This Week in Tiger Stadium history, June 29-July 5

Bobby Higginson hit four straight homers for the Tigers in 1997.

June 29, 1907 at Bennett Park: Ty Cobb steals home for the first time in his career, victimizing the Cleveland battery of pitcher Heinie Berger and catcher Howard Wakefield.

June 30, 1948 at Briggs Stadium: Cleveland’s Bob Lemon no-hits the Tigers, 2-0, in the first no-hitter played under the lights in American League history.

June 30-July 1, 1997 at Tiger Stadium: During the course of two games against the New York Mets, Bobby Higginson hits home runs in four consecutive official at-bats, tying a big-league mark.

July 1, 1945 at Briggs Stadium: Hank Greenberg hits a home run against Philadelphia in his first game since returning from four years in the army during World War II.

July 1, 1970 at Tiger Stadium: A crowd of 53,863 turns out for Denny McLain’s first game since being suspended in February for his involvement in a bookmaking operation. McLain doesn’t make it out of the sixth inning against New York but gets no decision.

July 3, 1956: A syndicate headed by radio-television magnates Fred Knorr and John Fetzer buys the Tigers for $5.5 million. Their sealed bid is $200,000 better than the one submitted by former St. Louis Browns and Cleveland owner Bill Veeck.

July 4, 1896 at Bennett Park: The first doubleheader at The Corner, a twin bill with Grand Rapids, attracts a capacity crowd of 5,000.

July 4, 1912 at Navin Field: George Mullin celebrates his 32nd birthday by no-hitting St. Louis, 7-0. It’s the first no-hitter by a Tigers pitcher at The Corner.