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

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526 87
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Al Kaline Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

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430 69
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

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600 128
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
339 83
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

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370 84
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
324 65
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

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

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253 73
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Jack Morris Pitcher

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273 65
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mickey Lolich Pitcher

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

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221 53
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher

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188 47
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Sam Crawford Right fielder, Outfielder

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186 55
Harry Heilmann is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Harry Heilmann Right fielder, Outfielder, First baseman

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

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180 59
Bill Freehan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Bill Freehan Catcher

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205 84
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Kirk Gibson Manager, Outfielder

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149 46
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
George Kell Third baseman

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171 48
Willie Horton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Willie Horton Designated hitter, Left fielder

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165 56
Lance Parrish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Lance Parrish Catcher

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Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Cecil Fielder Designated hitter, First baseman

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Hal Neuhouser is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

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150 69
Denny McLain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Denny McLain Pitcher

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110 38
Jim Bunning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Jim Bunning Pitcher

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

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Willie Hernández is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

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

The Greatest Pitchers of All Time

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Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Heinie Manush Outfielder, Left fielder

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Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
kashclicks added Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

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Mark Fidrych is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mark Fidrych Pitcher

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

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Schoolboy Rowe is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Schoolboy Rowe Pitcher

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

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

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Chet Lemon is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
jschro1861 added Chet Lemon Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

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Víctor Martínez is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Victor Martinez Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

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80 28
Harvey Kuenn is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Harvey Kuenn Outfielder, Shortstop

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Jim Northrup is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
slaft added Jim Northrup Outfielder, Center fielder

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

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Rudy York is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Rudy York First baseman

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

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

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105 43
Denny McClain is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

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Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Tom Derr added Sparky Anderson Manager, Second baseman

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Tommy Bridges is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Tommy Bridges Pitcher

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Virgil Trucks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Virgil Trucks Pitcher

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

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

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54 27
Hooks Dauss is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Hooks Dauss Pitcher