The Detroit Tigers franchise was born in 1984, making it one of the oldest in the American League. Unlike many other organizations in Major League Baseball, the franchise hasn't changed cities or names. The team's been the Detroit Tigers since Day One.
After calling Tiger Stadium home from 1912 through the 1999 seasons, the Tigers made news by making a short move to Comerica Park. Located in the city's downtown, across the street from Ford Field, home of the NFL's Lions, Comerica Park has an official capacity of 41,255. Among the park's features are a series of statues beyond the outfield fence depicting several Tigers legends, numerous concrete tigers in and around the park, a baseball-themed Ferris wheel, tiger-themed carousel and water fountains in center field. Read more »
World Series Championships
The Tigers have four World Series championships to their name, with these titles coming in 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984. The franchise has also won 11 American League Pennants and six division titles, including three straight Central Division crowns in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Detroit Tigers Roster
Many of baseball's all-time greats once appeared on the Tigers roster. Former Tigers enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame are Ty Cobb, Mickey Cochrane, Sam Crawford, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg, Harry Heilmann, Hughie Jennings, Al Kaline, George Kell, Heinie Manush and Hal Newhouser. The team depicts many of these names, as well as those of Willie Horton and longtime broadcaster Ernie Harwell, on the brick walls in left and right field. In recent years, stars for the Tigers have included Miguel Cabrera, Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Prince Fielder.
The Tigers play the home games on their Spring Training schedule at Joker Marchant Stadium in Lakeland, FL. The park opened in 1966 and has been the Grapefruit League home of the Tigers since day one. After a couple substantial renovations, the park now holds 8,500 fans; when it opened Joker Marchant Stadium held just 4,900 fans. The Tigers Minor League Baseball affiliates are the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens, Double-A Erie SeaWolves, Advanced-A Lakeland Flying Tigers, Class-A West Michigan Whitecaps, Short-Season A Connecticut Tigers and rookie league Gulf Coast League Tigers, Venezuelan Summer League Tigers and Dominican Summer League Tigers.
2100 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan, 48201
Official team site
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