The Tiger hitters line up for a photo on Opening Day; April 17, 1951. Hall of Famer Bob Lemon out-pitched Hall of Famer Hal Newhouser, as the Indians beat the Tigers 2-1. The game only lasted two hours and 16 minutes. Amazingly, the game was nowhere close to a sellout; only 43,470 were in attendance. The Tigers jackets that the hitters are wearing are so cool! Check out the old wooden stadium seats above the dugout as well.
Let's continue with the Opening Day theme:
The Tigers opened on the road in 1984. By the time they arrived home for their Opening Day, they were 5-0 and Jack Morris had already thrown a no hitter.
Tiger fans saw their boys beat the Rangers 5-1 on Opening Day. They would go on to win the first 9 games of the year, the first 35 of 40, and win the World Series. Were you at opening day in 1984?
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