How did the Detroit Tigers get its name?

In the last years of the 19th Century and Early Years of the 20th Century Detroit had a baseball team sometimes called the Creams or the Wolverines. When George Stallings became the manager of the team he wanted his team to standout so they wore white socks with orange stripes. Early references to the team include one by the Detroit Free Press who referred to the team as "George Stallings Tigers".