Detroit Tigers All-Time 25-Man Roster

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Outfield Reserves

Kirk Gibson – Gibby’s most famous moment came as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, but the bulk of his successful career came with the Detroit Tigers. The Michigan State product spent parts of 12 years with his hometown team.

Gibson broke in with the Tigers as a 22 year old in 1979 and was a middle-of-the-order hitter on the dominant team of the 1980s, including the 1984 World Series Championship team. He spent nine years with the Tigers and then spent five years combined with Los Angeles, Kansas City, and Pittsburgh, before returning to the Motor City for the final three years of his career.

In his 12 seasons with the Tigers he hit .273/.354/.480 with 195 home runs.

Tony Phillips – Phillips didn’t have the longest career as a member of the Detroit Tigers – he played with the club for just five seasons from 1990 to 1994 – but he’s the type of player every manager would love to have on his team.

Phillips could play anywhere on the diamond, making multiple starts at every position except catcher and first base during his tenure in Detroit. Utility players usually carry the stereotype of being poor hitters, but Phillips could rake. In his five seasons with the Tigers he hit for a .281/.395/.405 batting line.

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