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1961 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
Nickname:
W-L Record: 101-61 .623
Rank: 2nd in American League
Run Differential: 841-671 + 170
Manager(s): Bob Scheffing
General Manager: Rick Ferrell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,600,710 3/18
Playoffs:
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
7090.43838.0
7091.43538.5
61100.37947.5
61100.37947.5
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPC-G#Notes
    Jim DonohueDETCLEL 5-9 vs CLE000000000000000011st career game
    Jake WoodDETCLEL 5-9 vs CLE411001200000000011st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career home run, 1st career RBI
    Jake WoodDETCHAW 6-2 vs CHA311000010210000031st career stolen base
    Bubba MortonDETCLEW 5-2 @CLE000000000000000011st career game
    Mike RoarkeDETCLEW 5-2 @CLE101000000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Steve BorosDETCLEW 11-4 @CLE3110003000020000352 hit by pitches
    Frank LaryDETCLEW 11-4 @CLE50000000004000002234 strikeouts
    Chico FernandezDETNYAL 11-13 vs NYA51410030000000005154 hits
    Joe GrzendaDETNYAL 11-13 vs NYA101000000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Bubba MortonDETBALW 8-2 vs BAL101000100000000041st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Mike RoarkeDETBALW 8-2 vs BAL111000100000000041st career RBI
    Jake WoodDETWS2W 6-3 @WS24220200001100000150 Triples
    Norm CashDETWS2W 7-1 vs WS231110000001200002162 hit by pitches
    Bubba MortonDETWS2W 7-1 vs WS2210000110110001081st career stolen base
    Steve BorosDETWS2L 4-9 vs WS24120000100000000551st career stolen base
    Steve BorosDETNYAW 4-3 @NYA2010002000000020562 sacrifice flies
    Norm CashDETNYAW 8-3 @NYA11100000140000002194 walks
    Rocky ColavitoDETNYAW 8-3 @NYA54400240001000007052 home runs, 4 runs scored, 4 hits
    Bill BrutonDETNYAL 6-8 @NYA51200010000000009271000th career hit
    Steve BorosDETKC1W 5-3 @KC15131014000000000651st career home run
    Terry FoxDETLAAW 9-4 @LAA1110000000000100151st career hit
    Jake WoodDETKC1L 3-9 vs KC13110000000020000432 hit by pitches
    Bubba MortonDETMINW 9-3 vs MIN5210013000000000201st career home run
    Mike RoarkeDETMINW 9-3 vs MIN4120012000000000121st career home run
    Norm CashDETWS2L 4-7 vs WS242200220000000002492 home runs
    Rocky ColavitoDETWS2L 4-7 vs WS24110011000000000735500th career RBI
    Bob BruceDETWS2W 7-6 vs WS22011001000000000401st career RBI
    Norm CashDETWS2W 7-6 vs WS251400111011000002504 hits
    Norm CashDETBOSW 7-1 vs BOS32200240010010002512 home runs
    Bill BrutonDETNYAW 4-2 vs NYA42400001000000009594 hits
    Al KalineDETNYAW 12-10 vs NYA534101500000000011075 RBIs, 4 hits
    Bill BrutonDETCLEW 15-7 @CLE53200240010000009642 home runs
    Dick McAuliffeDETCLEW 15-7 @CLE6110012000200000101st career home run
    Norm CashDETCLEW 6-3 @CLE42200240000000002612 home runs
    Paul FoytackDETCHAL 5-6 vs CHA11100110000000002161st career home run
    Jake WoodDETCHAW 12-5 vs CHA3430012012000000724 runs scored
    Rocky ColavitoDETBALW 6-5 @BAL52420010010000017534 hits
    Fred GladdingDETBALW 11-8 @BAL100000000010000011st career game
    Rocky ColavitoDETBOSW 6-2 @BOS41200150000000007585 RBIs
    Rocky ColavitoDETKC1W 8-3 vs KC133200250000100007682 home runs, 5 RBIs
    Rocky ColavitoDETBALW 15-8 vs BAL33200250020000007722 home runs, 5 RBIs
    Norm CashDETKC1W 17-14 @KC154420050010000002874 runs scored, 5 RBIs, 4 hits
    Manny MontejoDETLAAL 4-5 @LAA000000000000000011st career game
    Norm CashDETMINL 4-5 vs MIN11000000000200002922 hit by pitches
    Bill BrutonDETMINL 0-4 vs MIN301000000000000010001000th career game
    Jake WoodDETCHAW 3-0 @CHA50510011100000001105 hits
    Dick McAuliffeDETMINL 1-2 @MIN3011001101000001461st career stolen base
    Norm CashDETMINW 17-3 @MIN44210140020000003054 runs scored
    Rocky ColavitoDETMINW 17-3 @MIN53410030010010007934 hits
    Chico FernandezDETMINW 17-3 @MIN61400050000000006005 RBIs, 4 hits
    George AlusikDETBALW 3-2 vs BAL101000100000000051st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Bill BrutonDETCLEW 6-0 @CLE514001201000000010234 hits
    Dick McAuliffeDETWS2W 7-4 @WS24120201000000000611 Triples
    Rocky ColavitoDETWS2W 10-1 @WS253300360001000008083 home runs, 6 RBIs, 200th career home run
    Ron NischwitzDETBALL 3-6 @BAL000000000000000011st career game
    Al KalineDETBOSL 4-8 @BOS424101100000000011854 hits
    Howie KoplitzDETBOSL 2-9 @BOS000000000000000011st career game
    Al KalineDETNYAW 10-4 vs NYA424100200000001011944 hits
    Steve BorosDETNYAL 4-6 vs NYA10000010050000001345 walks
    Bill FreehanDETKC1L 5-8 @KC1402000100000000011st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Norm CashDETMINW 6-4 @MIN53400110000000003504 hits
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Jim DonohueDETCLEL 5-9 vs CLE 23000010009000--10-01st career game
    Frank LaryDETCHAW 7-0 vs CHAWSHO910002500130000--23095-84Complete game/Shutout, 1-hitter
    Terry FoxDETCHAW 6-2 vs CHASv 3.110001000114000--60-01st career save
    Terry FoxDETCLEW 5-2 @CLEW 330000400013000--71-01st career win
    Jim DonohueDETLAAW 3-2 vs LAAW 10000110004000--31-01st career win
    Jim DonohueDETLAAW 3-1 vs LAASv 0.20000000002000--20-01st career save
    Joe GrzendaDETNYAL 11-13 vs NYA 1.13220000006000--10-01st career game
    Phil ReganDETBALW 8-2 vs BALW 21000020007000--191-41st career win
    Joe GrzendaDETCHAW 8-6 @CHAW 10000000003000--31-01st career win
    Frank LaryDETBALW 10-4 @BALW 964401510034000--237100-85100th career win
    Jim BunningDETMINW 2-0 vs MINWSHO940001600032000--19874-57Complete game/Shutout
    Jim BunningDETCLEW 2-0 vs CLEW 8.250000500030000--20075-58200th career game
    Jim BunningDETWS2W 5-4 @WS2W 7.2744121000032000--20276-5910 Strikeouts
    Fred GladdingDETBALW 11-8 @BAL 2.141111200011000--10-01st career game
    Fred GladdingDETLAAW 3-2 vs LAAW 11000210006000--31-01st career win
    Frank LaryDETLAAW 1-0 vs LAAWSHO9300021000033000--248107-8810 Strikeouts, Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
    Jim BunningDETLAAW 6-3 vs LAAW 8.11233111000038000--20679-5910 Strikeouts
    Jim BunningDETBALL 2-4 vs BALLCG9544221100135000--20880-6011 Strikeouts
    Manny MontejoDETLAAL 4-5 @LAA 21000030007000--10-01st career game
    Don MossiDETCLEW 2-1 vs CLEWCG931112300031000--30472-463-hitter
    Frank LaryDETBALW 2-0 vs BALWSHO940002500133000--256111-90Complete game/Shutout
    Ron KlineDETBOSW 5-0 vs BOSWSHO940001200032000--24657-85Complete game/Shutout
    Ron NischwitzDETBALL 3-6 @BAL 20000030006000--10-01st career game
    Jim BunningDETBOSL 2-9 @BOSL 3.183200200018000--22085-641000th career strikeout
    Howie KoplitzDETBOSL 2-9 @BOS 11000220006000--10-01st career game
    Jim BunningDETKC1W 8-0 vs KC1WSHO950003600035000--22186-64Complete game/Shutout
    Howie KoplitzDETLAAW 7-5 @LAAW 22000021008000--31-01st career win


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