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1905 In Detroit's 8-5 loss to Washington, 18 year-old Tiger rookie outfielder Ty Cobb hits a three-run homer off Washington's Cy Falkenberg. The American League Park inside-the-park round-tripper off is the first of the 117 home runs for Georgia Peach, who will lead the league just once during his 24-year career, hitting 9 in 1909.
1984 Tiger closer Willie Hernandez establishes a franchise record when he converts his 32nd consecutive save opportunity, holding New York to one run over two innings in the team's 4-1 victory in Detroit. The mark will last for 27 years until it is broken in 2011 by Jose Valverde.
1984 The Tigers defeat the Yankees, 4-1, making Sparky Anderson the first manager ever to win 100 games in a season in each league. As skipper of the 'Big Red Machine,' his team won 108 games in 1975 and 102 in 1976.
2008 The Tigers fall into last place in the American League Central Division, being blanked for the 13th time this season when the team bows to Kansas City, 5-0, Detroit, after making significant moves in the offseason, had been favored to be one of the best teams in baseball.

4 Fact(s) Found