Tigers Today: September 17, 2010
Posted on September 17, 2010
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Tigers History Lesson
- Wayne Krenchicki, 56
On this Date in Tigers History
- 1968 — The Tigers clinch the American League pennant with a 2-1 win over the Yankees. Detroit is ahead 1-0 when Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey phones Tiger general manager Jim Campbell with the news that the Sox have beaten the Orioles, clinching the pennant for the Tigers. Campbell keeps the score off the radio and the scoreboard, fearing the news will send fans rampaging onto the field. Don Wert singles home the winner in the ninth and the fans tear down the left field screen.
- 1920 — The Tigers’ Bobby Veach and the Giants’ George Burns hit for the cycle, the first time it has happened
twice on the same day; Veach is the first Tiger to hit for the cycle. It will be 88 years until the feat is duplicated by
Adrián Beltre and Stephen Drew. The Giants beat Pittsburgh in 10 innings, 4-3, as Burns adds a second double to his
cycle. Detroit, behind Veach’s 6 for 6, outlasts Boston in 12 innings, despite 20 Red Sox batters receiving walks. Eight
- 1910 — Tigers pitcher Ed Summers, a notoriously poor hitter, bounces two home runs into the stands in a 10-3 victory over the A’s. The two homers, both off Harry Krause, will comprise his career total.