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We've got Pedro and Ted. Who you got? Detroit Tigers Nominations


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#1 Lose Remerswaal


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:48 AM

Probably pretty safe to say that if you surveyed 100 Red Sox fans and asked them who the greatest pitcher and hitter in franchise history were, a strong majority would say Pedro Martinez and Ted Williams (OK, Stiffy would say Cy Young). But what about the other 29 teams?

Now that the season is over, let's see who folks think are the greatest hitters and pitchers in each franchise's history.

Today we nominate Detroit Tigers. Hall of Famers include Ty Cobb, Mickey Cochrane, Sam Crawford, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg, Harry Heilmann, Hughie Jennings, Al Kaline, George Kell, Heinie Manush, and Hal Newhouser.


Retired numbers include Willie Horton (not that one, Dukakis), Cobb, Greenberg, Gehringer, Newhouser, Heilmann, Kaline, Manush, Jennings, Crawford, Cochrane, and Kell.

Put your nominations in this thread. For all of these threads, you can nominate up to 3 Hitters and up to 3 Pitchers.

As always nominations must be in boldface in order to guarantee they get counted.

We'll leave nominations open for a day or two, see how it's going, and then set up a poll and go on to the next team.

Have at it!


EDIT: WE ARE NOT CONSIDERING FIELDING WHEN DETERMINING WHO THE BEST "HITTER" IS.

#2 The Allented Mr Ripley


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:49 AM

Torii Hunter

#3 drleather2001


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 09:50 AM

Ty Cobb

Hal Newhouser

#4 MakMan44


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:04 AM

Miguel Cabrera

#5 JGray38

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:15 AM

Harry Heilmann
Hank Greenberg
Justin Verlander

#6 drleather2001


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:19 AM

Miguel Cabrera


Reeeeealy.

#7 DanoooME


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:51 AM

Hitters: Ty Cobb, Charlie Gehringer, Al Kaline
Pitchers: Hal Newhouser, Jack Morris, Mickey Lolich

Tough group of nominees here. A fairly clear winner for hitter, but still a few guys that won't get nominated that are better than some teams' best.

#8 PawsnSox

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

Lot of great ones already. Some others for consideration:

Pitchers: Denny McLain, Mark Fidrych

#9 Lose Remerswaal


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

Torii Hunter

You're banned from the store

#10 Al Zarilla


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 12:49 PM

Hal Newhouser, even though he's kind of the anti-Ted Williams in that he had some of his best years when he didn't miss years due to WWII.

Ty Cobb

#11 Was (Not Wasdin)

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

Ty Cobb & Al Kaline
Verlander & Newhouser

#12 NickEsasky


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Posted 15 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

Alan Trammell
Chet Lemon
Lou Whitaker
Jack Morris

Edited by NickEsasky, 15 November 2012 - 02:59 PM.


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:12 AM

Ty Cobb, Al Kaline, Hank Greenberg

Hal Newhouser, Jack Morris, Mickey Lolich

#14 Hendu's Gait


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:27 AM

Cecil Fielder, Prince Fielder (j/k), Miguel Cabrera, Lance Parrish


Hal Newhouser (thanks WWII, MVP 1 ,1, 2 is f'in impressive), Justin Verlander, Denny McLain

Edited by Hendu's Gait, 16 November 2012 - 09:27 AM.


#15 MakMan44


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:33 AM

Reeeeealy.

Yeah, I don't necessarily think he's their best hitter of all time but he's been really, really good with DET and I was trying to get more names to fill up the poll at the time.

#16 Eric1984

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:36 AM

Hitter:
Cobb and Kaline. Potentially Cabrera

Pitcher:
Verlander and Newhouser.

And as a Tiger fanboy--
Favorite hitter:
Alan Trammell

Favorite pitcher:
Fidrych and Dave Rozema

#17 Lose Remerswaal


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Posted 16 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

If they aren't in BOLD, they may not get counted. And I see 4 hitters and 4 pitchers there so they definitely won't be considered.

Edited by Lose Remerswaal, 16 November 2012 - 02:07 PM.