Tigers Today: June 17, 2010
Posted on June 17, 2010
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Tigers History Lesson
- Matt Kinzer, 43
On this Date in Tigers History
- 2008 — Marcus Thames homers for the fifth game in a row for the Tigers in the club’s 5-1 victory over the Giants at AT&T Park. His last eight hits have all been home runs.
- 1998 — Tony Clark hits homers from both sides of the plate in the Tigers’ 6-2 win over the Twins at Tiger Stadium.
- 1993 — The Tigers hit five home runs, including a pair each by Travis Fryman and Dan Gladden, in a 9-5 win over the Indians. Carlos Baerga hit three for the Tribe. Baerga, Fryman and Gladden also tie an American League record for three players with two or more home runs in a nine-inning game.
- 1967 — A nine-hour and five-minute doubleheader between the Tigers and Kansas City Athletics sets a major-league record for the longest ever. The first game includes a rain delay, and the second goes 19 innings before a Dave Duncan home run gives the Athletics a 6-5 victory. The Tigers win the opener, 7-6.