August 22, 2011

Video: The Second-best Defensive Play to End a Tigers Game

I’ve decided that yesterday’s play by Austin Jackson and Alex Avila was the most exciting defensive play to end a Tigers game since July 24, 1983 when Chet Lemon stole a homer from Rod Carew at the Big A.

The catch gave the Tigers 4-3, 12-inning win and kept them just a half-game out of first behind the Orioles.

Here’s a WDIV Tigers promo from 1986 that plays off that unbelievable catch.

3 Comment(s)

  1. Darren | Aug 22, 2011 | Reply

    Well done, Mike!

    I was just thinking about this yesterday.

  2. Luke McGlothlen | Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    Although it wasn’t the last out, Curtis Granderson’s robbing off Grady Sizemore at Cleveland in ’09 to save the game always comes to mind when I think of the most exciting Tiger plays.

  3. Mike McClary | Aug 23, 2011 | Reply

    That was an unbelievable play, Luke. I just tried to find decent video footage of it but the YouTube pickings are slim.

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