Detroit Tigers: Top 10 Strikeout Kings

DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18: A detail of a Detroit Tigers hat with an official postseason logo is seen on the bat rack in the udgout againstthe New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 18: A detail of a Detroit Tigers hat with an official postseason logo is seen on the bat rack in the udgout againstthe New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images) /
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Mickey Lolich is the Detroit Tigers strikeout king. Over thirteen seasons in the motor city, he racked up 2679 strikeouts and a World Series title.

Lolich spent thirteen seasons with the Tigers but is probably most known for his 1968 World Series performance. Lolich took the mound in game five, with the Tigers down 3-1 in the series. He’d go on to pitch three complete-game victories. Including, a game seven against Cardinals starter Bob Gibson.

Behind Lolich, the Tigers would come back from a 3-1 deficit to win the ’68 World Series. With the Tigers he was a 3x All-Star, a World Series Champ, World Series MVP. As well he was the MLB Wins and Strikeout leader in 1971. Lolich would finish his career with the Tigers striking out 2679 batters over 3361.2 innings of work. He pitched 508 games, starting in 459 of them while posting a 3.45 ERA.

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These are the top ten strikeout kings in Detroit Tigers. These pitchers played at least all or part of their career with the franchise.

If you think someone else should be on the list let us know! The Bird is a great example, for a very short period of time he was a fearsome hurler, unfortunately, any promise he had was shortened by injuries. There are plenty of great pitchers throughout the history of the Tigers, these ten just have more strikeouts than anyone else in franchise history.