The Most Famous Detroit Tigers Player: Ranking the Legends

Choose the player you think is the most famous!

Author: Gregor Krambs
Updated on Oct 1, 2023 10:57
Step up to the plate, baseball fans! StrawPoll is bringing you the ultimate ranking of the most famous Detroit Tigers players of all time. As a hub for thousands of polls and rankings on a wide range of topics, we pride ourselves on being the go-to source for settling debates and sparking discussions. Now, it's time to let your voice be heard and cast your vote for the legendary Tiger that stands above the rest. From iconic sluggers to dazzling pitchers and unforgettable team leaders, this ranking has it all. And if you think we missed a crucial player, don't hesitate to suggest a missing option. So, grab your peanuts and Cracker Jacks, and head over to our website to join the conversation and see which Detroit Tigers great reigns supreme!

Who Is the Most Famous Detroit Tigers Player? (October 2023)

  1. 1
    Ty Cobb
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    Widely considered the greatest Detroit Tigers player of all time, Cobb holds numerous records and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.
    Ty Cobb in other rankings
  2. 2
    Al Kaline
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    A 15-time All-Star and winner of 10 Gold Gloves, Kaline spent his entire 22-year career with the Tigers and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1980.
    Al Kaline in other rankings
  3. 3
    Hank Greenberg
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    A two-time MVP and five-time All-Star, Greenberg played for the Tigers from 1930-1946 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1956.
    Hank Greenberg in other rankings
  4. 4
    A two-time MVP and 11-time All-Star, Cabrera has played for the Tigers since 2008 and won the Triple Crown in 2012. He is still active and has a chance to move up this list in the future.
    Miguel Cabrera in other rankings
  5. 5
    A four-time All-Star and member of the 1968 World Series champion Tigers, Horton played for the team from 1963-1977 and is still involved with the organization today.
    Willie Horton in other rankings
  6. 6
    A five-time All-Star and member of the Tigers' 1984 World Series championship team, Morris pitched for the team from 1977-1990 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018.
    Jack Morris in other rankings
  7. 7
    A six-time All-Star and member of the 1984 World Series championship team, Trammell played shortstop for the Tigers from 1977-1996 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018.
    Alan Trammell in other rankings
  8. 8
    Justin Verlander
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    A six-time All-Star and winner of the Cy Young Award in 2011, Verlander pitched for the Tigers from 2005-2017 and was a key member of the team's success during that time.
    Justin Verlander in other rankings
  9. 9
    A four-time All-Star and member of the 1968 World Series championship team, Cash played first base for the Tigers from 1960-1974 and hit over 370 home runs in his career.
  10. 10
    A five-time All-Star and member of the 1984 World Series championship team, Whitaker played second base for the Tigers from 1977-1995 and was a key part of the team's success during that time.

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Ranking factors for famous player

  1. Individual Achievements
    This involves considering the player's accomplishments during their tenure with the Detroit Tigers such as MVP awards, Silver Slugger awards, Gold Glove awards, and All-Star selections.
  2. Team Achievements
    Consider the player's contribution to Detroit Tigers' success during their career, including World Series championships and league titles, division championships, and postseason performances.
  3. Longevity
    The length of time a player spent with the Detroit Tigers and their sustained success over the course of several seasons is also important.
  4. Cultural Impact
    The impact a player made on the team and the city of Detroit, both on and off the field, such as their reputation as a leader, community involvement, and fan base recognition.
  5. Historical Significance
    The player’s place in the history of the Detroit Tigers franchise and Major League Baseball, such as being a pioneer in the game or instrumental in a key moment of the Tigers’ history.

About this ranking

This is a community-based ranking of the most famous Detroit Tigers player. We do our best to provide fair voting, but it is not intended to be exhaustive. So if you notice something or your favorite player is missing from the list, feel free to help us improve the ranking.


  • 185 votes
  • 10 ranked items

Voting Rules

A participant may cast an up or down vote for each player once every 24 hours. The rank of each player is then calculated from the weighted sum of all up and down votes.


More information on most famous detroit tigers player

The Detroit Tigers have been a staple in the MLB since their founding in 1894. Over the years, the team has seen many talented players come and go, but there are a select few who have left a lasting impression on both the franchise and the league as a whole. When it comes to determining the most famous Detroit Tigers player, there are a few names that immediately come to mind. From legendary hitters like Ty Cobb and Hank Greenberg to modern-day stars like Justin Verlander and Miguel Cabrera, the Tigers have a rich history of producing some of the best players in baseball. Whether you're a die-hard fan or a casual observer, it's hard to deny the impact that these players have had on the sport and on the city of Detroit itself. So, who is the most famous Detroit Tigers player of all time? That's up to you to decide.