In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, a look at the Detroit Tigers all St. Patrick’s Day team.
The Detroit Tigers have a storied franchise history, with players from all walks of life. While Ireland has never been a hub of baseball talent, the Tigers have had two natural-born Irish players suit up in the Old English D.
Of course, St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated across the world, with people from various backgrounds donning green clothing and picking up a Guiness.
Here at Motor City Bengals, we are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day the best way we know how: by making an all Tigers St. Patrick’s Day team!
In addition to the two native Irishmen, the team consists of:
All the former/current Tigers who are named Patrick (or Pat) and
All the former/current Tigers who are named Green (or Greene)
The team has five Green(e)’s and nine Patrick’s, giving them 16 total. While it wouldn’t fill out a full roster, the team does have a catcher, first baseman, second baseman, third baseman, DH, four outfielders and seven pitchers. Only a shortstop is necessary to fill out a starting nine.
Without further ado, here is the All-Saint Patrick’s Day team, starting with the Green(e)’s.