On September 16, 1972 — Joe Coleman wins his 17th game and Dick McAuliffe clouts two home runs and drives in four to lead Detroit to a 6 – 2 win in Milwaukee. This is Detroit’s 5th win in a row and keeps them a percentage point behind Boston.

 


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Sources:
Baseball Reference September 16
National Pastime September 16
Retro Sheet
Hall of Fame
SABR Games Project
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