Newhouser was the best pitcher in franchise history but he's not one of the top 5 players. He has a statue because he's one of only two pitchers in Tigers history (Bunning) to ever make the hall of fame. Crawford, Heilmann, and Mickey Cochrane are higher level HOFers but Cochrane is an A's player and Crawford and Heilmann played before and just after Tiger Stadium opened so people don't give them their due. ETA: Willie Horton's statue isn't about baseball as much it is about what he did for Detroit in tough times. I don't think he deserved a statue and still don't but Willie is a Detroit guy through and through so I don't protest much.