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1956 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 82-72 .532
Rank: 5th in American League
Run Differential: 789-699 + 90
Roster Continuity 82.53% 6/16
Manager(s): Bucky Harris
General Manager: Muddy Ruel (1956-10-14), Walter Briggs
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 1,051,182 6/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Jack Tighe
Assistant Coach: Joe Gordon
Third Base Coach: Billy Hitchcock
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9757.630--
8866.5719.0
8569.55212.0
8470.54513.0
8272.53215.0
6985.44828.0
5995.38338.0
52102.33845.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
6Al KalineOF21   61796194
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10
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27
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128717055141410.314.383.530913.216.339.3100.7922.9327693
7Harvey KuennSS25   59196196
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32
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7
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12
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88955534330811.332.387.470857.139.239.3330.6249.3278657
5,13Bill TuttleOF26   54661138
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4
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9
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65543848114318.253.301.357658.104.176.2621.2660.7195592
4Charlie MaxwellOF29   50096163
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14
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3
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28
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8711797421385.326.414.534948.208.366.3330.9417.9267592
8Ray Boone3B32   48177148
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14
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6
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25
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81007746382513.308.403.518921.210.370.2960.6019.2249568
24Frank Bolling2B24   36653103
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7
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4562425121754.281.354.434788.153.279.3071.2152.3159422
2Frank HouseC26   3214477
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2
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10
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44112119300315.240.290.364654.125.190.2270.9032.1117348
9Earl Torgeson1B32   3186184
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3
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12
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4264784700135.264.406.425831.160.412.2750.6026.5135400
10Red WilsonC27   2283266
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12
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2
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7
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3821421807356.289.393.452845.162.351.2840.4332.6103278
30Jack Phillips1B34   2243166
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2
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20112119001111.295.354.384738.089.183.3170.90224.086247
3Bob KennedyOF-3B35   1771741
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22222419223110.232.328.328656.096.232.2390.7944.358207
1Jim BrideweserSS-2B29   1562334
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001031201902404.218.307.244551.026.167.2480.95--38180
27Wayne Belardi1B25   1542443
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1500151381114.279.371.429800.149.247.2720.8725.766179
17Frank LaryP26   1031419
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120082500625.184.239.233472.049.126.2283.13103.024119
20Jim SmallOF19   911329
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0100061000201.319.361.407768.088.154.3581.67--3799
21Paul FoytackP25   90711
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0070023000602.122.141.144285.022.044.18315.00--1398
44Billy HoeftP24   801620
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0900122200501.250.348.313661.063.213.3451.83--2597
16Reno Bertoia2B21   66712
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50061210004.182.260.258518.076.167.2082.0066.01773
12Buddy HicksSS29   47510
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005013200001.213.260.255515.043.085.2220.67--1250
23Virgil TrucksP39   45411
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002010400200.244.244.289533.044.022.268----1347
18Steve GromekP36   2734
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000100111000301.148.395.148543.000.407.2350.91--441
15J.W. PorterOF-C23   2102
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0003000800011.095.091.095186.000.000.143----222
14Jim BunningP24   1846
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001000500201.333.333.444777.111.111.462----820
47Duke MaasP27   1613
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001012800000.188.278.250528.063.125.3754.00--418
24Jim DelsingOF30   12000000003310000.000.250.000250.000.250.0001.00--016
1Fred Hatfield2B31   1223
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0002002110000.250.400.250650.000.167.2730.50--315
22Al AberP28   1003
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0000001400200.300.364.300664.000.100.5004.00--313
3Chick KingOF25   902
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0000001400000.222.300.222522.000.111.4004.00--210
12Charlie LauC23   912
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0000000100000.222.222.222444.000.000.250----29
25Walt StreuliC20   802
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001001200000.250.333.375708.125.250.3332.00--39
28Bob MillerP20   701
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000001200000.143.250.286536.143.286.2002.00--28
31Ned GarverP30   5000000001100000.000.167.000167.000.200.0001.00--06
29Walt MastersonP36   401
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0001000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
14Bud BlackP23   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
19Gene HostP23   2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
37Dick MarloweP27   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
26Jim BradyP20   0100000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals18805364789149420950150745432664361828305850133.279.353.420773.141.265.2890.9635.822536115
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
17Frank Lary26   21133.15413820321294.0289116103201161653101.388.850.613.555.051.42
21Paul Foytack25   15133.59433316151256.0211114102241421848301.387.420.844.996.471.30
44Billy Hoeft24   20144.06383418420248.0276127112221041727001.5310.020.803.776.241.65
18Steve Gromek36   864.28401340124141.014274672547640001.349.061.603.004.091.36
23Virgil Trucks39   653.8322163131120.010456511563433001.397.801.134.733.230.68
47Duke Maas27   076.572670010063.1815146932341001.7911.571.294.574.861.06
22Al Aber28   443.434200028763.0653024125212001.439.290.143.573.000.84
14Jim Bunning24   513.74153005153.1552422628343001.579.341.024.755.771.21
29Walt Masterson36   114.143500018049.2542823232280001.729.720.365.765.040.88
28Bob Miller20   025.63113001031.2372320522161001.8410.411.416.194.500.73
31Ned Garver30   024.0063101017.21510821360001.567.501.006.503.000.46
37Dick Marlowe27   115.7371001011.012871940001.919.820.827.363.270.44
14Bud Black23   113.6051002010.010442571001.509.001.804.506.301.40
26Jim Brady20   0030.006000306.115212031130004.3322.504.5016.504.500.27
25Hal Woodeshick23   0214.402200005.112881310003.0021.601.805.401.800.33
19Gene Host23   007.201100004.29442250102.2016.203.603.609.002.50
29Pete Wojey36   002.252000004.02110110000.754.500.002.252.251.00
Batting Totals82724.0634215562993151379138969962214065578829501.489.070.914.275.141.20
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank HouseC884503378.9860.00
Red WilsonC783933447.9910.00
Charlie LauC3170001.0000.00
Walt StreuliC313111.9330.00
J.W. PorterC270011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Earl Torgeson1B8362332562.9920.00
Jack Phillips1B5642232949.9810.00
Wayne Belardi1B3124017321.9880.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank Bolling2B1022232601172.9780.00
Jim Brideweser2B318483420.9770.00
Reno Bertoia2B185157218.9820.00
Buddy Hicks2B61513021.0000.00
Fred Hatfield2B476011.0000.00
Jack Phillips2B11010.5000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ray Boone3B1301512431723.9590.00
Bob Kennedy3B27353883.9010.00
Jim Brideweser3B425011.0000.00
Reno Bertoia3B234011.0000.00
Buddy Hicks3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Harvey KuennSS1412193882086.9680.00
Jim BrideweserSS322751112.9870.00
Buddy HicksSS16618031.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Al KalineOF1533431864.9840.00
Bill TuttleOF1373481392.9760.00
Charlie MaxwellOF1362811241.9870.00
Bob KennedyOF2952240.9310.00
Jim SmallOF2647030.9400.00
Chick KingOF44010.8000.00
Jim DelsingOF330001.0000.00
Wayne BelardiOF23020.6000.00
J.W. PorterOF22010.6670.00
Harvey KuennOF10000.0000.00
Jack PhillipsOF120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Paul FoytackP43256113335.9361.55
Al AberP426311211.9291.86
Frank LaryP41294154533.9521.84
Steve GromekP40141116001.0001.09
Billy HoeftP3824852811.9711.20
Walt MastersonP35493621.8181.65
Duke MaasP26635820.8671.85
Virgil TrucksP2212061831.8891.80
Jim BunningP155326001.0001.36
Bob MillerP11312321.7141.44
Dick MarloweP71121001.0002.45
Jim BradyP6601001.0001.48
Ned GarverP61715011.0003.14
Bud BlackP51012001.0002.70
Pete WojeyP2402001.0004.50
Hal WoodeshickP2511001.0003.53
Gene HostP140000.0000.00


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