(written from a Production point of view)
As established in the final draft script of the Star Trek: Enterprise third season episode "Carpenter Street", the Detroit Tigers were an American baseball team based in Detroit during the early 21st century.
In the script, Charles Tucker III noted to Jonathan Archer – in 2153, moments before Archer traveled back in time to Detroit of 2004 – that the Tigers had been Detroit's baseball team and that their name matched that of Detroit's football team, the Lions.
At one point during the development of DS9: "Emissary" (on 30 July 1992), Joan Pearce Research Associates suggested the baseball team in Benjamin Sisko's encounter with the Prophets to be the Detroit Tigers. In the finished episode it were the Chicago Cubs. (The Making of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, pp. 135 & 136)
- MLB.com/Tigers – official web site