October 4, 2010

Tigers Today: October 4, 2010

Spring Training XSmall.jpgTigers’ Final Record:

81-81, 3rd Place; 13 GB

Yesterday’s Results

Tigers 4 – Orioles 2

Tigers History Lesson

Today’s Birthdays

On this Date in Tigers History

  • 2005 — The Tigers hired Jim Leyland as the club’s 36th manager.

  • 1987 — The Tigers take advantage of one of the great collapses in history to win the AL East title, beating the Blue Jays, 1-0, behind the six-hit pitching of Frank Tanana. Toronto lost its last seven games of the season, including three straight in the season-ending series at Tiger Stadium.

  • 1965 — The Tigers acquired RHP Bill Monbouquette from the Red Sox for infielder George Smith and outfielder George Thomas.

  • 1934Schoolboy Rowe evens the World Series with a 12-inning, 3-2 victory, shutting out the Cardinals over the final nine innings. The Tigers tie the game in the ninth inning and win on Goose Goslin’s single.

  • 1925Harry Heilmann gets six hits in the Tigers’ doubleheader sweep over the Browns, 10-4 and 11-6, to edge out teammate Ty Cobb for the batting crown, .393 to .389. Cobb bats over .300 for the 20th time. In the second game, fans see the unusual spectacle of two managers, both famous hitters, pitch against each other in the season finale. George Sisler of the Browns and Ty Cobb of the Tigers both pitch in relief for the two clubs. Cobb is perfect in his one inning, while Sisler holds Detroit scoreless in two.

1 Comment(s)

  1. Daniel W Sawyer | Oct 12, 2010 | Reply

    I think the Tigers are fine with Inge at third base and Peralta at short. They should pursue Carl Crawford as a solid outfielder, base-stealer and RBI man. Let’s keep an open mind about Phil Coke as a lefty starter. If he works out in that role, Daniel Schlereth could assume Coke’s former role as a lefty reliever. The Tigers also need an upgrade at catcher, although Alex Avila should work as a platoon player. If the price is right, they should bring back Magglio Ordonez as full-time DH. I’d take him over Carlos Guillen. Here’s hoping Dave Dombrowski is aggressive in the off-season!

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