Detroit Tigers: Favorite Playoff Team Bracket Challenge
2. 1909 Detroit Tigers vs 15.1972 Detroit Tigers
Hughie Jennings’s 1909 squad lost to the Pirates in seven games and the Tigers were playing at Bennett Park then. Billy Martin’s team took the eventual World Series champs Oakland A’s to five games in a highly charged ALCS. The last bit of the 1968 squad gave it their best but the A’s were just loaded with names like Reggie Jackson, Vida Blue, and Catfish Hunter. Vote below to pick your squad.
6. 1907 Detroit Tigers vs 1940 Detroit Tigers
Both the 1907 and 1909 squads were pretty much the same nucleus of players led by Hall of Famers Ty Cobb and Sam Crawford. Along with Matty McIntyre, the Tigers had one of the best outfielders in all of baseball at the time.
The 1940 team had a good mix of young players like Birdie Tebbets and Rudy York and a pair of veterans who helped the Tigers win a pair of AL pennants in the ’30s in Charlie Gehringer and Hank Greenberg. Bobo Newsom and Schoolboy Rowe anchored the staff, who would lose to the Reds in seven games.