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1956 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
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
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1956 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11956-04-17L 1-2 KC1
    21956-04-19L 1-4 KC1
    31956-04-20L 1-3 @CLE
    41956-04-21W 7-6 @CLE
    51956-04-22W 6-4 @CLE
    61956-04-22L 2-5 @CLE
    71956-04-24W 7-4 @KC1
    81956-04-27L 3-4 CLE
    91956-04-29W 1-0 CLE
    101956-04-29L 4-8 CLE
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    111956-05-01L 2-9 @NYA
    121956-05-02W 8-1 @NYA
    131956-05-03L 2-5 @BOS
    141956-05-04L 4-6 @BOS
    151956-05-05W 16-4 @BOS
    161956-05-06L 2-6 @BAL
    171956-05-06L 3-4 @BAL
    181956-05-07L 3-4 @BAL
    191956-05-08W 14-6 @WS1
    201956-05-09W 7-3 @WS1
    211956-05-11L 7-9 CHA
    221956-05-12L 6-7 CHA
    231956-05-13L 1-8 CHA
    241956-05-15W 6-3 BOS
    251956-05-16L 2-4 BOS
    261956-05-18W 3-2 BAL
    271956-05-19L 4-5 BAL
    281956-05-20W 4-2 WS1
    291956-05-20W 7-1 WS1
    301956-05-22W 3-2 NYA
    311956-05-23L 5-13 NYA
    321956-05-24L 4-11 NYA
    331956-05-25L 3-6 KC1
    341956-05-26W 12-6 KC1
    351956-05-27W 8-2 KC1
    361956-05-27L 0-5 KC1
    371956-05-28W 3-1 @CLE
    381956-05-30W 11-3 @KC1
    391956-05-30W 5-1 @KC1
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    401956-06-01W 6-3 @NYA
    411956-06-03W 6-3 @NYA
    421956-06-03W 7-4 @NYA
    431956-06-05W 14-11 @BOS
    441956-06-06L 4-5 @BOS
    451956-06-07L 5-6 @BOS
    461956-06-08W 7-0 @WS1
    471956-06-09W 5-3 @WS1
    481956-06-10L 5-6 @WS1
    491956-06-10L 9-12 @WS1
    501956-06-11L 4-5 @BAL
    511956-06-12W 8-1 @BAL
    521956-06-13W 2-0 @BAL
    531956-06-15W 5-2 BOS
    541956-06-16L 5-6 BOS
    551956-06-17L 2-13 BOS
    561956-06-18L 4-7 NYA
    571956-06-19L 3-5 NYA
    581956-06-20L 1-4 NYA
    591956-06-22L 2-3 BAL
    601956-06-24L 2-3 BAL
    611956-06-24L 2-3 BAL
    621956-06-25L 3-5 WS1
    631956-06-26W 2-2 WS1
    641956-06-27L 1-3 WS1
    651956-06-28W 4-0 @KC1
    661956-06-29W 5-0 @KC1
    671956-06-30W 14-2 @KC1
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    681956-07-01L 3-4 @KC1
    691956-07-02L 3-9 CHA
    701956-07-03L 0-6 CHA
    711956-07-04L 4-6 CLE
    721956-07-04L 1-3 CLE
    731956-07-05W 13-7 CLE
    741956-07-06L 0-14 @CHA
    751956-07-07W 12-8 @CHA
    761956-07-08W 17-5 @CHA
    771956-07-08W 8-6 @CHA
    781956-07-12W 4-2 @WS1
    791956-07-13L 11-12 @WS1
    801956-07-14W 6-5 @WS1
    811956-07-15L 2-7 @BAL
    821956-07-15L 3-6 @BAL
    831956-07-17L 0-4 @NYA
    841956-07-18W 8-4 @NYA
    851956-07-18W 4-3 @NYA
    861956-07-19L 3-7 @NYA
    871956-07-20W 9-6 @BOS
    881956-07-21L 3-9 @BOS
    891956-07-22L 6-8 @BOS
    901956-07-24W 9-7 BAL
    911956-07-24L 5-11 BAL
    921956-07-25W 6-2 BAL
    931956-07-26L 6-11 BAL
    941956-07-27W 5-4 WS1
    951956-07-28L 5-6 WS1
    961956-07-29W 6-0 WS1
    971956-07-29L 1-4 WS1
    981956-07-30W 4-1 BOS
    991956-07-31W 6-4 BOS
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1001956-08-01L 4-5 BOS
    1011956-08-02L 3-18 BOS
    1021956-08-03W 10-4 NYA
    1031956-08-04W 5-4 NYA
    1041956-08-05W 8-5 NYA
    1051956-08-06W 9-0 CLE
    1061956-08-07L 2-5 CLE
    1071956-08-08W 8-7 KC1
    1081956-08-09L 3-5 KC1
    1091956-08-10L 1-6 CHA
    1101956-08-11W 5-1 CHA
    1111956-08-12W 5-2 CHA
    1121956-08-14W 6-4 @CLE
    1131956-08-15W 1-0 @CLE
    1141956-08-16L 4-5 @CLE
    1151956-08-17L 3-4 @CHA
    1161956-08-18L 1-2 @CHA
    1171956-08-19W 3-1 @CHA
    1181956-08-19L 1-4 @CHA
    1191956-08-21W 8-3 @WS1
    1201956-08-22W 9-5 @WS1
    1211956-08-23L 0-3 @BAL
    1221956-08-24W 4-1 @BAL
    1231956-08-25W 7-3 @BAL
    1241956-08-26L 0-7 @NYA
    1251956-08-26W 5-4 @NYA
    1261956-08-28W 6-3 @BOS
    1271956-08-29L 2-4 @BOS
    1281956-08-31W 6-1 KC1
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1291956-09-01W 6-1 KC1
    1301956-09-02W 3-1 KC1
    1311956-09-03W 11-8 @CHA
    1321956-09-03L 3-5 @CHA
    1331956-09-04L 4-11 @CHA
    1341956-09-06W 6-0 @KC1
    1351956-09-07W 12-8 @KC1
    1361956-09-08W 2-1 @KC1
    1371956-09-09W 7-3 @KC1
    1381956-09-11W 12-0 WS1
    1391956-09-12W 3-2 WS1
    1401956-09-13W 7-2 WS1
    1411956-09-14L 1-5 NYA
    1421956-09-15W 6-2 NYA
    1431956-09-16W 5-4 BOS
    1441956-09-16W 8-4 BOS
    1451956-09-18W 6-2 BAL
    1461956-09-19W 9-1 BAL
    1471956-09-21L 1-5 CLE
    1481956-09-22L 1-5 CLE
    1491956-09-23W 11-1 CLE
    1501956-09-24L 11-14 CHA
    1511956-09-25W 5-3 CHA
    1521956-09-26W 4-1 CHA
    1531956-09-28L 1-2 @CLE
    1541956-09-29W 9-1 @CLE
    1551956-09-30W 8-4 @CLE
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    83-72
    Frank House 78
    Red Wilson 70
    Walt Streuli 3
    Charlie Lau 3
    JW Porter 1
    Earl Torgeson 75
    Jack Phillips 55
    Wayne Belardi 25
    Frank Bolling 99
    Jim Brideweser 31
    Reno Bertoia 18
    Buddy Hicks 5
    Fred Hatfield 2
    Ray Boone 130
    Bob Kennedy 21
    Jim Brideweser 3
    Reno Bertoia 1
    Harvey Kuenn 140
    Jim Brideweser 11
    Buddy Hicks 4
    Charlie Maxwell 130
    Bob Kennedy 15
    Chick King 2
    Jim Delsing 2
    JW Porter 2
    Jim Small 2
    Wayne Belardi 1
    Jack Phillips 1
    Bill Tuttle 133
    Jim Small 13
    Al Kaline 9
    Al Kaline 144
    Bob Kennedy 5
    Jim Small 4
    Charlie Maxwell 2


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