Detroit Tigers award winners and league leaders


Detroit Tigers award winners and league leaders

Contents

Hank Greenberg, Hall of Famer and 2-time MVP

This is a list of award winners and league leaders for the Detroit Tigers professional baseball team.

Awards and achievements

Most Valuable Player award winners (10)

Cy Young Award winners (4)

Triple crown winners (3)

Rookie of the Year award winners (4)

Manager of the Year (AL) winners (3)

See footnote[1]

Gold Glove Award winners (40)

Silver Slugger Award winners (24)

  • Designated Hitter
    • None

ALCS MVP Award winners (2)

World Series MVP Award winners (2)

MLB "This Year in Baseball Awards"

See: This Year in Baseball Awards#Award winners
Note: Voted by fans as the best in all of Major League Baseball (i.e., not two awards, one for each league).

"This Year in Baseball Awards" Defensive Player of the Year

"This Year in Baseball Awards" Performance of the Year

MLB All-Century Team (1999)

  • Ty Cobb (1 of 10 outfielders)

MLB All-Time Team (BBWAA) (1997)

  • Ty Cobb (CF; runner-up)

DHL Hometown Heroes (2006)

  • Ty Cobb — voted by MLB fans as the most outstanding player in the history of the franchise, based on on-field performance, leadership quality and character value

USA Today AL MVP

USA Today AL Top Pitcher

Rolaids Relief Man Award (AL)

See footnote[2]

Sporting News AL Reliever of the Year Award

See footnote[2]

TSN AL Fireman of the Year Award (1960–2000; for closers)

TSN AL Reliever of the Year Award (2001–present; for all relievers)

Topps All-Star Rookie teams

Ford C. Frick Award (broadcasters)

J. G. Taylor Spink Award (baseball writers)

Team award

Team records (single-game, single-season, career)

Minor-league system

Other achievements

National Baseball Hall of Fame

See: Detroit Tigers#Baseball Hall of Famers

Retired numbers

See: Detroit Tigers#Retired numbers

Tiger of the Year

The following players were selected as "Tiger of the Year" by the Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America.[4]

  • 2009 - Justin Verlander: 19-9 record; 3.45 ERA; Led AL with 35 games started, 240.0 innings pitched, 269 strikeouts and 10.1 strikeouts per nine innings.[5]
  • 2008 - Miguel Cabrera: .292 batting average; 37 home runs (1st in AL); 36 doubles; 127 RBIs (3rd in AL); .537 slugging (7th in AL)
  • 2007 - Magglio Ordóñez: .363 average (led Major League Baseball); 54 doubles (led MLB); 139 RBIs (2nd in American League), .434 on base (2nd in AL), .595 slugging (4th in AL)
  • 2006 - Carlos Guillén: .320 average; .400 on base; .519 slugging; 41 doubles; 100 runs; No. 10 in AL MVP voting
  • 2005 - Plácido Polanco: 338 average and .461 slugging in 86 games
  • 2004 - Iván Rodríguez: Gold Glove at catcher; .334 average; .510 slugging; 33 doubles; No. 10 in AL MVP voting
  • 2003 - Dmitri Young: 29 home runs; .297 average; .372 on base; .537 slugging
  • 2002 - Randall Simon: 19 home runs; .301 average
  • 2001 - Steve Sparks: Led AL in complete games (8)
  • 2000 - Bobby Higginson: .300 average; .538 slugging; 40 doubles; 30 home runs; 102 RBIs; 104 runs; 19 OF assists
  • 1999 - Dean Palmer: 38 home runs; 100 RBIs; .518 slugging
  • 1998 - Damion Easley: 38 doubles; 27 home runs; 100 RBIs
  • 1997 - Tony Clark: 32 home runs; 117 RBIs; 105 runs; .500 slugging
  • 1997 - Bobby Higginson: .299 average; .379 on base; .520 slugging; 27 home runs; 20 OF assists
  • 1996 - Travis Fryman: 22 home runs; 100 RBIs
  • 1995 - Travis Fryman: .275 average; 81 RBIs
  • 1994 - Kirk Gibson: 23 home runs; .548 slugging
  • 1993 - Tony Phillips: .313 average; .443 on base; 113 runs
  • 1992 - Cecil Fielder: 35 home runs; 124 RBIs; No. 9 in AL MVP voting
  • 1991 - Cecil Fielder: 44 home runs: 133 RBIs; 102 runs; No. 2 in AL MVP voting
  • 1990 - Cecil Fielder: 51 home runs; 132 RBIs; 104 runs; .592 slugging; No. 2 in AL MVP voting
  • 1989 - Lou Whitaker: 28 home runs; .361 on base pct; .462 slugging
  • 1988 - Alan Trammell: .311 average; No. 7 in AL MVP voting
  • 1987 - Alan Trammell: .343 average; .402 on base; .551 slugging; 28 home runs; 105 RBIs; No. 2 in AL MVP voting
  • 1986 - Jack Morris: 21-8 record; .724 win percentage; No. 5 in AL Cy Young voting
  • 1985 - Darrell Evans: AL HR leader at age 38 with 40 HRs; .518 slugging; No. 14 in AL MVP voting
  • 1984 - Willie Hernandez: AL MVP and Cy Young awards; 1.92 ERA; 68 games finished
  • 1983 - Lou Whitaker: Gold Glove at 2nd base; .320 average; 205 hits; No. 8 in AL MVP voting
  • 1982 - Lance Parrish: 32 home runs; .529 slugging; No. 13 in AL MVP voting
  • 1981 - Kirk Gibson: .328 average; No. 12 in AL MVP voting
  • 1980 - Alan Trammell: Gold Glove at shortstop; .300 average; .376 on base pct.
  • 1979 - Steve Kemp: 318 average; .543 slugging; 26 home runs; 105 RBIs
  • 1978 - Ron LeFlore: Led AL in stolen bases (68) and runs (126)
  • 1977 - Ron LeFlore: .325 average; 212 hits; 100 runs
  • 1976 - Mark Fidrych: Year of the Bird; 19 wins; 2.34 ERA; Rookie of the Year Award; No. 2 in AL Cy Young voting
  • 1975 - Willie Horton: 25 home runs; 92 RBIs
  • 1974 - Al Kaline: Kaline's final season; 3,000th hit
  • 1973 - John Hiller: 1.44 ERA; 65 games; No. 4 in AL MVP voting; AL Hutch Award
  • 1972 - Ed Brinkman: Gold Glove award at shortstop; .990 fielding percentage; No. 9 in AL MVP and CY Young voting
  • 1971 - Mickey Lolich: Led AL in wins (25) and strikeouts (308); No. 2 in Cy Young voting; No. 5 in AL MVP voting
  • 1970 - Tom Timmermann: 61 games; 43 games finished; 27 saves
  • 1969 - Denny McLain: 24 wins; 2.80 ERA; .727 win percentage
  • 1968 - Denny McLain: 31 wins; 1.96 ERA; .280 strikeouts; 838 win pct.; Cy Young and AL MVP awards
  • 1967 - Bill Freehan: Gold Glove award at catcher; .389 on base percentage; No. 3 in AL MVP voting
  • 1966 - Denny McLain: 20 wins; .727 win percentage; No. 15 in AL MVP voting
  • 1965 - Don Wert: .341 on base percentage; 331 assists at third base; No. 10 in AL MVP voting

Sporting News Sportsman of the Year

See: Sporting News#Sportsman of the Year

League leaders

Batting

Pitching

See also

Footnotes

  1. ^ In 1936, The Sporting News began The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award. (In 1986, TSN expanded the award to one for each league.) In 1959, the Associated Press began its AP Manager of the Year Award, which was discontinued in 2001. (From 1984 to 2000, the award was given to one manager in all of MLB.) In 1983, MLB began its own Manager of the Year Award (in each league). In 1998, Baseball Prospectus added a Manager of the Year award to its "Internet Baseball Awards" (one per league). In 2003, MLB added a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB) to its This Year in Baseball Awards. In 2007, the Rotary Club of Pittsburgh began its Chuck Tanner Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award (for all of MLB). (In 2010, it began a separate Chuck Tanner Collegiate Baseball Manager of the Year Award.) Baseball America also has a Manager of the Year award (for all of MLB). USA Today has a Manager of the Year award (one per league).
  2. ^ a b MLB appears to have dropped the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award as an official MLB award, after the 2006 season. Relief Man Award winners (1976–2006). (MLB.com/News/Awards/History/ ). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2009-08-30. Established in 1976, it does not appear on the MLB.com awards page for the most recent completed season. 2008 Awards (MLB.com/News/Awards/2008 Awards). MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2009-08-30. The MLB Delivery Man of the Year Award (sponsored by DHL) was first given in 2005 and does appear on the MLB.com awards page for the most recent completed season. Prior to both awards, in 1960, The Sporting News established its Fireman of the Year Award, to recognize the best closer from each league. In 2001, the award was broadened to include all relievers and was re-named The Sporting News Reliever of the Year Award. In 2002, MLB began its This Year in Baseball Awards (TYIB Awards) (for all of MLB, not for each league), including Pitcher of the Year and Setup Man of the Year. In 2004, a Closer of the Year category was added and "Pitcher of the Year" was re-named "Starting Pitcher of the Year".
  3. ^ a b c d The World Series Trophy was first awarded in 1967. In 1985, it was re-named the Commissioner's Trophy. From 1970 to 1984, the "Commissioner's Trophy" was the name of the award given to the All-Star Game MVP.
  4. ^ Tigers Awards (Tiger of the Year award winners are listed on bottom half of page). Detroit Tigers official website. MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Retrieved 2009-11-19.
  5. ^ http://detroit.tigers.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20091112&content_id=7658652&vkey=pr_det&fext=.jsp&c_id=det



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