1895: After being referred to variously as the Wolverines and the Creams, Detroit's team is dubbed the Tigers in articles appearing in the Detroit Free Press. "Tigers" most likely is borrowed from the nickname given to the Detroit Light Guard, a militia unit that had been the city's pride and joy since the Civil War. The team officially adopts the name upon entry into the American League in 1901.
In August the first wave of approximately 500,000 high school sophomores and juniors will begin courses based on the College Board’s redesigned AP US History Framework. The new Framework is a poorly organized and biased document that presents a consistently negative view of American history that is not aligned with legally mandated state curriculum standards.
April 9, 1916 After helping the team capture its third World Series title, Tris Speaker, declining their request to take a pay cut, is traded by the Red Sox to the Indians for Sam Jones, Fred Thomas, and $55,000. Speaker’s salary of $17,500 is deemed to be exorbitant by Boston, due to the future Hall of Fame outfielder’s batting average dropping to .322 during the previous season.