Michigan’s Best Baseball Players

For a lot of people where we come from is a point of pride. When we meet someone who hales from the same place as us there is often a sense of comradery. If you were born and raised in Michigan two of the best Tigers in history are home grown.


All-Time Players

Position Players

Charlie Gehringer, 2B

Charlie Gehringer

Fowlerville, MI

Teams: Detroit Tigers

Awards: 1949 Hall of Fame inductee, 1937 AL MVP, 6-time All-Star


Kirk Gibson, OF

Kirk Gibson

Pontiac, MI

Teams: Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Kansas City Royals, Pittsburgh Pirates

Awards: 1988 NL MVP, 1984 ALCS MVP


Bobby Grich, 2B

Bobby Grich

Muskegon, MI

Teams: Baltimore Orioles, California Angels

Awards: 6-time All-Star, 4-time Gold Glove winner


Ted Simmons, C

Ted Simmons

Highland Park, MI

Teams: St. Louis Cardinals, Milwaukee Brewers, Atlanta Braves

Awards: 8-time All-Star



Jim Abbott, LHP

Jim Abbott

Flint, MI

Teams: California Angels, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers



Hal Newhouser, LHP

Hal Newhouser

Detroit, MI

Teams: Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians

Awards: 1992 Hall of Fame inductee, 1944 & 1945 AL MVP, 6-time All-Star,


John Smoltz, RHP

John Smoltz

Detroit, MI

Teams: Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, St. Louis Cardinals

Awards: 2015 Hall of Fame inductee, 1996 NL CY Young, 8-time All-Star, 1992 NLCS MVP



All places of birth based on baseballreference.com


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