- B-453-84 (Milo Stewart, Jr./National Baseball Hall of Fame), Phil Niekro (left) greets members of Team Knucksie, including Alan Trammell (center), before the 2015 Hall of Fame Classic Game in Cooperstown. “I’m smiling and I’m thankful now that he’s being brought back into the picture.

Seasons played: Trammell 20 (1977-96) | Larkin 19 ('86-2004)Games played: Trammell 2,293 | Larkin 2,180Hits: Trammell 2,365 | Larkin 2,340Home runs: Larkin 198 | Trammell 185RBI: Trammell 1,003 | Larkin 960Total Zone defensive runs: Trammell 81 | Larkin 28OPS+: Larkin 116 | Trammell 110WAR: Trammell 70.4 | Larkin 70.2JAWS score: Trammell 57.5 | Larkin 56.6. In many ways, Trammell appears more excited and nervous about Whitaker’s chance for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame than he was for his own consideration two years ago. “I’m hoping.”

• JAWS, a system developed by Jay Jaffe, measures a player's Hall credentials by comparing his career and peak production with others at his position. I was going to Orlando. And so, we’ll see. That number puts him right in the same range as two shortstops who easily made the Hall of Fame (Ozzie Smith and Barry Larkin) and one who surely will get in on his first ballot (Derek Jeter).

It’s really hard to describe. Trammell's 57.5 JAWS score exceeds the 54.7 average of the 21 current Hall of Fame shortstops.

BL-2914.83 (National Baseball Hall of Fame Library), National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, 25 Main Street,Cooperstown, NY 13326Phone: 1-888-HALL-OF-FAME | 607-547-7200 | Fax: 607-547-0398, "He’s class; he’s the kind of guy you never had to tell to run a ball out. Trammell was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2018. At the same time, they had a willingness to sacrifice for the betterment of the team and for manager Sparky Anderson. Jason Beck has covered the Tigers for MLB.com since 2002. Read Beck's Blog and follow him on Twitter @beckjason. “It’s going to happen. For 20 seasons, Alan Trammell was the face of the Detroit Tigers. He made his big league debut at the age of 19 on Sept. 9, 1977, and by 1978 Trammell was the Tigers starting shortstop – finishing fourth in the American League Rookie of the Year voting. He’s hoping it’s a good-luck charm. Larkin enjoys a sizable advantage in stolen bases, but otherwise, the two appear to offer nearly identical statistical profiles. Trammell admits he didn’t put much hope into his own induction before then because the old format was so difficult. Unlike Trammell, who was on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame for 15 years and never came particularly close, Whitaker was one and done, selected on just 2.9 percent of ballots cast for the 2001 election. • Over a 20-year career with the Tigers that he began as a teenager in 1977, Trammell played 2,139 of his 2,202 games as a shortstop. • If you want to award bonus points for postseason play, Trammell has that covered. That season, Trammell became the first player in big league history to hit at least .340 with 28 home runs and 100 RBI in a season while playing at least half his games at shortstop. Just like two years ago, Trammell will be on a plane when the results are announced Sunday at 8 p.m. Trammell retired following the 1996 season with six All-Star Game selections, three Silver Slugger Awards and four Gold Glove Awards. ". His flight from Detroit to San Diego for the Winter Meetings doesn’t take off until the evening. Privacy Statement/Your California Privacy Rights. Represent the all-time greats and know your purchase plays a part in preserving baseball history. Meanwhile, Trammell ranked third in batting average, on-base percentage and OPS and fourth in slugging (all minimum 1,000 games), plus fourth in hits and walks. That ballot included eight current Hall of Famers, including Morris. He participated in the playoffs only twice, but in 1984 he hit .419/.500/.806 with three homers and nine RBIs in Detroit's eight-game championship run. Relive your cherished baseball memories and favorite moments from your team with your personalized membership card.

Unlike Trammell, who was on the Baseball Writers' Association of America ballot for the Hall of Fame for 15 years and never came particularly close, Whitaker was one and done, selected on just 2.9 percent of ballots cast for the 2001 election. “I wasn’t prepared. Trammell reached the 6.0-WAR mark six times, tied for the second most in history among shortstops. That ballot included eight current Hall … But after receiving 15.7 percent of the vote in his first year of eligiblity in 2002, Trammell never gained much traction, reaching a high of 36.8 percent in '12 before dropping back to 25.1 percent the last time around. I’m hoping it’s this year, but if not, just the fact that he’s getting talked about is huge, no doubt.”. DETROIT -- Alan Trammell will spend the weekend with kids at a baseball camp he runs with Lance Parrish, but his mind will be on another longtime teammate, Lou Whitaker. Three times he finished in the Top 10 in AL MVP voting.