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1972 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 86-70 .551
Rank: 1st in American League East
Run Differential: 558-514 + 44
Manager(s): Billy Martin
General Manager: Jim Campbell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,892,386 2/24
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Athletics)
Top Draft Pick: Jerry Manuel (#20) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Charlie Silvera
First Base Coach: Dick Tracewski
Pitching Coach: Art Fowler
Third Base Coach: Joe Schultz

#1 Draft Picks

Joe Coleman (#3), Jim Foor (#15)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8670.551--
8570.5480.5
8074.5195.0
7976.5106.5
7284.46214.0
6591.41721.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
4Aurelio Rodriguez3B2460165142
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5
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13
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562328104247114.236.272.356628.120.165.2663.7146.2214639
8Ed BrinkmanSS3051642105
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1
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6
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49003851397714.203.259.279538.076.149.2121.3486.0144571
25Norm Cash1B3744051114
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16
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022
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61025064413439.259.338.445783.186.295.2581.2820.0196501
24Mickey StanleyOF2943545102
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16
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6
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14
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55102949083815.234.278.395673.161.230.2321.6931.1172475
5Jim NorthrupOF3242640111
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15
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2
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8
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42473847263016.261.324.362686.101.183.2781.2453.3154469
3Dick McAuliffe2B324084798
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16
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3
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8
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3000595927102.240.339.353692.113.257.2641.0051.0144470
11Bill FreehanC303745198
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2
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10
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5601485160117.262.354.401755.139.265.2801.0637.4150430
33Willie HortonOF293334477
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9
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5
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11
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3600274735228.231.293.387680.156.237.2381.7430.3129367
35Al KalineOF372784687
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2
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32102833251511.313.374.475849.162.266.3211.1827.8132314
26Gates BrownOF332523358
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5
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010
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3130262823037.230.304.369673.139.254.2211.0825.293283
10Tony Taylor2B362283369
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4
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2051143420128.303.346.404750.101.180.3492.43228.092247
14Tom HallerC35121725
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1301151404211.207.292.331623.124.240.2170.9360.540139
12Duke SimsC31981131
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1900191810301.316.432.480912.163.357.3550.9524.547121
29Mickey LolichP318936
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0000002039101103.067.245.067312.000.225.1201.95--6121
9Ike BrownOF-1B30841221
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3
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1012172301005.250.376.357733.107.298.3221.3542.030101
15Joe ColemanP258259
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000501530001503.110.161.110271.000.049.1736.00--9102
2Paul Jata1B-OF2274817
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0030171400101.230.296.257553.027.108.2832.00--1982
28Tom TimmermannP324436
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00010032510200.136.208.136344.000.068.3168.33--650
38Woodie FrymanP324005
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0003000700400.125.125.125250.000.000.152----544
31Frank Howard1B353318
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7004800000.242.324.364688.121.242.2922.0033.01237
44Bill SlaybackP242314
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0000000600200.174.174.174348.000.000.235----425
39Fred SchermanP272212
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0000001800100.091.130.091221.000.045.1438.00--224
37Chuck SeelbachP242113
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0000041100100.143.280.238518.095.286.3002.75--526
30John Knox2B231311
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000001200000.077.143.154297.077.154.0912.00--214
19Joe NiekroP271223
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001001400100.250.308.333641.083.167.3754.00--414
42Wayne ComerOF28911
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0001010100010.111.100.111211.000-.111.111----110
38Les CainP24701
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0000000200100.143.143.143286.000.000.200----18
6Dalton Jones287000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
43Marvin LaneOF226200000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
22Ike BlessittOF225000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
18John HillerP294000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
40John GambleSS243000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
23Fred HoldsworthP20311
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
47Phil MeelerP232000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
42Joe Staton1B242100000010100000.000.000.0000.000-.500.000----02
35Chris ZacharyP28201
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0000001100000.500.667.5001167.000.5001.0001.00--13
36Bill GilbrethP241000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
16Ron PerranoskiP361000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals19895099558120617932122531172148379331657434125.237.301.356657.119.213.2571.6441.818155690
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
29Mickey Lolich3122142.5041412340032728210091297425060111.097.760.802.046.883.38
15Joe Coleman2519142.80403993002802169987231102229091.166.940.743.547.142.02
28Tom Timmermann328102.883425323014912157481241883051.087.260.722.465.282.15
38Woodie Fryman321032.0516146100113933126631725071.097.340.472.455.682.32
37Chuck Seelbach24982.89613003414112963936639766031.217.710.483.136.111.95
39Fred Scherman27733.6457300271294914338553531051.538.710.485.075.071.00
44Bill Slayback24563.182313315081743629425652011.218.120.442.747.132.60
19Joe Niekro27323.8318710414762202038242011.4911.870.571.534.603.00
18John Hiller29122.05243108344391310413262031.187.980.822.665.322.00
35Chris Zachary28111.422510091382766215211011.116.390.473.554.971.40
33Lerrin LaGrow23011.3316000622722440691001.047.330.002.003.001.50
38Les Cain24033.7555000023181210216160001.426.750.756.006.001.00
16Ron Perranoski36017.5817000501823161628100011.6310.890.953.794.741.25
47Phil Meeler23014.50700020810640751002.1311.250.007.885.630.71
23Fred Holdsworth200112.8622000071310100251002.1416.710.002.576.432.50
36Bill Gilbreth240016.20200000510991420002.8018.001.807.203.600.50
46Bob Strampe220010.8070004046660740002.6010.800.0012.607.200.57
45Jim Foor231013.5070001036661621003.0013.502.2513.504.500.33
7Mike Kilkenny27009.0010001011111000001.009.009.000.000.00--
48Don Leshnock25000.0010001012000020002.0018.000.000.0018.00--
Pitching Totals86702.9640415646111103313881212514457101465952410471.217.860.653.026.172.05
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill FreehanC1048826485789.9897.19
Tom HallerC3628522015011.0007.42
Duke SimsC252181451011.9946.40
Paul JataC110000.0000.00
Gene LamontC1210001.0004.50
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Norm Cash1B13410791060708102.9939.42
Ike Brown1B1376702051.0008.53
Paul Jata1B1291100616.99110.48
Al Kaline1B1144374051.0008.39
Frank Howard1B106555535.9528.31
Bill Freehan1B21263001.0006.75
Jim Northrup1B21091001.0009.00
Joe Staton1B2750001.0006.43
Tony Taylor1B1440001.0009.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick McAuliffe2B1179402662491363.9754.93
Tony Taylor2B67419121108825.9664.92
John Knox2B415310031.0007.80
Ike Brown2B31476011.0008.36
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Aurelio Rodriguez3B15313341503481633.9693.36
Tony Taylor3B844514011.0003.89
Ike Brown3B2101110.6671.80
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ed BrinkmanSS1561370233495781.9904.78
Dick McAuliffeSS3512001.0005.40
Aurelio RodriguezSS250211.6673.60
Ike BrownSS1111011.00018.00
John GambleSS1732001.0006.43
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mickey StanleyOF1391098309921.9942.61
Jim NorthrupOF127991215852.9782.03
Willie HortonOF987461316001.0001.65
Al KalineOF84570111510.9911.83
Gates BrownOF72497122531.9772.30
Ike BrownOF22114431001.0003.47
Wayne ComerOF173550001.0001.29
Paul JataOF1066160001.0002.18
Duke SimsOF4286020.7501.93
Marvin LaneOF31330001.0002.08
Ike BlessittOF1520001.0003.60
Frank HowardOF1110001.0009.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chuck SeelbachP6111211731.8571.45
Fred SchermanP579451221.8951.63
Mickey LolichP4132743222.9470.99
Joe ColemanP4028063912.9781.45
Tom TimmermannP3414971632.8851.39
Chris ZacharyP253825001.0001.65
John HillerP244419021.0002.04
Bill SlaybackP238151520.9092.22
Joe NiekroP184754011.0001.72
Ron PerranoskiP171801001.0000.49
Woodie FrymanP1611361210.9471.43
Lerrin LaGrowP162724001.0001.99
Jim FoorP7301001.0002.81
Phil MeelerP7811001.0002.22
Bob StrampeP740000.0000.00
Les CainP5230320.6001.16
Bill GilbrethP2501001.0001.80
Fred HoldsworthP2710001.0001.29
Mike KilkennyP110000.0000.00
Don LeshnockP110000.0000.00


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