Lou Whitaker

Lou Whitaker
Birthdate 05/12/1957
Death Date
Debut Year 1977
Year of Induction
Teams Tigers
Positions Designated Hitter, Second Base

Former Rookie of the Year, Lou Whitaker teamed with Alan Trammell from 1978-95 to form the longest running double-play combo in MLB history.

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Many believe Lou Whitaker's omission from Cooperstown is an egregious error

Many believe Lou Whitaker's omission from Cooperstown is an egregious error

Lou Whitaker had a 19-year big league career that many believe is worthy of Cooperstown. The second baseman thrived from the start, winning the 1978 AL Rookie of the Year Award. In receiving 21 of the 28 first-place votes, he outpaced future Hall of Famer Paul Molitor as
In 1986 all five Tigers infielder hit at least 20 homers

In 1986 all five Tigers infielder hit at least 20 homers

The 1986 Tiger infield slugged its way into baseball history. Catcher Lance Parish, first baseman Darrell Evans, shortstop Alan Trammel, third baseman Darnell Coles, and Whitaker each hit at least 20 home runs. It remains the only time in baseball history an infield has accomplished the feat. In the

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