1968 Tigers Tribute Site

Paying Tribute to the 1968 Detroit Tigers

[powered by WordPress.]

August 31, 2008

John Hiller Has Rough Start In Tigers Loss to Orioles

by @ 3:59 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Al Kaline, Dick McAuliffe, John Hiller

August 31, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Orioles 5, Tigers 1  (85-51)

The Tigers three game winning streak came to an end in a game where the offense picked up just six hits.  Al Kaline had two of those and he drove in a run while Dick McAuliffe tripled and scored.

John Hiller fell to 6-5 with a rough start.  He gave up four runs on three hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

August 30, 2008

Earl Wilson Pitches, Hits Tigers to Win Over Orioles

by @ 3:58 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Earl Wilson, Jim Northrup

August 30, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 9, Orioles 1  (85-50)

The Tigers blew out the Orioles for their third straight win as the two teams kicked off a weekend series.  The Tigers scored three in the second and five in the third to put this game away pretty early.  Earl Wilson not only pitched a good game, but he belted his fifth homerun of the season and he finished with four RBIs.  Jim Northrup went three for five with a double, a run and an RBI.

Wilson improved to 12-11 with a four hitter.  He gave up one run and he walked one and struck out nine in the complete game.

August 29, 2008

Mickey Lolich Throws Three Hit Shutout, Willie Horton Hits 31st Homerun

by @ 3:57 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Mickey Lolich, Willie Horton

August 29, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 2, Angels 0  (84-50)

The Tigers made it two straight over the Angels behind a three hit shutout by Mickey Lolich.  He gave up just one walk and he struck out twelve and the win pushed his record to 13-8 on the season.

Willie Horton pretty much was the Tigers offense in this one.  He had two of the Tigers five hits and he drove in both runs.  His solo homer in the fourth inning was his 31st of the season.

August 28, 2008

Denny McLain Wins 26th With Six Hitter Over Angels

by @ 3:56 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Bill Freehan, Denny McLain, Jim Northrup, Willie Horton

August 28, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 6, Angels 1  (83-50)

Denny McLain followed up his two consecutive losses with his 26th win as the Tigers took care of the Angels in their series opener.  McLain gave up one run on six hits and two walks with eleven strikeouts in yet another complete game.

Jim Northrup had a big day at the plate. He went three for four with a homerun, three RBIs and two runs.  Bill Freehan hit his 20th homer of the season and Willie Horton went three for four with two runs.

August 27, 2008

Tigers Held to Four Hits In Loss to White Sox

by @ 3:55 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Daryl Patterson, John Hiller, Norm Cash

August 27, 1968 at Comiskey Park
White Sox 2, Tigers 1  (82-50)

The Tigers were held to just four hits as they failed to follow up their win yesterday.  Norm Cash drove in the lone Tigers run with a solo homer in the fifth inning and no Tiger hitter reached base more the once.

A very solid start by John Hiller went to waste and he fell to 6-4.  He gave up two runs (one earned) on eleven hits and two walks with two strikeouts in 8 1/3 innings.  The run went against Hiller, but Daryl Patterson gave up the walk off RBI single in the ninth inning with just one out.

August 26, 2008

Earl Wilson Throws Six Hit Shutout, Tigers End Four Game Losing Streak

by @ 3:54 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Bill Freehan, Earl Wilson, Norm Cash

August 26, 1968 at County Stadium
Tigers 3, White Sox 0  (82-49)

The Tigers snapped their four game losing streak behind a very nice start by Earl Wilson.  The Duke improved to 11-11 and he gave up six hits and a walk with five strikeouts in the shutout.

Earl Wilson got it done at the plate as well with a single and two RBIs.  Norm Cash went two for four with a run and an RBI while Bill Freehan doubled twice and scored a run.

August 25, 2008

Tigers Swept By Yankees In Doubleheader

by @ 3:52 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Al Kaline, Daryl Patterson, Dick Tracewski, Jim Northrup, Mickey Lolich, Mickey Stanley, Pat Dobson, Tom Matchick

August 25, 1968 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 6, Tigers 5  (81-48)

The Tigers blew a four run lead as they dropped their third straight to the Yankees in another doubleheader.  Pat Dobson gave up the first five runs in 5 2/3 innings but it was Daryl Patterson who gave up the final run, and for that he took the loss.  He fell to 2-3 and the inning in question was the sixth in which the Yankees scored five runs.

Al Kaline had a big day at the plate and he went three for five with a double, a run and an RBI.  Dick Tracewski singled twice and he also scored two runs.

August 25, 1968 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 5, Tigers 4  (81-49)

The Yankees finished up a sweep over the Tigers in a series that saw all four games decided by one run.  Mickey Lolich gave up the bulk of the damage and he fell to 12-8. He gave up five runs on three hits and seven walks with three strikeouts in just three innings.

Jim Northrup tripled and drove in a pair of runs.  Tom Matchick went two for four and he scored twice while Mickey Stanley went two for four with a run and an RBI.

August 24, 2008

Tigers Held to Four Hits, Denny McLain Loses Drops to 25-5

by @ 3:51 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Denny McLain, Willie Horton

August 24, 1968 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 2, Tigers 1  (81-47)

For the first time all season, Denny McLain dropped consecutive decisions although this one was hardly his fault.  He fell to 25-5 and he gave up two runs on five hits with six strikeouts in seven solid innings.

The Tigers were held to a mere four hits in the contest.  One of those hits was a solo homer by Willie Horton, his 30th of the season.

August 23, 2008

Tigers Go 1-0-1 In Doubleheader With Yankees

by @ 3:48 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Don McMahon, Earl Wilson, John Hiller, Mickey Stanley, Norm Cash

August 23, 1968 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 2, Tigers 1  (81-46)

There was no late inning comeback in this one as the Tigers kicked off both their doubleheader and series against the Yankees with a loss. A solid start by Earl Wilson and the Tigers pen went to waste.  Wilson fell to 10-11 and he gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.  His start was cut short when he was hit in the shoulder by a comebacker.

welcome to the rileys full dvd

Earl Wilson was also the hitting star in the loss.  He had two of the Tigers six hits and he drove in the lone run with his fourth homerun of the season. 

August 23, 1968 at Yankee Stadium
Yankees 3, Tigers 3  (81-46)

There was no outcome as the Tigers and Yankees played a five hour, nineteen inning 3-3 tie in the finale of their doubleheader.  Pitching was the name of the game in this one and John Hiller was the star.  He threw nine shutout innings of relief in which he gave up four hits and six walks.  Don McMahon took over from there and threw the final three innings without giving up a run before the game was called.

Norm Cash finished the game four for eight and he scored a run.  Mickey Stanley went three for eight with a run and an RBI.

August 22, 2008

Dick McAuliffe Brawls With Tommy John In Series Finale Over White Sox

by @ 3:39 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Al Kaline, Dick McAuliffe, Don McMahon, Mickey Lolich, Willie Horton

August 22, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 4, White Sox 2  (81-45)

Some fireworks flew as the Tigers finished up their series with the White Sox in winning fashion.  The Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first inning when things went south in the third inning.  Tommy John threw two balls at Dick McAuliffe’s head in lieu of a walk and as McAuliffe started to walk towards first, Tommy John baited him into a fight.  McAuliffe ended up dislocating John’s shoulder and for his efforts, he was suspended for five games.

Al Kaline and Willie Horton both went yard in the win.  For Horton, it was his 29th and it was number eight for Kaline.  Don Wert finished the win three for four.

Mickey Lolich was given the start after some time in the bullpen.  He improved to 12-7 and he gave up two runs on four hits with eight strikeouts in seven innings.  Don McMahon threw two shutout innings of relief and he picked up his first save of the season.

August 21, 2008

Jim Price Homers Tigers to Win Over White Sox

by @ 3:38 am. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Daryl Patterson, Jim Price, Mickey Stanley, Pat Dobson

August 21, 1968 at Tiger Stadium

inglourious basterds the film in hd

Tigers 3, White Sox 2  (80-45)

The Tigers got some timley hitting and some good pitching as they came back to beat the White Sox to ensure at least a split in their four game series.  Down 2-1, Mickey Stanley belted a solo homer in the bottom of the eighth to tie the game up and then Jim Price hit a walk off homer in the bottom of the tenth to win it.

Daryl Patterson picked up the win and he improved to 2-2 with two shutout innings of relief.  A solid start by Pat Dobson almost went to waste.  He gave up just two runs on four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in eight innings.

August 20, 2008

Tigers Split Doubleheader With White Sox

by @ 6:38 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Denny McLain, Gates Brown, John Hiller, Mickey Stanley, Willie Horton

August 20, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 7, White Sox 0  (79-44)

John Hiller gave up a leadoff single in the top of the fifth inning and that was the lone hit against him in an incredible one hit shutout.  He walked two, struck out seven and improved to 6-3 as the Tigers took the opener in both their series with the White Sox and their doubleheaderr.

Gates Brown got a rare start in left field and he made the most of it.  He went two for three with a homerun and two RBIs.  Mickey Stanley went two for four with two RBIs and a run.

August 20, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
White Sox 10, Tigers 2  (79-45)

movie shrek forever after online

Denny McLain fell to 25-4 with a rough outing as the Tigers failed to sweep the White Sox in their twin bill.  McLain gave up nine runs but just two them were earned as a result of four Tiger errors.  He gave up nine hits and two walks with three strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings.

Willie Horton was the hitting star in the loss.  He went two for four with a double and an RBI.

August 18, 2008

Willie Horton Hits 28th Homer In Tigers Loss to Red Sox

by @ 6:15 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Bill Freehan, Earl Wilson, Willie Horton

August 18, 1968 at Fenway Park
Red Sox 4, Tigers 1  (78-44)

The Tigers fell short of a sweep as they were held to single run on four hits in their road finale with the Red Sox.  Willie Horton provided the lone Tiger run with his 28th homer of the season and Bill Freehan reached base twice with a walk and a single.

Earl Wilson fell to 10-10 in the loss.  He gave up four runs on seven hits and three walks with seven strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.

August 17, 2008

Norm Cash Drives In Five In Tigers Win Over Red Sox

by @ 6:13 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Bill Freehan, Dick McAuliffe, Don McMahon, John Wyatt, Norm Cash, Pat Dobson

August 17, 1968 at Fenway Park
Tigers 10, Red Sox 9  (78-43)

The Tigers outlasted the Red Sox in a game that saw the two teams combined for 19 runs on 28 hits.  The Tigers blew an 8-1 lead only to win it in the eleventh inning on a solo homer by Bill Freehan.  Norm Cash and Dick McAuliffe also went yard in the win and Cash went an impressive five for six with five RBIs to lead the way.

Pat Dobson gave up five runs in 5 1/3 innings as he fell apart and gave up the bulk of the damage in the Red Sox seven run sixth inning.  Don McMahon picked up the win and he gave up one run in four innings of relief while John Wyatt got the final batter out to pick up his second save of the season.

August 16, 2008

Denny McLain Shuts Out Red Sox For 25th Win

by @ 6:11 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Al Kaline, Denny McLain, Dick McAuliffe

August 16, 1968 at Fenway Park
Tigers 4, Red Sox 0  (77-43)

Denny McLain put on another pitching show as he won his 25th game of the season.  He gave up just seven hits and a walk with nine strikeouts in his shutout win.  It was his sixth straight complete game and his sixth shutout of the season.

Dick McAuliffe was the hitting star in the win. He doubled, tripled and scored two runs.  Al Kaline belted a two run homer and he drew two free passes in the win.

August 14, 2008

Joe Sparma, Mickey Lolich Combine to Shut Out Indians

by @ 6:10 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Bill Freehan, Joe Sparma, Mickey Lolich, Norm Cash

August 14, 1968 at Cleveland Stadium
Tigers 3, Indians 0  (76-43)

The Tigers won their rubber game with the Indians behind a combined shutout by Joe Sparma and Mickey Lolich.  Sparma got into trouble and in the fourth inning and he pitched  3 1/3 shutout innings when Mickey Lolich came in to get the Tigers out of said jam.  He then went on to throw 5 2/3 shutout innings and he improved to 11-7 on the season.

Bill Freehan belted a solo homer, his eighteenth of the season.  Norm Cash went two for four with a triple and an RBI.

August 13, 2008

Tigers Held to Four Hits In Shutout Loss to Indians

by @ 6:09 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Mickey Stanley, Pat Dobson

August 13, 1968 at Cleveland Stadium
Indians 1, Tigers 0  (75-43)

The Tigers four game winning streak came to an end as they were held to just four hits in a shutout loss to the Indians.  No Tiger reached base more then once and Mickey Stanley had the only extra base hit with a triple.

A solid start by Pat Dobson went to waste.  He fell to 3-5 and he gave up one run on four hits and a walk with five strikeouts in seven innings.

August 12, 2008

Denny McLain Wins 24th, Tigers Win Fourth In a Row

by @ 6:07 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Denny McLain, Mickey Stanley, Norm Cash

August 12, 1968 at Cleveland Stadium
Tigers 6, Indians 3  (75-42)

Denny McLain improved to 24-3 with his fifth straight complete game.  In this one, he gave up three runs on five hits and a walk with five strikeouts although two of the five hits he gave up left the park.

Norm Cash homered and drove in a pair in the win.  Mickey Stanley went one of three with two RBIs and a run.

August 11, 2008

Tigers Sweep Doubleheader With Red Sox

by @ 6:04 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Bill Freehan, Gates Brown, John Hiller, Jon Warden, Mickey Lolich, Mickey Stanley, Wayne Comer

August 11, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 5, Red Sox 4 (73-42)

A long day was made even longer as the Tigers and Red Sox kicked off a doubleheader with a 4 1/2 hour, 14 inning contest.  The Tigers were down 4-0 after the Red Sox scored four in the first but the pitching staff held the Red Sox scoreless over the final thirteen frames.  Mickey Lolich provide the bulk of the relief pitching and he gave up two hits and three walks with four strikeouts in five innings of shutout relief to close out the game.  The win pushed his record to 10-7 on the season.

The game winner came on a walk off solo homer by Gates Brown in the bottom of the fourteenth.  Bill Freehan and Wayne Comer also pitched in with solo homers.  For Comer, it was the first homerun of his career.   Mickey Stanley had a team high three hits in six at bats.

August 11, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 6, Red Sox 5  (74-42)

The Tigers worked their magic yet again as they finished up a sweep over the Red Sox in their doublheader.  Down 2-0, the Tigers scored two in the bottom of the eighth to tie it only to see the Red Sox scored three in the top of the ninth.  Then in the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers stormed back and scored four to walk away with the win.  It was Gates Brown who provided the heroics again with his second walk off hit of the day. He singled home Mickey Stanley to win it while Norm Cash was the hitting star with three hits and two RBIs.

Jon Warden picked up the win and improved to 4-1 although he was in the right place at the right time.  He gave up two of the Red Sox ninth inning runs.  John Hiller had a solid start in a no decision and he gave up two runs on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings.

August 10, 2008

by @ 6:02 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Daryl Patterson, Dick McAuliffe, Mickey Lolich, Norm Cash

August 10, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 4, Red Sox 3  (72-42)

The Tigers came back from a 3-1 deficit to bounce back and beat the Red Sox.  The Tigers scored single runs in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings to complete the comeback and the game winner came on a solo homer by Norm Cash.  The hitting star in the win, Cash finished three for four while Dick McAuliffe doubled, drew a walk and scored a run.

Daryl Patterson had his first start of his career and he gave up three runs in 4 1/3 innings in a no decision.  Mickey Lolich struck out four in 1 2/3 shutout innings and he improved to 9-7.

August 9, 2008

Three Homeruns Not Enough, Tigers Five Game Winning Streak Ends

by @ 5:59 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Dick Tracewski, Gates Brown, John Wyatt, Mickey Stanley, Pat Dobson

August 9, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Red Sox 5, Tigers 3  (71-42)

The Tigers five game winning streak came to an end at the hands of the defending American League champion Red Sox.  Pat Dobson was cruising in this one until he ran into trouble in the eighth inning.  In that frame, both he and John Wyatt combined to give up four runs that sealed the Tigers fate.  Dobson fell to 3-4 and he gave up three runs on six hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 7 1/3 innings.

All three Tiger runs came via the long ball.  Gates Brown, Mickey Stanley and Dick Tracewski all hit solo homers in the loss.

August 8, 2008

Bill Freehan Homers Twice In Tigers Fifth Straight Win

by @ 5:58 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Bill Freehan, Denny McLain

August 8, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 13, Indians 1  (71-41)

The Tigers wrapped up a four game sweep with a beatdown over the Indians in their series finale.  Bill Freehan was one of several hitting stars and he homered twice and drove in four.  Denny McLain also helped out his own cause with a double, a run and an RBI.

McLain coasted to an easy win and he improved to 23-3.  He gave up one run on six hits and three walks with two strikeouts in another complete game win.

August 6, 2008

Tigers Sweep Doubleheader Over Indians

by @ 5:53 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Al Kaline, Bill Freehan, Dick Tracewski, Don Wert, John Hiller, John Wyatt, Mickey Lolich, Norm Cash

August 6, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 2, Indians 1  (68-41)

It can be tough enough playing a doubleheader, but when the first game goes seventeen innings, it makes it that much tougher.  Down 1-0, Don Wert hit a solo homer in the bottom of the eighth inning to tie the game up.  Then neither side scored until the bottom of the seventeenth when Dick Tracewski singled home Bill Freehan for the game winner. 

John Hiller threw the first eight innings and he held the Indians to just one run.  Then five relievers held the Indians to just three hits in nine shutout innings to finish up the game.  John Wyatt threw the final frame and he picked up the win to improve to 2-4.

August 6, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Tigers 5, Indians 2  (69-41)

The Tigers didn’t finish up their sweep over the Indians until August 7 because this one was suspended at the end of eight innings where they picked up the next day.  Mickey Lolich picked up the win and he improved to 8-7 with 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief while John Wyatt threw three shutout innings to pick up his first save of the season.

Norm Cash was the hiting star.  He went two for four with a solo homerun while Al Kaline doubled in two at bats and he drove in a pair.

August 4, 2008

Denny McLain Picks Up 22nd Win

by @ 6:29 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Denny McLain, Dick McAuliffe, Mickey Stanley

August 4, 1968 at Metropolitan Stadium
Tigers 2, Twins 1  (67-41)

The Tigers jumped on Denny McLain’s back once again and he led the team to a win in their rubber with the Twins.  McLain improved to 22-3 and he gave up just one unearned run on five hits and four walks with four strikeouts in another complete game.

Mickey Stanley was the hitting star with a triple, a single and a run.  Dick McAuliffe also tripled and he scored the other Tiger run.

August 3, 2008

Tigers Held to Four Hits In Shutout Loss to Twins

by @ 6:28 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Earl Wilson

August 3, 1968 at Metropolitan Stadium
Twins 4, Tigers 0  (66-41)

The Tigers were shutout and held to four hits as the Twins evened up their series at Metropolitan Stadium.  No Tiger reached base more the once and all four hits in the game for Detroit were singles.

Earl Wilson fell to 9-9 with a rough start.  He gave up three runs on six hits in 2 2/3 innings.

August 2, 2008

Bill Freehan Drives In Three In Tigers Win

by @ 6:25 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Bill Freehan, Daryl Patterson, Don McMahon, Joe Sparma, Mickey Lolich, Mickey Stanley

August 2, 1968 at Metropolitan Stadium
Tigers 6, Twins 5  (66-40)

Bill Freehan led the Tigers offensive attack as the Tigers edged the Twins in the opener of a road series for Detroit.  Freehan went two for four with a double, three RBIs and a run.  Mickey Stanley went one for three with a walk and a run.

Joe Sparma and Mickey Lolich were both shelled in the early of innings of this game.  Don McMahon saved the day though and he threw four innings of shutout relief to improve to 3-1 while Daryl Patterson struck out the final batter of the game to pick up his fifth save of the season.

August 1, 2008

Pat Dobson Has Rough Start In Tigers Loss

by @ 6:24 pm. Filed under 1968 Tigers Diary - August, Jim Northrup, Norm Cash, Pat Dobson

August 1, 1968 at Tiger Stadium
Senators 9, Tigers 3  (65-40)

Pat Dobson was hit hard by the Senators as the Tigers kicked off the month of August with a loss.  He fell to 3-3 and he gave up six runs on five hits and four walks in just 3 1/3 innings.

Jim Northrup went three for four with a double, a triple, a run and an RBI.  Norm Cash drove in a run with his fifteenth homer of the season, a solo shot in the sixth inning.

[powered by WordPress.]

1968 Tigers Resources

Tigers Resources

Memorable Moments

Affiliated Sites

internal links:

categories:

search blog:

archives:

other:

28 queries. 1.055 seconds