On October 22, 2006, Detroit starter Kenny Rogers is embroiled in controversy when he pitches the first inning of Game Two of the World Series with a black smudge on his pitching hand. Television cameras zoom in on the spot, which Rogers claims is dirt, but which many felt was pine tar. The left-hander wipes off the substance and proceeds to pitch eight shutout innings as the Tigers defeat the Cardinals, 3-1. The outing runs Rogers’ post-season streak of shutout innings to 23, the fourth-longest stretch in history.

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