1921 – Born on the 20th of May in Detroit, Michigan.
1939 – He went up to the major league club before the end of the season.
1940 – He earned a spot on the Tigers out of spring training and remained with the team.
1942 – He improved posting excellent ERAs.
1944 – He blossomed all at once becoming a dominant pitcher in wartime baseball.
1945 – He repeated as MVP with what was arguably an even better season.
1950 – He hurt his arm and his workload was cut significantly.
1992 – He was chosen for the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
1998 – He died on the 10th of November in Southfield, Michigan.