Detroit Tigers: Top 10 Hall of Famers in Franchise History
By Dave Holcomb
Courtesy of thebaseballpage.com
Mickey Cochrane (1925-1937)
Cochrane only played four seasons in Detroit, but in that short span, he won the AL MVP and helped the Tigers win their first World Series. That’s enough to be one of the top 10 Detroit Tigers Hall of Famers.
He won that MVP during his first season in Detroit in 1934. The catcher hit .320 with 34 extra-base hits and 75 RBI in 129 games.
Unfortunately, he hit just .214 against the Cardinals in the World Series that season, and the Tigers lost in seven games.
But in 1935, he hit .319 with 41 extra-base hits and 46 RBI, and then Detroit beat the Chicago Cubs to capture the World Series in six games.
With the Philadelphia Athletics and Detroit Tigers, Cochrane won five AL Pennants, three World Series and two AL MVP awards. He was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1947.