The Detroit Tigers are rebuilding heading into 2018, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look at other teams throughout their history.
With the Detroit Tigers looking to the future, we are taking a look into the past. There are plenty of different ways to judge the best team in franchise history. You could use Baseball References’ Pythagorean Win-Loss Percentage, which would put the ’35 Detroit Tigers as the best team in franchise history.
You could use win-loss percentage, which would put the 1934 Detroit Tigers as the best team in franchise history. For this post, we are going to use the most wins per season, using the stats at Baseball-Reference to determine the top ten teams in Detroit Tigers Franchise History.
Each team has its merits for why it should be the best team in franchise history, so keep in mind that we are going off of wins. That doesn’t mean we won’t give credit to each team. The 1935 Detroit Tigers brought the team its first World Series title, but according to wins, it doesn’t crack the top ten list.
Arguably, the first fall classic title should give the team bragging rights to be one of the greatest teams, but 92 wins isn’t in the top ten list here.
The team with the tenth most wins in Detroit Tigers history is the 1950 Tigers coming in at 95 wins.