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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
  • 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 1953 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    2Al AberP6-2195L-L251950Not draftedMLB--
    10Matt BattsC5-11200R-R311947Not draftedMLB--
    38John Baumgartner3B6-1190R-R221953Not draftedMLB--
    2Reno Bertoia3B-2B5-11185R-R181953Not draftedMLB--
    8Ray Boone3B-SS6-1188R-R291948Not draftedMLB--
    16,35Ralph BrancaP6-3220R-R271944Not draftedMLB--
    32Johnny BuchaC5-11190R-R281948Not draftedMLB--
    22Frank CarswellOF6-0195R-R331953Not draftedMLB--
    24Jim DelsingOF5-10175L-R271948Not draftedMLB--
    3Walt Dropo1B6-5220R-R301949Not draftedMLB--
    27Hal EricksonP6-5230R-R331953Not draftedMLB--
    21Paul FoytackP5-11180R-R221953Not draftedMLB--
    15George Freese3B6-0190R-R261953Not draftedMLB--
    8Owen Friend2B6-1180R-R261949Not draftedMLB--
    31Ned GarverP5-10180R-R271948Not draftedMLB--
    2Joe GinsbergC5-11180L-R261948Not draftedMLB--
    34Ted GrayP5-11175B-L281946Not draftedMLB--
    18Steve GromekP6-2180B-R331941Not draftedMLB--
    35,39Earl HarristP6-0178R-R331945Not draftedMLB--
    1Fred Hatfield3B-2B6-1171L-R281950Not draftedMLB--
    20Ray HerbertP5-11185R-R231950Not draftedMLB--
    17Billy Hitchcock3B-2B6-1185R-R361942Not draftedMLB--
    44Billy HoeftP6-3205L-L211952Not draftedMLB--
    21Art HouttemanP6-2188R-R251945Not draftedMLB--
    29Fred HutchinsonP6-2200L-R331939Not draftedMLB--
    35Milt JordanP6-2207R-R261953Not draftedMLB--
    25Al KalineOF6-2180R-R181953Not draftedMLB--
    26Harvey KuennOF-SS6-2190R-R221952Not draftedMLB--
    30Don LundOF6-0200R-R301945Not draftedMLB--
    14Dave MadisonP6-3190R-R321950Not draftedMLB--
    37Dick MarloweP6-2170R-R241951Not draftedMLB--
    28Bob MillerP6-1185R-L171953Not draftedMLB--
    6Pat MullinOF6-2190L-R351940Not draftedMLB--
    16Hal NewhouserP6-2192L-L321939Not draftedMLB--
    5Bob NiemanOF5-11195R-R261951Not draftedMLB--
    7Johnny PeskySS-3B5-9168L-R331942Not draftedMLB--
    4Jerry Priddy2B5-11180R-R331941Not draftedMLB--
    19Ray ScarboroughP6-0185R-R351942Not draftedMLB--
    12Steve SouchockOF-1B6-2203R-R341946Not draftedMLB--
    19Russ SullivanOF6-0196L-R301951Not draftedMLB--
    9Bob SwiftC5-11180R-R381940UDFAMLB--
    21Dick WeikP6-3184R-R251948Not draftedMLB--
    18Bill WightP6-1180L-L311946Not draftedMLB--

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