Season Information
Team Name
1987 Detroit Tigers
League
American League
Division
East
Calendar
Location
W-L Record
98-64 (.605)   GBL: -0
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
1 / 1 / 1
Runs For/Against
896 / 735   Diff: +161
Playoffs
Lost ALCS (Twins)
Playoff Series
Lost ALCS (Twins)
Playoff Series
ALCS vs MIN (L 4-1)
General Manager(s)
Manager(s)
Ballpark
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Attendance
Attendance Rank
12
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
1987-12-30Mike BrownSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.OF-P6-2195RR1959-12-29San Francisco,CA
1980-  7- 176-CAL
MLB1983-19881980-1989
1987-12-29Jack MorrisSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P-DH6-3200RR1955-05-16St. Paul,MN
1976-  5-  98-DET
MLB1977-19941976-1996
1987-12-14Larry HerndonSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.OF-DH6-3195RR1953-11-03Sunflower,MS
1971-  3-  56-SLN
MLB1974-19881971-1988
1987-12-08Dave BeardSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-5215LR1959-10-02Atlanta,GA
1977-  6- 147-OAK
MLB1980-19891977-1989
1987-12-05Gary PettisTraded by Angels to Tigers for Dan Petry.OF-3B6-1160BR1958-04-03Oakland,CA
1979-  6- 141-CAL
MLB1982-19921979-1993
1987-12-05Dan PetryTraded by Tigers to Angels for Gary Pettis.P6-4200RR1958-11-13Palo Alto,CA
1976-  4-  74-DET
MLB1979-19911976-1991
1987-12-01Mike HeathSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.C-OF5-11190RR1955-02-05Tampa,FL
1973-  2-  37-NYA
MLB1978-19911973-1992
1987-11-09Larry HerndonReleased by Tigers.OF-DH6-3195RR1953-11-03Sunflower,MS
1971-  3-  56-SLN
MLB1974-19881971-1988
1987-10-16Johnny GrubbReleased by Tigers.OF-DH6-3188LR1948-08-04Richmond,VA
1971-  1-  23-SDN
MLB1972-19871971-1988
1987-10-16Nate SnellReleased by Tigers.P6-4190RR1952-09-02Orangeburg,SC
1975- 22- 519-ATL
MLB1984-19871977-1988
1987-10-16Dwight LowryReleased by Tigers.C-1B6-3210LR1957-10-23Lumberton,NC
1980- 11- 278-DET
MLB1984-19881980-1990
1987-10-05Stan ClarkeTraded by Mariners to Tigers for Bruce Fields.P6-1180LL1960-08-09Toledo,OH
1981-  6- 134-TOR
MLB1983-19901981-1991
1987-10-05Bruce FieldsTraded by Tigers to Mariners for Stan Clarke.OF-DH6-0185LR1960-10-06Cleveland,OH
1978-  7- 168-DET
MLB1986-19891978-1991
1987-09-22Dickie NolesSent to Tigers by Cubs for future considerations.P6-2190RR1956-11-19Charlotte,NC
1975-  4-  84-PHI
MLB1979-19901975-1990
1987-09-07John KielySigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.P6-3210RR1964-10-04Boston,MA
1987-  0-   0-DET
MLB1991-19931988-1995
1987-08-13John SmoltzTraded by Tigers to Braves for RHP Doyle AlexanderP6-3220RR1967-05-15Warren,MI
1985- 22- 574-DET
MLB1988-20091986-2009
1987-08-12Doyle AlexanderTraded by Braves to Tigers for John Smoltz.P6-3200RR1950-09-04Cordova,AL
1968-  9- 185-LAN
MLB1971-19891968-1989
1987-08-12John SmoltzTraded by Tigers to Braves for Doyle Alexander.P6-3220RR1967-05-15Warren,MI
1985- 22- 574-DET
MLB1988-20091986-2009
1987-08-12Morris MaddenTraded by Tigers with Darnell Coles to Pirates for Jim Morrison.P6-0155LL1960-08-31Laurens,SC
1979- 24- 617-LAN
MLB1987-19891979-1990
1987-08-07Darnell ColesTraded by Tigers with Morris Madden to Pirates for Jim Morrison.3B-SS6-1185RR1962-06-02San Bernardino,CA
1980-  1-   6-SEA
MLB1983-19971980-1997
1987-08-07Jim MorrisonTraded by Pirates to Tigers for Morris Madden and Darnell Coles.3B-2B5-11186RR1952-09-23Pensacola,FL
1974-  5-  99-PHI
MLB1977-19881974-1988
1987-06-30John PacellaPurchased by Yokohama Bay Stars (Japan Central) from Tigers.P6-3195RR1956-09-15Brooklyn,NY
1974-  4-  89-NYN
MLB1977-19861974-1988
1987-06-26Shawn HolmanTraded by Pirates with Pete Rice to Tigers for Terry Harper.P6-2185RR1964-11-10Sewickley,PA
1982- 14- 347-PIT
MLB1989-19891982-1996
1987-06-26Terry HarperTraded by Tigers to Pirates for Pete Rice and Shawn Holman.OF-SS6-4195RR1955-04-19Douglasville,GA
1973- 16- 370-ATL
MLB1980-19871973-1987
1987-06-22Karl BestTraded by Mariners to Tigers for Bryan Kelly.P6-4210RR1959-03-06Aberdeen,WA
1977- 12- 312-SEA
MLB1983-19881978-1988
1987-06-22Bryan KellyTraded by Tigers to Mariners for Karl Best.P6-2195RR1959-02-24Silver Spring,MD
1981-  6- 146-DET
MLB1986-19871981-1987
1987-06-18Ron MeridithPurchased by Tigers from Rangers.P6-0175LL1956-11-26San Pedro,CA
1978-  4-  89-HOU
MLB1984-19871978-1988
1987-06-07Rudy PembertonSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Tigers.OF-RF6-1185RR1969-12-17San Pedro de Macoris,DR
1987-  0-   0-DET
MLB1995-19971988-2005
1987-06-04Bill MadlockSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.3B-2B5-11185RR1951-01-12Memphis,TN
1970-  5-  97-WS2
MLB1973-19871970-1987
1987-05-05Orlando MercadoTraded by Tigers to Dodgers for Balvino Galvez.C-1B6-0195RR1961-11-07Arecibo,PR
1978-  0-   0-SEA
MLB1982-19901978-1994
1987-05-05Balvino GalvezTraded by Dodgers to Tigers for Orlando Mercado.P6-0170RR1964-03-31San Pedro de Macoris,DR
1981-  0-   0-LAN
MLB1986-19861982-1993
1987-03-24Orlando MercadoTraded by Rangers to Tigers for Ruben Guzman.C-1B6-0195RR1961-11-07Arecibo,PR
1978-  0-   0-SEA
MLB1982-19901978-1994
1987-03-23Brian HarperReleased by Tigers.C-OF6-2206RR1959-10-16Los Angeles,CA
1977-  4-  85-CAL
MLB1979-19951977-2000
1987-03-20Carlos RodriguezPurchased by Yankees from Mexico City Tigers (Mexican).SS-2B5-9160BR1967-11-01Mexico City,MX
1987-  0-   0-NYA
MLB1991-19951987-2003
1987-02-24Darrell EvansSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.3B-1B6-2205LR1947-05-26Pasadena,CA
1967-  7- 132-KC1
MLB1969-19891967-1989
1987-02-04Bill LaskeySigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-5190RR1957-12-20Toledo,OH
1978-  2-  27-KCA
MLB1982-19881978-1991
1987-02-04Mike StenhouseSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.OF-1B6-1195LR1958-05-29Pueblo,CO
1980-  1-   4-MON
MLB1982-19861980-1987
1987-02-02Nate SnellSigned as Free Agent by Tigers.P6-4190RR1952-09-02Orangeburg,SC
1975- 22- 519-ATL
MLB1984-19871977-1988
1987-01-27Randy O'NealTraded by Tigers with Chuck Cary to Braves for Freddy Tiburcio and Terry Harper.P6-2195RR1960-08-30Ashland,KY
1981-  1-  15-DET
MLB1984-19901981-1995
1987-01-27Terry HarperTraded by Braves with Freddy Tiburcio to Tigers for Chuck Cary and Randy O'Neal.OF-SS6-4195RR1955-04-19Douglasville,GA
1973- 16- 370-ATL
MLB1980-19871973-1987
1987-01-27Chuck CaryTraded by Tigers with Randy O'Neal to Braves for Freddy Tiburcio and Terry Harper.P6-4210LL1960-03-03Whittier,CA
1981-  7- 172-DET
MLB1985-19931981-1993
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Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Transaction Description Full description of the transaction as entered in the database Pos Defensive Position Ht Height Wt Weight Ba Bats Th Throws Born Date Date of Birth for Player Place of Birth City,State or City,Country for birthplace Draft Info Year-DraftRound-Overall-Drafted by Team Abbreviation. Click the link to view picks for that round. Indicates most recent draft instance HiLvl Highest Level Reached MLB Years Up-to-date Range of Years played Stat Years Available range of years of statistics within the TBC system