53-53, 3rd place; 7 GB Chicago
Tigers vs. White Sox | 7:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: ESPN, FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM
Game 1: White Sox 12 – Tigers 2
Game 2: Tigers 7 – White Sox 1
Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 2006 — Former Tigers pitcher Elden Auker passed away at age 96.
- 1998 — The Orioles’ Mike Mussina carries a no-hitter into the eighth before allowing a double to Frank Catalanotto. Meanwhile, Ernie Harwell is celebrating his golden anniversary, starting as an announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers on this date in 1948 (see below).
- 1996 — Former Tigers and Phillies right hander Jim Bunning is inducted into baseball’s Hall of Fame, along with Earl Weaver, Bill Foster and Ned Hanlon.
- 1967 — Tigers owner John Fetzer, president of the MLB’s television committee, announces a $50 million, three-year deal with NBC to televise the World Series, All-Star Game, and 28 weekly telecasts.
- 1948 — Ernie Harwell begins as an announcer for the Brooklyn Dodgers calling a 5-4 win over the Cubs. The Dodgers had to trade a player, Cliff Dapper, to the Atlanta Crackers to acquire Harwell.
- 1930 — At Detroit, Charlie Gehringer hits a homer to center field with the bases loaded in the 12th inning to give the Tigers a 7-3 win over Chicago. It is Gehringer’s fourth hit and second homer as he drives in six runs, and Gehringer’s second 12th-inning homer in a month: he hit one against Cleveland on July 4.