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July 4th

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1912 Tiger pitcher George Mullin celebrates the nation's birthday and his own by throwing a no-hitter against the St. Louis Browns. In addition to his excellent pitching, the 32 year-old also collected three hits and drove in two runs during the 7-0 victory.
1977 In the bottom of the sixth at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium, 22 year-old Tiger phenom Mark Fidrych, last year's Rookie of the Year, gets two quick ground ball outs before giving up six runs on six consecutive hits and an intentional walk after throwing a pitch with an unusual motion. The 'Bird,' the winner 6 of 8 decisions this season, will get only four more victories before retiring in 1980 after compiling a 25-11 record before this start.
2001 The fifty people stranded on the Ferris wheel ride at Comerica Park for two hours during the Kansas City-Detroit game are rescued by firefighters and emergency crews using a cherry picker and a fire truck ladder. The inconvenienced fans will receive tickets to another contest, free dinner, and team autographs from the Tigers.

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