Former Detroit player Lance Parrish selects the top five Tigers of all time at each position and ranks them in this subjective compendium. Fans may disagree, but they are certain to find his choices interesting, his reasoning for the selections fascinating, and the anecdotes he draws from his years as a Tiger amusing and entertaining. Featured players include Ty Cobb, Harry Heilmann, Charlie Gehringer, Hank Greenberg, George Kell, Willie Horton, and Alan Trammel.
Lance Parrish has served in many capacities for the Detroit Tigers--as a player, a minor-league catching instructor, a minor-league manager, a major-league coach, and a television color analyst. He is an eight-time All-Star and the recipient of three Gold Gloves. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee. Phil Pepe is the author of more than 40 books on sports, including collaborations with Yankees legends Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin, and Whitey Ford. He is a former Yankees beat writer for the New York Daily News and a former president of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Al Kaline is a former right fielder for the Detroit Tigers, a member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and a front office official for the Tigers.