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Detroit Tigers Tickets
Detroit Tigers Tickets
The Detroit Tigers were among the original members of the American League when they were founded in 1894. At that time, the team was in the Western League of the AL. The Tigers have had considerable success, having won the World Series four times and the American League title on ten occasions. Comerica Park is where the Tigers play now, but the team spent nearly 104 years at the intersection of Trumbull Avenue and Michigan Avenue, the site of Tiger Stadium. Ty Cobb joined the team in 1905 and spearheaded the Tigers to a World Series in 1907, which they lost to the Chicago Cubs.
Comerica Park, Home to the Detroit Tigers
Comerica Park opened its gates on April 11, 2000, replacing the historic Tiger Stadium where the team played for 87 years. The ballpark, which is located in the heart of downtown Detroit, offers breathtaking views of the citys skyline. Just inside the left-center concourse stands statues of famous players like Willie Horton, Al Kaline, Charlies Geringer, Hank Greenberg, and Ty Cobb. When not admiring the greats of yesteryear, fans can enjoy a "liquid fireworks" show from the Chevrolet Fountain behind center field, where bursts of water are set off whenever the Tigers score as well as between innings. Plus, a water show, which is set to music, plays before and after every game.
Detroit Tigers and the American League Central
Within the American League Central division, the Detroit Tigers face off against the Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Kansas City Royals, and Minnesota Twins. Although the Tigers have won four total division titles, only one came from the Central division in 2011. Altogether, Detroit has won 10 American League pennants and four World Series since 1935. While the Tigers engage in fierce competition with each team within the AL Central, it has a storied rivalry with the National League's Chicago Cubs, who they played against in four World Series.
Detroit Tigers 2012 Team Outlook
When the Detroit Tigers discovered that Victor Martinez would miss the entire 2012 season with a torn ACL in his left knee, they did not brood over the problem; instead, they just threw a lot of money at it by signing the power-hitting first baseman Prince Fielder to a $214 million contract. With Miguel Cabrera and now Fielder in the middle of the lineup, the Tigers have one of the most impressive offensive tandems in baseball. The Tigers also have a talented collection of starting pitchers, a group that is headlined by reigning Cy Young winner Justin Verlander. When added together, the Tigers appear to be a formidable competitor for the American League pennant in 2012.