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Coaches The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time  

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Who is the best Detroit Tigers manager in the team's decades as part of the MLB? This list of Detroit Tigers managers answers that vital question by ranking every Tigers coach according to the votes of baseball fans just like you. Your votes determine the greatest Motor City managers in franchise history, so vote up the top Tigers skippers and downvote the coaches you don't want to see anywhere near the list of baseball's greatest managers.

Mickey Cochrane managed lead the Tigers to their first World Series victory in 1935. Even more impressive: he did it as a player-manager. Steve O'Neill managed the Tigers to a World Series victory in 1945. After O'Neill's departure, it would be 23 years before the Tigers to win another World Series.

World Series wins aren't everything, however. With this Tigers manager list, it's about your votes, so vote up the greatest Detroit Tigers skippers ever. You will answer the seemingly unanswerable question: Who is the best Tigers coach of all time?
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24 4
Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 76 (1934-2010)

2
21 4
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
age 74

3
10 2
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 59 (1903-1962)

4
9 3
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 61 (1928-1989)

5
6 1
George Stallings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 62 (1867-1929)

6
6 1
Ralph Houk is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 91 (1919-2010)

7
5 1
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 59 (1869-1928)

8
5 2
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 75 (1886-1961)

9
4 1
Steve O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 71 (1891-1962)

10
3 0
Chuck Dressen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 68 (1898-1966)

11
7 5
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age 60

12
4 2
George Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 79 (1885-1964)

13
4 2
Les Moss is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 87 (1925-2012)

14
3 1
Red Rolfe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 61 (1908-1969)

15
3 1
Del Baker is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 81 (1892-1973)

16
5 4
Mayo Smith is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 62 (1915-1977)

17
3 2
Bobby Lowe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 86 (1865-1951)

18
3 2
Ed Barrow is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 85 (1868-1953)

19
2 1
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 63 (1915-1978)

20
2 1
Bob Scheffing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 72 (1913-1985)

21
2 1
Bucky Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 81 (1896-1977)

22
2 1
Fred Hutchinson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 45 (1919-1964)

23
2 2
Dick Tracewski is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dick Tracewski age 83

24
2 2
Frank Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Frank Dwyer Died at 75 (1868-1943)

25
2 2
Frank Skaff is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 78 (1910-1988)

26
1 1
Jack Tighe is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Jack Tighe

27
1 1
Larry Parrish is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
age 65

28
6 7
Brad Ausmus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
age 49

29
1 2
Cy Perkins is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Cy Perkins Died at 67 (1896-1963)

30
1 2
Luis Pujols is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Luis Pujols age 63

31
1 2
Joe Schultz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 48 (1893-1941)

32
1 2
Bob Swift is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 51 (1915-1966)

33
1 3
Phil Garner is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
age 69

34
1 3
Buddy Bell is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
age 67

35
0 2
Jimmy Dykes is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 80 (1896-1976)

36
0 2
Bill Norman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 52 (1910-1962)

37
0 2
Bill Armour is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Bill Armour

38
0 2
Billy Hitchcock is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Died at 90 (1916-2006)