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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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637 82
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Ty Cobb Outfielder, Center fielder

2
502 83
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
577 116
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
405 68
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Hank Greenberg Outfielder, First baseman

5
325 78
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Alan Trammell Shortstop

6
349 78
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Justin Verlander Starting pitcher, Pitcher

7
283 71
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Lou Whitaker Second baseman

8
304 64
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Charlie Gehringer Second baseman

9
243 69
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Jack Morris Pitcher

10
260 63
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mickey Lolich Pitcher

11
180 45
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Hal Newhouser Pitcher

12
210 53
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mickey Cochrane Catcher

13
180 44
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Sam Crawford Right fielder, Outfielder

14
178 53
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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15
175 56
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Norm Cash First baseman

16
196 79
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Kirk Gibson Manager, Outfielder

17
163 44
Willie Horton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Willie Horton Designated hitter, Left fielder

18
172 57
Bill Freehan is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Bill Freehan Catcher

19
138 44
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
George Kell Third baseman

20
158 54
Lance Parrish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Lance Parrish Catcher

21
129 75
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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119 30
Hal Neuhouser is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

23
144 67
Denny McLain is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Denny McLain Pitcher

24
104 36
Jim Bunning is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Jim Bunning Pitcher

25
106 26
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
139 38
Iván Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Iván Rodríguez Catcher

27
118 55
Magglio Ordóñez is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Magglio Ordóñez Right fielder

28
106 42
Willie Hernández is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

The Greatest Catchers of All Time

29
106 60
Mark Fidrych is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Mark Fidrych Pitcher

30
83 30
Dick McAuliffe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
kashclicks added Dick McAuliffe Second baseman, Shortstop

31
80 40
Heinie Manush is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Heinie Manush Outfielder, Left fielder

32
92 25
Schoolboy Rowe is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Schoolboy Rowe Pitcher

33
79 29
Dizzy Trout is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Dizzy Trout Pitcher

34
112 47
Max Scherzer is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Max Scherzer Starting pitcher, Pitcher

35
96 38
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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95 49
Víctor Martínez is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Victor Martinez Designated hitter, Catcher, First baseman

37
83 34
Chet Lemon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
jschro1861 added Chet Lemon Right fielder, Outfielder, Center fielder

38
67 21
Jim Northrup is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
slaft added Jim Northrup Outfielder, Center fielder

39
58 22
Rudy York is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Rudy York First baseman

40
68 15
Jim Leyland is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Aidan7158 added Jim Leyland Manager

41
71 26
Harvey Kuenn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Harvey Kuenn Outfielder, Shortstop

42
59 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

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71 24
John Hiller is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
John Hiller Pitcher

44
98 42
Denny McClain is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

45
63 37
Curtis Granderson is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
slaft added Curtis Granderson Center fielder

46
56 24
Tommy Bridges is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Tommy Bridges Pitcher

47
53 22
Virgil Trucks is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Virgil Trucks Pitcher

48
50 25
George Mullin is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
George Mullin Pitcher

49
51 26
Hooks Dauss is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Hooks Dauss Pitcher

50
58 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