Best Detroit Tigers Players


The Top Ten

1 Ty Cobb

Best player ever, if he would've been black everyone would say the same thing

Obviously, do I even have to explain this one? - terburghusmc

Best of all time, if he would've been black everyone would say it too

I liked him but he cheated

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2 Al Kaline

Mr. Tiger could do it at the plate and with the glove. One of only two lifetime Tigers to reach 3,000 hits (Cobb). Youngest player ever to win a batting title and a Hall of Famer and helped bring the Tigers the 1968 World Series Title. - terburghusmc

A true 5 tool player! And one of the youngest players ever to make it to the Majors if I remember correctly. - 5ToolPlayers

Off the field he's a jerk

Triple crown? I don't think so. Miggy is better.

3 Miguel Cabrera Miguel Cabrera José Miguel Cabrera Torres, commonly known as Miguel Cabrera and nicknamed "Miggy", is a Venezuelan professional baseball first baseman who plays for the Detroit Tigers of Major League Baseball.

Best player in the game today

Hands down best ever

I think he's the best ever

Hands down, if he retired today he would be on this list. Kudos to George Kell, but Miggy is a once in a lifetime player. - terburghusmc

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4 Charlie Gehringer

Charlie Gehringer was the premier second baseman of the 30s and 40s. He too is a Hall of Famer, and led the Tigers to a World Series championship in 1935 and 1940. Like many players of his era, Charlie's statistics were cut short due to service during WWII. - terburghusmc

5 Hank Greenberg

Any man that put up with all the racist people and still was the best player of his era and not the least bit bitter and became the face of all that is good. Has my vote! I'm a German American tiger's fan who loves all of God's children. Especially the ones who forgive the fools who bring hate god bless Hank

Hank was known as the first Jewish athletic superstar. He played with Charlie Gehringer and helped win the 35 and 40 World Series. Hank is also a Hall of Famer and still holds the Tigers single season record for Home Runs with 58. His career was also cut short due to WWII - terburghusmc

He was such a nice man

He was so nice

6 Jack Morris

OK, I know Hal Newhouser could definitely be on here. But Jack Morris deserves to be in the Hall. The winningest pitcher of the 80s, he pitched 14 of his 16 years with Detroit and won them the World Series in 84. Not to mention the fact that he was the ace on two other World Series winning teams. He also pitched the 2nd greatest game in World Series History next to Don Larsen's perfect game, a 10 inning 1-0 shutout for the Twinkies in game 7 of the 1991 World Series. - terburghusmc

7 Mickey Cochrane

What else can you say about a HOF catcher who helped lead the Tigers to the World Series Championship in 35? Oh, I know he also managed that team! - terburghusmc

8 Alan Trammell

Undoubtedly Tram would be much higher on this list if his career wasn't cut short by injury. Another of the 84 Tigers who is being slighted by the Hall of Fame voters. Unfortunately for him, he came through the MLB during the golden age of shortstops, being overshadowed by the likes of Cal Ripken Jr. And Ozzie Smith. By the way, Tram still outshines Ozzie Smith in every offensive statistical category, and he could also flash the leather. Ozzie back flipped himself into the HOF. - terburghusmc

Should be in the HOF, sweet Lou should there too

9 Sam Crawford

If Ty Cobb wasn't a Tiger, Sam Crawford would be known as the greatest of the early Tiger ballplayers - terburghusmc

10 Justin Verlander Justin Verlander Justin Brooks Verlander is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball.

He's finished, too bad Tigers can't trade him

Verlander is a boss

He's finished, what a loss

If his current woes are just a fluke. He will soon push past Newhouser and Morris and become the greatest Tiger Pitcher of all time. - terburghusmc

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The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 Mike Maroth
12 Lou Whitaker

Great clutch tiger

sweet lou

13 Lance Parrish
14 Norm Cash
15 Mickey Mantle

He's awesome on any team

16 Victor Martinez
17 Kirk Gibson
18 Willie Horton
19 Mark Fidrych
20 Ken Griffey Jr Ken Griffey Jr George Kenneth Griffey Jr. nicknamed "Junior" and "The Kid", is an American former professional baseball outfielder who played 22 years in Major League Baseball.

I did not know he played on the tigers

Junior absolutely DID NOT play for the Tigers. He started in Seattle, then Cincinnati, a short stint for the ChiSox, then back to Seattle. And case anyone is wondering if he was mistaken for his dad, Sr. wasn't a Tigers either.

21 Ian Kinsler

Good second baseman

22 Denny McLain

Say what you want about him...His record with Detroit was outstanding

23 Hal Newhouser
24 Ivan Rodriguez

HOF catcher, one of the best ever

25 Carlos Guillen
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