The Detroit Tigers will face off against the San Francisco Giants on October 24 in Game 1 of the 2012 World Series.
Let's take a closer look at the Tigers' World Series history:
World Series Appearances: The Tigers have made it to 10 World Series: 1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984, and 2006.
World Series Wins: 1935, 1945, 1968, 1984
Frequent Matchups: The Chicago Cubs have been a frequent opponent of the Tigers; the two teams have faced off four times: 1907, 1908, 1935, and 1945. The Tigers have battled the St. Louis Cardinals three times: 1934, 1968, and 2006.
1935 vs. Chicago: The Tigers won their first World Series in the team's history, defeating the Chicago Cubs after a loss to them the previous year. In Game 6, fan-favorite Goose Goslin ushered in a single during the ninth inning to give the Tigers the win.
1968 vs. St. Louis: The Tigers were trailing the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1 after four games in the World Series. The tide turned during Game 5 when Willie Horton threw out Lou Brock at home, raising the Cardinals' ire. The Tigers rallied for a win, and Al Kaline's double in the seventh inning cemented their lead.
1968 vs. St. Louis: Detroit's Mickey Lolich battled the Cardinals' Bob Gibson, a veteran World Series pitcher. Lolich won Game 2 and even hit a home run. He would win Game 5 and Game 7 as well and go on to become the World Series MVP.
1984 vs. San Diego: The Tigers were leading as Game 5 rolled around, but a confident San Diego Padres team hoped to continue to Game 6. They brought in Goose Gossage, and that proved to be a fatal mistake when he refused to walk the Tigers' Kirk Gibson. Gibson promptly slammed a three-run homer off Gossage in the eighth inning, clinching the win.
Samantha Wilson is a lifelong Detroit Tigers fan.