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10/11/2013 02:01 am ET

Tigers Haka Dance: Detroit Celebrates ALCS Spot With Its Take On Maori War Dance (VIDEO/GIF)

Rather than celebrating their spot in the American League Championship Series with the simple, post-game dog pile on the mound, the Detroit Tigers came together and carried out a haka-like routine on the field at O.co Coliseum in Oakland.

The haka is an ancient war dance of the Maori people in New Zealand. Many sports fans are familiar with it thanks to the New Zealand rugby team, popularly known as the All Blacks.

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For those not familiar with the All Blacks' version of the traditional chant and dance, here is a look at a classic rendition that contains subtitles of the words being chanted.

How does the Tigers' take stack up?

GIF: Tigers Offer Their Take On The 'Haka'

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