A Glance at Greatness: The Detroit Tigers All-Time Team

Ryan SmithCorrespondent IJuly 15, 2009

UNDATED:  ALAN TRAMMELL, DETROIT TIGERS INFIELDER, WARMS UP IN THE ON-DECK CIRCLE DURING THEIR AMERICAN LEAGUE GAME. Mandatory Credit: ALLSPORT/ALLSPORT

Team Name: Detroit Tigers

Year Established: 1901

City: Detroit

Ballpark: Comerica Park

League: American League

Division: AL Central

Number of Playoff Appearances: 12

Number of Pennants: 10

World Series Titles: 1935, 1945, 1968, 1984

All-Time Team

Catcher: Bill Freeham

First Base: Hank Greenberg

Second Base: Charlie Gehringer

Third Base: George Kell

Shortstop: Allan Trammell

Outfield: Ty Cobb, Al Kaline, Harry Heilmann

Pitchers: Hooks Dauss, Hal Newhouser, George Mullin, Jack Morris, Mickey Lolich

Bench: Lou Whitaker, Sam Crawford, Norm Cash

Manager: Sparky Anderson

Recap

The easiest picks were the infield and Cobb.

The hardest choices were in the outfield because Sam Crawford could have easily been a starter.

The Tigers definitely have one of the best, if not the best, all-time outfields. They also have a great hitter in Crawford off the bench.

Their infield is also top notch. They have Hank Greenberg, Charlie Gehringer, George Kell, and Allan Trammell, who were all great players during their careers.

Their pitching would be their downfall if they had to play other all-time teams. They're not bad; it's just that they aren't as good as some of the other pitching staffs.

Next: Florida Marlins

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