Alan Trammell Quotes

Alan Stuart Trammell (born February 21, 1958) is an American former professional baseball shortstop, manager and coach. His entire 19-year playing career was with the Detroit Tigers. He currently serves as a special assistant to the General Manager of the Detroit Tigers. Trammell, nicknamed "Tram", played his entire career with the Tigers, highlighted by a World Series championship in 1984 over his hometown San Diego Padres and an American League East division championship in 1987. Although his arm was not overpowering, he had a quick release and made accurate throws, ultimately winning four Gold Glove awards. Trammell's defense perfectly complemented his double-play partner, Lou Whitaker. The two formed the longest continuous double-play combination in major league history, playing 19 seasons together. At the plate, Trammell was one of the best-hitting shortstops of his era and won three Silver Slugger awards. Trammell later served as Detroit's manager from 2003 through 2005. He also served as the interim manager for the Arizona Diamondbacks during the final three games of the 2014 season

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Alan Trammell


Losing gets old. It's just been a heck of a month, to be honest with you.

Alan Trammell


“I still feel he's going to play [again this season], ... but we'll make that determination when he moves farther [along].”

Alan Trammell


“In my opinion, it's a sleeping giant.”

Alan Trammell


“Like a lot of guys, Pudge has tried to do too much. Yes, he's a free swinger -- to a limit. This year he has expanded his zone.”

Alan Trammell


“You want to get that runner, ... Yes, they might still have runners on first and second with one out, but you will take your chances with that instead of letting the go-ahead run score that late.”

Alan Trammell


“This guy is so valuable, we want to make sure he's OK. Hopefully it's just one start.”

Alan Trammell


“In light of how things are going, this guy is too valuable. We want to make sure that he's OK. Hopefully, it's just one start.”

Alan Trammell


“He's too valuable to take any chances with.”

Alan Trammell


“I'm sure we'll discuss quite a few things, to be honest with you.”

Alan Trammell


“Really, I'm OK. I'm a big boy. I've been through enough that I understand how things are.”

Alan Trammell


“He's pitched better than that, there's no doubt about it. I think that's really it. Seven innings against the White Sox, I'll take that every time. He's given us all he's got. He deserves more.”

Alan Trammell


“This is a big win for the playoff situation,”

Alan Trammell


“Down the stretch, we've been struggling with our pitching staff, but he's taken the ball. He's been our best pitcher down the stretch when things have been tough. It means a lot, it really does. He continues to go out there like he did in 2003, no excuses, just give me the ball.”

Alan Trammell


“I don't think Jeremy was sharp. Velocity-wise he was fine, but location he was not. He didn't have it. We got pounded. Honestly, it could have been worse. We scored in three innings and all three times we gave up runs. It's another nail in the coffin for a team that is already kind of fragile. It was not pretty.”

Alan Trammell


“We're doing our job,”

Alan Trammell