On this date in Tigers history …

From Baseball Reference:

1915: The Detroit Tigers waive Wally Pipp to the New York Yankees. Pipp hit .161 in 12 games, but he’ll eventually anchor first base in New York for a decade until Lou Gehrig‘s appearance.

1993: The Detroit Tigers sign first baseman Cecil Fielder to a five-year, $36 million contract, temporarily making him the highest-paid player in the majors.

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