October 11, 1972: Northrup’s wallop wins it for Tigers in ALCS Game 4

From the SABR Games Project:

Game Four was a repeat matchup of Lolich versus Hunter. The day was cool and overcast, with a threat of rain throughout the day. Neither team was able to take batting practice, as the field remained covered until just before game time. The A’s threatened in each of the first three innings, but were kept off the scoreboard by strong defensive plays by Kaline and Rodriguez. The Tigers also had runners in scoring position in the first and second but failed to cash in. In the bottom of the third, shortstop Dick McAuliffe opened by lifting a low, inside offering into the overhang in right, giving Detroit a 1-0 lead.

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Image: Jim Northrup, 1973 Topps. More info

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