Tigers’ Record: 17-13, 2nd place; 2 GB Minnesota
Tigers 6 – Indians 4
Tigers History Lesson
- 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.