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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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593 72
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

2
461 74
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Al Kaline Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

3
535 108
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

4
378 59
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

5
302 71
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

6
265 60
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

7
317 69
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
284 58
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

9
230 65
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Jack Morris Pitcher

10
246 60
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mickey Lolich Pitcher

11
171 41
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Hal Newhouser Pitcher

12
199 46
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher

13
172 38
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Sam Crawford Right fielder, Outfielder

14
170 48
Harry Heilmann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Harry Heilmann Right fielder, Outfielder, First baseman

Celebrity Tigers Fans

15
169 53
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

16
186 70
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Kirk Gibson Manager, Outfielder

17
154 41
Willie Horton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Willie Horton Designated hitter, Left fielder

18
164 55
Bill Freehan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Bill Freehan Catcher

19
135 43
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
George Kell Third baseman

20
151 52
Lance Parrish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Lance Parrish Catcher

21
116 27
Hal Neuhouser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

The Best Tasting Whiskey

22
121 72
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Cecil Fielder Designated hitter, First baseman

23
140 65
Denny McLain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Denny McLain Pitcher

24
100 35
Jim Bunning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Jim Bunning Pitcher

25
104 22
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Rocky Colavito Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

26
134 35
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Iván Rodríguez Catcher

27
83 28
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
kashclicks added Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

28
114 54
Magglio Ordóñez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Magglio Ordóñez Right fielder

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

29
104 58
Mark Fidrych is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mark Fidrych Pitcher

30
92 23
Schoolboy Rowe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Schoolboy Rowe Pitcher

31
93 44
Víctor Martínez is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
TRENT13 added Victor Martinez Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

32
99 41
Willie Hernández is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

33
78 26
Dizzy Trout is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Dizzy Trout Pitcher

34
75 40
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Heinie Manush Outfielder, Left fielder

35
94 36
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ian Kinsler Second baseman

The Creepiest Sports Mascots

36
104 47
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

37
66 20
Jim Northrup is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
slaft added Jim Northrup Outfielder, Center fielder

38
57 22
Rudy York is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Rudy York First baseman

39
79 34
Chet Lemon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
jschro1861 added Chet Lemon Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

40
64 14
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Aidan7158 added Jim Leyland Manager

41
70 26
Harvey Kuenn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Harvey Kuenn Outfielder, Shortstop

42
58 24
Bobby Veach is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Bobby Veach Left fielder

18 Pictures of Young Patrick Dempsey

43
70 24
John Hiller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
John Hiller Pitcher

44
95 42
Denny McClain is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

45
56 24
Tommy Bridges is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Tommy Bridges Pitcher

46
53 21
Virgil Trucks is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Virgil Trucks Pitcher

47
59 37
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
slaft added Curtis Granderson Center fielder

48
49 25
George Mullin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
George Mullin Pitcher

49
49 26
Hooks Dauss is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Hooks Dauss Pitcher

50
57 32
Darrell Evans is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
jschro1861 added Darrell Evans First baseman, Third baseman