Season Information
Team Name
1978 Detroit Tigers
American League
W-L Record
86-76 (.531)   GBL: -13.5
Rankings (Div/Lg/MLB)
5 / 8 / 13
Runs For/Against
714 / 653   Diff: +61
Playoff Series
Playoff Series
General Manager(s)
Spring Training W-L
Not available
Spring Ballpark
Top Draft Pick
Kirk Gibson (1-12)
Attendance Rank
Payroll (usd$)
Payroll Rank
Years Active
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1978 MLB Franchise and Minor League Affiliates

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YearTeam NameLeagueDivisionLevelGWLWPctGBLRfRaDiffRankLgRankAttendanceAtt RankManagerBallparkPlayoffs
1978Detroit TigersAmerican LeagueEastMLB1628676.53113.571465361581,714,8939Ralph HoukTiger Stadiumdnq
1978Evansville TripletsAmerican AssociationEastAAA1367858.574067651915712109,1068Les MossBosse Fielddnq
1978Montgomery RebelsSouthern LeagueWesternAA1446777.46521496580-843741,61810Ed BrinkmanPaterson Fielddnq
1978Lakeland TigersFlorida State LeagueNorthernA+1387860.5655524496283358,0677Jim LeylandJoker Marchant StadiumLost in Finals
1978Bristol TigersAppalachian League-Rk693534.507033332764329,7362Joe LewisDevault Memorial Stadiumdnq
5 record(s)
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. League Abbreviation or name of league Division League division, geographically (usually) grouping of teams within a league Level Level of the team in terms of MLB, minor league level, Independent or College division G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Manager Manager(s) for this team Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season Playoffs Playoff participation description.

Organizational Roster for 1978 Detroit Tigers

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    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bob Adams1B-CRR26MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Julio AlonsoPRL24AAAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Gary ArmstrongSSLR22AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Fernando ArroyoPRR26MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Steve BakerPRR21MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Doug BanksPRR0RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Michael BatemanSSRR21A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Jake BattleCRR22A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Allan BaumanPLL20ABristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Bob BendaSSRR21A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Thomas Berti2B-SSLR22A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Jack BillinghamPRR35MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Ben BonkPLR0AAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Ted BrazellOFRR26AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Tim BrookensOFRR24AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Tom Brookens3BRR24MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Darrell BrownOFBR22MLBMontgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Jeffrey BrownOFLR0A+Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Sheldon BurnsidePRL23MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Dwight Carter3BRR27AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    David CassettoPLR20AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Marty Castillo3B-CRR21MLBLakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Mike ChrisPLL20MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Chris CodiroliPRR20MLBMontgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Tim Corcoran1B-OFLL25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Larry CorrPRR24AAAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Jim CrawfordPLL27MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    John CrawfordOFRR0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Greg Darichuk1B-OFLL21A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)OAK
    Ted Dasen3BLR23AAALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Boots DayOFLL30MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Mark DeJohnSSBR24MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Ronald DenewethPRL0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Vicente DiazCRR20AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Steve Dillard2B-3BRR27MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    John DohertyPRR11MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Todd Ervin2BLR0AABristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mark FidrychPRR23MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Bruce FieldsOFLR17MLBBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Les FilkinsOFLL21AAAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Kevin FitzhughPRR18A-Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    James FlanneryPRR23A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    John FlynnPRR19A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Steve FoucaultPLR28MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)KCA
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Venoy GarrisonCRR24AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Bert GeigerPRR18AAAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Kirk GibsonOFLL21MLBLakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Richard Givens1BRR22A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Ed GlynnPRL25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Juan GomezCRR19A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Dan GonzalesOFLR24MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Jorge GonzalesOFRR20AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Garry GraftonPRR22AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Gary GrankePRR22A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Al GreeneOFLR23MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Glenn Gulliver3BLR23MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Kurt HallCRR19RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Raphael HamptonOFRR20AAAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    John HillerPRL35MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Ted HutsonCRR0A-Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Charles IrvingPRR23A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jeff JackowlakPRR18AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Mel JacksonSSRR24AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Joe JantonPRR22A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Craig JohnsonOFRR20AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Tim JustusPRR19RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    John KelleyOFLL0RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Steve KempOFLL23MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Bruce KimmCRR27MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    William KlankPRR0A+Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Daniel LaNoue1BLL23A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Ron LeFloreOFRR30MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Gary LeslieOFRR21A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Terrance LynchOFRR23AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Phil Mankowski3BLR25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Jerry Manuel2BBR24MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Larry MarshSSRR0A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    John MartinPBL22MLBLakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Ronald MartinezOFRR22AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Milt MayCLR27MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Brian McCaslinPRR0RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Billy MichaelOFLL24AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Jack MorrisPRR23MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    John MurphyPLL20AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bob NandinIFRR21AAALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Lance ParrishCRR22MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Steven PatchinCRR28AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Rick PetersOFBR22MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Dan PetryPRR19MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Michael PolviPLR0AAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Calvin PortleySSBR23AAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    James RabePRR0RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Dale ReisPRL23AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Bruce RobbinsPLL18MLBLakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Aurelio Rodriguez3BRR30MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Dave RozemaPRR21MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Dave RuckerPLL20MLBLakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bobby SagersIF-OFLR21A+Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Mark SaundersPRR0A-Bristol Tigers (Rk)BOS
    Chuck ScrivenerSS-2BRR30MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Ken SheaPRR20AAALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Greg ShippyCRR23AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    James SimerlyPRR21AAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Jim SlatonPRR28MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Buddy SlempOFRR0AAMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Jack SmithPRR19AABristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Charlie SpikesOFRR27MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Mickey StanleyOFRR35MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Rusty StaubOF-1BLR34MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Dave SteffenPRR19AAAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Dave StegmanOFRR24MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Bob SykesPBL23MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Bruce TaylorPRR25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Donald Taylor3BRR18RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Judson ThigpenPRR0RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Jason Thompson1BLL23MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Art Toal2B-SSRR0AABristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Dave TobikPRR25MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB), Evansville Triplets (AAA)---
    Alan TrammellSSRR20MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Ralph TreuelPRR23AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Jerry UjdurPRR21MLBLakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Pat UnderwoodPLL21MLBEvansville Triplets (AAA)---
    John UpshawCRR21AALakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Paul VavruskaPRR22AAMontgomery Rebels (AA), Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    Steve ViefhausSSRR22AAAEvansville Triplets (AAA), Montgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Mark WagnerSSRR24MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Roger WeaverPRR23MLBMontgomery Rebels (AA)---
    Lou Whitaker2BLR21MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Milt WilcoxPRR28MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Clifton WilderOFRR19A+Lakeland Tigers (A+), Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    James WilfongOFLR0RkBristol Tigers (Rk)---
    John WockenfussC-1BRR29MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Mike WrightCRR0A+Bristol Tigers (Rk)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Kip YoungPRR23MLBDetroit Tigers (MLB)---
    Player NamePosBaThAgeHiLvlList of TeamsOther Orgs
    Dennis ZimmermanPLL21A+Lakeland Tigers (A+)---
    135 record(s)
    Player Name Name of the player. If not linked, then no profile on the site Pos Defensive Position Ba Bats Th Throws Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. HiLvl Highest Level Reached