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Old 05-22-2013, 09:52 AM   #21
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Most memorable game I ever saw in Tiger Stadium was the 1971 All-Star Game. Sat two rows back of the NL bullpen. Jackson's HR seemed to go right over my head. Still the hardest-hit ball I have ever witnessed, with sound yet to be duplicated. It was rising when it hit the light transom. Bench and Aaron hit oppo shots deep into the RCF bleachers. It was windy. Joe Torre (3b) tracked a popup across the diamond and caught it near first-base on a full run.

Favorite Tiger game was September 18, 1971, where the Tigers beat Baltimore 2-1 and Lolich won his 25th game of the season.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/bo...97109180.shtml

Tigers took a 2-0 lead and the Orioles closed to 2-1 with a homer in the 8th. Curt Motton blasted one into the LF upper deck. The guy was hitting .176 at the time. Palmer pitched for the Orioles, relieved by Pete Richart and Eddie Watt.

Lolich singled in the two runs after Eddie Brinkman was walked intentionally to load the bases. Lolich also had another hit in the game.

I pretty much peed my pants whenever F. Robinson (his name on his jersey) stepped in the box. He was an intimidating presence even from the box seats I was sitting in.
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Old 05-18-2016, 06:20 AM   #22
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Old 05-18-2016, 09:10 AM   #23
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Best had to be the clincher in 1987, 1-0 Frank Tanana over Jimmy Key, Larry Herndon with the solo fence scraper homer to LF where I was sitting with my father.

Other memorable games include Trammell hitting two home runs off of Roger Clemens and the red sox. Watching Mark McGwire as a rookie in 1987 and seeing Reggie Jackson in his last game at Tiger Stadium. There were so many great games against the Blue jays in the early 90's when I was in high school, I miss that rivalry.
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This is probably my favorite Tigers thread. Great stories.
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Old 06-07-2016, 11:55 PM   #25
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I was there in left field in 2006 when Magglio hit the walk off homer to finish the sweep and send us to the world series in the ALCS. Best 150 bucks i have ever spent on a ticket.... was upset that i might have over paid at first but THAT game was amazing and the party afterward was CRAZY to say the least.
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Old 06-21-2016, 11:50 AM   #26
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Best game I've ever seen at Comerica is game 3 of the 2011 ALDS against the Yankees. Verlander was MVP that year and was filthy that game, I think he had like 12 Ks and we won on a go ahead hit in the 7th I believe from delmon young.

Close 2nd is also from 2011 against Texas in the regular season. We were up a few runs in the 8th and Benoit gave up 2 homers in the inning to piss it away. Boesch hit a solo shot in pouring rain in the bottom of the 8th to be the difference.

Only saw 1 game at The Corner sadly, I was too young, it closed when I was 7 so I went in the final year there for my first ever game in any sport. Lost to the white sox, I remember nothing about the game.

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Old 06-23-2016, 12:00 PM   #27
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Sunday, August 11, 1968.
Tiger Stadium, upper deck seats in foul territory in right field.
Tigers vs. Red Sox.
Doubleheader.
Gates Brown with walk-off hits to win BOTH games.
Solo HR with two outs in the 14th inning to win Game 1.
Single in the ninth to win Game 2.
23 innings of baseball for a $3.50 ticket.
Memories = priceless.
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Chris Pittaro opening day 1985 goes 3 for 4 with a rbi and a run and is proclaimed the next great tiger 3rd basemen. Tigers get thier 1984 rings start 6-0 in defense of the title finsh 84-77 in third place 15 games back..

I Have A Few Others too.
1.Gibby 2 Homer game verses Baltimore and my future wife missing both homers watching the crowd and talking... in a11-2 win Morris 7-4 beat Boddicker 10-2.
2. Richie Hebner doing something, and I cut my finger real bad at this game can't Remember The game.
3. Bleachers at tigers stadium.

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When we moved back to michigan in 2004 and 5. Back to back losses.in boring pitching duel games. But we got a baseball in both games.
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Old 06-23-2017, 12:28 PM   #30
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Briggs Stadium

The first game I saw there was about 1958. It was a night game and the dark blue sky was a natural dome. The three decks surrounding the diamond isolated you from the rest of the world. The bright lights on the field let you know where the action was. Sitting high in the lower deck, you learned to watch the game the way one should, watching the players and not the airborne baseballs. If you want to watch balls fly through the air, go to a golf match.

My first two or three games there was on Lutheran Night and usually Cleveland was in town. I remember Jimmy Piersall sitting at the base of the flag pole during a pitching change. I was there for the first game after Detroit traded manager Bob Sheffing to Cleveland for manager Joe Gordon.

Over the years, going to Tiger Stadium was always a unique and an enjoyable experience. The wooden seats bleached by the sun, drenched with Stroh's, and smoked by some of the finest cigars, created an ambiance like no other. Hank Aguirre was one of my favorite players. He was all arm and legs on the mound, and a horrible hitter in the batter's box. Fans would cheer wildly if he happened by chance to hit a foul ball.
Pitcher Earl Wilson however was often used as a pitch-hitter and hit about 30 homeruns in his career.

I remember Tater's, The Rock, and Harvey Kuenn's bulging cheek. I was there when The Bird had the worst outing of his career; something like a 14-1 loss to Hank Aaron and the Brewers the Friday night before Labor Day, 1976. My dad had been there in May 1927 when Johnny Nuen turned an unassisted triple-play.

This was all back when DH meant double-header and designated hitters didn't exist. We never drove six hours one way (before I-96) just to see one game. I rode a Church bus for Lutheran Nights. Double-header also meant two games for the price of one. There is no such think as a day-night double-header or a split double-header. Two games on the same day does not constitute a double-header.

All that being said, my most memorable game at the corner was June 29, 1962. Stormin' Norman rocketed one over the right field roof. You could tell by the hit, it had a chance. This was the only time I ran down to the end of the over-hang to see it sail over the roof. The game was part of a double-header.

There was much more to Tiger Stadium than four walls and a place to play baseball. You can keep your Comerica, I have no desire to remember the Tigers there.
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