The 20 Greatest Detroit Tigers of All-Time

The Detroit Tigers franchise has existed since 1901. For the entirety of their existence, they have played in the American League and been known as the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers franchise has won four World Series titles (1984, 1968, 1945, 1935) and over 9,000 games.

Eligibility for position players requires 1,500 plate appearances, starting pitchers require 100 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. Miguel Cabrera
    • Age: 25 – 35
    • Years: 2008 – 2018
    • 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
    51.14 154 1544 6615 5762 939 1834 373 7 327 1112 21 765 1061 .318 .398 .555 .953

  7. 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

  8. 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

  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. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

  16. 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

  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. Rudy York
    • Age: 20, 23 – 31
    • Years: 1934, 1937 – 1945
    • Position(s): 1B, C

    Rudy York
    WAR wRC+ G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
    31.64 127 1268 5350 4677 738 1317 236 42 239 936 34 641 672 .282 .368 .503 .871

  19. 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

  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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