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Detroit Tigers: Top 5 Hitters in 2013 Are Modern Day Murderer's Row
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The 1927 New York Yankees are synonymous with one of the most famous nicknames in all of sports.

Because of their absolute dominance, the Yankees' top of the order—Earle Combs, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Bob Meusel and Tony Lazzeri—were dubbed Murderer's Row.

The five best hitters for the 1927 World Champions combined for 139 home runs and 608 RBI's that season and were considered one of the best lineups in the history of the game.

The Detroit Tigers may not have Ruth and Gehrig, but they do boast two of the best hitters in the game today, along with a rising star and two proven veterans.

One through five, Detroit has the most dangerous lineup in the major leagues.

The Tigers' first five hitters have combined to hit 1,051 career home runs and have 3,923 RBI's, resulting in a combined 19 All-Star selections.

And three of them are still either entering or are in the midst of the prime of their careers.

Here are the Tigers' top five hitters and how they compare to the Yankees' 1927 lineup:

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