Lolich signed with the Tigers as a free agent in 1958 and made his major league debut in 1963. During his first season in 1964, he racked up 18 wins with 192 strikeouts. Lolich played a major part in the Tigers’ multiple pennant races in the late 1960s. He was known for his consistency having won 14 or more games over ten consecutive seasons, including 25 wins in 1971. He even had 200 or more strikeouts seven times during his career.