Sept. 14, 1968. The Tigers score twice in the ninth inning to beat Oakland 5-4, making Denny McLain the majors' first 30-game winner in 34 years.
July 13, 1971. Six future Hall of Famers- Johnny Bench, Hank Aaron, Reggie Jackson, Frank Robinson, Harmon Killebrew and Roberto Clemente—hit home runs as the American League beats the National 6-4 in the All-Star Game. Jackson's shot off Pittsburgh's Dock Ellis hits a light standard on the roof in right center.
Oct. 12, 1972. Playing without manager Billy Martin, who was suspended following a melee in Oakland four days earlier, the Tigers lose the final game of the American League Championship Series to the As 2-1. That Detroit even made the playoffs was amazing—no Tiger drove in more than 61 runs during the season.
June 28, 1976. On a Monday night flaky rookie Mark (the Bird) Fidrych beats the Yankees 5-1 in front of 47,855 spectators and a national television audience.
Oct. 14, 1984. After the Padres decided not to intentionally walk Kirk Gibson, reliever Goose Gossage is tagged for a home run by him in Game 5 of the World Series. The three-run shot into the upper deck in right puts the Tigers ahead of San Diego 8-4 and ices the Series for Detroit.