Detroit Tigers: 20 Best Hitters in the Last 30 Years

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Apr 6, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; General view of Opening Day before the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Minnesota Twins at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

14. Mickey Tettleton

Catchers are not usually the most reliable hitters, but the Tigers seem to find catchers who defy the myth. Between Lance Parrish, Bill Freehan, Pudge Rodriguez, and Mickey Tettleton, these guys could catch and hit. Tettleton earned two Silver Sluggers and a spot on the All-Star team during his four years behind the dish in Detroit. In 1992, he led the league in walks. But, when he put the bat on the ball, he could hit for power.

In 1991, he reach some respectable milestones. The first was hitting seven home runs in seven games. He was one of only five players to hit not one, but two home runs that cleared the right field roof at the old Tiger Stadium. He continued his streak of big home runs in 1992 when he cleared the right field roof at Camden Yards. He hit 31 home runs in 1991 and 32 home runs in both 1992 and 1993.

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