Franchise History

Years Lg Team Name
1901-2020 MLB Detroit Tigers
1895-1900 AL Detroit Tigers
1894 AL Detroit Creams

Top Seasons

Year Record Result
2012 88-74 Lost World Series
2006 95-67 Lost World Series
1984 104-58 Won World Series
1968 103-59 Won World Series
1945 88-65 Won World Series

Recent Seasons

Year Record Result
2020 23-35 Missed Playoffs
2019 47-114 Missed Playoffs
2018 64-98 Missed Playoffs
2017 64-98 Missed Playoffs
2016 86-75 Missed Playoffs

1st Round Draft Picks

Year Rd/Pick Player
2020 1 / 1 Spencer Torkelson 3B
2019 1 / 5 Riley Greene OF
2018 1 / 1 Casey Mize RHP
2017 1 / 18 Alex Faedo RHP
2016 1 / 9 Matt Manning P

Longest Serving GM's

Tenure Years General Manager
1902-35 34 Frank Navin
1963-83 21 John Campbell
2003-15 13 Dave Dombrowski
1938-45 8 Jack Zeller
1996-02 7 Randy Smith

Principal Owners

Tenure Years Owner
2017-21 5 Chris Ilitch
1992-16 25 Mike Ilitch
1984-91 8 Tom Monaghan
1956-83 28 John Fetzer
1956-60 5 Fred Knorr
1952-56 5 Walter O. Briggs Jr.
1919-52 34 Walter Briggs, Sr.
1908-35 28 Frank Navin
1904-18 15 William Yawkey
1902-03 2 Samuel F. Angus
1901 1 James D. Burns
1894-00 7 George VanDerbeck
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