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

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

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

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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

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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.

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

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

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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

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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

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

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

I think Justins lost his stuff after his surgery and I think the tigers should put him as a closer

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The Contenders

11 Denny McLain

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

12 Lou Whitaker V 1 Comment
13 Mickey Mantle V 1 Comment
14 Lance Parrish
15 Ken Griffey Jr

I did not know he played on the tigers

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