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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
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
25Tim CorcoranOF253243786
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27322427526410.265.312.321633.056.133.2831.12324.0104358
7Steve Dillard2B271302129
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5
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2
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071261100705.223.257.292549.069.108.2441.83--38143
33Steve KempOF2358275161
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18
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4
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15
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7923978713339.277.378.399777.122.287.3020.9038.8232685
8Ron LeFloreOF30666126198
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30
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3
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12
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62681665104471511.297.357.405762.108.284.3351.6055.5270737
2Phil Mankowski3B252222861
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04
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20232228233110.275.339.365704.090.185.2981.2755.581248
12Milt MayC273522488
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9
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010
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37002726234213.250.302.361663.111.187.2450.9635.2127385
13Lance ParrishC222883763
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11
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3
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14
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4100117130118.219.247.424671.205.243.2406.4520.6122301
4Aurelio Rodriguez3B3038540102
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4301193731529.265.298.395693.130.177.2771.9555.0152411
34Charlie SpikesOF272817
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002002621000.250.300.286586.036.107.3183.00--830
24Mickey StanleyOF351511540
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03
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80191900003.265.306.384690.119.172.2872.1150.358160
10Rusty StaubDH3464275175
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1213176353521124.273.344.435779.162.283.2540.4626.8279731
22Dave StegmanOF241434
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3001200111.286.312.643955.357.429.2502.0014.0917
30Jason Thompson1B2358979169
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96007496031511.287.364.472836.185.311.3031.3022.7278669
3Alan TrammellSS2044849120
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34314556206312.268.333.339672.071.176.3001.24224.0152502
5Mark WagnerSS241091026
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061031120303.239.259.284543.046.083.2653.67--31115
1Lou Whitaker2B2148471138
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58776165101389.285.360.357717.072.198.3181.07161.3173566
14John WockenfussOF291872353
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2201211414117.283.354.422776.139.246.2750.6726.779210
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BBBABIP
36Fernando Arroyo009.0020001048441010012.0018.002.250.002.25---3.500
39Milt Wilcox13123.77292716200215208949022681326081.288.710.922.855.531.94-1.208
38Dave Tobik003.7550004012125513110001.259.000.752.258.253.67-.917
32Bruce Taylor000.0010001010000000000.000.000.000.000.00--.000
27Bob Sykes663.9322103262939943411434581011.419.481.343.265.551.71-1.181
21Jim Slaton17114.1235341120023323511710727859210181.379.041.043.273.541.08-1.748
19Dave Rozema9123.1428281120020920583731741573021.188.830.731.772.451.39-2.541
47Jack Morris354.33287001001061075751849484031.479.080.684.164.080.98-1.768
18John Hiller942.3551000461592642724635743001.086.260.593.427.242.11-.725
48Ed Glynn003.0010000601411553490001.006.601.802.405.402.25-.667
29Steve Foucault243.162400015437481813121181111.8611.680.245.114.380.86-2.474
20Mark Fidrych202.4533200022176615100001.006.950.412.054.092.00-1.455
28Jim Crawford234.382000010039452419319247021.6410.380.694.385.541.26-1.556
42Sheldon Burnside009.0020001044440230001.509.000.004.506.751.50-1.333
41Jack Billingham1583.8830301040020121895871665596081.409.710.712.902.630.91-2.693
31Steve Baker244.571510001063663732642396001.719.430.866.005.570.93-1.333
37Kip Young672.8014137010105943433930491021.177.980.762.554.161.63-1.466


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