The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team located in Detroit, Michigan. One of the American League's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Detroit in 1894 as part of the Western League. They are the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in the American League. The Tigers have won four World Series championships, 11 American League Pennants, and four American League Central Division championships. The Tigers also won Division titles in 1972, 1984 and 1987 while members of the American League East.