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Ty Cobb, along with Babe Ruth and Willie Mays, is universally regarded as one of the best baseball players to ever take the field. The first player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cobb set 90 Major League Baseball records over the course of his career.

DETROIT TIGERS ALL-TIME ROSTER

In his 22 seasons with the Detroit Tigers, Cobb amassed 144.7 wins above replacement — far and way the highest total of the franchise’s all-time roster by WAR. The team’s other biggest contributions came from outfielder Al Kaline (92.5) and second baseman Charlie Gehringer (80.6).

Ty Cobb leads Detroit Tigers all-time roster by WAR

The Tigers are one of the only MLB teams with two active players making the team — a feat made all the more remarkable by the fact that the franchise has been in operation since 1901.

UPDATED August 4, 2017

CATCHER: BILL FREEHAN

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Wins Above Replacement: 44.7

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FIRST BASE: HANK GREENBERG

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Wins Above Replacement: 54.1

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SECOND BASE: CHARLIE GEHRINGER

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Wins Above Replacement: 80.6

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THIRD BASE: MIGUEL CABRERA

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Wins Above Replacement: 51.5

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SHORTSTOP: ALAN TRAMMELL

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Wins Above Replacement: 70.4

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OUTFIELD: TY COBB

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Wins Above Replacement: 144.7

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OUTFIELD: AL KALINE

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Wins Above Replacement: 92.5

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OUTFIELD: HARRY HEILMANN

Baseball card of Detroit Tigers outfielder Harry Heilmann

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Wins Above Replacement: 72.1

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DESIGNATED HITTER: LOU WHITAKER

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Wins Above Replacement: 74.9

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PITCHER: HAL NEWHOUSER

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Wins Above Replacement: 59.0

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PITCHER: TOMMY BRIDGES

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Wins Above Replacement: 52.5

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PITCHER: JUSTIN VERLANDER

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Wins Above Replacement: 52.5

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RELIEF PITCHER: JOHN HILLER

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Wins Above Replacement: 31.2

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