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 28: A Detroit Tigers hat, glasses and glove sit on the dugout stairs during a MLB game against the Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park on June 28, 2015 in Detroit, Michigan. The Tigers win on a walk off home run 5-4. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images) /

#7 1909 Detroit Tigers

The 1909 Tigers featured a triple crown performance from Ty Cobb as well as a 29 season from starting pitcher George Mullin.

1909 saw the Detroit Tigers win the American League Pennant with a record of 98-54. For the 1909 Tigers, it was the third consecutive season in which they won the AL Pennant. The run all the way to the world series was fueled by a Triple Crown Season from Ty Cobb and pitcher George Mullin leading the league in wins with 29.

The World Series was a matchup for the ages as the Detroit Tigers went up against the 110-win Pittsburgh Pirates. AL Triple Crown winner Ty Cobb vs NL Batting Champion Honus Wagner was the most-talked-about matchup of the series.

Game 1 of the series saw George Mullin go up against rookie Babe Adams as the Pirates took game one 4-1.

Behind Bill Donavon, the Detroit Tigers would take game 2 in a 7-2 victory, including a steal to home from Ty Cobb in the third. The Pirates took game three 8-6 behind a three-hit, three RBI, three stolen base performance from Honus Wagner.

George Mullin pitched a shutout in game four to tie the series up, striking out six batters along the way. The series would go all the way to game seven with the Pirates ultimately winning it all. The Detroit Tigers for a third consecutive season won the AL Pennant but couldn’t win the Fall Classic.

The 1987 Detroit Tigers are next up on our list, compiling 98 wins that year.

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