This Week in Tiger Stadium History, July 6-12

Ted Williams is greeted at home plate by Joe DiMaggio and the batboy after hitting his dramatic home run in the 1941 All-Star Game.

July 6, 1994 at Tiger Stadium: Matthew Duprey, 11, of Novi is selected as the team’s 100 millionth fan. He throws out the first pitch, receives free merchandise, and sits in the dugout and the owner’s suite as the Tigers lose to the White Sox, 6-2.

July 8, 1941 at Briggs Stadium: Ted Williams’ ninth-inning home run off Claude Passeau gives the American League a dramatic 7-5 victory over the National League in the first All-Star Game played in Detroit.

July 8, 1995 at Tiger Stadium: Players on the Tigers and the Kansas City Royals wear throwback uniforms of the Detroit Stars and Kansas City Monarchs in the first annual salute to the Negro Leagues.

July 10, 1951 at Briggs Stadium: In the second All-Star Game played in Detroit, the National League beats the American League before 52,075. Tigers George Kell and Vic Wertz account for two of the record-setting six home runs hit in the game.

July 11, 1917 at Navin Field: Boston pitcher Babe Ruth one-hits the Tigers, 1-0. He also collects two of the five hits off losing pitcher Hooks Dauss.

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