane will suffer a relapse and coach Del Baker will take over on the 21st.
- 1909 — Ty Cobb has two inside-the-park homers to lead the Tigers to a sweep of the Washington Nationals. Detroit wins, 9-5 and 7-0.
- 1900 — Tigers manager George Stallings, afraid that his home crowd would injure umpire
Joe Cantillon after the previous day’s hostilities, refuses to let him work, and the game is forfeited to the Cleveland Lake Shores. But Lake Shores manager Jimmy McAleer agrees to play using reserve player Sport McAllister as the
ump, and Detroit wins, 6-1.