The Detroit Tigers may be sitting at home during the 2022 MLB postseason, but it's still a fun time to look back at some of the best playoff moments in franchise history. In fact, today marks the 16th anniversary of a special moment from six-time All-Star Magglio Ordonez.
The year was 2006 and Detroit hadn't been to the World Series in 22 years, dating all the way back to 1984 (the last time this franchise won the championship). Detroit played the Oakland Athletics in the ALCS, rattling off three games to start the series.
Oakland entered the 9th in a 3-3 tie, and sent out close Houston Street to the mound. With two outs, Street allowed back-to-back hits from Craig Monroe and Placido Polanco. Ordonez stepped to the plate, and the rest is history.
Check out the video below.
Ordonez puts a beautiful swing on the ball and lifts and ball deep into the Detroit night. The ball never had a chance at staying in the park, and boom Detroit walked it off with a dramatic three-run blast.
This was actually the second home run of Ordonez' night. The three-time Silver Slugger winner also hit a game trying solo home run in the 6th inning.
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