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Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 1990 — At Detroit, the Red Sox bang out 12 doubles, setting an American League record, in a
13-3 win over the Tigers. Wade Boggs has three, while Tim Naehring, Jody Reed and Ellis Burks each have a pair. Greg Harris wins easily. The previous A.L. record was 11, set on July 14, 1934 by Detroit against New York. The 12 doubles will be tied in 1996 by Cleveland.
- 1986 — Sparky Anderson, the first manager to win the World Series in each league, also becomes the first manager to win 600 games in both the National and American Leagues when the Tigers beat the Brewers, 9-5.
- 1974 — Detroit hits four home runs in the first inning in an 8-2 win over the Indians. Al Kaline, Bill Freehan and Mickey Stanley hit consecutive home runs off Fritz Peterson, and Ed Brinkman adds another later in the inning, off Steve Kline.
- 1919 — At Navin Field, Hub “Dutch” Leonard decides to pitch around Braggo Roth with two outs in
the ninth inning to face Babe Ruth. Although Ruth, who has already reached the Detroit lefthander with two doubles, responds by tying an American League record with his ninth home run of the month and 16th of the season, the Tigers win, 10-8.