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Detroit Tigers Facts

The fact sheet for the Detroit Tigers.


The list of the top 20 players who have the highest batting average (AVG) in Detroit Tigers franchise history (min 1506 PA).

1
 
Ty Cobb
.368
2
 
Harry Heilmann
.342
3
 
Bob Fothergill
.337
4
 
Dale Alexander
.331
5
 
George Kell
.325
6
 
Heinie Manush
.321
7
 
Charlie Gehringer
.320
8
 
Hank Greenberg
.319
9
 
Miguel Cabrera
.319
10
 
Gee Walker
.317
11
 
Harvey Kuenn
.314
12
 
Magglio Ordonez
.312
13
 
Barney McCosky
.312
14
 
Placido Polanco
.311
15
 
Bobby Veach
.311
16
 
Sam Crawford
.309
17
 
Johnny Bassler
.308
18
 
John Stone
.303
19
 
Pete Fox
.302
20
 
J. D. Martinez
.300

The list of the top 20 players who have the highest on base percentage (OBP) in Detroit Tigers franchise history (min 1506 PA).

1
 
Ty Cobb
.434
2
 
Johnny Bassler
.420
3
 
Hank Greenberg
.412
4
 
Roy Cullenbine
.412
5
 
Harry Heilmann
.410
6
 
Charlie Gehringer
.404
7
 
Lu Blue
.403
8
 
Miguel Cabrera
.398
9
 
Dick Wakefield
.396
10
 
Tony Phillips
.395
11
 
George Kell
.391
12
 
Dale Alexander
.391
13
 
Topper Rigney
.389
14
 
Mickey Tettleton
.387
15
 
Barney McCosky
.386
16
 
Fred Haney
.383
17
 
Jimmy Barrett
.382
18
 
Bob Fothergill
.379
19
 
Heinie Manush
.379
20
 
Vic Wertz
.376

The list of the top 20 players who have the highest slugging percentage (SLG) in Detroit Tigers franchise history (min 1506 PA).

1
 
Hank Greenberg
.616
2
 
Miguel Cabrera
.558
3
 
J. D. Martinez
.551
4
 
Harry Heilmann
.518
5
 
Ty Cobb
.516
6
 
Dale Alexander
.512
7
 
Rudy York
.503
8
 
Tony Clark
.502
9
 
Rocky Colavito
.501
10
 
Marcus Thames
.501
11
 
Cecil Fielder
.498
12
 
Norm Cash
.490
13
 
Dmitri Young
.486
14
 
Curtis Granderson
.484
15
 
Ray Boone
.482
16
 
Bob Fothergill
.482
17
 
Charlie Gehringer
.480
18
 
Kirk Gibson
.480
19
 
Mickey Tettleton
.480
20
 
Al Kaline
.480

The list of the top 20 players who have the most games played in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Al Kaline
2834
2
 
Ty Cobb
2806
3
 
Lou Whitaker
2390
4
 
Charlie Gehringer
2323
5
 
Alan Trammell
2293
6
 
Sam Crawford
2114
7
 
Norm Cash
2018
8
 
Harry Heilmann
1991
9
 
Donie Bush
1872
10
 
Bill Freehan
1774
11
 
Dick McAuliffe
1656
12
 
Bobby Veach
1604
13
 
Mickey Stanley
1516
14
 
Willie Horton
1515
15
 
Miguel Cabrera
1506
16
 
Brandon Inge
1408
17
 
Bobby Higginson
1362
18
 
Jim Northrup
1279
19
 
Hank Greenberg
1269
20
 
Rudy York
1268

The list of the top 20 players who have the most at bats in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Ty Cobb
10591
2
 
Al Kaline
10116
3
 
Charlie Gehringer
8860
4
 
Lou Whitaker
8570
5
 
Alan Trammell
8288
6
 
Sam Crawford
7984
7
 
Harry Heilmann
7297
8
 
Donie Bush
6970
9
 
Norm Cash
6593
10
 
Bill Freehan
6073
11
 
Bobby Veach
5979
12
 
Dick McAuliffe
5898
13
 
Miguel Cabrera
5628
14
 
Willie Horton
5405
15
 
Mickey Stanley
5022
16
 
Bobby Higginson
4910
17
 
Hank Greenberg
4791
18
 
Rudy York
4677
19
 
Brandon Inge
4626
20
 
Jim Northrup
4437

The list of the top 20 players who have the most runs scored in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Ty Cobb
2088
2
 
Charlie Gehringer
1774
3
 
Al Kaline
1622
4
 
Lou Whitaker
1386
5
 
Donie Bush
1242
6
 
Alan Trammell
1231
7
 
Harry Heilmann
1209
8
 
Sam Crawford
1115
9
 
Norm Cash
1028
10
 
Hank Greenberg
980
11
 
Miguel Cabrera
922
12
 
Bobby Veach
859
13
 
Dick McAuliffe
856
14
 
Rudy York
738
15
 
Bobby Higginson
736
16
 
Bill Freehan
706
17
 
Kirk Gibson
698
18
 
Willie Horton
671
19
 
Pete Fox
670
20
 
Lu Blue
669

The list of the top 20 players who have the most hits in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Ty Cobb
3900
2
 
Al Kaline
3007
3
 
Charlie Gehringer
2839
4
 
Harry Heilmann
2499
5
 
Sam Crawford
2466
6
 
Lou Whitaker
2369
7
 
Alan Trammell
2365
8
 
Bobby Veach
1859
9
 
Miguel Cabrera
1794
10
 
Norm Cash
1793
11
 
Donie Bush
1745
12
 
Bill Freehan
1591
13
 
Hank Greenberg
1528
14
 
Willie Horton
1490
15
 
Dick McAuliffe
1471
16
 
Harvey Kuenn
1372
17
 
Bobby Higginson
1336
18
 
Rudy York
1317
19
 
Mickey Stanley
1243
20
 
Billy Rogell
1210

The list of the top 20 players who have the most doubles in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Ty Cobb
665
2
 
Charlie Gehringer
574
3
 
Al Kaline
498
4
 
Harry Heilmann
497
5
 
Lou Whitaker
420
6
 
Alan Trammell
412
7
 
Sam Crawford
402
8
 
Hank Greenberg
366
9
 
Miguel Cabrera
362
10
 
Bobby Veach
345
11
 
Bobby Higginson
270
12
 
Harvey Kuenn
244
13
 
Norm Cash
241
14
 
Bill Freehan
241
15
 
Rudy York
236
16
 
Travis Fryman
229
17
 
Billy Rogell
227
18
 
Pete Fox
222
19
 
Chet Lemon
218
20
 
Dick McAuliffe
218

The list of the top 20 players who have the most triples in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Ty Cobb
284
2
 
Sam Crawford
249
3
 
Charlie Gehringer
146
4
 
Harry Heilmann
145
5
 
Bobby Veach
136
6
 
Al Kaline
75
7
 
Donie Bush
73
8
 
Dick McAuliffe
70
9
 
Hank Greenberg
69
10
 
Lu Blue
66
11
 
Lou Whitaker
65
12
 
Billy Rogell
64
13
 
Curtis Granderson
57
14
 
Alan Trammell
55
15
 
Matty McIntyre
54
16
 
Pete Fox
52
17
 
Barney McCosky
52
18
 
John Stone
50
19
 
Jackie Tavener
49
20
 
Mickey Stanley
48

The list of the top 20 players who have the most home runs in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Al Kaline
399
2
 
Norm Cash
373
3
 
Miguel Cabrera
324
4
 
Hank Greenberg
306
5
 
Willie Horton
262
6
 
Cecil Fielder
245
7
 
Lou Whitaker
244
8
 
Rudy York
239
9
 
Lance Parrish
212
10
 
Bill Freehan
200
11
 
Kirk Gibson
195
12
 
Dick McAuliffe
192
13
 
Bobby Higginson
187
14
 
Alan Trammell
185
15
 
Charlie Gehringer
184
16
 
Harry Heilmann
164
17
 
Tony Clark
156
18
 
Travis Fryman
149
19
 
Jim Northrup
145
20
 
Chet Lemon
142

The list of the top 20 players who have the most runs batted in (RBI) in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Ty Cobb
1804
2
 
Al Kaline
1583
3
 
Harry Heilmann
1442
4
 
Charlie Gehringer
1427
5
 
Sam Crawford
1264
6
 
Hank Greenberg
1202
7
 
Miguel Cabrera
1090
8
 
Norm Cash
1087
9
 
Lou Whitaker
1084
10
 
Bobby Veach
1042
11
 
Alan Trammell
1003
12
 
Rudy York
936
13
 
Willie Horton
886
14
 
Cecil Fielder
758
15
 
Bill Freehan
758
16
 
Bobby Higginson
709
17
 
Lance Parrish
700
18
 
Travis Fryman
679
19
 
Dick McAuliffe
672
20
 
Kirk Gibson
668

The list of the top 20 players who have the most stolen bases in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Ty Cobb
865
2
 
Donie Bush
400
3
 
Sam Crawford
317
4
 
Ron LeFlore
294
5
 
Alan Trammell
236
6
 
Kirk Gibson
194
7
 
George Moriarty
190
8
 
Bobby Veach
189
9
 
Charlie Gehringer
181
10
 
Lou Whitaker
143
11
 
Davy Jones
140
12
 
Al Kaline
137
13
 
Gee Walker
132
14
 
Germany Schaefer
123
15
 
Brian Hunter
116
16
 
Harry Heilmann
111
17
 
Pete Fox
107
18
 
Gary Pettis
100
19
 
Ossie Vitt
99
20
 
Jimmy Barrett
92

The list of the top 20 players who have the most walks (batting) in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Al Kaline
1277
2
 
Lou Whitaker
1197
3
 
Charlie Gehringer
1186
4
 
Ty Cobb
1148
5
 
Donie Bush
1125
6
 
Norm Cash
1025
7
 
Alan Trammell
850
8
 
Dick McAuliffe
842
9
 
Harry Heilmann
792
10
 
Hank Greenberg
748
11
 
Miguel Cabrera
743
12
 
Bobby Higginson
649
13
 
Sam Crawford
646
14
 
Rudy York
641
15
 
Bill Freehan
626
16
 
Billy Rogell
590
17
 
Lu Blue
589
18
 
Tony Phillips
519
19
 
Cecil Fielder
519
20
 
Bobby Veach
512

The list of the top 20 players who have the most strike outs (batting) in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Brandon Inge
1189
2
 
Lou Whitaker
1099
3
 
Norm Cash
1081
4
 
Miguel Cabrera
1034
5
 
Al Kaline
1020
6
 
Willie Horton
945
7
 
Dick McAuliffe
932
8
 
Travis Fryman
931
9
 
Kirk Gibson
930
10
 
Cecil Fielder
926
11
 
Alan Trammell
874
12
 
Lance Parrish
847
13
 
Bobby Higginson
796
14
 
Hank Greenberg
771
15
 
Bill Freehan
753
16
 
Alex Avila
733
17
 
Tony Clark
721
18
 
Austin Jackson
699
19
 
Rudy York
672
20
 
Chet Lemon
647

The list of the top 20 players who have the most wins in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Hooks Dauss
222
2
 
George Mullin
209
3
 
Mickey Lolich
207
4
 
Hal Newhouser
200
5
 
Jack Morris
198
6
 
Tommy Bridges
194
7
 
Justin Verlander
183
8
 
Dizzy Trout
161
9
 
Bill Donovan
141
10
 
Earl Whitehill
133
11
 
Frank Lary
123
12
 
Dan Petry
119
13
 
Jim Bunning
118
14
 
Denny McLain
117
15
 
Virgil Trucks
114
16
 
Schoolboy Rowe
105
17
 
Ed Killian
99
18
 
Milt Wilcox
97
19
 
Frank Tanana
96
20
 
Ed Willett
96

The list of the top 20 players who have the most losses in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Hooks Dauss
182
2
 
George Mullin
179
3
 
Mickey Lolich
175
4
 
Dizzy Trout
153
5
 
Jack Morris
150
6
 
Hal Newhouser
148
7
 
Tommy Bridges
138
8
 
Earl Whitehill
119
9
 
Justin Verlander
114
10
 
Frank Lary
110
11
 
Vic Sorrell
101
12
 
Bill Donovan
96
13
 
Virgil Trucks
96
14
 
Dan Petry
93
15
 
Jim Bunning
87
16
 
Frank Tanana
82
17
 
Paul Foytack
81
18
 
Ed Willett
80
19
 
Billy Hoeft
78
20
 
Jeremy Bonderman
78

The list of the top 20 players who have the most complete games in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
George Mullin
336
2
 
Hooks Dauss
245
3
 
Bill Donovan
213
4
 
Hal Newhouser
212
5
 
Tommy Bridges
200
6
 
Mickey Lolich
190
7
 
Dizzy Trout
156
8
 
Jack Morris
154
9
 
Earl Whitehill
147
10
 
Ed Killian
142
11
 
Ed Willett
127
12
 
Frank Lary
123
13
 
Vic Sorrell
95
14
 
Denny McLain
94
15
 
Ed Siever
93
16
 
Schoolboy Rowe
92
17
 
Jean Dubuc
90
18
 
Howard Ehmke
89
19
 
Virgil Trucks
84
20
 
Fred Hutchinson
81

The list of the top 20 players who have the most shutouts in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Mickey Lolich
39
2
 
George Mullin
34
3
 
Tommy Bridges
33
4
 
Hal Newhouser
33
5
 
Bill Donovan
29
6
 
Dizzy Trout
28
7
 
Denny McLain
26
8
 
Jack Morris
24
9
 
Hooks Dauss
22
10
 
Virgil Trucks
20
11
 
Frank Lary
20
12
 
Ed Killian
19
13
 
Billy Hoeft
16
14
 
Jim Bunning
16
15
 
Schoolboy Rowe
16
16
 
Fred Hutchinson
13
17
 
Ed Willett
12
18
 
Earl Whitehill
11
19
 
Ed Siever
11
20
 
Jean Dubuc
11

The list of the top 20 players who have the most walks (pitching) in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Hal Newhouser
1227
2
 
Tommy Bridges
1192
3
 
George Mullin
1106
4
 
Jack Morris
1086
5
 
Hooks Dauss
1067
6
 
Mickey Lolich
1014
7
 
Dizzy Trout
978
8
 
Earl Whitehill
831
9
 
Justin Verlander
766
10
 
Dan Petry
744
11
 
Virgil Trucks
732
12
 
Vic Sorrell
706
13
 
Bill Donovan
685
14
 
Paul Foytack
631
15
 
Ted Gray
580
16
 
Frank Lary
579
17
 
Joe Coleman
576
18
 
Jim Bunning
564
19
 
Milt Wilcox
537
20
 
John Hiller
535

The list of the top 20 players who have the most strike outs (pitching) in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Mickey Lolich
2679
2
 
Justin Verlander
2373
3
 
Jack Morris
1980
4
 
Hal Newhouser
1770
5
 
Tommy Bridges
1674
6
 
Jim Bunning
1406
7
 
George Mullin
1380
8
 
Hooks Dauss
1201
9
 
Dizzy Trout
1199
10
 
Denny McLain
1150
11
 
Max Scherzer
1081
12
 
Bill Donovan
1079
13
 
Virgil Trucks
1046
14
 
John Hiller
1036
15
 
Frank Lary
1031
16
 
Joe Coleman
1000
17
 
Frank Tanana
958
18
 
Dan Petry
957
19
 
Jeremy Bonderman
945
20
 
Milt Wilcox
851

The list of the top 20 players who have the most saves in Detroit Tigers franchise history.

1
 
Todd Jones
235
2
 
Mike Henneman
154
3
 
John Hiller
125
4
 
Willie Hernandez
120
5
 
Jose Valverde
119
6
 
Aurelio Lopez
85
7
 
Fernando Rodney
70
8
 
Terry Fox
55
9
 
Francisco Rodriguez
51
10
 
Al Benton
45
11
 
Hooks Dauss
40
12
 
Larry Sherry
37
13
 
Joe Nathan
36
14
 
Dizzy Trout
34
15
 
Fred Scherman
34
16
 
Tom Timmermann
33
17
 
Fred Gladding
33
18
 
Ugueth Urbina
30
19
 
Juan Acevedo
28
20
 
Joaquin Benoit
28