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1949 Yankee outfielder Joe DiMaggio becomes the first American Leaguer to make $100,000 in one season. Hank Greenberg was the first player to make six figures when he accepted the Pirates offer in 1947 after being waived by the Tigers.

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2005 The Tigers sign 31 year-old right fielder Magglio Ordonez (.292, 9, 37) for five years for a reported $75 million. The contract for the free agent slugger, recovering from knee surgery, includes options which could extend the All-Star's stay in Detroit for an additional two years, making the deal nearly $100 million.
2006 Alex Gonzalez, who signed with the Red Sox as a free agent yesterday, singles in the tying run and then scores the winning run as Henry Blanco's pop fly bounces off the head off Erick Aybar, giving Venezuela its first Caribbean Series championship since 1989. The ball, which the Dominican Republic Licey's Tigers' shortstop lost in the lights, is ruled a double and caps a two-run bottom of the ninth rally, resulting in 5-4 comeback victory for the Caracas Lions.

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