The Tigers are one of only four teams to still be located in their original city that the franchise started in. Detroit’s first
professional baseball team was originally called the Wolverines. The name was changed to the
Tigers in 1901 when they sold 10,000 Tigers tickets in the team's first home game, a dramatic 14-13
victory. A few years later in 1905, the team acquired baseball legend Ty Cobb to go along with
other great players of that era, The Tigers promptly won their first American League pennant in 1907 and set a new franchise record with 297,079 Tigers tickets sold throughout the
During Cobb’s years in Detroit the Tigers were able to go to three straight World Series. Cobb helped sell over 14 million Tigers tickets during his 21 year span in
Detroit. After Cobb’s departure from Detroit and one year before his induction into the Hall of
Fame, the Tigers were able to win their first ever World Series in 1935. Their 15 year run of success that started in 1930 is on of the best in franchise history. The Tigers
were able to take home two World Series championships along with four American League
Detroit started to decline slightly in 1947. While still having a talented team
and finishing atop the AL in most years, the Tigers were unable to return to the World Series until 1968. in 1968, the Tigers won the World Series and for the first time in franchise history, sold over 2 million
Tigers tickets in a single season.
The Tigers have called four different parks home during their time as a franchise. Tiger Stadium had been the Tigers home for a large part of the team's history. Throughout its 87-year tenure as home of the Tigers, Tiger Stadium sold over 1 million Tigers tickets each year
except for the 1963 and 1964 seasons. The team moved into their present home at Comerica Park
in 2000, the move restricted the Tigers in attendance as their new home cut down on 11,000
possible Tigers tickets to be sold each home game.
In the short time the Tigers have spent at Comerica Park they have been able to sell over 3
million Tigers tickets in a season twice and sold less than 2 million Tigers tickets only four times. One
of the unique features the park offers is the 14 tiger statues that are located throughout the
stadium whose eyes light up for every Tiger homerun and victory, accompanied by a roar.
Comerica Park is not only used for baseball and selling Tigers tickets, the field also hosts many
concerts of popular artists and bands during the summer months. Comerica Park will also be
used as one of the venues for the 2013 Hockeytown Winter Festival, hosting the events
leading up to the Winter Classic game between the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maples Leafs. Comerica
Park will host youth hockey games and the Great Lakes Invitational tournament, leading up to the 2013 Winter Classic.
The Tigers are blessed with a strong and dedicated fanbase. Team attendance
figures over the past few years sit at or above the AL average, making Comerica Park one of the best places to
purchase Tigers tickets and attend a major league baseball game.
10-18-13: The Detroit Tigers fell to the Boston Red Sox 4-3 in Game 5 of the American League Championship Series and now are behind 3-2 in the series. Anibal Sanchez had the worst game of a Detroit starting pitcher this series, giving up four runs in six innings. The Tigers will now have to win both Games 6 and 7 at Fenway Park in order to advance to the World Series. Max Scherzer will pitch for Detroit in Game 6 on Saturday and Justin Verlander will be on the mound if the team is able to force a Game 7.
10-17-13: Manager Jim Leyland’s shakeup of the Tigers lineup paid dividends as his team was able to bring the wood going for 7 runs against the Red Sox in Game 4. Detroit was able to score the most runs so far in the series by rough up Jake Peavy as he only lasted 3 innings before being pulled from the game. On Thursday the Tigers will send out Anibal Sanchez for a rematch of Game 1 as he battles Jon Lester in a crucial Game 5. The team that has won Game 5 in when tied 2-2 has gone on to win the series the majority of the time.
10-16-13: Justin Verlander threw a gem, allowing just one run on four hits over eight innings, but that wasn't enough for the Tigers as they fell 1-0 to the Red Sox on Tuesday. The win gives Boston a 2-1 lead in the series. Mike Napoli accounted for the only run in the game, a solo home run in the 7th. John Lackey started for Boston and did not allow a run in 6.2 innings. Doug Fister will look to even the series when he gets the ball on Wednesday night in Detroit. Jake Peavy goes for Boston.
10-14-13: In game 1 The Detroit Tigers were almost able to accomplish the first combined no hitter in postseason baseball history by shutting out the Red Sox 1-0 and allowing just one hits. They were on the verge of another dominating pitching performance again with Max Scherzer on the mound in game 2 when things started to unravel. Up 5-0 in the 5th Scherzer gave up his first hit of the night. A few innings last, David Ortiz went yard for a grand slam in the 8th to tie the game. An inning later, Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a walk off single to send the series back to Detroit tied 1-1. Justin Verlander is set to take the mound for the Tigers in game 3 as he will look to impose his will over Boston and gain a decisive edge. John Lackey will get the ball for the Red Sox.
10-8-13: The defending American League Champions are down 2-1 in the ALDS to the Oakland Athletics. After starting off the season strong the Tigers have not been playing to their potential and will send out Doug Fister to right the ship.
9-30-13: The Detroit Tigers came out of the All-Star break on fire but cooled off in late August and early September. With 93 wins they have clinched the Central division title and the playoff spot. Part of the reason for their struggles in August was the injury to the slugger Miguel Cabrera who has since returned. The tigers are six and four in the last 10 games. At .285 the Detroit Tigers at the best team batting average in all of baseball. It also helps when you're best player Miguel Cabrera bats .347. The Detroit Tigers will finish their season over the weekend interleague play as they travel to Miami to face the Marlins.
8/20/13 - Once again the Detroit Tigers lead the AL Central division with a record of 73 – 51. Miguel Cabrera is having another sensational season and was once again a threat for the Triple Crown award. This week the Tigerswill host the Minnesota Twins. Two weeks ago the Detroit Tigers had their 12 game winning streak snapped by the New York Yankees. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer is also having a great year at 18 – 1 with a 2.82 ERA. Currently the Detroit Tigers have a comfortable 6.5 game lead on the division ahead of the Cleveland Indians.
8/6/13 - The Detroit Tigers are on fire, winners of seven straight with a 9-1 record in the last 10 games. Miguel Cabrera leads the team with the batting average of .359. In the upcoming week the Tigers will face the Indians and the New York Yankees.
Jhonny Peralta was also suspended for 50 games due to PED use.
7/31/13: The Tigers, White Sox and Red Sox have pulled off a three-team, seven-player deal. In the deal, pitchers Jake Peavy and Brayan Villarreal will go to Boston, Infielder Jose Iglesias comes to the Tigers, and Minor league pitchers J.B. Wendelken, Francelis Montas, and infielder Cleuluis Rondon are headed to Chicago.
7/25/13: The Tigers have signed Jair Jurrjens to a minor league contract.
7/18/13: The Detroit Tigers have 52 wins and are in first place. They will Look to make another strong push as the postseason approaches. All-Star third baseman Miguel Cabrera Is following up his Triple Crown winning year with another spectacular year offensively. Miguel made several nice plays in the All-Star game while playing third base. Starting pitcher Max Scherzer is having a spectacular year With a record of 13 – 1 and an ERA of 3.19. Jim Leyland was the manager for the American League during the All-Star game. Mack Scherzer was awarded the American League starting pitcher. Last season the Detroit Tigers won the American League and lost in the World Series San Francisco Giants. After the All-Star break the Detroit Tigers will head to Kansas City for a series against the Royals.
7/7/13 - Six Detroit Tigers were named 2013 American League all-stars. Miguel Cabrera (.368 with 28 home runs and 90 RBI) will start and make his 8th ASG appearance. Starting pitchers Max Scherzer and Justin Verlander will be making their 1st and 6th appearances, respectively. First baseman Prince Fielder will make his 4th appearance, outfielder Torii Hunter makes his 5th appearance, and short stop Jhonny Peralta will make his 2nd ASG appearance.
6/12/13 - Despite coming up short once again in the World Series the Detroit Tigers have a stranglehold on first place once again. Perennial Cy Young candidate Justin Verlander Has eight wins and four losses and has struck out 93 batters In 80 innings. Last years Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera is off to a hot start Batting 364 with 18 home runs and 69 RBIs. This week the tigers face the Kansas City Royals.