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1981 Detroit TigersSeason Roster
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Kirk Gibson played for the 1981 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTigers
LocationDetroit,Michigan
Record60-49 (4th in American League East)League Rank5thMLB Rank11th
BallparkTiger Stadium
ManagerSparky AndersonGeneral ManagerJim Campbell
CoachesGates Brown (Hitting Coach), Billy Consolo (Bench Coach), Roger Craig (Pitching Coach), Alex Grammas (Third Base Coach), Dick Tracewski (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickRicky Barlow (#17)
Attendance1,149,144 (Rank: 9th)
Minor League AffiliatesEvansville Triplets (AAA) 73-63 ... Birmingham Barons (AA) 71-70 ... Lakeland Tigers (A+) 69-64 ... Macon Peaches (A) 62-79 ... Bristol Tigers (Rk) 29-41 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1981 Statistics -- 1981 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 1981 Detroit Tigers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1981 baseball season.

1981 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)
60Howard BaileyP6-0 195 R-L 1957-07-31 23Grand Haven,Michigan MLB1979-19841981-1983Grand Haven (Grand Haven,MI)Grand Valley St
1978-   UDFA-DET
 
16Tom Brookens3B5-10 170 R-R 1953-08-10 27Chambersburg,Pennsylvania MLB1975-19901979-1990Chambersburg Area (Chambersburg,PA)Mansfield Pennsylvania
1975- 1-   4-DET
 
34Darrell BrownOF-DH6-0 184 B-R 1955-10-29 25Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1977-19961981-1984Crenshaw (Los Angeles,CA)Cal St Los Angeles
1977- 3-  57-DET
 
41George CappuzzelloP6-0 175 R-L 1954-01-15 27Youngstown,Ohio MLB1973-19841981-1982Ursuline (Youngstown,OH)
1972-27- 623-DET
 
12Marty Castillo3B6-1 190 R-R 1957-01-16 24Long Beach,California MLB1978-19861981-1985Savanna (Anaheim,CA)Chapman U., Santa Ana Col
1978- 5- 116-DET
 
10Al CowensOF6-2 200 R-R 1951-10-25 29Los Angeles,California MLB1969-19861974-1986Centennial (Compton,CA)
1969-75-1028-KCA
 
17Bill FaheyC6-0 200 L-R 1950-06-14 31Detroit,Michigan MLB1970-19831971-1983Redford Union (Redford,MI)St. Clair County CC
1970- 1-   1-WS2
 
23Kirk GibsonOF6-3 215 L-L 1957-05-28 24Pontiac,Michigan MLB1978-19951979-1995Waterford-Kettering (Waterford,MI)Michigan St
1978- 1-  12-DET
 
2Richie Hebner1B6-1 200 L-R 1947-11-26 33Boston,Massachusetts MLB1966-19851968-1985Norwood (Norwood,MA)
1966- 1-  15-PIT
 
15Ron Jackson1B6-0 205 R-R 1953-05-09 28Birmingham,Alabama MLB1971-19881975-1984Wenonah (Birmingham,AL)
1973- 3-  50-PHI
 
35Lynn JonesOF5-9 175 R-R 1953-01-01 28Meadville,Pennsylvania MLB1971-19861979-1986   Thiel Col
1974-10- 239-CIN
 
18Mick Kelleher3B5-9 176 R-R 1947-07-25 33Seattle,Washington MLB1969-19831972-1982Shoreline (Shoreline,WA)Puget Sound
1969- 3-  68-SLN
 
33Steve KempOF6-0 195 L-L 1954-08-07 26San Angelo,Texas MLB1974-19881977-1988Arcadia (Arcadia,CA)USC
1976- 1-   1-DET
 
21Dennis KinneyP6-1 190 L-L 1952-02-26 29Toledo,Ohio MLB1970-19821978-1982Bedford (Temperance,MI)
1970-10- 225-CLE
 
7Rick Leach1B6-0 195 L-L 1957-05-04 24Ann Arbor,Michigan MLB1978-19901981-1990Flint Southwestern Academy (Flint,MI)Michigan
1979- 1-  13-DET
 
29Aurelio LopezP6-0 220 R-R 1948-09-21 32Tecamachalco,Mexico MLB1967-19871974-1987  
1974-   UDFA-KCA
 
47Jack MorrisP6-3 200 R-R 1955-05-16 26St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1976-19961977-1994Highland Park (St. Paul,MN)Brigham Young U.
1976- 5-  98-DET
 
9Stan Papi3B6-0 178 R-R 1951-02-04 30Fresno,California MLB1969-19811974-1981Bullard (Fresno,CA)
1969- 2-  26-HOU
 
13Lance ParrishC6-3 220 R-R 1956-06-15 25Clairton,Pennsylvania MLB1974-19951977-1995Walnut (Walnut,CA)
1974- 1-  16-DET
 
32Rick PetersOF5-9 170 B-R 1955-11-21 25Lynwood,California MLB1976-19861979-1986Manuel Dominguez (Compton,CA)Arizona St
1977- 7- 161-DET
 
46Dan PetryP6-4 200 R-R 1958-11-13 22Palo Alto,California MLB1976-19911979-1991El Dorado (Placentia,CA)
1976- 4-  74-DET
 
42Larry RothschildP6-2 185 R-R 1954-03-12 27Chicago,Illinois MLB1975-19851981-1982Homewood-Flossmoor (Flossmoor,IL)Florida St
1975-   UDFA-CIN
 
19Dave RozemaP6-4 200 R-R 1956-08-05 24Grand Rapids,Michigan MLB1975-19871977-1986Grand Rapids Central (Grand Rapids,MI)Grand Rapids CC
1975- 4-  71-DET
 
49Dave RuckerP6-1 190 L-L 1957-09-01 23San Bernardino,California MLB1977-19891981-1988Eisenhower (Rialto,CA)La Verne, UCLA
1978-16- 402-DET
 
31Kevin SaucierP6-1 196 R-L 1956-08-09 24Pensacola,Florida MLB1974-19821978-1982Escambia (Pensacola,FL)
1974- 2-  27-PHI
 
36Dan SchatzederP6-0 195 L-L 1954-12-01 26Elmhurst,Illinois MLB1976-19911977-1991Willowbrook (Villa Park,IL)Denver
1976- 3-  57-MON
 
24Champ SummersDH6-2 205 L-R 1946-06-15 35Bremerton,Washington MLB1972-19841974-1984Madison (Madison,IL)So.Illinois U.-Edwardsville
1971-   UDFA-OAK
 
45Dave TobikP6-1 195 R-R 1953-03-02 28Euclid,Ohio MLB1973-19851978-1985Brush (Lyndhurst,OH)Ohio U.
1975- 1-   2-DET
 
3Alan TrammellSS6-0 175 R-R 1958-02-21 23Garden Grove,California MLB1976-19961977-1996Kearny (San Diego,CA)
1976- 2-  26-DET
 
28Jerry UjdurP6-1 195 R-R 1957-03-05 24Duluth,Minnesota MLB1977-19841980-1984Hermantown (Hermantown,MN)Minnesota
1978- 4-  90-DET
 
1Lou Whitaker2B5-11 160 L-R 1957-05-12 24Brooklyn,New York MLB1975-19951977-1995Martinsville (Martinsville,VA)
1975- 5-  99-DET
 
39Milt WilcoxP6-2 185 R-R 1950-04-20 31Honolulu,Hawaii MLB1968-19861970-1986Crooked Oak (Oklahoma City,OK)
1968- 2-  33-CIN
 
14John WockenfussDH-1B6-0 190 R-R 1949-02-27 32Welch,West Virginia MLB1967-19861974-1985John Dickinson (Wilmington,DE)
1967-42- 761-WS2
 
33 Players