Detroit Tigers: Franchise Four Candidates

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Charlie Gehringer (1924-1942)

Only Cobb and Al Kaline took more at-bats in a Tigers uniform than Gehringer. He was also a member of the Tigers first World Series championship team in 1935.

In that World Series, he hit .375 with three doubles and four RBI.

Two years later, Gehringer won his only batting title, hitting .371 with 55 extra-base hits and 96 RBI on his way to the MVP award. Gehringer’s .320 lifetime average is still eighth all-time in franchise history. He is also second in hits, third in runs score, and fourth in RBI in Tigers history.

Like Cobb and Crawford, Gehringer is in the Hall of Fame, but unlike the first two candidates on this list, Gehringer played his entire career in Detroit.