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Tommy Bridges

Tommy Bridges

Position(s):
P
Born:
December 28, 1906
Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
5' 10"
Weight:
155 lbs
Major League Debut:
8-13-1930 with DET

 

Factoid 1

On August 5, 1932, Detroit righty Tommy Bridges retired the first 26 batters against the Senators. Dave Harris was sent in as a pinch-hitter by Washington manager Walter Johnson, and banged out a single to ruin the perfect game bid. The following season, Bridges hurled two more one-hitters.

Transition

"I could have had my release any time," Bridges told The Sporting News in 1946 after the Tigers let him go in mid-September. "The club consented to give it to me now. They paid me in full. I didn't ask to be restored as coach. By the way, if I had it to do all over again, I'd choose Detroit as my club."

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