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Detroit Tigers - Notable Historical Events

Ty CobbNov 3, 1926

Ted WilliamsAug 24, 1940

Hank GreenbergJan 18, 1947

Nolan RyanJul 15, 1973

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Detroit Tigers - Historical Events
Date Event
1901-04-25

In last of 9th, Detroit Tigers, trailing by 13-4, score 10 runs to win one of greatest comebacks in baseball (1st game in Detroit)

1901-05-01

Detroit Tigers commit 12 errors against Chicago White Sox

1902-09-20

Chicago White Sox Jim Callahan no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0

1903-05-06

Chicago White Sox commit 12 errors against Detroit Tigers

1905-09-06

Chicago White Sox Frank Smith no-hits Detroit Tigers, 15-0

1912-08-30

St Louis Brown Earl Hamilton no-hits Detroit Tigers, 5-1

1918-03-02

NY Yankees purchase 1st baseman George Burns from Detroit Tigers & immediately trades him to Phila A's

1922-04-30

Chicago White Sox Charles Robertson perfect games Detroit Tigers, 2-0

1926-11-03

Ty Cobb resigns as Detroit Tigers manager

1929-05-24

Detroit Tigers beats Chicago White Sox, 6-5, in 21 innings

1934-10-09

St Louis Cards beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3 in 31st World Series

1935-10-07

Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 2 in 32nd World Series

1937-08-14

Detroit Tigers score 36 runs in double header vs St Louis Browns

1940-01-14

Commissioner Kenesaw Landis gives free agency to 91 Detroit Tigers

1940-08-05

St Louis Brown John Whitehead no-hits Detroit Tigers, 4-0 in 6 innings

1940-08-24

Red Sox left fielder Ted Williams pitches the last 2 innings in a 12-1 loss to Detroit Tigers, Williams allows 3 hits & 1 run

1940-10-08

Cin Reds beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 3, in 37th World Series

1945-07-21

Detroit Tigers & Phila A's play 24 inning 1-1 tie

1945-10-10

Detroit Tigers beat Chicago Cubs, 4 games to 3 in 42nd World Series

1947-01-18

Detroit Tigers sell Hank Greenberg to Pirates (for $25-35,000)

1948-06-15

1st night game at Briggs Stadium: Detroit Tigers beat Phila A's

1948-06-30

Cleve Indian Bob Lemon no-hits Detroit Tigers, 2-0

1955-04-12

1st game in KC, KC A's beat Detroit Tigers, 6-2

1956-07-16

Detroit Tigers & Briggs Stadium sold for then record $5.5 million

1960-10-11

Radio/TV executive John Fetzer buys a controlling interest of Detroit Tigers

1968-09-14

Detroit Tigers' Denny McLain's 30th victory of season

1968-10-10

Detroit Tigers beat St Louis Cards, 4 games to 3 in 65th World Series

1973-04-27

KC Royal Steve Busby no-hits Detroit Tigers, 3-0

1973-07-15

California Angel Nolan Ryan 2nd no-hitter beats Detroit Tigers, 6-0

1983-10-10

Tom Monaghan becomes CEO of Detroit Tigers

1984-04-27

Cleve Indians beat Detroit Tigers, 8-4, in 19 innings

1984-05-23

Detroit Tigers win AL record tying 16th straight road game

1984-10-04

Detroit Tigers clinch AL East

1984-10-14

Detroit Tigers beat SD Padres, 4 games to 1 in 81st World Series

1987-05-05

Detroit Tigers are 11 games back in AL, but go on to win AL East

1987-10-12

Minnesota Twins beat Detroit Tigers for AL pennant

1997-06-09

Detroit Tigers baseball team bat out of order against Oakland A's in 1st inning

1997-07-27

Detroit Tigers retire pitching great Hal Newhouser's #16

1998-03-31

Tampa Bay Devil Rays 1st game they host Detroit Tigers

2012-10-28

San Francisco Giants defeat the Detroit Tigers in game four to take the 2012 MLB World Series

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Detroit Tigers - Notable Birthdays

Sparky AndersonFeb 22, 1934

Detroit Tigers - Birthdays
Date Event
1880-07-04

George Mullin, pitcher (Detroit Tigers-no-hitter on 7/4/1912)

1903-05-11

Charlie Gehringer, Detroit Tigers' 2nd baseman (1924-42)

1907-10-22

Jimmy Foxx, baseball HR hitter (534, Detroit Tigers)

1912-01-11

Thomas "Schoolboy" Rowe, Waco Texas, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1930-9-14

Neal Shine, A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers

1932-03-25

Roger Wilkins, A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers

1934-02-22

Sparky Anderson [George Lee Anderson], Bridgewater South Dakota, American MLB manager (Cincinnati Reds, Detroit Tigers)

1934-10-02

Earl Wilson, A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers

1934-11-10

Norm Cash, Eldorado Texas, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers)

1934-12-09

Al Kaline, Baltimore Md, baseball outfielder (Detroit Tigers)

1934-12-19

Al Kaline, Baltimore MD, Hall of Fame outfielder (Detroit Tigers)

1939-11-24

Jim Northrup, A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers

1940-9-12

Mickey Lolich, A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers

1941-11-29

Bill Freehan, A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers

1942-10-18

Willie Horton, baseball slugger (Detroit Tigers)

1942-10-18

Willie Horton, A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers

1943-04-08

John Hiller, A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers

1944-03-24

Denny McLain, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, 31 wins in 1968)

1953-07-03

Frank Tanana, California Angels vs. Detroit Tigers

1955-05-16

Jack Morris, St Paul Minn, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1957-05-12

Lou Whitaker, Brooklyn, New York, American MLB 2nd baseman (Detroit Tigers, 1978 AL Rookie of the Year)

1958-02-21

Alan Trammell, Garden Grove CA, infielder (Detroit Tigers)

1958-11-22

Lee Guetterman, Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners

1959-02-20

Bill Gullickson, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1959-02-20

Bill Gullickson, Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins

1959-11-05

Lloyd Moseby, California Angels vs. Detroit Tigers

1961-01-05

Henry Cotto, Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners

1961-09-16

Mark Parent, Ashland OR, catcher (Detroit Tigers)

1961-10-19

Tim Belcher, Sparta Ohio, baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers, KC Royals)

1963-09-21

Cecil Fielder, Los Angeles California, infielder (Detroit Tigers, NY Yankees)

1964-05-01

Jose Lind, Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals

1964-11-01

Eddie Williams, Sheveport LA, infielder (Detroit Tigers)

1965-03-03

A J Sager, Columbus Ohio, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1965-06-17

Manuel Lee, Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers

1966-10-04

Mike Walker, Brooksville FL, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1966-10-11

Gregg Olson, Omaha NE, pitcher (Balt Orioles, Detroit Tigers)

1967-02-20

Kurt Knudsen, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1967-02-25

Rich Rowland, US baseball catcher (Detroit Tigers)

1967-07-06

Omar Olivares, Mayaguez Puerto Rico, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1967-08-08

Matt Whiteside, Detroit Tigers vs. Texas Rangers

1967-10-29

Greg Gohr, Santa Clara California, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1968-01-21

Tom Urbani, Santa Cruz CA, pitcher (St Louis Cards, Detroit Tigers)

1968-11-06

Chad Curtis, Marion IN, outfielder (NY Yankees, Detroit Tigers)

1968-12-17

Curtis Pride, Washington DC, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)

1968-12-17

Curtis Pride, Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers

1969-02-15

Brian Williams, Lancaster SC, pitcher (Detroit Tigers, Astros)

1969-04-14

Brad Ausmus, New Haven CT, catcher (Detroit Tigers)

1969-04-25

Travis Fryman, Lexington KY, infielder (Detroit Tigers)

1969-06-26

Michael Myers, Cook County IL, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1969-08-21

Andujar Cedeno, La Romana Dom Rep, infielder (Detroit Tigers)

1969-11-30

Mark Lewis, Hamilton OH, infielder (Detroit Tigers)

1970-08-18

Robert Higginson, Philadelphia PA, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)

1970-08-18

Bobby Higginson, Detroit Tigers vs. Seattle Mariners

1971-04-04

Felipe Lira, Miranda Venezeula, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1971-05-05

Mike Redmond, Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins

1971-06-28

Greg Keagle, Corning NY, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1971-12-28

Melvin Nieves, San Juan Puerto Rico, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)

1972-06-15

Tony Clark, Newton KS, infielder (Detroit Tigers)

1972-07-13

Clint Sodowsky, Ponca City OK, pitcher (Detroit Tigers)

1972-07-21

Kimera Bartee, Omaha NE, outfielder (Detroit Tigers)

1973-06-02

Neifi Perez, Detroit Tigers vs. Minnesota Twins

1973-11-06

Justin Speier, Anaheim Angels vs. Detroit Tigers

1976-04-11

Kelvim Escobar, Los Angeles Angels vs. Detroit Tigers

1976-05-04

Jason Michaels, Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers

1977-07-26

Joaquin Benoit, Detroit Tigers vs. Cincinnati Reds

1977-08-17

Mike Maroth, Cleveland Indians vs. Detroit Tigers

1978-02-24

Dewayne Wise, Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

1978-06-20

Bobby Seay, Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox

1979-08-31

Ramon Santiago, Detroit Tigers vs. Cincinnati Reds

1980-08-17

Brett Myers, Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

1982-03-11

Brian Anderson, Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox

1982-03-12

Zach Miner, Chicago White Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

1983-03-16

Stephen Drew, Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

1986-05-09

Daniel Schlereth, Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox

1986-06-06

Junichi Tazawa, Detroit Tigers vs. Boston Red Sox

1992-10-01

Chuck Laing, Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

1992-10-01

Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers

Detroit Tigers - Notable Deaths

Hank GreenbergSep 4, 1986

Detroit Tigers - Deaths
Date Event
1968-04-19

Tommy Bridges, US baseball pitcher (Detroit Tigers), dies at 61

1986-09-04

Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (Detroit Tigers) dies aged 75

1986-10-11

Norm Cash, 1st baseman (Detroit Tigers), dies at 51

1993-10-21

Irving Torgoff, US baseball player (Detroit Tigers), dies at 75

2005-04-23

Earl Wilson, A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers

2007-04-03

Neal Shine, A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers

2011-06-08

Jim Northrup, A City on Fire: The Story of the '68 Detroit Tigers

2017-08-24

Former Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers GM Joe Klein dies at age 75


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