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1961 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 101-61 .623
Rank: 2nd in American League
Run Differential: 841-671 + 170
Roster Continuity 59.73% 15/16
Manager(s): Bob Scheffing
General Manager: Rick Ferrell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,600,710 3/18
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

First Base Coach: Don Heffner
Pitching Coach: Tom Ferrick
Third Base Coach: Phil Cavarretta
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10953.673--
10161.6238.0
9567.58614.0
8676.53123.0
7883.48430.5
7686.46933.0
7090.43738.0
7091.43538.5
61100.37947.5
61100.37947.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
2Jake Wood2B24   66396171
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14
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11
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693095814142248.258.320.376696.118.237.3112.4360.3249731
38Bill BrutonOF35   59699153
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15
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5
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17
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63226616630539.257.327.384711.128.257.2641.0835.1229668
6Al KalineOF26   586116190
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821416642424516.324.393.515908.191.326.3230.6430.8302665
7Rocky ColavitoOF27   583129169
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2
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45
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1401211375222814.290.402.580982.290.482.2630.6613.0338708
25Norm Cash1B26   535119193
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8
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41
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132115124859192216.361.487.6621149.301.544.3700.6913.0354672
9Chico FernandezSS29   43541108
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4
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40853645044114.248.305.322627.074.163.2711.25145.0140476
1Steve Boros3B24   39651107
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6242684282678.270.382.364746.093.270.2870.6279.2144485
10Dick BrownC26   3083282
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2
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45022257023310.266.312.474786.208.273.2772.5919.3146336
3Dick McAuliffeSS21   2853673
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4
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3323243940115.256.322.389711.133.214.2781.6347.5111315
12Mike RoarkeC30   2292151
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2200203103226.223.283.284567.061.148.2471.55114.565253
4Charlie MaxwellOF34   1311130
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1800202412011.229.333.405738.176.328.2431.2026.253153
17Frank LaryP31   1081325
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50032710302.231.259.278537.046.074.3009.00108.030115
40Bubba MortonOF29   1082631
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193192511021.287.342.407749.120.222.3492.7854.044120
14Jim BunningP29   100613
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0040023000203.130.147.140287.010.030.18615.00--14104
28Bobo Osborne1B-3B25   93820
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1310201500101.215.354.355709.140.366.2370.7546.533114
15Don MossiP32   79813
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80062800600.165.224.228452.063.139.2404.6779.01891
21Paul FoytackP30   54412
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20011100603.222.236.296532.074.093.26211.0054.01661
8Reno Bertoia3B-2B26   46610
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4203800200.217.265.304569.087.196.2432.6746.01451
16Phil ReganP24   4043
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0010031500301.075.140.100240.025.100.1205.00--446
8Ozzie Virgil3B28   3014
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1001500002.133.161.233394.100.133.1255.0030.0731
5Frank HouseC31   2235
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03004200111.227.333.364697.136.318.2380.50--828
11Ron KlineP29   1823
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002000810300.167.211.222433.056.056.300----422
26George AlusikOF26   1402
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0002001400010.143.188.143331.000.071.1824.00--216
11Harry ChitiC28   1201
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0000001200001.083.154.083237.000.083.1002.00--113
18Terry FoxP25   1212
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0000001700100.167.231.167398.000.083.4007.00--214
19Bill FreehanC19   1014
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0004001000000.400.455.400855.000.100.4000.00--411
37Hank AguirreP30   9000001000800310.000.000.0000.000.000.000----013
32Bob BruceP28   911
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001002200101.111.273.222495.111.333.1431.00--212
3Chuck CottierSS25   722
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0001001100100.286.375.286661.000.143.3331.00--29
26Bill FischerP30   7000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
24George ThomasOF23   6200000000400000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
22Vic Wertz36   601
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0001000100000.167.167.167334.000.000.200----16
5Dick Gernert32   511
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1001200001.200.333.8001133.600.800.0002.005.046
45Howie KoplitzP23   4000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
20Hal WoodeshickP28   4100000001100000.000.200.000200.000.250.0001.00--05
19Jerry CasaleP27   3000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
11Fred GladdingP25   3000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
32Ron NischwitzP23   2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
19Jim DonohueP22   1000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
46Joe GrzendaP24   101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
20Gerry StaleyP40   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals20365561841148121553180779983667386538396442125.266.343.421764.155.287.2851.2930.923426340
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
17Frank Lary31   2393.24363622400275.12521179924661466061.168.250.792.164.782.21
14Jim Bunning29   17113.19383712411268.02321139525711942091.137.790.842.386.512.73
15Don Mossi32   1572.96353412111240.1237977929471371201.188.891.091.765.142.91
21Paul Foytack30   11103.9232206040169.215281742756891021.228.051.432.964.711.59
16Phil Regan24   1075.2532166072120.013470701941461011.4610.051.433.083.451.12
18Terry Fox25   521.4239000251257.142129616320031.026.630.952.535.052.00
11Ron Kline29   532.73108311056.1532517317273001.258.520.482.734.341.59
37Hank Aguirre30   443.274500021855.1442220538324021.497.200.826.225.240.84
26Bill Fischer30   324.982610013346.25428261017182001.5110.341.913.263.451.06
32Bob Bruce28   124.40146002044.2572822624250021.8011.401.204.805.001.04
19Jim Donohue22   113.60140008120.123108215202001.9010.350.906.759.001.33
20Hal Woodeshick28   118.00122002018.1251716317131002.3312.501.508.506.500.76
24Manny Montejo25   003.94120002016.1137726151021.197.311.133.388.442.50
11Fred Gladding25   103.3880002016.11876111111021.8110.130.566.196.191.00
20Gerry Staley40   113.46130008213.115651681001.6210.380.694.155.541.33
45Howie Koplitz23   202.2541102012.016630891002.0012.000.006.006.751.13
19Jerry Casale27   005.2531000012.015873362001.5011.252.252.254.502.00
32Ron Nischwitz23   015.7361002011.1131272880001.9110.641.646.556.551.00
46Joe Grzenda24   107.504000005.29552200001.8313.503.003.000.000.00
Batting Totals101613.5538316362101013014591404671575170469836292291.288.661.052.895.161.78
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick BrownC914603857.9900.00
Mike RoarkeC853832255.9880.00
Frank HouseC1436110.9740.00
Harry ChitiC5193001.0000.00
Bill FreehanC3144001.0000.00
Ozzie VirgilC321001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Norm Cash1B157123112711121.9920.00
Bobo Osborne1B11503041.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jake Wood2B1623803962583.9690.00
Reno Bertoia2B777031.0000.00
Chuck Cottier2B226021.0000.00
Ozzie Virgil2B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve Boros3B1161151921515.9530.00
Dick McAuliffe3B22133953.9120.00
Reno Bertoia3B13101722.9310.00
Ozzie Virgil3B99612.9370.00
Chico Fernandez3B81010001.0000.00
Bobo Osborne3B8101212.9570.00
Al Kaline3B111001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chico FernandezSS1212073122359.9580.00
Dick McAuliffeSS55791151429.9330.00
Chuck CottierSS87111.8890.00
Reno BertoiaSS10000.0000.00
George ThomasSS131011.0000.00
Ozzie VirgilSS122001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rocky ColavitoOF1613291694.9750.00
Bill BrutonOF155410452.9880.00
Al KalineOF147378943.9900.00
Bubba MortonOF3039121.9520.00
Charlie MaxwellOF2553220.9650.00
George ThomasOF20000.0000.00
George AlusikOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hank AguirreP45551720.8001.31
Terry FoxP395761211.9472.84
Jim BunningP38268212936.9431.68
Frank LaryP36275325515.9892.85
Don MossiP3524074018.9791.76
Paul FoytackP32169813021.0001.12
Phil ReganP3212078001.0001.13
Bill FischerP264665001.0002.14
Bob BruceP14445110.8571.22
Jim DonohueP142002001.0000.90
Gerry StaleyP131313001.0002.75
Manny MontejoP12160000.0000.00
Hal WoodeshickP12182820.8334.97
Ron KlineP105627011.0001.44
Fred GladdingP8161110.6671.12
Ron NischwitzP6111110.6671.62
Joe GrzendaP4512001.0005.19
Howie KoplitzP41201001.0000.75
Jerry CasaleP3122222.6673.00


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