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Detroit Tigers
Established 1894
Detroit Tigers logo.svg Detroit Tigers Insignia.svg
Team logo Cap insignia
Major league affiliations
Current uniform
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Retired numbers
Colors
  • Midnight navy blue, orange, white
                  
Name
  • Detroit Tigers (1901–present)
Ballpark
  • Comerica Park (2000–present)
  • * Tiger Stadium (1912–1999)
    • a.k.a. Briggs Stadium (1938–1960)
    • a.k.a. Navin Field (1912–1937)
  • Burns Park (1901–1902)
    • Sundays only
  • Bennett Park (1896–1911)
  • Boulevard Park (1894–1895)
Major league titles
World Series titles (4)
  • 1935
  • 1945
  • 1968
  • 1984
AL Pennants (11)
  • 1907
  • 1908
  • 1909
  • 1934
  • 1935
  • 1940
  • 1945
  • 1968
  • 1984
  • 2006
  • 2012
Central Division titles (7)
  • East: 1972
  • 1984
  • 1987
  • Central: 2011
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014
Wild card berths (1) 2006

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

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 2012 World Series against the San Francisco Giants, who won the series in four games.

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