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1956 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

+ Starting Pitcher Log
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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
  • A complete listing of starting pitchers and boxscore results for the selected team and season.
  • A Quality start (QS) is defined as pitching 6 or more innings with 3 or least earned runs.
  • Game Score (Gsc) was derived by Bill James was created to provide a more precise measure of a pitcher's start. See calculation
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    11956-04-17L 1-2 vs KC1Frank LaryL0-1Q11403296220140003470 2.000.78-------1491.6
    21956-04-19L 1-4 vs KC1Steve GromekL0-1-1117611059440010002434 7.201.80-------861.3
    31956-04-20L 1-3 @CLENed GarverL0-1Q1115814586331510013454 3.381.38-------1291.3
    41956-04-21W 7-6 @CLEBob Miller-0-0-1153645220420002042 4.502.25-------541.3
    51956-04-22W 6-4 @CLEFrank Lary-0-1-22413348440540002329 4.151.54-------515.0
    61956-04-22L 2-5 @CLEDick MarloweL0-1-21901545441510002132 6.001.67-------460.7
    71956-04-24W 7-4 @KC1Steve GromekW1-1-2217711196441330013859 5.141.29-------9160.6
    81956-04-27L 3-4 vs CLEFrank LaryL0-2-3342349.29442310003851 3.911.39-------11140.8
    91956-04-29L 4-8 vs CLEBud BlackL1-1-21641333211000729 5.401.20-------020.0
    101956-04-29W 1-0 vs CLEBilly HoeftW1-0Q2112891109000250003877 0.001.00-------11111.0
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    111956-05-01L 2-9 @NYASteve GromekL1-2-3317811247741210002225 6.001.50-------480.5
    121956-05-02W 8-1 @NYAFrank LaryW1-2Q44433593111250013380 3.091.16-------11111.0
    131956-05-03L 2-5 @BOSDuke MaasL0-1-5123176.110552380003137 9.002.27-------551.0
    141956-05-04L 4-6 @BOSPaul FoytackL0-1-6134267551410002735 3.751.33-------871.1
    151956-05-05W 16-4 @BOSBilly HoeftW2-0-3212992910441201003949 1.801.15-------12150.8
    161956-05-06L 2-6 @BALSteve GromekL1-3-4417911375651620003141 6.121.52-------4140.3
    171956-05-06L 3-4 @BALFrank LaryL1-3Q55443665430430002647 3.321.21-------951.8
    181956-05-07L 3-4 @BALVirgil Trucks-0-0Q2117713588330650003653 5.731.73-------7100.7
    191956-05-08W 14-6 @WS1Duke Maas-0-1-6224183.25551320001726 9.602.20-------522.5
    201956-05-09W 7-3 @WS1Paul FoytackW1-1Q8236395331570003467 3.271.23-------1343.3
    211956-05-11L 7-9 vs CHAFrank LaryL1-4-66453726440000101124 4.051.30-------414.0
    221956-05-12L 6-7 vs CHABilly HoeftL2-1-4313093412762121002413 3.751.50-------723.5
    231956-05-13L 1-8 vs CHAVirgil TrucksL0-1-321781365.16441200002337 6.191.69-------1142.8
    241956-05-15W 6-3 vs BOSPaul FoytackW2-1Q9337477332350002953 3.411.28-------771.0
    251956-05-16L 2-4 vs BOSFrank LaryL1-5-87473879440640003541 4.041.45-------1061.7
    261956-05-18W 3-2 vs BALBilly HoeftW3-1Q541319497220330013865 3.271.39-------10150.7
    271956-05-19L 4-5 vs BALDuke MaasL0-2Q8326196.210430430003737 7.432.09-------1462.3
    281956-05-20W 4-2 vs WS1Paul FoytackW3-1Q10438599220131003463 3.081.24-------1291.3
    291956-05-20W 7-1 vs WS1Virgil Trucks-0-1-4317913732000100001052 5.211.58-------522.5
    301956-05-22W 3-2 vs NYAFrank LaryW2-5Q98483997220240003467 3.721.38-------10110.9
    311956-05-23L 5-13 vs NYABilly HoeftL3-2-65132951.16650300001310 4.501.62-------221.0
    321956-05-24L 4-11 vs NYADuke MaasL0-3-94272026442020001226 8.282.16-------221.0
    331956-05-25L 3-6 vs KC1Paul FoytackL3-2Q11539675630550213549 3.201.27-------1271.7
    341956-05-26W 12-6 vs KC1Billy HoeftW4-2-761339699662370003949 4.811.56-------9110.8
    351956-05-27W 8-2 vs KC1Frank LaryW3-5Q109494099221280003567 3.491.36-------1061.7
    361956-05-27L 0-5 vs KC1Duke MaasL0-4-105282158441040002239 8.102.07-------190.1
    371956-05-28W 3-1 @CLESteve GromekW3-3Q12518711496110150003375 3.631.21-------6150.4
    381956-05-30W 5-1 @KC1Virgil TrucksW1-1Q5418013893111120003078 3.861.21-------12121.0
    391956-05-30W 11-3 @KC1Paul FoytackW4-2Q12640796332440003863 3.171.24-------11130.8
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    401956-06-01W 6-3 @NYAFrank LaryW4-5Q1110504199332160013862 3.431.33-------8130.6
    411956-06-03W 6-3 @NYABilly HoeftW5-2Q871349799330270003762 4.501.50-------5140.4
    421956-06-03W 7-4 @NYASteve Gromek-3-3-13618811566442010012445 3.881.19-------881.0
    431956-06-05W 14-11 @BOSVirgil TrucksW2-1-6518113957552350002535 4.641.33-------551.0
    441956-06-06L 4-5 @BOSPaul FoytackL4-3-1474287.15540641003447 3.341.29-------8110.7
    451956-06-07L 5-6 @BOSFrank Lary-4-5-121151425.113431450003428 3.561.46-------661.0
    461956-06-08W 7-0 @WS1Billy HoeftW6-2Q981359896000470003678 3.841.44-------1362.2
    471956-06-09W 5-3 @WS1Steve GromekW4-3Q147189116106331330003968 3.711.15-------9180.5
    481956-06-10L 9-12 @WS1Paul FoytackL4-4-15843935441230001532 3.741.34-------140.3
    491956-06-10L 5-6 @WS1Virgil Trucks-2-1Q7618214069330210023041 4.621.41-------890.9
    501956-06-11L 4-5 @BALFrank LaryL4-6-1312524368551121022937 3.831.46-------1061.7
    511956-06-12W 8-1 @BALBilly HoeftW7-2Q1091369997110470003772 3.471.41-------6130.5
    521956-06-13W 2-0 @BALPaul Foytack-4-4Q169441077000451003164 3.381.36-------881.0
    531956-06-15W 5-2 vs BOSFrank Lary-4-6Q141353446.211221330013342 3.731.50-------780.9
    541956-06-16L 5-6 vs BOSSteve Gromek-5-3Q16819111777331030012854 3.621.10-------7100.7
    551956-06-17L 2-13 vs BOSBilly HoeftL8-3-12101381003.28550320002120 3.791.45-------350.6
    561956-06-18L 4-7 vs NYAPaul FoytackL4-5-1710451188772370003342 3.831.36-------5100.5
    571956-06-19L 3-5 vs NYAFrank LaryL4-7-15145445811541340003743 3.791.52-------1091.1
    581956-06-20L 1-4 vs NYABilly HoeftL8-4-131113910187443251003155 3.861.42-------1081.3
    591956-06-22L 2-3 vs BALPaul Foytack-4-5Q1811461298220572004065 3.641.37-------9110.8
    601956-06-24L 2-3 vs BALSteve GromekL5-4Q1891931186.29332210013141 3.641.18-------991.0
    611956-06-24L 2-3 vs BALFrank LaryL4-8-1615554626330020001230 3.981.55-------130.3
    621956-06-25L 3-5 vs WS1Billy HoeftL8-5-14121401027.2105417100003942 3.911.48-------761.2
    631956-06-26W 2-2 vs WS1Paul Foytack-4-5-191247133.25220240001941 3.681.39-------441.0
    641956-06-27L 1-3 vs WS1Frank LaryL4-9Q1716564787220650013759 3.861.55-------1271.7
    651956-06-28W 4-0 @KC1Virgil TrucksW3-2Q11718614196000330003475 3.151.20-------9130.7
    661956-06-29W 5-0 @KC1Billy HoeftW9-5Q151314110395000250003280 3.561.42-------8120.7
    671956-06-30W 14-2 @KC1Paul FoytackW5-5Q2013481498220360103766 3.531.37-------10101.0
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    681956-07-01L 3-4 @KC1Frank LaryL4-10-181757485.28440440012835 4.001.59-------290.2
    691956-07-02L 3-9 vs CHAVirgil TrucksL3-3Q1281871426.16420320002647 3.091.21-------4110.4
    701956-07-03L 0-6 vs CHABilly HoeftL9-6-161414210469651250002935 3.791.44-------590.6
    711956-07-04L 4-6 vs CLEPaul FoytackL5-6-2114491595651951004051 3.651.39-------8130.6
    721956-07-04L 1-3 vs CLEDuke MaasL0-5Q216392266330340002749 6.121.76-------951.8
    731956-07-05W 13-7 vs CLEFrank LaryW5-10Q1918584995732530013955 3.931.56-------14111.3
    741956-07-06L 0-14 @CHASteve GromekL5-5-201019511924541100001125 3.891.20-------431.3
    751956-07-07W 12-8 @CHABilly HoeftW10-6-17151431056.110771460003126 4.141.49-------290.2
    761956-07-08W 17-5 @CHAPaul FoytackW6-6-2215501698542560004054 3.681.39-------1200.1
    771956-07-08W 8-6 @CHAFrank LaryW6-10-201959508.110660121003639 4.071.53-------8150.5
    781956-07-12W 4-2 @WS1Billy HoeftW11-6Q181614410694211550003873 3.911.45-------12121.0
    791956-07-13L 11-12 @WS1Paul Foytack-6-6-2316511734551320001528 3.951.41-------240.5
    801956-07-14W 6-5 @WS1Frank LaryW7-10Q2120605188331460003656 4.031.53-------1171.6
    811956-07-15L 2-7 @BALNed GarverL0-2-3216014655421520002642 5.541.85-------680.8
    821956-07-15L 3-6 @BALVirgil TrucksL3-4-1391881436.26662850003433 3.581.30-------5100.5
    831956-07-17L 0-4 @NYABilly HoeftL11-7-201714610779440541003442 4.081.48-------881.0
    841956-07-18W 8-4 @NYAPaul FoytackW7-6-24175218974415100003962 3.951.41-------4140.3
    851956-07-18W 4-3 @NYAFrank LaryW8-10Q2221615296320540004064 3.911.51-------13121.1
    861956-07-19L 3-7 @NYADuke MaasL0-7-26744235.111770300003014 6.431.79-------790.8
    871956-07-20W 9-6 @BOSVirgil TrucksW4-4-14101891445.15520401002539 3.531.32-------5110.5
    881956-07-21L 3-9 @BOSBilly HoeftL11-8-211814710869550220002834 4.241.50-------871.1
    891956-07-22L 6-8 @BOSFrank LaryL8-11-232262535.110771710003213 4.181.57-------680.8
    901956-07-24W 9-7 vs BALPaul Foytack-7-6-2518531925430200001426 4.101.44-------250.4
    911956-07-24L 5-11 vs BALBob MillerL0-1-3255714660300001012 11.572.71-------120.5
    921956-07-25W 6-2 vs BALVirgil Trucks-4-4Q151119014578220120013054 3.451.31-------6120.5
    931956-07-26L 6-11 vs BALBilly HoeftL11-9-22191481093.16761510002115 4.531.55-------818.0
    941956-07-27W 5-4 vs WS1Frank LaryW9-11-25236454911440180013656 4.291.58-------5100.5
    951956-07-28L 5-6 vs WS1Paul FoytackL8-7-28195620976526150003960 4.071.42-------751.4
    961956-07-29W 6-0 vs WS1Billy HoeftW12-9Q2320149110960004120003683 4.261.52-------590.6
    971956-07-29L 1-4 vs WS1Jim BunningL0-1-111693.25320430001936 4.502.25-------260.3
    981956-07-30W 4-1 vs BOSVirgil TrucksW5-4Q161219114693111810013770 3.221.31-------7170.4
    991956-07-31W 6-4 vs BOSFrank LaryW10-11-2624655594441440003463 4.271.55-------10130.8
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    1001956-08-01L 4-5 vs BOSPaul FoytackL8-8-2920572178552520003438 4.181.44-------3160.2
    1011956-08-02L 3-18 vs BOSBob MillerL0-2-635881233121000730 7.311.94-------20-
    1021956-08-03W 10-4 vs NYABilly HoeftW13-9-242115011198441390003661 4.241.50-------4120.3
    1031956-08-04W 5-4 vs NYAVirgil Trucks-5-4-171319214754442430002342 3.421.32-------661.0
    1041956-08-05W 8-5 vs NYAFrank Lary-10-11-272566562.29442100001717 4.401.58-------441.0
    1051956-08-06W 9-0 vs CLEPaul FoytackW9-8Q3021582295000380003382 3.941.41-------7100.7
    1061956-08-07L 2-5 vs CLEFrank LaryL10-12Q28266757610331251002943 4.401.59-------751.4
    1071956-08-08W 8-7 vs KC1Billy Hoeft-13-9-252215111227550010001319 4.471.53-------140.3
    1081956-08-09L 3-5 vs KC1Virgil TrucksL5-5-181419314835552330001727 3.761.36-------331.0
    1091956-08-10L 1-6 vs CHAPaul FoytackL9-9-3122592377661830003534 4.101.44-------6110.5
    1101956-08-11W 5-1 vs CHAFrank LaryW11-12Q2927685897100230003672 4.201.56-------1772.4
    1111956-08-12W 5-2 vs CHABilly HoeftW14-9Q262315211398220260003567 4.341.51-------8110.7
    1121956-08-14W 6-4 @CLEPaul Foytack-9-9Q3223602486331470013461 4.071.43-------4120.3
    1131956-08-15W 1-0 @CLEFrank LaryW12-12Q3028695996000460003777 4.011.54-------9130.7
    1141956-08-16L 4-5 @CLEBilly HoeftL14-10-272415311423441430011329 4.501.53-------020.0
    1151956-08-17L 3-4 @CHAVirgil Trucks-5-5Q19151941497.28331251013352 3.761.36-------1171.6
    1161956-08-18L 1-2 @CHAPaul FoytackL9-10Q3324612587220740003657 3.991.44-------1091.1
    1171956-08-19L 1-4 @CHABilly HoeftL14-11Q282515411588430361003355 4.451.52-------1252.4
    1181956-08-19W 3-1 @CHAFrank LaryW13-12Q31297060118110750004775 3.851.53-------13150.9
    1191956-08-21W 8-3 @WS1Steve GromekW7-5Q361121112099331560004058 3.701.26-------4170.2
    1201956-08-22W 9-5 @WS1Paul FoytackW10-10-342562268.27552670003749 4.041.44-------4130.3
    1211956-08-23L 0-3 @BALFrank LaryL13-13Q3230716179320340003350 3.811.54-------981.1
    1221956-08-24W 4-1 @BALBilly HoeftW15-11Q292615511698110661003967 4.281.52-------1271.7
    1231956-08-25W 7-3 @BALJim BunningW4-1Q72221065320330002652 3.211.86-------780.9
    1241956-08-26L 0-7 @NYAPaul FoytackL10-11-3526632749420030002235 4.051.46-------741.8
    1251956-08-26W 5-4 @NYASteve GromekW8-5-37122121218.111441230003845 3.741.28-------8140.6
    1261956-08-28W 6-3 @BOSFrank LaryW14-13Q3431736295332490003570 3.781.52-------1252.4
    1271956-08-29L 2-4 @BOSBilly HoeftL15-12-30271561171.26410200001323 4.291.55-------414.0
    1281956-08-31W 6-1 vs KC1Paul FoytackW11-11Q3627642893100260103283 3.871.42-------1472.0
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherDecW-LQSGGSC-GC-GSIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBBFGscERAWHIPPitStrBalStr%FoulswStrcaStrGBFB%
    1291956-09-01W 6-1 vs KC1Frank LaryW15-13Q3532746399110060013571 3.681.50-------9100.9
    1301956-09-02W 3-1 vs KC1Billy HoeftW16-12Q312815711898110240003769 4.141.53-------5180.3
    1311956-09-03W 11-8 @CHAJim Bunning-4-1-9324114.26330121002139 3.251.69-------2100.2
    1321956-09-03L 3-5 @CHASteve GromekL8-6-38132131221333200000629 3.911.29-------212.0
    1331956-09-04L 4-11 @CHAPaul FoytackL11-12-372865292.12330510001432 3.961.44-------150.2
    1341956-09-06W 6-0 @KC1Frank LaryW16-13Q3633756494000040003083 3.541.46-------12101.2
    1351956-09-07W 12-8 @KC1Billy HoeftW17-12-32291581196.111660240013128 4.281.55-------580.6
    1361956-09-08W 2-1 @KC1Paul FoytackW12-12Q3829663098110350003769 3.841.43-------1381.6
    1371956-09-09W 7-3 @KC1Virgil TrucksW6-5Q221619715069330310002740 3.831.39-------3110.3
    1381956-09-11W 12-0 vs WS1Frank LaryW17-13Q3734766592000450003284 3.421.43-------1291.3
    1391956-09-12W 3-2 vs WS1Billy HoeftW18-12Q3330159120911221250003960 4.181.54-------9130.7
    1401956-09-13W 7-2 vs WS1Paul FoytackW13-12Q3930673195220351003571 3.771.41-------12111.1
    1411956-09-14L 1-5 vs NYAHal WoodeshickL0-1-111136440110001629 12.002.33-------350.6
    1421956-09-15W 6-2 vs NYAFrank LaryW18-13Q3835776695220270013574 3.371.41-------8120.7
    1431956-09-16W 5-4 vs BOSBilly Hoeft-18-12Q3431160121711430250013344 4.171.55-------771.0
    1441956-09-16W 8-4 vs BOSGene Host-0-0-11114.29442250102431 7.202.20-------260.3
    1451956-09-18W 6-2 vs BALPaul FoytackW14-12Q4031683298220270003668 3.701.40-------1452.8
    1461956-09-19W 9-1 vs BALFrank LaryW19-13Q3936786798110340003668 3.291.41-------10110.9
    1471956-09-21L 1-5 vs CLEBilly HoeftL18-13Q353216112278532670003646 4.161.57-------961.5
    1481956-09-22L 1-5 vs CLEPaul FoytackL14-13-4132693396541591003761 3.711.39-------1071.4
    1491956-09-23W 11-1 vs CLEFrank LaryW20-13Q4037796892110630013676 3.221.39-------9150.6
    1501956-09-24L 11-14 vs CHAHal WoodeshickL0-2-22222.16441200001422 14.403.00-------422.0
    1511956-09-25W 5-3 vs CHABilly HoeftW19-13Q363316212398331370013863 4.121.56-------6130.5
    1521956-09-26W 4-1 vs CHAPaul FoytackW15-13Q4233703493111660003677 3.611.38-------6150.4
    1531956-09-28L 1-2 @CLEBilly HoeftL19-14Q373416312486220250003165 4.061.54-------1081.3
    1541956-09-29W 9-1 @CLEFrank LaryW21-13Q4138806998110180003474 3.151.38-------981.1
    1551956-09-30W 8-4 @CLENed Garver-0-2-6316314732000030001156 4.001.56-------422.0


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