I sure didn’t like living in Texas for the three years I was there, but I’m a big Rangers fan for the next week or so.
Hey, speaking of the postseason, here are a couple of Tigers October memories, courtesy of the fabulous Baseball-Reference.com:
- On this date in 1984, Padres pitchers tie a World Series record by issuing 11 walks in a 5-2 loss to the Tigers in Game Three. Marty Castillo hit a two-run homer in the second — and Mike McClary was there. The Tigers took a 2-1 Series lead.
- And, in 1987, the Twins beat the Tigers 9-5 in Game Five of the ALCS to wrap up its first American League title since 1965. Twins third baseman Gary Gaetti is named MVP. And I’m still bitter.
Finally, Happy 83rd Birthday to Doc Daugherty. He played in only one game for the Tigers — his only in the majors: April 22, 1951. He batted one time, pinch-hitting for Virgil Trucks in the top of the ninth in a 3-2 loss to the White Sox in Chicago. He struck out against the Sox’s Billy Pierce.