From 1994 to 2005, the Tigers failed to have a winning record, including 2003’s dreadful 43-119 record. In 2006, new GM Dave Dombrowski hired a former manager of his for his 1997 Florida Marlins, Jim Leyland. Leyland led the Tigers to the World Series in 2006, but they lost to the St. Louis Cardinals. Continue reading
Tigers’ greatest double-play combo, Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker
The Tigers achieved their fourth World Series championship in 1984 against the San Diego Padres. The “Roar of ’84” had a stellar group of players that are still held dearly in Detroit today. The 1984 World Championship remains the most recent championship for the Tigers, having failed to win it again in 31 years and counting. Continue reading
The Tigers won their third World Series title in the 1960s. In 1968, the Tigers defeated the St. Louis Cardinals in game seven. Led by AL MVP and Cy Young Denny McLain and World Series MVP Mickey Lolich, the Tigers’ rotation led the Tigers to their ninth AL pennant and third world championship in the franchise’s history. The next, and most recent, time they would win the World Series wouldn’t be for another sixteen years in 1984. Continue reading
The Tigers went to the World Series in 1940 but ended up losing to the Cincinnati Reds. Due to being called for military service, Greenberg had to serve for four years, but he ended up returning and guiding the Tigers to their second World Series championship in 1945. Continue reading
Now let’s fast-forward to the 1930s! the 1910s and 1920s were filled of mediocrity for the Detroit Tigers franchise. There were a few bright spots in the 1910s and 1920s though that I’d like to quickly hit on: George Mullin pitching the franchise’s first no-hitter, Cobb winning five consecutive batting titles, and the 100-win 1915 Tigers that narrowly lost the pennant to the Red Sox. But on to the 1930s and the Tigers’ first World Series championship! Continue reading
I’m excited to begin a new series of articles that will cover an All-Decade team starting from the 1900s to the 2010s. First up: the good ol’ 1900s for the Detroit Tigers!