Tigers Today: March 31, 2011
Posted on March 31, 2011
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Justin Verlander vs. LHP CC Sabathia
Tigers History Lesson
On this Date in Tigers History
- 2009 — The Tigers released Gary Sheffield, who is one home run shy of 500 for his career. Sheffield, a 9-time All-Star, is 25th on the all-time home run list and 27th in RBI (1,633). He was owed more than $10 million in ’09.
- 1998 — The Tigers defeated the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the new franchise’s first game, 11-6. Justin Thompson went six innings for the win, and Luis Gonzalez went yard for the Tigers.
- 1994 — The Tigers acquired catcher Alan Zinter from the Mets for first baseman Rico Brogna.