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1909 The Tigers and Senators play the longest scoreless game in American League history. Detroit's Ed Summers, who gives up just seven hits, goes the distance but doesn't get a decision when the 0-0 contest at Bennett Park ends after the 18th inning.
1956 Radio executives John Fetzer and Fred Knorr buy the Tigers and Briggs Stadium for a record $5.5 million from a reluctant Walter Briggs, Jr., who was ordered by family estate administrators to sell the ownership that he inherited from his father. The deal includes an agreement to retain Briggs, who will become the team's general manager, as executive vice president, but the former owner will resign from both posts at the start of next season.
1990 Steve Lyons slides headfirst into first base to beat out a bunt. The play becomes memorable when the White Sox first baseman drops his pants to brush away the dirt inside his uniform in front of 14,770 surprised fans at Tiger Stadium.


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