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1976 Mark 'the Bird' Fidrych amuses a “Monday Night Baseball” national television audience, talking to the baseball as he one-hits the Yankees, 5-1, in under two hours. The unsung Tigers rookie, who made the team on the final cut of spring training, will finish the season with a 19-9 record.

2010 In a scene reminiscent of Dave Dravecky breaking his arm in 1989 as a result of throwing a ball to a batter, Tiger reliever Joel Zumaya crumbles to his knees in extreme pain after releasing a pitch in a game against Minnesota at Target Field. The hard-throwing right-hander will miss the remainder of the season, but because there is no ligament damage to his elbow, the prognosis for next season is optimistic.

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