Opening Day: Our Favorite Tigers!

A real tiger
A real tiger
Also not from Detroit (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Justin Verlander
Justin Verlander
Pitched the first no-hitter at Comerica Park in 2007 and was the 2006 A.L. Rookie of the Year. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Kirk Gibson
Kirk Gibson
Right Fielder for the Tigers from 1983 to 1987, he finished in the top 10 in home runs three times in his career. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
Cecil Fielder
Cecil Fielder
In his six years with Detroit, Fielder had four consecutive 30-homer and 100-RBI seasons. Mandatory Credit: Jonathan Daniel /Allsport
Lou Whitaker
Lou Whitaker
Sweet Lou played second base for the Tigers from 1977 to 1995 and was the 1978 A.L. Rookie of the Year. Credit: Ken Levine /Allsport
Alan Trammel
Alan Trammel
Played his entire career in Detroit - 20 years as a player and three as Manager. He was a six-time All Star and four-time Gold Glover and the Tigers' 1984 World Series MVP. (Photo by Tom Pidgeon/Getty Images)
Sparky Anderson
Sparky Anderson
The first Manager to win a World Series Championship in both leagues. He managed the Tigers from 1979 to 1995, won 2,194 games, five pennants, and three World Series titles. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Tony The
Tony The
Not from Detroit, still a favorite. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)
Al Kaline
Al Kaline
"Mr. Tiger" played his entire 22-year career in the Motor City. He's considered to be one of the greatest right fielders ever to play the game and was an 18-time All Star and 10-time Gold Glover. He was also a longtime Tiger broadcaster along with fellow Hall of Famer George Kell. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
Armando Galarraga
Armando Galarraga
Yes, he was traded. But he gets extra Tiger points for grace under pressure. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
Jim Joyce
Jim Joyce
Ha! Just making sure you're paying attention! (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Getty Images/Leon Halip
Comerica Park Getty Images/Leon Halip
Mickey Lolich
Mickey Lolich
No one will ever forget the 1968 World Series when this one-time Doughnut Maker Series MVP won three games for the Tigers against Bob Gibson and the St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Charlie Sheen
Charlie Sheen
Not a Tiger, but has tiger blood (Photo by Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images)
Mark Fidrych "The Bird"
Mark Fidrych "The Bird"
The fan favorite only played for the Tigers from 1976 to 1980, Mark brought back the excitement to the corner of Michigan and Trumbull with his mound antics -- talking to the baseball and doing his own landscape work around the pitching area. He was a two-time All Star and A.L. Rookie of the Year in 1976. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Ernie Harwell
Ernie Harwell
No man ever embodied the spirit of baseball and general hospitality more than this Hall of Fame broadcaster who joined the Tigers in 1960 and retired on his own terms in 2002. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
George Kell
George Kell
Played seven years in Detroit and was a five-time All Star at third base. He joined fellow Tiger and Hall of Famer Al Kaline in the broadcast booth from 1975 to 1996. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Jack Morris
Jack Morris
254 lifetime wins, won a World Series with three different teams (including the Tigers in 1984), five-time All Star selection, 2,478 strikeouts. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
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