Top 5 biggest Detroit Tigers trades in franchise history

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Cash Money

On Jan. 1, 1960, The Detroit Tigers made a trade that would change their infield. The Tigers acquiredNorm Cash from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Steve Demeter.

Cash would go on to a 15-year career in Detroit, becoming one of the best first basemen during that time. He was not an elite power hitter but would always put the ball in play and get people in scoring position. His career stats in Detroit include a .272 batting average, 373 home runs, 1,088 runs batted in, 1,793 hits, five All-Star games, and a 1961 batting title. Cash would also help the Detroit Tigers win the 1968 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3 and finish with a 52.0 WAR.

His last game in the majors came on August 6, 1974, producing one hit in his only at-bat against the Cleveland Indians. He was a versatile player as well. While he played mostly first base, he also saw time at all three outfield positions as well as a designated hitter. He finished his career with a .992 fielding percentage, showing he can play the field as well as swing the lumber.

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