Dizzy Trout spent fourteen seasons with the Detroit Tigers where he racked up 1199 strikeouts and a World Series Title in 1945.
Trout signed with the Tigers in 1939 and didn’t post a winning season until 1943. From 1939 he posted a 33-44 record, even going 3-7 when the Tigers won the pennant in 1940. Like most men of the time, Dizzy tried to enlist when the US joined World War II. However, he was classified as 4-F due to hearing impairment.
During wartime baseball he was one of the best pitchers in the American League posting an 82-54 record. In ’40 he led the American League in wins (20) and followed that up with 27 wins in 1941. In 1941 Trout and teammate Hal Newhouser finished 1stand 2nd in ERA, wins, innings pitched, strikeouts, complete games, and shutouts.
Trouts stats weren’t as impressive during the 1945 season, but he was a vital member of the Tigers 1945 World Series Championship. His stats continued to taper off following the ’45 season. The Tigers tried him to the Orioles in 1952 and he retired the following year. He attempted a comeback in ’57 with the Orioles but retired for good following an 81.00 ERA in two outings.
In his fourteen seasons with the Tigers Trout strikeout out 1199 batters, posted a 3.20 ERA in 2591.2 innings of work. He started in 305 games and pitched 156 complete games. He’s behind an even older Tigers’ player on this list.
Coming in at number eight is Hooks Dauss who last played for the Tigers in 1926.