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1953 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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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
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
26Harvey KuennSS2267994209
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7
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486550311110.308.356.386742.078.153.3200.62339.5262731
3Walt Dropo1B3060661150
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3
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13
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962029696422.248.289.371660.124.175.2612.3846.6225645
5Bob NiemanOF2650872143
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5
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690357570313.281.354.453807.171.278.2941.0033.9230568
24Jim DelsingOF2747977138
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6
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62136639528.288.380.436816.148.282.2960.5943.5209552
30Don LundOF3042151108
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4
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9
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473339652811.257.323.390713.133.226.2851.6746.8164470
8Ray Boone3B2938573120
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6
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22
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93214847556.312.395.556951.244.371.3100.9817.5214443
10Matt BattsC3137438104
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3
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6
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43232436019.278.322.406728.128.190.2951.5062.3152399
1Fred Hatfield3B-2B283114179
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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 Pesky2B333084390
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22
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1
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24372710254.292.353.390743.097.172.2970.37154.0120342
12Steve SouchockOF342782984
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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 Priddy2B331961446
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6
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2
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24111719126.235.299.301600.066.153.2561.12196.059216
32Johnny BuchaC281581735
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14112014023.222.309.297606.076.203.2380.70158.047180
6Pat MullinOF35971126
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17011415003.268.360.402762.134.268.2821.0724.339111
8Owen Friend2B26961017
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03
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100169115.177.233.313546.135.188.1671.5032.030104
31Ned GarverP2772311
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600612044.153.218.194412.042.125.1692.0072.01482
19Russ SullivanOF3072718
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600135214.250.379.389768.139.319.2580.3872.02888
44Billy HoeftP2164811
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00400917031.172.274.188462.016.156.2341.89--1276
34Ted GrayP2861514
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0700614011.230.299.262561.033.131.2982.33--1668
2Joe GinsbergC2653616
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00300101110.302.422.340762.038.226.3080.10--1865
18Steve GromekP334103
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000200010050.073.073.073146.000.000.097----346
17Billy Hitchcock3B363888
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00000033004.211.268.211479.000.079.2291.00--841
16,35Ralph BrancaP273434
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0400214012.118.167.176343.059.118.2007.00--637
37Dick MarloweP243207
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000200013011.219.219.219438.000.000.368----733
25Al KalineOF182897
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21015101.250.300.357657.107.179.2735.0028.01030
38John Baumgartner3B222735
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00020005000.185.185.185370.000.000.227----527
2Al AberP252323
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00020016010.130.167.130297.000.043.1766.00--325
20Ray HerbertP231903
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00000027001.158.238.158396.000.105.2503.50--321
21Art HouttemanP251943
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20002021.158.158.368526.211.211.125--19.0721
22Frank CarswellOF331524
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00020031000.267.389.267656.000.200.2860.33--418
14Dave MadisonP321111
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00000002001.091.091.091182.000.000.111----111
28Bob MillerP17801
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00000000000.125.125.125250.000.000.125----18
16Hal NewhouserP32814
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00010010000.500.556.5001056.000.125.5000.00--49
18Bill WightP31703
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00010001000.429.429.429858.000.000.500----37
29Fred HutchinsonP33611
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10000000.167.167.667834.500.500.000--6.046
27Hal EricksonP3340000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
35,39Earl HarristP3330000000010000.000.250.000250.000.333.0000.00--04
9Bob SwiftC38301
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0010021000.333.600.6671267.3331.000.5000.50--25
35Milt JordanP26201
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00000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
19Ray ScarboroughP3520000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
21Dick WeikP25211
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0010001010.500.5001.0001500.500.5001.000----23
2Reno Bertoia2B1810000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
21Paul FoytackP2210000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
15George Freese2610000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals19715553695147925944108661303550560230063139.266.328.387715.121.211.2831.1951.421506121
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
31Ned Garver2711114.45302613031198228107981666694101.4810.360.733.003.141.05
44Billy Hoeft219144.82292790221972231131062458902101.4210.141.092.644.091.55
34Ted Gray2810154.60302880001761661029025761151001.388.491.283.895.881.51
18Steve Gromek33684.501917611112513870631736590001.389.861.212.574.211.64
37Dick Marlowe24675.254211209011915274701342524001.6211.400.983.153.901.24
16,35Ralph Branca27474.1517147031102985547731505001.268.650.622.744.411.61
20Ray Herbert23465.2243300226871095851546376001.7611.150.514.703.780.80
21Art Houtteman25265.871693161688750451129282001.6811.351.433.783.650.97
2Al Aber25434.431710205066633533341344001.558.460.405.514.570.83
14Dave Madison32346.823210017062765547744273001.9411.031.026.393.920.61
28Bob Miller17126.0013100803643252422193001.7810.750.505.252.250.43
27Hal Erickson33014.78180008132432317410190001.6612.091.132.815.341.90
18Bill Wight31039.00134003025353325414104001.9612.601.445.043.600.71
16Hal Newhouser32016.95740011213122174861001.7712.681.643.272.450.75
19Ray Scarborough35028.14130005220342419311120002.1414.571.294.715.141.09
21Dick Weik250114.2112100201932303032363002.8915.161.4210.892.840.26
35,39Earl Harrist33028.538100301825191821571002.1111.840.957.113.320.47
35Milt Jordan26015.82810040172613113540001.8213.761.592.652.120.80
29Fred Hutchinson33002.7030003099330040000.908.100.000.003.60--
21Paul Foytack220010.8060003091512121970002.4013.500.908.106.300.78
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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