Holding Strong In The D

This is relevant because the Oakland A's have just announced they'll be moving to their 4th city, Las Vegas, in the Franchise's history. That is the most for any MLB team. Although the Detroit Tigers moved from Tiger Stadium to Comerica Park in 2000, they have not left Detroit since their inception.

In fact, their origins go back to 1895 when owner George Vanderbeck decided to build Bennett Park at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull Avenues, which would remain the home for the Detroit Tigers for the next 104 seasons, until the final game in 1999.

Because of that dedication to the city, Detroit is now officially the oldest MLB team to stay under one name and within the same city in the entire MLB. That's a feat that only a few other teams can claim, Boston Red Sox being the closest behind them.


Check Out This Charming Corktown Home Built for the Detroit Tigers' First Owner

This charming old home in Detroit's historic Corktown neighborhood was built in the late 1800s by James Burns. Burns was the first owner of the Detroit Tigers, owning the ball club from 1901 to 1902.

Gallery Credit: George McIntyre

Charming Old Home Built for James Burns

Lauren Bruyninga, O'Connor Realty via Zillow

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