» September 24, 1928: The Tigers draw 404 fans for their last meeting with the Red Sox, winning 8–0 behind Sam Gibson's 5-hitter. Pat Simmons is knocked out in the 7th when he gives up consecutive triples to Al Wingo, batting 9th, John Stone, and Charlie Gehringer. Harry Heilmann has a home run and double for Detroit. Jack Rothrock is busy for Boston playing LF, SS, and pitching a shutout last inning.
» April 16, 1929:
Both the Yankees and Indians, the two major league teams with the innovative numbers on the backs of the players' uniforms are scheduled to open today, but rain cancels the New York opener. Cleveland opens at home and hands new Tiger's manager Bucky Harris his first loss, 5–4 in 10 innings. Cleveland rookie Earl Averill, #5, cracks an 0-2 pitch for a homer in his first at bat, off Earl Whitehill (Earl's #3 will later be retired). The numberless Charlie Gehringer matches the rookie in the 3rd inning, hitting his off Cleveland's Joe Shaute. The Indians will wear numbers only on their home uniforms. Averill is just the 2nd player to connect in his first at-bat: Luke Stuart was the 1st, in 1921.
» May 24, 1929: Chicago's Ted Lyons and Detroit's George Uhle go 21 innings before the Tigers get a run to win 6–5 in the longest game—3 hours and 31 minutes—ever seen to date at Comiskey Park. Uhle is the winner, tossing 20 innings, with Vic Sorrell pitching the bottom of the 21st. Lyons, the loser, goes the distance and gives up 24 hits. Charlie Gehringer drives in Roy Johnson with a sac fly for the final run. No pitcher has matched either Lyons' or Uhle's marathon effort since. Les Mueller, in 1945, will come the closest.
» May 26, 1929:
White Sox spitballer Red Faber turns back the Tigers, 2–0, on a one-hitter. Charlie Gehringer's single in the 4th is the only safety. The Sox score two runs in the 1st without a hit.
» August 5, 1929: Despite three triples by Charlie Gehringer, the Senators overwhelm the Tigers, 21–5, collecting 21 hits. Sam Rice and Buddy Myers each have four hits and four runs as every hitter in the lineup hits a safety. Winning pitcher Lloyd Brown scores three runs.
» May 4, 1933: New York's Lefty Gomez throws no-hit ball for eight innings before Detroit's Charlie Gehringer leads off the 9th with a home run. Gerald Walker follows with a double, reaches 3rd when Gomez throws a wild pitch, and scores. Gomez then retires the side for a 5–2 Yankee win.
» June 6, 1934:
Cleveland's Bob Weiland, recently acquired, fires a one-hitter at the Tigers, but loses, 2–1. Charlie Gehringer's RBI single is the only hit. Weiland does stop Goose Goslin's hit streak at 30 games. The victory by Schoolboy Rowe puts the Tigers in 1st place.
» November 3, 1934: Although Lou Gehrig wins the Triple Crown with 49 home runs, 165 RBI, and a .363 BA, Mickey Cochrane, with two home runs, 76 RBI, and a .320 BA, is named American League MVP. Cochrane has 67 points to finish ahead of teammates Charlie Gehringer (65 points) and Schoolboy Rowe (59 points). Lefty Gomez of the Yankees polls 60. Dizzy Dean, with a 30-7 record, is chosen as National League MVP easily outdistancing Pitt's Paul Waner.
» July 30, 1936:
The Yankees, with Jake Powell back in CF for the injured Hoag, drop a 5–4 decision to Detroit. On August 1st, Powell will go to LF, with DiMaggio playing CF for the first time. Selkirk will return to RF. The Yanks loses today when Charlie Gehringer ties the match with a two-run homer in the 8th. Bill Dickey allows a ball to get by him in the 10th and Burns scores the winner. Schoolboy Rowe pitches 10 innings for the win over Johnny Broaca.
» May 13, 1937:
Detroit's George Gill makes his first ML start and shuts out the Red Sox, 4–0. Gill allows five hits, three by Joe Cronin, as Detroit replaces the Red Sox in 3rd place. Wes Ferrell allows just five hits, including a double and homer by Charlie Gehringer.
» November 2, 1937: American League batting champ Charlie Gehringer is named MVP by the BBWAA receiving 78 out of a possible 80 points. Joe DiMaggio is a close second four points behind while Tiger teammate Hank Greenberg, who knocked in 183 runs, is a distant 3rd. Gehringer is the 3rd Tiger in four years to medal.
» May 27, 1939:
For the first time in his career, Detroit's Charlie Gehringer hits for the cycle, in a 12–5 win against the Browns. Charlie does it in order, the first player to cycle that way.
» February 15, 1940: The Tiger roster lists Hank Greenberg as an OF. The willingness of the team's leading power hitter to switch, at a contract boost, from 1B allows manager Del Baker to find a position for Rudy York. Also on the list are Dick Bartell, picked up from the Cubs for Billy Rogell, and Pinky Higgins, who had been shopped around. The four, along with Barney McCosky and Charlie Gehringer, produce the stuff that will move the Tigers from fifth to first, although its .588 mark will be as low as that of any pennant-winner yet.
» June 13, 1940:
The Cleveland players petition owner Alva Bradley to remove Oscar Vitt as manager. "Sometimes it seems he'll drive us all nuts," says Bob Feller. "Maybe it's just his nervousness." Bradley declines, stating that the club is just two games behind Boston. The Indians tip the Tigers, 3–2, in 11 innings, winning on Charlie Gehringer's throwing error. Cleveland has their best month of the year, settling into first place, which they will hold until the final two weeks of the season.
» February 27, 1948: Newly elected to the Hall of Fame are Herb Pennock and Pie Traynor. Needing 91 votes for selection, Pennock, who died a month before, gets 94 votes, Traynor 93. Just missing are Al Simmons, Charlie Gehringer, and Bill Terry.
» May 5, 1949: Charlie Gehringer, star 2B of the Tigers between 1925-41, is picked for the Hall of Fame. Two days later, the Old-Timers committee will select Kid Nichols and Three-Finger Brown.
» April 11, 1950: The Texas League opener between Dallas and Tulsa is staged in the Cotton Bowl. The Dallas starters taking the field include Ty Cobb, Mickey Cochrane, Tris Speaker, Dizzy Dean, Travis Jackson, Frank Baker, Charlie Gehringer as well as Duffy Lewis and Dallas manager, Charlie Grimm, the two non-Hall of Famers. After Dean throws one pitch, the squad is replaced by the regular Dallas Eagles team. 53,578 fans, the largest paid crowd (since surpassed) in minor-league history, cheer.
» July 28, 1951: Charlie Gehringer succeeds Billy Evans as GM of the Detroit Tigers.
» September 22, 1987: Wade Boggs goes 2-for-4 in Boston's 8–5 loss to Detroit, reaching the 200-hit plateau for an American League-record tying 5th consecutive year. Al Simmons and Charlie Gehringer are the only other AL players to do so.
» October 2, 1988:
In Cleveland, Boston's Wade Boggs collects his 200th hit for the 6th straight season. Wade's mark breaks the record of five he shared with Chuck Klein (1929-33) and Charlie Gehringer (1933-37).