Alan Trammell, Baseball Hall of Fame, World Series MVP

Birthdate: February 21

Alan Trammell debuted with the Detroit Tigers in 1977 at 19 years of age; one year younger than his keystone base battery mate Lou Whittaker. In 1978 Whittaker won the American League Rookie of the Year Award in a landslide vote over Paul Molitor, Carney Lansford, Rich Gale, and Trammell. In the summer of 2018 Trammell will join Molitor in the Baseball Hall of Fame after being selected by the Veterans Committee.

Like most HOF inductees selected by the Veterans Committee, Trammell’s record is questioned as being HOF worthy. The only major award of his career was as MVP of the 1984 World Series in which the Tigers defeated the San Diego Padres in 5 games and Trammell went 9 for 20 with 6 RBI and 2 HR. He twice led the American League in Sacrifice Hits, but never in any other offensive or defensive category. To be certain, 6 All Star Game appearances, 4 Gold Gloves, and 3 Silver Slugger awards spread over a 20 year career are nothing to sneeze at. However, Trammell’s fate was to play Major League Baseball at the same time as fellow American League shortstops Cal Ripken and Robin Yount, both of whom were first-ballot HOF inductees with four American League MVP Awards between them and the standard by which all shortstops are measured.

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Dave Winfield, Hall of Fame

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Roberto Alomar, Hall of Fame

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Andre Dawson, Hall of Fame

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Cal Ripken, Jr., Hall of Fame

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Batting Title Winners

The mind-game duel between batter and pitcher is my favorite nuance of the sport. Sure, home runs are exciting, but I much prefer watching a batter work a deep count, making the pitcher come to him, taking what is given, and putting the ball into play. Likewise, I enjoy watching a good batter walk away from the plate, shaking his head, after striking out looking on a pitch he was not expecting. A perfectly executed hit and run is the most exciting play in baseball. A seeing eye grounder or dead quail single that breaks up a no-hitter is both heart breaking and satisfying when most batters are successful less than 30% of the time. Seeing a defense play a batter straight away speaks volumes about his batting prowess and lack of predictability. Seeing that same batter caught in a corkscrew whiff on a third-strike breaking pitch is a humble reminder that success in the batters box is the exception rather than the norm. So here’s to the batters who dare to dig in, face the heat, and, hopefully, give us that wonderful crack of the bat that keeps us coming back for more.

Year National League BA American League BA
2017 Charlie Blackmon    (COL) .331 Jose Altuve (HOU) .346
2016 DJ LeMahieu (COL) .348 Jose Altuve (HOU) .338
2015 Dee Gordon    (MIA) .333 Miguel Cabrera (DET) .338
2014 Justin Morneau    (COL) .319 Jose Altuve (HOU) .341
2013 Michael Cuddyer (COL) .331 Miguel Cabrera (DET) .348
2012 Buster Posey (SFG) .336 Miguel Cabrera (DET) .330
2011 Jose Reyes    (NYM) .337 Miguel Cabrera (DET) .344
2010 Carlos Gonzalez    (COL) .336 Josh Hamilton    (TEX) .359
2009 Hanley Ramirez (FLA) .342 Joe Mauer    (MIN) .365
2008 Chipper Jones       (ATL) .364 Joe Mauer    (MIN) .328
2007 Matt Holliday (COL) .340 Magglio Ordonez (DET) .363
2006 Freddy Sanchez (PIT) .344 Joe Mauer    (MIN) .347
2005 Derrek Lee (CHC) .335 Michael Young (TEX) .331
2004 Barry Bonds    (SFG) .362 Ichiro Suzuki    (SEA) .372
2003 Albert Pujols (STL) .359 Bill Mueller    (BOS) .326
2002 Barry Bonds    (SFG) .370 Manny Ramirez (BOS) .349
2001 Larry Walker    (COL) .350 Ichiro Suzuki    (SEA) .350
2000 Todd Helton    (COL) .372 Nomar Garciaparra (BOS) .372
1999 Larry Walker    (COL) .379 Nomar Garciaparra (BOS) .357
1998 Larry Walker    (COL) .363 Bernie Williams    (NYY) .339
1997 Tony Gwynn       (SDP) .372 Frank Thomas    (CHW) .347
1996 Tony Gwynn       (SDP) .353 Alex Rodriguez (SEA) .358
1995 Tony Gwynn       (SDP) .368 Edgar Martinez (SEA) .356
1994 Tony Gwynn       (SDP) .394 Paul O’Neill    (NYY) .359
1993 Andres Galarraga (COL) .370 John Olerud    (TOR) .363
1992 Gary Sheffield (SDP) .330 Edgar Martinez (SEA) .343
1991 Terry Pendleton    (ATL) .319 Julio Franco (TEX) .341
1990 Willie McGee    (STL) .335 George Brett       (KCR) .329
1989 Tony Gwynn       (SDP) .336 Kirby Puckett    (MIN) .339
1988 Tony Gwynn       (SDP) .313 Wade Boggs       (BOS) .366
1987 Tony Gwynn       (SDP) .370 Wade Boggs       (BOS) .363
1986 Tim Raines       (MON) .334 Wade Boggs       (BOS) .357
1985 Willie McGee    (STL) .353 Wade Boggs       (BOS) .368
1984 Tony Gwynn       (SDP) .351 Don Mattingly    (NYY) .343
1983 Bill Madlock (PIT) .323 Wade Boggs       (BOS) .361
1982 Al Oliver    (MON) .331 Willie Wilson    (KCR) .332
1981 Bill Madlock (PIT) .341 Carney Lansford (BOS) .336
1980 Bill Buckner    (CHC) .324 George Brett       (KCR) .390
1979 Keith Hernandez    (STL) .344 Fred Lynn    (BOS) .333
1978 Dave Parker    (PIT) .334 Rod Carew       (MIN) .333
1977 Dave Parker    (PIT) .338 Rod Carew       (MIN) .388
1976 Bill Madlock (CHC) .339 George Brett       (KCR) .333
1975 Bill Madlock (CHC) .354 Rod Carew       (MIN) .359
1974 Ralph Garr    (ATL) .353 Rod Carew       (MIN) .364
1973 Pete Rose    (CIN) .338 Rod Carew       (MIN) .350
1972 Billy Williams       (CHC) .333 Rod Carew       (MIN) .318
1971 Joe Torre    (STL) .363 Tony Oliva    (MIN) .337
1970 Rico Carty (ATL) .366 Alex Johnson (CAL) .329
1969 Pete Rose    (CIN) .348 Rod Carew       (MIN) .332
1968 Pete Rose    (CIN) .335 Carl Yastrzemski      (BOS) .301
1967 Roberto Clemente    (PIT) .357 Carl Yastrzemski  (BOS) .326
1966 Matty Alou    (PIT) .342 Frank Robinson    (BAL) .316
1965 Roberto Clemente    (PIT) .329 Tony Oliva    (MIN) .321
1964 Roberto Clemente    (PIT) .339 Tony Oliva    (MIN) .323
1963 Tommy Davis (LAD) .326 Carl Yastrzemski      (BOS) .321
1962 Tommy Davis (LAD) .346 Pete Runnels    (BOS) .326
1961 Roberto Clemente    (PIT) .351 Norm Cash    (DET) .361