The 2006 Detroit Tigers were one of the most successful teams in franchise history. Where are they now?
Detroit Tigers fans had to endure rough times in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. By 2003 the futility had hit an all-time high. The Tigers went 43-119, the worst full-season mark ever.
However, just three short seasons later the Tigers had turned it around completely, winning 95 games and advancing to the World Series for the first time since 1984.
2006 was one of the most memorable seasons in team history, with a cast of All-Stars (and at least one Hall of Famer) in tow.
The team famously dismantled the Yankees in the ALDS before facing Oakland in the ALCS. A four-game sweep, punctuated by the most famous home run in team history, sent the Tigers to the World Series.
Of course, things didn’t go so well against the Cardinals. The bats went lifeless and the Tigers were only able to muster 11 runs in five games.
12 years is a long time in baseball history, and only five players who played for the 2006 Detroit Tigers are still in the major leagues.
Instead, our 2006 Tigers are now coaches, politicians, general managers, announcers, Hall of Famers and even financial advisors.
Here is a look at what happened to the boys in blue who spearheaded that magical season.