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This Day in Tigers History
September 13th

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1909 Tigers' outfielder Ty Cobb hits his ninth round-tripper, all inside-the park, to win the home run crown. The Georgia Peach will hit 117 round-trippers during his 24-year career, but this is the only season he will lead the league.
1971 In the nightcap of twin bill, Frank Robinson joins the 500 home run club with a ninth-inning three-run homer off Fred Scherman in the Orioles' 10-5 loss to the Tigers at Memorial Stadium. The Baltimore right fielder connected off Mike Kilkenny for #499 in Game 1 of the doubleheader, a 9-1 Birds' victory.

1978 At Tiger Stadium, the visiting Yankees defeat Detroit, 7-3, to take sole possession of first place for the first time this season. On July 19, the Bronx Bombers trailed the Red Sox by 14 games in the American East Division.
1989 Jack Morris, earning his 162nd win since the start of the 1980 season, beats the Tribe at Cleveland Stadium, 3-1. During the eighties, the Tiger right-hander compiles the most victories (162-119) during the decade, but will never finish higher than third place in the Cy Young Award balloting during the ten-year span.
1995 Tiger second baseman Lou Whitaker and shortstop Alan Trammell, appearing in the same game for the 1,915th time, set an American League record for joint appearances. The Detroit middle infielders surpass the mark established in 1990 by Royals' teammates George Brett and Frank White.
2002 The U.S. Senate passes S. Res. 327, a resolution honoring Tiger broadcaster Ernie Harwell, who is retiring at end of the season. The 84 year-old has been a major league baseball announcer for 55 years.

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