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1979 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 85-76 .528
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 770-738 + 32
Manager(s): Sparky Anderson, Les Moss, Dick Tracewski
General Manager: Jim Campbell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,630,929 13/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Rick Leach (#13) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Billy Consolo
First Base Coach: Gates Brown
Hitting Coach: Ed Brinkman
Pitching Coach: Johnny Grodzicki
Third Base Coach: Dick Tracewski

#1 Draft Picks

Pat Underwood (#2), Kirk Gibson (#12), Lance Parrish (#16)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10257.642--
9566.5908.0
9169.56911.5
8971.55613.5
8576.52818.0
8180.50322.0
53109.32750.5
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
8Ron LeFloreOF31 600110180
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10
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9
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5778145295020216.300.355.415770.115.308.3431.8366.7249654
13Lance ParrishC23 49365136
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26
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3
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19
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656749105223115.276.343.456799.181.278.3162.1425.9225548
30Jason Thompson1B24 49258121
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16
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1
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20
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79207090181515.246.338.404742.159.305.2611.2924.6199569
33Steve KempOF24 49088156
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26
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3
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26
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105566870222813.318.398.543941.224.361.3231.0318.8266570
3Alan TrammellSS21 46068127
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11
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4
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6
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5017144355001256.276.335.357692.080.180.3001.2876.7164520
27Jerry MoralesOF30 4405093
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1
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14
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561043056202815.211.260.364624.152.234.2091.8731.4160482
1Lou Whitaker2B22 42375121
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14
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8
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3
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42201078661214410.286.395.378773.092.300.3300.85141.0160520
4Aurelio Rodriguez3B31 3432787
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3602114010539.254.277.350627.096.122.2723.6468.6120363
10Rusty StaubDH35 2463258
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9
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4010321851149.236.331.402733.167.301.2200.5627.399288
24Champ SummersOF33 2464777
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20
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5176403334014.313.414.6141028.301.467.2940.8312.3151290
14John Wockenfuss1B-C30 2312761
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4622184020129.264.320.506826.242.320.2582.2215.4117254
35Lynn JonesOF26 2133363
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2696172210115.296.349.390739.094.188.3141.2953.383233
16Tom Brookens3B25 1902350
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21103114020413.263.309.374683.111.205.3133.6447.571208
5Mark WagnerSS-2B25 1461640
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1332162500722.274.341.315656.041.158.3201.56146.046171
2Phil Mankowski3B26 991122
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00800101604133.222.286.263549.040.141.2561.60--26113
21Al GreeneDH24 5998
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601101501011.136.257.305562.169.322.1191.5019.71870
12Ed PutmanC25 3949
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40141200001.231.302.462764.231.308.2803.0019.51843
23Kirk GibsonOF22 3839
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4331300000.237.256.395651.158.184.2353.0038.01539
22Dave StegmanOF25 3166
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5112300000.194.242.484726.290.355.1201.5010.31533
9Dave Machemer2B28 2685
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002033200100.192.276.231507.038.038.2080.67--630
25Tim CorcoranOF-1B26 2245
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006114201011.227.333.273606.045.227.2380.50--627
32Rick PetersDH-3B23 1935
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0002005300100.263.417.263680.000.263.3130.60--525
34Dan GonzalesOF25 1814
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002100200002.222.222.278500.056.111.250----518
12Milt MayC28 1113
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003001101001.273.333.455788.182.273.3001.00--512
47Jack MorrisP24 0100000000000000-----------00
Batting Totals175553757701446221351647291768657581422285652140.269.337.415752.146.269.2881.4232.822296058
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
47Jack Morris24 1773.2727279100197179767219591139141.208.140.862.685.141.92
39Milt Wilcox29 12104.363329701019620110595187310940111.409.230.833.355.011.49
41Jack Billingham36 1073.3035192011315816374581360596071.419.280.743.423.360.98
29Aurelio Lopez30 1052.4161000492112795373412511063031.156.730.853.617.512.08
40Pat Underwood22 644.572715104012112664621729833021.279.301.252.146.122.86
46Dan Petry20 653.9515152000989046431133433141.268.271.013.033.951.30
19Dave Rozema22 443.53161641009710152381230332061.359.371.112.783.061.10
31Steve Baker22 176.6421120021849763621351547261.7610.391.395.465.791.06
18John Hiller36 475.2443000309798347461455464001.759.461.596.275.240.84
38Dave Tobik26 354.3037000193685934331225484001.227.701.573.266.261.92
48Bruce Robbins19 333.91108000046452120321224001.438.800.594.114.301.05
37Kip Young24 226.341370030436032311111220011.6112.272.252.254.502.00
43Mike Chris21 336.92138003039463030321312001.7210.620.694.857.151.48
42Sheldon Burnside24 116.4310000202128161528130011.7112.000.863.435.571.63
32Bruce Taylor26 124.741000080181613101780021.217.580.473.323.791.14
20Mark Fidrych24 0310.20440000142317173950012.1313.801.805.403.000.56
36Fernando Arroyo27 118.25600030121711113470001.7512.752.253.005.251.75
Pitching Totals84764.283811602521353714231429738677167547802514481.399.041.063.465.071.47
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lance ParrishC14270779910.9890.00
John WockenfussC20109820.9830.00
Ed PutmanC16404001.0000.00
Milt MayC5191001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jason Thompson1B1401176918135.9940.00
John Wockenfuss1B3120518122.9960.00
Tim Corcoran1B5351021.0000.00
Ed Putman1B535315.9740.00
Champ Summers1B4231011.0000.00
Aurelio Rodriguez1B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lou Whitaker2B1262803699103.9860.00
Mark Wagner2B295763510.9600.00
Tom Brookens2B193742310.9630.00
Dave Machemer2B11152016.9720.00
Rick Peters2B210001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Aurelio Rodriguez3B106722111323.9560.00
Tom Brookens3B423999811.9450.00
Phil Mankowski3B36225636.9630.00
Rick Peters3B30020.0000.00
Mark Wagner3B20000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alan TrammellSS1422453882699.9610.00
Mark WagnerSS413183318.9740.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve KempOF1202291262.9760.00
Jerry MoralesOF119206632.9860.00
Ron LeFloreOF113293633.9900.00
Lynn JonesOF84142331.9800.00
Champ SummersOF6987310.9890.00
Dave StegmanOF12350001.0000.00
Kirk GibsonOF10150001.0000.00
Tim CorcoranOF9101001.0000.00
Al GreeneOF6140001.0000.00
John WockenfussOF640001.0000.00
Dan GonzalesOF330001.0000.00
Dave MachemerOF130001.0000.00
Rick PetersOF130001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Aurelio LopezP6112791511.9601.70
John HillerP4379410001.0001.59
Dave TobikP376855011.0001.32
Jack BillinghamP3515862123.9311.54
Milt WilcoxP331961041071.0002.34
Jack MorrisP27197142323.9491.69
Pat UnderwoodP2712111510.9411.19
Steve BakerP218438011.0001.18
Dave RozemaP169771711.9602.22
Dan PetryP159891120.9091.84
Mike ChrisP133918001.0002.08
Kip YoungP1343310001.0002.71
Sheldon BurnsideP102104011.0001.71
Bruce RobbinsP104615011.0001.17
Bruce TaylorP10182311.8332.47
Fernando ArroyoP61212001.0002.25
Mark FidrychP41421001.0001.90
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rusty StaubDH66.0000.00
Ron LeFloreDH34.0000.00
John WockenfussDH18.0000.00
Al GreeneDH15.0000.00
Steve KempDH11.0000.00
Champ SummersDH10.0000.00
Jerry MoralesDH7.0000.00
Lynn JonesDH6.0000.00
Rick PetersDH3.0000.00
Tim CorcoranDH2.0000.00
Jason ThompsonDH2.0000.00
Tom BrookensDH1.0000.00
Dan GonzalesDH1.0000.00
Dave MachemerDH1.0000.00
Phil MankowskiDH1.0000.00
Jack MorrisDH1.0000.00
Mark WagnerDH1.0000.00


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