Following up on my last post about the game that I went to when I was 12. 4-2 Tiger win in extra innings at Tiger Stadium. Probably the best game that I’ve been to, in recent memory. I had a vague memory of the game and I didn’t remember the date or the year. All I remembered was Mickey Tettleton’s game winning homer in extra innings. With my internet research skills, I was able to track down the game.
Watching the Tigers win dramatically against a young and exciting Mariners team that featured Ken Griffey Jr. and Tino Martinez in their prime was priceless. There was also a very young guy named Alex Rodriguez playing shortstop and batting 9th for the Mariners, if you can believe it. I still have a Tiger jersey, that I bought at the game, with the MLB 125th anniversary crest.
Here is a link to the Box Score from BaseballReference.com for those that are interested.
I must have had about 10 doubles of Mickey Tettleton that I traded away when I was a kid. All I could find was a card from when he played for the Orioles. Good old Donruss cards, you can notice his unusual batting stance here, tall with the bat parallel to his hip.