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.

Related articles:

Related pages on this website:

Thanks for reading and please consider subscribing to my blog, liking my page on Facebook, and/or following me on Twitter: @Big_Bubbo.

Here is a list of the Alan Trammell cards that I currently have in inventory. Send an email message to BigBubbo@yahoo.com about any cards you wish to purchase or talk trade. I personally collect Bob Gibson, Roberto Clemente, Tom Seaver, St. Louis Cardinals – especially from the 60’s, 1969 and 1986 New York Mets, and 1985 Kansas City Royals.

 

Big Cat and Tram_NEW

Alan Trammell 2Alan Trammell 2_0007Alan Trammell 2_0006Alan Trammell 2_0005Alan Trammell 2_0004Alan Trammell 2_0003Alan Trammell 2_0002Alan Trammell 2_0001Alan Trammell 1Alan Trammell 1_0007Alan Trammell 1_0006Alan Trammell 1_0005Alan Trammell 1_0004Alan Trammell 1_0003Alan Trammell 1_0002Alan Trammell 1_0001

Advertisements

Author: Big Bubbo

I wear and have worn several different hats over the course of my life: minister, librarian, college administrator, college professor, entrepreneur, researcher, and technology enthusiast. I like to write, explore, bike, cook, watch baseball, and much more. The days are filled!

One thought on “Alan Trammell, Baseball Hall of Fame, World Series MVP”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s