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1959 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 76-78 .494
Rank: 4th in American League
Run Differential: 713-732 -19
Roster Continuity 70.58% 12/16
Manager(s): Jimmy Dykes, Bill Norman
General Manager: John McHale (1959-01-25), Rick Ferrell (1959-04-11), Rick Ferrell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 1,221,221 8/16
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

First Base Coach: Tommy Henrich
Pitching Coach: Willis Hudlin
Third Base Coach: Billy Hitchcock
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9460.610--
8965.5785.0
7975.51315.0
7678.49418.0
7579.48719.0
7480.48120.0
6688.42928.0
6391.40931.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
7Harvey KuennOF28   56199198
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7172483711346.353.402.501903.148.242.3640.7762.3281617
1Eddie Yost3B32   521115145
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19
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021
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619213577121436.278.435.436871.157.430.2910.5724.8227675
4Charlie MaxwellOF32   51881130
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2
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31
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9502819165429.251.357.461818.210.363.2491.1216.7239611
6Al KalineOF24   51186167
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2
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27
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9410472424122611.327.410.530940.204.356.3130.5818.9271595
2Frank Bolling2B27   45956122
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3
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13
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5522453772726.266.339.403742.137.235.2650.8235.3185520
8Rocky BridgesSS31   38138102
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3
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35123035125314.268.320.349669.081.157.2861.17127.0133420
5Gail Harris1B27   3493977
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9
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3901294963127.221.290.327617.106.186.2321.6938.8114387
11Lou BerberetC29   3383873
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4400355901079.216.284.367651.151.254.2201.6926.0124380
10Red WilsonC30   2282860
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3522102321348.263.295.408703.145.189.2732.3057.093247
22Ted LepcioSS-2B28   2152560
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2420174902207.279.332.414746.135.223.3332.8830.789234
32Bobo Osborne1B23   2092740
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2110164120013.191.254.278532.086.167.2232.5669.758228
9Gus Zernial1B36   1321130
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260072700023.227.262.417679.189.242.2303.8618.955141
24Neil ChrisleyOF27   106714
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1100121010011.132.225.330555.198.311.0880.8317.735120
3Johnny GrothOF32   1021224
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100071400300.235.284.353637.118.186.2642.00102.036112
14Jim BunningP27   89717
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70052500805.191.234.247481.056.112.2545.0089.022102
23Coot VealSS26   891218
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15008711410.202.273.247520.045.135.2070.8889.022103
21Paul FoytackP28   8169
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0020052010601.111.172.123295.012.074.1484.00--1093
17Frank LaryP29   80710
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20042600801.125.167.200367.075.125.1706.5080.01692
15Don MossiP30   77613
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80032800510.169.198.260458.091.130.2459.3377.02086
25Larry DobyOF35   55512
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04008900010.218.313.309622.091.236.2551.13--1764
18Tom MorganP29   2339
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002
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4000600001.391.391.6521043.261.261.467--11.51523
16Ray NarleskiP30   2102
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00000400401.095.095.190285.095.095.118----425
26Steve Demeter3B24   1812
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001000100001.111.111.167278.056.056.118----318
19Pete BurnsideP28   10000000001500100.000.091.00091.000.100.0005.00--012
27Jerry DavieP26   1014
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0002002300000.400.500.400900.000.200.5711.50--412
25Ron ShoopC27   711
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0001000100001.143.143.143286.000.000.167----17
12Charlie LauC26   601
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0000000200000.167.167.167334.000.000.250----16
30Dave SislerP27   511
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0000000400100.200.200.200400.000.0001.000----16
44Billy HoeftP27   301
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0000000000200.333.333.333666.000.000.333----15
36Ossie Alvarez25   201
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0000000100000.500.500.5001000.000.0001.000----12
20Barney SchultzP32   202
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----22
26Bob SmithP28   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
26Jim StumpP27   111
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0000000000001.0001.0002.00030001.0001.0001.000----21
26George SusceP27   1000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals19005211713134619630160667341758073544317340101.258.330.400730.141.256.2721.2732.620825904
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
14Jim Bunning27   17133.89403514141249.2220111108377520111111.187.921.332.707.242.68
21Paul Foytack28   14144.65393711211240.123913712434641106121.268.961.282.404.131.72
15Don Mossi30   1793.36343015320228.0210928520491252131.148.290.791.934.932.55
17Frank Lary29   17103.55323211300223.022510988234613721111.229.080.931.865.532.98
16Ray Narleski30   4125.80421010215104.110583672159714011.589.091.825.116.141.20
18Tom Morgan29   143.974610022992.29448411118392161.209.101.061.743.772.17
19Pete Burnside28   133.773000011162.0553126725492021.297.981.023.637.111.96
30Dave Sisler27   133.983200018751.2462823436293011.587.960.696.235.020.81
27Jerry Davie26   224.14115101036.2402517817201041.549.731.954.144.861.18
20Barney Schultz32   124.50130007018.117129114170011.728.500.507.008.501.21
26George Susce27   0012.6090003014.22422214990022.2014.402.405.405.401.00
26Jim Stump27   002.4550002011.112331460001.459.820.823.274.911.50
26Bob Smith28   038.1890006011.020151053100002.0916.364.092.458.183.33
44Billy Hoeft27   115.002200009.06550420001.116.000.004.002.000.50
37Jim Proctor23   0115.002100002.28550300003.6724.000.009.000.000.00
30Hank Aguirre28   003.003000202.24110330002.3312.000.009.009.001.00
20Bob Bruce26   019.002100102.02521311002.509.004.5013.504.500.33
Batting Totals76784.203511545391012413601327732635177432829245441.298.781.172.865.491.92
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lou BerberetC955113964.9890.00
Red WilsonC643742558.9880.00
Ron ShoopC380001.0000.00
Charlie LauC2111011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Gail Harris1B9372857659.9920.00
Bobo Osborne1B5637727736.9830.00
Gus Zernial1B3219710620.9720.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Frank Bolling2B126281340881.9870.00
Ted Lepcio2B245958518.9590.00
Rocky Bridges2B51615041.0000.00
Eddie Yost2B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Eddie Yost3B1461682591721.9620.00
Ted Lepcio3B1152010.9620.00
Steve Demeter3B44611.9090.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rocky BridgesSS1101792932466.9520.00
Coot VealSS725796616.9620.00
Ted LepcioSS353265512.9510.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Harvey KuennOF137247630.9880.00
Al KalineOF136364440.9890.00
Charlie MaxwellOF136285641.9860.00
Johnny GrothOF4158010.9830.00
Neil ChrisleyOF21280001.0000.00
Larry DobyOF1623111.9600.00
Bobo OsborneOF11010.5000.00
Gus ZernialOF110001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom MorganP4692415021.0001.85
Ray NarleskiP421044820.8571.04
Jim BunningP40249111631.9000.98
Paul FoytackP3924093610.9781.69
Don MossiP34228123815.9801.97
Frank LaryP32223153431.9421.98
Dave SislerP325107001.0001.23
Pete BurnsideP3062311011.0002.03
Barney SchultzP13181220.6001.49
Jerry DavieP113649001.0003.23
Bob SmithP9110310.7502.45
George SusceP91421001.0001.90
Jim StumpP51112001.0002.43
Hank AguirreP3201011.0004.09
Bob BruceP220000.0000.00
Billy HoeftP2902001.0002.00
Jim ProctorP2201001.0004.09


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