There are various legends about how the Tigers got their nickname. One involves the orange stripes they wore on their black stockings. Tigers manager George Stallings took credit for the name; however, the name appeared in newspapers before Stallings was manager. Another legend concerns a sportswriter equating the 1901 team's opening day victory with the ferocity of his alma mater, the Princeton Tigers. The earliest known use of the name "Tigers" in the news was in the Detroit Free Press on April 16, 1895. The truth is revealed in Richard Bak's 1998 book, A Place for Summer: A Narrative History of Tiger Stadium. In the 19th century, the city of Detroit had a military unit called the Detroit Light Guard, who were known as "The Tigers". They had played significant roles in certain Civil War battles and in the 1899 Spanish-American War. The Baseball team was still informally called both "Wolverines" and "Tigers" in the news. Upon entry into the majors the ballclub sought and received formal permission from the Light Guard to use its trademark and from that day forth it is officially the Tigers. In short, the Tigers most likely wore stripes because they were already Tigers, rather than the other way around which is the conventional story. The "Tigers" name originates from the 19th century military unit that was based in the city and held the same name. They are nicknamed "the Motor City Kitties", "the Bengals", and "the Tigs." The slogan, "Bless You Boys," was originated by TV sportscaster Al Ackerman during the Tigers' 1984 wire-to-wire World Series winning season, but it was never a nickname for the team. Detroit's Major League Baseball team got their nickname, "Tigers", from the socks they wore as part of their uniform in their early years in the first decade of the 1900's. Their socks were black and orange-striped, hence, looking like the fur coat of a tiger.
The mascot for the Detroit Tigers is called Paws.
The Detroit Tigers have always had the same name throughout their entire franchise history.
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The Detroit Tigers pitchers names are Rick Porcello,Max Scherzer,Joe Nathan and Joba Chamberlain.
PAWS is the mascot of the Detroit Tigers. He's a striped tiger that was officially adopted in May of 1995 by the Detroit Tigers baseball team. His name is officially written by the team in all capital letters.
The Detroit Tigers were founded in 1901.
Detroit Tigers was created in 1894.
The Detroit Tigers play at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit.
The Detroit Tigers address is :Detroit Tigers (MLB Team) Comerica Park 2100 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201 USA
The Detroit Tigers play in the Central Division.
In 1984, the Detroit Tigers had a 104-58 record.
In 2011, Jim Leyland was the manager of the Detroit Tigers.
In 1984, Sparky Anderson was the manager for the Detroit Tigers.
In 2006, the Detroit Tigers had a 95-67 record.
In 2012, the Detroit Tigers had an 88-64 record.
The Detroit Tigers stadium is located at COMERICA PARK 2100 Woodward Ave Detroit, MI 48201-3470
Mike Ilitch has owned the Detroit Tigers since 1992.
The Detroit Tigers play the Chicago White Sox tomorrow.
0. The Detroit Tigers do not play hockey.
The Detroit Tigers are part of the American League. They play in the Central Division.
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Al Alburquerque is number 62 on the Detroit Tigers.
Alex Avila is number 13 on the Detroit Tigers.