Play Ball 2022 with the Tigers Latest & Greatest

Latest & Greatest by Detroit Tigers

Latest & Greatest by Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers open the 2022 baseball season at 1:10 PM today in Comerica Park. Vintage Detroit shared a really great history of Opening Day in Detroit that has all kinds of great trivia including the fact that in their first game in the American League on April 25, 1901:

…the Tigers made an amazing comeback on Opening Day at Bennett Park at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. Detroit trailed the visiting Brewers 13-4 entering the bottom of the ninth. It seemed like the Tigers would start their entry in the American League with a lopsided loss. But wait…the Tigers got a runner on, then another, then a walk, and another hit, and a passed ball, and a hit, and another, and another. You get the idea. The Tigers scored ten runs to steal the game 14-13. The fans were thrilled to see the walkoff victory (though it would be decades before that term existed). Amazingly, the rally from nine runs down remains the biggest ninth inning comeback in league history.

The Tigers shared this pic of phenom Spencer Torkleson and one of their all-time greats Miguel Cabrera yesterday in their first practice at home. See more on their Facebook & let’s go Tigers!!

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2 thoughts on “Play Ball 2022 with the Tigers Latest & Greatest

  1. Today’s game is going to require some updates in that interesting history of Opening Day you posted. I’d call today’s game an “amazing comeback” in more ways than one! What a game–Miggy with 2 RBIs to tie the game, a home run from Baez, and that crazy final play! Here’s hoping it portends a great season ahead!

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