67-68, 3rd Place; 11.5 GB
Tigers @ Royals | 7:05 p.m. ET – Kauffman Stadium | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM
Tigers 9 – Royals 5 (11 innings)
Tigers History Lesson
- Doyle Alexander, 60
On this Date in Tigers History
- 1986 — Tigers Hall of Famer Hank Greenberg died at age 75.
- 1979 — Norman “Turkey” Stearnes, a standout slugger for the Detroit Stars of the Negro League, died at the age of 78. He earned his spot in baseball history as he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.
- 1989 — In a season with few highlights, Fred Lynn hits his 300th career home run to help the Tigers to a 5-1 win over the Royals.
- 1945 — Long-time Yankee batting practice pitcher Paul Schreiber, who last pitched in the major leagues in 1923
and the minors in 1931, relieves for the Yankees against Tigers in a rout. Schreiber gives up no hits in 3-1/3 innings, but the Tigers’ Dizzy Trout wins 10-0.