Detroit Tigers on ESPN’s MLB Top 100 All-Time List

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Apr 24, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; A view of the Detroit Tigers logo on the on deck circle at Comerica Park. The Indians won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

Last week, ESPN came out with the top 100 players in MLB history.  There were six Detroit Tigers that made the list including two within the top 40.

There is no doubt that the Detroit Tigers have one of the most historic teams in MLB history. The Detroit Tigers, founded in 1894, are one of the oldest teams, and since they have been founded, they have had some pretty fantastic players. Including some that did not make this list like Alan Trammell, Lou Whitaker, Jack Morris, and most notably, Charlie Gehringer.

The list is definitely flawed and some will disagree  with a majority of the rankings. For instance Bryce Harper is listed at no. 85 already, and that is definitely a stretch. He has only had one dominant season and has struggled often. ESPN also failed to dock players who have taken PED’s. Barry Bonds is number five on the list, among other players who maybe should have an asterisk by their name in the history books.

There are undoubtedly some players left off the list who should be on it, and others that are on the list that should have been left off it. However, this must have been a very difficult process as there have been so many greats in MLB history. What Detroit Tigers players have made the cut as a top 100 player in history?

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