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MLB 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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1
31 6
Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 76 (1934-2010)

2
28 5
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
age 75

3
16 2
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 59 (1903-1962)

4
14 3
Billy Martin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 61 (1928-1989)

5
9 1
Hughie Jennings is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 59 (1869-1928)

6
8 1
Steve O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 71 (1891-1962)

7
8 1
George Stallings is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 62 (1867-1929)

8
7 2
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 75 (1886-1961)

9
6 2
Ralph Houk is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 91 (1919-2010)

10
7 4
Mayo Smith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 62 (1915-1977)

11
3 0
Chuck Dressen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 68 (1898-1966)

12
7 5
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age 61

13
4 2
George Moriarty is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 79 (1885-1964)

14
4 2
Les Moss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 87 (1925-2012)

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

16
3 1
Red Rolfe is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 61 (1908-1969)

17
3 2
Ed Barrow is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 85 (1868-1953)

18
3 2
Bobby Lowe is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 86 (1865-1951)

19
2 1
Bob Scheffing is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 72 (1913-1985)

20
2 1
Joe Gordon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. at 63 (1915-1978)

21
2 1
Bucky Harris is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dec. 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
Dec. at 45 (1919-1964)

23
7 7
Brad Ausmus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
age 50

24
2 2
Dick Tracewski is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Dick Tracewski age 84

25
2 2
Frank Dwyer is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers Managers of All Time
Frank Dwyer Dec. at 75 (1868-1943)