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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
884 107
Ty Cobb is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Outfielder, Center fielder

2
709 115
Al Kaline is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, Right fielder, Outfielder

3
499 92
Mickey Lolich is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

4
598 153
Hank Greenberg is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Outfielder, First baseman

5
328 81
Norm Cash is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
First baseman

6
325 74
Bill Freehan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher

7
743 323
Miguel Cabrera is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman, Third baseman

8
456 145
Charlie Gehringer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Second baseman

9
314 85
Mickey Cochrane is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher

10
266 81
Hal Newhouser is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

11
264 65
Sam Crawford is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder

12
439 202
Alan Trammell is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Shortstop

13
249 70
Harry Heilmann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Right fielder, Outfielder, First baseman

14
480 204
Justin Verlander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Starting pitcher, Pitcher

15
359 155
Jack Morris is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

16
369 174
Lou Whitaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Second baseman

17
195 60
George Kell is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Third baseman

18
263 109
Kirk Gibson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Manager, Outfielder

19
222 63
Willie Horton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, Left fielder

20
202 71
Lance Parrish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Catcher

21
161 36
Hal Neuhouser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

22
200 84
Denny McLain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

23
151 46
Jim Bunning is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Pitcher

24
177 113
Cecil Fielder is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time
Designated hitter, First baseman

25
146 36
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