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The Best Detroit Tigers of All Time

List RulesPlease only rank the players based on their time with the Tigers

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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  • 1
    1,361
    195

    Ty Cobb

    Outfielder, Center fielder
  • 2
    1,165
    198
    Designated hitter, Right fielder
  • 3
    940
    221

    Hank Greenberg

    Outfielder, First baseman
  • 4
    953
    293

    Mickey Lolich

    Pitcher
  • 5
    757
    225
    Second baseman
  • 6
    632
    171

    Mickey Cochrane

    Catcher
  • 7
    758
    228
  • 8
    1,290
    610

    Miguel Cabrera

    First baseman, Third baseman
  • 9
    773
    242

    Norm Cash

    First baseman
  • 10
    452
    201

    Harry Heilmann

    Right fielder, Outfielder
  • 11
    487
    222

    Hal Newhouser

    Pitcher
  • 12
    914
    504

    Justin Verlander

    Pitcher
  • 13
    311
    78
    Tom Derr added

    Sparky Anderson

    Manager, Second baseman
  • 14
    807
    459
    Shortstop
  • 15
    328
    130
    kashclicks addedSecond baseman, Shortstop
  • 16
    650
    392

    Lou Whitaker

    Second baseman
  • 17
    299
    88

    Hal Neuhouser

  • 18
    453
    203

    Mark Fidrych

    Pitcher
  • 19
    618
    380

    Jack Morris

    Pitcher
  • 20
    285
    74
    slaft added

    Jim Northrup

    Outfielder, Center fielder
  • 21
    173
    62
  • 22
    255
    82
    mkeith.peel added

    Rocky Colavito

    Right fielder, Outfielder
  • 23
    168
    53

    John Hiller

    Pitcher
  • 24
    354
    169
  • 25
    219
    51

    Harvey Kuenn

    Outfielder, Shortstop