On May 26, 1962, future Hall of Famer Al Kaline fractures his collarbone while making a dramatic game-saving catch in right field. Kaline helps preserve a 2-1 victory over the New York Yankees snagging Elston Howards drive for the final out, but the Detroit Tigers’ star will miss two months with the injury.

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Detroit Tigers 2, New York Yankees 1

 

Game Played on Saturday, May 26, 1962 (D) at Yankee Stadium I

DET A 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 2 6 2
NY A 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 5 0
BOX+PBP
WP: Aguirre (2-2)
LP: Sheldon (2-2)
HR: Skowron (7)

Play by Play

TIGERS 1ST: Wood made an out to first; Bruton struck out; Kaline
flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 1ST: Richardson made an out to second; Tresh struck out;
Lopez reached on an error by Fernandez; Maris popped to catcher
in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 2ND: Cash lined to center; Colavito made an out to third;
McAuliffe doubled; Fernandez grounded out (shortstop to first);
0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 2ND: Howard singled to third [Howard to second (error by
McAuliffe)]; Cerv struck out; Skowron reached on a fielder's
choice [Howard out at home (third to catcher to third)]; Linz
made an out to second; 0 R, 1 H, 1 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 0, Yankees
0.

TIGERS 3RD: Brown singled to right; On a bunt Aguirre struck
out; Wood tripled [Brown scored]; Bruton hit a sacrifice fly to
left [Wood scored]; Kaline grounded out (shortstop to first); 2
R, 2 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 3RD: Sheldon singled; Richardson walked [Sheldon to
second]; Tresh grounded into a double play (third to first)
[Richardson to second, Sheldon out at third]; Lopez grounded out
(shortstop to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 4TH: Cash grounded out (first unassisted); Colavito
singled to center; McAuliffe doubled to right [Colavito to
third]; Fernandez was walked intentionally; Brown struck out;
Aguirre struck out; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 3 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 4TH: Maris grounded out (second to first); Howard popped
to first in foul territory; Cerv flied out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 0.

TIGERS 5TH: Wood made an out to second; Bruton flied out to
right; Kaline made an out to second; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Tigers 2, Yankees 0.

YANKEES 5TH: Skowron homered; Linz grounded out (shortstop to
first); Sheldon struck out; Richardson flied out to center; 1 R,
1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 1.

TIGERS 6TH: Cash flied out to right; Colavito made an out to
second; McAuliffe popped to third in foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 6TH: Tresh grounded out (shortstop to first); Lopez
popped to catcher in foul territory; Maris popped to third in
foul territory; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 1.

TIGERS 7TH: Fernandez grounded out (third to first); Brown
grounded out (shortstop to first); Aguirre struck out; 0 R, 0 H,
0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 7TH: Howard grounded out (shortstop to first); Cerv
flied out to center; Skowron struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB. 
Tigers 2, Yankees 1.

TIGERS 8TH: Wood flied out to center; Bruton singled to center;
Kaline grounded into a double play (first to shortstop) [Bruton
out at second]; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 8TH: Linz singled to center; On a bunt Sheldon grounded
into a double play (first to shortstop to second) [Linz out at
second]; Richardson grounded out (third to first); 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 1.

TIGERS 9TH: Cash made an out to third; Colavito grounded out
(third to first); McAuliffe flied out to left; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0
LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 1.

YANKEES 9TH: Tresh grounded out (pitcher to first); Lopez
singled to left; Maris flied out to right; Howard lined to
right; Al Kaline suffered broken collarbone; 0 R, 1 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Tigers 2, Yankees 1.

Final Totals      R   H   E  LOB
 Tigers           2   6   2    4
 Yankees          1   5   0    4