» April 17, 1959: Led by rookies Rudy Arias and Norm Cash, the White Sox top Detroit 65. Arias picks up his 1st win and Cash contributes a 3-run home run.
» December 6, 1959: The White Sox re acquire Minnie Minoso, along with C Dick Brown and pitchers Jake Striker and Don Ferrarese from the Indians. The give up young 1B Norm Cash, OF Bubba Phillips, and C John Romano.
» December 8, 1959:
Two days after trading Norm Cash, the White Sox send young OF Johnny Callison to the Phillies for veteran infielder Gene Freese. This ranks as one of the Phils' better trades.
» April 12, 1960:
In a deal that will haunt the Indians, Frank Lane sends Norm Cash to Detroit for 3B Steve Demeter. Cash will be Detroit's regular 1B for the next 14 years and will hit 373 home runs for them. Demeter will play four games for Cleveland.
» June 13, 1960: Bunning strikes out 13 in seven innings, but gives up a home run to Ted Williams, #498, and is losing before Norm Cash bats for him and hits a 2-run homer. Detroit beats Boston, 21.
» July 3, 1960: Before 50,556 fans in New York, the Yankees sweep two from the Tigers, winning 76 and 62. In the opener, Ryne Duran fans Charlie Maxwell with the bases loaded and two outs in the 9th. Detroit is ahead 21 in the night cap when Norm Cash argues at length about a call at first base, and finally gets tossed. When play resumes, Pete Burnside serves up a 3-run homer to Mickey Mantle, batting righty. The Yankees are 235 since June five and lead the American League by three games.
» September 19, 1960: Chicago's pennant hopes are damaged with a nitecap 76 loss to the Tigers, after they win the opener, 84. Pinch hitter Norm Cash scores the decisive run in game 2. Cash thus ends his year by grounding into no double plays, the 1st ALer since league records on this were started in 1940. Teammate Dick McAuliffe and Roger Repoz will duplicate this in 1968.
» May 23, 1961: Norm Cash, Steve Boros, and Dick Brown hit consecutive home runs for the Tigers in a 52 win over Minnesota.
» September 15, 1961:
The Yankees set a new American League record for most homers in a season (222), as they split a doubleheader in Detroit, winning 111 and losing 42. Circuit blows by Bill Skowron and Yogi Berra in the opener help Whitey Ford win his 24th and increase New York's homer total to 222. This breaks the old mark set by the 1947 Giants and tied by the 1956 Reds. Norm Cash and Steve Boros homer in the nitecap to back Ron Kline's 7-hitter.
» September 16, 1961: At Detroit, Roger Maris connects for #57, off Frank Lary, to stay a game ahead of Ruth's 1927 pace. But Lary wins his 21st, 104, over Ralph Terry, with help from Norm Cash, who belts a homer, his 37th, and a triple. Al Kaline adds four hits and a sac fly.
» June 27, 1963: Detroit's Norm Cash achieves a rarity by playing an entire game at 1B without a chance, as the Twins win 106.
» October 1, 1964: Detroit's Dave Wickersham, in a bid for his 20th win, is ejected by umpire Bill Valentine in the 7th inning of his final start. Wickersham gets the heave-ho for trying to get Valentine's attention by grabbing his shoulder during an argument with Norm Cash. Mickey Lolich enters the 11 tie and earns a 42 win.
» September 16, 1967: Norm Cash drives in five runs and John Hiller goes the distance, enabling Detroit to take the American League lead with a 91 win over the Yankees.
» September 14, 1968: Denny McLain becomes the first 30-game winner since Dizzy Dean in 1934, as the Tigers beat the A's 54. Reggie Jackson's homer in the 4th puts the A' s ahead 20 but Norm Cash answers with a 3-run shot. Reggie hits another in the 6th, but the Tigers push across two in the 9th to win. Kaline, pinch hitting for McLain, walks and scores the tying run. Denny (305) gives up six hits and strikes out 10.
» March 13, 1969: In addition to this year's lower mound and tightened strike zone, the majors try an experiment ball with 10% more resiliency for a spring training game between the Mets and Tigers in Lakeland. It has an all-rubber center instead of a cork and rubber core, and the seams are higher than the regular ball. The Mets' Don Cardwell surrenders three homers in the 4th to Dick McAuliffe, Norm Cash, and Gates Brown in the Tigers' 7-4 win. Tomorrow, in Phoenix, the same ball is used in the Giants 131 win over the Angels, with Bobby Bonds hitting the only two homers (off George Brunet). The players agree the ball is definitely livelier and sounded louder coming off the bat.
» May 23, 1971: With 53,337 on hand Mickey Lolich and Les Cain, with three innings from Joe Niekro, notch shutouts as the Tigers sweep a doubleheader from the Senators 50 and 110. The loser in the opener is Denny McLain, making his first appearance in Detroit since being traded. Al Kaline and Norm Cash each hit 2-run homers off Denny, with Cash adding another pair, one with the sacks full, in the nitecap.
» June 19, 1971: Indian leadoff batters Graig Nettles and Vada Pinson belt homers off Detroit's Dean Chance in the first inning, but Detroit ties in the 5th, goes ahead on Aurelio Rodriguez's homer in the 7th, and wins, 53 after Norm Cash hits is 15th homer in the 8th.
» July 6, 1971: Norm Cash belts a pair of 3-run homers to power the Tigers to a 127 win over the Yanks. Mickey Lolich goes all the way for the win.
» July 3, 1973: Brothers Gaylord Perry (Indians) and Jim Perry (Tigers) pitch against each other for the only time in their careers. Neither finishes the game, but Gaylord is charged with the 54 loss. Two Norm Cash home runs help Detroit.
» July 15, 1973: Before 41,411 in Detroit, Angel ace Nolan Ryan hurls his 2nd no-hitter of the season in taming the Tigers 60. Ryan fans 17 battersthe most ever in a 9-inning no-hitterincluding eight straight, but only one over the last two innings. Nolan's arm stiffens while watching his team rally for five runs in the top of the 8th. With two outs in the 9th, Norm Cash, who had struck out his three other times at bat, comes to bat wielding a piano leg. Umpire Ron Luciano points out the illegality and Cash then pops out using a regulation bat. Ryan's eight in a row ties the American League record he set last year.
» August 7, 1974: As part of a youth movement, the Tigers release 1B Norm Cash and sell OF Jim Northrup to Montreal.
» October 12, 1986:
Norm Cash, the 1961 American League batting champion, drowns in Lake Michigan, a victim of a boating accident. He was 51.