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 August 29, 1925, the Detroit Tigers hold an honorary dinner for longtime star Ty Cobb. The Tigers give Cobb a check for $10,000, and the city of Detroit presents him with a trophy.