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1963 Detroit TigersSeason Roster
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Bubba Phillips played for the 1963 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican LeagueLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTigers
LocationDetroit,Michigan
Record79-83 (5th)League Rank5thMLB Rank12th
BallparkTiger Stadium
ManagerChuck Dressen,Bob ScheffingGeneral ManagerJim Campbell
CoachesWayne Blackburn (Assistant Coach), Phil Cavarretta (First Base Coach), Tom Ferrick (Pitching Coach), Pat Mullin (Assistant Coach), George Myatt (Third Base Coach), Stubby Overmire (Pitching Coach), Bob Swift (Bench Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickNone
Attendance821,952 (Rank: 12th)
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1963 Statistics -- 1963 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1963 Detroit Tigers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1963 baseball season.

1963 Detroit Tigers Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
37Hank AguirreP6-4 205 B-L 1931-01-31 32Azusa,California MLB1955-19701955-1970Keppel (Alhambra,CA)East Los Angeles Col    
23Bob AndersonP6-4 210 R-R 1935-09-29 27East Chicago,Indiana MLB1957-19631957-1963Hammond (Hammond,IN)Michigan St, Western Michigan U.    
26Gates BrownOF5-11 220 L-R 1939-05-02 24Crestline,Ohio MLB1960-19751963-1975Crestline (Crestline,OH)
1960-   UDFA-DET
 
38Bill BrutonOF6-0 169 L-R 1925-11-09 37Panola,Alabama MLB1953-19641953-1964A.H. Parker (Birmingham,AL)    
14Jim BunningP6-3 195 R-R 1931-10-23 31Southgate,Kentucky MLB1955-19711955-1971St. Xavier (Cincinnati,OH)Xavier U.    
25Norm Cash1B6-0 190 L-L 1934-11-10 28Justiceburg,Texas MLB1955-19741958-1974Post (Post,TX)Sul Ross St    
7Rocky ColavitoOF6-3 190 R-R 1933-08-10 29New York,New York MLB1955-19681955-1968Roosevelt (Bronx,NY)    
35Bob DustalP6-0 172 R-R 1935-09-28 27Sayreville,New Jersey MLB1963-19631963-1963  
1955-   UDFA-DET
 
41Dick EganP6-4 193 L-L 1937-03-24 26Berkeley,California MLB1963-19671963-1967Pleasant Hill (Pleasant Hill,CA)Diablo Valley Col
1958-   UDFA-DET
 
13Bill FaulP5-10 190 R-R 1940-04-21 23Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1962-19701962-1970Goshen (Goshen,OH)Cincinnati
1962-   UDFA-DET
 
9Chico FernandezSS6-0 170 R-R 1932-03-02 31Havana,Cuba MLB1956-19631956-1963      
46Larry FosterP6-0 185 L-R 1937-12-24 25Lansing,Michigan MLB1963-19631963-1963Sexton (Lansing,MI)Michigan St
1958-   UDFA-DET
 
18Terry FoxP6-0 175 R-R 1935-07-31 27Chicago,Illinois MLB1960-19661960-1966  
1956-   UDFA-MLB
 
21Paul FoytackP5-11 180 R-R 1930-11-16 32Scranton,Pennsylvania MLB1953-19641953-1964Technical (Scranton,PA)    
11Bill FreehanC6-2 205 R-R 1941-11-29 21Detroit,Michigan MLB1961-19761961-1976Bishop Barry (St. Petersburg,FL)Michigan
1961-   UDFA-DET
 
20Fred GladdingP6-0 225 L-R 1936-06-28 27Flat Rock,Michigan MLB1956-19731961-1973Flat Rock (Flat Rock,MI)
1956-   UDFA-DET
 
5Purnal GoldyOF6-5 200 R-R 1937-11-28 25Camden,New Jersey MLB1962-19631962-1963   Temple U.
1959-   UDFA-DET
 
4Whitey Herzog1B-OF5-11 182 L-L 1931-11-09 31New Athens,Illinois MLB1956-19631956-1963New Athens (New Athens,IL)    
48Willie HortonOF5-11 209 R-R 1942-10-18 20Arno,Virginia MLB1962-19821963-1980Northwestern (Detroit,MI)
1961-   UDFA-DET
 
6Al KalineOF6-2 180 R-R 1934-12-19 28Baltimore,Maryland MLB1953-19741953-1974Southern (Baltimore,MD)    
42Alan KochP6-4 195 R-R 1938-03-25 25Decatur,Alabama MLB1963-19641963-1964   Auburn U.
1960-   UDFA-DET
 
24Frank Kostro3B6-2 190 R-R 1937-08-04 25Windber,Pennsylvania MLB1962-19691962-1969  
1956-   UDFA-DET
 
17Frank LaryP5-11 180 R-R 1930-04-10 33Northport,Alabama MLB1954-19651954-1965Tuscaloosa County (Northport,AL)Alabama    
29Mickey LolichP6-0 210 B-L 1940-09-12 22Portland,Oregon MLB1959-19791963-1979Lincoln (Portland,OR)
1958-   UDFA-DET
 
3Dick McAuliffeSS5-11 176 L-R 1939-11-29 23Hartford,Connecticut MLB1957-19751960-1975Farmington (Farmington,CT)
1957-   UDFA-DET
 
34Denny McLainP6-1 185 R-R 1944-03-29 19Chicago,Illinois MLB1962-19721963-1972Mount Carmel (Chicago,IL)
1962-   UDFA-CHA
 
40Bubba MortonOF5-10 180 R-R 1931-12-13 31Washington,District of Columbia MLB1961-19691961-1969   Howard U.
1955-   UDFA-DET
 
15Don MossiP6-1 195 L-L 1929-01-11 34St. Helena,California MLB1954-19651954-1965Jefferson (Daly City,CA)    
1Bubba Phillips3B5-9 180 R-R 1928-02-24 35West Point,Mississippi MLB1955-19641955-1964   So.Mississippi    
16Phil ReganP6-3 200 R-R 1937-04-06 26Otsego,Michigan MLB1960-19721960-1972Wayland (Wayland,MI)Western Michigan U.
1956-   UDFA-DET
 
12Mike RoarkeC6-2 195 R-R 1930-11-08 32West Warwick,Rhode Island MLB1961-19641961-1964West Warwick (West Warwick,RI)Boston Col
1952-   UDFA-MLB
 
40George Smith2B5-10 170 R-R 1937-07-07 25St. Petersburg,Florida MLB1963-19661963-1966   Michigan St
1958-   UDFA-DET
 
33Willie SmithP6-0 190 L-L 1939-02-11 24Anniston,Alabama MLB1963-19711963-1971Carbon Hill (Carbon Hill,AL)
1960-   UDFA-DET
 
22Tom SturdivantP6-1 186 L-R 1930-04-28 33Gordon,Kansas MLB1955-19641955-1964Capitol City (Oklahoma City,OK)    
36John SullivanC6-0 195 L-R 1941-01-03 22Somerville,New Jersey MLB1963-19681963-1968Bernards (Bernardsville,NJ)
1959-   UDFA-DET
 
24George ThomasOF6-3 190 R-R 1937-11-29 25Minneapolis,Minnesota MLB1957-19711957-1971Bloomington (Bloomington,MN)Minnesota    
10Gus TriandosC6-3 215 R-R 1930-07-30 32San Francisco,California MLB1953-19651953-1965Mission (San Francisco,CA)St. Mary's Col California    
28Coot VealSS6-1 165 R-R 1932-07-09 30Sandersville,Georgia MLB1958-19631958-1963Lanier (Sugar Hill,GA)Auburn U.
1952-   UDFA-DET
 
8Don Wert3B5-9 165 R-R 1938-07-29 24Strasburg,Pennsylvania MLB1963-19711963-1971   Franklin & Marshall Col
1958-   UDFA-DET
 
20Vic WertzOF-1B6-0 186 L-R 1925-02-09 38York,Pennsylvania MLB1947-19631947-1963Reading (Reading,PA)    
2Jake Wood2B6-1 170 R-R 1937-06-22 26Elizabeth,New Jersey MLB1961-19671961-1967   Delaware St
1957-   UDFA-DET
 
41 Players