April 25, 1901: Tigers’ wild AL debut

1901 – At Bennett Park, the Detroit Tigers make an incredible comeback in their American League debut. Trailing 13 – 4 in the bottom of the 9th inning, the Tigers score 10 runs in their last at-bat to defeat the visiting Milwaukee Brewers, 14 – 13. Frank Dillon drives in the game-winning run with a […]

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April 22, 1960: Colavito arrives with a bang

From Baseball-Reference.com: 1960 – A record opening day crowd of 53,563 at Briggs Stadium sees the Detroit Tigers chalk up their third straight win, 6 – 5, against the Chicago White Sox. Recently-acquired Rocky Colavito blasts a home run in his first at-bat with Detroit, and Eddie Yost adds a home run in the 5th […]

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On this date in Tigers history …

Two Opening Day losses at the hands of the dreaded White Sox: 1959 – On Opening Day at Briggs Stadium, White Sox second baseman Nellie Fox goes 5 for 7 and hits an unlikely 14th-inning two-run home run off Don Mossi to beat the Tigers, 9 – 7. Fox did not homer in 623 at-bats […]

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