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Top Tigers countdown: who are the best Tigers players of all-time?

You are the voice! Who are the best Tigers to ever don the Olde English D?

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Top Tigers Countdown #50: Mark Fidrych

The Bird is the word as 1976 Rookie of the Year Mark Fidrych rounds out our top 50.

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Top Tigers Countdown #49: Carlos Guillen

Carlos Guillen was an underrated part of the Tigers' resurgence in the late 2000s despite a pair of spectacular seasons surrounded by a few above average ones.

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Top Tigers Countdown #48: Tony Phillips

Baseball's Ben Zobrist before Ben Zobrist arrived on the scene, super utility man Tony Phillips spent five of the best seasons in his career with the Tigers in the early 1990s.

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Top Tigers Countdown #47: Jim Northrup

Northrup was a member of the Tigers' loaded outfield in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Top Tigers Countdown #46: Ivan Rodriguez

Pudge spent most of his career with the Rangers, won a title with the Marlins, and helped restore the Tigers franchise to relevance.

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Top Tigers Countdown #45: Willie Hernandez

Hernandez pitched for the Tigers for six seasons, winning the American League Cy Young and MVP awards in 1984.

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Top Tigers Countdown #44: Rocky Colavito

Six-time All-Star Rocky Colavito hit 139 home runs in just four seasons for the Tigers

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Top Tigers Countdown #43: Goose Goslin

The hero of the 1935 World Series, Goslin only spent four of his 18 seasons in Detroit, but helped deliver the franchise's first championship.

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Top Tigers Countdown #42: Billy Rogell

Shortstop Billy Rogell spent all 10 of his years with the Tigers playing alongside Hall of Famer Charlie Gehringer

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Top Tigers Countdown #41: Cecil Fielder

An old-school slugger in the truest sense of the phrase, "Big Daddy" lands at #41 on our countdown.

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Top Tigers Countdown #40: George Mullin

He only spent 12 seasons in Detroit, but George Mullin pitched the most innings in franchise history and helped lead the Tigers to three consecutive World Series appearances in the early 1900s.

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Top Tigers Countdown #39: Bill Donovan

Known as "Wild Bill," Donovan led a long and eventful career from the 19th century to the end of the dead ball era.

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Top Tigers Countdown #38: Heinie Manush

Manush only spent five years in Detroit, but went on to have a Hall of Fame career as an outfielder.

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Top Tigers Countdown #37: Donie Bush

Known as one of the best defensive shortstops and run scorers of the dead ball era, Bush finally checks in at #37 on our countdown.

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Top Tigers Countdown #36: Travis Fryman

Travis Fryman was one of the better players on some bad Tigers teams in the 1990s. After eight years in Detroit, he is one of the best third basemen (in an admittedly weak pool of candidates) in franchise history.

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Top Tigers Countdown #35: Frank Lary

Frank Lary's career was short compared to many of the other pitchers on our countdown, but his peak years were some of the best in Tigers' history.

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Top Tigers Countdown #34: Schoolboy Rowe

Despite the 1930s and '40s being one of the most hitter-friendly eras in baseball history, the Tigers had a slew of great pitchers in that era. Schoolboy Rowe was a three-time All-Star and a member of the 1935 championship squad.

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Top Tigers Countdown #33: Hooks Dauss

Quiet, steady, dependable. Hooks Dauss wasn't a superstar pitcher, but he pitched well enough to win the most games in franchise history.

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Top Tigers Countdown #32: Denny McLain

McLain, famous for his 1968 MVP season, is the first pitcher on our countdown to win multiple Cy Young Awards.

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Top Tigers Countdown #31: Virgil Trucks

Trucks is one of two Tigers pitchers with multiple no-hitters in franchise history, and he lands at #31 on our countdown.

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Top Tigers Countdown #30: Chet Lemon

The center fielder of the 1984 championship squad rounds out our top 30.

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Top Tigers Countdown #29: Rudy York

Another key cog in the Tigers' machine during World War II, Rudy York's big bat powered Detroit's lineup for 10 years.

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Top Tigers Countdown #28: Harvey Kuenn

One of only three Tigers with seven All-Star appearances in the Olde English D, Harvey Kuenn is the #28 player on our countdown.

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Top Tigers Countdown #27: Dick McAuliffe

Dick McAuliffe was an unusual player for his era -- middle infielders with power didn't exactly grow on trees -- but he still turned out to be a valuable part of the Tigers' success in the 1960s.

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Top Tigers Countdown #26: Jim Bunning

Jim Bunning might have had some of the best years of his career elsewhere, but he put up some truly remarkable numbers while in a Tigers uniform in the late 1950s.

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Top Tigers Countdown #25: Dizzy Trout

Dizzy Trout was the Tigers' #2 starter behind Hal Newhouser in the 1940s and early '50s, and his stellar numbers landed him at #25 on our countdown.

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Top Tigers Countdown #24: Magglio Ordonez

The Big Tilde is responsible for the biggest moment in the last 25 years of Tigers baseball and is now the #24 player on our countdown.

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Top Tigers Countdown #23: John Hiller

A member of the 1968 World Series champions, John Hiller is the best reliever in franchise history and the #23 player on our countdown.

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Top Tigers Countdown #22: Bobby Veach

Bobby Veach played in the shadows of Hall of Fame teammates Ty Cobb, Sam Crawford, and Harry Heilmann, but he still ranks as one of the best outfielders to ever wear a Tigers uniform.

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Top Tigers Countdown #21: Lance Parrish

Eight-time All-Star Lance Parrish was one of the best catchers among the Tigers' rich history of solid backstops, earning him the #21 spot on our countdown.

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Top Tigers Countdown #20: Kirk Gibson

One of the most popular Tigers players of all-time, Kirk Gibson lands on our list at #20.

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Top Tigers Countdown #19: Tommy Bridges

Little guy, big numbers: Bridges played 16 seasons for the Tigers and is now the #19 player in franchise history.

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Top Tigers Countdown #18: Willie Horton

Willie Horton holds a special place in both team and city history, and now he's the #18 player to ever suit up for the Tigers.

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Top Tigers Countdown #17: George Kell

George Kell was a member of the Tigers' organization for nearly 50 years -- most of them as a broadcaster -- but his five-plus seasons as a player were among the best ever for a Tigers third baseman.

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Top Tigers Countdown #16: Jack Morris

Five-time All-Star Jack Morris was the winningest pitcher of the 1980s. Now, he's the #16 player in Tigers history as voted by BYB readers.

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Top Tigers Countdown #15: Bill Freehan

Bill Freehan was one of the most overlooked players of the 1960s and '70s, but was a key component of the Tigers' success during that period.

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Top Tigers Countdown #14: Norm Cash

"Stormin' Norman" was a vital part of the Tigers' success in the 1960s and early '70s, and is now the #14 player on our countdown.

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Top Tigers Countdown #13: Mickey Cochrane

Despite only playing for the Tigers for four seasons, "Black Mike" lands at the #13 spot on our list of best Tigers ever.

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Top Tigers Countdown #12: Mickey Lolich

Lolich was the Tigers' ace during one of the most successful stretches in franchise history, and now he's the #12 player in our countdown.

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Top Tigers Countdown #11: Justin Verlander

Our countdown gets its second active player as Justin Verlander lands at #11 on the list.

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Top Tigers Countdown #10: Hal Newhouser

Rounding out the top 10 is the first pitcher of our countdown, Hall of Fame left-hander Hal Newhouser.

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Top Tigers Countdown #9: Sam Crawford

The less heralded teammate of Ty Cobb, Crawford was one of the Tigers' earliest stars. Now he's the #9 player on our countdown.

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Top Tigers Countdown #8: Harry Heilmann

"Slug" helped bridge the gap from the Cobb era to the glory days in the 1930s and '40s, and lands the #8 spot in our countdown.

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Top Tigers' Countdown #7: Lou Whitaker

Since Alan Trammell was No. 6, it figures that Sweet Lou Whitaker has to be No 7 on the all time greatest Tigers list.

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Top Tigers Countdown #6: Alan Trammell

Tigers' fans showed their knowledge of history with Greenberg and Gehringer, and now we show Trammell the love.

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Top Tigers Countdown #5: Charlie Gehringer

After narrowly missing out on the #4 spot yesterday, The Mechanical Man dominated the polls and was voted the #5 best player in Tigers history.

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Top Tigers Countdown #4: Miguel Cabrera

Well, that didn't take long. Miguel Cabrera cracks the top five in our countdown of the best Tigers ever despite possibly still having his best years ahead of him.

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Top Tigers Countdown #3: Hank Greenberg

Arguably the best hitter in Tigers history, Hank Greenberg ranks as the #3 Detroit Tiger of all-time.

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Top Tigers Countdown # 2: Al Kaline

Mr. Tiger, Al Kaline, ranks second only to Ty Cobb in Tiger history, and tops overall in the past sixty years.

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Top Tigers countdown #1: Ty Cobb

In a vote that surprised no one, you voted Ty Cobb as the greatest Detroit Tiger of all-time.

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