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1948 Detroit TigersSeason Roster
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George Kell played for the 1948 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTigers
LocationDetroit,Michigan
Record78-76 (5th)League RankthMLB Rankth
BallparkBriggs Stadium
ManagerSteve O'NeillGeneral Manager
CoachesDoc Cramer (Assistant Coach), Art Mills (First Base Coach), Bill Sweeney (Assistant Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance1,743,035 (Rank: 3rd)
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1948 Statistics -- 1948 Roster VR -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 

The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1948 Detroit Tigers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1948 baseball season.

1948 Detroit Tigers Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
19Al BentonP6-4 215 R-R 1911-03-18 37Noble,Oklahoma MLB1934-19521934-1952      
28Johnny Bero2B6-0 170 L-R 1922-12-22 25Gardena,California MLB1948-19511948-1951   Western Michigan U.    
36Neil BerrySS-2B5-10 170 R-R 1922-01-11 26Kalamazoo,Michigan MLB1948-19541948-1954Kalamazoo Central (Kalamazoo,MI)Western Michigan U.    
2Paul Campbell1B5-10 185 L-L 1917-09-01 30Paw Creek,North Carolina MLB1942-19501942-1950Paw Creek (Paw Creek,NC)    
8Doc CramerOF6-2 185 L-R 1905-07-22 42Beach Haven,New Jersey MLB1929-19481929-1948Atlantic City (Atlantic City,NJ)    
14Hoot EversOF6-2 185 R-R 1921-02-08 27St. Louis,Missouri MLB1941-19561941-1956Collinsville (Collinsville,IL)Illinois    
24Rufe GentryP6-1 180 R-R 1918-05-18 30Daisy Station,North Carolina MLB1943-19481943-1948      
1Joe GinsbergC5-11 180 L-R 1926-10-11 21New York,New York MLB1948-19621948-1962Cooley (Detroit,MI)    
30Ted GrayP5-11 175 B-L 1924-12-31 23Detroit,Michigan MLB1946-19551946-1955Highland Park Community (Highland Park,MI)    
3Johnny GrothOF6-0 182 R-R 1926-07-23 21Chicago,Illinois MLB1946-19601946-1960Latin School of Chicago (Chicago,IL)    
21,15Art HouttemanP6-2 188 R-R 1927-08-07 20Detroit,Michigan MLB1945-19571945-1957Detroit Catholic Central (Novi,MI)    
29Fred HutchinsonP6-2 200 L-R 1919-08-12 28Seattle,Washington MLB1939-19531939-1953Franklin (Seattle,WA)    
15,21George Kell3B5-9 175 R-R 1922-08-23 25Swifton,Arkansas MLB1943-19571943-1957   Arkansas St    
30Lou KretlowP6-2 185 R-R 1921-06-27 27Apache,Oklahoma MLB1946-19561946-1956Putnam City (Oklahoma City,OK)    
7Eddie Lake2B5-7 160 R-R 1916-03-18 32Antioch,California MLB1939-19501939-1950Castlemont (Oakland,CA)    
25,26Johnny LiponSS6-0 175 R-R 1922-11-10 25Martins Ferry,Ohio MLB1942-19541942-1954Chadsey (Detroit,MI)    
3,9Eddie Mayo2B5-11 178 L-R 1910-04-15 38Holyoke,Massachusetts MLB1936-19481936-1948      
23John McHale1B6-0 200 L-R 1921-09-21 26Detroit,Michigan MLB1943-19481943-1948Detroit Catholic Central (Novi,MI)Notre Dame    
12Ed MierkowiczOF6-4 205 R-R 1924-03-06 24Wyandotte,Michigan MLB1945-19501945-1950Roosevelt (Wyandotte,MI)    
6Pat MullinOF6-2 190 L-R 1917-11-01 30Trotter,Pennsylvania MLB1940-19531940-1953Redstone Township (Republic,PA)    
16Hal NewhouserP6-2 192 L-L 1921-05-20 27Detroit,Michigan MLB1939-19551939-1955Murray Wright (Detroit,MI)    
27Jimmy Outlaw3B5-8 168 R-R 1913-01-20 35Orme,Tennessee MLB1937-19491937-1949   Auburn U.    
18Stubby OvermireP5-7 170 R-L 1919-05-16 29Moline,Michigan MLB1943-19521943-1952Lee (Godfrey-Lee,WY)Western Michigan U.    
10Billy PierceP5-10 160 L-L 1927-04-02 21Detroit,Michigan MLB1945-19641945-1964Highland Park Community (Highland Park,MI)    
25Hank RiebeC5-9 175 R-R 1921-10-10 26Cleveland,Ohio MLB1942-19491942-1949Euclid Shore (Cleveland,OH)    
9Bob SwiftC5-11 180 R-R 1915-03-06 33Salina,Kansas MLB1940-19531940-1953  
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11Dizzy TroutP6-2 195 R-R 1915-06-29 33Sandcut,Indiana MLB1939-19571939-1957      
22Virgil TrucksP5-11 198 R-R 1917-04-26 31Birmingham,Alabama MLB1941-19581941-1958      
5George Vico1B6-4 200 L-R 1923-08-09 24San Fernando,California MLB1948-19491948-1949      
1Hal WagnerC6-0 165 L-R 1915-07-02 32East Riverton,New Jersey MLB1938-19491938-1949Riverside (Riverside,NJ)Duke U.    
4Dick WakefieldOF6-4 210 L-R 1921-05-06 27Chicago,Illinois MLB1941-19521941-1952   Michigan    
20Vic WertzOF6-0 186 L-R 1925-02-09 23York,Pennsylvania MLB1947-19631947-1963Reading (Reading,PA)    
17Hal WhiteP5-10 170 R-R 1919-03-18 29Utica,New York MLB1941-19541941-1954      
33 Players