Detroit Tigers: 10 Best Players from Michigan

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Oct 17, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Tigers former pitcher Jack Morris throws out the ceremonial first pitch prior to game five of the American League Championship Series baseball game at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

10. Dave Rozema

This pitcher is from Grand Rapids where he attended Central High School and Grand Rapids Junior College. He was drafted by the Tigers after his first semester in college in 1975. Two years later, he entered the major league and placed fourth in the Rookie of the Year vote and eighth in the Cy Young vote. He finished his career with a 3.47 ERA. Rozema was an outstanding pitcher and teammate. One problem with Dave Rozema was that he pitched at the same time as Jack Morris and played alongside teammates that went on to dominate in the mid-80s. The other problem with Rozema was that he tore several ligaments in his knee in a bench-clearing brawl versus the Minnesota Twins in 1982. His first major league win came against the legendary Carl Yastrzemski when he allowed four hits in an 8-0 routing at Fenway Park. He continues to live in Michigan, where he and Kirk Gibson are brothers-in-law.

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