On October 1, 2006, on the final day of the regular season, the last-place Kansas City Royals erase a six-run deficit and defeat the Detroit Tigers, 10-8, in 12 innings. The loss drops the Tigers out of first place for the first time in more than four months, and allows the Minnesota Twins to win the AL Central. Detroit still makes the playoffs via the wild-card.
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On May 18, 1946, Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson is born in Wyncote, Pennsylvania. Jackson will make his debut in 1967 with the Kansas City A’s. He will finish his career with 563 home runs, sixth on the all-time list.