This Week in Tiger Stadium History, September 21-27

Al Kaline played in more games at The Corner for the Detroit Tigers than any other ballplayer.

September 22, 1953 at Briggs Stadium: Rookie Al Kaline makes his first start at The Corner, collecting a single while playing centerfield in a 7-3 loss to the St. Louis Browns.

September 24, 1896 at Bennett Park: The Western League Tigers and Cincinnati Reds play an exhibition game under portable lights. The gimmick draws about 1,200 and is the first night game played at The Corner.

September 25, 1928 at Navin Field: A game with last-place Boston attracts 404 people, the Tigers’ smallest American League crowd ever.

September 25, 1993 at Tiger Stadium: Rod Stewart performs at The Corner.

September 25, 1996 at Tiger Stadium: Toronto beats Detroit, 4-1, as the Tigers set a franchise record with its 105th loss of the season.

September 26, 1926 at Navin Field: Bob Fothergill hits for the cycle against Boston.

September 26, 1926 at Navin Field: Heinie Manush gets six hits in a season-ending doubleheader against Boston and edges Babe Ruth for the batting title, .378 to .372.

September 26, 1948 at Briggs Stadium: An afternoon contest with Cleveland attracts 57,588, the greatest turnout ever for a single day game in Detroit.

September 27, 1925 at Navin Field: The Detroit Panthers become the second National Football League team to play their home schedule at Michigan and Trumbull, beating Columbus, 7-0, in the season opener.

September 27, 1999 at Tiger Stadium: In a sentimental farewell, the Tigers close out 104 summers at The Corner, beating Kansas City, 8-2. Rob Fisk hits the last home at Tiger Stadium, a grand slam that lands on the roof in right and bounces back onto the field.