Tigers In the World Series!
Well, they stumbled to the finish line during the regular season, dropping out of the AL Central lead on the last day. They lost the first game of the playoffs and seemed to be on the ropes. Then they won seven in a row, defeating the Yankees and A's to head to their third World Series in my lifetime. They won the other two, in seven games in 1968 (defeating Bob Gibson in the finale), and in five games in 1984. If they go on to win it all, they will surely be remembered as one of the miracle teams of history, right up there with the 1969 Mets, the 1991 Twins and (for those with exceptional memories) the 1914 Boston Braves.