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The 20 Greatest Detroit Tigers of All-Time

Updated 02/25/2020

Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 75 games started, and relief pitchers require 300 innings pitched.


  1. Ty Cobb
    • Age: 18 – 39
    • Years: 1905 – 1926
    • Position(s): CF, RF

    Ty Cobb
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    144.74 168 2806 12105 10591 2088 3900 665 284 111 1804 865 1148 329 .368 .424 .516 .940

  2. Al Kaline
    • Age: 18 – 39
    • Years: 1953 – 1974
    • Position(s): RF, CF, DH, 1B

    Al Kaline
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    92.51 134 2834 11597 10116 1622 3007 498 75 399 1583 137 1277 1020 .297 .374 .479 .853

  3. Harry Heilmann
    • Age: 19, 21 – 34
    • Years: 1914, 1916 – 1929
    • Position(s): RF, 1B, CF

    Harry Heilmann
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    67.63 145 1991 8390 7297 1209 2499 497 145 164 1442 111 792 498 .342 .396 .517 .914

  4. Hank Greenberg
    • Age: 19, 22 – 30, 34 – 35
    • Years: 1930, 1933 – 1941, 1945 – 1946
    • Position(s): 1B, LF

    Hank Greenberg
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    54.12 156 1269 5586 4791 980 1528 366 69 306 1202 58 748 771 .319 .409 .615 1.025

  5. Charlie Gehringer
    • Age: 21 – 39
    • Years: 1924 – 1941
    • Position(s): 2B

    Charlie Gehringer
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    80.63 124 2323 10237 8860 1774 2839 574 146 184 1427 181 1186 372 .320 .398 .480 .878

  6. Hal Newhouser
    • Age: 18 – 32
    • Years: 1939 – 1953
    • Position(s): SP

    Hal Newhouser
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    59.05 76 460 373 200 148 3.07 2944 212 33 19 1181 1003 1227 1770 14.2% 1.31

  7. Miguel Cabrera
    • Age: 25 – 36
    • Years: 2008 – 2019
    • Position(s): 1B, 3B, DH

    Miguel Cabrera
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    51.2 149 1680 7164 6255 980 1973 394 7 339 1171 21 813 1169 .315 .397 .543 .940

  8. Alan Trammell
    • Age: 19 – 38
    • Years: 1977 – 1996
    • Position(s): SS, DH

    Alan Trammell
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    70.42 111 2293 9375 8288 1231 2365 412 55 185 1003 236 850 874 .285 .346 .415 .762

  9. Lou Whitaker
    • Age: 20 – 38
    • Years: 1977 – 1995
    • Position(s): 2B

    Lou Whitaker
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    74.88 118 2390 9967 8570 1386 2369 420 65 244 1084 143 1197 1099 .276 .359 .426 .785

  10. Justin Verlander
    • Age: 22 – 34
    • Years: 2005 – 2017
    • Position(s): SP

    Justin Verlander
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    55.04 82 380 380 183 114 3.49 2511 23 7 0 1057 975 766 2373 22.8% 1.19

  11. Sam Crawford
    • Age: 23 – 37
    • Years: 1903 – 1917
    • Position(s): RF, CF, 1B

    Sam Crawford
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    63.46 139 2114 8869 7984 1115 2466 402 249 70 1264 317 646 104 .309 .352 .447 .800

  12. Norm Cash
    • Age: 25 – 39
    • Years: 1960 – 1974
    • Position(s): 1B

    Norm Cash
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    51.69 139 2018 7772 6593 1028 1793 241 40 373 1087 42 1025 1081 .272 .373 .490 .863

  13. Dizzy Trout
    • Age: 24 – 37
    • Years: 1939 – 1952
    • Position(s): SP

    Dizzy Trout
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    46.52 80 493 305 161 153 3.20 2591.2 156 28 34 1101 922 978 1199 10.9% 1.34

  14. Bobby Veach
    • Age: 24 – 35
    • Years: 1912 – 1923
    • Position(s): LF

    Bobby Veach
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    45.81 127 1604 6782 5979 859 1859 345 136 59 1042 189 512 345 .311 .357 .443 .801

  15. Mickey Lolich
    • Age: 22 – 34
    • Years: 1963 – 1975
    • Position(s): SP

    Mickey Lolich
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    47.49 96 508 459 207 175 3.45 3361.2 190 39 10 1415 1289 1014 2679 19.2% 1.22

  16. Tommy Bridges
    • Age: 23 – 36, 38 – 39
    • Years: 1930 – 1943, 1945 – 1946
    • Position(s): SP

    Tommy Bridges
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    52.52 80 424 362 194 138 3.57 2826.1 200 33 10 1321 1122 1192 1674 13.8% 1.37

  17. Bill Freehan
    • Age: 19, 21 – 34
    • Years: 1961, 1963 – 1976
    • Position(s): C, 1B

    Bill Freehan
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    44.69 113 1774 6899 6073 706 1591 241 35 200 758 24 626 753 .262 .337 .411 .749

  18. Dick McAuliffe
    • Age: 20 – 33
    • Years: 1960 – 1973
    • Position(s): 2B, SS, 3B

    Dick McAuliffe
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    37.54 113 1656 6829 5898 856 1471 218 70 192 672 61 842 932 .249 .343 .407 .751

  19. Jack Morris
    • Age: 22 – 35
    • Years: 1977 – 1990
    • Position(s): SP

    Jack Morris
    WAR ERA- G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO % WHIP
    38 93 430 408 198 150 3.73 3042.2 154 24 0 1382 1262 1086 1980 15.5% 1.27

  20. Chet Lemon
    • Age: 27 – 35
    • Years: 1982 – 1990
    • Position(s): CF, RF

    Chet Lemon
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    30.62 118 1203 4675 4074 570 1071 218 32 142 536 13 468 647 .263 .347 .436 .784

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