The Detroit Tigers is an American pro baseball team playing in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers play in the American League Central division with the Texas Rangers. The Tigers have been one of the most successful teams in baseball history, winning the World Series in the Tigers’ first season and again in the following year. The franchise moved to Detroit following the retirement of Lou Piniella as manager. He was replaced by Joe Girardi, who had already served as the Tigers’ manager for the previous ten years.
Detroit is the home of many celebrated players including Elephants legend Rickey Henderson, third basemen with the New York Yankees, and several other notable personalities. Some of the other players that have suited up for the Detroit Tigers are closer Dannyorrower, who has played eleven seasons for the Tigers; retiring third basemen with the Texas Rangers, and pitchers Justin Verlander and Doug Watson. Verlander and Watson were traded to Boston in exchange for hurler Luke Wilson and relievers David Carpenter and Alexi Simon. Watson was a key part of the trade with the Philadelphia Phillies vs Detroit Tigers because he is one of their most trusted and respected pitchers in the rotation. He was especially effective in the second half of the season helping to lead the Tigers to a number of wins. This performance earned him a place on the All-Star team.
Detroit is part of the National League and is a part of the American League Central. The Tigers play at home stadium known as Comerica Park. The ballpark was built by the legendary builder Earvinchers and is one of the oldest stadiums in all of baseball. The entire team is signed by the famous Joe DiMaggio, who is the general manager for the club. It is also where the Detroit Pistons play. The venue is often referred to as the “Pizza Land” because it features all types of toppings.
Detroit has a passionate fan base, which makes any sports experience in this city a fun and exciting one. There are several other famous teams in the majors that play in the city as well. For example, the Chicago White Sox is the rival of the Tigers. The two teams have gone head to head a number of times over the years and it has always been a very exciting and thrilling game to watch.
During the regular season, the Tigers take on the Boston Red Sox three times each year. For many baseball fans the annual season finale is one of the most exciting games to follow. The Red Sox is the Eastern Division winners and faces off against the Tigers in the first round of the playoffs. Every year the teams play a one-game series at home in the first round. The winner goes to the World Series. The Red Sox are well aware that the Tigers can be a very formidable opponent if they continue to play at the high level that they play at.
Detroit has some of the best athletes in the league as well. The two-time NBA champion Detroit Piston Detroit natives Robin Leyer and Larry Nance have won the Executive of the Year twice. Both of these players are now retired and still active in the game. They both still play strong every night. This makes watching Detroit definitely an entertaining and enlightening experience.