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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
995 114
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
804 129
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

3
682 165
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

4
586 114
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

5
404 97
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
First baseman

6
399 86
Bill Freehan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher

7
534 152
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Second baseman

8
379 91
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher

9
326 86
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

10
304 75
Harry Heilmann is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, First baseman

11
318 71
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

12
810 380
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
First baseman, Third baseman

13
485 222
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Shortstop

14
405 175
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

15
520 227
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

16
411 196
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Second baseman

17
223 66
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Third baseman

18
253 73
Willie Horton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder

19
293 123
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Manager, Outfielder

20
224 84
Lance Parrish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher

21
188 39
Hal Neuhouser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

22
232 92
Denny McLain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

23
178 52
Jim Bunning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

24
196 129
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

25
175 38
Rocky Colavito is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
mkeith.peel added Right fielder, Outfielder, Left fielder