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1953 DETROIT TIGERS

+    Level: MLB
Location:  
Team Record:  60-94   .390
Result:   6th in American League
Manager(s):  Fred Hutchinson
General Manager:   Charlie Gehringer
Stadium:  Briggs Stadium
Attendance:  884,658
Playoffs:  -

Detroit Tigers affiliate history
Oldest Player:  Bob Swift (38)
Youngest Player:  Bob Miller (17)
Longest Tenure:  Hal Newhouser (15)
Top Hitter:  Harvey Kuenn (3)
Top Pitcher:  Ted Gray (16)
Top Draft Pick:  

Roster Continuity:  55.97%
American League Standings
TeamsWLPctGB
NY Yankees9952.656--
Cleveland9262.5978.5
Chi White Sox8965.57811.5
Boston8469.54916.0
Washington7676.50023.5
Detroit6094.39040.5
Philadelphia5995.38341.5
St. Louis54100.35146.5

TEAM INFORMATION
#PlayerPosHiLvlHtWtBatsThrowsBornAgePlaceDraft Information 
2Al AberPMLB6-2195LeftLeft7/31/192725Cleveland,OhioUDFA 

10Matt BattsCMLB5-11200RightRight10/16/192131San Antonio,TexasUDFA 
38John Baumgartner3BMLB6-1190RightRight5/29/193122Birmingham,AlabamaUDFA 
2Reno Bertoia3B-2BMLB5-11185RightRight1/8/193518St. Vido Utine,ItalyUDFA 
8Ray Boone3B-SSMLB6-1188RightRight7/27/192329San Diego,CaliforniaUDFA 
16,35Ralph BrancaPMLB6-3220RightRight1/6/192627Mount Vernon,New YorkUDFA 
32Johnny BuchaCMLB5-11190RightRight1/22/192528Allentown,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
22Frank CarswellOFMLB6-0195RightRight11/6/191933Palestine,TexasUDFA 
24Jim DelsingOFMLB5-10175LeftRight11/13/192527Rudolph,WisconsinUDFA 
3Walt Dropo1BMLB6-5220RightRight1/30/192330Moosup,ConnecticutUDFA 
27Hal EricksonPMLB6-5230RightRight7/17/191933Portland,OregonUDFA 
21Paul FoytackPMLB5-11180RightRight11/16/193022Scranton,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
15George Freese3BMLB6-0190RightRight9/12/192626Wheeling,West VirginiaUDFA 
8Owen Friend2BMLB6-1180RightRight3/21/192726Granite City,IllinoisUDFA 
31Ned GarverPMLB5-10180RightRight12/25/192527Ney,OhioUDFA 
2Joe GinsbergCMLB5-11180LeftRight10/11/192626New York,New YorkUDFA 
34Ted GrayPMLB5-11175BothLeft12/31/192428Detroit,MichiganUDFA 
18Steve GromekPMLB6-2180BothRight1/15/192033Hamtramck,MichiganUDFA 
35,39Earl HarristPMLB6-0178RightRight8/2/191933Dubach,LouisianaUDFA 
1Fred Hatfield3B-2BMLB6-1171LeftRight3/18/192528Lanett,AlabamaUDFA 
20Ray HerbertPMLB5-11185RightRight12/15/192923Detroit,MichiganUDFA 
17Billy Hitchcock3B-2BMLB6-1185RightRight7/31/191636Inverness,AlabamaUDFA 
44Billy HoeftPMLB6-3205LeftLeft5/17/193221Oshkosh,WisconsinUDFA 
21Art HouttemanPMLB6-2188RightRight8/7/192725Detroit,MichiganUDFA 
29Fred HutchinsonPMLB6-2200LeftRight8/12/191933Seattle,WashingtonUDFA 
35Milt JordanPMLB6-2207RightRight5/24/192726Mineral Springs,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
25Al KalineOFMLB6-2180RightRight12/19/193418Baltimore,Maryland1953UDFA DET
26Harvey KuennOF-SSMLB6-2190RightRight12/4/193022West Allis,WisconsinUDFA 
30Don LundOFMLB6-0200RightRight5/18/192330Detroit,MichiganUDFA 
14Dave MadisonPMLB6-3190RightRight2/1/192132Brooksville,MississippiUDFA 
37Dick MarlowePMLB6-2170RightRight6/27/192924Hickory,North CarolinaUDFA 
28Bob MillerPMLB6-1185RightLeft7/15/193517Berwyn,IllinoisUDFA 
6Pat MullinOFMLB6-2190LeftRight11/1/191735Trotter,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
16Hal NewhouserPMLB6-2192LeftLeft5/20/192132Detroit,MichiganUDFA 
5Bob NiemanOFMLB5-11195RightRight1/26/192726Cincinnati,OhioUDFA 
7Johnny PeskySS-3BMLB5-9168LeftRight9/27/191933Portland,OregonUDFA 
4Jerry Priddy2BMLB5-11180RightRight11/9/191933Los Angeles,CaliforniaUDFA 
19Ray ScarboroughPMLB6-0185RightRight7/23/191735Mount Gilead,North CarolinaUDFA 
12Steve SouchockOF-1BMLB6-2203RightRight3/3/191934Yatesboro,PennsylvaniaUDFA 
19Russ SullivanOFMLB6-0196LeftRight2/23/192330Fredericksburg,VirginiaUDFA 
9Bob SwiftCMLB5-11180RightRight3/6/191538Salina,KansasUDFA 
21Dick WeikPMLB6-3184RightRight11/17/192725Waterloo,IowaUDFA 
18Bill WightPMLB6-1180LeftLeft4/12/192231Rio Vista,CaliforniaUDFA 
Team PersonnelPosition 
Rick FerrellAssistant Coach 
Charlie GehringerGeneral Manager 
Fred HutchinsonManager 
Ed KatalinasScout 
Ted LyonsAssistant Coach 
Van PatrickBroadcaster 
Bob SwiftAssistant Coach 
Dizzy TroutBroadcaster 


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