Season Information
Team Name
1956 Detroit Tigers
League
American League
Division
-
Calendar
Location
W-L Record
82-72 (.532)   GBL: -15
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
5 / 5 / 8
Runs For/Against
789 / 699   Diff: +90
Playoffs
dnq
Playoff Series
dnq
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Manager(s)
Ballpark
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Attendance
Attendance Rank
6
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
0
Years Active
1901-2020
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MLB Transactions on this Date

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TranxDatePlayer NameTransaction DescriptionPosHtWtBaThBorn DatePlace Of BirthDraft InfoHiLvlMLB YearsStat Years
1956-12-06Mel ClarkPurchased by Tigers from Senators.OF-3B6-0180RR1926-07-07Letart,WV
MLB1951-19571951-1957
1956-12-06Jim RobertsonTraded by Tigers with Bobby Tiefenauer to Toronto (International) for Don Griffin and Archie Wilson.C5-9183RR1928-01-29Chicago,IL
MLB1954-19551954-1955
1956-12-06Bobby TiefenauerTraded by Tigers with Jim Robertson to Toronto (International) for Don Griffin and Archie Wilson.P6-2185RR1929-10-10Desloge,MO
MLB1952-19681952-1968
1956-12-06Archie WilsonTraded by Toronto (International) with Don Griffin to Tigers for Jim Robertson and Bobby Tiefenauer.OF6-0175RR1923-11-25Los Angeles,CA
MLB1951-19521951-1952
1956-12-05Eddie RobinsonTraded by Athletics with Bill Harrington, Jack Crimian and Jim Finigan to Tigers for Wayne Belardi, Virgil Trucks, Gene Host, Ned Garver and Cash.1B6-2210LR1920-12-15Paris,TX
MLB1942-19571942-1957
1956-12-05Jim FiniganTraded by Athletics with Eddie Robinson, Bill Harrington and Jack Crimian to Tigers for Wayne Belardi, Virgil Trucks, Gene Host, Ned Garver and Cash.3B-2B5-11175RR1928-08-19Quincy,IL
MLB1954-19591954-1959
1956-12-05Jack CrimianTraded by Athletics with Eddie Robinson, Bill Harrington and Jim Finigan to Tigers for Wayne Belardi, Virgil Trucks, Gene Host, Ned Garver and Cash.P5-10180RR1926-02-17Philadelphia,PA
MLB1951-19571951-1957
1956-12-05Bill HarringtonTraded by Athletics with Eddie Robinson, Jack Crimian and Jim Finigan to Tigers for Wayne Belardi, Virgil Trucks, Gene Host, Ned Garver and Cash.P5-11160RR1927-10-03Sanford,NC
MLB1953-19561953-1956
1956-12-05Wayne BelardiTraded by Tigers with Virgil Trucks, Gene Host, Ned Garver and Cash to Athletics for Eddie Robinson, Bill Harrington, Jack Crimian and Jim Finigan.1B-OF6-1185LL1930-09-05St. Helena,CA
MLB1950-19561950-1956
1956-12-05Virgil TrucksTraded by Tigers with Wayne Belardi, Gene Host, Ned Garver and Cash to Athletics for Eddie Robinson, Bill Harrington, Jack Crimian and Jim Finigan.P5-11198RR1917-04-26Birmingham,AL
MLB1941-19581941-1958
1956-12-05Ned GarverTraded by Tigers with Wayne Belardi, Virgil Trucks, Gene Host and Cash to Athletics for Eddie Robinson, Bill Harrington, Jack Crimian and Jim Finigan.P-OF5-10180RR1925-12-25Ney,OH
MLB1948-19611948-1961
1956-12-05Gene HostTraded by Tigers with Wayne Belardi, Virgil Trucks, Ned Garver and Cash to Athletics for Eddie Robinson, Bill Harrington, Jack Crimian and Jim Finigan.P5-11190BL1933-01-01Leeper,PA
MLB1956-19571956-1957
1956-12-03Eddie PhillipsSelected by Tigers from Cardinals in the minor league draft.H6-1180BR1931-07-08St. Louis,MO
MLB1953-19531953-1953
1956-12-03Bob ThorpeSelected by Tigers from Braves in the minor league draft.OF6-1190RR1926-11-19Caryville,FL
MLB1951-19531951-1953
1956-10-22Walt MastersonReleased by Tigers.P6-2189RR1920-06-22Philadelphia,PA
MLB1939-19561939-1956
1956-09-17Dick MarloweClaimed on waivers by White Sox from Tigers.P6-2170RR1929-06-27Hickory,NC
MLB1951-19561951-1956
1956-06-27Don LeeSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.P6-4210RR1934-02-26Globe,AZ
MLB1957-19661957-1966
1956-06-26Kent HadleySigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.1B6-3190LL1934-12-17Pocatello,ID
1956-  0-   0-DET
MLB1958-19601958-1960
1956-05-15Jim DelsingTraded by Tigers with Fred Hatfield to White Sox for Harry Byrd, Jim Brideweser and Bob Kennedy.OF5-10175LR1925-11-13Rudolph,WI
MLB1948-19601948-1960
1956-05-15Fred HatfieldTraded by Tigers with Jim Delsing to White Sox for Harry Byrd, Jim Brideweser and Bob Kennedy.3B-2B6-1171LR1925-03-18Lanett,AL
MLB1950-19581950-1958
1956-05-15Jim BrideweserTraded by White Sox with Harry Byrd and Bob Kennedy to Tigers for Jim Delsing and Fred Hatfield.SS-2B6-0165RR1927-02-13Lancaster,OH
MLB1951-19571951-1957
1956-05-15Bob KennedyTraded by White Sox with Harry Byrd and Jim Brideweser to Tigers for Jim Delsing and Fred Hatfield.OF-3B6-2193RR1920-08-18Chicago,IL
MLB1939-19571939-1957
1956-05-15Harry ByrdTraded by White Sox with Jim Brideweser and Bob Kennedy to Tigers for Jim Delsing and Fred Hatfield.P6-1188RR1925-02-03Darlington,SC
MLB1950-19571950-1957
1956-05-11Walt MastersonSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-2189RR1920-06-22Philadelphia,PA
MLB1939-19561939-1956
1956-04-09Joe ColemanReleased by Tigers.P---200RR1922-07-30Medford,MA
MLB1942-19551942-1955
1956-04-05Babe BirrerClaimed on waivers by Orioles from Tigers.P6-0195RR1928-07-04Buffalo,NY
MLB1955-19581955-1958
1956-01-01Fred GladdingSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.P6-0225LR1936-06-28Flat Rock,MI
1956-  0-   0-DET
MLB1961-19731956-1973
1956-01-01Howie KoplitzSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.P5-11195RR1938-05-04Oshkosh,WI
1956-  0-   0-DET
MLB1961-19661961-1966
1956-01-01Frank KostroSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.3B-OF6-2190RR1937-08-04Windber,PA
1956-  0-   0-DET
MLB1962-19691962-1969
1956-01-01Phil ReganSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.P6-3200RR1937-04-06Otsego,MI
1956-  0-   0-DET
MLB1960-19721960-1972
1956-01-01Buck RodgersSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.C-OF6-2195BR1938-08-16Delaware,OH
1956-  0-   0-DET
MLB1961-19691961-1977
1956-01-01Gordon SeyfriedSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.P6-0185RR1937-07-04Long Beach,CA
1956-  0-   0-DET
MLB1963-19641963-1964
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