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Retro GIF of the Day: Willie Horton throws out Lou Brock in the 1968 World Series

Willie Horton's throw to gun down Lou Brock at home plate changed the 1968 World Series and led to the Tigers' third championship.

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It is often called the biggest defensive play in Tigers history, and now it's in GIF form. Willie Horton threw out Lou Brock of the St. Louis Cardinals in Game 5 of the 1968 World Series, turning the tide in what was a 3-1 series deficit at the time.


As we all know by now, the Tigers came back to win Game 5 and take the next two games to bring home their third title in franchise history.