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1953 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 60-94 .390
Rank: 6th in American League
Run Differential: 695-923 -228
Roster Continuity 55.97% 14/16
Manager(s): Fred Hutchinson
General Manager: Charlie Gehringer (1953-10-12), Muddy Ruel
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 884,658 7/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Ted Lyons
Assistant Coach: Bob Swift
Assistant Coach: Rick Ferrell
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9952.656--
9262.5978.5
8965.57811.5
8469.54916.0
7676.50023.5
6094.39040.5
5995.38341.5
54100.35146.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
26Harvey KuennSS22   67994209
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486550311110.308.356.386742.078.153.3200.62339.5262731
3Walt Dropo1B30   60661150
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13
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962029696422.248.289.371660.124.175.2612.3846.6225645
5Bob NiemanOF26   50872143
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690357570313.281.354.453807.171.278.2941.0033.9230568
24Jim DelsingOF27   47977138
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62136639528.288.380.436816.148.282.2960.5943.5209552
30Don LundOF30   42151108
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473339652811.257.323.390713.133.226.2851.6746.8164470
8Ray Boone3B29   38573120
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6
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93214847556.312.395.556951.244.371.3100.9817.5214443
10Matt BattsC31   37438104
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43232436019.278.322.406728.128.190.2951.5062.3152399
1Fred Hatfield3B-2B28   3114179
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19354034167.254.341.325666.071.193.2770.85103.7101358
7Johnny Pesky2B33   3084390
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24372710254.292.353.390743.097.172.2970.37154.0120342
12Steve SouchockOF34   2782984
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46518352210.302.326.489815.187.230.3154.3825.3136290
4Jerry Priddy2B33   1961446
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24111719126.235.299.301600.066.153.2561.12196.059216
32Johnny BuchaC28   1581735
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14112014023.222.309.297606.076.203.2380.70158.047180
6Pat MullinOF35   971126
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17011415003.268.360.402762.134.268.2821.0724.339111
8Owen Friend2B26   961017
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03
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100169115.177.233.313546.135.188.1671.5032.030104
31Ned GarverP27   72311
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600612044.153.218.194412.042.125.1692.0072.01482
19Russ SullivanOF30   72718
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600135214.250.379.389768.139.319.2580.3872.02888
44Billy HoeftP21   64811
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00400917031.172.274.188462.016.156.2341.89--1276
34Ted GrayP28   61514
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0700614011.230.299.262561.033.131.2982.33--1668
2Joe GinsbergC26   53616
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00300101110.302.422.340762.038.226.3080.10--1865
18Steve GromekP33   4103
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000200010050.073.073.073146.000.000.097----346
17Billy Hitchcock3B36   3888
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00000033004.211.268.211479.000.079.2291.00--841
16,35Ralph BrancaP27   3434
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0400214012.118.167.176343.059.118.2007.00--637
37Dick MarloweP24   3207
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000200013011.219.219.219438.000.000.368----733
25Al KalineOF18   2897
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21015101.250.300.357657.107.179.2735.0028.01030
38John Baumgartner3B22   2735
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00020005000.185.185.185370.000.000.227----527
2Al AberP25   2323
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00020016010.130.167.130297.000.043.1766.00--325
20Ray HerbertP23   1903
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00000027001.158.238.158396.000.105.2503.50--321
21Art HouttemanP25   1943
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20002021.158.158.368526.211.211.125--19.0721
22Frank CarswellOF33   1524
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00020031000.267.389.267656.000.200.2860.33--418
14Dave MadisonP32   1111
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00000002001.091.091.091182.000.000.111----111
28Bob MillerP17   801
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00000000000.125.125.125250.000.000.125----18
16Hal NewhouserP32   814
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00010010000.500.556.5001056.000.125.5000.00--49
18Bill WightP31   703
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00010001000.429.429.429858.000.000.500----37
29Fred HutchinsonP33   611
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10000000.167.167.667834.500.500.000--6.046
27Hal EricksonP33   40000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
35,39Earl HarristP33   30000000010000.000.250.000250.000.333.0000.00--04
9Bob SwiftC38   301
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0010021000.333.600.6671267.3331.000.5000.50--25
35Milt JordanP26   201
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00000000000.500.500.5001000.000.000.500----12
19Ray ScarboroughP35   20000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
21Dick WeikP25   211
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0010001010.500.5001.0001500.500.5001.000----23
2Reno Bertoia2B18   10000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
21Paul FoytackP22   10000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
15George Freese26   10000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals19715553695147925944108661303550560230063139.266.328.387715.121.211.2831.1951.421506121
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
31Ned Garver27   11114.45302613031198.1228107981666694101.4810.360.733.003.141.05
44Billy Hoeft21   9144.8229279022197.22231131062458902101.4210.141.092.644.091.55
34Ted Gray28   10154.6030288000176.01661029025761151001.388.491.283.895.881.51
18Steve Gromek33   684.5019176111125.213870631736590001.389.861.212.574.211.64
37Dick Marlowe24   675.2542112090119.215274701342524001.6211.400.983.153.901.24
16,35Ralph Branca27   474.1517147031102.0985547731505001.268.650.622.744.411.61
20Ray Herbert23   465.224330022687.21095851546376001.7611.150.514.703.780.80
21Art Houtteman25   265.87169316168.28750451129282001.6811.351.433.783.650.97
2Al Aber25   434.431710205066.2633533341344001.558.460.405.514.570.83
14Dave Madison32   346.823210017062.0765547744273001.9411.031.026.393.920.61
28Bob Miller17   126.00131008036.143252422193001.7810.750.505.252.250.43
27Hal Erickson33   014.78180008132.1432317410190001.6612.091.132.815.341.90
18Bill Wight31   039.00134003025.1353325414104001.9612.601.445.043.600.71
16Hal Newhouser32   016.9574001121.23122174861001.7712.681.643.272.450.75
19Ray Scarborough35   028.14130005220.2342419311120002.1414.571.294.715.141.09
21Dick Weik25   0114.21121002019.132303032363002.8915.161.4210.892.840.26
35,39Earl Harrist33   028.5381003018.225191821571002.1111.840.957.113.320.47
35Milt Jordan26   015.8281004017.02613113540001.8213.761.592.652.120.80
29Fred Hutchinson33   002.703000309.29330040000.908.100.000.003.60--
21Paul Foytack22   0010.806000309.21512121970002.4013.500.908.106.300.78
Batting Totals60945.25376158502108161415163392382615458564543201.5710.390.983.724.101.10


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