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1940 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 90-64 .584
Rank: 1st in American League
Run Differential: 888-716 + 172
Roster Continuity 80.78% 6/15
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
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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 2152.83363420310264.023511083191001642201.278.010.653.415.591.64
10Tommy Bridges33 1293.36292812210197.2171897411881335001.317.770.504.006.051.51
14Schoolboy Rowe30 1633.46272311140169.017068651543612001.269.050.802.293.251.42
26,34Johnny Gorsica25 774.3329205220160.017085771057682101.429.560.563.213.831.19
16Hal Newhouser19 994.8728207030133.114981721276891101.6910.080.815.146.021.17
15Dizzy Trout25 374.4633101062100.21256050454643001.7711.140.364.815.701.19
19Al Benton29 6104.4442000351779.1934439536502001.6310.590.574.105.701.39
18Fred Hutchinson20 375.681710106076.0855248626320101.4610.070.713.083.791.23
24Tom Seats29 224.662620010155.2674329421252001.5710.770.643.384.021.19
28Archie McKain29 502.822700017351.0481816225241001.438.470.354.414.240.96
29Clay Smith25 115.14141005028.1321816313142001.6110.290.964.184.501.08
17Cotton Pippen29 126.8643000021.129161631091001.8612.431.294.293.860.90
22Floyd Giebell30 201.0022210018.0142224111001.007.001.002.005.502.75
25Lynn Nelson35 1110.9362004014.02319175970002.2914.793.215.794.500.78
11Bud Thomas29 019.003000204.08541300002.7518.002.256.750.000.00
22Dick Conger19 103.002000003.02110310001.676.000.009.003.000.33
-Bob Uhl26 00-1000000450020100------
Batting Totals90643.9932615559996231375142571660910257075225501.459.330.673.734.921.32
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Earl Averill38000000000220------------------.9622321
Dick Bartell320000013900000----------.953--------29539434
Al Benton29420000000000.842------------------5113
Tommy Bridges33290000000000.944------------------4302
Bruce Campbell30000000000740------------------.95913366
Dick Conger1920000000000--------------------000
Frank Croucher25000712600000------1.000.600.936--------23305
Pete Fox31000000000850------------------.96716966
Charlie Gehringer370001380000000------.972------------27637419
Floyd Giebell30200000000001.000------------------220
Johnny Gorsica25290000000000.944------------------15534
Hank Greenberg290000000001480------------------.9542981415
Pinky Higgins310000129000000--------.928----------13323929
Fred Hutchinson20170000000000.900------------------2162
Red Kress330000171200000--------.924.951--------45748
Barney McCosky230000000001410------------------.98334976
Archie McKain292700000000001.000------------------2160
Scat Metha26000106000000------.960.929----------10272
Dutch Meyer24000210000000------.960------------28443
Pat Mullin2200000000010--------------------000
Lynn Nelson35600000000001.000------------------030
Hal Newhouser19280000000000.973------------------5311
Bobo Newsom32360000000000.921------------------3323
Cotton Pippen29400000000001.000------------------240
Schoolboy Rowe302700000000001.000------------------10280
Tom Seats292600000000001.000------------------4110
Clay Smith251400000000001.000------------------1100
Tuck Stainback2800000000090------------------.9682641
Billy Sullivan29057006000000--.976----.900----------2964310
Birdie Tebbetts270107000000000--.975----------------5728917
Bud Thomas29300000000001.000------------------040
Dizzy Trout25330000000000.937------------------5252
Bob Uhl2610000000000--------------------000
Rudy York260015500000000----.990--------------139010715


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