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1939 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 81-73 .526
Rank: 5th in American League
Run Differential: 849-762 + 87
Manager(s): Del Baker
General Manager:
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 836,279 4/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Bing Miller
Assistant Coach: Merv Shea
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10645.702--
8962.58917.0
8767.56520.5
8569.55222.5
8173.52626.5
6587.42841.5
5597.36251.5
43111.27964.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
21Barney McCoskyOF22 14761112019033144582047045297.311.384.430814.119.260.3310.64152.8263692
9Pete FoxOF30 14151969153246766231235412513.295.342.405747.110.198.3101.1774.1210561
5Hank Greenberg1B28 138500112156427331128391952118.312.420.6221042.310.502.3311.0415.2311604
6Pinky Higgins3B30 1324895713523287674564121414.276.353.380733.104.225.2890.7361.1186561
2Charlie Gehringer2B36 1184068613229616864368161117.325.423.544967.219.389.3100.2425.4221486
1Birdie TebbettsC26 1063413789222453212520288.261.315.372687.111.188.2680.8085.3127376
4Rudy YorkC25 102329661011612068504150248.307.387.544931.237.377.3131.2216.5179376
3Frank CroucherSS24 97324388715054022164201110.269.303.361664.093.142.2962.6364.8117351
24Earl AverillOF37 87309588120610584243301114.262.354.463817.201.346.2640.7030.9143364
27Benny McCoy2B23 551923858136133312926064.302.394.448842.146.307.3450.90192.086227
19Roy CullenbineOF25 75179314392623013429012.240.362.413775.173.358.2570.8529.874214
7Billy RogellSS34 74174244063223312614062.230.330.333663.103.264.2410.5487.058206
23Red KressSS-2B32 51157193870122211716047.242.316.306622.064.178.2640.94157.048178
8Dixie WalkerOF28 4315430474541941158085.305.367.474841.169.286.3030.5338.573177
20Beau BellOF31 54134143242024012416186.239.358.299657.060.231.2710.67--40167
12Bobo NewsomP31 3597618010700116046.186.194.206400.021.031.22216.00--20102
10Tommy BridgesP32 29711114200600824080.197.278.225503.028.141.2983.00--1687
14Schoolboy RoweP29 3161715011121157033.246.303.328631.082.164.2641.4061.02069
15Dizzy TroutP24 355771221020019021.211.224.281505.070.088.2509.00--1660
22Al BentonP28 374454000100015173.091.111.091202.000.000.138----452
28Archie McKainP28 324179212500812001.220.347.463810.244.439.2591.5020.51949
18Fred HutchinsonP19 133451310060020002.382.417.412829.029.088.3820.00--1436
12Mark Christman3B25 6160420000002002.250.250.375625.125.125.286----616
20Les FlemingOF23 8160000010004001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----016
17Chet LaabsOF27 5161511020020001.313.389.500889.188.313.3130.00--818
11Bud ThomasP28 2790100000006010.111.111.111222.000.000.333----110
24Harry EisenstatP23 1080300000002010.375.375.375750.000.000.500----39
11Vern KennedyP32 470200000001000.286.286.286572.000.000.333----27
25Slick CoffmanP28 2350000000011000.000.167.000167.000.200.0001.00--06
26Bob HarrisP22 551200000000000.400.400.400800.000.000.400----25
-Cotton PippenP28 350200000000000.400.400.400800.000.000.400----25
23Roxie LawsonP33 240000000000010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
29Floyd GiebellP29 920000000000010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
16George GillP30 320000000002000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
27Red LynnP25 420000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
30Merv SheaC38 420000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
26Jim WalkupP29 720100000001000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
16Hal NewhouserP18 110000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
8Dixie ParsonsC23 510000000011000.000.500.000500.0001.000-1.00--02
Batting Totals175853268491487277671248038838619593160145125.279.354.426780.147.273.2960.9643.022706090
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
12Bobo Newsom31 17103.3735312134224622210092141041644001.338.120.513.806.001.58
10Tommy Bridges32 1773.50292616222198186877711611294001.258.450.502.775.862.11
14Schoolboy Rowe29 10124.9928248120164192113911761512001.5410.540.933.352.800.84
15Dizzy Trout24 9103.61332260621621688265574725101.499.330.284.114.000.97
22Al Benton28 684.5637163018515018294761158675001.6010.920.663.484.021.16
28Archie McKain28 563.673211411241291206653654491001.348.310.423.743.390.91
18Fred Hutchinson19 365.191312300084955649951221001.7210.060.955.402.330.43
11Bud Thomas28 704.212700015147452522720142001.388.621.343.832.680.70
25Slick Coffman28 216.432310010042513630422101001.7410.930.864.712.140.45
24Harry Eisenstat23 226.901021050293924233961001.6011.700.902.701.800.67
11Vern Kennedy32 036.43441000212515154990001.6210.711.713.863.861.00
26Bob Harris22 114.005100201818884892001.449.002.004.004.501.13
29Floyd Giebell29 113.0090006015197511292002.0711.400.607.205.400.75
-Cotton Pippen28 017.07320000141813111650001.7111.570.643.863.210.83
26Jim Walkup29 017.50700040121510103850001.9211.252.256.003.750.63
23Roxie Lawson33 114.91210010117761740001.275.730.825.733.270.57
16George Gill30 018.00310010814881310001.8914.001.003.001.000.33
27Red Lynn25 019.00400030811882330101.7512.382.253.383.381.00
16Hal Newhouser18 015.4011100053330443001.405.400.007.207.201.00
Pitching Totals81734.2930515564791161367143076265210457463333201.479.410.683.784.171.10
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Birdie TebbettsC100449641610.9700.00
Rudy YorkC672833855.9850.00
Dixie ParsonsC420001.0000.00
Merv SheaC41010.5000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hank Greenberg1B1361205759108.9930.00
Rudy York1B1915110171.0000.00
Roy Cullenbine1B2232041.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Charlie Gehringer2B1072453121367.9770.00
Benny McCoy2B3479104819.9580.00
Red Kress2B162947613.9270.00
Frank Croucher2B35813.9290.00
Billy Rogell2B28512.9290.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Pinky Higgins3B1301402413622.9140.00
Billy Rogell3B21174043.9340.00
Mark Christman3B54511.9000.00
Red Kress3B47711.9330.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank CroucherSS931392562847.9340.00
Billy RogellSS4359901121.9310.00
Red KressSS254869515.9590.00
Benny McCoySS16294636.9620.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Barney McCoskyOF145428762.9860.00
Pete FoxOF1262751293.9700.00
Earl AverillOF80157340.9760.00
Roy CullenbineOF4681291.9020.00
Beau BellOF37734011.0000.00
Dixie WalkerOF3793431.9700.00
Chet LaabsOF513110.9330.00
Les FlemingOF360001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Al BentonP3715062720.9431.98
Bobo NewsomP3524683331.9321.50
Dizzy TroutP3316232341.8671.44
Archie McKainP3212911520.8891.11
Tommy BridgesP2919882832.9231.64
Schoolboy RoweP2816492725.9471.98
Bud ThomasP2747210001.0002.29
Slick CoffmanP234218001.0001.92
Fred HutchinsonP1384613011.0002.03
Harry EisenstatP102938011.0003.39
Floyd GiebellP9151110.6671.19
Jim WalkupP71212001.0002.25
Bob HarrisP51803011.0001.50
Vern KennedyP42116011.0003.00
Red LynnP4811001.0002.22
George GillP3802011.0002.20
Cotton PippenP31410001.0000.64
Roxie LawsonP21103001.0002.43
Hal NewhouserP1501001.0001.80


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