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|Colors:||Midnight navy blue, orange & white|
|Hall of Famers:||Ed Barrow, Ty Cobb, Mickey Cochrane, Joe Gordon, Earl Averill, Jim Bunning, Mickey Cochrane, Sam Crawford, Larry Doby, Charlie Gehringer, Goose Goslin, Hank Greenberg, Harry Heilmann, Waite Hoyt, Al Kaline, George Kell, Heinie Manush, Eddie Mathews, Hal Newhouser, Al Simmons & Sam Thompson|
|Hall of Fame General Managers:||Hughie Jennings, Bucky Harris & Sparky Anderson|
|Rivals:||Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox & New York Yankees|
|Legends:||Al Kaline, Ty Cobb, Lou Whitaker, Travis Fryman, Miguel Cabrera, Alan Trammell, Cecil Fielder, Alex Avila, Austin Jackson, Charlie Gehringer, Brandon Inge, Victor Martinez & Austin Jackson|
|Retired Numbers:||9: 2, 3, 5, 6, 11, 16, 23, 42 & 47|
|World Series Championships:||4: 1935, 1945, 1968 & 1984|
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While the Detroit Tigers are known to be one of the charter members of the American League which was established in 1901, they were in fact plying their trade in the minor Western League where they would stay for six years until the American League changed the whole ballgame.
Six years later in 1901, the Tigers left the minor league to join the major league, becoming one of the first franchises to play in the American League which would rival the National League that had been established in 1867.
Four years into their new league, the Tigers then upped the ante when they signed future Hall of Famer and Tiger legend, Ty Cobb in 1905, and following his introduction it didn’t take long before the Tigers entered their first World Series.
Two years after Cobb’s arrival at the Tigers, the franchise entered a mini golden period as they made three consecutive World Series appearing in the 1907, 1908 and 1909 additions. They lost back-to-back World Series to the Chicago Cubs while in the 1909 series they went down to Pittsburgh Pirates.
From there on in, the Tigers suffered a downfall as for the next 24 years, they would finish in the bottom half of the American League often fluctuating between second, third, fourth, and to even seventh spot.
That all changed in 1934, where the Tigers returned to the top of the American League however, just like in their early appearances of the World Series they were left heartbroken once again, as they lost to the St Louis Cardinals.
With four World Series appearances to their name and each time coming back home empty-handed, the 1935 season was different as they were headlined by Hank Greenberg, Mickey Cochrane, Goose Goslin and Charlie Gehringer, they won 93 games which placed them in first place of the American League and more importantly they were three games clear from the New York Yankees who were in second place.
The Tigers then faced the National League winners, the Chicago Cubs, the third time they would meet in a World Series. Tigers fans were fearing the worst when the Cubs took out game 1 as it all seemed so familiar, but the Tigers rallied together to win the next three games, to give them a 3-1 series lead.
The Cubs took out game 5, to make the series 3-2, however, the Tigers learned their lesson from their previous meetings and took out game 6 and the Tigers won their first-ever World Series, ironically against the same opponent they lost two World Series too.
After falling down the ranks following their World Series triumph in 1935, the Tigers rose back up to win the American League in 1940, despite having two other teams hot on their heels as the Tigers finished with 90 wins, second-placed Cleveland Indians with 89 and third-placed New York Yankees with 88 wins.
The Tigers once again made it to the World Series, where they would take on the Cincinnati Reds. It was a battle of attrition in the early stanzas of the series as the Tigers took out game 1 with the Reds taking game 2 before the Tigers responded with a game 3 victory.
From there they traded blows with the Reds winning game 5 and the Tigers winning game 6. Ultimately though, the Tigers fell just short as the Reds took out the remaining two games to win the World Series, the Reds won the series 4-3.
The following years from 1941-1945, the Tigers dropped down the rankings of the American League especially with star player Hank Greenberg going off to fight in World War II, they often finished between second to fifth spot.
Like in previous years, when they had faced adversity they had a knack off responding the following year and that is what happened in the 1945 season where they finished on top of the American League with 88 wins, and they also welcomed back Greenberg.
Once again they met the Chicago Cubs in the World Series, and thoughts must have been spurring through their head when they took out game 1 of the series reminiscent of their 1907 and 1908 encounters.
The Tigers responded with a win in game 2 but the Cubs won in game 3 giving them a vital 2-1 series lead heading into game 4. The Tigers though had different ideas as they took out games 4 and 5 which gave them a 3-2 lead.
It would go down the wire as the Cubs evened up the series with a win in game 6 forcing a game 7, but the Tigers proved to be too strong as they were winners in game 7 and they won their second World Series ironically over the same opponent they won their first World Series.
From there, the Tigers would suffer one of their worst periods as a franchise and it would be another 23 years before they squared off in another World Series. Throughout that time the Tigers would often finish between second place and eighth place, with their worst season appearing in 1952 where they recorded just 50 wins for the season.
By 1968, the dark days of the past 23 years all seemed forgotten when they finished the regular season in first place ending the previous two years in third spot. The Tigers also smashed out their best season since 1961, as they had 103 regular season wins, beating their 1961 record by two more wins.
It meant they would face the St Louis Cardinals in the World Series and their first since 1945, and it was another thrilling series as the Cardinals took out game 1 and from there it was a see-sawing affair.
The Tigers took out game 2, before the Cardinals took a 3-1 lead after they won games 3 and 4. The Tigers responded by winning the next three games to clinch the series 4-3 and to give them their third title.
The following season the American League and the National League expanded following the introduction of new teams which meant there would be division in each of the league and the Tigers were placed in the American League East Division.
They made a return to the playoffs in 1972, where they would take on the Oakland Athletics in the American League Championship Series (ALCS), the Tigers finished in first place in the American League East with 86 wins. The Tigers ended up losing the ALCS as they lost the series 3-2 to the Athletics.
It would be another long wait, but this one was worth it as the Tigers returned to the postseason in 1984, ending a 12-year drought. The Tigers won the American League East Division with 103 wins, which meant they progressed to the ALCS where they would face the Kansas City Royals.
The Tigers made light work in their encounter with the Royals, they won the series 3-0, handing them another shot at the World Series, where they would meet the San Diego Padres.
Once again the World Series nearly went down to the wire as the Tigers took out game 1, before the Padres responded with a win in game 2. But that little worry the Tigers had turned out to be a false dawn as the Tigers won the next three games to give them their third and to this day most recent World Series victory, and Alan Trammell was named MVP.
Despite making the ALCS in 1987 (in which they lost to the Minnesota Twins), the rest of the 80s and most of the 1990s saw the Tigers out of the spotlight and they finished between second place and seventh place. Things started to turn around for the Tigers by 2006, which also kicked off a somewhat successful eight years for the Tigers.
Although the Tigers finished second in the American League Central, with 95 wins, the Tigers made it all the way to the World Series, following wins in the American League Division Series (ALDS) over the New York Yankees, ALCS over the Oakland Athletics, where they would meet the St Louis Cardinals in the World Series.
The World Series wasn’t kind to the Tigers as they lost baseball’s biggest prize with a 4-1 series defeat. Without any postseason season action in four years, the Tigers returned in 2011, falling one game short from a World Series when they crashed out in the ALCS to the Texas Rangers.
Their next season though, they responded as they made it all the way to another World Series with wins over Oakland Athletics in the ALDS and the New York Yankees in the ALCS, but fell to the San Francisco Giants in the World Series 4-0.
The next two years saw the Tigers advance to the ALCS as they won the ALDS defeating the Oakland Athletics, but fell to the Boston Red Sox in the ALCS, as they once again fell one game short of a World Series appearance.
The following season the Tigers did appear in the postseason, however, it was a short visit as they lost to the Baltimore Orioles in the ALDS, it would also be the last time the Tigers would be in the postseason as well as the last time they would finish in first place.
Since then the Tigers have missed the postseason and have often finished between second and fifth spot. This was evident as the Tigers finished the 2019 season in fifth spot with 47 wins, and while the 2020 season was only 60 games due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Tigers finished with 23 wins placing them fifth in the American League Central for the second time in a row.
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Coming into his 8th season as a Major League Baseball manager, A.J Hinch currently has a 570-452 regular season win-loss record in charge of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Houston Astros and now the Detroit Tigers.
At the conclusion of his eight year career as a player, Hinch retired with a .219 batting average to go along with 32 home runs and 112 RBIs in 350 games.
Not long after his retirement Hinch was hired by the Arizona Diamondback as the manager of minor league operations. Despite never having managed or coached a team at any level, Hinch replaced Bob Melvin as manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2009, becoming the youngest person to be named manager of a Major League team since Eric Wedge.
Following a 31–48 start to his second season in charge, Hinch was fired with a 89–123 record in 212 games in-charge of the team.
After a four year stint as the vice president of professional scouting with the Padres, Hinch was named manager of the Houston Astros in 2014, replacing Bo Porter.
Hinch made one trip to the playoffs with a 170-154 win-loss record from his first two seasons in Houston.
The Astros finished the 2017 season with a 101–61 record, winning their first division title in 16 years and first since joining the American League. In his second postseason, Hinch led the Astros to their first World Series victory, defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in seven games.
In the following two seasons, Hinch led the Astors to another two AL West division titles, once again taking Houston to the World Series in 2019, which they lost to Washington.
Following their World Series defeat in 2019, Hinch was suspended for violating MLB policies in a sign stealing scandal. However at the conclusion of his one year suspension, Hinch was named the manager of the Detroit Tigers, agreeing to a three-year contract.
He enters the 2021 season with a career 570-452 regular season win loss record and a 28-22 record in the postseason.
Detroit’s ace pitcher is undeniably one of their most important roster assets entering the 2021 MLB season.
Since being named in the Tigers starting rotation in 2017, Boyd has slowly moved up the rankings in Detroit’s bullpen. For the 2017 season, Boyd started 25 games, going 6-11 with a 5.27 ERA and striking out 110 batters in 135 innings.
2018 was another step forward in Boyd’s career, setting career highs in starts (31) and innings pitched (170.1) with a 4.39 ERA and 159 strikeouts.
In what was a breakout 2019 campaign, Boyd struck out 235 batters over 185.1 innings, becoming the first Tigers pitcher to surpass the 200 strikeouts mark since Justin Verlander in 2016.
Boyd regressed in 2020, posting a league worst 6.71 ERA in the COVID-19 shortened season.
However, given his brutish strikeout power, Boyd has been named the Tigers Opening Day starter for the 2021 season.
The Detroit Tigers will be hoping that Jeimer Candelario can have a breakout season in 2021.
Since joining the Tigers in 2017, Candelario has been a consistent performer in the lineup, however Detroit will be hoping for more from the 27 year old in 2021.
Candelario burst onto the scene in his debut year with the Tigers, hitting at .330 from just 94 at bats.
The following season Candelario was named Detroit’s third baseman, finishing the year with a .224 batting average to go along with 19 home runs and 54 RBI.
2019 was Candelario’s worst career season to date, having been designated for assignment to the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens after posting a .192 batting average with 46 strikeouts from 146 at bats.
Despite the chaos of the COVID-19 shortened season, 2020 was the best season Candelario’s career. He was moved to first base following an injury to C. J. Cron and after hitting at .423 with four doubles, three home runs, nine RBI, four walks and a .923 slugging percentage, he was named AL Player of the Week for September 7–13, 2020.
Candelario finished the season with a .297 batting average as well as 7 home runs and 29 RBI in 52 games, leading the Tigers with 21 extra-base hits.
If the odds were anything to go by, then the Tigers’ season was over before it even began, as they were valued at +400000 by July 23 (a day before the MLB 2020 season began), and an opening day defeat to the Cincinnati Reds didn’t help their cause either. However, they did respond to win their next two games over the Reds.
The Tigers won twice in their last three games of the month and began August with a postponed game but lost their next two against the Reds again and by August 2, they were valued at +466667 to win the World Series, despite not playing a game between August 3 to August 6, their value dipped ever so slightly on August 4 where they were valued at +400000.
They finally got a few games in from August 7 to August 10 and it proved to be a really good patch for the Tigers as they won four games consecutive games with wins over the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Chicago White Sox (their mini-series opener) and dropped down their odds to +400000 after they were +466667 on August 5.
From there they stayed relatively stable, often fluctuating from +466667 to +400000, and despite winning three games in five games from rounds 24-28, the Tigers finished the season with +400000 on August 25.
September wasn’t particularly kind for the Tigers and they managed only seven wins and lost 19 games, with their last game being played on September 27 due to two canceled games, they finished with a 23-35 record.
Despite finishing fifth in the American League Central and only winning 26 games in the 2020 season, the Detroit Tigers were in the top 20 in the overall run line standings where they were ranked 13th with a record of 29-29-0.
When the Tigers were the home team in terms of the run line they were just outside the MLB’s top 20, they were ranked 22nd and they had a record of 12-15-0. When they were the away side, they were just out of the MLB’s top 10 and they were ranked 11th with a 17-14-0 record.
The Tigers were ranked 16th in terms of the overall over / under as they had a record of 28-29-1, they dropped down one spot to 17th when they were the home team and they had a record of 13-14-0. When they were the away team they moved up two spots to 15th in the MLB with a record of 15-15-1.
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Where do the Detroit Tigers play?
The Detroit Tigers play their games at Comerica Park.
Who owns the Detroit Tigers?
The Detroit Tigers are owned by Christopher Ilitch.
Have the Detroit Tigers won an MLB World Series?
The Detroit Tigers have won four World Series in 1935, 1945, 1968 and 1984.
Who is the Detroit Tigers, general manager?
Al Avila is the general manager of the Detroit Tigers.
Do the Detroit Tigers play tonight?
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What is the Detroit Tigers record?
The Detroit Tigers had a 23-35 win-loss record for the 2020 MLB season.
Did the Detroit Tigers win last night?
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How much are the Detroit Tigers worth?
According to Forbes Magazine, the Detroit Tigers are worth $1.25 billion.
Who do the Detroit Tigers play tonight?
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How to watch the Detroit Tigers?
You can watch the Detroit Tigers games on Fox Sports Detroit and on the MLB.TV.
Will the Detroit Tigers make the playoffs this year?
The Detroit Tigers did not make the playoffs in the 2020 MLB season as they finished in fifth place in the American League Central with a 23-35 win-loss ratio.
Will the Detroit Tigers get the 1st pick in the MLB draft?
The Detroit Tigers received the third pick in the 2021 MLB draft.
When do the Detroit Tigers play?
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Where did the Detroit Tigers finish the season?
The Detroit Tigers finished the 2020 MLB season in fifth place in the American League Central.
How many games did the Detroit Tigers win?
The Detroit Tigers won 23 games during the 2020 MLB season.
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