72-72, 3rd Place; 13.5 GB
Tigers 6 – Orioles 2
Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 2002 — The U.S. Senate passes a resolution honoring Tigers broadcaster Ernie Harwell who is retiring at the end of the season. The 84-year-old has been a major league baseball announcer for 55 years.
- 1995 — Tigers Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell set a new American League record for joint appearances (1,915
- 1969 — The Tigers are eliminated when they lose to the Senators, 11-6. Washington scores five in the fifth, three coming home on a Ken McMullen homer, one of his four hits in the game. Detroit rallies in the sixth on Willie Horton’s third grand slam of the year, but McMullen knocks home another two runs to give Darold Knowles (7-3) the win over Tom Timmermann.
- 1934 — With his fiancee, Edna Mae Skinner of Oklahoma, watching, Schoolboy Rowe leads the Tigers to a 2-0 win over Washington. He asks in a radio interview: “How’m I doing, Edna?”