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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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732 98
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

2
582 99
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
482 82
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

4
668 151
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Miguel Cabrera Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

5
372 98
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

6
364 76
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

7
410 102
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

8
327 89
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

9
285 80
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Jack Morris Pitcher

10
306 72
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mickey Lolich Pitcher

11
208 53
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Hal Newhouser Pitcher

12
240 62
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher

13
208 65
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

14
209 55
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Sam Crawford Right fielder, Outfielder

15
200 62
Harry Heilmann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Harry Heilmann Right fielder, Outfielder, First baseman

16
201 64
Bill Freehan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Bill Freehan Catcher

17
168 50
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
George Kell Third baseman

18
192 52
Willie Horton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Willie Horton Designated hitter, Left fielder

19
224 94
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Kirk Gibson Manager, Outfielder

20
180 61
Lance Parrish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Lance Parrish Catcher

21
139 34
Hal Neuhouser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

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155 93
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Cecil Fielder Designated hitter, First baseman

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126 39
Jim Bunning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Jim Bunning Pitcher

24
167 76
Denny McLain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Denny McLain Pitcher

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123 31
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

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123 65
Mark Fidrych is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mark Fidrych Pitcher

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99 34
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
kashclicks added Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

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125 50
Willie Hernández is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

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136 66
Magglio Ordóñez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Magglio Ordóñez Right fielder

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162 51
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Iván Rodríguez Catcher

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140 54
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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92 44
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Heinie Manush Outfielder, Left fielder

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94 34
Dizzy Trout is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Dizzy Trout Pitcher

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105 29
Schoolboy Rowe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Schoolboy Rowe Pitcher

35
103 38
Chet Lemon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
jschro1861 added Chet Lemon Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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110 50
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Ian Kinsler Second baseman

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82 25
Jim Northrup is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
slaft added Jim Northrup Outfielder, Center fielder

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87 22
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Aidan7158 added Jim Leyland Manager

39
78 8
Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Tom Derr added Sparky Anderson Manager, Second baseman

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86 28
John Hiller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
John Hiller Pitcher

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85 32
Harvey Kuenn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Harvey Kuenn Outfielder, Shortstop

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110 63
Víctor Martínez is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Victor Martinez Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

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67 27
Rudy York is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Rudy York First baseman

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68 28
Bobby Veach is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Bobby Veach Left fielder

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115 47
Denny McClain is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

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61 10
Mickey Stanley is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Chris Robbins added Mickey Stanley Outfielder, Center fielder

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59 26
George Mullin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
George Mullin Pitcher

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64 27
Tommy Bridges is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Tommy Bridges Pitcher

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61 24
Virgil Trucks is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Virgil Trucks Pitcher

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74 48
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
slaft added Curtis Granderson Center fielder