Lou Whitaker – Whitaker was a mainstay in the Tigers’ lineup for the better part of 16 years. From his Rookie of the Year Award in 1978 to his retirement in 1995, he did just about everything that could have been asked of him on the baseball diamond.
A five-time All-Star, four time Silver Slugger, and three time Gold Glove winner, Whitaker was the all-around great that managers (and fans) dream about. His 2,390 games played ranks third in team history (behind only Cobb and Kaline) and his .276/.363/.426 career batting line was more than adequate for the second base position.
Norm Cash – First base is a crowded position for the Detroit Tigers, but Cash certainly deserves a spot somewhere on the all-time roster. Cash spent parts of 15 seasons with the Tigers and did a lot of damage with his big, powerful bat. His best season came in 1961 when he was named an American League All-Star with 41 home runs and won the batting title with a .361/.487/.662 batting line.
Lance Parrish – Parrish broke into the big leagues with the Tigers in 1977 and spent the first 10 years of his career with the club. He became a key contributor for the tremendous mid-1980s teams, including the 1984 World Series championship team. Parrish hit more home runs than any other MLB catcher between the years of 1980 and 1986 and was rewarded with six All-Star nods, five Silver Slugger Awards, and (because he wasn’t only a hitter) three Gold Glove Awards.
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