Tom Veryzer

Veryzer became the Tigers’ shortstop in 1975, when he was named to the Topps‘ Rookie All-Star team, and remained through 1977. Supplanted by Alan Trammell, he was traded to the Indians for Charlie Spikes. In four seasons as a starter for Cleveland, he twice batted .271. Despite an adequate bat and a good glove, he never put solid seasons back to back, partly due to injuries.