Detroit Tigers World Series leaders

Mickey Lolich is the last pitcher to start and win three games in a World Series. He did it for the Detroit Tigers in 1968.

Detroit is playing its 11th World Series. As always, win or lose, some Tigers will shine brighter than others in the fall classic. Here are the top Detroit performers in each of the Tigers’ previous World Series.

2006 vs. St. Louis (Cardinals won in 5 games)
Batting: Sean Casey, .529 (9-17)
Home Runs: Sean Casey and Craig Monroe, 2
RBI: Sean Casey, 5
Pitching (W-L): Kenny Rogers (1-0)

1984 vs. San Diego (Tigers won in 5 games)
Batting: Alan Trammell, .450 (9-20)
Home Runs: Alan Trammell and Kirk Gibson, 2
RBI: Kirk Gibson, 7
Pitching (W-L): Jack Morris (2-0)

1968 vs. St. Louis (Tigers won in 7 games)
Batting: Al Kaline, .379 (11-29)
Home Runs: Al Kaline and Jim Northrup, 2
RBI: Al Kaline and Jim Northrup, 8
Pitching (W-L): Mickey Lolich (3-0)

1945 vs. Chicago (Tigers won in 7 games)
Batting: Doc Cramer, .379 (11-29)
Home Runs: Hank Greenberg, 2
RBI: Hank Greenberg, 7
Pitching (W-L): Hal Newhouser (2-1)

1940 vs. Cincinnati (Reds won in 7 games)
Batting: Bruce Campbell, .360 (9-25)
Home Runs: Four players with 1
RBI: Hank Greenberg and Pinky Higgins, 6
Pitching (W-L): Bobo Newsom (2-1)

1935 vs. Chicago (Tigers won in 6 games)
Batting: Pete Fox, .385 (10-26)
Home Runs: Hank Greenberg, 1
RBI: Pete Fox and Charlie Gehringer, 4
Pitching (W-L): Tommy Bridges (2-0)

1934 vs. St. Louis (Cardinals won in 7 games)
Batting: Charlie Gehringer, .379 (11-29)
Home Runs: Charlie Gehringer and Hank Greenberg, 1
RBI: Hank Greenberg, 7
Pitching (W-L): Elden Auker, Schoolboy Rowe, Tommy Bridges (1-1)

1909 vs. Pittsburgh (Pirates won in 7 games)
Batting: Jim Delahanty, .346 (9-26)
Home Runs: Davy Jones and Sam Crawford, 1
RBI: Ty Cobb, 5
Pitching (W-L): George Mullin (2-1)

1908 vs. Chicago (Cubs won in 5 games)
Batting: Ty Cobb, .368 (7-19)
Home Runs: 0
RBI: Ty Cobb, 4
Pitching (W-L): George Mullin (1-0)

1907 vs. Chicago (Cubs won in 4 games*)
Batting: Claude Rossman, .474 (9-19)
Home Runs: 0
RBI: Sam Crawford, 3
Pitching (W-L): 0

*The 1907 World Series included one tie game



About Richard Bak

Richard Bak grew up on Detroit's west side doing poor imitations of Dick McAuliffe's batting stance and Denny McLain's leg kick. He is a contributing writer to Hour Detroit magazine and the author of nearly 30 books, including biographies of Ty Cobb and Joe Louis. Bak's most recent books are The Big Jump, the story of Charles Lindbergh and the great New York-to-Paris air race of the 1920s, and Detroitland, a collection of his history pieces. He currently is finishing two more books of history: Soldier of Misfortune: The Execution of Private Eddie Slovik and Its Aftermath (DaCapo) and When Lions Were Kings: The Detroit Lions and the Fabulous Fifties (Wayne State University Press), both of which will be published in 2015.