This Week in Tiger Stadium History, May 25-31

Charlie Gehringer is the greatest second baseman in Tigers history.

May 27, 1939 at Briggs Stadium: Tigers second baseman Charlie Gehringer hits for the cycle against the St. Louis Browns.

May 28, 1995 at Tiger Stadium: The Tigers and White Sox combine for a record 12 home runs in Chicago’s 14-12 victory. The teams also establish an American League record with 21 extra-base hits.

May 28, 1999 at Tiger Stadium: Karim Garcia hits a pitch from the White Sox’s Jaime Navarro over the rightfield roof.

May 31, 1897 at Bennett Park: On Memorial Day against Minneapolis, the Western League Tigers play their first morning-afternoon doubleheader in history. Sixteen hundred rooters attend the first game; another 5,000 watch the second. The split twin bill becomes a holiday tradition that continues into the early 1900s.

May 31, 1927 at Navin Field: Tigers first baseman Johnny Neun preserves a 1-0 victory over Cleveland with an unassisted triple play in the ninth inning.

One reply on “This Week in Tiger Stadium History, May 25-31

  • KalineCountry Ron

    May 26 1962: The great Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers fractures his collarbone while making a dramatic game-saving catch in right field. Kaline has helped preserve a 2 – 1 victory over the New York Yankees but he will miss two months with the injury. At the time of the injury Kaline is having his usual all around spectacular season; leading the American League with a .336 ave. 13 homeruns, and 38 rbi. He will miss nearly 60 games before returning to the Tigers and play in exactly 100 games for the season finishing with 29 homeruns and 94 rbi while batting .304

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