Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers
The Texas Rangers were formed in 1961 and have been based in Arlington, Texas since 1972. They have been members of the American League since their founding and play in the league's West Division. The franchise, which was formed as the Washington Nationals, still boasts their official colors of white, red and blue.
Since 1994, the team has been playing at the Globe Life Park in Arlington and has won two American League pennants (2010 and 2011). The franchise has also won five West Division titles, in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2010 and 2011. The Rangers have made it to the playoffs several times and once on a wild card berth. Ray Davis and Bob Simpson are the franchise's owners with Ron Washington as the manager and Jon Daniels as the General Manager.
With six MLB postseason appearances and five Division Championships to its name, the team defeated the New York Yankees in six games to win the American League pennant and is the first Texas team to win a World Series game.
At this game, they will face the Detroit Tigers. Founded in 1894, the Tigers are one of the oldest Major League Baseball franchises still active today. The Tigers are also members of the American League and play in its Central Division.
The Tigers are commonly known by their nickname, The Tigs. They have been playing at the Comerica Park since 2000 and have won four World Series titles. They have won eleven American League pennants, with the last two coming in 2006 and 2012. They have also won six Division titles.
The franchise is owned by Mike Ilitch with Brad Ausmus as the manager and Dave Dombrowski as the General Manager. As one of the eight charter franchises of the American League, they are the oldest one city, one name franchise in the league.
The team has spawned a number of Baseball Hall of Fame inductees, including Mickey Cochrane, Sam Crawford, Harry Heilmann, Hank Greenberg, Hughie Jennings, Al Kaline, Hal Newhouser, Harry Heilmann, Ty Cobb and Charlie Gehringer. You can catch them live in action by buying Texas Rangers vs Detroit Tigers tickets.