10 Greatest Detroit Tigers players in franchise history

The Detroit Tigers have one of the most storied histories in all of the professional sports. Over the years, the Tigers have had many great players, including some that have gone on to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In fact, there are a couple of active players on this list who will likely challenge for … Read more

10 Greatest Detroit Tigers hitters of all time

The Detroit Tigers have been around for a very long time which means they have a very long list of great hitters. Today we will be taking a look at the top 10 greatest Tigers hitters of all time. No. 1 on this list should not come as a surprise, but there is sure to … Read more

Miguel Cabrera exits to standing ovation in Kansas City after clinching Triple Crown [Video]

Not only is Detroit Tigers slugger Miguel Cabrera a guarantee to be in the Hall of Fame when all is said and done but he will go down as one of the best hitters ever to play the game of baseball. Period. Let’s flashback to 2012 when Cabrera dominated baseball on his way to winning … Read more

Top 5 Detroit athletes who also served in the Military

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy Detroit Sports Nation would like to take a moment to honor each and every person who has served in the United States Armed Forces so that we can have the freedoms we … Read more

1908: The Rematch (Chicago Cubs v. Detroit Tigers)

From 1901 until 1906 the Detroit Tigers never finished higher than third place in the American League. Then, from 1907-1909 they treated the best baseball fans around to October baseball. Their first World Series appearance in 1907, did not go well; they were essentially swept out of the North Side of Chicago by the Cubs, … Read more

1907: Detroit Tigers inaugural appearance in the Fall Classic

When the American League was formed in 1901, Major League Baseball came to Detroit. As a charter member of the league, the Detroit Tigers went for six years without finishing above third place in the eight-team league; never once finishing closer than eight-and-a-half games out of first. In those first six years, the Tigers’ average … Read more

10 Detroit Tigers ‘Unbreakable’ Single-Season Records

It all began for the Detroit Tigers on April 25, 1901, when they scored 10 runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 14-13 in front of 10,023 fans at Bennett Park in Detroit. Since that day, the Detroit franchise has entered the hearts of countless Tiger fans across the … Read more

Detroit Tigers: It’s time to retire Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker’s numbers

With the news of Derek Jeter‘s number being retired by the New York Yankees, the Detroit Tigers have now been called out. Detroit greats Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker need to have their numbers retired. Immediately, if not sooner. Let’s examine the numbers. Alan Trammell WAR 70.4 HR 185 1003 RBI BA .285 6x All-Star 4x Gold Glove 3x Silver Slugger … Read more

WATCH: A tribute to Tiger Stadium

The old corner. The cathedral to baseball fans from Detroit. Tiger Stadium. Growing up a Tigers fan you know of the old white box of a stadium that was situated on the corner of Michigan and Trumbull. Even with obstructed views from the beams that held the roof up, no other stadium quite had the romance of Tigers Stadium. Sure, the new parks are flashy and updated; but Tigers Stadium was baseball.

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The corner saw the likes of Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Ted Williams, Al Kaline, Hammerin’ Hank Greenberg, and a slew of other greats. Watch below as tribute is paid to the stadium, the greats who have dug cleats into its grass, and even a broadcaster who made some pretty memorable calls.


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Justin Verlander and Kate Upton reveal secret on Jimmy Fallon Show

Heading into the 2017 Major League Baseball season, Justin Verlander‘s goal, like any other year, was to win the World Series. Well, that’s exactly what he accomplished, except it was not with the team he started the season with.

With the Detroit Tigers out of the playoff hunt, they decided to try and trade Verlander to a contender before the MLB trade deadline. The only problem was that JV had a full no-trade clause in his contract which meant he could veto any potential deal the Tigers wanted to make unless he signed off. 40 minutes before the stroke of midnight, Verlander agreed to be dealt to the Houston Astros for a trio of minor league prospects.

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On This Day: Ty Cobb records his 4,000th career hit

Widely regarded as one of the greatest players to ever step foot on a baseball diamond, Ty Cobb was a one-of-a-kind player. His intrusive style of play often overlooks the tremendous career he had playing big league baseball. He gained quite a reputation in the game of baseball and not necessarily in the best way, … Read more

History Lesson: Ty Cobb

On this date 110 years ago Major League Baseball saw the debut of centerfielder Ty Cobb. The long time Detroit Tiger would go on to become one of the greatest players in the history of baseball. Here’s the box score from that first game. 110 years ago today, Ty Cobb made his MLB debut. Here's a … Read more