Detroit Tigers: Top Four Hall of Fame Snubs

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Alan Trammell (1977-1996)

Detroit Tigers fans have a soft spot for Trammell because of his heroics in the 1984 World Series, but he was an all-around great player during his 20-year career as well.

In the 1984 World Series, which remains the last championship Detroit has won, Trammell hit .450 with two home runs and six RBI. The Tigers beat the San Diego Padres in five games.

Trammell finished his career a .285 hitter with a .767 OPS. Those numbers aren’t too far away from Biggio, who hit .281 in his career and posted a .796 OPS. Trammell also made six All-Star teams and won four Gold Glove awards. Biggio is a seven-time All-Star and has four Gold Glove awards as well.

The biggest argument against Trammell is his mediocre career totals of 2,365 hits, 1,003 RBI, and 1,231 runs. Those numbers don’t scream Hall of Fame and aren’t that great for a 20-year career.

The fact Trammell played shortstop and was a clutch player, however, keeps him in the conversation. He has been on the ballot since 2002 and has never received higher than 36.8 percent of the vote. Trammell received just 25.1 percent of votes in 2015.