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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
843 106
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
681 110
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

3
568 95
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

4
719 234
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

5
401 82
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

6
434 96
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Second baseman

7
425 134
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Shortstop

8
460 140
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

9
341 103
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

10
360 124
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Second baseman

11
252 60
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

12
295 68
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher

13
250 71
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
First baseman

14
246 62
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

15
234 66
Harry Heilmann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, First baseman

16
243 70
Bill Freehan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher

17
189 54
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Third baseman

18
216 57
Willie Horton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder

19
254 102
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Manager, Outfielder

20
198 65
Lance Parrish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher

21
152 35
Hal Neuhouser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

22
191 80
Denny McLain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

23
172 105
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

24
142 42
Jim Bunning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

25
140 68
Mark Fidrych is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

26
140 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
114 35
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
kashclicks added Second baseman, Shortstop

28
157 73
Magglio Ordóñez is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Right fielder

29
108 35
Dizzy Trout is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

30
136 56
Willie Hernández is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

31
101 47
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Outfielder, Left fielder

32
158 61
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Starting pitcher, Pitcher

33
179 56
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Catcher

34
115 30
Schoolboy Rowe is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

35
98 26
Jim Northrup is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
slaft added Outfielder, Center fielder

36
124 57
Ian Kinsler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Second baseman

37
118 45
Chet Lemon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
jschro1861 added Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

38
78 10
Mickey Stanley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Chris Robbins added Outfielder, Center fielder

39
99 10
Sparky Anderson is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Tom Derr added Manager, Second baseman

40
99 28
John Hiller is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

41
101 25
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Aidan7158 added Manager

42
75 28
Rudy York is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
First baseman

43
93 33
Harvey Kuenn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Outfielder, Shortstop

44
125 70
Víctor Martínez is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

45
128 51
Denny McClain is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

46
73 30
Bobby Veach is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Left fielder

47
70 24
Virgil Trucks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

48
65 27
George Mullin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

49
84 50
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
slaft added Center fielder

50
69 29
Tommy Bridges is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher