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Tigers’ Record: 17-13, 2nd place; 2 GB Minnesota

Today’s Game

Tigers 6 – Indians 4

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

  • Dasher Troy (1856-1938) – a middle infielder for the National League Detroit Wolverines

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 1963 — The Tigers acquired outfielder Lou Johnson and cash considerations from the Braves for infielder Chico Fernandez.
  • 1946 — The Tigers turn a triple play against the Senators at Griffith Stadium. From Baseball-Reference.com:

    Second baseman Eddie Mayo snags a third-inning liner off the bat of Gil Torres to start a triple play. The ball is deflected by Hal Newhouser, but Mayo grabs it before it hits the ground.

    It is the second time in a year that Mayo has started a triple play off Torres: in the 2nd inning of the nitecap on July 20, 1945, Mayo grabbed a Torres line drive to start the triple play.