Detroit Tigers Greatest All-Star Game Memories

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1986 – Whitaker Blasts the AL to Victory

From September of 1977 to 1995 Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell teamed to form when of the greatest double play duos in Major League History. Both have too many career highlights to stuff into this article but Whitaker etched his name into the All-Star record book in the 1986 game at the Astrodome in Houston.

After their win in 1986 the American League had dropped another two games in the series. In the top of the second inning of a scoreless game with two outs, Dave Winfield doubled to right field off of Dwight Gooden. On an 0-2 pitch Whitaker connected for a home run to give the AL a 2-0 lead. They added a Tony Fernandez home run in the seventh to win the game 3-2.

That at-bat gave Whitaker a career All-Star Game cycle, a singular achievement.

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