Detroit Tigers All-Time 25-Man Dream Roster

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The Masters of the Outfield

  1. Ty Cobb (CF) Arguably one of the best baseball players that ever lived, Detroit Tigers are proud to have Ty Cobb in their history. He batted a career .366 and stole 897 bases during the Deadball Era. His batting average is still the best ever by a player in the MLB. He was the first Tiger to earn a Triple Crown in 1909. He regularly topped the league in all things related to batting, but his best year was his MVP year in 1911. During this season, he had the highest numbers in runs, hits, doubles, triples, and RBIs. He also led the league in batting average, on-base percentage, and slugging percentage. He was truly unstoppable and not having him on any dream roster would be a major mistake. 
  2. Al Kaline (Right Fielder) Mr. Tiger was a legendary right fielder and slugger. He is also in the Hall of Fame and #6 will never be worn by another Tiger. His fielding was so dominate that Kaline’s Corner is a recognized section of Comerica Park. Kaline is still an active Tiger, helping with spring training and attending games. It is difficult to pick one special year for Kaline. He received MVP votes for almost 14 years in a row and he regularly was awarded Gold Gloves and All-Star spots. He made a total of 73 errors in 22 years of roaming right field. 
  3. Willie Horton (LF) He holds a special spot in the hearts of Detroiters because he was a native son. The left fielder hit a career .273 average and appeared in four All-Star Games while he played for Detroit. He hit seven home runs in the 1968 World Series. He became a fan favorite after playing his heart out during in the aftermath of the race riots in the city and by showing the true grit and strength of the Motor City. His best year was 1968 where he hit 36 home runs and finished fourth in the MVP vote.