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12.  Alan Trammell
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: February 21, 1958 in Garden Grove, CA USA
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 09, 1977
  • Final Game: September 29, 1996
  • Gold Glove - 1980
  • Gold Glove - 1981
  • Gold Glove - 1983
  • Gold Glove - 1984
  • World Series MVP - 1984
  • Silver Slugger - 1987
  • TSN All-Star - 1987
  • Silver Slugger - 1988
  • TSN All-Star - 1988
  • Silver Slugger - 1990
  • TSN All-Star - 1990
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As one half of the longest double play tandems (with Lou Whitaker), Alan Trammell was a solid shortstop who spent his entire career with the Detroit Tigers.  Trammell didn’t just play there; he excelled there and was a major reason that Detroit won the World Series in 1984.

During the 1980’s, Alan Trammell was one of the best shortstops in the league.  Defensively he was a four time Gold Glove and even as his skills started to erode he was a quick thinker and made few errors in the infield.  Trammell was a star with his bat as well, and though he was not a power hitter, he was in an era where shortstops were not known for their power anyway.  He hit for a good average and statistically speaking has a career that racks up with other Hall of Fame shortstops.

Alan was a leader on his team and his revered in Detroit for his accomplishments there.  He did successfully make his mark in the league but he may be being held by the offensive standards that the next generation of shortstops set.  Should the Hall lean towards the past of his position as opposed to his future, the chances of Alan Trammell will improve.

Should Alan Trammell be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 75%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 8.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Garden Grove, California, U.S.A.
  • Eligible In: Tuesday, 01 January 2002
  • Position: Short Stop
  • Played For: Detroit Tigers
  • Major Accolades and Awards: 1984 World Series MVP
    6 Time All Star (1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988 & 1990)
    Gold Gloves (4) (AL) (1980, 1981, 1983 & 1984)
    Silver Slugger (3) (AL) (1987, 1988 & 1990)
    World Series Rings (1) (Detroit Tigers, 1984)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten MVP Finishes:
    (AL: 1984, 9th), (AL: 1987 2nd) & (AL: 1988, 7th)
    5 Top Ten Finishes (Batting Average)
    4 Top Ten Finishes (On Base Percentage)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Slugging Percentage)
    3 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Scored)
    1 Top Ten Finishes (Most Hits)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Most Doubles)
    1 Top Ten Finish (Most Triples)
    2 Top Ten Finishes (Runs Batted In)
    6 Top Ten Finishes (WAR for Position Players)
    1 Top Ten Finish (OPS)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 34.  Defensive bWAR: 22.0
    62.  WAR for Position Players: 70.4
  • Vote Percentage Received for the Hall of Fame: 2002: 15.7
    2003: 14.1
    2004: 13.8
    2005: 16.9
    2006: 17.7
    2007: 13.4
    2008: 18.2
    2009: 17.4
    2010: 22.4
    2011: 24.3
  • Should be Inducted As A: Detroit Tiger

Should Alan Trammell be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 75%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 8.3%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 8.3%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 8.3%


0 #4 Sean DeMarco SeanAKADeViLzzz 2016-10-08 10:09
It is beyond ridiculous that he is not in the HOF. The guy hit over .300 seven times in his career with him hitting .329 at the age of 35. He hit .333 in the postseason and in the WS hit .450 and was MVP. Also he won 4 Gold Gloves ... so where is what keeps him out of the HOF?
0 #3 Darryl Tahirali 2016-07-18 20:31
Trammell's only hope now lies with a future Expansion Era Committee or whatever it may be called. The way those committees have been going, he probably doesn't face a better chance than he did on the writers' ballot.

But he is a Hall of Fame-caliber shortstop.
0 #2 Eddie 2016-01-06 15:09
Alan Trammell should become a new member of the baseball hall of fame next month because he deserved it more then some of the players going in now this is nothing but a big publicity thing- if you do not play in New York, with one of the teams in California you will never getin
-3 #1 Darryl Tahirali -0001-11-30 00:00
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