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All-Time Lineups Matchup No. 6: Tigers vs. Indians

By January 22, 2012

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Their states are huge rivals in college football, and a little friendlier on the baseball diamond. A little.

The latest matchup in the All-Time Lineups series is the Detroit Tigers vs. the Cleveland Indians, and as two of the original American League teams, both teams have Hall of Famers all across their lineups.

A look at the starting lineups, picking the best at each position in any one season. (As always, click the team name for the full lineups, stats and arguments.)

Indians

  1. Napoleon Lajoie 2B (1904, .376, 5 HR, 102 RBI)
  2. Tris Speaker CF (1923, .380-17-130)
  3. Jim Thome 1B (2002, .304, 52-118)
  4. Albert Belle LF (1994, .357-36-101)
  5. Manny Ramirez RF (2000, .351-38-122)
  6. Al Rosen 3B (1953, .335-43-145)
  7. Lou Boudreau SS (1948, .355-18-106)
  8. Travis Hafner DH (2006, .308-42-117)
  9. Sandy Alomar C (1997, .324-21-83)

Starting pitcher: Bob Feller (1946, 26-15, 2.18 ERA)

Tigers

  • Ty Cobb CF (1911, .420-8-127)
  • Charlie Gehringer 2B (1937, .371-14-96)
  • Alan Trammell SS (1987, .343-28-105)
  • Hank Greenberg 1B (1937, .315-58-146)
  • Rocky Colavito LF (1961-.290-45-140)
  • Harry Heilmann RF (1923, .403-18-115)
  • Ivan Rodriguez C (2004, .334-19-86)
  • Victor Martinez DH (2011, .330-12-103)
  • George Kell 3B (1956, .340-8-101)

Starting pitcher: Denny McLain (1968, 31-6, 1.96 ERA)

Comments

January 22, 2012 at 2:37 pm
(1) Dave says:

The Tigers, hands down!

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