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1972 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 86-70 .551
Rank: 1st in American League East
Run Differential: 558-514 + 44
Manager(s): Billy Martin
General Manager: Jim Campbell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,892,386 2/24
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Athletics)
Top Draft Pick: Jerry Manuel (#20) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Charlie Silvera
First Base Coach: Dick Tracewski
Pitching Coach: Art Fowler
Third Base Coach: Joe Schultz

#1 Draft Picks

Joe Coleman (#3), Jim Foor (#15)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8670.551--
8570.5480.5
8074.5195.0
7976.5106.5
7284.46214.0
6591.41721.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
22Ike BlessittOF225000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
8Ed BrinkmanSS3051642105
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49003851397714.203.255.279534.076.149.2121.3486.0144568
26Gates BrownOF332523358
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010
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3130262823037.230.299.369668.139.254.2211.0825.293281
9Ike BrownOF-1B30841221
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02
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1012172301005.250.376.357733.107.298.3221.3542.030101
38Les CainP24701
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0000000200100.143.143.143286.000.000.200----18
25Norm Cash1B3744051114
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16
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022
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61025064413439.259.333.445778.186.295.2581.2820.0196497
15Joe ColemanP258259
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000501530001503.110.161.110271.000.049.1736.00--9102
42Wayne ComerOF28911
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0001010100010.111.100.111211.000-.111.111----110
11Bill FreehanC303745198
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5601485160117.262.345.401746.139.265.2801.0637.4150424
38Woodie FrymanP324005
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0003000700400.125.125.125250.000.000.152----544
40John GambleSS243000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
36Bill GilbrethP241000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
14Tom HallerC35121725
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1301151404211.207.292.331623.124.240.2170.9360.540139
18John HillerP294000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
23Fred HoldsworthP20311
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
33Willie HortonOF293334477
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3600274735228.231.287.387674.156.237.2381.7430.3129364
31Frank Howard1B353318
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7004800000.242.324.364688.121.242.2922.0033.01237
2Paul Jata1B-OF2274817
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0030171400101.230.296.257553.027.108.2832.00--1982
6Dalton Jones287000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
35Al KalineOF372784687
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32102833251511.313.370.475845.162.266.3211.1827.8132312
30John Knox2B231311
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000001200000.077.143.154297.077.154.0912.00--214
43Marvin LaneOF226200000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
29Mickey LolichP318936
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0000002039101103.067.239.067306.000.225.1201.95--6120
3Dick McAuliffe2B324084798
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3000595927102.240.336.353689.113.257.2641.0051.0144468
47Phil MeelerP232000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
19Joe NiekroP271223
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001001400100.250.308.333641.083.167.3754.00--414
5Jim NorthrupOF3242640111
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42473847263016.261.321.362683.101.183.2781.2453.3154467
16Ron PerranoskiP361000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
4Aurelio Rodriguez3B2460165142
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562328104247114.236.270.356626.120.165.2663.7146.2214637
39Fred SchermanP272212
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0000001800100.091.130.091221.000.045.1438.00--224
37Chuck SeelbachP242113
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0000041100100.143.280.238518.095.286.3002.75--526
12Duke SimsC31981131
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1900191810301.316.427.480907.163.357.3550.9524.547120
44Bill SlaybackP242314
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0000000600200.174.174.174348.000.000.235----425
24Mickey StanleyOF2943545102
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55102949083815.234.278.395673.161.230.2321.6931.1172475
42Joe Staton1B242100000010100000.000.000.0000.000-.500.000----02
10Tony Taylor2B362283369
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2051143420128.303.340.404744.101.180.3492.43228.092245
28Tom TimmermannP324436
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00010032510200.136.191.136327.000.068.3168.33--649
35Chris ZacharyP28201
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0000001100000.500.667.5001167.000.5001.0001.00--13
Batting Totals19895099558120617932122531172148379331657434125.237.301.356657.119.213.2571.6441.818155690
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
38Les Cain24033.7555000023181210216160001.426.750.756.006.001.00
47Phil Meeler23014.50700020810640751002.1311.250.007.885.630.71
19Joe Niekro27323.8318710414762202038242011.4911.870.571.534.603.00
16Ron Perranoski36017.5817000501823161628100011.6310.890.953.794.741.25
39Fred Scherman27733.6457300271294914338553531051.538.710.485.075.071.00
37Chuck Seelbach24982.89613003414112963936639766031.217.710.483.136.111.95
44Bill Slayback24563.182313315081743629425652011.218.120.442.747.132.60
46Bob Strampe220010.8070004046660740002.6010.800.0012.607.200.57
28Tom Timmermann328102.883425323014912157481241883051.087.260.722.465.282.15
29Mickey Lolich3122142.5041412340032728210091297425060111.097.760.802.046.883.38
48Don Leshnock25000.0010001012000020002.0018.000.000.0018.00--
15Joe Coleman2519142.80403993002802169987231102229091.166.940.743.547.142.02
45Jim Foor231013.5070001036661621003.0013.502.2513.504.500.33
38Woodie Fryman321032.0516146100113933126631725071.097.340.472.455.682.32
36Bill Gilbreth240016.20200000510991420002.8018.001.807.203.600.50
18John Hiller29122.05243108344391310413262031.187.980.822.665.322.00
23Fred Holdsworth200112.8622000071310100251002.1416.710.002.576.432.50
7Mike Kilkenny27009.0010001011111000001.009.009.000.000.00--
33Lerrin LaGrow23011.3316000622722440691001.047.330.002.003.001.50
35Chris Zachary28111.422510091382766215211011.116.390.473.554.971.40
Pitching Totals86702.9640415646111103313881212514457101465952410471.217.860.653.026.172.05
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill FreehanC1048826485789.9897.19
Tom HallerC3628522015011.0007.42
Duke SimsC252181451011.9946.40
Paul JataC110000.0000.00
Gene LamontC1210001.0004.50
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Norm Cash1B13410791060708102.9939.42
Ike Brown1B1376702051.0008.53
Paul Jata1B1291100616.99110.48
Al Kaline1B1144374051.0008.39
Frank Howard1B106555535.9528.31
Bill Freehan1B21263001.0006.75
Jim Northrup1B21091001.0009.00
Joe Staton1B2750001.0006.43
Tony Taylor1B1440001.0009.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick McAuliffe2B1179402662491363.9754.93
Tony Taylor2B67419121108825.9664.92
John Knox2B415310031.0007.80
Ike Brown2B31476011.0008.36
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Aurelio Rodriguez3B15313341503481633.9693.36
Tony Taylor3B844514011.0003.89
Ike Brown3B2101110.6671.80
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ed BrinkmanSS1561370233495781.9904.78
Dick McAuliffeSS3512001.0005.40
Aurelio RodriguezSS250211.6673.60
Ike BrownSS1111011.00018.00
John GambleSS1732001.0006.43
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mickey StanleyOF1391098309921.9942.61
Jim NorthrupOF127991215852.9782.03
Willie HortonOF987461316001.0001.65
Al KalineOF84570111510.9911.83
Gates BrownOF72497122531.9772.30
Ike BrownOF22114431001.0003.47
Wayne ComerOF173550001.0001.29
Paul JataOF1066160001.0002.18
Duke SimsOF4286020.7501.93
Marvin LaneOF31330001.0002.08
Ike BlessittOF1520001.0003.60
Frank HowardOF1110001.0009.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chuck SeelbachP6111211731.8571.45
Fred SchermanP579451221.8951.63
Mickey LolichP4132743222.9470.99
Joe ColemanP4028063912.9781.45
Tom TimmermannP3414971632.8851.39
Chris ZacharyP253825001.0001.65
John HillerP244419021.0002.04
Bill SlaybackP238151520.9092.22
Joe NiekroP184754011.0001.72
Ron PerranoskiP171801001.0000.49
Woodie FrymanP1611361210.9471.43
Lerrin LaGrowP162724001.0001.99
Jim FoorP7301001.0002.81
Phil MeelerP7811001.0002.22
Bob StrampeP740000.0000.00
Les CainP5230320.6001.16
Bill GilbrethP2501001.0001.80
Fred HoldsworthP2710001.0001.29
Mike KilkennyP110000.0000.00
Don LeshnockP110000.0000.00


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