The Detroit Tigers have been around for a very long time which means they have a very long list of great hitters. Today we will be taking a look at the top 10 greatest Tigers hitters of all-time. No. 1 on this list should not come as a surprise, but there is sure to be …
There is no question that the Detroit Tigers have one of the most storied histories in all of Major League Baseball. Not only have they won four World Championships since their inaugural season in 1901 but they have also had some great teams that came up just short of raising a trophy.
Many times in athletics, ascending to the top of the mountain can take a lot out of individual players and a team as a whole. One team very familiar with that exact scenario is the 1985 Detroit Tigers. That team was charged with the monumental task of defending its title in a very competitive American League East.
When it comes to the Detroit Tigers, there is one phrase that just about every fan recognizes and relates to the team. Some recognize the phrase because they lived through it and others because of stories they’ve been told.
They didn’t seem like much at the time. A pair of skinny kids running out to the middle of the diamond at Fenway Park on September 9, 1977. One grew up in San Diego, while the other one hailed from a small town on the southern border of Virginia. Alan Trammell was just 19 years old when he made his major league debut that night and his running mate was only 20. No one could have predicted what the next 20 years would hold for the duo.