My 5 All-Time Favorite Tigers

Lately I’ve been giving a lot of thought to who my all-time favorite Tigers are and who would make a tidy list. Putting together my top 10 would be easy. Narrowing it to just five would be tough, but I wanted to give it a shot.

What’s the criteria for this list? As I thought about who would make the list, I decided that this was my purely subjective list based on players I enjoyed watching play for the Tigers. For example, Mark Fidrych doesn’t make the list simply because I never saw him play — and I decided ESPN Classic and MLB Network reruns don’t count. The legend of The Bird and his place in Tigers lore is secure for me.

Here’s my list, which has been revised right up to the moment I clicked “Publish” on this post — and might change before this day is out.

Honorable Mentions: Alan Trammell, Mickey Tettleton, Carlos Guillen, the late Jeff Robinson, Lance Parrish, Tony Phillips, Dave Bergman, Placido Polanco, and Richie Hebner.