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Aurelio Rodriguez from the Chronology
Dec 4, 1976 - Aurelio Rodriguez becomes the first AL 3B since 1959 to beat out Brooks Robinson for the Gold Glove Award. Other Newcomers on TSN fielding team include 3B Mike Schmidt‚ OF Dwight Evans‚ and C Jim Sundberg‚ who would combine to win 24 awards.
Sep 30, 1972 - The Tigers take their 3rd in a row from Milwaukee as John Hiller throws a 5-hitter. Aurelio Rodriguez's 3-run HR is the margin in the 5-1 win. The Tigers now return home to face the Red Sox in a 3-game series that will determine which team wins the East.
Aug 27, 1972 - The Tigers Willie Horton clouts an 11th-inning 2-run HR to beat Minnesota 5-3 in the opener of 2. In the nightcap Joe Coleman pitches 11 shutout innings against Minnesota before Aurelio Rodriguez's HR gives him the 1-0 win. This is the 3rd win in a row for the Tigers on 11th-inning homers. Rodriguez hit one to start the streak.
Aug 20, 1972 - The Angels score 9 runs in the 4th inning but Detroit counters with 8 runs in the 6th to win the wild affair 11-9. Aurelio Rodriguez touches off the comeback with a double and ends the scoring with another extra base hit a 3-run homer. In between are 6 singles and a sac fly.
Jun 27, 1972 - Mickey Lolich is staked to 4-0 lead when the Tigers hit 3 consecutive first-inning HRs against New York's Wade Blasingame making his AL debut. Tony Taylor leads off with a walk before Aurelio Rodriguez Al Kaline and Willie Horton wade in with homers to finish Blasingame. Lolich pitching on 2 days rest notches his 12th winning 5-2. Bobby Murcer's HR accounts for one of the Yank runs.
Oct 9, 1970 - The Tigers trade Denny McLain to the Senators in an 8-player deal that also sees OF Elliott Maddox 3B Aurelio Rodriguez and P Joe Coleman change teams. This ranks as one of Detroit's best trades ever.