Today we say Happy Baseball Birthday! to former Detroit Tigers outfielder Willie Horton.
William Wattison Horton was born in Arno Virginia, moved to the Motor City, and graduated from Northwestern High School, signed with his Hometown team, the Tigers, and made his big league debut on September 10, 1963.
💗 The Pink TIGERS team name on the 1967 Topps cards certainly stand out.
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🐯⚾ Horton played his final game with the Tigers in 1977, yet, he's still 5th in HRs, with 262.
👀👀 The players ahead of "Willie The Wonder" are, Miguel Cabrera, Hank Greenberg, Norm Cash, and Al Kaline.
👉 Of course, my favorite play by Willie is his outstanding throw in Game 5 of the 1968 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals.
🐯⚾ The Tigers, down in the game, and the Series, would rally after that play to win the game, and, eventually, the Series, with 3 straight wins over the Redbirds.
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