Alan Trammell is one of the best players in the history of the Detroit Tigers franchise, and by far their greatest shortstop, playing his entire 20-year career with Detroit. Trammell was a fantastic defensive shortstop in his career, winning his first of four Gold Gloves in 1980. That was also his first of four All-Star appearances as Trammell hit .300 for the first time and scored 107 runs. In 1984, after another All-Star season by Trammell, the Tigers went to the World Series. In the World Series, Trammell hit .450 with two home runs and six RBI to go along with five runs. The Tigers won the World Series in five games and Trammell was named the MVP.
The best season in the shortstops career came in 1987 when he hit a career-high 28 home runs and 105 RBI with another career-high in his batting average of .343. Trammell was an All-Star that year and finished second in the MVP voting. Trammell was an All-Star five times and won three Silver Sluggers in his career. Trammell also formed one half of one of the best double-play combinations in MLB history as him and Lou Whitaker worked perfectly with one another.
Tigers fans should not hesitate to get their own autographed memorabilia from the best shortstop in the history of their franchise. Trammell had a fantastic career as the leader of the Tigers and was as solid of a baseball players as they come. Now that Trammell is going to be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2018, his certified authentic autographed memorabilia is sure to skyrocket in value.
Collecting Alan Trammell Memorabilia