- C-Bill Freehan 1968
- 1B-Norm Cash, 1961
- 2B-Charlie Gehringer, 1934
- SS-Alan Trammell, 1987
- 3B-Miguel Cabrera, 2013
- LF-Hank Greenberg, 1940
- CF-Ty Cobb, 1911
- RF-Harry Heilmann, 1923
- DH-Victor Martinez, 2011
- SP-Dizzy Trout, 1944; Hal Newhouser 1946; Denny McLain 1968; Mark Fidrych 1976; Justin Verlander 2011
- Relief-John Hiller, 1973; Aurelio Lopez, 1979; Willie Hernandez, 1984
In addition to this new youth and energy that the coaching staff possesses, there is also a very nice mix of veteran coaching experience as well. The Tigers retained (bench coach) Gene Lamont and (pitching coach) Jeff Jones from the staff last season. These are two guys with a lot of managerial experience and obviously know this Tigers team very well. Detroit also added (third base coach) Dave Clark from the Astros and (hitting coach) Wally Joyner from the Phillies. I think both will benefit this team with their leadership, experience and guidance.
Top Tigers Countdown #28: Harvey Kuenn – Rob Rogacki, Bless You Boys
Harvey Kuenn was one of the best hitters of the 1950s despite playing for some bad Tigers teams. He won the 1953 Rookie of the Year award and appeared in seven All-Star games in each of his seven full seasons with the Tigers. He could rank even higher on the Tigers’ career leaderboards had he spent his entire career in Detroit, but Kuenn was the player traded for slugger Rocky Colavito, who provided four very productive seasons in the early 1960s. Above all, Kuenn is now the #28 player on our countdown.