Portrait of Sparky Anderson, Manager of the Detroit Tigers during before the start of Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series game against the San Diego Padres on 9th October 1984 at the Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, California, United States. (Photo by Dennis Mock/Allsport/Getty Images)

The Detroit Tigers have had their fair share of Hall of Famers in the team’s 128 year history. 27 to be exact!

Earl Averill 1939-1940

Jim Bunning 1955-1963

Ty Cobb 1905-1926

Mickey Cochrane 1934-1937

Sam Crawford 1903-1907

Larry Doby 1959

 

Charlie Gehringer 1924-1942

 

Goose Goslin 1934-1937

 

Hank Greenberg 1930 1933-1941 1945-1946

 

Harry Heilmann 1914 1916-1930 interviews Hal Newhouser 1939-1953

 

Hughie Jennings 1907 1909 1912 1918 (Video also features Ty Cobb)

 

Al Kaline 1953-1952

 

George Kell 1946-1952

 

Heinie Manush 1923-1927

 

Eddie Matthews 1967-1968

 

Jack Morris 1977-1990

 

Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez 2004-2008

 

Alan Trammell 1977-1996

 

Sparky Anderson 1979-1995 Team Manager

 Also in the Hall of Fame

  • Bucky Harris 1929, 1931

  • Whitey Herzog 1963

  • Waite Hoyt 1930-1931

  • Al Simmons 1936

  • Sam Thompson 1906

  • Joe Gordon 1960

  • Ed Barrow 1903-1904

Special Mention: Tom Selleck and his Mustache 1991

 

Finally, Where the Magic Happened.   Detroit’s Major League Ballparks