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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
Roster Continuity 82.85% 10/26
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: Did not qualify
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
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
8Ron LeFloreOF31   600110180
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10
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5778145295020216.300.355.415770.115.308.3431.8366.7249654
13Lance ParrishC23   49365136
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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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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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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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4
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5017144355001256.276.335.357692.080.180.3001.2876.7164520
27Jerry MoralesOF30   4405093
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561043056202815.211.260.364624.152.234.2091.8731.4160482
1Lou Whitaker2B22   42375121
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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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4010321851149.236.331.402733.167.301.2200.5627.399288
24Champ SummersOF33   2464777
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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   1773.2727279100197.2179767219591139141.208.140.862.685.141.92
39Milt Wilcox29   12104.3633297010196.120110595187310940111.409.230.833.355.011.49
41Jack Billingham36   1073.30351920113158.016374581360596071.419.280.743.423.360.98
29Aurelio Lopez30   1052.41610004921127.095373412511063031.156.730.853.617.512.08
40Pat Underwood22   644.5727151040121.212664621729833021.279.301.252.146.122.86
46Dan Petry20   653.951515200098.09046431133433141.268.271.013.033.951.30
19Dave Rozema22   443.531616410097.110152381230332061.359.371.112.783.061.10
31Steve Baker22   176.642112002184.09763621351547261.7610.391.395.465.791.06
18John Hiller36   475.244300030979.18347461455464001.759.461.596.275.240.84
38Dave Tobik26   354.303700019368.25934331225484001.227.701.573.266.261.92
48Bruce Robbins19   333.91108000046.0452120321224001.438.800.594.114.301.05
37Kip Young24   226.34137003043.26032311111220011.6112.272.252.254.502.00
43Mike Chris21   336.92138003039.0463030321312001.7210.620.694.857.151.48
42Sheldon Burnside24   116.43100002021.128161528130011.7112.000.863.435.571.63
32Bruce Taylor26   124.74100008018.21613101780021.217.580.473.323.791.14
20Mark Fidrych24   0310.2044000014.22317173950012.1313.801.805.403.000.56
36Fernando Arroyo27   118.2560003012.01711113470001.7512.752.253.005.251.75
Batting 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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