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1940 DETROIT TIGERS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  90-64   .584
Result:   1st in American League
Manager(s):  Del Baker
General Manager:  
Stadium:  Briggs Stadium
Attendance:  1,112,693
Playoffs:  Lost World Series (Reds)

Detroit Tigers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Earl Averill (38)
Youngest Player:  Hal Newhouser (19)
Longest Tenure:  Charlie Gehringer (17)
Top Hitter:  Hank Greenberg (1)
Top Pitcher:  Bobo Newsom (3)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  80.78%
American League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
Detroit9064.584--
Cleveland8965.5781.0
NY Yankees8866.5712.0
Boston8272.5328.0
Chi White Sox8272.5328.0
St. Louis6787.43523.0
Washington6490.41626.0
Philadelphia54100.35136.0

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
27Earl AverillOFMLB5-9172LeftRight5/21/190238Snohomish,WashingtonUDFA 

7Dick BartellSSMLB5-9160RightRight11/22/190732Chicago,IllinoisUDFA 
19Al BentonPMLB6-4215RightRight3/18/191129Noble,OklahomaUDFA 
10Tommy BridgesPMLB5-10155RightRight12/28/190633Gordonsville,TennesseeUDFA 
20Bruce CampbellOFMLB6-1185LeftRight10/20/190930Chicago,IllinoisUDFA 
22Dick CongerPMLB6-0185RightRight4/3/192119Los Angeles,CaliforniaUDFA 
3Frank CroucherSSMLB5-11165RightRight7/23/191425San Antonio,TexasUDFA 
9Pete FoxOFMLB5-11165RightRight3/8/190931Evansville,IndianaUDFA 
2Charlie Gehringer2BMLB5-11180LeftRight5/11/190337Fowlerville,MichiganUDFA 
22Floyd GiebellPMLB6-2172LeftRight12/10/190930Pennsboro,West VirginiaUDFA 
26,34Johnny GorsicaPMLB6-2180RightRight3/29/191525Bayonne,New JerseyUDFA 
5Hank Greenberg1B-OFMLB6-3210RightRight1/1/191129New York,New YorkUDFA 
6Pinky Higgins3BMLB6-1185RightRight5/27/190931Red Oak,TexasUDFA 
18Fred HutchinsonPMLB6-2200LeftRight8/12/191920Seattle,WashingtonUDFA 
26Red KressSS-3BMLB5-11165RightRight1/2/190733Columbia,CaliforniaUDFA 
21Barney McCoskyOFMLB6-1184LeftRight4/11/191723Coal Run,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
28Archie McKainPMLB5-10175BothLeft5/12/191129Delphos,KansasUDFA 
33Scat Metha2B-3BMLB5-11165RightRight12/13/191326Los Angeles,CaliforniaUDFA 
33Dutch Meyer2BMLB5-10181RightRight10/6/191524Waco,TexasUDFA 
17Pat MullinOFMLB6-2190LeftRight11/1/191722Trotter,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
25Lynn NelsonPMLB5-10170LeftRight2/24/190535Sheldon,North DakotaUDFA 
16Hal NewhouserPMLB6-2192LeftLeft5/20/192119Detroit,MichiganUDFA 
12Bobo NewsomPMLB6-2220RightRight8/11/190732Hartsville,South CarolinaUDFA 
17Cotton PippenPMLB6-2180RightRight4/2/191129Cisco,TexasUDFA 
14Schoolboy RowePMLB6-4210RightRight1/11/191030Waco,TexasUDFA 
24Tom SeatsPMLB5-11190RightLeft9/24/191029Farmington,North CarolinaUDFA 
-Frank SecoryOFMLB6-1200RightRight8/24/191227Mason City,IowaUDFA 
29Clay SmithPMLB6-2190RightRight9/11/191425Cambridge,KansasUDFA 
23Tuck StainbackOFMLB5-11175RightRight8/4/191128Los Angeles,CaliforniaUDFA 
8Billy SullivanC-1BMLB6-0170LeftRight10/23/191029Chicago,IllinoisUDFA 
1Birdie TebbettsCMLB5-11170RightRight11/10/191227Burlington,VermontUDFA 
11Bud ThomasPMLB6-0180RightRight9/9/191029Faber,VirginiaUDFA 
15Dizzy TroutPMLB6-2195RightRight6/29/191525Sandcut,IndianaUDFA 
-Bob UhlPMLB5-11175BothLeft9/17/191326San Francisco,CaliforniaUDFA 
4Rudy York1BMLB6-1209RightRight8/17/191326Ragland,AlabamaUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
Del BakerManager 
Harry HeilmannBroadcaster 
Red KressAssistant Coach 
Bing MillerAssistant Coach 
Merv SheaAssistant Coach 
Ty TysonBroadcaster 


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