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1959 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 76-78 .494
Rank: 4th in American League
Run Differential: 713-732 -19
Manager(s): Jimmy Dykes, Bill Norman
General Manager: John McHale (1959-01-25), Rick Ferrell (1959-04-11), Rick Ferrell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 1,221,221 8/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

First Base Coach: Tommy Henrich
Pitching Coach: Willis Hudlin
Third Base Coach: Billy Hitchcock
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9460.610--
8965.5785.0
7975.51315.0
7678.49418.0
7579.48719.0
7480.48120.0
6688.42928.0
6391.40931.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
36Ossie Alvarez25201
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
11Lou BerberetC293383873
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13
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4400355901079.216.284.367651.151.254.2201.6926.0124380
2Frank Bolling2B2745956122
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5522453772726.266.330.403733.137.235.2650.8235.3185513
8Rocky BridgesSS3138138102
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3
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35123035125314.268.319.349668.081.157.2861.17127.0133419
14Jim BunningP2789717
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70052500805.191.234.247481.056.112.2545.0089.022102
19Pete BurnsideP2810000000001500100.000.091.00091.000.100.0005.00--012
24Neil ChrisleyOF27106714
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06
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1100121010011.132.218.330548.198.311.0880.8317.735119
27Jerry DavieP261014
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0002002300000.400.500.400900.000.200.5711.50--412
26Steve Demeter3B241812
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1
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001000100001.111.111.167278.056.056.118----318
25Larry DobyOF3555512
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04008900010.218.313.309622.091.236.2551.13--1764
21Paul FoytackP288169
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0020052010601.111.163.123286.012.074.1484.00--1092
3Johnny GrothOF321021224
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7
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100071400300.235.284.353637.118.186.2642.00102.036112
5Gail Harris1B273493977
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9
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3901294963127.221.279.327606.106.186.2321.6938.8114381
44Billy HoeftP27301
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0000000000200.333.333.333666.000.000.333----15
6Al KalineOF2451186167
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27
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9410472424122611.327.406.530936.204.356.3130.5818.9271591
7Harvey KuennOF2856199198
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7172483711346.353.401.501902.148.242.3640.7762.3281616
17Frank LaryP2980710
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20042600801.125.167.200367.075.125.1706.5080.01692
12Charlie LauC26601
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0000000200000.167.167.167334.000.000.250----16
22Ted LepcioSS-2B282152560
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2420174902207.279.332.414746.135.223.3332.8830.789234
4Charlie MaxwellOF3251881130
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12
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9502819165429.251.351.461812.210.363.2491.1216.7239605
18Tom MorganP292339
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4000600001.391.391.6521043.261.261.467--11.51523
15Don MossiP3077613
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80032800510.169.198.260458.091.130.2459.3377.02086
16Ray NarleskiP302102
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00000400401.095.095.190285.095.095.118----425
32Bobo Osborne1B232092740
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2110164120013.191.248.278526.086.167.2232.5669.758226
20Barney SchultzP32202
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25Ron ShoopC27711
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0001000100001.143.143.143286.000.000.167----17
30Dave SislerP27511
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0000000400100.200.200.200400.000.0001.000----16
26Bob SmithP281000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
26Jim StumpP27111
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0000000000001.0001.0002.00030001.0001.0001.000----21
26George SusceP271000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
23Coot VealSS26891218
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15008711410.202.265.247512.045.135.2070.8889.022102
10Red WilsonC302282860
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3522102321348.263.289.408697.145.189.2732.3057.093245
1Eddie Yost3B32521115145
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619213577121436.278.425.436861.157.430.2910.5724.8227663
9Gus Zernial1B361321130
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260072700023.227.262.417679.189.242.2303.8618.955141
Batting Totals19005211713134619630160667341758073544317340101.258.330.400730.141.256.2721.2732.620825904
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
30Hank Aguirre28003.0030002024110330002.3312.000.009.009.001.00
26Jim Stump27002.455000201112331460001.459.820.823.274.911.50
26Bob Smith28038.189000601120151053100002.0916.364.092.458.183.33
30Dave Sisler27133.983200018751462823436293011.587.960.696.235.020.81
20Barney Schultz32124.5013000701817129114170011.728.500.507.008.501.21
37Jim Proctor230115.0021000028550300003.6724.000.009.000.000.00
16Ray Narleski304125.8042101021510410583672159714011.589.091.825.116.141.20
15Don Mossi301793.36343015320228210928520491252131.148.290.791.934.932.55
18Tom Morgan29143.9746100229929448411118392161.209.101.061.743.772.17
17Frank Lary2917103.5532321130022322510988234613721111.229.080.931.865.532.98
44Billy Hoeft27115.0022000096550420001.116.000.004.002.000.50
21Paul Foytack2814144.6539371121124023913712434641106121.268.961.282.404.131.72
27Jerry Davie26224.14115101036402517817201041.549.731.954.144.861.18
19Pete Burnside28133.773000011162553126725492021.297.981.023.637.111.96
14Jim Bunning2717133.89403514141249220111108377520111111.187.921.332.707.242.68
20Bob Bruce26019.0021001022521311002.509.004.5013.504.500.33
26George Susce270012.60900030142422214990022.2014.402.405.405.401.00
Pitching Totals76784.203511545391012413601327732635177432829245441.298.781.172.865.491.92
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lou BerberetC955113964.9890.00
Red WilsonC643742558.9880.00
Ron ShoopC380001.0000.00
Charlie LauC2111011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gail Harris1B9372857659.9920.00
Bobo Osborne1B5637727736.9830.00
Gus Zernial1B3219710620.9720.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank Bolling2B126281340881.9870.00
Ted Lepcio2B245958518.9590.00
Rocky Bridges2B51615041.0000.00
Eddie Yost2B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Eddie Yost3B1461682591721.9620.00
Ted Lepcio3B1152010.9620.00
Steve Demeter3B44611.9090.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rocky BridgesSS1101792932466.9520.00
Coot VealSS725796616.9620.00
Ted LepcioSS353265512.9510.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Harvey KuennOF137247630.9880.00
Al KalineOF136364440.9890.00
Charlie MaxwellOF136285641.9860.00
Johnny GrothOF4158010.9830.00
Neil ChrisleyOF21280001.0000.00
Larry DobyOF1623111.9600.00
Bobo OsborneOF11010.5000.00
Gus ZernialOF110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom MorganP4692415021.0001.85
Ray NarleskiP421044820.8571.04
Jim BunningP40249111631.9000.98
Paul FoytackP3924093610.9781.69
Don MossiP34228123815.9801.97
Frank LaryP32223153431.9421.98
Dave SislerP325107001.0001.23
Pete BurnsideP3062311011.0002.03
Barney SchultzP13181220.6001.49
Jerry DavieP113649001.0003.23
Bob SmithP9110310.7502.45
George SusceP91421001.0001.90
Jim StumpP51112001.0002.43
Hank AguirreP3201011.0004.09
Bob BruceP220000.0000.00
Billy HoeftP2902001.0002.00
Jim ProctorP2201001.0004.09


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