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Detroit Tigers: 20 Best Hitters in the Last 30 Years

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Sep 18, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; General view of the right field lights that went out prior to the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

11. Travis Fryman

In his 13 years in baseball, Travis Fryman was one of the most consistent players who had the unfortunate luck to play alongside Alan Trammell. Where Trammell made the game look easy, Fryman seemed to need to work just a little harder. He was frequently compared to the great, but he could not replace him in the hearts of the fans despite the fact that he literally had to replace Tram at short.

Fryman quietly developed his statistics during his eight years in Detroit. He was selected to four All-Star Games. He batted a solid .274 with the Tigers and had an OPS of .779. He pounded in 149 home runs and 679 RBIs. His career oWAR in Detroit was 24.4. In 1995 and 1996, he was selected as the Tiger of the Year, while playing with greats like Kirk Gibson, Bobby Higginson, Tony Clark, and Cecil Fielder. In 1992, he was awarded the Silver Slugger award.

His position in Detroit Tigers history has been tainted by the ugly way he was traded by the team

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