This week's "Trivia Thursday" got into some memorable Tigers moments in Comerica Park history as Jim, once again, went up against two listeners to try and snap his three-week losing streak.
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*MEMORABLE TIGERS MOMENTS IN COMERICA PARK HISTORY*
April 11, 2000 – The first-ever game played at Comerica Park against the Seattle Mariners, where the Tigers walked away victorious by a 5-2 final on a bone-chilling Tuesday afternoon. Can you name three Tigers that were in the starting lineup for that game that includes the pitcher?
LUIS POLONIA (DH)
GREGG JEFFERIES (2B)
BOBBY HIGGINSON (LF)
TONY CLARK (1B)
BRAD AUSMUS (C)
DEAN PALMER (3B)
KARIM GARCIA (RF)
JUAN ENCARNACION (CF)
DEIVI CRUZ (SS)
BRIAN MOEHLER (P)
October 14, 2006 – THE TIGERS ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES! Magglio Ordonez blasts a walk-off three-run shot in the bottom of the ninth to send the Tigers to the Fall Classic with a four-game sweep of the Oakland Athletics in the ALCS. Who were the two Tigers on-base when Magglio hit that game-winning homer?
ANSWER: POLACIDO POLANCO & CRAIG MONROE
July 31, 2011 – The Carlos Guillen staredown of Angels pitcher Jered Weaver after going deep in the bottom of the seventh inning that also featured Justin Verlander getting heated with Erick Aybar after he tried to bunt for a hit in the eighth to try and break up Verlander’s no-hit bid. The Tigers ended up winning the game, but after Guillen’s dinger, Weaver would end up getting tossed from the game for throwing at the head of which Tigers player?
ANSWER: ALEX AVILA
September 27, 2012 – This Tigers pitcher went on to set an American League record by striking out nine consecutive batters against the Kansas City Royals during a Thursday afternoon walk-off victory. Who was that Tigers pitcher that accomplished the feat?
ANSWER: DOUG FISTER
June 30, 2014 – This game was also a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 Tigers don’t you know? The Tigers trailed the Athletics heading into the bottom of the ninth inning by a 5-1 score before the bats came alive and helped the Tigers roar to a walk-off 6-5 victory courtesy of an unlikely hero that walloped a game-winning grand slam against closer Sean Doolittle. Who was that former Tigers speedster that hit the walk-off shot?
ANSWER: RAJAI DAVIS
TIEBREAKER #1: June 12, 2007 – JV’s first no-hitter and first Tigers no-hitter in Detroit since 1952. Justin Verlander went on to strikeout 12 Milwaukee Brewers hitters and also received a bit of some defensive help courtesy of two diving web gems from which two Tigers players (one infielder and one outfielder)?
ANSWER: MAGGLIO ORDONEZ & NEIFI PEREZ
TIEBREAKER #2: April 7, 2012 – The Tigers rout the Red Sox in the second game of the season led by a pair of homers from Miguel Cabrera and another pair from a guy that just wanted to make a good first impression with his new club. Who was the other Tiger to homer twice in that same game?
ANSWER: PRINCE FIELDER