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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

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Bing Miller
Assistant Coach: Merv Shea
Assistant Coach: Red Kress
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 1940 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    27Earl AverillOF5-9172L-R381929Not draftedMLB--
    7Dick BartellSS5-9160R-R321927Not draftedMLB--
    19Al BentonP6-4215R-R291934Not draftedMLB--
    10Tommy BridgesP5-10155R-R331930Not draftedMLB--
    20Bruce CampbellOF6-1185L-R301930Not draftedMLB--
    22Dick CongerP6-0185R-R191940Not draftedMLB--
    3Frank CroucherSS5-11165R-R251939Not draftedMLB--
    9Pete FoxOF5-11165R-R311933Not draftedMLB--
    2Charlie Gehringer2B5-11180L-R371924Not draftedMLB--
    22Floyd GiebellP6-2172L-R301939Not draftedMLB--
    26,34Johnny GorsicaP6-2180R-R251940Not draftedMLB--
    5Hank Greenberg1B-OF6-3210R-R291930Not draftedMLB--
    6Pinky Higgins3B6-1185R-R311930Not draftedMLB--
    18Fred HutchinsonP6-2200L-R201939Not draftedMLB--
    26Red KressSS-3B5-11165R-R331927Not draftedMLB--
    21Barney McCoskyOF6-1184L-R231939Not draftedMLB--
    28Archie McKainP5-10175B-L291937Not draftedMLB--
    33Scat Metha2B-3B5-11165R-R261940Not draftedMLB--
    33Dutch Meyer2B5-10181R-R241940Not draftedMLB--
    17Pat MullinOF6-2190L-R221940Not draftedMLB--
    25Lynn NelsonP5-10170L-R351930Not draftedMLB--
    16Hal NewhouserP6-2192L-L191939Not draftedMLB--
    12Bobo NewsomP6-2220R-R321929Not draftedMLB--
    17Cotton PippenP6-2180R-R291936Not draftedMLB--
    14Schoolboy RoweP6-4210R-R301933Not draftedMLB--
    24Tom SeatsP5-11190R-L291940Not draftedMLB--
    -Frank SecoryOF6-1200R-R271940Not draftedMLB--
    29Clay SmithP6-2190R-R251938Not draftedMLB--
    23Tuck StainbackOF5-11175R-R281934Not draftedMLB--
    8Billy SullivanC-1B6-0170L-R291931Not draftedMLB--
    1Birdie TebbettsC5-11170R-R271936Not draftedMLB--
    11Bud ThomasP6-0180R-R291932Not draftedMLB--
    15Dizzy TroutP6-2195R-R251939Not draftedMLB--
    -Bob UhlP5-11175B-L261938Not draftedMLB--
    4Rudy York1B6-1209R-R261934Not draftedMLB--

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