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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Detroit Tigers Franchise History - A Fan's Essentials



1. Detroit Tigers – The Team Name
The franchise was established in 1901 as a founding member of the American League. The team has always been known as the Detroit Tigers.

2. Detroit Tigers – The Championship Record
Four World Series Championships:
1935 defeated Chicago Cubs 4 games to 2
1945 defeated Chicago Cubs 4 games to 3
1968 defeated St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3
1984 defeated San Diego Padres 4 games to 1

Eleven American League Pennants:
1907 92 wins - 58 losses
1908 90 wins - 63 losses
1909 98 wins - 54 losses
1934 101 wins - 53 losses
1935 93 wins - 58 losses
1940 90 wins - 64 losses
1945 88 wins - 65 losses
1968 103 wins - 59 losses
1984 104 wins - 58 losses
2006 95 wins - 67 losses
2012 88 wins - 74 losses

3. Detroit Tigers – Home Stadium History
1. Bennett Park, Detroit
1901-11
2. Burns Park, Springwells Township
Parts of 1901 -1910
3. Briggs Stadium / Navin Field /Tiger Stadium, Detroit
1912-99
4. Comerica Park, Detroit
2000-Present

4. For more information on the Tigers, you should bookmark these two great websites:

For a huge amount of great historic information:
http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teams/dett.shtml

For great information about the team's ballparks:
www.ballparks.com

5. Celebrate the Tigers' uniform history by owning a piece of history:
If you love the Detroit Tigers and the history of the Tigers franchise, you might really love to own an original piece of artwork celebrating the team's historic uniforms as seen in the poster at the top of this blog - you can actually own one of those original pieces of art! There are only 14 pieces of original art available for sale, and when these 14 are sold, that's it, they're all sold out.

These original watercolor paintings would make a great gift (birthday gift, anniversary gift, retirement gift, Christmas gift, etc.) for someone you love or even a great gift for yourself (one of these framed pieces would look fantastic in your home or office). Each piece can be bought one of three ways:
1. As unframed art that you could have framed or mounted yourself (the one on the left)
2. Framed in our "Classic" framed version (the middle version)
3. Framed in our "Deluxe" framed version (the version on the right)



If you would like more information about this great artwork including the three ways you could purchase each piece, please visit our Detroit Tigers YouTube video at www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pDZAZI64y8 or go directly to the artwork website www.heritagesportsart.com/Detroit-Tigers-c143/ where you can see and purchase the artwork.

And if someone you know loves the history of sports uniforms (but maybe another team) and loves great art, please let them know that we have over 1500 pieces of great original artwork for sale at www.heritagesportsart.com (all NFL teams, all MLB teams, all NHL teams, all CFL teams, select NCAA football teams) or check out each team's video at the Heritage Sports Art YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/user/ssillcox

And please search my blog archive http://heritagejerseys.blogspot.com/ for other blogs on the history of the Tigers.

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This text was written by Scott Sillcox and was last updated August 21, 2010. I have tried to ensure the accuracy of the information, but I am human and can make mistakes. If you believe I have made a mistake, please let me know by email at ssillcox@rogers.com !

Many thanks!!!
Scott

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