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September 27th

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1920 At Chicago's Comiskey Park, 33-year-old Joe Jackson's sixth-inning double off Tiger hurler Hooks Dauss breaks a scoreless tie, putting the White Sox ahead, 2-0. 'Shoeless' Joe's game-winning hit will be the last of his 13-year career when the players on the grand jury list are indefinitely suspended for the rest of the season as the probe of the 1919 World Series fix is investigated.
1938 In Detroit's 10-2 rout of St. Louis in the nightcap of a twin bill, Hank Greenberg hits two home runs, both off Bill Cox, to extend his major league-leading total to 58. The pair of round-trippers gives the Tiger first baseman 39 at Briggs Stadium, establishing a major league record for the most round-trippers hit at home in one season.
1940 On the last day of the season at Cleveland Stadium, some Indian fans shower the field with fruit and vegetables, delaying the game against the Tigers. The visitors' bullpen proves not to be a safe haven when an unruly fan drops a basket of green tomatoes on Birdie Tebbetts' head.
1940 The Tigers clinch the American League pennant, beating the Indians, 2-0. Rookie right-hander Floyd Gieball gets his second and final big league win to seal the deal.
1998 On the last day of the season, Detroit pinch-hitter Bobby Higginson homers with two outs off of Blue Jay Roy Halladay to spoil the 21-year-old rookie's bid for a no-hitter. The right-hander from Colorado comes within one out of throwing a no-no in his second major league start in the Blue Jays' 2-1 victory over the Tigers at the SkyDome.
1999 Gabe Kapler takes the field donning a numberless uniform during the last game at Tiger Stadium, while other players in the starting lineup wear the uniform numbers corresponding to the members of the fan-selected All-Time Detroit Tigers team. The center fielder's back is blank as a tribute to Ty Cobb, who never wore a number.
1999 In the Tiger Stadium finale, Detroit catcher Robert Fick hits the last round-tripper, a grand slam, in the home team's 8-2 victory over the Royals. The contest marks the 6,873rd and final major league game played at the historic 87-year-old park on the corner of Trumbull and Michigan.
2003 With a startling rally, the Tigers avoid equaling the modern major league record of 120 losses set by the expansion 1962 Amazin' Mets. It takes one of the biggest comebacks in franchise history when Detroit beats the Twins on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth after trailing by eight runs, 9-8.
2012 In the Tigers' 5-4 victory over Kansas City at Comerica Park, Doug Fister establishes a new American League record when he strikes out nine consecutive batters, one shy of Tom Seaver's major league mark. Detroit's 6-foot-8 right-hander whiffs the last batter in the fourth frame, striking out the side in the next two innings and continues the streak until Salvador Perez, his first victim, grounds out to the shortstop on a 1-2 pitch to end the seventh inning.

9 Fact(s) Found