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Alan Stuart Trammell is a retired American baseball shortstop of the Detroit Tigers from 1977 to 1996. Trammell, nicknamed "Tram", had a successful playing career with the Tigers, highlighted by a World Series championship in 1984 and an American League East division championship in 1987. One of the best defensive shortstops 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 solid, steady defense perfectly complemented the play of his double play partner, Lou Whitaker, with whom Trammell formed the most enduring keystone-combination in Major League Baseball history. He would later serve as the team's manager from 2003 through 2005. He currently is the bench coach for the Chicago Cubs.