Detroit Tigers Statistics Overview
The Detroit Tigers were established in 1894 and were a charter member of the American League in 1901. They are a member of the American League Central Division. The Tigers have won four World Series Championships and eleven American League Pennants. The franchise has made fourteen MLB postseason appearances and has an overall record of 8828-8578. The Tigers biggest rivals are the Cleveland Indians.
Last Four MLB Seasons
2013 Detroit Tigers Betting Odds
To Win the World Series: +900
To Win the National League: +400
Detroit Tigers 2011/2012 Betting Statistics
Straight Up: 88-74
Against the line: 75-86
Over vs Under: 67-86-9
Detroit Tigers Betting History
The Detroit Tigers were a strong straight-up betting option in 2012 but generally struggled against the line.
Detroit Tigers games were generally low-scoring in 2012 which made the Under option in the Over/Under point betting market an excellent betting proposition.
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2013 Detroit Tigers Schedule
The Detroit Tigers will play 162 games during the 2013 MLB schedule. The Tigers have a tough start to the season and will face the New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics and LA Angles in the opening month of the season. The Tigers are the leading sporting franchise in Detroit at the moment and Detroit Tigers tickets have been extremely popular in recent seasons.
Detroit Tigers Franchise History:
The Detroit Tigers were founded in 1894 and were one of the charter members of the American League. The Tigers are one of the few MLB franchises that haven’t changed their location and/or their name. The Tigers were one of the leading franchises in the early years of the American League claiming the pennant in 1907, 1908 and 1909. The Tigers struggled during the 1920s but rebuilt their roster and by the 1930s were one of the most consistent franchises in the MLB. The Tigers lost the 1934 World Series but returned in 1935 and captured their first World Championship. They remained a contender for another ten years claiming their second World Series title in 1945. Detroit struggled for twenty years but returned to the postseason in 1968 and went all the way to capture another World Championship. The Tigers maintained their stellar record of turning playoff appearances into World Series titles when they captured the World Series for the fourth time in 1984. The Tigers did not achieve a winning record from 1994 to 2005 but they have improved significantly and now have one of the most star studded rosters in the entire league. The franchise has added two more American League Pennants but hasn’t broken through for another World Series Championship.
Detroit Tigers Offensive Star: Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera was signed by the Florida Marlins in 2000 as an undrafted free agent. Cabrera made his MLB debut in 2003 and since then has turned into the best hitter in the entire league. Cabrera is a seven times All-Star, four time Silver Slugger Award winner and two times American League Batting Champion. The Venezuelan had the best season of his career in 2012 and became the first batter since 1967 to win the Triple Crown. Cabrera can play at a number of different positions and has started at least 100 games at first base, third base, left field and right field. The twenty-nine year old is in the prime of his career and will be key if the Tigers are going to do one better in 2013.
Detroit Tigers Defensive Star: Justin Verlander
Justin Verlander was selected by the Detroit Tigers with the second overall pick in the 2004 MLB draft. Verlander played his first full season in the Majors in 2006 and was named American League Rookie of the Year after a stellar season. Since his rookie season Verlander has become the leading pitcher in the entire MLB. He is a five time All-Star and has led the American League in wins and strikeouts on multiple occasions. Verlander was the standout performer during the 2011 MLB schedule and was awarded the American League MVP and Cy Young award for his efforts. The thirty year-old is arguably the best player in the entire MLB and the Tigers will continue to be a contender while he is fit.
Detroit Tigers Manager: Jim Leyland
Jim Leyland is one of the most successful modern-day managers in Major League Baseball. Leyland started his managerial career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986 and had great success, leading the franchise to three straight division titles. Leyland joined the Florida Marlins in 1997 and led them to a World Series Championship in his first year in charge. He spent a season at the Colorado Rockies before taking a five year break. He returned as manager of the Detroit Tigers in 2006 and became only the seventh manager in history to win pennants in both the American and National League. Leyland will be desperate to led the Tigers to a World Series Championship in 2013.
Detroit Tigers - MLB Team StatisticsLeague: American
Ballpark: Comerica Park
World Series Titles: 4 (1935, 1945, 1968, 1984)
League Pennants: 11 (1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984, 2006, 2012)
Division Titles: 5 (1972, 1984, 1987, 2011, 2012)
Playoff Appearances: 14 (1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1972, 1984, 1987, 2006, 2011, 2012)
Overall Record: 8828-8578
Biggest Rivals: Cleveland Indians
Manager: Jim Leyland
General Manager: David Dombrowski
Legenday Players: George Kell, Ty Cobb, Hank Greenberg
Detroit Tigers Schedule - MLB 2013