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1978 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 86-76 .531
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 714-653 + 61
Roster Continuity 73.80% 11/26
Manager(s): Ralph Houk
General Manager: Jim Campbell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,714,893 9/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
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
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
8Ron LeFloreOF30   666126198
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12
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62681665104471511.297.361.405766.108.284.3351.6055.5270741
10Rusty StaubDH34   64275175
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1
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24
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1213176353521124.273.347.435782.162.283.2540.4626.8279734
30Jason Thompson1B23   58979169
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3
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26
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96007496031511.287.364.472836.185.311.3031.3022.7278669
33Steve KempOF23   58275161
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4
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15
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7923978713339.277.379.399778.122.287.3020.9038.8232686
1Lou Whitaker2B21   48471138
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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 TrammellSS20   44849120
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6
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2
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34314556206312.268.335.339674.071.176.3001.24224.0152504
4Aurelio Rodriguez3B30   38540102
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4301193731529.265.303.395698.130.177.2771.9555.0152414
12Milt MayC27   3522488
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010
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37002726234213.250.305.361666.111.188.2450.9635.2127387
25Tim CorcoranOF25   3243786
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27322427526410.265.322.321643.056.133.2831.13324.0104363
13Lance ParrishC22   2883763
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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 Mankowski3B25   2222861
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20232228233110.275.344.365709.090.185.2981.2755.581250
14John WockenfussOF29   1872353
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2201211414117.283.357.422779.139.246.2750.6726.779211
24Mickey StanleyOF35   1511540
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03
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80191900003.265.306.384690.119.172.2872.1150.358160
7Steve Dillard2B27   1302129
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071261100705.223.257.292549.069.108.2441.83--38143
5Mark WagnerSS24   1091026
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061031120303.239.272.284556.046.083.2653.67--31117
34Charlie SpikesOF27   2817
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002002621000.250.344.286630.036.107.3183.00--832
22Dave StegmanOF24   1434
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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
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
21Jim Slaton28   17114.12353411200233.223511710727859210181.379.041.043.273.541.08
39Milt Wilcox28   13123.77292716200215.1208949022681326081.288.710.922.855.531.94
19Dave Rozema21   9123.14282811200209.120583731741573021.188.830.731.772.451.39
41Jack Billingham35   1583.88303010400201.221895871665596081.409.710.712.902.630.91
47Jack Morris23   354.3328700100106.01075751849484031.479.080.684.164.080.98
37Kip Young23   672.8014137010105.2943433930491021.177.980.762.554.161.63
27Bob Sykes23   663.932210326293.29943411434581011.419.481.343.265.551.71
18John Hiller35   942.3551000461592.1642724635743001.086.260.593.427.242.11
31Steve Baker21   244.571510001063.1663732642396001.719.430.866.005.570.93
28Jim Crawford27   234.382000010039.1452419319247021.6410.380.694.385.541.26
29Steve Foucault28   243.162400015437.1481813121181111.8611.680.245.114.380.86
20Mark Fidrych23   202.4533200022.0176615100001.006.950.412.054.092.00
48Ed Glynn25   003.00100006014.211553490001.006.601.802.405.402.25
38Dave Tobik25   003.7550004012.0125513110001.259.000.752.258.253.67
36Fernando Arroyo26   009.002000104.18441010012.0018.002.250.002.25--
42Sheldon Burnside23   009.002000104.04440230001.509.000.004.506.751.50
32Bruce Taylor25   000.001000101.00000000000.000.000.000.000.00--
Batting 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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