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Franchise History for the the Detroit Tigers. A franchise is a perpetual entity that exists over time as a single entity, regardless of its location. The franchise section for the Major Leagues tracks a franchise through its evolution of relocations and name changes. Outside of a change of ballpark and ownership, a relocated franchise will often retain the majority of its players and often their front office.
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Franchise History - Detroit Tigers

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  • YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    2019Detroit TigersALCentral16147114.29253.551530000StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprRon GardenhireComerica Parkdnq
    2018Detroit TigersALCentral1626498.39527.031226630796-166StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprRon GardenhireComerica Parkdnq
    2017Detroit TigersALCentral1626498.39538.051529735894-159StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprBrad AusmusComerica Parkdnq
    2016Detroit TigersALCentral1618675.5348.0261175072129StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprBrad AusmusComerica Parkdnq
    2015Detroit TigersALCentral1617487.46020.551422689803-114StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprBrad AusmusComerica Parkdnq
    2014Detroit TigersALCentral1629072.556-13675770552StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprBrad AusmusComerica ParkLost in 1st Round (Orioles)
    2013Detroit TigersALCentral1629369.574-136796624172StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJim LeylandComerica ParkLost in ALCS (Red Sox)
    2012Detroit TigersALCentral1628874.543-161072667056StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJim LeylandComerica ParkLost World Series (Giants)
    2011Detroit TigersALCentral1629567.586-13578771176StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJim LeylandComerica ParkLost in ALCS (Rangers)
    2010Detroit TigersALCentral1628181.50013.039167517438StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJim LeylandComerica Parkdnq
    2009Detroit TigersALCentral1638677.5281.02613743745-2StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJim LeylandComerica Parkdnq
    2008Detroit TigersALCentral1627488.45714.551223821857-36StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJim LeylandComerica Parkdnq
    2007Detroit TigersALCentral1628874.5438.0261088779790StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJim LeylandComerica Parkdnq
    2006Detroit TigersALCentral1629567.5861.0234822675147StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprJim LeylandComerica ParkLost World Series (Cardinals)
    2005Detroit TigersALCentral1627191.43828.041124723787-64StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Alan TrammellComerica Parkdnq
    2004Detroit TigersALCentral1627290.44420.041021827844-17StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Alan TrammellComerica Parkdnq
    2003Detroit TigersALCentral16243119.26547.051430591928-337StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Alan TrammellComerica Parkdnq
    2002Detroit TigersALCentral16155106.34239.051429575864-289StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Luis Pujols, Phil GarnerComerica Parkdnq
    2001Detroit TigersALCentral1626696.40725.041125724876-152StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Phil GarnerComerica Parkdnq
    2000Detroit TigersALCentral1627983.48816.03918823827-4StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Phil GarnerComerica Parkdnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1999Detroit TigersALCentral1616992.42927.531124747882-135StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Larry ParrishTiger Stadiumdnq
    1998Detroit TigersALCentral1626597.40124.051327722861-139StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Buddy Bell, Larry ParrishTiger Stadiumdnq
    1997Detroit TigersALEast1627983.48819.03714784790-6StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Buddy BellTiger Stadiumdnq
    1996Detroit TigersALEast16253109.32739.0514287831103-320StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Buddy BellTiger Stadiumdnq
    1995Detroit TigersALEast1446084.41726.041225654844-190StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger Stadiumdnq
    1994Detroit TigersALEast1155362.46118.051019652671-19StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger Stadiumdnq
    1993Detroit TigersALEast1628577.52510.0451089983762StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger Stadiumdnq
    1992Detroit TigersALEast1627587.46321.061018791794-3StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger Stadiumdnq
    1991Detroit TigersALEast1628478.5197.0261081779423StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger Stadiumdnq
    1990Detroit TigersALEast1627983.4889.03713750754-4StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger Stadiumdnq
    1989Detroit TigersALEast16259103.36430.071426617816-199StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger Stadiumdnq
    1988Detroit TigersALEast1628874.5431.024670365845StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger Stadiumdnq
    1987Detroit TigersALEast1629864.605-111896735161StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger StadiumLost ALCS (Twins)
    1986Detroit TigersALEast1628775.5378.535679871484StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger Stadiumdnq
    1985Detroit TigersALEast1618477.52215.0361072968841StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger Stadiumdnq
    1984Detroit TigersALEast16210458.642-111829643186StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger StadiumWon World Series (Padres)
    1983Detroit TigersALEast1629270.5686.0233789679110StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger Stadiumdnq
    1982Detroit TigersALEast1628379.51212.0471472968544StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger Stadiumdnq
    1981Detroit TigersALEast1096049.550-051142740423StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger Stadiumdnq
    1980Detroit TigersALEast1628478.51919.0561183075773StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky AndersonTiger Stadiumdnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1979Detroit TigersALEast1618576.52818.0561177073832StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Sparky Anderson, Les Moss, Dick TracewskiTiger Stadiumdnq
    1978Detroit TigersALEast1628676.53113.5581371465361StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Ralph HoukTiger Stadiumdnq
    1977Detroit TigersALEast1627488.45726.04917714751-37StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Ralph HoukTiger Stadiumdnq
    1976Detroit TigersALEast1617487.46024.051017609709-100StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Ralph HoukTiger Stadiumdnq
    1975Detroit TigersALEast15957102.35837.561224570786-216StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Ralph HoukTiger Stadiumdnq
    1974Detroit TigersALEast1627290.44419.061120620768-148StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Ralph HoukTiger Stadiumdnq
    1973Detroit TigersALEast1628577.52512.0358642674-32StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Billy Martin, Joe SchultzTiger Stadiumdnq
    1972Detroit TigersALEast1568670.551-13555851444StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Billy MartinTiger StadiumLost ALCS (Athletics)
    1971Detroit TigersALEast1629171.56212.023470164556StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Billy MartinTiger Stadiumdnq
    1970Detroit TigersALEast1627983.48829.04713666731-65StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Mayo SmithTiger Stadiumdnq
    1969Detroit TigersALEast1629072.55619.0237701601100StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Mayo SmithTiger Stadiumdnq
    1968Detroit TigersAL-16210359.636-111671492179StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Mayo SmithTiger StadiumWon World Series (Cardinals)
    1967Detroit TigersAL-1629171.5621.033468358796StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Mayo SmithTiger Stadiumdnq
    1966Detroit TigersAL-1628874.54310.033671969821StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Frank Skaff, Bob Swift, Chuck DressenTiger Stadiumdnq
    1965Detroit TigersAL-1628973.54913.044868060278StRoOrgDrLogOffDefPit---Chuck Dressen, Bob SwiftTiger Stadiumdnq
    1964Detroit TigersAL-1628577.52514.044969967821StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Chuck DressenTiger Stadiumdnq
    1963Detroit TigersAL-1627983.48825.55512700703-3StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Chuck Dressen, Bob ScheffingTiger Stadiumdnq
    1962Detroit TigersAL-1618576.52810.544975869266StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Bob ScheffingTiger Stadiumdnq
    1961Detroit TigersAL-16210161.6238.0222841671170StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Bob ScheffingTiger Stadiumdnq
    1960Detroit TigersAL-1547183.46126.06611633644-11StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Jimmy Dykes, Joe Gordon, Billy HitchcockBriggs Stadiumdnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1959Detroit TigersAL-1547678.49418.0448713732-19StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Jimmy Dykes, Bill NormanBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1958Detroit TigersAL-1547777.50015.055865960653StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Bill Norman, Jack TigheBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1957Detroit TigersAL-1547876.50620.04486146140StRoOrg---LogOffDefPit---Jack TigheBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1956Detroit TigersAL-1548272.53215.055878969990StRoOrg------------------Bucky HarrisBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1955Detroit TigersAL-1547975.51317.0558775658117StRoOrg------------------Bucky HarrisBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1954Detroit TigersAL-1546886.44243.05511584664-80StRoOrg------------------Fred HutchinsonBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1953Detroit TigersAL-1546094.39040.56613695923-228StRoOrg------------------Fred HutchinsonBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1952Detroit TigersAL-15450104.32545.08815557738-181StRoOrg------------------Fred Hutchinson, Red RolfeBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1951Detroit TigersAL-1547381.47425.05510685741-56StRoOrg------------------Red RolfeBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1950Detroit TigersAL-1549559.6173.0222837713124StRoOrg------------------Red RolfeBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1949Detroit TigersAL-1548767.56510.044675165596StRoOrg------------------Red RolfeBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1948Detroit TigersAL-1547876.50618.55510700725-25StRoOrg------------------Steve O'NeillBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1947Detroit TigersAL-1548569.55212.022571464272StRoOrg------------------Steve O'NeillBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1946Detroit TigersAL-1549262.59712.0224704567137StRoOrg------------------Steve O'NeillBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1945Detroit TigersAL-1538865.575-11363356568StRoOrg------------------Steve O'NeillBriggs StadiumWon World Series (Cubs)
    1944Detroit TigersAL-1548866.5711.022565858177StRoOrg------------------Steve O'NeillBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1943Detroit TigersAL-1547876.50620.055963256072StRoOrg------------------Steve O'NeillBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1942Detroit TigersAL-1547381.47430.05595895872StRoOrg------------------Del BakerBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1941Detroit TigersAL-1547579.48726.0449686743-57StRoOrg------------------Del BakerBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1940Detroit TigersAL-1549064.584-112888716172StRoOrg------------------Del BakerBriggs StadiumLost World Series (Reds)
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1939Detroit TigersAL-1548173.52626.555984976287StRoOrg------------------Del BakerBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1938Detroit TigersAL-1548470.54516.044886279567StRoOrg------------------Mickey Cochrane, Del BakerBriggs Stadiumdnq
    1937Detroit TigersAL-1548965.57813.022493584194StRoOrg------------------Mickey Cochrane, Del Baker, Cy PerkinsNavin Fielddnq
    1936Detroit TigersAL-1548371.53919.522692187051StRoOrg------------------Mickey Cochrane, Del BakerNavin Fielddnq
    1935Detroit TigersAL-1519358.616-113919665254StRoOrg------------------Mickey CochraneNavin FieldWon World Series (Cubs)
    1934Detroit TigersAL-15410153.656-111957708249StRoOrg------------------Mickey CochraneNavin FieldLost World Series (Cardinals)
    1933Detroit TigersAL-1547579.48725.05510722733-11StRoOrg------------------Bucky Harris, Del BakerNavin Fielddnq
    1932Detroit TigersAL-1517675.50329.555979878711StRoOrg------------------Bucky HarrisNavin Fielddnq
    1931Detroit TigersAL-1546193.39647.07714651836-185StRoOrg------------------Bucky HarrisNavin Fielddnq
    1930Detroit TigersAL-1547579.48727.05510783832-49StRoOrg------------------Bucky HarrisNavin Fielddnq
    1929Detroit TigersAL-1547084.45536.06612927928-1StRoOrg------------------Bucky HarrisNavin Fielddnq
    1928Detroit TigersAL-1546886.44233.06612744803-59StRoOrg------------------George MoriartyNavin Fielddnq
    1927Detroit TigersAL-1538271.53627.544884580540StRoOrg------------------George MoriartyNavin Fielddnq
    1926Detroit TigersAL-1547975.51312.06610793829-36StRoOrg------------------Ty CobbNavin Fielddnq
    1925Detroit TigersAL-1548173.52616.544690182675StRoOrg------------------Ty CobbNavin Fielddnq
    1924Detroit TigersAL-1548668.5586.033684779453StRoOrg------------------Ty CobbNavin Fielddnq
    1923Detroit TigersAL-1548371.53916.022683374192StRoOrg------------------Ty CobbNavin Fielddnq
    1922Detroit TigersAL-1547975.51315.033882878939StRoOrg------------------Ty CobbNavin Fielddnq
    1921Detroit TigersAL-1537182.46427.0661188785235StRoOrg------------------Ty CobbNavin Fielddnq
    1920Detroit TigersAL-1546193.39637.07715652833-181StRoOrg------------------Hughie JenningsNavin Fielddnq
    YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionGPWinsLossWPctGBLRankLgRankMLBRankRFRADiffStRoOrgDrLogOffDefPitSprManagerBallparkPlayoffs
    1919Detroit TigersAL-1408060.5718.044662057743StRoOrg------------------Hughie JenningsNavin Fielddnq
    1918Detroit TigersAL-1265571.43720.07713473558-85StRoOrg------------------Hughie JenningsNavin Fielddnq
    1917Detroit TigersAL-1537875.51021.544763957762StRoOrg------------------Hughie JenningsNavin Fielddnq
    1916Detroit TigersAL-1548767.5654.033767359578StRoOrg------------------Hughie JenningsNavin Fielddnq
    1915Detroit TigersAL-15410054.6492.5222778597181StRoOrg------------------Hughie JenningsNavin Fielddnq
    1914Detroit TigersAL-1538073.52319.5447615618-3StRoOrg------------------Hughie JenningsNavin Fielddnq
    1913Detroit TigersAL-1536687.43130.06612624716-92StRoOrg------------------Hughie JenningsNavin Fielddnq
    1912Detroit TigersAL-1536984.45136.56611721768-47StRoOrg------------------Hughie JenningsNavin Fielddnq
    1911Detroit TigersAL-1548965.57813.522483177754StRoOrg------------------Hughie JenningsBennett Parkdnq
    1910Detroit TigersAL-1548668.55818.033667958297StRoOrg------------------Hughie JenningsBennett Parkdnq
    1909Detroit TigersAL-1529854.645-113666493173StRoOrg------------------Hughie JenningsBennett ParkLost World Series (Pirates)
    1908Detroit TigersAL-1539063.588-11464555293StRoOrg------------------Hughie JenningsBennett ParkLost World Series (Cubs)
    1907Detroit TigersAL-1509258.613-112696537159StRoOrg------------------Hughie JenningsBennett ParkLost World Series (Cubs)
    1906Detroit TigersAL-1497178.47721.0669517596-79StRoOrg------------------Bill ArmourBennett Parkdnq
    1905Detroit TigersAL-1537974.51615.5337511608-97StRoOrg------------------Bill ArmourBennett Parkdnq
    1904Detroit TigersAL-1526290.40832.07712505627-122StRoOrg------------------Ed Barrow, Bobby LoweBennett Parkdnq
    1903Detroit TigersAL-1366571.47825.0551056753928StRoOrg------------------Ed BarrowBennett Parkdnq
    1902Detroit TigersAL-1375283.38530.57714566657-91StRoOrg---------------------Bennett Parkdnq
    1901Detroit TigersAL-1367461.5488.533674269646StRoOrg---------------------Bennett Parkdnq
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