- After meager start, ’35 Tigers ran away with pennant with a hot summer stretch
- The Bird was business on the mound – the fun was a bonus
- Third baseman Rodriguez was a hero in Mexico and well-loved in Detroit
- ’84 Tigers were road warriers
- Bunning’s unorthodox delivery helped usher in a new strikeout era
This Day In History
- 1988 On June 19, 1988, in Game Six of the NBA Finals, Bill Laimbeer is called for a foul against Kareem Abdul-Jabbar with 14 seconds left and Detroit clinging to a 102-101 lead at The Forum. Replays show that Laimbeer did not touch Jabbar, but the legendary Laker center hits two free throws and Los Angeles wins the game to force a Game Seven, which they win over the Pistons.
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