Vintage World Series Films: Detroit Tigers
The end of World War II led many Americans to turn to their pre-war livelihoods - including Detroit Tigers starter Virgil Trucks. Aided by Trucks, along with Hank Greenberg and American LeagueÂ® MVP Hal Newhouser, the Tigers won in seven games in 1945.
The Tigers 1968 season was dominated by pitching, and the World Series showcased three of the best: Denny McClain and Mickey Lolich of the Tigers and Cardinals ace Bob Gibson. Lolich took control of the series with three complete-game wins as the Tigers beat the Cardinals in seven games.
Coach Sparky Anderson led the Tigers to a record-setting start of the 1984 season that culminated with 104 regular season wins, a sweep in the ALCSÂ®, and a World Series win. Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, and Kirk Gibson set the pace as the Tigers became only the third MLBÂ® club to go wire-to-wire.