On September 25, 1955, Al Kaline of the Detroit Tigers becomes the youngest batting champion in history. The 20-year-old Kaline clinches the title with a .340 mark, the highest average of his 22-year career.
At Yankee Stadium, the Yanks celebrate Old-Timers’ Day but lose to the Angels, 7 – 6, despite a grand slam from Mickey Mantle. The slam, off Marcelino Lopez, is Mickey’s 9th. He ties Babe Ruth – not in home runs, but in games played as a Yankee.
July 23, 1966
The Indians unveil a bronze statue honoring Lou Boudreau, who managed the team to their last World Series title in 1948 while also being the Tribe’s starting shortstop. The seven-time All-Star is placed outside the main entrance of Progressive Field near two fellow Hall of Famers and former teammates, Bob Feller and Larry Doby.
August 5, 2017
In the Tigers’ 15 – 7 win over the Twins‚ the two teams combine for 8 homers. Tom Brookens has a grand slam for the winners while Mark Salas‚ who enters the game in the 7th, has 5 RBIs on two homers for the Twins.
May 29, 1987
Madison Bumgarner hurls a four-hit, complete-game, blanking the Royals, 5-0, in Game 6 of the World Series. The southpaw’s victory, giving the Giants a 3-2 edge, is the first shutout thrown by starter in the Fall Class since Josh Beckett accomplish the feat for the Marlins at Yankee Stadium in 2003, and the first for the franchise since 1962 when Jack Sanford whitewashed New York in 1962.
October 26, 2014