Tagged: Mickey Tettleton's game winning homer

Thursday, July 28, 1994, 1:17 Mariners vs.  Tigers

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.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/DET/DET199407280.shtml  

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. 
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