Best Detroit Tigers Players

The Top Ten

Ty Cobb

Greatest player ever.. No one will ever surpass his career batting ave

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

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


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

No one better!

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

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

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

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

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

Sam Crawford

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

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

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

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

The Contenders

Lou Whitaker

Great clutch hitter -wore pitchers down. Graceful athletic infielder- made challenging plays look routine.

Great clutch tiger

sweet lou

Mike Maroth
Lance Parrish
Kirk Gibson

Why this guy is not higher on the list I don't know. He might not have had the greatest career numbers but every time he was in big world series moments he was spectacular!

Norm Cash
Bill Freehan

Best catcher of all time

Mickey Mantle

He's awesome on any team

Mark Fidrych
Victor Martinez
Ian Kinsler

Good second baseman

Willie Horton
Mickey Stanley

He was a fantastic centerfielder.

He was a great all-round athlete.

Hal Newhouser

Interesting parallels with Koufax. Five year span--phenomenal, despite bad breaks (1947) and injury (1948).
3 years: 80 wins, composite ERA below 2.00. 5 years--118 wins. Game 7, 1945, on 2 days' rest (like Koufax against Minnesota). Like Koufax, brought up too early, should have been learning to pitch in the minors. For a few years best pitcher of his time, even topped Feller. 2 times MVP and 3rd year runner up to Ted Williams. No Cy Young then but he'd have had at least 3 (maybe 4 with 21 wins in 1948).

Max Scherzer Maxwell M. Scherzer (born July 27, 1984), nicknamed Mad Max, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Washington Nationals of Major League
Bill Freeman

Hands down best catcher all time

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