Mar 25 2045: Humphrey and Behrens Inducted Into Hall of Fame - by xLee227 on April 13th, 2020
Ahead of their season opener, the Tigers announced the induction of two franchise players, second baseman Arnold Humphrey and shortstop Jimmy Behrens to the team's Hall of Fame.
With a franchise-record 1,927 hits, 1,018 runs, and 1,728 games, Arnold Humphrey was simply an icon in Minneapolis on and off the field. Drafted in the second round in 2026, Humphrey made his major league debut in 2032 and was a staple at second base for the next 12 years. A 4-time All-Star, 3-time gold glove winner, and the franchise leader in both hits and runs, his impact was nonetheless felt most profoundly in the Tigers' success over the last decade driving the team to 3 league championships, a return to Legends, and a cup championship. Humphrey spent his entire professional playing career of 19 years with the Minneapolis Tigers organization.
Shortstop Jimmy Behrens was a pillar of stability for the Tigers during his decade with the major league team. Drafted in the second round of 2027, Behrens made his major league debut in 2035. A 5-time All-Star and named to 3 All-League teams, he quickly amassed one of the most prolific decades in team history upon his retirement in 2044 with 1,498 hits, 174 home runs, and 848 RBI. In addition to reliable defense at shortstop, Behrens was the team's offensive engine in propelling them to a return to Legends and a cup championship. Humphrey spent his entire professional playing career of 18 years with the Minneapolis Tigers organization.
The retirements of Humphrey and Behrens represent a true changing of the guard for the Tigers offensively. This change was accelerated when the team also parted ways with longtime outfielder Joshua Butler before the season. A 3-time All-Star, the 34-year-old veteran was a staple in the team's lineup over the last 10 years after being drafted by the Tigers in the first round in 2029. He accumulated 1,386 hits, 696 RBI, and a .771 OPS over 1,315 games.
May 14 2044: Tigers Bid Farewell to a Franchise Legend - by xLee227 on February 9th, 2020
With 1,927 hits, 1,018 runs, and 1,728 games, Arnold Humphrey was simply an icon in Minneapolis on and off the field. Drafted in the second round in 2026, Humphrey made his major league debut in 2032 and was a staple at second base for the next 12 years. A 4-time All-Star, 3-time gold glove winner, and the franchise leader in both hits and runs, his impact was nonetheless felt most profoundly in the Tigers' success over the last decade driving the team to 3 league championships, a return to Legends, and a cup championship.
Apr 10 2044: Tigers Part Ways with Bollinger, O'Toole, and Davis - by xLee227 on January 31st, 2020
Over the last few months, the Tigers have parted ways with a trio of longtime players: third baseman Wesley Bollinger, swingman Timmy O`Toole, and relief pitcher Ozzie Davis. The three players have a combined 30 seasons with the organization.
Minneapolis' first-round selection in 2026, Bollinger made his major league debut in 2034. A two-time Gold Glove winner at third base, the affable native of Wilmington, North Carolina was a steadying presence in the infield and was a key utility player in the Tigers' 2042 Cup Championship. He spent 18 years with the Tigers franchise and played in 929 games.
O'Toole was drafted by Minneapolis in the second round in 2029 and made his major league debut in 2035. A versatile 4-pitch player equally comfortable starting and relieving, the taciturn Texan provided some much-needed right-handed pitching on a team with a surprising surplus of southpaws. O'Toole finished his Tigers career with 793 innings and a 4.35 ERA while starting at least twice every season.
Joining O'Toole as a rare right-hander, Davis was signed as a 25-year-old from Monterey in 2035. A 6'7" behemoth with a blazing fastball that touched triple-digits, Davis settled into an integral cog in the Tigers' bullpen as their primary right-handed setup-man. He finished his time with the team with 64 holds across 689 innings.
Mar 28 2043: Tigers Raise Cup Banner - by xLee227 on November 12th, 2019
The Minneapolis Tigers kicked off their 2043 season at HSBC Centre with a banner-raising ceremony honouring their victory in the 2042 Cup. Combined with their second-place finish in Legends East, last season was the best in franchise history.
Over the offseason, GM Gabriel Álvarez made few moves, opting to stay the course with the current core and banking on some internal improvements from younger players like Inoke Alo, Dave Bloom, and Frank Copeland. Most notably, the bullpen will look different next season, as longtime closer Roger Tremblay retired and the team parted ways with bullpen mainstay and primary setup-man Wally Esposito. The two combined to pitch in 21 seasons for the Tigers.
May 10 2041: Tigers Part Ways with Knutson - by xLee227 on June 22nd, 2019
For the second time this season, the Tigers have moved on from a mainstay of their roster, Johnny Knutson, after exactly 15 years with the team. First drafted in 2026, Knutson made his major league debut in 2034 as one of the most highly anticipated pitching prospects in franchise history. A two-time All-Star in League Level 2, the 6'4" Texan became a dependable presence in first the rotation and later the bullpen. Across 8 seasons in Minneapolis, Knutson pitched over 1,000 innings in his career and his 19 career complete games is tied for seventh in franchise history.