|The Detroit Tigers are perennially one of the most exciting teams for fans of baseball. Playing their games at Comerica Park in the heart of downtown Detroit, the Tigers are members of Major League Baseball’s American League and compete against teams in inter-conference play each season. Tigers fans have been rewarded for their loyalty by a host of winning seasons from the home team. As of 2015, the Tigers have won at least four World Series titles as well as a smattering of American League pennants. If you’re looking for an exciting ball game in a beautiful American ballpark, purchase your Detroit Tigers tickets today!
The Tigers have celebrated over a century of Major League Baseball, having played their first game in April of 1901. In that game, the Brewers fell to the Tigers by a margin of 14-13, setting the tone for many exciting future performances. Changes in personnel and players would bring the Tigers through an array of mixed-result seasons in the early 1900s, but they would ultimately claim their first World Series title in 1935. Having brought glory to the city of Detroit, the Tigers underwent a major management change when their former owner, Frank Navin, died and Walter Briggs, Sr, partial owner, stepped up to fill the position.
The first World Series title came in the form of a victory over the Chicago Cubs, by a margin of six games to two. It was far from the last time that the city would know that pleasure, though, as the Tigers have won an additional three World Series titles as of 2015. Those victories came in 1945, 1945, 1968 and 1984, respectively. Perhaps even more impressively, the Tigers have won the American League pennant a total of 11 times, with seven not leading to a World Series victory. Excluding the years that the Tigers also won the Series, their American League pennants came in 1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1940, 2006 and 2012. Up until moving into Comerica Stadium and welcoming it as their new home, the Tigers played at the same stadium that they had begun their run in. That arena was first known as Bennett Park, then became Navin Field, Briggs Stadium and finally Tiger Stadium.
Comerica Park first opened in 2000, following extensive construction, the same year that the Astros and the Giants opened their new ballparks. The entrances of the stadium are adorned with giant statues of tigers, many of which are said to weigh over 5,000 pounds. When the stadium first opened, its scoreboard was the single largest in all of baseball, measuring in at 147 feet high and 202 feet wide. Though it has since been surpassed in size, it still stands as a proud reminder of the glory that is Detroit baseball. Purchase your Detroit Tigers tickets today for an unforgettable baseball experience.