Tigers Today: September 23, 2010

Aurelio Rodriguez.jpgTigers’ Record:

77-75, 3rd Place; 15 GB

Today’s Game

Off Day

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 4 – Royals 2

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 2000Aurelio Rodriguez was killed in southwest Detroit at age 52. From Baseball-Prospectus.com’s Bullpen:

    While he was walking on Detroit’s southwest side at 2:00 in the afternoon with an unidentified woman, a car swerved and jumped the sidewalk and ran over Rodriguez before hitting a tree. The driver of the car had suffered a stroke.

  • 1987Bill Madlock collects his 2,000th career hit as the Tigers beat Boston, 4-0, on Doyle Alexander’s two-hitter.

  • 1984Sparky Anderson becomes the first manager ever to win 100 games in a season with two different clubs as the Tigers beat the Yankees, 4-1. He led the Reds to 100-win seasons in 1970, 1975 and 1976.

  • 1933 — Despite the fifth-place Tigers’ 5-3 win over the Browns, manager Bucky Harris submits his resignation. Babe Ruth’s name will be prominent in the newspapers as a possible replacement.

  • 1915 — In Philadelphia, Ty Cobb steals his 90th base of the year, and only 300 fans are on hand to see it.

  • 1905 — Rookie Ty Cobb, 18, hits his first home run, off Cy Falkenberg, an inside-the-park blow, in an 8-5 loss at Washington.

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