The current Detroit club was a charter member when the Western League reorganized for the 1894 season. They originally played at Boulevard Park, sometimes called League Park. It was located on East Lafayette, then called Champlain Street, between Helen and East Grand Boulevard, near Belle Isle. In 1895, owner George Vanderbeck decided to build Bennett Park at the corner of ...
The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. Louis Cardinals against the Detroit Tigers, with the Tigers winning in seven games for their first championship since 1945, and the third in their history. The Tigers came back from a 3-1 deficit to win three in a row, largely on the arm of MVP Mickey Lolich, who won three complete ...
The 1984 World Series began on October 9 and ended on October 14, 1984. The American League champion Detroit Tigers played against the National League champion San Diego Padres, with the Tigers winning the series four games to one. This was the first World Series that Peter Ueberroth presided over as commissioner. Ueberroth began his tenure on October 1, succeeding ...
Mike Ilitch purchased the Detroit Tigers in 1992 from fellow pizza magnate Tom Monaghan the founder of Domino’s Pizza for baseball was a sport that he had played as a youth. Under his ownership, the Tigers logged losing records in twelve out of thirteen seasons before their turnaround in 2006. After acquiring the team, Ilitch clearly expressed interest in moving ...
Comerica Park is an open-air ballpark located in Downtown Detroit. It serves as the home of the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball, replacing historic Tiger Stadium in 2000. The park is named after Comerica Bank, which was founded in Detroit and was based there when the park opened. Comerica’s headquarters have since been moved to Dallas, though the bank ...
History of the Tigers
The Detroit Tigers are an American professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. One of the AL’s eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Detroit in 1901. They are the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in the AL. The Tigers have won four World Series championships (1935, 1945, 1968, and 1984), 11 AL pennants (1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984, 2006, and 2012), and four AL Central division championships (2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014). The Tigers also won division titles in 1972, 1984, and 1987 while members of the AL East. The team currently plays its home games at Comerica Park in Downtown Detroit.
2000 – Present / Major League Baseball
1901 – 1999 / American League
1894 – 1901 / Western League
1894 – Present / Detroit Tigers
Tigers – The earliest known use of the name Detroit Tigers in the news was in the Detroit Free Press on April 16, 1895. Another legend concerns a sportswriter equating the 1901 team’s opening day victory with the ferocity of his alma mater, the Princeton Tigers.
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1984, 1968, 1945, 1935
2000 – Present / Comerica Park
1912 – 1999 / Tiger Stadium
1938 – 1960 / Briggs Stadium
1912 – 1938 / Navin Field
1896 – 1911 / Bennett Park
1894 – 1895 / Boulevard Park
2018 – Present / Ilitch Holdings
1992 – 2017 / Mike Ilitch
1983 -1992 / Tom Monaghan
1961 – 1983 / John Fetzer
1956 – 1961 / Fred Knorr & John Fetzer
1952 – 1956 / Walter Briggs, Jr.
1935 – 1952 / Walter Briggs, Sr.
1919 – 1935 / Frank Navin
1908 – 1919 / Bill Yawkey & Frank Navin
1903 – 1908 / Bill Yawkey
1902 – 1903 / Samuel F. Angus
1901 – 1902 / James D. Burns
1894 – 1900 / George Vanderbeck
To qualify as the greatest player for this team, the player must have played one season for this team. If not, we will remove the player.
* verifies that player has played for this team as an added player by a fan.
2 / Charlie Gehringer
3 / Alan Trammell
5 / Hank Greenberg
6 / Al Kaline
11 / Sparky Anderson
16 / Hal Newhouser
23 / Willie Horton
42 / Jackie Robinson
47 / Jack Morris
*Blue is this team’s history