Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present the second revision of our top 50 Detroit Tigers of all-time.
As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the American League.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
This is the first time that we have revised this since 2016, and with a tweak in our algorithm and that has altered the rankings somewhat and has added two new players, though none of them are active.
Remember, this is ONLY based on what a player does on that particular team and not what he accomplished elsewhere and also note that we have placed an increased importance on the first two categories, which has altered the rankings considerably.
This list is updated up until the end of the 2019 Season.
The complete list can be found here, but as always we announce our top five in this article. They are:
1. Ty Cobb
2. Al Kaline
There are multiple changes on this list, including the top five.
Newhowser moved from #7 to #3 based on the new algorithm, which moved Harry Heilman from the top five. A notable drop was Sam Crawford from #4 to #11.
There are existing Detroit Tigers, but only two that debuted, both of whom are now current. Again, they debut based on the change of our Baseball algorithm.
The two new Tigers on the all-time franchise list are Al Benton (#44) and Jim Northrup (#50).
As always, we thank you for your support.