Detroit Tigers: Top 10 Starting Pitchers of All Time
Nov 7, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Detailed view of an official baseball during the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars game at Salt River Fields. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
5. Dizzy Trout
Dizzy spent 14 years with the Tigers during the War Years bringing the team to two World Series, including the win in 1945. He had two All-Star appearances and received votes for the MVP award in four of his years with the team. His best year was 1944, where he finished second in the MVP vote to his teammate Hal Newhouser. He started in 44 games, finishing 30 of them. That same year he finished with a 2.12 ERA and 7 shutouts. His career ERA with the Tigers was 3.20.
He was also valuable off the mound. In 1949 in a game against the Washington Senators, he hit a grand slam in the 9th inning to help the Tigers win. He was also a play-by-play announcer between 1953-1955 for the Tigers. He is the father of Steve Trout who pitched for the Chicago Cubs and White Sox, but he is not related to current All-Star Mike Trout.
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