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1953 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 60-94 .390
Rank: 6th in American League
Run Differential: 695-923 -228
Manager(s): Fred Hutchinson
General Manager: Charlie Gehringer (1953-10-12), Muddy Ruel
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 884,658 7/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Ted Lyons
Assistant Coach: Bob Swift
Assistant Coach: Rick Ferrell
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9952.656--
9262.5978.5
8965.57811.5
8469.54916.0
7676.50023.5
6094.39040.5
5995.38341.5
54100.35146.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
26Harvey KuennSS22 67994209
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7
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2
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486550311110.308.356.386742.078.153.3200.62339.5262731
3Walt Dropo1B30 60661150
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30
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3
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13
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962029696422.248.289.371660.124.175.2612.3846.6225645
5Bob NiemanOF26 50872143
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32
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5
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15
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690357570313.281.354.453807.171.278.2941.0033.9230568
24Jim DelsingOF27 47977138
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26
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6
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11
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62136639528.288.380.436816.148.282.2960.5943.5209552
30Don LundOF30 42151108
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21
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4
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9
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473339652811.257.323.390713.133.226.2851.6746.8164470
8Ray Boone3B29 38573120
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16
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6
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22
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93214847556.312.395.556951.244.371.3100.9817.5214443
10Matt BattsC31 37438104
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6
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43232436019.278.322.406728.128.190.2951.5062.3152399
1Fred Hatfield3B-2B28 3114179
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11
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1
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3
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19354034167.254.341.325666.071.193.2770.85103.7101358
7Johnny Pesky2B33 3084390
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22
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1
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24372710254.292.353.390743.097.172.2970.37154.0120342
12Steve SouchockOF34 2782984
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13
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3
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11
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46518352210.302.326.489815.187.230.3154.3825.3136290
4Jerry Priddy2B33 1961446
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6
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24111719126.235.299.301600.066.153.2561.12196.059216
32Johnny BuchaC28 1581735
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14112014023.222.309.297606.076.203.2380.70158.047180
6Pat MullinOF35 971126
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04
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17011415003.268.360.402762.134.268.2821.0724.339111
8Owen Friend2B26 961017
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03
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100169115.177.233.313546.135.188.1671.5032.030104
31Ned GarverP27 72311
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600612044.153.218.194412.042.125.1692.0072.01482
19Russ SullivanOF30 72718
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600135214.250.379.389768.139.319.2580.3872.02888
44Billy HoeftP21 64811
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00400917031.172.274.188462.016.156.2341.89--1276
34Ted GrayP28 61514
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0700614011.230.299.262561.033.131.2982.33--1668
2Joe GinsbergC26 53616
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00300101110.302.422.340762.038.226.3080.10--1865
18Steve GromekP33 4103
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000200010050.073.073.073146.000.000.097----346
17Billy Hitchcock3B36 3888
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00000033004.211.268.211479.000.079.2291.00--841
16,35Ralph BrancaP27 3434
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0400214012.118.167.176343.059.118.2007.00--637
37Dick MarloweP24 3207
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000200013011.219.219.219438.000.000.368----733
25Al KalineOF18 2897
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21015101.250.300.357657.107.179.2735.0028.01030
38John Baumgartner3B22 2735
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00020005000.185.185.185370.000.000.227----527
2Al AberP25 2323
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00020016010.130.167.130297.000.043.1766.00--325
20Ray HerbertP23 1903
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00000027001.158.238.158396.000.105.2503.50--321
21Art HouttemanP25 1943
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20002021.158.158.368526.211.211.125--19.0721
22Frank CarswellOF33 1524
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00020031000.267.389.267656.000.200.2860.33--418
14Dave MadisonP32 1111
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00000002001.091.091.091182.000.000.111----111
28Bob MillerP17 801
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00000000000.125.125.125250.000.000.125----18
16Hal NewhouserP32 814
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00010010000.500.556.5001056.000.125.5000.00--49
18Bill WightP31 703
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00010001000.429.429.429858.000.000.500----37
29Fred HutchinsonP33 611
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10000000.167.167.667834.500.500.000--6.046
27Hal EricksonP33 40000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
35,39Earl HarristP33 30000000010000.000.250.000250.000.333.0000.00--04
9Bob SwiftC38 301
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0010021000.333.600.6671267.3331.000.5000.50--25
35Milt JordanP26 201
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00000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
19Ray ScarboroughP35 20000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
21Dick WeikP25 211
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0010001010.500.5001.0001500.500.5001.000----23
2Reno Bertoia2B18 10000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
21Paul FoytackP22 10000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
15George Freese26 10000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals19715553695147925944108661303550560230063139.266.328.387715.121.211.2831.1951.421506121
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
31Ned Garver27 11114.45302613031198228107981666694101.4810.360.733.003.141.05
44Billy Hoeft21 9144.82292790221972231131062458902101.4210.141.092.644.091.55
34Ted Gray28 10154.60302880001761661029025761151001.388.491.283.895.881.51
18Steve Gromek33 684.501917611112513870631736590001.389.861.212.574.211.64
37Dick Marlowe24 675.254211209011915274701342524001.6211.400.983.153.901.24
16,35Ralph Branca27 474.1517147031102985547731505001.268.650.622.744.411.61
20Ray Herbert23 465.2243300226871095851546376001.7611.150.514.703.780.80
21Art Houtteman25 265.871693161688750451129282001.6811.351.433.783.650.97
2Al Aber25 434.431710205066633533341344001.558.460.405.514.570.83
14Dave Madison32 346.823210017062765547744273001.9411.031.026.393.920.61
28Bob Miller17 126.0013100803643252422193001.7810.750.505.252.250.43
27Hal Erickson33 014.78180008132432317410190001.6612.091.132.815.341.90
18Bill Wight31 039.00134003025353325414104001.9612.601.445.043.600.71
16Hal Newhouser32 016.95740011213122174861001.7712.681.643.272.450.75
19Ray Scarborough35 028.14130005220342419311120002.1414.571.294.715.141.09
21Dick Weik25 0114.2112100201932303032363002.8915.161.4210.892.840.26
35,39Earl Harrist33 028.538100301825191821571002.1111.840.957.113.320.47
35Milt Jordan26 015.82810040172613113540001.8213.761.592.652.120.80
29Fred Hutchinson33 002.7030003099330040000.908.100.000.003.60--
21Paul Foytack22 0010.8060003091512121970002.4013.500.908.106.300.78
Pitching Totals60945.25376158502108161415163392382615458564543201.5710.390.983.724.101.10
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Matt BattsC1034634477.9860.00
Johnny BuchaC562182244.9840.00
Joe GinsbergC15711212.9880.00
Bob SwiftC2130001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Walt Dropo1B150126012714121.9900.00
Jerry Priddy1B11929071.0000.00
Fred Hutchinson1B140001.0000.00
Steve Souchock1B130001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Johnny Pesky2B73166183349.9910.00
Jerry Priddy2B45111106528.9770.00
Fred Hatfield2B286487521.9680.00
Owen Friend2B267469822.9470.00
Reno Bertoia2B11010.5000.00
Billy Hitchcock2B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ray Boone3B971112111432.9580.00
Fred Hatfield3B5456121413.9780.00
Billy Hitchcock3B1291721.9290.00
John Baumgartner3B7101122.9130.00
Jerry Priddy3B203001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Harvey KuennSS1553084412178.9730.00
Ray BooneSS34812.9230.00
Fred HatfieldSS10000.0000.00
Billy HitchcockSS111011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bob NiemanOF1352711061.9790.00
Jim DelsingOF133354732.9920.00
Don LundOF1232751260.9800.00
Steve SouchockOF80144763.9620.00
Al KalineOF20111001.0000.00
Russ SullivanOF2042421.9580.00
Pat MullinOF1416110.9440.00
Frank CarswellOF310001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ray HerbertP438792822.9493.82
Dick MarloweP4211971710.9601.81
Dave MadisonP326221320.8822.18
Ned GarverP30198133910.9812.36
Ted GrayP3017692220.9391.59
Billy HoeftP29197142420.9501.73
Steve GromekP19125913011.0001.58
Hal EricksonP183233001.0001.68
Al AberP1766015011.0002.04
Ralph BrancaP1710271010.9441.50
Art HouttemanP166841010.9331.85
Bob MillerP133657001.0002.99
Ray ScarboroughP13201210.7501.34
Bill WightP13250440.5001.43
Dick WeikP121933011.0002.83
Earl HarristP81807001.0003.46
Milt JordanP8170620.7503.18
Hal NewhouserP72114001.0002.12
Paul FoytackP6901001.0000.98
Fred HutchinsonP3920001.0001.96


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