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1978 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 86-76 .531
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 714-653 + 61
Manager(s): Ralph Houk
General Manager: Jim Campbell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,714,893 9/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Kirk Gibson (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Jim Hegan
First Base Coach: Dick Tracewski
Hitting Coach: Gates Brown
Pitching Coach: Fred Gladding
Third Base Coach: Fred Hatfield

#1 Draft Picks

Charlie Spikes (#11), Lance Parrish (#16)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10063.613--
9964.6071.0
9369.5746.5
9071.5599.0
8676.53113.5
6990.43429.0
59102.36640.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
8Ron LeFloreOF30666126198
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3
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12
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62681665104471511.297.361.405766.108.284.3351.6055.5270741
10Rusty StaubDH3464275175
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30
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1
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24
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1213176353521124.273.347.435782.162.283.2540.4626.8279734
30Jason Thompson1B2358979169
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25
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3
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26
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96007496031511.287.364.472836.185.311.3031.3022.7278669
33Steve KempOF2358275161
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18
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4
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15
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7923978713339.277.379.399778.122.287.3020.9038.8232686
1Lou Whitaker2B2148471138
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12
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7
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3
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58776165101389.285.361.357718.072.198.3181.07161.3173567
3Alan TrammellSS2044849120
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14
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6
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2
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34314556206312.268.335.339674.071.176.3001.24224.0152504
4Aurelio Rodriguez3B3038540102
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25
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2
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7
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4301193731529.265.303.395698.130.177.2771.9555.0152414
12Milt MayC273522488
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010
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37002726234213.250.305.361666.111.188.2450.9635.2127387
25Tim CorcoranOF253243786
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1
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27322427526410.265.322.321643.056.133.2831.13324.0104363
13Lance ParrishC222883763
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11
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3
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14
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4100117130118.219.254.424678.205.243.2406.4520.6122304
2Phil Mankowski3B252222861
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04
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20232228233110.275.344.365709.090.185.2981.2755.581250
14John WockenfussOF291872353
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2201211414117.283.357.422779.139.246.2750.6726.779211
24Mickey StanleyOF351511540
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03
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80191900003.265.306.384690.119.172.2872.1150.358160
7Steve Dillard2B271302129
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071261100705.223.257.292549.069.108.2441.83--38143
5Mark WagnerSS241091026
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061031120303.239.272.284556.046.083.2653.67--31117
34Charlie SpikesOF272817
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002002621000.250.344.286630.036.107.3183.00--832
22Dave StegmanOF241434
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3001200111.286.313.643956.357.429.2502.0014.0917
Batting Totals16725601714152021834129666903856369531325747145.271.335.392727.120.230.2881.2343.421936268
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
21Jim Slaton2817114.1235341120023323511710727859210181.379.041.043.273.541.08
39Milt Wilcox2813123.77292716200215208949022681326081.288.710.922.855.531.94
19Dave Rozema219123.1428281120020920583731741573021.188.830.731.772.451.39
41Jack Billingham351583.8830301040020121895871665596081.409.710.712.902.630.91
47Jack Morris23354.33287001001061075751849484031.479.080.684.164.080.98
37Kip Young23672.8014137010105943433930491021.177.980.762.554.161.63
27Bob Sykes23663.9322103262939943411434581011.419.481.343.265.551.71
18John Hiller35942.3551000461592642724635743001.086.260.593.427.242.11
31Steve Baker21244.571510001063663732642396001.719.430.866.005.570.93
28Jim Crawford27234.382000010039452419319247021.6410.380.694.385.541.26
29Steve Foucault28243.162400015437481813121181111.8611.680.245.114.380.86
20Mark Fidrych23202.4533200022176615100001.006.950.412.054.092.00
48Ed Glynn25003.0010000601411553490001.006.601.802.405.402.25
38Dave Tobik25003.7550004012125513110001.259.000.752.258.253.67
36Fernando Arroyo26009.0020001048441010012.0018.002.250.002.25--
42Sheldon Burnside23009.0020001044440230001.509.000.004.506.751.50
32Bruce Taylor25000.0010001010000000000.000.000.000.000.00--
Pitching Totals86763.6731916260121022114561441653594135503684482361.348.910.833.114.231.36
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Milt MayC9440658105.9790.00
Lance ParrishC793533955.9870.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jason Thompson1B15115039211153.9930.00
Mickey Stanley1B121268081.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lou Whitaker2B1363014581795.9780.00
Steve Dillard2B4188118931.9580.00
Mark Wagner2B422001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Aurelio Rodriguez3B13179228420.9870.00
Phil Mankowski3B8042129517.9720.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alan TrammellSS1392394211495.9790.00
Mark WagnerSS355579518.9640.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve KempOF1573251182.9770.00
Ron LeFloreOF1554409114.9760.00
Tim CorcoranOF109186634.9850.00
John WockenfussOF6089220.9780.00
Mickey StanleyOF3447120.9600.00
Charlie SpikesOF99111.9090.00
Dave StegmanOF7110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
John HillerP519219001.0000.98
Jim SlatonP3523393226.9531.58
Jack BillinghamP3020193010.9751.74
Milt WilcoxP29215103612.9791.92
Jack MorrisP2810651523.9091.70
Dave RozemaP282091729001.0001.98
Steve FoucaultP24372420.7501.46
Bob SykesP22931710.8890.77
Jim CrawfordP203914021.0001.15
Steve BakerP15633510.8891.14
Kip YoungP1410541011.9331.20
Ed GlynnP101406001.0003.80
Dave TobikP51201001.0000.75
Mark FidrychP32247001.0004.50
Fernando ArroyoP2401001.0002.20
Sheldon BurnsideP240000.0000.00
Bruce TaylorP110000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rusty StaubDH162.0000.00
Steve DillardDH4.0000.00
Lou WhitakerDH2.0000.00
John WockenfussDH2.0000.00
Tim CorcoranDH1.0000.00
Phil MankowskiDH1.0000.00


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