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October 6, 1934 - Tigers beat the Cardinals 10-4 behind the complete game effort of Elden Auker.  Hank Greenberg had 4 hits and 3 RBIs and Billy Rogell added 4 RBIs.  Detroit ties series up at 2 a piece.  Box Score

October 6, 1935 - Cubs beat Tigers 3-1 to cut series to 3-2, Tigers favor.  Schoolboy Rowe goes the distance in loss.  Box Score

October 6, 1940 - Detroit takes a 3-2 series lead with a 8-0 victory over the Reds.  Bobo Newsom with the complete game 3 hit victory.  Greenberg drives in 4 with 3 hits including a HR.  Box Score

October 6, 1945 - Tavern owner "Billy Goat" Sianis buys a box seat for his goat for Game Four of the World Series and is escorted out of Wrigley Field. In retaliation Sianis casts a "goat curse" over the Cubs. The Tigers tie the series on Dizzy Trout's 4-1 win.  Box Score

October 6, 1968 - St. Louis dumps Detroit 10-1 in Game Four. Bob Gibson, fanning ten, earns his seventh straight World Series victory. The Cardinals have a seemingly insurmountable 3-1 Series lead.   Box Score

October 6, 2006 - The Tigers beat the Yankees 6-0 to take a 2-1 game advantage in the best of five series.  Kenny Rogers gets the win with Curtis Ganderson hitting a HR.  Box Score

October 6, 2009 - In a game for the ages, game 163, the Tigers lose a heartbreaker to the Twins 6-5 in 12 innings.  Fernando Rodney takes the loss, pitching the final 3 innings.  Magglio Ordonez and Miguel Cabrera each had HRs  Box Score

October 6, 2011 - Tigers win the ALDS 3 games to 2 against the Yankees with a winning score of 3-2.  Doug Fister gets the win as Donny Kelly and Delmon Young each hit HRs.  Box Score

October 6, 2012 - The Tigers beat the A's 3-1 to take game 1 of the ALDS.  Justin Verlander gets the win, Alex Avila goes deep for the Tigers.  Box Score

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My birthday is Oct 7 (so is Yoda) and since 2006 we have had many tiger related birthdays.

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1 minute ago, DubTownTigersFan said:

That game 5 of the ALDS in 2011 was incredibly nerve wracking. Probably my favorite postseason series that I remember.

Which team did we beat, NYY or OAK?

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Just now, Who is the Drizzle? said:

Which team did we beat, NYY or OAK?

That was the Don Kelly homerun game against the Yankees. He and Delmon Young gave us an early lead, and Benoit & Valverde pitched an incredibly tense last few innings to  give us the 1 run win.

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I love the specific memories this run has given us.  Remember in 2011 Jeter hit a long fly ball to RF that I initially I thought would win the series for them.  JV's first game was rain delayed.  Same thing happened in the TX series.

The jersey I still wear today was given to me on my birthday in 2006 prior to the start of game 4.  That game is still the most fun I ever had at a Tiger playoff game.  Beating the yankees the way we did with the dusk setting in on my 33rd birthday was fantastic.  Bonderman was perfect through 5 I think.  8-Rod. 

 

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That was the reference yes... my regular ticket partner told me prior to game 3 he couldn't go tomorrow.  As soon as he told me my wife had just called and she was with her friend so I said "See if Tim can go tomorrow....."   The rest is history.

But today's Oct 6.  I remember that 2011 game.  My wife and son were at 5th grade camp.  My youngest went to bed at 8.  I bought some liquor and cigars and partied it up that night by myself.  I was drunk.   In 2012 that was the year they added the 2nd wild card and to assist with last minute scheduling the LDS series went 2-3 to save on a travel day without screwing up the more lucrative LCS and WS games.  So we opened at home. We had a night game on Saturday night followed by a noon game on Sunday.  Pretty weird leaving the stadium near 11 knowing you'd be back in less than 12 hours. 

 

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October 7th - Happy Birthday Oblong and Yoda

1935 - With two outs in the bottom of the 9th, Goose Goslin singles home Mickey Cochrane to beat the Cubs 4-3 and become World Champs for the first time in franchise history.  Tommy Bridges goes the distance for the victory.  Box Score

1945 - Hank Greenberg's three doubles led Detroit to an 8-4 victory over the Chicago Cubs, giving the Tigers a 3-2 lead in the World Series.  Box Score

1968 - Mickey Lolich saves Detroit, 5-3, with an unlikely assist from Lou Brock, who tries to score standing up on Julian Javier's single and is gunned down by Willie Horton's throw. Al Kaline's bases-loaded single drives in the deciding runs.  Box Score

1972 - Al Kaline's HR in the top of the 11th was not enough as Oakland scores 2 in the bottom to win 3-2.  Mickey Lolich pitches into the 11th inning and gets the loss.  Box Score

1987 - Don Baylor singled to break an eighth-inning tie and Gary Gaetti homered in his first two playoff at-bats as the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers, 8-5, in the opening game of the ALCS.  Kirk Gibson and Mike Heath go deep for the Tigers.  Box Score

2006 - Detroit clinches the ALDS beating the Yankees 8-3 as a great post game celebration ensues.  Jeremy Bonderman pitches 8.2 great innings as Magglio Ordonez and Craig Monroe hit 2nd inning HRs.  Bondo does not allow a base runner until a lead off single in the 6th.  Box Score

Kenny Rogers gives a cop a golden shower.Joel Zumaya joins the crowd in jubilant celebration.

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1 hour ago, davidsb said:

2006 - Detroit clinches the ALDS beating the Yankees 8-3 as a great post game celebration ensues.  Jeremy Bonderman pitches 8.2 great innings as Magglio Ordonez and Craig Monroe hit 2nd inning HRs.  Bondo does not allow a base runner until a lead off single in the 6th.  Box Score

Kenny Rogers gives a cop a golden shower.Joel Zumaya joins the crowd in jubilant celebration.

I was there with @potthole and @Mr.MelissaG915. What a great game!

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Don't you remember meeting up with me before the game?  I do.  Vaguely.

That celebration will never be topped.  Even with a walk off WS winner.  That was 20 years of frustration, which compressed in the final weeks of the season due to our collapse. The champagne uncorking was a figurative representation of the momentum built up over two decades of futility.

Being there and thinking it was all over then seeing Granderson and Zumaya come back out was what did it... the rest of the team followed.  Carrying Jim Leyland....They brought the celebration to the fans rather than stay in the clubhouse.  I have a vision of Todd Jones approaching and hugging old guy who sat down the 1B line in the corner.... he must have seen him for years sitting in those seats. 

 

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Is it available?

I had purchased the games from MLB but when I restaged my PC somehow the license was removed and I was never able to get it to work again.  

 

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57 minutes ago, Oblong said:

Don't you remember meeting up with me before the game?  I do.  Vaguely.

I know I met up with Tyrus (George Hunter) and @Todd and met @EmilyOTR and her husband after the game. I've seen you at a few games so they could blend together. The one that really stands out is the April 2007 game because I was unaware of what was happening that day.

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October 10, 1945 - The Tigers score five runs in the first inning of Game Seven and rout the Cubs 9-3 behind Hal Newhouser, who strikes out 10 to win the World Series.  Box Score

October 10, 1968 - Mickey Lolich won the World Series for the Detroit Tigers by defeating Bob Gibson and the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 in Game 7. It was Lolich's third win and came after the Tigers had lost three of the first four games.  Box Score

1969 Topps #168 World Series Game 7 - Lolich Series Hero Outduels Gibson Front  1969 Topps #169 1968 World Series Summary - Tigers Celebrate Their Victory Front

October 10, 1972 - Tigers beat the A's 7-0 in game 3 of the ALCS behind the complete game shutout by Joe Coleman.  Coleman fans 14 to set an AL mark that would stand several years.  Box Score

October 10, 1987 - Tigers beat the Twins 7-6 for their only victory of the ALCS.  Batting 9th, Pat Sheridan leads the offense with a couple of hits including a HR. Box Score

October 10, 2006 - Tigers take game 1 of the ALCS from the A's 5-1.  Ivan Rodriguez and Brandon Inge pace the attach with a HR each and Nate Robertson throws 5 innings of shutout ball.  Box Score

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You are missing one:

 

October 10, 2013 - Tigers beat the A's 3-0 in game 5 of the ALDS.  Cabrera hit a 2 run homer and Infante drove in a run later on.  Justin went 8 innings and struck out 10.  Benoit came in, getting the tying run to fly out after putting two on in the 9th.

 

 

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On October 10, 2016 at 0:44 PM, Oblong said:

You are missing one:

 

October 10, 2013 - Tigers beat the A's 3-0 in game 5 of the ALDS.  Cabrera hit a 2 run homer and Infante drove in a run later on.  Justin went 8 innings and struck out 10.  Benoit came in, getting the tying run to fly out after putting two on in the 9th.

 

 

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The no hitters and total domination in the playoffs of the A's are some of my best memories of JV.

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October 14, 1908 - Before the smallest crowd in World Series history (6,210), the Tigers are tamed on three hits by Orval Overall, who fans 10 in a 2-0 win. The Cubs win the World Series in five games.  Box Score

October 14, 1909 - George Mullin outlasts three Pirates pitchers for a 5-4 win that sends the World Series to a seventh game in Detroit. This is the first World Series to go the limit.  Box Score

October 14, 1984 - Kirk Gibson hit two home runs to lead Detroit to an 8-4 victory and the World Series in five games over the San Diego Padres.  Box Score

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9 minutes ago, davidsb said:

October 14, 1984 - Kirk Gibson hit two home runs to lead Detroit to an 8-4 victory and the World Series in five games over the San Diego Padres.  Box Score

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January 12, 1972 - Owner John Fetzer announces that the Tigers have signed a lease to build a $126 million domed stadium along the river in downtown Detroit. The complex will seat 52,000 for baseball, and 60,000 for football. Lawsuits, a failed bond issue, and the construction of the Silverdome in nearby Pontiac eventually kill the idea.

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Man I never knew Hiller rocked such a killer stache.  I only knew him as a former Tiger and he looked a lot different.  That's bad ***.  He could have been both a cop and drug kingpin with that.  

 

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