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1940 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 90-64 .584
Rank: 1st in American League
Run Differential: 888-716 + 172
Manager(s): Del Baker
General Manager:
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 1,112,693 1/16
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Reds)
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Bing Miller
Assistant Coach: Merv Shea
Assistant Coach: Red Kress
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9064.584--
8965.5781.0
8866.5712.0
8272.5328.0
8272.5328.0
6787.43523.0
6490.41626.0
54100.35136.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
21Barney McCoskyOF23 14358912320039194571396741138.340.408.491899.151.272.3600.61147.3289660
4Rudy York1B26 155588105186466331343289884412.316.410.583993.267.420.3280.9917.8343685
5Hank GreenbergOF29 148573129195508411506393751315.340.433.6701103.330.497.3370.8114.0384670
7Dick BartellSS32 13952876123243753122765351111.233.335.330665.097.259.2480.7075.4174620
2Charlie Gehringer2B37 1395151081613331081100101173109.313.428.447875.134.350.3090.1751.5230629
6Pinky Higgins3B31 1314807013024313764261313714.271.357.415772.144.275.2680.5136.9199551
1Birdie TebbettsC27 11137946112244446453514129.296.357.412769.116.206.2990.4094.8156417
9Pete FoxOF31 9335049101174548772130034.289.329.403732.114.174.3051.4370.0141374
20Bruce CampbellOF30 1032975684155844274528248.283.381.448829.165.300.2910.6237.1133348
8Billy SullivanC29 782203668144341203111232.309.399.450849.141.291.3160.3573.399256
27Earl AverillOF38 6411810334122000514013.280.309.381690.102.144.3042.8059.045124
12Bobo NewsomP32 361079235001600117044.215.222.262484.047.056.25617.00--28112
26Red Kress3B-SS33 3399132231111001012017.222.294.303597.081.182.2441.2099.030110
10Tommy BridgesP33 2968512200400323041.176.211.206417.029.074.2677.67--1475
14Schoolboy RoweP30 27677186111811513012.269.319.433752.164.239.3212.6067.02973
26,34Johnny GorsicaP25 2962612021700315011.194.231.306537.113.161.2395.0062.01966
33Dutch Meyer2B24 23581215300620410120.259.317.310627.052.155.3132.50--1865
3Frank CroucherSS25 37573600020045000.105.164.105269.000.070.1151.25--661
16Hal NewhouserP19 28403800020034040.200.256.200456.000.075.2221.33--847
23Tuck StainbackOF28 15404920010019122.225.262.275537.050.075.2909.00--1144
33Scat Metha2B-3B26 26376901030128010.243.282.297579.054.081.3104.00--1140
15Dizzy TroutP25 33314400040029001.129.182.129311.000.065.1824.50--433
18Fred HutchinsonP20 17301810020000000.267.267.300567.033.033.267----930
25Lynn NelsonP35 19234800130006000.348.348.478826.130.130.438--23.01123
19Al BentonP29 42170000000008040.000.000.0000.000.000.000----021
24Tom SeatsP29 26120100000002000.083.083.083166.000.000.100----112
17Cotton PippenP29 480000000002002.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
28Archie McKainP29 2773100000024010.143.333.143476.000.286.3332.00--110
29Clay SmithP25 1470000000004000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
22Floyd GiebellP30 260000000000010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
17Pat MullinOF22 440000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
-Frank Secory27 110000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals17765418888154931265134829663966455424077115.286.364.442806.156.283.2990.8340.423936159
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
12Bobo Newsom32 2152.8336342031026423511083191001642201.278.010.653.415.591.64
10Tommy Bridges33 1293.36292812210197171897411881335001.317.770.504.006.051.51
14Schoolboy Rowe30 1633.4627231114016917068651543612001.269.050.802.293.251.42
26,34Johnny Gorsica25 774.332920522016017085771057682101.429.560.563.213.831.19
16Hal Newhouser19 994.872820703013314981721276891101.6910.080.815.146.021.17
15Dizzy Trout25 374.46331010621001256050454643001.7711.140.364.815.701.19
19Al Benton29 6104.4442000351779934439536502001.6310.590.574.105.701.39
18Fred Hutchinson20 375.681710106076855248626320101.4610.070.713.083.791.23
24Tom Seats29 224.662620010155674329421252001.5710.770.643.384.021.19
28Archie McKain29 502.822700017351481816225241001.438.470.354.414.240.96
29Clay Smith25 115.14141005028321816313142001.6110.290.964.184.501.08
17Cotton Pippen29 126.864300002129161631091001.8612.431.294.293.860.90
22Floyd Giebell30 201.0022210018142224111001.007.001.002.005.502.75
25Lynn Nelson35 1110.93620040142319175970002.2914.793.215.794.500.78
11Bud Thomas29 019.0030002048541300002.7518.002.256.750.000.00
22Dick Conger19 103.0020000032110310001.676.000.009.003.000.33
-Bob Uhl26 00-1000000450020100------
Pitching Totals90643.9932615559996231375142571660910257075225501.459.330.673.734.921.32
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Birdie TebbettsC107572891710.9750.00
Billy SullivanC572922984.9760.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rudy York1B155139010715101.9900.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Charlie Gehringer2B1382763741972.9720.00
Dutch Meyer2B21284436.9600.00
Scat Metha2B1091513.9600.00
Frank Croucher2B742011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Pinky Higgins3B1291332392916.9280.00
Red Kress3B17204151.9240.00
Scat Metha3B611210.9290.00
Billy Sullivan3B641421.9000.00
Frank Croucher3B12120.6000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick BartellSS1392953943474.9530.00
Frank CroucherSS26172732.9360.00
Red KressSS12253335.9510.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hank GreenbergOF14829814151.9540.00
Barney McCoskyOF141349762.9830.00
Pete FoxOF85169660.9670.00
Bruce CampbellOF74133660.9590.00
Earl AverillOF2223210.9620.00
Tuck StainbackOF926410.9680.00
Pat MullinOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Al BentonP427951131.8421.82
Bobo NewsomP3626433233.9211.19
Dizzy TroutP3310052521.9372.69
Tommy BridgesP2919743020.9441.55
Johnny GorsicaP29160155342.9443.83
Hal NewhouserP2813353110.9732.43
Archie McKainP2751216001.0003.18
Schoolboy RoweP271691028021.0002.02
Tom SeatsP2655411001.0002.45
Fred HutchinsonP177621621.9002.13
Clay SmithP1428110001.0003.52
Lynn NelsonP61403001.0001.93
Cotton PippenP42124001.0002.56
Bud ThomasP3404001.0009.00
Dick CongerP230000.0000.00
Floyd GiebellP21822001.0002.00
Bob UhlP100000.0000.00


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