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1956 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

+ American League
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W-L Record: 82-72 .532
Rank: 5th in American League
Run Differential: 789-699 + 90
Manager(s): Bucky Harris
General Manager: Muddy Ruel (1956-10-14), Walter Briggs
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 1,051,182 6/16
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Jack Tighe
Assistant Coach: Joe Gordon
Third Base Coach: Billy Hitchcock
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9757.630--
8866.5719.0
8569.55212.0
8470.54513.0
8272.53215.0
6985.44828.0
5995.38338.0
52102.33845.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
6Al KalineOF2161796194
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10
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27
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128717055141410.314.383.530913.216.339.3100.7922.9327693
7Harvey KuennSS2559196196
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7
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12
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88955534330811.332.387.470857.139.239.3330.6249.3278657
5,13Bill TuttleOF2654661138
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4
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9
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65543848114318.253.301.357658.104.176.2621.2660.7195592
4Charlie MaxwellOF2950096163
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14
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3
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28
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8711797421385.326.414.534948.208.366.3330.9417.9267592
8Ray Boone3B3248177148
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14
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6
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25
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81007746382513.308.403.518921.210.370.2960.6019.2249568
24Frank Bolling2B2436653103
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7
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4562425121754.281.354.434788.153.279.3071.2152.3159422
2Frank HouseC263214477
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10
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44112119300315.240.290.364654.125.190.2270.9032.1117348
9Earl Torgeson1B323186184
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3
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12
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4264784700135.264.406.425831.160.412.2750.6026.5135400
10Red WilsonC272283266
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3821421807356.289.393.452845.162.351.2840.4332.6103278
30Jack Phillips1B342243166
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20112119001111.295.354.384738.089.183.3170.90224.086247
3Bob KennedyOF-3B351771741
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22222419223110.232.328.328656.096.232.2390.7944.358207
1Jim BrideweserSS-2B291562334
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001031201902404.218.307.244551.026.167.2480.95--38180
27Wayne Belardi1B251542443
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1500151381114.279.371.429800.149.247.2720.8725.766179
17Frank LaryP261031419
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120082500625.184.239.233472.049.126.2283.13103.024119
20Jim SmallOF19911329
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0100061000201.319.361.407768.088.154.3581.67--3799
21Paul FoytackP2590711
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0070023000602.122.141.144285.022.044.18315.00--1398
44Billy HoeftP24801620
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0900122200501.250.348.313661.063.213.3451.83--2597
16Reno Bertoia2B2166712
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50061210004.182.260.258518.076.167.2082.0066.01773
12Buddy HicksSS2947510
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005013200001.213.260.255515.043.085.2220.67--1250
23Virgil TrucksP3945411
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002010400200.244.244.289533.044.022.268----1347
18Steve GromekP362734
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000100111000301.148.395.148543.000.407.2350.91--441
15J.W. PorterOF-C232102
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0003000800011.095.091.095186.000.000.143----222
14Jim BunningP241846
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001000500201.333.333.444777.111.111.462----820
47Duke MaasP271613
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001012800000.188.278.250528.063.125.3754.00--418
24Jim DelsingOF3012000000003310000.000.250.000250.000.250.0001.00--016
1Fred Hatfield2B311223
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0002002110000.250.400.250650.000.167.2730.50--315
22Al AberP281003
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0000001400200.300.364.300664.000.100.5004.00--313
3Chick KingOF25902
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0000001400000.222.300.222522.000.111.4004.00--210
12Charlie LauC23912
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0000000100000.222.222.222444.000.000.250----29
25Walt StreuliC20802
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001001200000.250.333.375708.125.250.3332.00--39
28Bob MillerP20701
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000001200000.143.250.286536.143.286.2002.00--28
31Ned GarverP305000000001100000.000.167.000167.000.200.0001.00--06
29Walt MastersonP36401
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0001000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
14Bud BlackP232000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
19Gene HostP232000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
37Dick MarloweP271000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
26Jim BradyP200100000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals18805364789149420950150745432664361828305850133.279.353.420773.141.265.2890.9635.822536115
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
17Frank Lary2621133.15413820321294289116103201161653101.388.850.613.555.051.42
21Paul Foytack2515133.59433316151256211114102241421848301.387.420.844.996.471.30
44Billy Hoeft2420144.06383418420248276127112221041727001.5310.020.803.776.241.65
18Steve Gromek36864.2840134012414114274672547640001.349.061.603.004.091.36
23Virgil Trucks39653.832216313112010456511563433001.397.801.134.733.230.68
47Duke Maas27076.572670010063815146932341001.7911.571.294.574.861.06
22Al Aber28443.434200028763653024125212001.439.290.143.573.000.84
14Jim Bunning24513.74153005153552422628343001.579.341.024.755.771.21
29Walt Masterson36114.143500018049542823232280001.729.720.365.765.040.88
28Bob Miller20025.63113001031372320522161001.8410.411.416.194.500.73
31Ned Garver30024.00631010171510821360001.567.501.006.503.000.46
37Dick Marlowe27115.737100101112871940001.919.820.827.363.270.44
14Bud Black23113.605100201010442571001.509.001.804.506.301.40
26Jim Brady200030.00600030615212031130004.3322.504.5016.504.500.27
25Hal Woodeshick230214.40220000512881310003.0021.601.805.401.800.33
19Gene Host23007.2011000049442250102.2016.203.603.609.002.50
29Pete Wojey36002.2520000042110110000.754.500.002.252.251.00
Pitching Totals82724.0634215562993151379138969962214065578829501.489.070.914.275.141.20
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank HouseC884503378.9860.00
Red WilsonC783933447.9910.00
Charlie LauC3170001.0000.00
Walt StreuliC313111.9330.00
J.W. PorterC270011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Earl Torgeson1B8362332562.9920.00
Jack Phillips1B5642232949.9810.00
Wayne Belardi1B3124017321.9880.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank Bolling2B1022232601172.9780.00
Jim Brideweser2B318483420.9770.00
Reno Bertoia2B185157218.9820.00
Buddy Hicks2B61513021.0000.00
Fred Hatfield2B476011.0000.00
Jack Phillips2B11010.5000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Ray Boone3B1301512431723.9590.00
Bob Kennedy3B27353883.9010.00
Jim Brideweser3B425011.0000.00
Reno Bertoia3B234011.0000.00
Buddy Hicks3B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Harvey KuennSS1412193882086.9680.00
Jim BrideweserSS322751112.9870.00
Buddy HicksSS16618031.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Al KalineOF1533431864.9840.00
Bill TuttleOF1373481392.9760.00
Charlie MaxwellOF1362811241.9870.00
Bob KennedyOF2952240.9310.00
Jim SmallOF2647030.9400.00
Chick KingOF44010.8000.00
Jim DelsingOF330001.0000.00
Wayne BelardiOF23020.6000.00
J.W. PorterOF22010.6670.00
Harvey KuennOF10000.0000.00
Jack PhillipsOF120001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Paul FoytackP43256113335.9361.55
Al AberP426311211.9291.86
Frank LaryP41294154533.9521.84
Steve GromekP40141116001.0001.09
Billy HoeftP3824852811.9711.20
Walt MastersonP35493621.8181.65
Duke MaasP26635820.8671.85
Virgil TrucksP2212061831.8891.80
Jim BunningP155326001.0001.36
Bob MillerP11312321.7141.44
Dick MarloweP71121001.0002.45
Jim BradyP6601001.0001.48
Ned GarverP61715011.0003.14
Bud BlackP51012001.0002.70
Pete WojeyP2402001.0004.50
Hal WoodeshickP2511001.0003.53
Gene HostP140000.0000.00


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