Tigers’ Final Record:
81-81, 3rd Place; 13 GB
Tigers 4 – Orioles 2
Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 2005 — The Tigers hired Jim Leyland as the club’s 36th manager.
- 1987 — The Tigers take advantage of one of the great collapses in history to win the AL East title, beating the Blue Jays, 1-0, behind the six-hit pitching of Frank Tanana. Toronto lost its last seven games of the season, including three straight in the season-ending series at Tiger Stadium.
- 1965 — The Tigers acquired RHP Bill Monbouquette from the Red Sox for infielder George Smith and outfielder George Thomas.
- 1934 — Schoolboy Rowe evens the World Series with a 12-inning, 3-2 victory, shutting out the Cardinals over the final nine innings. The Tigers tie the game in the ninth inning and win on Goose Goslin’s single.
- 1925 — Harry Heilmann gets six hits in the Tigers’ doubleheader sweep over the Browns, 10-4 and 11-6, to edge out teammate Ty Cobb for the batting crown, .393 to .389. Cobb bats over .300 for the 20th time. In the second game, fans see the unusual spectacle of two managers, both famous hitters, pitch against each other in the season finale. George Sisler of the Browns and Ty Cobb of the Tigers both pitch in relief for the two clubs. Cobb is perfect in his one inning, while Sisler holds Detroit scoreless in two.