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1917 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 78-75 .510
Rank: 4th in American League
Run Differential: 639-577 + 62
Roster Continuity 84.84% 6/16
Manager(s): Hughie Jennings
General Manager:
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Navin Field
Attendance: 457,289 4/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Jimmy Burke
American League Standings
  • A roster of all players who participated in at least one game for this team for this season.
  • The roster is sortable but defaults to an alphabetical listing.
  • Uniform numbers may not be complete for non-MLB teams. It is difficult to come by this information historically. See Data coverage
  • For MLB and Minor league teams, this roster was never an actual roster at any given point during the season.
  • Colleges may be missing players who were either red-shirted or who did not get into game action
  • Full Team Roster for 1917 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    -Bernie BolandP5-8168R-R251915Not draftedMLB--
    -George Burns1B6-1180R-R241914Not draftedMLB--
    -Donie BushSS5-6140B-R291908Not draftedMLB--
    -Ty CobbOF6-1175L-R301905Not draftedMLB--
    -Johnny CouchP6-0180L-R261917Not draftedMLB--
    -Harry CoveleskiP6-0180B-L311907Not draftedMLB--
    -Sam CrawfordOF6-0190L-L371899Not draftedMLB--
    -George CunninghamP5-11185R-R221916Not draftedMLB--
    -Hooks DaussP5-10168R-R271912Not draftedMLB--
    -Tony DeFate2B5-8158R-R221917Not draftedMLB--
    -Ben Dyer3B-SS5-11170R-R241914Not draftedMLB--
    -Howard EhmkeP6-3190R-R231916Not draftedMLB--
    -Babe Ellison1B-2B5-11170R-R211916Not draftedMLB--
    -Ira FlagsteadOF5-9165R-R231917Not draftedMLB--
    -George HarperOF5-8167L-R251916Not draftedMLB--
    -Harry HeilmannOF-1B6-1195R-R221914Not draftedMLB--
    -Bill JamesP6-4195B-R301911Not draftedMLB--
    -Bob Jones3B6-0170L-R271917Not draftedMLB--
    -Deacon JonesP6-1174R-R241916Not draftedMLB--
    -Willie MitchellP6-0176R-L271909Not draftedMLB--
    -Fred NicholsonOF5-10173R-R221917Not draftedMLB--
    -Tubby SpencerC5-10215R-R331905Not draftedMLB--
    -Oscar StanageC5-11190R-R341906Not draftedMLB--
    -Bobby VeachOF5-11160L-R291912Not draftedMLB--
    -Ossie Vitt3B5-10150R-R271912Not draftedMLB--
    -Frank WalkerOF5-11165R-R221917Not draftedMLB--
    -Archie YelleC5-10170R-R251917Not draftedMLB--
    -Ralph Young2B5-5165B-R271913Not draftedMLB--

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