97.1’s Jamie and Stoney ponder: Who is the most beloved athlete in Detroit sports history?

97.1 the Ticket’s Jamie and Stoney had an interesting debate this morning, wondering which athlete has been the most beloved in Detroit sports history:

Detroit Tigers fans have waited 17 years for Alan Trammell to make it into the Hall of Fame.

“I’m thrilled that both are getting in at the same time,” Jamie Samuelsen said, adding that no one would argue that Trammell is the best Detroit athlete of all time.

But is he the most beloved in history?

Co-host Mike “Stone” Stone answered: Alan Trammell and Steve Yzerman are the most beloved athletes he can remember seeing in Detroit.

He added that Trammell is special and so beloved, despite his lack of ability as manager, because people just don’t hold the manager years against him.

“Yzerman and Trammell are the two in my mind,” Stoney said.

Continued, and I’d argue that Steve Yzerman may be the most beloved Red Wing this side of Gordie Howe, but that’s just my opinion.

Who do you feel has been the most beloved Red Wings player?

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2 thoughts on “97.1’s Jamie and Stoney ponder: Who is the most beloved athlete in Detroit sports history?”

  1. Lou Whitikar – Tigers. He did it all. He was a gold glove for ever and was clutch from the plate.

    Gordie – wings. I met Gordie shortly after his last time playing professional while living in TC. That guy was a gem.

    Billy Sims – Lions. He got me excited about the lions as a kid. He was Sanders before there was a Sanders in Detroit. Too bad injuries shortened his career.

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