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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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
24Earl AverillOF3787309588120610584243301114.262.352.463815.201.346.2640.7030.9143363
20Beau BellOF3154134143242024012416186.239.354.299653.060.231.2710.67--40166
22Al BentonP28374454000100015173.091.091.091182.000.000.138----451
10Tommy BridgesP3229711114200600824080.197.278.225503.028.141.2983.00--1687
12Mark Christman3B256160420000002002.250.250.375625.125.125.286----616
25Slick CoffmanP282350000000011000.000.167.000167.000.200.0001.00--06
3Frank CroucherSS2497324388715054022164201110.269.303.361664.093.142.2962.6364.8117351
19Roy CullenbineOF2575179314392623013429012.240.362.413775.173.358.2570.8529.874214
24Harry EisenstatP231080300000002010.375.375.375750.000.000.500----39
20Les FlemingOF238160000010004001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----016
9Pete FoxOF3014151969153246766231235412513.295.339.405744.110.198.3101.1774.1210559
2Charlie Gehringer2B361184068613229616864368161117.325.422.544966.219.389.3100.2425.4221485
29Floyd GiebellP29920000000000010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
16George GillP30320000000002000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
5Hank Greenberg1B28138500112156427331128391952118.312.418.6221040.310.502.3311.0415.2311602
26Bob HarrisP22551200000000000.400.400.400800.000.000.400----25
6Pinky Higgins3B301324895713523287674564121414.276.350.380730.104.225.2890.7361.1186559
18Fred HutchinsonP19133451310060020002.382.417.412829.029.088.3820.00--1436
11Vern KennedyP32470200000001000.286.286.286572.000.000.333----27
23Red KressSS-2B3251157193870122211716047.242.316.306622.064.178.2640.94157.048178
17Chet LaabsOF275161511020020001.313.389.500889.188.313.3130.00--818
23Roxie LawsonP33240000000000010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
27Red LynnP25420000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
21Barney McCoskyOF2214761112019033144582047045297.311.382.430812.119.260.3310.64152.8263690
27Benny McCoy2B23551923858136133312926064.302.394.448842.146.307.3450.90192.086227
28Archie McKainP28324179212500812001.220.347.463810.244.439.2591.5020.51949
16Hal NewhouserP18110000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
12Bobo NewsomP313597618010700116046.186.194.206400.021.031.22216.00--20102
8Dixie ParsonsC23510000000011000.000.500.000500.0001.000-1.00--02
-Cotton PippenP28350200000000000.400.400.400800.000.000.400----25
7Billy RogellSS3474174244063223312614062.230.330.333663.103.264.2410.5487.058206
14Schoolboy RoweP293161715011121157033.246.303.328631.082.164.2641.4061.02069
30Merv SheaC38420000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
1Birdie TebbettsC261063413789222453212520288.261.311.372683.111.188.2680.8085.3127374
11Bud ThomasP282790100000006010.111.111.111222.000.000.333----110
15Dizzy TroutP24355771221020019021.211.224.281505.070.088.2509.00--1660
8Dixie WalkerOF284315430474541941158085.305.367.474841.169.286.3030.5338.573177
26Jim WalkupP29720100000001000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
4Rudy YorkC25102329661011612068504150248.307.384.544928.237.377.3131.2216.5179374
Batting Totals175853268491487277671248038838619593160145125.279.354.426780.147.273.2960.9643.022706090
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
22Al Benton28684.5637163018515018294761158675001.6010.920.663.484.021.16
15Dizzy Trout249103.61332260621621688265574725101.499.330.284.114.000.97
11Bud Thomas28704.212700015147452522720142001.388.621.343.832.680.70
14Schoolboy Rowe2910124.9928248120164192113911761512001.5410.540.933.352.800.84
-Cotton Pippen28017.07320000141813111650001.7111.570.643.863.210.83
12Bobo Newsom3117103.3735312134224622210092141041644001.338.120.513.806.001.58
16Hal Newhouser18015.4011100053330443001.405.400.007.207.201.00
28Archie McKain28563.673211411241291206653654491001.348.310.423.743.390.91
27Red Lynn25019.00400030811882330101.7512.382.253.383.381.00
23Roxie Lawson33114.91210010117761740001.275.730.825.733.270.57
11Vern Kennedy32036.43441000212515154990001.6210.711.713.863.861.00
18Fred Hutchinson19365.191312300084955649951221001.7210.060.955.402.330.43
26Bob Harris22114.005100201818884892001.449.002.004.004.501.13
16George Gill30018.00310010814881310001.8914.001.003.001.000.33
29Floyd Giebell29113.0090006015197511292002.0711.400.607.205.400.75
24Harry Eisenstat23226.901021050293924233961001.6011.700.902.701.800.67
25Slick Coffman28216.432310010042513630422101001.7410.930.864.712.140.45
10Tommy Bridges321773.50292616222198186877711611294001.258.450.502.775.862.11
26Jim Walkup29017.50700040121510103850001.9211.252.256.003.750.63
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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