April 25, 1901: Tigers’ wild AL debut
Posted on April 25, 2016
1901 – At Bennett Park, the Detroit Tigers make an incredible comeback in their American League debut. Trailing 13 – 4 in the bottom of the 9th inning, the Tigers score 10 runs in their last at-bat to defeat the visiting Milwaukee Brewers, 14 – 13. Frank Dillon drives in the game-winning run with a double, his fourth of the game. Dillon’s four doubles is an opening day record that will be matched by Jim Greengrass in 1954.
No boxscore is available for this game, but here’s something for you: the 14-run game begins a four-game stretch in which the Tigers score 45 runs … and give up 38.