Vote For The Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame ; 1960-Present Voting Open

detroit tigersWell we know where the BBWAA sits on players like Alan Trammell and Jack Morris, but what if the Tigers had a Hall of Fame?  Who would be in it?  Below is a vote where you can only select 10 players over a half century of Tiger baseball, so would it be?  Adding a couple other parameters to be eligible, the player must have played at least 5 years in Detroit and/or one third or more of their career in the D.  To make the Tigers Hall of Fame, a player must accumulate 75% of the vote.

We’ll eliminate the easy choices of players that are already in the Major League Hall of Fame as they should be shoe-ins.  With that, current Detroit Tigers Hall of Famers include:

Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg, Harry Heilmann, Al Kaline, George Kell, and Hal Newhouser

Also, in case you missed it, four players were named to the Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame from pre-1960’s era.  You can see those results here…

The second vote consists of players who played in Detroit between 1960 to present and are retired from Baseball.  They include:


All stats and Awards are from time with the Tigers only
Bill Freehan, C – 2 Pennants, 1 Ring, 11-time All-Star, 5 Gold Gloves.  15-year Tiger, .262 avg, 1,591 H, 200 HR, .752 OPS, 44.7 WAR

Norm Cash, 1B – 2 Pennants, 1 Ring, 4-time All-Star.  15-year Tiger, .271 avg, 1,820 H, 377 HR, .862 OPS, 51.7 WAR

Dick McAuliffe, MI – 2 Pennants, 1 Ring.  14-year Tiger, 3-time All-Star,  .247 avg, 1,530 H, 197 HR, .746 OPS, 37.5 WAR

Willie Horton, OF – 2 Pennants, 1 Ring, 4-time All-Star.  15-year Tiger, .276 avg, 1,490 H, 262 HR, .808 OPS, 25.9 WAR

Jim Northrup, OF – 11 year Tiger, 2 Pennants, 1 Ring, .  .267 avg, 1,184 H, 145 HR, .762 OPS, 21.3 WAR

Hank Aguire, P – 10 year Tiger, 1962 All-Star, 64-64, 3.29 ERA, 1.208 WHIP, 755K, 18.1 WAR

Mickey Lolich, P – 13 year Tiger, 2 Pennants, 1 Ring, 3-time All-Star.  207-175, 3.45 ERA, 1.222 WHIP, 2,679K, 47.5 WAR.  3-0 in the 1968 World Series, with a 1.67 ERA, WS MVP

Denny McLain, P – 8 year Tiger, 1 Ring.  117-62, 3.13 ERA, 1.112 WHIP, 1,150K, 23 WAR. 1968 Cy Young and MVP, 1969 Cy Young, 3-time All-Star

Earl Wilson, P – 5 year Tiger, 1 Ring.  64-45, 3.18 ERA, 1.170 WHIP, 709K, 12.2 WAR

Jason Thompson, 1B – 5 year Tiger, 2-time All-Star, .256 avg, 565 H, 98 HR, .779 OPS, 11.8 WAR, 2-time All-Star

Steve Kemp, OF – 5 year Tiger, 1979 All-Star, .284 avg, 711 H, 89 HR, .826 OPS, 15.9 WAR

Ron LeFlore, OF – 6 year Tiger, All-Star 1976, .297 avg, 970 H, .754 OPS, 14.1 WAR, led the league in steals and runs in ’78

Mickey Stanley, OF – 15-year Tiger, 2 Pennants, 1 Ring, 4 Gold Gloves. .248 avg, 1,243 H, 117 HR, .675 OPS, 17.3 WAR

Joe Coleman, P – 6 year Tiger, 1 Pennant, ’72 All-Star.  88-73, 3.82 ERA, 1.351 WHIP, 16 WAR

Mark Fidrych, P – 5 year Tiger, 2 time All-Star, 1976 Rookie of the Year.  29-19, 3.10 ERA, 1.203 WHIP, 11.4 WAR

John Hiller, P – 2 Pennants, 1 Ring.  15-year Tiger.  87-76, 2.83 WHIP, 545 appearances, 125 SV, 31.2 WAR

Frank Tanana, P – 8 year Tiger, 96-82, 4.08 ERA, 1.357 WHIP, 958K, 13.2 WAR

Lance Parrish, C – 10-year Tiger, 1 Ring, 6-time All-Star, 5 Silver Sluggers, 3 Gold Gloves.  .263 avg, 1,123 H, 212 HR, .786 OPS, 29.9 WAR

Darrell Evans, 1B – Gets a provision to be on the list although he played less than 1/3 of his career in Detroit, Evans did hit close to 1/3 of his homers here.  5 year Tiger, 1 Ring.  .238 avg, 559 H, 141 HR, .806 OPS, 14.5 WAR

Lou Whitaker, 2B – 19-year Tiger, 1 Ring.  5-time All-Star, Rookie of the Year, 3 Golden Gloves, 4 Silver Sluggers.  .276 avg, 2,369 H, 244 HR, .789 OPS, 74.9 WAR

Tom Brookens, 3B – 10 year Tiger, 1 Ring.  .246 avg, 871 H, .665 OPS, 12.4 WAR

Alan Trammell, SS – 20 year Tiger, 1 Ring, 6-time All-Star, WS MVP, 4 Gold Gloves, 3 Silver Sluggers.  .285 avg, 2,365 H, 185 HR, .767 OPS, 70.4 WAR

Larry Herndon, OF – 7 year Tiger, 1 Ring, .278 avg, 765 H, .767 OPS, 11.3 WAR

Chet Lemon, OF – 9 year Tiger, 1 Ring, 3-time All-Star.  .263 avg, 1,071 H, 142 HR, .786 OPS, 30.6 WAR

Willie Hernandez, P – 6 year Tiger, 1 Ring, 3-time All-Star, 1984 Cy Young & MVP.  36-31, 2.98 ERA, 1.121 WHIP, 358 appearances, 120 SV, 8.5 WAR

Kirk Gibson, OF – 12 year Tiger, 1 Ring, 2 dramatic WS HR, .273 avg, 1,140 H, 195 HR, .834 OPS, 27.6 WAR

Aurelio Lopez, P – 7 year Tiger, 1 Ring, ’83 All-Star.  53-30, 3.41 ERA, 1.258 WHIP, 9.5 WAR

Jack Morris, P – 14 year Tiger, 1 Ring, 4-time All-Star, 198-150, 3.73 ERA, 1.266 WHIP, 1,980K, 37.9 WAR

Dan Petry, P – 11 year Tiger, 1 Ring, ’85 All-Star, 119-93, 3.84 ERA, 1.349 WHIP, 957K, 17.4 WAR

Dave Rozema, P – 8 year Tiger, 1 Ring, 57-46, 3.38 ERA, 1.230 WHIP, 15.2 WAR

Milt Wilcox, P – 9 year Tiger, 1 Ring, 97-75, 3.91 ERA, 1.324 WHIP, 851K, 14.2 WAR

Tony Clark, 1B – 7 year Tiger, ’01 All-Star, .277 avg, 783 H, 156 HR, .857 OPS, 12.2 WAR

Cecil Fielder, 1B – 7 year Tiger, 3-time All-Star, 2-time Silver Slugger, led the league in HR in ’90 & ’91 and RBI in ’90-’92.  .258 avg, 947 H, 245 HR, .849 OPS, 16.8 WAR

Damion Easley, 2B – 7 year Tiger, ’98 All-Star & Silver Slugger, .260 avg, 803 H, 104 HR, .767 OPS, 17.7 WAR

Travis Fryman, 3B – 8 year Tiger, 4-time All-Star, 1 Silver Slugger.  .274 avg, 1,176 H, 149 HR, .779 OPS, 27.4 WAR

Bobby Higginson, OF – 11 year Tiger, .272 avg, 1,336 H, 187 HR, .813 OPS, 23 WAR

Mike Henneman, P – 9 year Tiger, ’89 All-Star, 57-34, 3.05 ERA, 1.305 WHIP, 491 appearances, 154 SV, 12.7 WAR

Brandon Inge, 3B – 12 year Tiger, 1 Pennant, ’09 All-Star.  .234 avg, 1,083 H, 140 HR, .691 OPS, 18.5 WAR, and all the ladies hearts from downriver

Carlos Guillen, 3B – 8 year Tiger, 1 Pennant, 3-time All-Star, .297 avg. 892 H, 95 HR, .842 OPS, 18.7 WAR

Magglio Ordonez, OF – 7 year Tiger, 1 Pennant, 2-time All-Star, 1 Silver Slugger.  .312 avg, 989 H, 107 HR, .849 OPS, 13.4 WAR

Todd Jones, P – 8 year Tiger, 1 Pennant, 2000 All-Star.  23-32, 4.07 ERA, 1.456 WHIP, 480 appearances, 235 SV, 3.8 WAR

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4 thoughts on “Vote For The Detroit Tigers Hall of Fame ; 1960-Present Voting Open

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    • I struggled with it. I took him off last second since he only played 5 years and less than 1/3 of his career in Detroit. He was tough to omit

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