Detroit Tigers History

Detroit Tigers: Top 10 Teams In Franchise History

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27 Sep 1999: A general view of the Tiger Stadium sign and ticket stand taken during the last game played at the Tiger Stadium against the Kansas City Royals in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Royals 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Ezra O. Shaw /Allsport
27 Sep 1999: A general view of the Tiger Stadium sign and ticket stand taken during the last game played at the Tiger Stadium against the Kansas City Royals in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Royals 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Ezra O. Shaw /Allsport /
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#2 1968 Detroit Tigers

1968 saw the Detroit Tigers win 103 games and bring the franchise its third World Series Title behind pitching performances from Denny McLain and Micky Lolich.

’68 saw the Detroit Tigers bring glory to the Motor City as they finished 103-59 behind CY Young Winner Denny McLain who went 31-6 with a 1.96 ERA. The Detroit Tigers met defending WS Champions St. Louis Cardinals in the fall classic.

Game 1 of the Fall Classic pitted Cardinals started Bob Gibson against CY Young Winner Denny McLain, with the Cardinals winning game one. The Tigers would take game two behind a complete-game one run performance from Mickey Lolich.

The Cardinals would take the next two games, putting the Tigers down 3-1. Mickey Lolich, took the mound for game five, striking out eight en route to a Detroit Tigers victory. Denny McLain took the mound for game six of the series as the Tigers tied up the series 3-3.

Game 7 saw Mickey Lolich once again take the mound, squaring off against red hot Bob Gibson, but the Tigers would ulitmately prevail, giving the team its third World Series victory with Lolich being named the WS MVP.

The final team on our list is the last Detroit Tigers team to win a World Series Title.

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