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1979 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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Nickname:
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
  • Complete listing of games for the 1979 Detroit Tigers. Boxscores are available for all games.
  • The Playoffs column indicates whether a team was in the playoffs as of that date.
  • 1979 Detroit Tigers Game Log
    AprilGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    1DETvs TEXL2-80-151023No1.528-6 
    2DET@ KCAW7-31-14815No0.5911-2
    3DET@ KCAL3-101-251018No1.51221-9 
    4DET@ TEXL4-51-361223No21626-10
    5DET@ TEXL5-71-461223No32133-12 
    6DET@ TEXW11-62-461021No33239-7 
    7DETvs KCAW10-43-45917No2.54243-1
    8DETvs KCAW6-34-44713No1.548462 
    9DETvs TORW7-25-44712No155487 
    10DETvs TORL4-55-54813No259536
    11DETvs TORW4-16-53610No263549 
    12DET@ MILL1-56-75916No4.569663 
    13DET@ MILL5-76-75916No4.569663
    14DETvs MINL3-56-851018No4.572711
    15DETvs MINW5-37-851015No3.577743
    16DETvs MINL3-57-951016No4.580791
    MayGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    17DET@ CHAW5-28-95915No3.585814
    18DET@ MINL6-78-105915No4.591883 
    19DET@ MINL6-78-1151018No597952 
    20DET@ MINW8-49-1151017No5105996 
    21DET@ MINL6-99-1251018No61111083 
    22DETvs CHAW5-410-1251017No51161124 
    23DETvs CHAW10-811-125915No51261206 
    24DETvs CHAL4-511-1351017No51301255
    25DETvs MILL1-511-1451018No6.51311301 
    26DETvs MILL2-311-1551019No7.51331330
    27DETvs MILW6-212-1551018No71391354
    28DET@ NYAW3-113-1551018No6.51421366 
    29DET@ NYAL3-1113-1651018No7145147-2 
    30DET@ NYAL2-613-1751018No7.5147153-6 
    31DET@ CLEW5-314-1751019No7152156-4 
    32DET@ CLEL0-614-1851019No8152162-10 
    33DET@ CLEL7-914-1951019No9159171-12 
    34DETvs NYAW3-115-1951019No8.5162172-10 
    35DETvs NYAL8-1215-2051019No8.5170184-14 
    36DETvs NYAW4-316-2051018No8.5174187-13 
    37DETvs BALL5-716-2161120No10179194-15 
    38DETvs BALW5-118-2151019No8194198-4 
    39DETvs BALW10-318-2151019No8194198-4 
    40DET@ TORW6-219-2151018No72002000 
    41DET@ TORW9-820-2151017No72092081
    42DET@ TORW8-221-215916No62172107 
    43DET@ TORW1-022-215914No5.52182108
    JuneGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    44DET@ OAKL2-322-225915No5.52202137 
    45DET@ OAKW9-323-225914No5.522921613
    46DET@ OAKW2-024-225914No4.523121615 
    47DET@ SEAL2-1124-235914No5.52332276 
    48DET@ SEAW3-125-235914No4.52362288
    49DET@ SEAL3-425-245915No5.52392327
    50DET@ CALL4-625-255915No72432385
    51DET@ CALL1-925-2661016No8244247-3 
    52DET@ CALW10-726-265915No82542540
    53DETvs OAKW3-127-265915No82572552 
    54DETvs OAKW9-228-265914No72662579 
    55DETvs SEAW7-329-265913No727326013
    56DETvs SEAL2-329-275914No7.527526312
    57DETvs CALL7-829-285914No8.528227111 
    58DETvs CALL2-429-2961017No92842759
    59DETvs CALW8-430-295916No929227913 
    60DET@ BOSL8-930-306916No1030028812
    61DET@ BOSW10-431-305916No1031029218 
    62DET@ BOSL3-1331-315916No113133058 
    63DET@ BOSL2-331-325916No11.53153087 
    64DET@ BALL5-631-335917No12.53203146 
    65DET@ BALL6-831-3561018No14.53313283 
    66DET@ BALL5-631-3561018No14.53313283 
    67DET@ BALW6-432-355917No13.53373325 
    68DETvs BOSW6-433-355917No143433367 
    69DETvs BOSL1-333-365917No153443395 
    70DETvs BOSW6-334-365917No143503428
    71DETvs CLEW8-635-365917No14.535834810
    72DETvs CLEL2-435-375917No15.53603528
    JulyGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    73DETvs CLEW10-236-375917No15.537035416 
    74DETvs CLEL4-836-385917No15.537436212 
    75DETvs TORL1-936-395917No15.53753714 
    76DETvs TORL6-736-405917No15.53813783 
    77DETvs TORW3-237-405917No153843804
    78DET@ MILW7-439-405916No13.53963888
    79DET@ MILW5-439-405916No13.53963888
    80DET@ MILW6-340-405916No12.540239111
    81DET@ MILL4-540-425916No144073998 
    82DET@ MILL1-340-425916No144073998 
    83DETvs MINL3-540-435916No154104046
    84DETvs MINW6-541-435916No144164097 
    85DETvs MINL0-341-4461018No154164124
    86DET@ CHAW4-142-445917No14.54204137
    87DET@ CHAL0-042-445917No14.54204137 
    88DET@ CHAW3-143-445815No13.54234149 
    89DET@ CHAL4-1243-455815No14.54274261 
    90DET@ CHAW14-544-455815No14.544143110 
    91DET@ MINW8-345-455815No1444943415 
    92DET@ MINL6-1445-465815No154554487 
    93DETvs CHAW4-246-465815No154594509
    94DETvs CHAW1-047-465815No1546045010
    95DETvs CHAL3-1147-475815No164634612
    96DETvs MILL4-547-485916No17.54674661
    97DETvs MILW11-248-485815No16.547846810 
    98DETvs MILW5-249-485815No16.548347013 
    99DET@ TORW4-350-485815No16.548747314 
    100DET@ TORL0-350-495815No16.548747611 
    101DET@ TORW5-451-495814No16.549248012
    102DET@ TEXW6-452-495814No16.549848414
    103DET@ TEXL3-1152-505815No17.55014956 
    AugustGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    104DET@ TEXL3-452-515815No18.55044995
    105DETvs KCAL3-553-525815No195115074
    106DETvs KCAW4-353-525815No195115074 
    107DETvs KCAW5-254-525813No195165097
    108DETvs KCAL2-354-535813No195185126
    109DETvs TEXW3-156-535813No1752951514 
    110DETvs TEXW8-256-535813No1752951514
    111DETvs TEXL9-1657-545814No16.554853513 
    112DETvs TEXW10-457-545814No16.554853513 
    113DETvs TEXW3-258-545713No16.555153714
    114DET@ KCAL6-758-565916No185605519 
    115DET@ KCAL3-758-565916No185605519
    116DET@ KCAL5-1158-575916No18.55655623 
    117DET@ KCAL1-758-5861017No19566569-3 
    118DET@ CALW5-359-5861016No18571572-1
    119DET@ CALW6-360-586915No185775752
    120DET@ CALW6-161-585713No185835767 
    121DET@ SEAW9-262-585813No16.559257814
    122DET@ SEAW7-463-585712No16.559958217 
    123DET@ SEAL4-863-595814No16.560359013 
    124DET@ OAKW7-364-595713No16.561059317 
    125DET@ OAKL1-864-605713No16.561160110 
    126DET@ OAKW3-165-605713No1661460212
    127DETvs SEAW5-266-605613No1661960415
    128DETvs SEAL4-866-615814No16.562361211 
    129DETvs SEAW4-368-615814No16.563662313 
    130DETvs SEAW9-868-615814No16.563662313 
    131DETvs CALW3-269-615713No1663962514
    132DETvs CALW12-270-615612No15.565162724 
    133DETvs CALW2-171-615511No1665362825
    134DETvs OAKW8-772-615510No1666163526 
    135DETvs OAKL3-572-625511No1666464024
    SeptemberGame#TeamOppResultScoreRecordDiv RankLg RankMLB RankPlayoffsGBLRFRADiffStarting PitcherWinning PitcherLosing PitcherSave Pitcher
    136DETvs OAKL3-672-635713No1666764621
    137DETvs OAKL4-572-645713No1767165120 
    138DET@ CLEL3-472-655713No18.567465519 
    139DET@ CLEL3-572-665713No1967766017
    140DET@ CLEW9-373-665712No18.568666323 
    141DETvs NYAL1-373-675813No19.568766621 
    142DETvs NYAW6-074-675712No19.569366627 
    143DETvs NYAL4-574-685712No20.569767126
    144DETvs NYAW3-175-685712No20.570067228
    145DETvs CLEW14-176-685611No1971467341 
    146DETvs CLEW4-177-685611No1871867444
    147DET@ NYAW4-378-695611No18.572368439
    148DET@ NYAL1-778-695611No18.572368439
    149DET@ NYAW8-479-695611No18.573168843 
    150DETvs BALL1-279-705611No19.573269042 
    151DETvs BALW2-180-705610No18.573469143
    152DETvs BALW5-081-705610No17.573969148 
    153DETvs BALL7-881-715610No18.574669947
    154DET@ BOSL1-481-725611No1974770344 
    155DET@ BOSL1-282-735611No18.575170744 
    156DET@ BOSW3-282-735611No18.575170744 
    157DET@ BALW3-283-735611No17.575470945
    158DET@ BALL2-1383-745611No18.575672234 
    159DETvs BOSL4-783-755611No19.576072931
    160DETvs BOSL5-883-765712No19.576573728
    161DETvs BOSW5-184-765611No18.577073832 


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