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Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are in the Central Division of the American League.

Founded: 1893, in the minor Western League. In 1900 that league became the American League.
Home ballpark: Comerica Park
Uniform colors: Navy blue, White, and Orange
Logo design: An Old English font "D"
Wild Card titles won (0): none
Division titles won (3): 1972, 1984, 1987
American League pennants won (9): 1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984
World Series championships won (4): 1935, 1945, 1968, 1984

Table of contents
1 Franchise history
2 Players of note
3 External links

Franchise history


The Detroit Tigers baseball franchise played their first game for the newly established American League on April 25, 1901 at Bennett Park in front of 10,000 fans. After trailing 13-4 entering the ninth inning, the team staged a dramatic comeback to win the game 14-13. The team eventually finished third in the eight team league.

In 1905, the team acquired Ty Cobb, a player who would be considered one of the greatest of all-time. The addition of Cobb to an already talented team that included Sam Crawford, Hughie Jennings, Bill Donovan, and George Mullin yielded results quickly, as the Tigers won three consecutive American League Championships from 1907-09. Despite their success, the team would not win it's first World Series until 1935. In 2003, the Tigers would be one loss short of the 1962 New York Mets' modern record for losses in one season.

Players of note

Baseball Hall of Famers

Current stars

Not to be forgotten

Retired numbers

External links