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1987 Detroit TigersSeason Roster
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Johnny Grubb played for the 1987 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameTigers
LocationDetroit,Michigan
Record98-64 (1st in American League East)League Rank1stMLB Rank1st
BallparkTiger Stadium
ManagerSparky AndersonGeneral ManagerBill Lajoie
CoachesBilly Consolo (Bench Coach), Alex Grammas (Third Base Coach), Billy Muffett (Pitching Coach), Vada Pinson (Hitting Coach), Dick Tracewski (First Base Coach)
PlayoffsLost ALCS (Twins)
#1 Draft PickBill Henderson (#20)
Attendance2,061,830 (Rank: 12th)
Minor League AffiliatesToledo Mud Hens (AAA) 70-70 ... Glens Falls Tigers (AA) 58-79 ... Lakeland Tigers (A+) 74-61 ... Fayetteville Generals (A) 65-74 ... Bristol Tigers (Rk) 20-49 ...
Years Available1901-2019

Team History -- 1987 Statistics -- 1987 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 1987 Detroit Tigers.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1987 baseball season.

1987 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)
19Doyle AlexanderP6-3 200 R-R 1950-09-04 36Cordova,Alabama MLB1968-19891971-1989Woodlawn (Birmingham,AL)Jefferson Col
1968- 9- 185-LAN
 
9Doug BakerSS5-9 165 B-R 1961-04-03 26Fullerton,California MLB1982-19911984-1990Granada Hills (Granada Hills,CA)Arizona St, Los Angeles Valley Col
1982- 9- 230-DET
 
4Bill BeanOF6-0 185 L-L 1964-05-11 23Santa Ana,California MLB1984-19951987-1995Santa Ana (Santa Ana,CA)Loyola Marymount U.
1986- 4-  99-DET
 
14Dave Bergman1B6-2 190 L-L 1953-06-06 34Evanston,Illinois MLB1972-19921975-1992Maine East (Park Ridge,IL)Illinois St
1974- 2-  36-NYA
 
16Tom Brookens3B5-10 170 R-R 1953-08-10 33Chambersburg,Pennsylvania MLB1975-19901979-1990Chambersburg Area (Chambersburg,PA)Mansfield Pennsylvania
1975- 1-   4-DET
 
19Darnell Coles3B6-1 185 R-R 1962-06-02 25San Bernardino,California MLB1980-19971983-1997Eisenhower (Rialto,CA)Orange Coast Col
1980- 1-   6-SEA
 
41Darrell Evans1B6-2 205 L-R 1947-05-26 40Pasadena,California MLB1967-19891969-1989Muir (Pasadena,CA)Pasadena City Col, Cal St Los Angeles
1967- 3-  55-PHI
 
23Kirk GibsonOF6-3 215 L-L 1957-05-28 30Pontiac,Michigan MLB1978-19951979-1995Waterford-Kettering (Waterford,MI)Michigan St
1978- 1-  12-DET
 
30Johnny GrubbOF-DH6-3 188 L-R 1948-08-04 38Richmond,Virginia MLB1970-19881972-1987Meadowbrook (Richmond,VA)Florida St, State Col Florida Manatee-Sarasota
1971- 1-  23-SDN
 
17Terry HarperDH-OF6-4 195 R-R 1955-04-19 32Douglasville,Georgia MLB1973-19871980-1987Douglas County (Douglasville,GA)
1973-16- 370-ATL
 
8Mike HeathC5-11 190 R-R 1955-02-05 32Tampa,Florida MLB1973-19921978-1991Hillsborough (Tampa,FL)
1973- 2-  37-NYA
 
39Mike HennemanP6-4 195 R-R 1961-12-11 25St. Charles,Missouri MLB1984-19961987-1996St. Piux X (Festus,MO)Oklahoma St
1984- 4- 104-DET
 
21Willie HernandezP6-3 180 L-L 1954-11-14 32Aguada,Puerto Rico MLB1977-19951977-1989  
1973-   UDFA-PHI
 
31Larry HerndonOF6-3 195 R-R 1953-11-03 33Sunflower,Mississippi MLB1971-19881974-1988Douglass (Memphis,TN)Tennessee St, Skyline Col
1971- 3-  56-SLN
 
45Bryan KellyP6-2 195 R-R 1959-02-24 28Silver Spring,Maryland MLB1981-19871986-1987   Alabama, Valencia CC
1981- 6- 146-DET
 
25Eric KingP6-2 215 R-R 1964-04-10 23Oxnard,California MLB1983-19981986-1992Royal (Simi Valley,CA)Moorpark Col
1983-   UDFA-SFN
 
34Chet LemonOF6-0 190 R-R 1955-02-12 32Jackson,Mississippi MLB1972-19901975-1990Fremont (Los Angeles,CA)
1972- 1-  22-OAK
 
12Dwight LowryC6-3 210 L-R 1957-10-23 29Lumberton,North Carolina MLB1980-19901984-1988Pembroke (Pembroke,NC)North Carolina
1980-11- 278-DET
 
24Scott LusaderOF5-10 165 L-L 1964-09-30 22Chicago,Illinois MLB1984-19911987-1991Twin Oaks (West Palm Beach,FL)Florida
1985- 6- 158-DET
 
42Morris MaddenP6-0 155 L-L 1960-08-31 26Laurens,South Carolina MLB1979-19901987-1989Laurens (Laurens,SC)Spartanburg Methodist Col
1979-24- 617-LAN
 
7Bill MadlockDH5-11 185 R-R 1951-01-12 36Memphis,Tennessee MLB1970-19871973-1987MacArthur (Decatur,IL)Southeastern CC
1970- 5-  97-WS2
 
24Orlando MercadoC6-0 195 R-R 1961-11-07 25Arecibo,Puerto Rico MLB1978-19941982-1990  
1978-   UDFA-SEA
 
47Jack MorrisP6-3 200 R-R 1955-05-16 32St. Paul,Minnesota MLB1976-19961977-1994Highland Park (St. Paul,MN)Brigham Young U.
1976- 5-  98-DET
 
17Jim Morrison3B5-11 186 R-R 1952-09-23 34Pensacola,Florida MLB1974-19881977-1988King (Tampa,FL)Georgia So.U.
1974- 5-  99-PHI
 
33Matt NokesC6-1 190 L-R 1963-10-31 23San Diego,California MLB1981-20021985-1995Patrick Henry (San Diego,CA)
1981-20- 503-SFN
 
27Dickie NolesP6-2 190 R-R 1956-11-19 30Charlotte,North Carolina MLB1975-19901979-1990Harding University (Charlotte,NC)
1975- 4-  84-PHI
 
46Dan PetryP6-4 200 R-R 1958-11-13 28Palo Alto,California MLB1976-19911979-1991El Dorado (Placentia,CA)
1976- 4-  74-DET
 
44Jeff RobinsonP6-6 235 R-R 1961-12-14 25Ventura,California MLB1983-19921987-1992Christian (El Cajon,CA)Azusa Pacific U.
1983- 3-  69-DET
 
15Pat SheridanOF6-3 175 L-R 1957-12-04 29Ann Arbor,Michigan MLB1979-19911981-1991Wayne Memorial (Wayne,MI)Eastern Michigan U.
1979- 3-  73-KCA
 
36Nate SnellP6-4 190 R-R 1952-09-02 34Orangeburg,South Carolina MLB1977-19881984-1987Holly Hill-Roberts (Holly Hill,SC)Tennessee St
1975-22- 519-ATL
 
26Frank TananaP6-3 195 L-L 1953-07-03 33Detroit,Michigan MLB1972-19931973-1993Detroit Catholic Central (Novi,MI)Cal St Fullerton
1971- 1-  13-CAL
 
35Walt TerrellP6-2 205 L-R 1958-05-11 29Jeffersonville,Indiana MLB1977-19931982-1992Jeffersonville (Jeffersonville,IN)Morehead St
1980-33- 764-TEX
 
30Mark ThurmondP6-0 193 L-L 1956-09-12 30Houston,Texas MLB1976-19911983-1990Spring Branch (Houston,TX)Texas A&M U.
1979- 5- 118-SDN
 
38Tim TolmanOF6-0 195 R-R 1956-04-20 31Santa Monica,California MLB1976-19891981-1987Loyola (Los Angeles,CA)USC
1978-12- 297-HOU
 
3Alan TrammellSS6-0 175 R-R 1958-02-21 29Garden Grove,California MLB1976-19961977-1996Kearny (San Diego,CA)
1976- 2-  26-DET
 
32Jim Walewander2B-3B5-10 160 B-R 1962-05-02 25Chicago,Illinois MLB1983-19941987-1993Maine South (Park Ridge,IL)Iowa St
1983- 9- 225-DET
 
1Lou Whitaker2B5-11 160 L-R 1957-05-12 30Brooklyn,New York MLB1975-19951977-1995Martinsville (Martinsville,VA)
1975- 5-  99-DET
 
37 Players