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1967 The Tigers obtainEddie Mathews from the Astros to replace a slumping Norm Cash, who had been benched by skipper Mayo Smith. Detroit’s new first baseman will hit .231 in 36 games for pennant contenders.
1980 At Tiger Stadium, Al Kaline becomes the first player in franchise history to have his uniform number retired. The Hall of Famer, who wore the number 6, roamed the outfield for Detroit from 1953 to 1974.
2012 In his 1,000th major league game, Prince Fielder, with his two homers off Josh Beckett in the Tigers' 10-0 rout of Boston at Comerica Park, ends the day with 232 career round-trippers. The Detroit first baseman's dad, Cecil, also had the same total of big league home runs after playing in the same amount of games.

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