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Major League Detroit Sports

By Abby Skyler

The town of Detroit has for some time been known as Motor City, USA. The home of Ford Motor Company and Chrysler, the Motor City has an exciting past as the hub of the American automobile industry. Many folks might not realize the similarly rich sporting history the town of Detroit enjoys. Major league sports in Detroit play a crucial role in the city, both as a business provider and source of entertainment and town pride.

Tigers Baseball in Detroit

While it is often outshined by cities like Boston and New York, baseball in Detroit has a history as loaded as either of its East Coast rivals. The Detroit Tigers are members of Major League Baseball's American League Central Division and have been a team in the city since 1894. The club is a charter member of the American League and one of just four franchises still found in its original town.

The Tigers have won four World Series titles (1935, 1945, 1968, and 1984), 10 American League pennants, and were home to legendary baseball figure Ty Cobb for 22 seasons. The Tigers played all their baseball in the same locale, Tiger Stadium, until the completion of Comerica Park in 2000.

Rockers Soccer in Detroit

Despite lacking a representative club in America's premier soccer league, MLS, soccer in Detroit has still been well represented during the past. The city has been home to 2 professional indoor soccer groups. The Detroit Rockers were members of the National Pro Soccer League from 1990-2001, winning a championship in 1992.

The Detroit Ignition began play as members of Major Indoor Soccer League before joining the Xtreme Soccer League.

Lions Football in Detroit

Football in the Motor City has a history just about as wealthy as that of baseball in Detroit. The Lions represent the town as a team of the North Division in the National Football Conference in the N. F. L.. The Lions started play in 1929 as the Portsmouth Spartans in Ohio. During the peak of the Great Depression the team was bought and relocated to the city of Detroit in 1934.

Detroit Lions have won four NFL Championships (1935, 1952, 1953, and 1957) and hot the playoffs at the end of the 2011 NFL season with a 10-6 record. The Lions now play football in downtown Detroit at Ford Field.

Red Wings Hockey in Detroit

No debate about sports and Detroit would be thorough without discussing the impact of hockey on the the Motor City. The Detroit Red Wings have been dominating professional hockey in Detroit since 1926 and the franchise was a founding member of the NHL's Original Six. The accolades the organization has earned are so numerous it might be impossible to count them all. The Red Wings have the most Stanley Cup titles of any team based in the United States with 11.

The Detroit Red Wings follow only the Montreal Canadiens (24) and Toronto Maple Leafs (13). The Detroit Red Wings missed the NHL playoffs a meager four times between the 1934/35 and 1965/66 seasons. Now the Detroit Red Wings have made the postseason in 25 of the last 27 NHL seasons, including 20 straight appearances. The Detroit Red Wings play all of their home games at Joe Louis Arena.

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