When occured: 
Tue, 1958-06-17

 Ozzie Virgil, who became the first black man to play for the Detroit Tigers 11 days earlier, goes 5 for 5 in his first home game at Briggs Stadium. The Dominican's performance helps Detroit beat the Washington Senators, 9 - 2.


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