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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
Roster Continuity 76.49% 9/15
Manager(s): Del Baker
General Manager:
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 836,279 4/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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   17103.37353121342246.022210092141041644001.338.120.513.806.001.58
10Tommy Bridges32   1773.50292616222198.0186877711611294001.258.450.502.775.862.11
14Schoolboy Rowe29   10124.9928248120164.0192113911761512001.5410.540.933.352.800.84
15Dizzy Trout24   9103.6133226062162.01688265574725101.499.330.284.114.000.97
22Al Benton28   684.56371630185150.018294761158675001.6010.920.663.484.021.16
28Archie McKain28   563.67321141124129.21206653654491001.348.310.423.743.390.91
18Fred Hutchinson19   365.191312300084.2955649951221001.7210.060.955.402.330.43
11Bud Thomas28   704.212700015147.1452522720142001.388.621.343.832.680.70
25Slick Coffman28   216.432310010042.1513630422101001.7410.930.864.712.140.45
24Harry Eisenstat23   226.90102105029.23924233961001.6011.700.902.701.800.67
11Vern Kennedy32   036.4344100021.02515154990001.6210.711.713.863.861.00
26Bob Harris22   114.0051002018.018884892001.449.002.004.004.501.13
29Floyd Giebell29   113.0090006015.1197511292002.0711.400.607.205.400.75
-Cotton Pippen28   017.0732000014.01813111650001.7111.570.643.863.210.83
26Jim Walkup29   017.5070004012.01510103850001.9211.252.256.003.750.63
23Roxie Lawson33   114.9121001011.17761740001.275.730.825.733.270.57
16George Gill30   018.003100108.214881310001.8914.001.003.001.000.33
27Red Lynn25   019.004000308.111882330101.7512.382.253.383.381.00
16Hal Newhouser18   015.401110005.03330443001.405.400.007.207.201.00
Batting 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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