TIGERS HOST CHICAGO CUBS TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY
FOR THREE GAME HOMESTAND BETWEEN THE STORIED FRANCHISES
In Play! magazine
DETROIT June 22 – The Detroit Tigers host the Chicago Cubs for three games beginning Tuesday, June 23. Tuesday and Wednesday’s games start at 7:05 p.m. while Thursday’s game is at 1:05 p.m. The Cubs make their second trip to Comerica Park, last visiting in 2001. This marks the fifth year the two organizations have met during interleague play, with the Tigers posting an 8-3 record.
Interleague play doesn’t quite tell the entire history between the two century-old franchises. The Tigers made three consecutive World Series appearances from 1907-09, but came up short in all three series. The first two at the hands of the Chicago Cubs, who won the 1907 series in a four-game sweep (Game 1 ended in a tie) and the 1908 series in five games.
The Tigers would have their revenge, defeating the Cubs in six games in the 1935 World Series, giving Detroit the franchise’s first world championship. Detroit won game six at Navin Field in front of 48,420 faithful Tigers fans.
Ten years later, in 1945, the two historical franchises met for the last time in postseason play. In Game 7 of the World Series, the Tigers defeated the Cubs, 9-3, in front of 41,590 fans at Wrigley Field. It marked the last time the Chicago Cubs appeared in a World Series, while the Tigers have gone on to appear in the 1968, 1984 and 2006 World Series, last being crowned world champions 25 years ago in 1984.