Tuesday, December 04, 2007
1901 Detroit Tigers
1901: On April 24th the Tigers prepared to take to the field for their first official American League game, as a standing room only crowd was anticipated at Bennett Park, but unpredictable weather postponed the opening by a day. The next day in front of 10,000 fans, the Tigers entered the 9th inning trailing Milwaukee, 13-4. A series of hits and miscues followed, moving the score to 13-12 with 2 runners on, and 2 out, as Frank "Pop" Dillon faced reliever Bert Husting. The left-handed hitter rapped a 2-run double to complete a 14-13-comeback win. The Tigers would go on to finish their inaugural season in 3rd place with a solid 74-62 record.
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