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DETROIT -- Six years ago, the Detroit Tigers playoff defeat of the New York Yankees was the apex of their season even more than the World Series that followed. They had beaten the Yankees, the very symbol of baseball grandeur, marking the franchises return to relevancy.
The Tigers lost that World Series to St. Louis and then waited five long years before returning to the postseason. They beat the Yankees again in the 2011 playoffs but fell to the seemingly predestined Texas Rangers in the American League Championship Series.
Thursday, on a pristine autumn evening in the Midwest, the Tigers felled the Yankees in yet another October, with an 8-1 victory to clinch the pennant before a rollicking, towel-waving crowd of 42,477. This wasnt the unexpected euphoria of 2006 or the throbbing drama of the winner-take-all victory at Yankee Stadium last year. This was a sweep. This was emphatic. This was an affirmation of what the Tigers are, rather than what they are trying to become.
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The Detroit Tigers swept the Yankees and are headed to the World Series. Check out exclusive photos of their Champagne shower locker room celebration. Prince Fielder’s wife Chanel didn’t escape the spray of the champagne: The Tigers haven’t won the World Series since 1984. This is their 11th American League pennant and first since [...]
A month ago Detroit Tigers fans were certain their favorite, yet scuffling, team would miss the playoffs. And now they are headed to the World Series for the 2nd time in seven years under Jim Leyland.All season long the mantra preached on this website was one of patience, just hope they make the playoffs, and once they do anything can happen from there. And now we’ve seen how nicely...
It’s hardly surprising that Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder was pretty excited as he stared up into the sky on Thursday, realizing that all he had to do was allow the ball popped straight up into the air off Jayson Nix’s bat to fall into his waiting glove and he would be making his [...]
DETROIT Tigers catcher Alex Avila stood in a corner of the clubhouse Thursday night, puffing a Cuban cigar and making no attempt to wipe neither the smile nor the celebratory sparkling grape juice off his face.
After the Tigers drafted me, I was down in the Instructional League in Florida, said Avila, a fifth-round pick in 2008 from the University of Alabama. I said to my dad,...
Six years later, the Detroit Tigers are in a familiar position.
For an opponent. For their next real game. For the World Series to begin.
Although only three current players were on the roster when the Tigers last reached the Fall Classic, there's a general awareness around the organization - certainly among the front office, manager Jim Leyland and his coaching staff...
The next few days may feel a bit familiar to Detroit manager Jim Leyland, while the Tigers wait to start the World Series.
Detroit won the AL pennant, wrapping up a four-game sweep of the New York Yankees on Thursday. Now the Tigers won't play again until next Wednesday, when they open on the road against the winner of the NL championship series between St. Louis and San Francisco...
After the Detroit Tigers swept the New York Yankees in the ALCS to head to the World Series for the first time since the grand year of 2006.
During a postgame interview with Miguel Cabrera, Tigers star pitcher Justin Verlander decided to photobomb the go-between by chanting MVP behind him:
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New York Yankees star benchwarmer Alex Rodriguez reportedly went on a date with model and bikini designer Kyna Treacy right after he flirted with her during last Saturday's playoff game against the Detroit Tigers. The Telegraph reports that Rodriguez called her up after last Saturday’s game. Treacy’s friends say that she and A-Rod went on a date.“I think she was pleasantly...
Detroit Tigers designated hitter Delmon Young has been selected
MVP of the AL championship series.
A-Rod's in the lineup. A-Rod's out of the lineup. Make up your mind.
Detroit Tigers manager Jim Leyland had to do a quick double-take after he received two different New York Yankee lineup cards before Game 4 of the ALCS Wednesday afternoon.
The first one listing Alex Rodriguez batting sixth and playing third base. But then, a courier from the Yankee clubhouse brought...
The Detroit Tigers beat the New York Yankees 8-1 in game four of their ALCS matchup, sweeping the series four games to none to advance to the World Series.
Before the season, we all expected the Tigers to be in a position reasonably close to this....but the way they got there was totally unexpected. Detroit trailed the White Sox in the AL Central for most of the season before...
Heading into this year’s ALCS you’d think the Yankees would be looking for some revenge after the Tigers were the Bombers’ kryptonite ousting New York in the 2006 and 2011 ALDS’.
However this time around instead of an Empire Strikes Back run of things, the series played out much like George Lucas probably would’ve envisioned himself… with the Empire defeated, Vader gone...