A look back at biggest sporting events hosted in Detroit over the past two decades

Nolan Bianchi
Special to The Detroit News

The 2000s were a great time to be a sports fan in the city of Detroit.

The Pistons made a run to six straight Eastern Conference championship games from 2003-08 and won it all in 2004. The Red Wings added Stanley Cups in 2002 and 2008, plus another finals appearance in 2009. The Tigers made a remarkable return to the game's biggest stage in 2006 when Magglio Ordoñez homered off Huston Street to sweep the Oakland A's and make their first World Series since 1984.