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  1. It's too bad he never met Roger Cedeno.
  2. Guilty. Not much of interest on August 16, unless one just picks a random season and reports. I thought about that...but I didn't think anyone would be much concerned with the 1988 Tigers beating the Red Sox 18-6 on the strength of 5 RBI each from Darrell Evans and Chet Lemon...
  3. Today's Tiger birthdays (8/16): Roger Cedeno (43), Damian Jackson (44), Billy Rhiel (117, played for Tigers 1932-33, died 1946), Bob "Fats" Fothergill (120, played for Tigers 1922-30, died 1938), Baby Doll Jacobson (127, played for Tigers 1915, died 1977).
  4. August 16, 1903 - The Tigers defeat the New York Highlanders 12-8 in front of 6,000 fans in Toledo. The team has moved the game to avoid the blue laws preventing baseball from being played in Detroit on a Sunday. Tigers outfielder Sam Crawford goes 5-for-6 at the plate to help bail out pitcher George Mullin, who gives up all 8 runs. August 16, 1968 - Pitcher Denny McLain wins his 25th game of the season as the Tigers blank the Boston Red Sox 4-0 in Fenway Park. Tigers catcher Bill Freehan ties a major league record in the game by being hit by pitches in three consecutive at bats on his way to racking up 24 HBPs on the season, also tying a major league record. Red Sox pitcher Jim Lonborg is the only player to tally more than one hit off of McLain. August 16, 2016 - Racked by injuries to numerous players, the Tigers attempt to upgrade their bench by acquiring utility infielder Erick Aybar from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for minor league catcher Kade Scivicque and struggling veteran Mike Aviles, who is immediately waived by Atlanta. Aybar will bat .250 with 1 home run and 8 RBI in 29 games with the Tigers while recording a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in appearances at second base, shortstop, and third base. He will leave the Tigers as a free agent following the season.
  5. Today's Tiger birthdays (8/15): Roberto Novoa (38), Chris Brown (56, died 2006), Duffy Dyer (72, played for Tigers 1980-81), Arlo Brunsberg (77, 2 games in 1966), Barney Schultz (91, played for Tigers 1959, died 2015), Joe Casey (130, played for Tigers 1909-11, died 1966), Jack Warner (145, played for Tigers 1905-06, died 1943).
  6. August 15, 1975 - The Tigers lose a franchise record 19th straight game as future Tiger Frank Tanana fires a complete game shutout, striking out 8 as the California Angels coast to an 8-0 win. Veteran pitcher Mickey Lolich also throws a complete game but allows 8 earned runs on 14 hits, while the Tigers manage just 4 hits, 2 of them from designated hitter Willie Horton. August 15, 1992 - The Tigers' patience at the plate helps Texas pitcher Bobby Witt become the first pitcher to walk 10 batters in less than five innings as Detroit beats the Rangers 10-3. Witt's final walk of the day is a bases-loaded pass to second baseman Lou Whitaker with 2 outs in the 4th inning, after which he is relieved by former Tiger Ed Nunez. Tigers DH Rico Brogna leads the way with 3 walks, with third baseman Scott Livingstone being the only starter not to walk at least once. Future Tiger Kenny Rogers, in his fourth season as a reliever, pitches the 9th for Texas. August 15, 1999 - The Tigers strike out 4 times in the first inning thanks to a wild pitch on the third strike to Dean Palmer as Angels pitcher Chuck Finley becomes the first (and to date, only) pitcher to strike out 4 in an inning twice in his career. After center fielder Kimera Bartee leads the game off with a single, Tigers batters Deivi Cruz, Juan Encarnacion, Dean Palmer, and Tony Clark all record strikeouts. Finley has 12 strikeouts in total and collects the win as Tigers pitchers Justin Thompson and Willie Blair are roughed up in a 10-2 Angels victory. August 15, 2011 - The Tigers acquire outfielder Delmon Young from the Minnesota Twins in exchange for minor league pitcher Cole Nelson (who has never played in the majors) and a player to be named later, who turns out to be reliever Lester Oliveros. Young will homer in his first at bat for the Tigers against his old team, a harbinger of things to come as he will homer twice in Game 5 of the ALCS against the Texas Rangers, be named MVP of the 2012 ALCS with 2 home runs, and bat .357 in the World Series, one of the only Tigers hitters to do well against Giants pitching. Despite his post-season heroics and his becoming the team's all-time post-season home run leader with 9, he will be released as a free agent after the 2012 season.
  7. Today's Tiger birthdays (8/16): Mark Fidrych (63, played for Tigers 1976-80, died 2009), Skinny Graham (118, played for Tigers 1929, died 1973).
  8. Sunday's Tiger birthdays (8/13): Roman Colon (38), Jarrod Washburn (43), Eddie Gaillard (47), George Susce (110, 2 games in 1932, died 1986). Both George Susce (the father) and George Susce (the son) played for the Tigers. This is George Susce the father. George Susce the son is NOT George Susce Jr. - he and his father have different middle names.
  9. Saturday's Tiger birthdays (8/12): Kyle Lobstein (28), Urbano Lugo (55), Fred Hutchinson (98, played for Tigers 1939-40 & 1946-53, manager 1952-54, died 1964), Marc Hall (130, played for Tigers 1913-14, died 1915).
  10. August 14, 1937 - The Tigers set a major league record by scoring 36 runs in a doubleheader against the St. Louis Browns. Pitcher Eldon Auker throws a complete game in the opener and hits two home runs as the Tigers win 16-1. In the nightcap, pitcher Boots Poffenbarger throws the team's second complete game of the day and is aided by six home runs, including two from second baseman Charlie Gehringer, as the Tigers win 20-7. August 14, 1948 - First baseman George Vico sets a record for Tigers rookies by driving in 7 runs with two doubles, a triple, and a home run as the Tigers beat the Browns 10-3. Pitcher Virgil Trucks throws 6 1/3 innings of one-hit relief to pick up his 10th victory of the year. August 14, 2012 - Third baseman Miguel Cabrera becomes the first player of the 2012 season to reach 100 RBI when he singles home Omar Infante in the 7th inning as the Tigers beat the Minnesota Twins 8-4 at Target Field. Cabrera will lead the majors with 139 on the season as he takes the AL's offensive triple crown.
  11. Today's Tiger birthdays (8/11): Al Pedrique (57), Vada Pinson (79, coach 1985-91, died 1995), Bill Monbouquette (81, played for Tigers 1966-67, died 2015), Bobo Newsom (110, played for Tigers 1939-41, died 1962).
  12. August 11, 1968 - The Tigers sweep a doubleheader from the Boston Red Sox as Gates Brown has walk-off hits in both games. In the day game, Brown hits a 2-out pinch-hit home run in the 14th inning to give the Tigers a 5-4 win. In the nightcap, Brown singles home Mickey Stanley with the game-winning run with 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth to cap a 4-run Tigers rally and finish off a 6-5 victory. August 11, 1993 - Outfielder Dan Gladden hits his second grand slam in as many games as the Tigers pound the Baltimore Orioles 15-5. He is the 14th player in MLB history to have grand slams in consecutive games, and, to date, the only Tigers player to do so. Altogether, the Tigers potent offense scores 48 runs in a 4 game series against the Orioles' pitching staff. August 11, 2011 - Tigers closer Jose Valverde sets a team record by converting his 33rd consecutive save as the Tigers beat the Cleveland Indians 4-3. By the end of the season, he will have increased the record to 49 consecutive saves. The game also marks Justin Verlander's 100th career win.
  13. Today's Tiger birthdays (8/10): Anthony Gose (27), Matt den Dekker (30), Jeff Frazier (35), Josh Anderson (35), Brandon Lyon (38), Tom Brookens (64), Rocky Colavito (84, played for Tigers 1960-63).
  14. August 10, 1966 - Tigers manager Chuck Dressen dies of an infection that has set in after his second heart attack. Dressen left the Tigers on May 17 after the heart attack, his second leave of absence following a heart attack in the 1965 season. He is 71 at the time of his death. August 10, 1989 - Tigers first baseman Dave Bergman end's Nolan Ryan's bid for his sixth no-hitter by cracking a one-out single in the ninth inning as the Rangers beat the Tigers 4-1. Ryan strikes out 13 Tigers batters, including four Ks by left fielder Fred Lynn. Doyle Alexander is the loser for the Tigers, dropping his season record to 5-13. August 10, 1995 - The Tigers continue to shed veterans, trading pitcher Mike Henneman to the Houston Astros for players to be named later. At the time of the trade, Henneman is the team's all-time leader in saves with 154. In exchange for the 33-year-old closer, the Tigers receive prospect Phil Nevin. August 10, 2001 - The Tigers and Royals have a bench-clearing brawl in the 6th inning of a 7-3 Royals win. KC Mike Sweeney charges the mound against Tigers pitcher Jeff Weaver, and the game is delayed over 12 minutes at both teams take swings at one another, a brawl re-ignited when Tigers catcher Rob Fick attacks Sweeney from behind after order is restored. Sweeney is suspended 10 games, and Fick is suspended 8. August 10, 2012 - Tigers outfielder Austin Jackson hits the team's first inside-the-park home run in 5 years as Detroit beats the Rangers 6-2. Texas outfielder Nelson Cruz attempts to make a diving catch of Jackson's 7th inning fly ball but comes up empty and the ball rolls to the wall as the speedy Jackson races around the bases. Jackson also has a triple in the fourth inning and Prince Fielder adds a three-run shot as Max Scherzer picks up his 11th victory of the season.
  15. A few related points... Last year at this time, I offered 1000 points to anyone who could produce an image of Bob Scanlan (8 games in 1996) or John Moses (13 games in 1991) with the Tigers. No one collected. This year, to drum up interest, I offer 2000 7/8 points for the combination, or, in a special one time offer, 1501 for either single player. John Moses (b. 1957 in Los Angeles, CA) and Jerry Moses (b. 1946 in Yazoo City, MS) are not related. Finally, today is also the 58th birthday of former Cardinals, Brewers, and Phillies bench player Jim Adduci, otherwise known as the father of Tigers legend Jim Adduci, otherwise known as "The Deuce."