Detroit Tigers

baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Detroit, Michigan, United States of America

The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team in Detroit, Michigan. The team plays at Comerica Park. Their manager is Ron Gardenhire, and they are owned by Christopher Ilitch.

Detroit Tigers
2024 Detroit Tigers season
Established in 1894
Team logo
Major league affiliations
Retired numbers
  • Midnight navy blue, orange, white[1][2]
  • Detroit Tigers (1901–present)
Other nicknames
  • The Tigers, The Bengals, The Motor City Kitties
Major league titles
World Series titles (4)
AL Pennants (11)
Central Division titles (4)
East Division titles (3)
Wild card berths (1)2006
Front office
Owner(s)Ilitch Holdings
ManagerA. J. Hinch
General ManagerSam Menzin (acting)
President of Baseball OperationsVacant
Tigers opening day 2007; view from section 326

The Tigers began as a minor league baseball team in the 1890s. The league was reorganized as the American League, and became a major league in 1901. The Tigers were one of the first teams to have an "official" nickname. They obtained permission from a military group called the Detroit Light Guard, which was known as the "Tigers". That group had fought in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

The Tigers have often lived up to their nickname, having great success from time to time. Their most famous player was Ty Cobb, usually regarded as among the very greatest players of all time. The Tigers have frequently played in baseball's post-season games. They have won several World Series, in 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984. They also played in the World Series in 2006 and 2012, where they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals and the San Francisco Giants, respectively.

References and notes change

  1. Known as Navin Field from 1912 to 1937 and Briggs Stadium from 1938 to 1960.
  2. The Tigers played at Burns Park on Sundays during the 1901 and 1902 seasons.

Other websites change

  1. Beck, Jason (May 7, 2020). "'Never saw them again': Tale of Tigers' blue jersey". MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved May 17, 2020. They also had blue jerseys for batting practice at home starting in 1994. Those didn't have numbers on the front, but they had orange, white and blue striping on the top, as well as the Tiger walking through the Olde English D on the front.
  2. Beck, Jason (February 9, 2016). "Tigers will don navy blue jerseys this spring". MLB Advanced Media. Retrieved February 11, 2019. Much like Tigers caps during the regular season, the navy jerseys will feature white trim for lettering and numbers for home games, and orange for the road games.