Loyalty isn't what it used to be. Few long-time players these days spend their entire big league careers with one organization. For every Derek Jeter, Paul Konerko, and Todd Helton, there are dozens of Octavio Dotel-esque guys, those who have traveled the league. Even broadcasters move around: Mario Impemba used to be with the Angels and Rod Allen with the Diamondbacks. I bet there are plenty of White Sox fans who wish Hawk Harrelson would take his act elsewhere (OK, so the broadcaster movement is nothing new, Ernie Harwell did it too. But I had to get my Harrelson jab in somewhere).
On the current Tigers 25-man roster, Justin Verlander and Alex Avila are the longest-tenured Tigers-only guys. Victor Martinez played for Boston and Cleveland, J.D. Martinez was an Astro, Anibal Sanchez and Miguel Cabrera are former Marlins, Ian Kinsler was a long-time Ranger, and Jose Iglesias was a short-term Red Sock. Sure, there are several guys who've never played elsewhere, but most of them -- except perhaps for Al Alburquerque -- have only played a handful of seasons.
Even Tigers legends like Willie Horton and Ty Cobb played for other franchises. But there were some well-known Detroit ballplayers who eschewed the rest of Major League Baseball. This quiz presents the Tigers hitters who played 1,000 games for us and zero for everyone else. Also included are three pitchers who toed the slab 400 times, exclusively for Detroit. How many can you name?
Hat tip to Sporcle user DesertSpartan who created this quiz on July 16, 2015.