The Detroit Tigers are a storied franchise, playing in the American League since 1901. The first decade of Tiger baseball was successful, though ultimately did not end in a championship. Ty Cobb led Detroit to three straight World Series from 1907-1909, but could not win the first title in franchise history. In 1935 the Tigers finally won their first World Series, knocking off the Chicago Cubs in six games. One decade later, in 1945, history repeated itself as the Dodgers again won the World Series at the expense of the Cubs, this time in seven games. From the 1950s to the 1970s outfielder Al Kaline defined the Tigers. Over 22 seasons in Detroit, Kaline was an All-Star 15 times, hit .297 and fell just one home run shy of joining the 400-homer club. In 1968, Kaline and the Tigers won another World Series, the third in franchise history. Under renowned manager Sparky Anderson, Detroit won its fourth and most recent World Series title in 1984, taking care of the San Diego Padres in five games. The Tigers struggled through the 1990s, but have reemerged as perennial threats in the last decade. Detroit has honored seven former players and managers through the team's history. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Detroit Tigers baseball tickets.
2016 Tigers Season Preview
The Tigers entered 2014 with hopes of reaching the World Series. They had the best hitter in baseball in Miguel Cabrera, as well as a pitching rotation that included Justin Verlander, David Price, and Max Scherzer. The Tigers rode this trio to their 4th straight AL Central Pennant. But the Tigers collapsed in the later parts of the season, and ended up getting swept by the Orioles to end the season.
The 2015 Detroit Tigers look to get back to the ALCS, and come into the season with a similar roster to last season. The 2015 Tigers pitching rotation will once again feature aces Justin Verlander and David Price, as well as rising stars Anibal Sanchez and Joakim Soria. The biggest hurdle that the Tigers will have in 2015 will be the strength of the AL Central. The 2015 AL Central will feature the returning AL Champion Kansas City Royals, as well as a strong Cleveland Indians club. But with all the firepower on the Detroit Tigers roster, expect them to once again be in the hunt in 2015.
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Detroit Tigers Baseball at Comerica Park Address: 2100 Woodward Ave, Detroit, Michigan, 48201
The Tigers play their home games at Comerica Park, located in Detroit, Michigan. When filled to capacity, Comerica Park holds more than 41,000 screaming Tigers fans. Comerica has activities for the whole family, including a carousel, a Ferris wheel, statutes of former Tiger greats, a liquid fireworks display and the Tigers Walk of Fame, a look at the history of Detroit's baseball team. The Detroit Tigers dugout is on the Comerica Park third base line in front of sections 131-135. Comerica Park parking information is covered in our Tigers event guide.
Tigers vs. Indians
One of the most underrated rivalries in Major League Baseball, this matchup spans two different divisions, and over four decades. The Tigers and Indians were both founding members of the original AL East in 1969 and have been fighting for division crowns ever since. In 1994 the Indians moved to the AL Central and the Tigers followed in 1998. Both of these teams have seen extended eras of success in the AL Central and these matchups are often at the forefront of deciding who wins the Central year in and year out.
Tigers vs. White Sox
This rivalry did not gain traction until the Tigers joined the AL Central in 1998. Where rivalries such as the Yankees-Red Sox, or Cubs-Cardinals are often just as much about emotion as the game itself, this rivalry is all about baseball. The Tigers and White Sox have combined for over five AL Central crowns, and many of the other years they battled down to the wire to decide the champion. One of the better rivalries in the Midwest, this game is always competitive and fun to watch.
Tigers vs. Royals
One of the budding rivalries in the American League, this matchup has all the pieces in place to be as heated as any game in the Midwest. These teams first had taste of a rivalry when the Tigers joined the AL Central, but both teams had up and down success through the late 90s and early 2000s. However, in the last half decade both teams have put together pennant worthy teams with loads of young talent, building promise for future late September battles for the AL Central crown.
Detroit Tigers in the World Series, American League Championship Series and MLB Playoffs
As one of the oldest franchises in the history of Major League Baseball, the Detroit Tigers have established themselves as one of the most successful organizations. The Tigers have won over three World Series titles with the first occurring in 1935. Detroit has also won more than five division titles to go along with their 10+ AL pennants. The Tigers will only add to their impressive numbers in the years to come.
Detroit Tigers Event Guide
What time do the gates open prior to a Tigers game?
Gates at Comerica Park open 90 minutes before the first pitch.
How can I buy cheap Detroit Tigers tickets?
TicketCity offers a big selection of Tigers Baseball tickets which include some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Tigers tickets fluctuate based on demand and opponent. Marquee American League opponents, like the New York Yankees, Texas Rangers and Chicago White Sox, can drive up home game prices. While cheap tickets are more plentiful for non-divisional or interleague opponents. Those early games may offer best opportunity to purchase Tigers tickets near face value.
Where are good places to eat before a Tigers game?
If you enjoy spending pre-game eating delicious pub food don't miss trying Jacoby's German Biergarten, or Foran's Grand Trunk Pub. Both have great food, drinks, and have great environments. There are a plethora of good steakhouses in the area. London Chop House, and Roast are two of our favorites. If you are looking for tremendous Italian food, try Cook's Shop the Restaurant, Angelina Italian Bistro, or PizzaPapalis. For those looking to try something a little different, try Bai Mai Thai. It is one of the best Thai places in Michigan and will not disappoint. Other great places in the area are Motor City Brewing Works, Slows Bar BQ, and Green Dot Stables.
Where can I find the 2015-2016 Detroit Tigers Baseball schedule?
The Tigers 2015-2016 Baseball schedule is listed as soon as it is announced by MLB. The Tigers play in the AL Central, which means games against the Chicago White Sox, Minnesota Twins, Kansas City Royals and Cleveland Indians. Game times are announced by MLB as soon as the TV schedule is set. The Tigers home opener is typically one of the most popular games. If you are looking for Tigers news or scores, then visit our partners at CBS Sports. They are also a good source for the official Detroit Tigers team roster.
Where is the best place to park at Comerica Park?
There are a few convenient parking options at Comerica Park. Immediately to the west of Comerica on the east side of Woodward are parking lots 1, 2, and, 3. These are the closest general parking lots and are usually about $25 to park in. Parking lots 4 and 5 are also about $25 and are located just north of Ford Field on the northeast side of Comerica. If you are looking to save some many and don't mind a little walk try looking at the corner of Grand River and Elizabeth. There is a lot there that is usually about $5 and only a short walk to the stadium.
Can I buy Detroit Tigers Baseball season tickets?
Detroit Tigers season tickets are available to buy until kickoff of their home opener. Check our listings above or call us if you would like to purchase Tigers Baseball season tickets. Let us know if you want a particular section at Comerica Park.
Does my child need a ticket to attend the game?
Children 3 years old and younger will be allowed to enter Comerica Park without a ticket and must sit on a guardians lap for the duration of the game.