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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
1,091 136
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder
2
904 145
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder
3
751 182
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman
4
646 153
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher
5
585 169
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Second baseman
6
454 130
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
First baseman
7
451 118
Bill Freehan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher
8
912 401
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman
9
363 103
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher
10
560 231
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Shortstop
11
607 238
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
12
415 113
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher
13
462 184
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher
14
467 204
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Second baseman
15
326 94
Harry Heilmann is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, First baseman
16
339 91
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder
17
342 139
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Manager, Outfielder
18
248 79
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Third baseman
19
292 86
Willie Horton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder
20
259 95
Lance Parrish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher
21
260 106
Denny McLain is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher
22
211 48
Hal Neuhouser is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
23
196 64
Jim Bunning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher
24
223 150
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman
25
197 91
Mark Fidrych is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher