Tigers Today: September 17, 2010

ScherzerHead.jpgTigers’ Record:

72-74, 3rd place – 15.5 games

Today’s Game

Tigers @ White Sox | 8:10 p.m. ET – US Cellular Field | On the air: FSD/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Max Scherzer (10-10, 3.60 ERA) vs. Edwin Jackson (3-1, 2.94 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Off Day

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

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
    Tigers walk.

  • 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.

Published by

Mike McClary

Upbeat guy.

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