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History: Detroit Tigers

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Comerica Park in Detroit.

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In 1935, the Detroit Tigers won the World Series. The last time the baseball team won their Division was back in 1987. And now the Tigers will open the playoffs this Friday. While it’s certainly exciting for the team and its fans, is there a larger impact the city and the state can enjoy from a successful sports team?  Michigan Radio's Jack Lessenberry gives us a historical perspective.

*Correction - an earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the 1987 Tigers won the "Central Division," which did not exist at the time. The 1987 Tigers won the American League's Eastern Division.

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