This Week in Tiger Stadium History, July 13-19

Detroit manager Mickey Cochrane chats with Babe Ruth at Navin Field, where Ruth hit his 700th home run.

July 13, 1901 at Bennett Park: Left fielder William “Doc” Nance, batting seventh for the Tigers, goes 6-for-6 in Detroit’s 19-12 victory over Cleveland.

July 13, 1934 at Navin Field: Babe Ruth hits the 700th home run of his career, off Tommy Bridges.

July 13, 1971 at Tiger Stadium: Detroit’s third All-Star Game features a record-tying six home runs, including a massive blast by Oakland’s Reggie Jackson that hits the light tower on the right-field roof. The American League wins, 6-4, in front of 53,559.

July 15, 1973 at Tiger Stadium: Nolan Ryan of California strikes out 17 Tigers in a 6-0 no-hit win.

July 16, 1909 at Bennett Park: The Tigers’ Ed Summers goes the distance in an 18-inning, 0-0 tie with Washington, the longest scoreless tie in league history.

July 19, 1927 at Navin Field: Ty Cobb, now with Philadelphia after spending his first 22 seasons with Detroit, collects his 4,000th career hit—a first-inning scratch single off the glove of Harry Heilmann.

July 19, 1955 at Briggs Stadium: Rookie Werner “Babe” Birrer becomes the first relief pitcher to homer twice in a game at The Corner, slamming a pair of three-run shots during a 12-4 rout of Baltimore.

July 19, 1968 at Tiger Stadium: Weak-hitting Tommy Matchick pinch-hits a three-run homer off Baltimore’s Moe Drabowsky with two out in the bottom of the ninth to give Detroit a dramatic 5-4 victory.