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This is a list of the greatest Detroit Tigers players in team history.The Detroit Tigers are a baseball institution. Formed in 1894, are the oldest continuous one-name, one-city franchise in the American League. The Tigers have won four World Series championships (1935, 1945, 1968, and 1984) and have won the American League pennant 11 times (1907, 1908, 1909, 1934, 1935, 1940, 1945, 1968, 1984, 2006, and 2012). Like other American League teams, the best players to play for the Tigers are generally position players. Some of the greatest players in baseball history have played for Detroit. 

One of the best Tigers ever is Ty Cobb. Say what you want about the guy's demeanor and aggressive mean streak (he is known to have spiked his opponents sliding into bases), but what's indisputable is his stat line. Cobb won 12 batting titles, including nine in a row from 1907 to 1915. He won the 1911 AL MVP award, hit over .400 three times and has a career batting average of .366, a Major League Record.

Another big slugger to sport the old English D is Hammerin' Hank Greenberg. The first Jewish superstar in professional sports, Greenberg bashed over 50 home runs in 1938 and won the MVP award in 1935 and 1940. Add five All Star appearances and two World Series championships, it's easy to see why Greenberg is one of the most beloved sluggers in Tigers history.

This list of the Greatest Detroit Tigers of All Time also includes stars of today, including Miguel Cabrera and Justin Verlander. These two players in their prime are the most dominant position player and pitcher in the game. If you see a Tigers player who deserves to be mentioned as the greatest Tigers of all time, feel free to add him to this list.

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Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

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Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

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Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Al Kaline Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

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Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

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Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

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Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

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Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Jack Morris Pitcher

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Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mickey Lolich Pitcher

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Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher

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Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Hal Newhouser Pitcher

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Harry Heilmann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Harry Heilmann Right fielder, Outfielder, First baseman

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Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Sam Crawford Right fielder, Outfielder

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Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

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Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Kirk Gibson Manager, Outfielder

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George Kell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
George Kell Third baseman

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Bill Freehan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Bill Freehan Catcher

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Willie Horton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Willie Horton Designated hitter, Left fielder

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Lance Parrish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Lance Parrish Catcher

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Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Cecil Fielder Designated hitter, First baseman

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Hal Neuhouser is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

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Jim Bunning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Jim Bunning Pitcher

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Mark Fidrych is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mark Fidrych Pitcher

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Denny McLain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Denny McLain Pitcher

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Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Rocky Colavito Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

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Víctor Martínez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Victor Martinez Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

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Willie Hernández is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

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Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Ian Kinsler Second baseman

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Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

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Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Heinie Manush Outfielder, Left fielder

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Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

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Magglio Ordóñez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Magglio Ordóñez Right fielder

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Schoolboy Rowe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Schoolboy Rowe Pitcher

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Dizzy Trout is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Dizzy Trout Pitcher

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Chet Lemon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Chet Lemon Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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Bobby Veach is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Bobby Veach Left fielder

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Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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Harvey Kuenn is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Harvey Kuenn Outfielder, Shortstop

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Jim Northrup is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Jim Northrup Outfielder, Center fielder

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Tommy Bridges is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Tommy Bridges Pitcher

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Rudy York is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Rudy York First baseman

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Virgil Trucks is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Virgil Trucks Pitcher

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John Hiller is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
John Hiller Pitcher

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George Mullin is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
George Mullin Pitcher

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Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Curtis Granderson Center fielder

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Hooks Dauss is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Hooks Dauss Pitcher

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Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman

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Dan Petry is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Dan Petry Pitcher

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Billy Rogell is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Billy Rogell Shortstop