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06/22/16 10:51 AM

Notice how fast Fydrich worked. He gets the ball and is ready to pitch. The entire game including that little pre-game is 2 hours and 1 minute. He runs to the dugout when the inning is over. He runs all the time. It was a different game back then - no 3 plus hours game here.

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06/22/16 06:52 PM

The beauty of YouTube is being able to watch things that seemed to be lost forever. As for the replay, I've lots of games to post when I find the time.  

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06/22/16 06:54 PM

If you watch that game, check out the announcers take on Alex Johnson. Sums him up perfectly, Mike would love it!

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06/22/16 08:49 PM

The Bird was a breathe of fresh air back then. He made watching baseball fun with all his antics.
J.Q.

J.Q. GO 2017 RED SOX !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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07/03/16 04:35 PM

April 19, 1976

Detroit at Oakland
Attendance: 18,753

The Athletics strike first, with a pair of runs in the 2nd inning, helped by a Phil Garner (?) triple. Detroit comes back in the top of the 4th. Dan Meyer doubles in two runs and scores on Milt May's basehit to give Detroit the lead. Rusty Staub singles in a run in the 5th, Horton a run in the 7th and the Tigers add three more in the 9th, as May drives in two more. Ray Bare and John Hiller handle the A's hitters.

Detroit: 8-16-0
Oakland: 2-8-1

Detroit: Bare, Hiller (8) and May

Oakland: Bahnsen, Lindblad (8), Todd (9) and Tenace

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07/03/16 04:51 PM

April 20, 1976

Detroit at Oakland
Attendance: 3,080

Each team scores in the 1st inning. Ron LeFlore triples and scores on Alex Johnson's base hit. Don Baylor doubles in Claudell Washington. Oakland picks up single runs in the 5th and 7th innings to take the lead. The Tigers tie the game in the 8th with a pair of runs, aided by LeFlore's second triple of the game. Bill North ends the game in the bottom of the 9th, with a two run homer off of the starter, Joe Coleman.

Detroit: 3-9-1
Oakland: 5-9-1

Detroit: Coleman and May

Oakland: Mitchell, Fingers (9) and Tenace

WP-Fingers
LP-Coleman  0-3

As in real life, Milt May ran into the wall in Oakland, suffering a season ending, knee injury. For the replay purposes, May will do it in the pregame tomorrow. A real shame, as he was hitting a cool .304, with a homerun and 4 RBI's.  

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07/03/16 04:56 PM

April 21, 1976

Detroit at Oakland
Attendance: 2,408

Dave Roberts gets the start and pitches ok, but Oakland runs wild, with five stolen bases. The A's score a run in each of the first four innings and Mike Torrez shuts the Tigers down with ease.
Mark Fidrych makes his MLB debut, mopping up the last two innings.

Detroit: 0-4-0
Oakland: 4-8-1

Detroit: Roberts, Fidrych (8) and Freehan

Oakland: Torrez and Haney

WP-Torrez
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07/03/16 05:04 PM

April 23, 1976

Texas at Detroit
Attendance: 10,754

After a 2-4 road trip, the Tigers return home to face the Rangers. The Tigers break through in the 4th inning. Three straight, run scoring singles, by Jason Thompson (just called up), Aurelio Rodriguez and Tom Veryzer give Detroit a 3-0 lead. Willie Horton adds a solo homer in the 5th and Veryzer singles in a run in the 8th. Vern Ruhle looks sharp, allowing just a single run on Jim Sundberg's double in the 6th.

Texas: 1-4-1
Detroit: 5-9-0

Texas: Umbarger, Hargan (7) and Sundberg

Detroit: Ruhle, Hiller (9) and Freehan

WP-Ruhle  1-0
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07/03/16 05:11 PM

April 24, 1976

Texas at Detroit
Attendance: 8,862

Texas jumps out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st inning, but the Tigers score three runs in both the 2nd and 3rd innings, helped by terrible defense by the Rangers. Six errors help Detroit take the lead against the stone handed club from Texas. The Rangers claw back though, and the Tigers need another big inning to hold onto the lead. Jason Thompson and Ron LeFlore each drive in two runs in the bottom of the 8th to save Detroit.

Texas: 6-14-6
Detroit: 10-12-0

Texas: Singer, Terpko (3), Hargan (7), Foucault (8) and Ellis

Detroit: Bare, Grilli (7), Hiller (8) and Freehan

WP-Bare  3-0
Save-Hiller  4
LP-Singer 

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07/03/16 07:53 PM

April 27, 1976

Oakland at Detroit
Attendance: 4,612

Poor weather keeps giving the Tigers extra days off. Joe Coleman looks for his first win of the year, but it's not to be. A three run homer by Joe Rudi and a solo shot by Sal Bando propel the Athletics to a 7-0 win, behind the shutout pitching of Vida Blue.

Oakland: 7-9-1
Detroit: 0-6-1

Oakland: Blue and Haney

Detroit: Coleman, Crawford (7) and Freehan

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07/03/16 08:00 PM

April 28, 1976

Oakland at Detroit
Attendance: 7,088

The final game of the two game series is a good one. Detroit takes a 2-0 lead in the 1st inning. Oakland ties it with a pair of runs in the top of the 2nd inning. Oakland takes the lead with solo runs in the 3rd and 5th innings. Jerry Manuel, of all people, ties the game for Detroit with a two run homer in the bottom of the 7th. The games goes into the 13th inning, when Alex Johnson wins it for Detroit with an RBI single. The A's stole six bases, but it wasn't enough.

Oakland: 4-11-2
Detroit: 5-7-1

Oakland: Norris, Lindblad (8), Fingers (10) and Haney

Detroit: Roberts, Hiller (10) and Freehan

WP-Hiller  1-0
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07/03/16 08:09 PM

April 30, 1976

Detroit at Chicago
Attendance: 9,009

Detroit takes a 1-0 lead in the top of the 1st inning, but the White Sox storm back in the bottom of the 1st, scoring three runs, aided by three doubles. Detroit ties the game with a pair of runs in the 3rd, but leave the bases loaded, which proves to be a bad omen. Chicago takes the lead back in the bottom of the 4th, but Detroit ties it back up in the 7th. The Tigers again leave the bases loaded in the 9th, sending the game into extra innings. Jim Spencer wins it for the home team with a two run homer in the bottom of the 12th.

Detroit: 4-13-1
Chicago: 6-14-1

Detroit: Ruhle, Laxton (6), Crawford (11) and Wockenfuss

Chicago: Forster, Carroll (8) and Varney

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Detroit ends the month of April with a 6-7 record, right around the .500 mark which is the best I can hope for. 

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07/03/16 08:13 PM

May 1, 1976

Detroit at Chicago
Attendance: 17,402

The White Sox take a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 1st, but Detroit ties the game with a run in the top of the 2nd inning. The game stays that way until Cleon Jones singles in a run in the 7th inning and Chicago holds on for the win.

Detroit: 1-8-1
Chicago: 2-9-0

Detroit: Bare and Freehan

Chicago: Johnson, Hamilton (9) and Varney

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07/03/16 08:20 PM

May 4, 1976

Minnesota at Detroit
Attendance: 8,818

After a couple more off days, the Twins invade Detroit. Minnesota jumps out to a quick lead, with one run in the 1st, then four in the 2nd. Larry Hisle hits a solo homerun off of Fidrych in the 6th to make it 6-0. Then the Tigers mount a comeback. Detroit bats around in the bottom of the 6th, scoring four runs. Gary Sutherland hits a homerun in the bottom of the 7th to cut the lead down to 6-5, but the Tigers can't get any more runs, as the Twins hang on.

Minnesota: 6-15-0
Detroit: 5-8-1

Minnesota: Goltz, Campbell (6) and Wynegar

Detroit: Coleman, Fidrych (6), Hiller (9) and Freehan

WP-Goltz
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Steve Brye did not play in this game.

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07/03/16 08:25 PM

May 5, 1976

Minnesota at Detroit
Attendance: 8,317

Craig Kusick's solo homerun in the 2nd inning gives Minnesota the lead. The Tigers bang out 13 hits and score solo runs in the 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th innings to split the series with a 4-1 victory.

Minnesota: 1-6-0
Detroit: 4-13-0

Minnesota: Blyleven, Luebber (8) and Roof

Detroit: Roberts and Freehan

WP-Roberts  1-2
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Steve Brye sat out the series for the Twins.

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07/03/16 08:30 PM

May 7, 1976

Chicago at Detroit
Attendance: 10,059

The White Sox come in for a three game series. Each team scores a run in the 1st inning. Jason Thompson hits his first homerun of the season in the 4th to give Detroit a 2-1 lead. Chicago ties the game in the 7th, then scores two runs in the 8th to take the lead. Alex Johnson hits a solo homer in the bottom of the 8th for Detroit, but the White Sox hold on for the win.

Chicago: 4-9-1
Detroit: 3-8-0

Chicago: Forster, Barrios (8), Hamilton (9) and Downing

Detroit: Ruhle, Crawford (9) and Wockenfuss

WP-Forster
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07/05/16 05:54 PM

May 8, 1976

Chicago at Detroit
Attendance: 11,802

Detroit jumps out to a quick lead, scoring three times in the bottom of the 2nd inning. Ron LeFlore caps the scoring with a two run double. Rusty Staub singles in LeFlore in the 5th and Staub doubles in another run in the 7th. Ben Oglivie doubles in a pair of runs in the 7th as well. Detroit starter Ray Bare had a no hitter going with two outs in the 6th, only to have it, and the shutout, spoiled by a Ralph Garr homerun off the facing of the upper deck in right. Bare only allowed two more singles, as he goes the distance for the win.

Chicago: 1-3-1
Detroit: 7-9-0

Chicago: Johnson, Vuckovich (7) and Downing

Detroit: Bare and Freehan

WP-Bare  4-1
LP-Johnson

I think I can now call it, Ray Bare has been chosen by the dice as this years "anointed one". The player whom the dice favor above all odds. Joe Coleman could only wish for such treatment. 

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07/05/16 05:57 PM

Thanks Paul. I'll start the Bird on May 15th, against Cleveland, just as in real life. After that, we'll see.  

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