Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Thames ties Tigers home run record

Marcus Thames blasted a home run to center field in the ninth inning tonight to became the fifth player in the history of the Tigers to hit homers in five consecutive games. The list includes some of the best sluggers in the history of the franchise:

Rudy York 1937
Hank Greenberg 1940
Vic Wertz 1950
Willie Horton 1969
Marcus Thames 2008

Thames now has 13 homers in 117 at bats this year. That's one homer for every nine at bats which is the best rate in the majors this year. Thames' last eight hits have been homers and they have come in a span of ten games.

1 comment:

  1. But is he doing the little things?

    He's in some good company there. All four of those guys, i believe, were first ballot hall of famers in our project.



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