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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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5
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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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3
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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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2
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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 MeelerP232000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----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
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
38Les Cain033.7555000023181210216160001.426.750.756.006.001.00-.889
47Phil Meeler014.50700020810640751002.1211.250.007.885.620.71-2.000
19Joe Niekro323.8318710414762202038242011.4911.870.571.534.603.00-2.185
16Ron Perranoski017.5817000501823161628100011.6310.890.953.794.741.25-1.750
39Fred Scherman733.6457300271294914338553531051.538.710.485.075.071.00-1.483
37Chuck Seelbach982.89613003414112963936639766031.217.710.483.136.111.95-1.098
44Bill Slayback563.182313315081743629425652011.218.120.442.747.132.60-1.014
46Bob Strampe0010.8070004046660740002.6010.800.0012.607.200.57-1.500
28Tom Timmermann8102.883425323014912157481241883051.087.260.722.465.282.15-1.090
29Mickey Lolich22142.5041412340032728210091297425060111.097.760.802.046.883.38-.907
48Don Leshnock000.0010001012000020002.0018.000.000.0018.00---1.000
15Joe Coleman19142.80403993002802169987231102229091.166.940.743.547.142.02-.788
45Jim Foor1013.5070001036661621003.0013.502.2513.504.500.33-1.667
38Woodie Fryman1032.0516146100113933126631725071.097.340.472.455.682.32-1.115
36Bill Gilbreth0016.20200000510991420002.8018.001.807.203.600.50-3.000
18John Hiller122.05243108344391310413262031.187.980.822.665.322.00-1.167
23Fred Holdsworth0112.8622000071310100251002.1416.710.002.576.432.50-2.600
7Mike Kilkenny009.0010001011111000001.009.009.000.000.00----
33Lerrin LaGrow011.3316000622722440691001.047.330.002.003.001.50-2.444
35Chris Zachary111.422510091382766215211011.116.390.473.554.971.40-1.087


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