No. 1 1934 Detroit Tigers vs No. 16 2012 Detroit Tigers
This is where it gets tricky when you have two totally different eras here at play. The 2012 team had to face two teams before they got into the World Series while the 1934 squad won the AL pennant.
The 1934 squad features two 20-game winners in Tommy Bridges and Schoolboy Rowe. The lineup is loaded with four Hall of Famers in Mickey Cochrane, Hank Greenberg, Goose Goslin, and Charlie Gehringer. They would lose to the Cardinals in a great seven-game series.
The 2012 squad features one of the deeper Tigers’ pitching rotations with Justin Verlander leading the way. Miguel Cabrera and Prince Fielder both were the power bats in the lineup. Click the link below to vote.
No. 5 1935 Detroit Tigers vs No. 12 1945 Detroit Tigers
In the second matchup of the Greenberg bracket, we have the first World Series champions in Detroit, the fifth-seeded 1935 squad, take on the 12th-seeded 1945 squad in the battle of two World Series winners. The 1945 squad featured Hall of Famer Hal Newhouser as the staff’s ace. Fresh off his stint in the military, Greenberg was back in a Tigers uniform. Click below to vote.