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1956 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

+ American League
Nickname:
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
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
6Al KalineOF21 61796194
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32
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10
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27
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128717055141410.314.383.530913.216.339.3100.7922.9327693
7Harvey KuennSS25 59196196
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32
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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 TuttleOF26 54661138
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22
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4
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9
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65543848114318.253.301.357658.104.176.2621.2660.7195592
4Charlie MaxwellOF29 50096163
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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 Boone3B32 48177148
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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 Bolling2B24 36653103
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21
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7
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7
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4562425121754.281.354.434788.153.279.3071.2152.3159422
2Frank HouseC26 3214477
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6
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2
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10
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44112119300315.240.290.364654.125.190.2270.9032.1117348
9Earl Torgeson1B32 3186184
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9
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3
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12
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4264784700135.264.406.425831.160.412.2750.6026.5135400
10Red WilsonC27 2283266
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12
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2
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7
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3821421807356.289.393.452845.162.351.2840.4332.6103278
30Jack Phillips1B34 2243166
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13
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2
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1
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20112119001111.295.354.384738.089.183.3170.90224.086247
3Bob KennedyOF-3B35 1771741
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22222419223110.232.328.328656.096.232.2390.7944.358207
1Jim BrideweserSS-2B29 1562334
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001031201902404.218.307.244551.026.167.2480.95--38180
27Wayne Belardi1B25 1542443
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6
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1500151381114.279.371.429800.149.247.2720.8725.766179
17Frank LaryP26 1031419
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2
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01
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120082500625.184.239.233472.049.126.2283.13103.024119
20Jim SmallOF19 911329
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4
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2
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0100061000201.319.361.407768.088.154.3581.67--3799
21Paul FoytackP25 90711
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2
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0070023000602.122.141.144285.022.044.18315.00--1398
44Billy HoeftP24 801620
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3
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1
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0900122200501.250.348.313661.063.213.3451.83--2597
16Reno Bertoia2B21 66712
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2
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01
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50061210004.182.260.258518.076.167.2082.0066.01773
12Buddy HicksSS29 47510
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2
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005013200001.213.260.255515.043.085.2220.67--1250
23Virgil TrucksP39 45411
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2
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002010400200.244.244.289533.044.022.268----1347
18Steve GromekP36 2734
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000100111000301.148.395.148543.000.407.2350.91--441
15J.W. PorterOF-C23 2102
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0003000800011.095.091.095186.000.000.143----222
14Jim BunningP24 1846
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001000500201.333.333.444777.111.111.462----820
47Duke MaasP27 1613
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001012800000.188.278.250528.063.125.3754.00--418
24Jim DelsingOF30 12000000003310000.000.250.000250.000.250.0001.00--016
1Fred Hatfield2B31 1223
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0002002110000.250.400.250650.000.167.2730.50--315
22Al AberP28 1003
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0000001400200.300.364.300664.000.100.5004.00--313
3Chick KingOF25 902
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0000001400000.222.300.222522.000.111.4004.00--210
12Charlie LauC23 912
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0000000100000.222.222.222444.000.000.250----29
25Walt StreuliC20 802
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001001200000.250.333.375708.125.250.3332.00--39
28Bob MillerP20 701
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000001200000.143.250.286536.143.286.2002.00--28
31Ned GarverP30 5000000001100000.000.167.000167.000.200.0001.00--06
29Walt MastersonP36 401
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0001000100000.250.250.250500.000.000.333----14
14Bud BlackP23 2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
19Gene HostP23 2000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----02
37Dick MarloweP27 1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
26Jim BradyP20 0100000001000000-1.000-1000---0.00--01
Batting Totals18805364789149420950150745432664361828305850133.279.353.420773.141.265.2890.9635.822536115
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
17Frank Lary26 21133.15413820321294289116103201161653101.388.850.613.555.051.42
21Paul Foytack25 15133.59433316151256211114102241421848301.387.420.844.996.471.30
44Billy Hoeft24 20144.06383418420248276127112221041727001.5310.020.803.776.241.65
18Steve Gromek36 864.2840134012414114274672547640001.349.061.603.004.091.36
23Virgil Trucks39 653.832216313112010456511563433001.397.801.134.733.230.68
47Duke Maas27 076.572670010063815146932341001.7911.571.294.574.861.06
22Al Aber28 443.434200028763653024125212001.439.290.143.573.000.84
14Jim Bunning24 513.74153005153552422628343001.579.341.024.755.771.21
29Walt Masterson36 114.143500018049542823232280001.729.720.365.765.040.88
28Bob Miller20 025.63113001031372320522161001.8410.411.416.194.500.73
31Ned Garver30 024.00631010171510821360001.567.501.006.503.000.46
37Dick Marlowe27 115.737100101112871940001.919.820.827.363.270.44
14Bud Black23 113.605100201010442571001.509.001.804.506.301.40
26Jim Brady20 0030.00600030615212031130004.3322.504.5016.504.500.27
25Hal Woodeshick23 0214.40220000512881310003.0021.601.805.401.800.33
19Gene Host23 007.2011000049442250102.2016.203.603.609.002.50
29Pete Wojey36 002.2520000042110110000.754.500.002.252.251.00
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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