Detroit Tigers: Franchise Four Candidates

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Apr 13, 2015; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Detroit Tigers pitcher

Justin Verlander

(35) greets teammates during pre-game introductions before playing the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Major League Baseball is running a very fun fan vote in an effort to determine all 30 teams’ Mount Rushmore of players. In other words, who are the greatest four players in each franchises’ history.

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Motor City Bengals wanted to join in on the fun and make our own arguments for each Tigers candidate.

The fan vote on has eight candidates for the Tigers Mount Rushmore and is also accepting write-in votes. Therefore, fans who can’t find their favorite player on the ballot can still vote for him. Voting ends on May 8.

Just virtue of the fact the Detroit Tigers have been around for over 120 years, the franchise is not short on historic players. Then, throw in the fact the Tigers have won four World Series titles and 11 American League pennants, it gets very difficult to narrow it down to Detroit’s top four players ever.

But without further ado, let’s take a look at the eight Tigers candidates for the franchise’s Mount Rushmore.