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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.
list ordered by

1
791 101
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
635 106
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

3
526 88
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

4
693 191
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

5
402 77
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Second baseman

6
344 74
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

7
392 119
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Shortstop

8
312 86
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

9
345 108
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Second baseman

10
429 127
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

11
227 55
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

12
266 63
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher

13
221 66
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
First baseman

14
226 58
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

15
214 63
Harry Heilmann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, First baseman

16
180 53
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Third baseman

17
213 68
Bill Freehan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher

18
204 54
Willie Horton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder

19
238 98
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Manager, Outfielder

20
190 64
Lance Parrish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher

21
146 35
Hal Neuhouser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

22
166 100
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

23
183 78
Denny McLain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

24
134 40
Jim Bunning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

25
131 67
Mark Fidrych is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

26
131 33
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder

27
105 35
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
kashclicks added Second baseman, Shortstop

28
132 53
Willie Hernández is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

29
147 71
Magglio Ordóñez is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Right fielder

30
102 34
Dizzy Trout is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

31
98 46
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

32
149 58
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
172 55
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Catcher

34
109 30
Schoolboy Rowe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

35
112 43
Chet Lemon is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
jschro1861 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

36
89 26
Jim Northrup is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

37
115 57
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Second baseman

38
96 24
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Aidan7158 added Manager

39
93 28
John Hiller is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

40
89 32
Harvey Kuenn is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Outfielder, Shortstop

41
89 10
Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Tom Derr added Manager, Second baseman

42
69 28
Rudy York is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
First baseman

43
122 50
Denny McClain is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

44
67 10
Mickey Stanley is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Chris Robbins added Outfielder, Center fielder

45
117 69
Víctor Martínez is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

46
69 29
Bobby Veach is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Left fielder

47
61 26
George Mullin is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

48
65 24
Virgil Trucks is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

49
79 50
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

50
65 28
Tommy Bridges is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher