This Week in Tiger Stadium History, October 6-12

St. Louis Cardinal Lou Brock is tagged out at home plate in the 1968 World Series by Detroit catcher Bill Freehan.

October 6, 1940 at Briggs Stadium: Bobo Newsom beats Cincinnati, 8-0, in Game 5 of the World Series as 55,189 look on.

October 7, 1935 at Navin Field: The Tigers win their first World Series title, beating the Chicago Cubs, 4-3, on Goose Goslin’s ninth-inning single.

October 7, 1968 at Tiger Stadium: The Tigers rally to beat the Cardinals, 5-3, in Game 5 of the World Series. Lou Brock’s failure to slide on a close play at the plate is the turning point of the game and the Series.

October 9, 1921 at Navin Field: In the first National Football League game played at The Corner, the Detroit Tigers beat the Dayton Triangles, 10-7.

October 9, 1934 at Navin Field: St. Louis wins a hotly contested World Series as Dizzy Dean shuts out the Tigers, 11-0, in Game 7. A riot by Detroit fans causes the commissioner, Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis, to order the Cardinals’ Ducky Medwick out of the game.

October 10, 1972 at Tiger Stadium: Joe Coleman sets a league playoff record with 14 strikeouts in a 3-0 win over Oakland.

October 10, 1987 at Tiger Stadium: Pat Sheridan’s home run produces a 7-6 win over Minnesota, Detroit’s sole victory in a surprising five-game playoff loss to the underdog Twins.

October 11, 1907 at Bennett Park: A crowd of 11,306 watches the Chicago Cubs beat the Tigers, 6-1, on a rainy Friday in the first World Series game played at The Corner.

October 12, 1909 at Bennett Park: The Tigers notch their first World Series home victory in team history, beating Pittsburgh, 5-0.

October 12, 1972 at Tiger Stadium: Oakland defeats Detroit, 2-1, in the fifth and decisive game of the league playoffs.

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