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

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Apr 24, 2016; Detroit, MI, USA; A general view of the statue of former Detroit Tigers player Ty Cobb prior to the game between the Cleveland Indians and Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

ESPN ranks Ty Cobb at number eight all-time, and deservedly so. Ty Cobb is the best Detroit Tiger of all-time.

The Detroit Tigers player that is ranked the highest is Hall of Famer Ty Cobb. This should be a surprise to no one as he was one of the earliest baseball superstars. His name is thrown in with legends such as Christy Mathewson, Walter Johnson, Honus Wagner, and Cy Young.

Ty Cobb played 22 years with the Detroit Tigers and was also a player-manager for some of those years. Cobb is truly one of the greatest hitters of all-time.  His career batting average was an astounding .366. Cobb’s career batting average is the best all-time, and almost untouchable. He lead the league in hitting an incredible eight times, and he is second all-time in runs, triples, and hits.  Cobb also has the fourth most doubles of all-time with 724.

Ty is also known as one of the best base runners ever. Cobb is fourth all-time in steals with 897, including 54 steals of home plate. All around, Cobb really will always be remember as one of the greatest Detroit Tigers, and baseball players to ever live.

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Fans of all teams should not be disappointed in the list that ESPN provided. It seemed to be pretty thorough, although there were a few minor mistakes. All the Detroit Tigers in the top 100 absolutely deserved to be there. Al Kaline deserves to be a little highers, and Charlie Gehringer was snubbed. However, Tigers fans should be happy to see the rest of these guys go down in history as some of the best players of all-time.