The Detroit Tigers are an American professional baseball team based in Detroit. The Tigers compete in Major League Baseball as a member of the American League Central division.
The team is head coached by A. J Hinch with the general manager of the team being Al Avila with their mascot being paws. Detroit Tigers have been known to play their home games at the Comerica park stadium in Detroit.
The team has played in many world series championships and won in many seasons including; 1984, 1968, 1945, 1935.
The team has many great players like catcher Dustin Gameau, Jonathan Schoops, Akil Baddoo, Tucker Barnhart, Kyle Funkhouser as well as Harold Castro.
Who was the first black Detroit Tiger?
The first black player of the Detroit Tigers is Ozzie Virgil. Ozzie Virgil was first brought into the club in 1958 from the San Francisco Giants in January of that year, became the first Black player to appear in a Detroit Tiger game. He went 1-for-5 as a batter in the 11-2 win over Washington.
Osvaldo José Virgil Pichardo was born in Monte Cristi, the Dominican Republic in 1932 and moved to the United States of America when he was just 13 years of age.
On September 23, 1956, he became the first person from his native country to play in the Majors when he started for the Giants at third base against the Philadelphia Phillies.