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1944 In Cleveland, Hack Miller homers in his first major league at-bat. The Tiger catcher, with only ten plate appearances, will hit .444 during a brief two-year stint with Detroit.
1969 A ten-inning complete-game pitching duel, that includes Detroit's Denny McLain retiring 21 straight batters and Baltimore's Mike Cuellar getting 20 consecutive hitters, is won by Cuellar and the Orioles, 3-2, when Mark Belanger's single plates Ellie Hendricks, who had doubled to start the final frame, snapping the Tigers' right-hander's streak. At season's end both starters will share the Cy Young Award when the writers' choice for the prestigious honor results in a tie in the ballot box.

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