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.
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