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Tigers History Lesson
- Ray Boone (1923-2004)
On this Date in Tigers History
- 1997 — The Tigers retire Hal Newhouser’s uniform number16. Newhouser pitched 15 seasons for Detroit and is the only pitcher to win back-to-back MVP awards, in 1944 and 1945. Following the festivities, the Tigers lose to Milwaukee, 11-7, as the Brewers come up with five runs in the ninth inning.
- 1968 — In Baltimore, Denny McLain (20-3) shuts out the Orioles 9-0 for his 20th win of the season for the first-place Tigers. McLain is only the third pitcher in the 20th Century to win his 20th this early: the others were
Rube Marquard on July 19, 1912 and Lefty Grove on July 25, 1931.
- 1958 — The Tigers acquired minor-league catcher John Turk and cash considerations from the Phillies for catcher Jim Hegan.
- 1938 — Hank Greenberg, who had hit home runs his last two at bats the day before, homers his first two times up to tie the major-league record of four in a row. Greenberg has a record-setting 11 two-home run games during the season.
- 1928 — At Comiskey Park, Philadelphia A’s outfielder Ty Cobb starts for the last time in a regular
season game. The 41-year old “Georgia Peach” singles and doubles before he is hit in the chest with a pitch and
leaves the game hitting .332.