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1953 DETROIT TIGERS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  60-94   .390
Result:   6th in American League
Manager(s):  Fred Hutchinson
General Manager:   Charlie Gehringer
Stadium:  Briggs Stadium
Attendance:  884,658
Playoffs:  -

Detroit Tigers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Bob Swift (38)
Youngest Player:  Bob Miller (17)
Longest Tenure:  Hal Newhouser (15)
Top Hitter:  Harvey Kuenn (3)
Top Pitcher:  Ted Gray (16)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  55.97%
American League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
NY Yankees9952.656--
Cleveland9262.5978.5
Chi White Sox8965.57811.5
Boston8469.54916.0
Washington7676.50023.5
Detroit6094.39040.5
Philadelphia5995.38341.5
St. Louis54100.35146.5

BATTING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackPosRkAgeDraftedHiLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDPAVGOBPSLGOPSwOBATBPAOUTRCRC/Gbabip
26Harvey Kuenn+of-ss322-MLB155679942093372486550311110.308.000.386386262--
3Walt Dropo+1b2130-MLB1526066115030313962029696422.248.000.371371225--
5Bob Nieman+of3526-MLB1425087214332515690357570313.281.000.453453230--
24Jim Delsing+of2727-MLB138479771382661162136639528.288.000.436436209--
30Don Lund+of4830-MLB131421511082149473339652811.257.000.390390164--
8Ray Boone+3b-ss829-MLB101385731201662293214847556.312.000.556556214--
10Matt Batts+c-31-MLB11637438104243643232436019.278.000.406406152--
1Fred Hatfield+3b-2b-28-MLB1093114179111319354034167.254.000.325325101--
7Johnny Pesky+ss-3b-33-MLB1033084390221224372710254.292.000.390390120--
12Steve Souchock+of-1b5634-MLB8927829841331146518352210.302.000.489489136--
4Jerry Priddy+2b-33-MLB65196144662124111719126.235.000.30130159--
32Johnny Bucha+c-28-MLB60158173590114112014023.222.000.29729747--
6Pat Mullin+of-35-MLB7997112610417011415003.268.000.40240239--
8Owen Friend+2b-26-MLB31961017403100169115.177.000.31231230--
19Russ Sullivan+of-30-MLB2372718511600135214.250.000.38938928--
31Ned Garver+p-27-MLB3072311001600612044.153.000.19419414--
44Billy Hoeft+p-21-MLB3064811100400917031.172.000.18718712--
34Ted Gray+p-28-MLB3261514010700614011.230.000.26226216--
2Joe Ginsberg+c-26-MLB1853616200300101110.302.000.34034018--
18Steve Gromek+p-33-MLB194103000200010050.073.000.073733--
17Billy Hitchcock+3b-2b-36-MLB22388800000033004.211.000.2112118--
16,35Ralph Branca+p-27-MLB173434010400214012.118.000.1761766--
37Dick Marlowe+p-24-MLB423207000200013011.219.000.2192197--
25Al Kaline+of-18UDFA: 1953MLB30289700121015101.250.000.35735710--
38John Baumgartner+3b-22-MLB7273500020005000.185.000.1851855--
2Al Aber+p-25-MLB17232300020016010.130.000.1301303--
20Ray Herbert+p-23-MLB43190300000027001.158.000.1581583--
21Art Houtteman+p-25-MLB16194310120002021.158.000.3683687--
22Frank Carswell+of-33-MLB16152400020031000.267.000.2672674--
14Dave Madison+p-32-MLB32111100000002001.091.000.091911--
28Bob Miller+p-17-MLB1380100000000000.125.000.1251251--
16Hal Newhouser+p-32-MLB781400010010000.500.000.5005004--
18Bill Wight+p-31-MLB1370300010001000.429.000.4294293--
29Fred Hutchinson+p-33-MLB461100110000000.167.000.6676674--
27Hal Erickson+p-33-MLB1840000000000001.000.000.00000--
9Bob Swift+c-38-MLB230110010021000.333.000.6676672--
35,39Earl Harrist+p-33-MLB830000000010000.000.000.00000--
21Dick Weik+p-25-MLB1221110010001010.500.0001.00010002--
35Milt Jordan+p-26-MLB820100000000000.500.000.5005001--
19Ray Scarborough+p-35-MLB1320000000000000.000.000.00000--
15George Freese+3b-26-MLB110000000000000.000.000.00000--
2Reno Bertoia+3b-2b-18-MLB110000000001000.000.000.00000--
21Paul Foytack+p-22-MLB610000000001000.000.000.00000--

PITCHING STATISTICS
#PlayerTrackRkAgeDraftedHiLvlWLERAGGSCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPHBIBBBkWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9BB/SOBABIPGB/FB
31Ned Garver+2327-MLB11114.45302613031198.12281079816666940 11.4810.350.732.993.130.96--1.03
44Billy Hoeft+1721-MLB9144.8329279022197.222311310624589020 11.4210.151.092.644.100.64--0.70
34Ted Gray+1628-MLB10154.6030288000176.016610290257611510 01.388.491.283.895.880.66--0.74
18Steve Gromek+4733-MLB684.5119176111125.2138706317365900 01.389.881.222.584.230.61--0.53
37Dick Marlowe+4224-MLB675.2642112090119.2152747013425240 01.6211.430.983.163.910.81--1.00
16,35Ralph Branca+-27-MLB474.1517147031102.09855477315050 01.268.650.622.744.410.62--0.86
20Ray Herbert+3223-MLB465.244330022687.210958515463760 01.7711.190.514.723.801.24--1.92
21Art Houtteman+2025-MLB265.90169316168.287504511292820 01.6911.401.443.803.671.04--0.89
2Al Aber+-25-MLB434.451710205066.26335333413440 01.568.500.405.534.591.21--1.75
14Dave Madison+4632-MLB346.823210017062.07655477442730 01.9411.031.026.393.921.63--1.34
28Bob Miller+-17-MLB125.94131008036.1432524221930 01.7610.650.505.202.232.33--1.48
27Hal Erickson+-33-MLB014.73180008132.14323174101900 01.6411.971.112.785.290.53--0.92
18Bill Wight+-31-MLB038.88134003025.13533254141040 01.9312.431.424.973.551.40--1.76
16Hal Newhouser+-32-MLB017.0674001121.231221748610 01.8012.881.663.322.491.33--0.72
19Ray Scarborough+5035-MLB028.27130005220.23424193111200 02.1814.811.314.795.230.92--1.74
21Dick Weik+-25-MLB0113.97121002019.1323030323630 02.8414.901.4010.712.793.83--0.59
35,39Earl Harrist+-33-MLB028.6881003018.2251918215710 02.1412.050.967.233.372.14--0.85
35Milt Jordan+-26-MLB015.8281004017.026131135400 01.8213.761.592.652.121.25--0.79
21Paul Foytack+-22-MLB0011.176000309.215121219700 02.4813.970.938.386.521.29--0.46
29Fred Hutchinson+-33-MLB002.793000309.293300400 00.938.380.000.003.720.00--0.56
Totals: (43 players)60945.25154154502104161,415163392382610858564543--21.4010.390.983.724.100.91-- 

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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