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The Detroit Tigers

The Detroit Tigers were one of the original founding teams of the American League as a minor league team. The Detroit Tigers are also the only Western League team still in its original city. The team was founded in 1894, and are the oldest one-name, one-city franchise in the AL. The Tigers first constructed Bennett Park in Corktown back in the mid-1890s and began playing there in 1896. The team continued playing there until 1912 when they moved to Navin Field, which was built in the same location. Twenty-six years later, the field expanded and was renamed Briggs Stadium. Then, in 1961, the field was again renamed the Tigers Stadium. The team played here until they moved to Comerica Park in 2000.


The Detroit Tigers have won four World Series championships and 11 pennants throughout their long-standing history in Detroit. World Series 1935, 1945, 1968, 1984 AL Pennants 1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984, 2006, 2012 AL Central division championships 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 Division titles 1972, 1984, and 1987 From 1901 to 2018, the team had an overall win-loss record of 9,299-9,077, which is a winning percentage of 0.506.

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