Alan Trammell

 

* Alan Stuart Trammell (born February 21, 1958) is a retired American baseball shortstop of the Detroit Tigers from 1977 to 1996. Trammell, nicknamed "Tram", played his entire career with the Tigers, highlighted by a World Series championship in 1984 and an American League East division championship in 1987. An excellent defensive shortstop of the 1980s, Trammell had good range, soft hands and was smooth turning the double play. Although his arm was not overpowering, he had a quick release and made accurate throws. Trammell's defense perfectly complemented the play of his double play partner, Lou Whitaker. Trammell would later serve as the team's manager from 2003 through 2005. He currently is the bench coach for the Chicago Cubs.

Career highlights

  • 6-time All-Star (1980, 1984, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1990)
  • 4-time Gold Glove (1980, 1981, 1983, 1984)
  • 3-time Top 10 MVP (1984, 1987, 1988)
  • Collected both 200th hit of season and 1,500th career in same at bat (October 1, 1987)
  • Had a 21 game hit streak during the 1987 season.
  • Had a 20 game hit streak during the 1984 season.
  • Comeback Player of the Year (1983)
  • Sporting News AL Silver Slugger Team (1987, 1988, 1990)
  • Along with teammate Lou Whitaker holds AL record playing together (1,918 games). They also set the major league record by turning more double plays than any other shortstop-second baseman combination in the long history of professional baseball.
  • The Trammell–Whitaker duo twice won Gold Gloves together, joining a list of eight shortstop-second baseman duos have won the honor in the same season while playing together (1983, 1984).

 

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