28 Facts About Detroit Tigers

1. In 1995, the Detroit Tigers introduced a solid navy blue alternate jersey, which featured the team's primary logo at the time, a tiger stepping through the D, on the chest.

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2. When the Detroit Tigers are the visiting team, the D on their hats is orange and a script "Detroit" appears across the jersey.

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3. The Detroit Tigers would spark a rally, in which they came back to tie the game.

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4. On October 20, 2017, the Detroit Tigers announced that Ron Gardenhire and the team had reached a three-year agreement for the former Minnesota Twins skipper to succeed Brad Ausmus as the team's manager.

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5. On September 22, the Detroit Tigers announced that the team would not extend manager Brad Ausmus' contract past the 2017 season, ending his four-year tenure as manager.

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6. On the receiving end, the Detroit Tigers traded for slugger Yoenis Cespedes, relief pitcher Alex Wilson, speedy outfielder Anthony Gose and starting pitchers Alfredo Simon and Shane Greene.

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7. With the acquisition of Price, the Detroit Tigers became the first team in major league history with three consecutive Cy Young Award winners in its starting rotation.

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8. On November 20, 2013, the Detroit Tigers traded Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers for three time All-Star second baseman Ian Kinsler plus cash considerations with regard to Fielder's remaining contract amount.

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9. The Detroit Tigers set a record by striking out 57 Oakland batters in the ALDS.

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10. The Detroit Tigers signed free agent catcher Brayan Pena to a one-year contract.

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11. The Detroit Tigers completed a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees in the ALCS to win their 11th AL pennant and earn a trip to the World Series.

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12. At the midway point of the 2012 season, the Detroit Tigers were three games under.

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13. The move came shortly after the Detroit Tigers learned that Victor Martinez had torn his anterior cruciate ligament during offseason training in Lakeland, Florida, and would likely miss the entire 2012 season.

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14. In 2012, the Detroit Tigers looked to defend their 2011 AL Central Division title, with the hopes of earning a second consecutive playoff appearance.

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15. At the All-Star break, the Detroit Tigers were a half-game out of first place in the AL Central, behind the Chicago White Sox.

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16. The Detroit Tigers spent 146 days of the 2009 season in first place, but became the first team in Major League history to lose a three-game lead with four games left to play.

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17. The Detroit Tigers lost closer Todd Jones to retirement on September 25, 2008.

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18. The Detroit Tigers were officially eliminated from playoff competition on September 26, 2007 when the New York Yankees clinched a wild card berth.

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19. On June 8, 2005, the Detroit Tigers traded pitcher Ugueth Urbina and infielder Ramon Martinez to the Philadelphia Phillies for Placido Polanco.

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20. Prior to the 2005 season, the Detroit Tigers spent a large sum for two prized free agents, Troy Percival and Magglio Ordonez.

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21. In 1998, the Detroit Tigers moved from the AL East, where they had been since the divisions were created in 1969, to the AL Central as part of a realignment necessitated by the addition of the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

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22. In 1996, the Detroit Tigers lost a then-team record 109 games, under new general manager Randy Smith.

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23. The Detroit Tigers completed the sweep at Tiger Stadium in Game 3.

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24. The Detroit Tigers led the division from opening day until the end of the regular season and finished a staggering 15 games ahead of the second-place Toronto Blue Jays.

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25. In the 1968 World Series, the Detroit Tigers met the defending World Series champion St Louis Cardinals, led by starter Bob Gibson, who had posted a modern-era record 1.12 ERA during the regular season, and speedy outfielder Lou Brock.

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26. The Detroit Tigers won the first game, but lost the second, giving the Red Sox the pennant with no playoff.

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27. In 1967, the Detroit Tigers were involved in one of the closest pennant races in history.

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28. The Detroit Tigers won division titles in 1972, 1984, and 1987 as a member of the AL East.

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