Top 5 Greatest Shortstops in Tigers History

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Detroit Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias is looking like he will start at the shortstop position for Detroit when the 2015 season gets underway on April 6th. Iglesias missed all of 2014 because of shin injuries, but has been rehabbing and working hard to hopefully stay healthy by Opening Day. The Tigers faithful are really looking forward to seeing the young shortstop get back on the field so he show off his wizard-like fielding skills. The team continues to improve on defense, and having Iglesias turning double plays with second baseman Ian Kinsler will aid the Tigers in 2015 in hopes of winning a championship.

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I think people are most excited to see the middle infield players occupying number #1 and #3. Something about seeing that pairing reminds us of a certain double play tandem in Tigers history that played together on the field for 15 seasons and brought home a title to Detroit in 1984.

Iglesias is a magician with the glove. Every shortstop has to be, they are viewed as the captain of the infield. The Tigers have had a number of players come in to play the position since their inaugural in 1901. With the season approaching and Tigers fans excited to see Iglesias again, we decided to look back on the best shortstops in Tigers history.

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Posted by Alex Muller
MSU Graduate. Just a city boy born and raised in south Detroit. Baseball is life, a pitcher at heart. Freelance writer for MIPrepZone (News-Herald, Press & Guide).