Detroit Tigers Top Five First Basemen Of All Time

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Oct 12, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Detroit Tigers first baseman Prince Fielder (28) runs to third base on a hit by shortstop Jhonny Peralta (not pictured) during the eighth inning in game one of the American League Championship Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Detroit Tigers have a rich history in baseball, a fact that we as Tigers fans sometimes forget. It is as history as rich as any other franchise. Every once in a while it is important to look back and remember the up and downs and the players who took part in building what has become one of the most historic and iconic franchises in baseball history.

In a series of posts leading up to spring training, I will rank the top five Detroit Tigers players at every position culminating in an all-time team. Hopefully the end result will be a deeper appreciation for the history of this franchise and put in prospective our current Detroit Tigers team.

The Detroit Tigers franchise history is reflected in the first base position.  On this list of is a hall of famer whose career was cut short by World War II, a player was instrumental in bringing the Tigers their most historic championship, a home-grown and underappreciated power hitter and someone who has redefined the position for generations of new Tigers fans.

Here are the top five Detroit Tigers first baseman of all-time.

Next: #5 Tony Clark