How did the Detroit Tigers get their name?
There are various legends about how the Tigers got their nickname. One involves the orange stripes they wore on their black stockings. Tigers manager George Stallings took credit for the name; however, the name appeared in newspapers before Stallings was manager. Another legend concerns a sportswriter equating the 1901 team's opening day victory with the ferocity of his alma mater, the Princeton Tigers. The earliest known use of the name "Tigers" in the news was in the Detroit Free Press on April 16, 1895. The truth is revealed in Richard Bak's 1998 book, A Place for Summer: A Narrative History of Tiger Stadium. In the 19th century, the city of Detroit had a military unit called the Detroit Light Guard, who were known as "The Tigers". They had played significant roles in certain Civil War battles and in the 1899 Spanish-American War. The baseball team was still informally called both "Wolverines" and "Tigers" in the news. Upon entry into the majors the ballclub sought and received formal permission from the Light Guard to use its trademark and from that day forth it is officially the Tigers. In short, the Tigers most likely wore stripes because they were already Tigers, rather than the other way around which is the conventional story. The "Tigers" name originates from the 19th century military unit that was based in the city and held the same name. They are nicknamed "the Motor City Kitties", "the Bengals", and "the Tigs." The slogan, "Bless You Boys," was originated by TV sportscaster Al Ackerman during the Tigers' 1984 wire-to-wire world series winning season, but it was never a nickname for the team. Detroit's major league baseball team got their nickname, "Tigers", from the socks they wore as part of their uniform in their early years in the first decade of the 1900's. Their socks were black and orange-striped, hence, looking like the fur coat of a tiger.
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Send a letter with a SASE inside to: Alan Trammell c/o The Detroit Tigers 2100 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48201 - Ryan
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Answer . Yes, in 1960. It was the home uniform, and was the only time from 1934 to present day that the home uniform was different. Rumor has it that a Dodgers executive was hired on the Tigers, and this was his idea.
I believe there is but I have found no information concerning who is in it. I have put a link on this page that has discussions concerning the Detroit Tiger Hall of Fame. If this doesn't get you the answers you are looking for you could always try the Tigers offices:. Detroit Tigers Comerica Park 2…100 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48201 (313) 962-4000 ( Full Answer )
Click on the '1947 Detroit Tigers Roster' link on this page to see who was on the Tigers' roster in 1947.
According to an article on forbes.com, the Detroit Tigers are valued at $357 million as of April, 2007.
It was founded by Frenchman Cadillac and has a French name meaning by or near a strait or channel.
Starters for the 1968 Tigers were: Denny McLain Mickey Lolich Earl Wilson Joe Sparma . Relievers for the 1968 Tigers were:. Fred Lasher Don McMahon Daryl Patterson Jon Warden John Wyatt Pat Dobson
not many. the ones that do all live in high rises. many players live downtown temporarily when they initially arrive with the team, then move out to the suburbs once they've settled in.
Plain white jersey with old English D on the right. One of the few teams that still has the same looking home jersey since historical ages.
1946 Detroit Tigers Program/Scorecard . A 1946 Detroit Tigers Program/Scorecard is worth about $30. -$40. In excellent condition.. As with all collectibles, condition is the most important factor of all providing that the item is authentic. With programs/scorecards the slightest flaws will bring… the price down significantly. An exceptional mint condition scorecard could sell for more. Common flaws would be staining, foxing (yellowing), fading, creases, rips, loose pages, cracked binding, and writing on the cover. Un-scored programs will generally sell at a higher price than a scored program but sometimes it doesn't effect value. The over all condition, and how well the cover displays will. The value on a "scored" program as opposed to a un-scored program can vary depending on the game, and collectors preference. In general I would say an un-scored program will sell at a higher price. Some collectors do not mind scored programs, ( Full Answer )
Click on the '1968 Detroit Tigers' link below to see the roster along with hitting, fielding, and team statistics.
Alex Avila C (2010) Vance Wilson (catcher) Josh Anderson OF (2009) Lance Parrish C (1978-1990)
The Tigers were 74-88 in 2008.. The Tigers were 74-88 in 2008.. The Tigers were 74-88 in 2008.
Pitchers that appeared in at least one game for the 1981 Detroit Tigers:. Jack Morris Milt Wilcox Dan Petry Dan Schatzeder Howard Bailey Kevin Saucier Dave Tobik Aurelio Lopez Dave Rozema George Cappuzzello Jerry Ujdur Larry Rothschild Dave Rucker Dennis Kinney. Jack Morr…is led the team in starts (25), wins (14), innings pitched (198) and complete games (15). Kevin Saucier led the team in saves (13). ( Full Answer )
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 t…he team include one by the Detroit Free Press who referred to the team as "George Stallings Tigers". ( Full Answer )
The owner of The Detroit Tigers is Mike Ilich. Ilich also owns the Detroit Red Wings and Little Caesars pizza corporation
Detroit Tigers Active Roster Detroit Tigers Active Roster # Pitchers B/T Ht Wt DOB . 62. Al Alburquerque. R-R. 6'0". 195. Jun 10, 1986. Collin Balester. R-R. 6'5". 200. Jun 6, 1986. 64. Duane Below. L-L. 6'3". 220. Nov 15, 1985. 53. Joaquin Benoit. R-…R. 6'3". 220. Jul 26, 1977. 40. Phil Coke. L-L. 6'1". 210. Jul 19, 1982. Casey Crosby. R-L. 6'5". 200. Sep 17, 1988. Octavio Dotel. R-R. 6'0". 220. Nov 25, 1973. 58. Doug Fister. L-R. 6'8". 210. Feb 4, 1984. Matt Hoffman. L-L. 6'2". 195. Nov 18, 1988. 49. Luis Marte. R-R. 5'11". 200. Aug 26, 1986. 43. Andrew Oliver. L-L. 6'3". 210. Dec 3, 1987. 56. Jose Ortega. R-R. 5'11". 185. Oct 12, 1988. 34. David Pauley. R-R. 6'2". 215. Jun 17, 1983. 48. Rick Porcello. R-R. 6'5". 200. Dec 27, 1988. 37. Max Scherzer. R-R. 6'3". 220. Jul 27, 1984. 55. Daniel Schlereth. L-L. 6'0". 200. May 9, 1986. Tyler Stohr. L-R. 6'2". 210. Sep 19, 1986. 50. Jacob Turner. R-R. 6'5". 210. May 21, 1991. 46. Jose Valverde. R-R. 6'4". 255. Mar 24, 1978. 35. Justin Verlander. R-R. 6'5". 225. Feb 20, 1983. 60. Brayan Villarreal. R-R. 6'0". 170. May 10, 1987. 58. Adam Wilk. L-L. 6'2". 180. Dec 9, 1987. Catchers B/T Ht Wt DOB . 13. Alex Avila. L-R. 5'11". 210. Jan 29, 1987. Gerald Laird. R-R. 6'1". 225. Nov 13, 1979. 41. Victor Martinez. S-R. 6'2". 210. Dec 23, 1978. Infielders B/T Ht Wt DOB . 24. Miguel Cabrera. R-R. 6'4". 240. Apr 18, 1983. 15. Brandon Inge. R-R. 5'11". 190. May 19, 1977. 27. Jhonny Peralta. R-R. 6'2". 215. May 28, 1982. Hernan Perez. R-R. 6'0". 160. Mar 26, 1991. 39. Ramon Santiago. S-R. 5'11". 175. Aug 31, 1979. 29. Danny Worth. R-R. 6'1". 185. Sep 30, 1985. Outfielders B/T Ht Wt DOB . 26. Brennan Boesch. L-L. 6'4". 235. Apr 12, 1985. 12. Andy Dirks. L-L. 6'0". 195. Jan 24, 1986. Avisail Garcia. R-R. 6'4". 230. Jun 12, 1991. 14. Austin Jackson. R-R. 6'1". 185. Feb 1, 1987. 32. Don Kelly. L-R. 6'4". 190. Feb 15, 1980. 25. Ryan Raburn. R-R. 6'0". 185. Apr 17, 1981. 34. Clete Thomas. L-R. 5'11". 195. Nov 14, 1983. 21. Delmon Young. R-R. 6'3". 200. Sep 14, 1985. ( Full Answer )
Trick question. The Tigers play baseball. The quarterback for the Detroit Lions is currently Matthew Stafford.
Since 1901 when the Tigers entered the American League:. 1) Bennett Park: 1901-1911 2) Tiger Stadium: 1912-1999 (Tiger Stadium was known as Navin Field between 1912-1938 and Briggs Stadium between 1938-1960) 3) Comerica Park: 2000-present
Since 1901 when the Tigers entered the American League: 1) Bennett Park: 1901-1911 2) Tiger Stadium: 1912-1999 (Tiger Stadium was known as Navin Field between 1912-1938 and Briggs Stadium between 1938-1960) 3) Comerica Park: 2000-present
Brad Ausmus is the Detroit Tiger manager now in 2014 Jim Leyland is the manager for the Detroit Tigers.
Glenn Abbott . Doug Bair . Juan Berenguer . Willie Hernandez . Aurelio Lopez . Roger Mason . Sid Monge . Jack Morris . Randy O'Neal . Dan Petry . Dave Rozema . Bill Scherrer . Mit Wilcox . Carl Willis . Matry Castillo . Dwight Lowry . Lance Parrish . Doug Baker . Dave Bergman . Ti…m Brookens . Scott Earl . Barbaro Garbey . Howard Johnson . Mike Laga . Alan Trammel . Lou Whitaker . Kirk Gibson . Johnny Grubb . Larry Herndon . Ruppert Jones . Rusty Kuntz . Chet Lemon . Nelson Simmons . Rod Allen . Darrell Evens . ( Numbers next to players are not uniform numbers) ( Full Answer )
Currently, pitcher Doug Fister is the tallest player on the Detroit Tigers, at 6' 8" .
There are various legends about how the Tigers got their nickname. One involves the orange stripes they wore on their black stockings. Tigers manager George Stallings took credit for the name; however, the name appeared in newspapers before Stallings was manager. Another legend concerns a sportswrit…er equating the 1901 team's opening day victory with the ferocity of his alma mater, the Princeton Tigers. Richard Bak, in his 1998 book, A Place for Summer: A Narrative History of Tiger Stadium , pp. 46-49, explains that the name originated from the Detroit Light Guard military unit, who were known as "The Tigers". They had played significant roles in certain Civil War battles and in the 1898 Spanish-American War. The baseball team was still informally called both "Wolverines" and "Tigers" in the news. The earliest known use of the name "Tigers" in the media was in the Detroit Free Press on April 16, 1895. Upon entry into the majors, the ballclub sought and received formal permission from the Light Guard to use its trademark. From that day forth, the team has been officially called the Tigers . ( Full Answer )
Detroit Tigers yearbooks 1934 - 2009 The first year the Detroit Tigers issued a yearbook was in 1934. The cover pictures a batter, and the Detroit Tiger mascot head, and has a value of about $1,000. in excellent - near/mint condition. There was a yearbook issued every year since, with the exception… of the following years: 1935 - 1938, 1940 -1954, 1956, 1978, and between the years 1993 through 2001. There is a 1978 Detroit Tiger Yearbook. ( Full Answer )
east and central they still haven't won a central title before but 2011 looks to be promising
There was not a Detroit Tiger in jail for drugs. I think you are mixing the story with a player arrested for drunk-driving. Yes, back in early October 2009, Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers All-Star first baseman and slugger, was arrested two days before the end of the season and in the middle of a pennan…t race. He went out drinking with his buddies (who played for the opposing Chicago White Sox-who were not in contention for the Division title but were currently playing the Tigers that weekend) and had a BA of 0.33. DURING THE OFF-SEASON CABRERA STRAIGHTENED OUT HIS LIFE AND IS NOW ALCOHOL FREE! Since he fixed his drinking problems, Cabrera is having a stellar 2010 year and has a huge possibility at winning the first triple crown in 40+ years (leads the AL in HRs, Batting Average, and RBIs). ( Full Answer )
Manager of the 1968 Tigers was Mayo Smith. Coaches were Johnny Sain, Wally Moses, hal Naragon, and Tony Cuccinello.
In 1935, Mickey Cochrane was the starting catcher for the Detroit Tigers. His backup was Ray Hayworth.
In the 2007 MLB season, the Detroit Tigers starting catcher was #7 Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez.
carlos guillen, alex avila, Austin Jackson, Brandon inge, johnny Damon, miguel cabrera, brennan boesch, jhonny peralta, will rhymes, magglio ordonez, Zach miner, robbie weindhardt, Justin verlander, brad thomas, Jeremy bonderman, ramon santiago, Phil coke, Ryan perry, Jose valverde, rick porcello, E…ddie bonine, etc. (2010 team) ( Full Answer )
Teams in the beginning of baseball history wore only white or grey.The Tigers were no exception and added orange into their uniformlater on.
The player that played the most seasons with the Tigers was Hall of Famer Al Kaline who spent 22 seasons with the team (1953-1974).
I would say Armando Galarraga because he almost threw a perfect game. Other than that, I would say Justin Verlander because he threw a no-hitter in 2007.
The Detroit Tigers' first season of existence was 1894 as a member of the Western League. In 1901, the Western League became the American League and the Tigers were a charter member.
Al Kaline was out for much of the season with a broken arm, but when he was in there it often looked like this: 1) 2B - Dick McAuliffe 2) 3B - Don Wert 3) RF - Al Kaline 4) LF - Willie Horton 5) 1B - Norm Cash 6) C - Bill Freehan 7) CF - Jim Northup 8) SS - Ray Oyler / Tommy Matchic…k / Dick Tracewski 9) Pitcher Mickey Stanley also got a lot of time in the OF, especially after Kaline's injury. Starting rotation, for good measure: 1) Denny McLain 2) Earl Wilson 3) Mickey Lolich 4) Joe Sparma baseball-reference.com is your friend. :) ( Full Answer )
Yes, the Detroit Tigers are a very good baseball team. The Detroit Tigers have one of the richer histories in baseball. The Tigers have won 4 World Series Championships (1935, 1945, 1968, 1984) and 10 American League pennants (1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984, 2006). The Tigers h…ave several Hall of Famers and players that will be named to the Hall of Fame in years to come. The Tigers played at historic Tiger Stadium from the start of their franchise up until the end of the 1999 season. In 2000, the Tigers moved to beautiful Comerica Park. Comerica Park is one of the best ballparks in baseball and has many state-of-the-art amenities and luxury suites and clubs. The Tigers fill Comerica Park almost every night due to their success. Since the Tigers made it to the World Series in 2006, they have been contenders in the American League. Today's stars include pitching ace Justin Verlander and shut-down closing pitcher Jose Valverde. The Tigers also have power hitter Miguel Cabrera, who is on track to win the first triple crown (leads the league in HRs, Batting Average, and RBIs) in 40+ years. The Tigers have several other great players and are again in contention to go to and go deep in the playoffs, potentially winning a 5th World Series title. For more info on the Detroit Tigers go to: www.tigers.com or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_Tigers . ( Full Answer )
No, he was not. Babe Ruth originally broke into the Major Leagues with the Boston Red Sox, as a starting pitcher. He was sold to the New York Yankees, on December 26, 1919. Ruth played his final season in 1935, as a member of the Boston Braves.
The 1984 Detroit Tigers roster consisted of Doug Blair, Jack Morris, Carl Willis, Milt Wilcox, Dave Rozema, Dan Petry, Randy O'Neal, Sid Monge, Glenn Abbott, Jaun Berenguer, Willie Hernandez, Aurelio Lopez, Roger Mason, Dwight Lowry, Marty Castillo, Lance Perrish, Darrell Evans, Rod Allen, Johnny Gr…ubb, Ruppert Jones, Larry Herndon, Kirk Gibson, Rusty Kuntz, Chet Lemon, Nelson Simmons, Lou Whitaker, Mike Laga, Alan Trammell, Howard Johnson, Barbaro Garbey, Tom Brookens, Scott Earl, Doug Baker and Dave Bergman. ( Full Answer )
The Tigers play almost every game on the channel Fox Sports Detroit (about 150 in a year). It would be channel 663 for DirecTV, channel 30 for Comcast, channel 737 for AT&T U-Verse, and channel 430 for Dish.
86 wins and 77 loses. The final loss was brutal because they were tied with the Minnesota Twins at the end of the season and therefore the two teams played a one game playoff to determine who would win the Central Divison and the Tigers lost that game, the division and did not make the playoffs.
The Detroit Tigers are one of the few teams to have the same name and play for the same city now as they did originialy. P.S Some people think they used to be the wolverines. They never were, the wolverines were another team in Michigan,but they didn't last long
no the play in a outdoor regular field it is called Comerica Park but there are Field with turf (tropicana Field, Target Field, Rogers Dome.) hope that helped
The Tigers best winning percentage for a regular season came in 1934 when they went 101-53 for a .656 winning percentage. They won the AL pennant but lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. The most wins the Tigers had in a regular season is 104 in 1984. They won the AL pennant and d…efeated the San Diego Padres in the World Series. ( Full Answer )
Many of the players from the Detroit Tigers live in Michigan, whichmakes it easy for them to go home after home games. Miguel Cabreraand his family live in Birmingham, Michigan.
The Detroit Tigers were founded in 1894 . They played their first game as a Major League team on April 25, 1901.
The Detroit Tigers are part of the American League . They play in the Central Division.
PAWS is the mascot of the Detroit Tigers. He's a striped tiger that was officially adopted in May of 1995 by the Detroit Tigers baseball team. His name is officially written by the team in all capital letters.
The Detroit Tigers address is :Detroit Tigers (MLB Team) ComericaPark 2100 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 USA