The Tigers beat the White Sox into submission on Monday night, cutting the magic number to officially eliminating the Pale Hose to five games. However, because the Indians did not play on Monday, the magic number to clinch is six. The Tigers have now won 10 in a row and have a pretty good chance of winning their 11th straight on Tuesday night, as Justin Verlander takes the bump.â†µ
Gee, that's cool, and six also happens to be the uniform number of former Tigers outfielder Gee Walker, who played seven seasons with the Tigers in the 1930s. Gee 'The Madman' Walker wore No. 6 for two of his seven seasons with the squad, including 1934 when the Tigers made it to the World Series (and lost to the Cardinals).â†µ
Walker hit .317/.351/.820, 61 home runs, 216 doubles, 36 triples, and knocked in 468 runs while also stealing 132 bases over his seven seasons with the Tags. Walker was traded to the White Sox in the offseason of 1937, following his All-Star season, and went on to play with the Washington Senators, Indians, and Reds over a successful, 15-year career.