Detroit Tigers

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The Detroit Tigers were one of the original American League teams and began play in 1901. They've faced the Cubs four times in the World Series, losing twice in 1907 and 1908 and defeating the Cubs in 1935 and the Cubs last appearance in 1945. The two franchises seemed destined to meet again in 1984 as the best teams in their respective leagues, but the Cubs dropped three in a row to the San Diego Padres after going up 2-0 in the 1984 National League Championship Series. They've met five times since interleague play was put in place in 1998, 2000, 2001, 2006 and 2009.


[edit] The Cubs' Record versus Franchise

Regular Season: 3-11 (.214)
2000's: 3-9 (.250)
1990's: 0-2 (.000)
Playoffs: 13-9-1 (Beat Tigers 4-0-1 in 1907 and 4-0 in 1908; Lost 4-2 in 1935 and 4-3 in 1945)
At Wrigley Field: 3-10 (.231)
At West Side Grounds: 3-1-1 (.600)
At Comerica Park: 2-2 (.500)
At Tiger Stadium: 3-5 (.375)
At Bennett Park: 5-0 (1.000)

[edit] Transactions Involving the Chicago Cubs

(Format is players sent to Cubs followed by players received by this franchise in reverse chronological order)

[edit] 2012

August 5th: Traded 2 players to be named later for INF/OF Jeff Baker. On October 16, 2012, the Tigers sent RHP Marcelo Carreno and cash to complete the deal.

[edit] 2007

November 12: Traded INF Omar Infante for OF Jacque Jones.
August 23: Traded OF Craig Monroe and cash for a player to be named later. On August 30th, 2007 the Cubs sent LHP Clay Rapada to the Tigers to complete the deal.

[edit] 2006

August 20: Traded C Chris Robinson(minors) for INF Neifi Perez.

[edit] 2005

February 9: Traded OF Bo Flowers(minors), INF Scott Moore and RHP Roberto Novoa for RHP Kyle Farnsworth.

[edit] 2004

April 29: Traded LHP Jon Connolly(minors) and a player to be named later for LHP Felix Sanchez. On August 13th, 2004 the Tigers sent LHP Eric Eckenstahler to the Cubs to complete the deal.

[edit] 2004

September 1: Sent C Mike Difelice as part of a conditional deal.

[edit] 1999

March 24: Selected INF Jason Maxwell off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

[edit] 1996

March 13: Returned RHP Jon Ratliff to Chicago Cubs per rules of the Rule 5 draft.

[edit] 1995

December 4: Drafted RHP Jon Ratliff from Chicago Cubs in Rule 5 draft.

[edit] 1987

October 23: RHP Dickie Noles returned to the Chicago Cubs.
September 22: RHP Dickie Noles loaned to the Detroit Tigers.

[edit] 1981

April 1: Purchased INF Mick Kelleher from the Cubs

[edit] 1979

August 30: Sold C Bruce Kimm to the Cubs.
March 20: Traded INF Steve Dillard for a player to be named later. The Cubs sent C/INF Ed Putman on March 24, 1979 to complete the deal.

[edit] 1977

July 30: Sold LHP Dave Roberts to the Cubs.

[edit] 1976

June 8: Sold RHP Joe Coleman to the Cubs.

[edit] 1976

June 10: Purchased RHP Milt Wilcox from the Cubs.

[edit] 1965

March 27: Sold RHP Bill Faul to the Cubs.

[edit] 1965

December 6: Sold C Don Bryant to the Cubs.

[edit] 1964

November 30: Lost LHP Ray Newman to Chicago Cubs in first year draft.

[edit] 1962

November 28: Traded 3B Steve Boros for RHP Bob Anderson.

[edit] 1961

Received RHP Pat Jarvis from Cubs in unknown transaction.

[edit] 1960

Received RHP Manny Montejo in unknown transaction.
Received LHP Johnnie Seale in unknown transaction.

[edit] 1960

September: Purchased 1B Dick Gernert from the Cubs
March: Sold RHP Barney Schultz to the Cubs.

[edit] 1957

December 2: Drafted RHP Hy Cohen from Chicago Cubs in minor league portion of Rule 5 draft.

[edit] 1954

Received OF Ron Northey in unknown transaction.

[edit] 1953

May 13: Sold 3B George Freese to the Cubs.

[edit] 1941

July 16: Sold OF Frank Jelincich to the Cubs.

[edit] 1939

December 6: Traded SS Billy Rogell for SS Dick Bartell.

[edit] 1926

June 7: Selected LHP Wilbur Cooper off waivers from the Chicago Cubs.

[edit] 1902

3B Doc Casey jumped teams from Tigers to Cubs before 1903 season.
OF Dick Harley jumped teams from Tigers to Cubs before 1903 season.

[edit] Rumored Deals Involving Chicago Cubs

After the 2009 season, Tigers were considering cutting some payroll and the Cubs had heavy interest in Curtis Granderson. The Tigers were reportedly seeking either top prospect Starlin Castro or relief pitcher Carlos Marmol, which were deemed untouchable by Cubs management[1]

[edit] Players that Played for Both Major League Franchises

(From Baseball Reference Multi-Franchise Tool)

126 players including 58 pitchers[2] have played for both the Cubs and Tigers major league franchises through the 2009 season.

[edit] External Links

Baseball Reference Team History [1]

  1. "Tigers appear unlikely to deal Curtis Granderson to Chicago Cubs" by James Schmehl,
  2. "Players who played for Chicago Cubs and Detroit Tigers"

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