DETROIT TIGERS INFORMATION:
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Stadium: Comerica Park
Conference: American League
Division: Central Division
Rivals: St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians
Notable Players: Ty Cobb, Cecil Fielder, Al Kaline, Miguel Cabrera
Detroit Tigers World Series Title: 4, last World Series Title: 1984
Detroit Tigers AL Championships: 11, Last AL championship: 2012
The Detroit Tigers began as an expansion team in 1901. Like most new teams, the Tigers faced an uphill battle to build a fan base and attract new people to the sport, but right off the bat a gift fell in their laps. In 1905, the legendary Ty Cobb made his Major League debut and instantly changed the Tigers' fortunes. Cobb's talent was undeniable and helped the ball club make it to their first World Series in 1907. While the Tigers were swept by the Chicago Cubs, Cobb's arrival and subsequent success made Detroit a far more attractive place for young ballplayers and laid the foundation for future success.
The Tigers' first World Series Championship would have to wait until 1935, when the team benefited from the bat of MVP Hank Greenberg, who hit 36 home runs during the season. With other Hall of Famers like Charlie Gehringer and Mickey Cocherane in the lineup, the Tigers got revenge against the Chicago Cubs who dashed the Tigers' title aspirations two times prior. Cocherane ended up scoring the pivotal run of the series in Game 6 to give the team its first-ever championship. The team won another championship in 1945, after the team slid into the postseason. Once again, the Tigers were matched against the Cubs, and Hank Greenberg was the hero yet again with pivotal home runs that would carry the team to a Game 7 victory.
Perhaps the Tigers best championship squad was the 1968 championship team, which won 103 games and faced the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. Even though Cardinals pitching legend Bob Gibson kept them on the ropes, the Tigers were able to pull it together and triumph in the seventh game. The Tigers wouldn't keep their fans waiting too long and captured yet another title in 1984 behind the pitching prowess of Jack Morris and the powerful bats of Kirk Gibson and Alan Trammel. The title also gave manager Sparky Anderson the unique distinction of being the first manager to win the World Series in both the National and American Leagues.
With an appearance in the World Series in 2006 and a division championship in 2011, the Tigers are one of the most dangerous teams in the American League. With their talented roster of young prospects and proven veterans, the team has a great chance of hanging another championship banner in Comerica Park in the coming years.
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It'll Lift Ya Up! The good people of Detroit have been down on their luck now for awhile. Well, a trip to Comerica Park will help for at least for a few hours. The park combines a lot of fun activities for the kids, such as a Merry-Go-Round, with a great baseball atmosphere, and reminds me old-school Tiger fans of the great history of the franchise with monuments and retired numbers in the outfield. Comerica Park is truly the gem of downtown Detroit right now. The Tigers are trying to live up to the standard of the stadium and have struggled since coming on strong a few years ago. Tiger fans should take heart knowing that things will get better. For now at least they have a wonderful stadium and fun night to look forward to. August 25, 2010
Detroit Tigers World Series Game 3 We couldn't be happier with our experience and purchase from Ticket City! We were looking for 4 tickets to take our 2 boys to their first World Series game. It was our oldest son's 14th birthday...what a great way to spend a birthday! We found the prices to be significantly less than StubHub.com for seats in the same row! The service charge was quite a bit less, too! I became skeptical when the original tickets I purchased on line were not available, but Ruben did a great job of contacting me directly immediately via phone, and then providing us with better seats for the same price...in addition to a $15 discount and free shipping because the original seats were not available!! Outstanding! Tickets were received 3 days earlier than anticipated. No complaints from this Detroit sports fan! October 29, 2012
Comerica Park I made my first visit to Comerica Park for the Detroit Tigers vs. Kansas City Royals game back in April. I am a KC fan and my boyfriend lives in Michigan and is a Tigers fan. I wore my Royals Jersey to the game and was a little nervous to see how the Tigers fans would respond. I was extremely impressed and surprised at their reaction. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. The park is very clean and nice and I can't wait to take another trip there in a few weeks to see the Royals play the Tigers again!! September 11, 2010
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