Defending American League Central Division Champions
The Tigers have finished above .500 in five of the last six years (2006-11).
Tigers players have won 11 AL home run titles, with seven different players representing the Tigers. The Tigers have led the AL in batting average 24 times, with ten different players representing the Tigers.
A total of 28 former Detroit Tigers players, managers and executives have earned enshrinement into the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Ten of these 28 spent the majority of their careers in a Tigers uniform including: Sparky Anderson, Jim Bunning, Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg, Harry Heilmann, Al Kaline, George Kell and Hall Newhouser.
Success in the industry
In 2011, The Tigers welcomed 2,642,045 fans to Comerica Park.
The Tigers have drawn over one million fans every year since 1965--the longest streak in the American League. Only the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Dodgers have longer streaks.
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