Three More Tigers That Should Be Added to the All-Time Greatest Starting Lineup
Last week I did a post on my all-time greatest Detroit Tigers team. Well, I realized that I forgot to put these three great players on my roster, so I'm correcting that now.
My designated hitter would be Miggy Cabrera. He’s in the twilight of his Hall of Fame career. Miggy will end up as an 11x All-Star, 2x AL MVP, AL Triple Crown (2012), World Series Champion and one of the most feared hitters in his generation.
Now, the next two men are pure greatness. They will round off the roster. The next all-time Tiger is “Wahoo” Sam Crawford. He hit for a lifetime batting average of .309, 2,961 hits, 309 triples played for the Tigers for 14 years, 2x home run leader, 3x RBI leader and inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1957.
The last add on was just a great player in his era. His name was Harry Heilmann. He played 17 years with the Tigers. Heilmann had a lifetime batting average of.342, 2,660 hits, 4x AL Batting Champion and was inducted in the Hall of Fame in 1952. He was also a play-by-play radio announcer for the Tigers for 17 years.
I must have had a brain cramp leaving these three great players off my team. Miggy is still playing, and of course the two other men have been deceased for a long time. There is no way these guys should not be on my list. So, now my list is put to rest.
If you missed it, you can see the rest of my all-time greatest Tigers starting lineup below.