Tigers Today: July 10, 2010

BallBatGrass.jpgTigers’ Record:

47-37, 1st place; 1/2-game ahead of Chicago

Today’s Game

Tigers vs. Twins | 4:05 p.m. ET – Comerica Park | On the air: FOX/AM 1270 and 97.1 FM

Pitching Matchup

Jeremy Bonderman (4-6, 4.84 ERA) vs. Nick Blackburn (7-6, 6.12 ERA)

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 7 – Twins 3

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Updated: Random Trivia

Can you name the last Tigers player to wear #42 before MLB retired the number across the board in honor of Jackie Robinson?

The answer to come on Episode 78 of the podcast.

Update: In the comments, Jan answered Phil Nevin. I was quick to shoot that down in the podcast but she was correct, though, that Nevin did wear #42 for the Tigers. He and Buddy Groom* wore it in 1995, but Groom wore it first.

In 1996 it was a popular number in that three players wore it that season: pitchers Randy Veres and Tom Urbani, and utility guy Shannon Penn.

*Did you know Buddy Groom’s real first name is Wedsel?