Everything you need to know to enjoy the 2012 World Series and root on your Tigers. Keep yourself armed with the best information on Tigers World Series history and hear what we have to say when new history is made.
To celebrate the exciting post-season we’ve created this Tigers Fan’s Guide to the World Series. Whether you’re an avid fan or not, you’ll find something here to wet your appetite for the Fall Classic. Check back every day during the World Series for new content and be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get real-time updates about the Tigers.
World Series Schedule
Wed, October 24, 8 PM EST @ San Francisco Giants
Justin Verlander (DET) vs Barry Zito (SF)
Thu, October 25, 8 PM EST @ San Francisco Giants
Doug Fister (DET) vs Madison Bumgarner (SF)
Sat, October 27, 8 PM EST @ Comerica Park
Anibal Sanchez (DET) vs Ryan Vogelsong (SF)
Sun, October 28, 8 PM EST @ Comerica Park
Max Scherzer (DET) vs Matt Cain (SF)
Game Five (if necessary):
Mon, October 29, 8 PM EST @ Comerica Park
Justin Verlander (DET) vs Barry Zito (SF)
Game Six (if necessary):
Wed, October 31, 8 PM EST @ San Francisco Giants
Doug Fister (DET) vs Madison Bumgarner (DET)
Game Seven (if necessary:
Thu, November 1, 8 PM EST @ San Francisco Giants
Anibal Sanchez (DET) vs Ryan Vogelsong
The 2012 Detroit Tigers
- This Tigers team is on a mission to win it all
- How Dave Dombrowski came to be a Tiger savior
- If the 2012 Tigers had nicknames from an earlier era
- McLain: Cabrera is the best hitter I’ve ever seen
- Why Justin Verlander is a big deal
- Prince is part of third father/son duo to play for the Tigers
- Will Tigers fans ever love Delmon Young?
- Quintin Berry is here for the long haul
- Sanchez brings power arm to Detroit’s rotation
Things you should know
- Nine things you need to know about the San Francisco Giants
- The Giants have the home field advantage for the World Series due to the National League’s victory in the All-Star Game in July. Tigers starter Justin Verlander was the losing pitcher in that game.
- The Designated Hitter (DH) will be used during games played at Comerica Park in Detroit. In the games hosted by the Giants at AT&T Park, the pitcher will hit.
- Instant replay is used during post-season games to determine balls in play in regards to whether they are fair or foul, or if they were home runs or not.
- Umpire crews consist of six men: one behind the plate, one at each base, and one each down the left and right field lines.
- Major League Baseball has complete control over game decisions in case of weather. A post-season game must be played in full, no abbreviated games (five inning official) games are allowed.
- Rosters are capped at 25 players and are set before the Series begins. The rosters may be altered only if an injury occurs. The replacement player must be on the team’s 40-man roster.
- In post-season games there are often many substitutions. If a team takes the DH and inserts him into a game to play defensively, they lose the use of the DH for the remainder of the game.
- Per the labor agreement, gate receipts for the first four games of the World Series are split between players on both teams, as well as other teams that finished in top positions in their league. This money is split after the series and each team is allowed to vote on shares for players and other personnel.
History of the Detroit Tigers in the World Series
- A Short History of the Detroit Tigers in the World Series
The big plays, the heroes, why the Tigers won or lost – for every Series the Tigs have played in.
- Detroit Tigers World Series Leaders
A list of the batting and pitching leaders for the Tigers in each of their previous World Series appearances.
- 2006: 2012 Tigers are mirror image of 2006 World Series team
- 1984: Gibson got revenge on Gossage with home run in Game Five
- 1984: Where are the ’84 Tigers now?
- 1984: Detroit Tigers 1984 Champions one of few without a Hall of Fame player
- 1984: Rare video of Sparky Anderson during the ’84 World Series
- 1984: Former umpire recalls working the ’84 World Series in Detroit
- 1968: When Lolich and the Tigers were atop the baseball world
- 1968: Tigers clinched Series behind the arm of Mickey Lolich
- 1968: ’68 Series turning point, when Lou Brock didn’t slide
- 1968: Video from inside the Tigers clubhouse after winning the ’68 Series
- 1968: Denny McLain’s Game Six performance in the ’68 Series
- 1945: Steady Eddie Mayo helped lead Tigers to World Series title in 1945
- 1940: Heartbreak for Bobo Newsom and the Tigers
- 1940: Tigers stole signs from Reds during 1940 World Series
- 1935: When the Tigers captured their first World Series championship
- 1935: The hit that won the Tigers their first World Series title
- 1935: Interview with ’35 Tigers hurler Elden Auker
- 1909: Ty Cobb’s post-seasons were a disappointment
- 1909: Tigers trip to Pittsburgh in ’09 Series inspired their new ballpark
- October 23: Nine things you should know about the NL Champion
- October 23: Three months later, Verlander can earn back home-field advantage
- October 24: Tale of the tape: Comparing the Tigers and the Giants
- October 25: ’68 Tiger Jon Warden recalls being part of a Championship team
- October 25: Analysis of Game One and preview of Game Two
- October 26: Analysis of Game Two and preview of Game Three
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