After signing a bevy of free agents, the Tigers opened the season as potential wild-card contenders. That proved to be a false hope, as Detroit won 11 fewer games than in 2021 and finished fourth in the AL Central with a 66-96 record.
Shortstop Javier Baez led the team in home runs (17), doubles (27), and RBIs (67) but batted just .238. Closer Gregory Soto had the 10th-most saves in the major leagues with 30.
The Tigers have enough talent to rebound in 2023 and compete for a playoff spot.
The Detroit Tigers are an American League (AL) Central division team based in Detroit, Michigan. They were founded as a minor league franchise and member of the Western League in 1894, and have been members of the AL since 1901.
The Tigers have won four World Series titles (1935, 1945, 1968, and 1994), eleven AL Pennants, and seven Division titles (four AL Central Division titles, three AL East Division titles). They are also known for iconic moments such as a win-loss record of 101–53 in 1934, back-to-back World Series appearances in 1934 and 1935, hosting the All-Star Game at Tiger Stadium in 1971, and hosting the 1984 World Series.
The Detroit Tigers currently play their home games at Comerica Park in downtown Detroit since 2000. The ballpark has an old-time feel, with its grandstands close to the field and steampunk-style statues outside of it.
The biggest rivals of the Detroit Tigers are the Chicago White Sox and the Cleveland Indians, who compete with them annually in the AL Central Division race. Historically, they have had good success against these teams with an overall winning record against them all.
Some star players in the history of the Detroit Tigers include Ty Cobb, Al Kaline, Hank Greenberg, Willie Horton, Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, Justin Verlander, Miguel Cabrera, Max Scherzer, and more recently Nicholas Castellanos and Matthew Boyd.