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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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7
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9
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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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18
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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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2
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13
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4400355901079.216.284.367651.151.254.2201.6926.0124380
10Red WilsonC30   2282860
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2
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4
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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


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