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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DETROIT, MI – JUNE 30: Former Detroit Tigers player Lou Whitaker speaks to the fans during the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 World Series Championship team prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on June 30, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Athletics 5-4. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI – JUNE 30: Former Detroit Tigers player Lou Whitaker speaks to the fans during the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the 1984 World Series Championship team prior to the game against the Oakland Athletics at Comerica Park on June 30, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers defeated the Athletics 5-4. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /

#1 1984 Detroit Tigers

The Roar of ’84, or the Bless You Boys, saw the Detroit Tigers post a 104-win season en route to the franchises’ last World Series Win.

The ’84 season started off with a bang as the Detroit Tigers went 9-0, which included a no-hitter from Jack Morris in just the fourth game of the season. By 40 games, the Tigers were 35-5 and never looked back for the rest of the season.

The Detroit Tigers swept the Kansas City Royals in the American League Championship Series.  The Tigers faced off against the San Diego Padres in the World Series. The Series was dubbed the “Fast Food Fall Classic” as the Tigers were owned by Dominos Pizza Founder Tom, while the Padres had been owned by McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc (Kroc died four months prior to the World Series.

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The Tigers would win 4-1, bringing the franchise their four World Series title. It also marked the first sports championship in the Motor City since the Tigers won the World Series in ’68.

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