Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame Results; Pre-60’s

detroit tigersThere weren’t many recognizable names in the pre-60’s selection, however there was a constant when it came to voting.  Following very similar rules to the traditional voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame, 75% or better of voting is needed to get in to my hypothetical Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame.

Without further ado, your Detroit Tigers Hall of Famers from 1901-1959 are…

  • Harvey Kuenn 100%
  • Rudy York 90%
  • Schoolboy Rowe 80%
  • Virgil Trucks 80%

Just misses include: Hooks Dauss, Dizzy Trout,  and Frank Lary

Harvey Kuenn, SS – 8 years in Detroit (1952-59), 7-time All-Star, led the league in hits 4-times, doubles 3-times,  and batting average once.  Was Rookie of the Year in ’53, finished as high as 4th in MVP voting in ’56 and was voted for in 7 seasons as a Tiger. Hit .314 in Detroit, with 244 2B, 43 3B, 53 HR, and a .786 OPS, and 21 WAR

Rudy York – 1B/C – 10 years in Detroit (1934-45), 2 World Series appearances, 1 WS Championship, .282 avg, 236 2B, 42 3B, 239 HR, with a .873 OPS and 34.7 WAR.

Schoolboy Rowe, P – 10 years as a Tiger, 3 World Series appearances, 1 WS Championship, 2 All-Star appearances, 158-101, 3.81 ERA in 2,219.1 innings, and 1.302 WHIP, with a 24.1 WAR.  2-5 in the WS, with a 3.91 ERA

Virgil Trucks, P – Pitched in Detroit for 12 seasons (1941-52, ’56), 1 World Series Championship, All-Star in 1949, threw 2 no-hitters in ’52, was 114-96 as a Tiger with a 5.50 ERA, in 1800.2 innings, and a 1.305 WHIP, with 26.9 WAR. Was 1-0 in his 2 World Series starts, with a 3.38 ERA

Up next are the 1960’s-Current players

Advertisements

4 thoughts on “Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame Results; Pre-60’s

  1. Pingback: Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame Results; Pre-60’s – Baseball Bloggers Alliance

  2. Pingback: Vote For The Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame ; 1960-Present Voting Open « Sons of '84

  3. Pingback: Vote For The Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame ; 1960-Present Voting Open – Baseball Bloggers Alliance

  4. Pingback: 1960-Present Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame Results « Sons of '84

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s