May 31, 1927
Although it will be another 42 years before the next one, an unassisted triple play is made for the second consecutive day in the major leagues. During the ninth inning of the Navin Field contest, first baseman Johnny Neun saves the Tigers’ 1-0 victory when he completes the rare play by catching a Homer Summa line drive, tagging Charlie Jamieson, who was on first, and beating Glenn Myatt to second base, making it the first time the last three outs of a game result from a solo triple killing.
May 3, 1952
At Briggs Stadium, Charlie Maxwell hits four straight home runs in a doubleheader, helping the 2-15 Tigers, under new manager Jimmy Dykes, sweep the Yankees 4-2 and 8-2. It was Dykes’ first day as skipper, and he put Charlie back in the lineup even though he was hitting only .136 at the time.
April 26, 1952
Art Houtteman, needing to retire just one more batter to author a no-hitter, throws a fastball to Harry Simpson, who rips the pitch for a single, spoiling the right-hander’s chance for immortality. The Tigers’ 13-1 win over the Tribe at Briggs Stadium marks the team’s first victory of the season, after dropping eight decisions to start the campaign.
Tigers’ Zimmermann hit in face by line drive: undefined
April 3, 1968
The Tigers trade left-hander Hank Aguirre to the Dodgers for a player to be named later, minor leaguer Fred Moulder. Aguirre, better known for being the worst hitter in major league history, will compile an .085 batting average during his 16-year major league career, striking out in an astounding 61% of his 388 at-bats.