DETROIT TIGERS ALL-TIME TEAM

A 28-player roster for the Detroit Tigers.

THE INFIELD

Cabrera is solid enough at third defensively, and it allows us to get his bat in the lineup and still add an outfielder to DH. Gehringer and Trammell would make a fantastic DP combo.

STARTERS

Bill FREEHAN
CATCHER
Hank GREENBERG
FIRST BASE
Charlie GEHRINGER
SECOND BASE
Alan TRAMMELL
SHORTSTOP
Miguel CABRERA
THIRD BASE

RESERVES

Lance PARRISH
CATCHER
Norm CASH
FIRST BASE
Cecil FIELDER
FIRST BASE
Lou WHITAKER
SECOND BASE
Donie BUSH
SHORTSTOP
George KELL
THIRD BASE

LINEUP

1. GEHRINGER
2. KALINE
3. COBB
4. GREENBERG
5. CABRERA
6. HEILMANN
7. CRAWFORD (DH)
8. TRAMMELL
9. FREEHAN

THE OUTFIELD

One of the best outfields among the All-Time Teams, the three combined for 17 batting titles. Heilmann is not a true left fielder, but his stick has to be in the starting lineup.

STARTERS

Harry HEILMANN
LEFT FIELD
Ty COBB
CENTER FIELD
Al KALINE
RIGHT FIELD

RESERVES

Bobby VEACH
LEFT FIELD
Willie HORTON
LEFT FIELD
Sam CRAWFORD
RIGHT FIELD
Kirk GIBSON
OUTFIELD

THE PITCHING STAFF

Verlander is destined to join Prince Hal and Morris in the Hall of Fame, he’s one of his generation’s greatest pitchers and quickly climbing the list of all-time greats. Bridges was a tiny righthander with a gutsy competitive spirit.

STARTERS

Hal NEWHOUSER
LH STARTER
Justin VERLANDER
RH STARTER
Mickey LOLICH
LH STARTER
Jack MORRIS
RH STARTER
Tommy BRIDGES
RH STARTER

RELIEVERS

John HILLER
CLOSER
Willie HERNANDEZ
LH RELIEVER
Aurelio LOPEZ
RH RELIEVER
Hank AGUIRRE
LH RELIEVER
Al BENTON
RH RELIEVER

HONORABLE MENTION

mickey cochrane, catcher

mickey tettleton, catcher

victor martinez, first base/dh

dick mcauliffe, second base

placido polanco, second base

tony phillips, infield/dh

ray boone, third base

aurelio rodriguez, third base

carlos guillen, shortstop

harvey kuenn, shortstop

chet lemon, center field

jim northrup, outfield

magglio ordonez, right field

george mullin, pitcher

earl whitehill, pitcher

hooks dauss, pitcher

dizzy trout, pitcher

max scherzer, pitcher