1976 : Mark Fidrych (The Bird) makes his first start with the Detroit Tigers

May 15, 2022 all-day

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On this day in 1976: Mark Fidrych makes his first start with the #Tigers, tossing six no-hit innings vs. the Indians en route to a complete game victory in which he allowed two hits. Fidrych was named the American League Rookie of the Year at the end of the season.

For more information, see Michael Betzold, “When Mark Fidrych made his first start for the Detroit Tigers“, Detroit Athletic Company Blog, April 28, 2016.

Dan Holmes, “35 Years Ago : The Magical Summer of Mark Fidrych“, Detroit Athletic Company Blog, April 23, 2011.

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