Opening Day is a special day and I thought I would round up some great moments in Tigers history. In no particular order, here are Five Great Moments in Tigers History. 1968 World Series Game 5 The Tigers trailed the St. Louis Cardinals 3 games to 1 and were 8 outs away from losing the World Series when a little Motown Magic happened.
2006 ALCS Game 4 When Magglio Ordonez cemented his name in Detroit Tigers lore.
1984 World Series Game 5 Sparky Anderson uttered those famous words, "He don't wanna walk ya" and gave Kirk Gibson the go-ahead to swing away at the next pitch. The rest, is history.
Mark "The Bird" Fidrych's 1976 Complete Game against the New York Yankees This nationally televised game launched "The Bird's" fame across the nation. The Tigers might have stunk that year, but not when The Bird was pitching. He went 19-9 that year on a Tigers team that finished 74-87.
Bonus clip - Ernie Harwell calls the 9th inning of the final game in 1987. Detroit and Toronto battled all year long for the AL East Division and it came down to this final game.