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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
  • 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 1959 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    30Hank AguirreP6-4205B-L281955Not draftedMLB--
    36Ossie AlvarezSS-2B5-10165R-R251958Not draftedMLB--
    11Lou BerberetC5-11212L-R291954Not draftedMLB--
    2Frank Bolling2B6-1175R-R271954Not draftedMLB--
    8Rocky BridgesSS-2B5-8175R-R311951Not draftedMLB--
    20Bob BruceP6-3210R-R261959Not draftedMLB--
    14Jim BunningP6-3195R-R271955Not draftedMLB--
    19Pete BurnsideP6-2190R-L281955Not draftedMLB--
    24Neil ChrisleyOF6-3187L-R271957Not draftedMLB--
    27Jerry DavieP6-0180R-R261959Not draftedMLB--
    26Steve Demeter3B5-9185R-R241959Not draftedMLB--
    25Larry DobyOF6-1182L-R351947Not draftedMLB--
    21Paul FoytackP5-11180R-R281953Not draftedMLB--
    3Johnny GrothOF6-0182R-R321946Not draftedMLB--
    5Gail Harris1B6-0195L-L271955Not draftedMLB--
    44Billy HoeftP6-3205L-L271952Not draftedMLB--
    6Al KalineOF6-2180R-R241953Not draftedMLB--
    7Harvey KuennOF-SS6-2190R-R281952Not draftedMLB--
    17Frank LaryP5-11180R-R291954Not draftedMLB--
    12Charlie LauC6-0190L-L261956Not draftedMLB--
    22Ted Lepcio2B-3B5-10177R-R281952Not draftedMLB--
    4Charlie MaxwellOF5-11185L-L321950Not draftedMLB--
    18Tom MorganP6-2195R-R291951Not draftedMLB--
    15Don MossiP6-1195L-L301954Not draftedMLB--
    16Ray NarleskiP6-1175R-R301954Not draftedMLB--
    32Bobo Osborne1B-3B6-1205L-R231957Not draftedMLB--
    37Jim ProctorP6-0165R-R231959Not draftedMLB--
    20Barney SchultzP6-2200R-R321955Not draftedMLB--
    25Ron ShoopC5-11180R-R271959Not draftedMLB--
    30Dave SislerP6-4200R-R271956Not draftedMLB--
    26Bob SmithP6-1190R-L281955Not draftedMLB--
    26Jim StumpP6-0188R-R271957Not draftedMLB--
    26George SusceP6-1180R-R271955Not draftedMLB--
    23Coot VealSS6-1165R-R261958Not draftedMLB--
    10Red WilsonC6-0200R-R301951Not draftedMLB--
    1Eddie Yost3B5-10170R-R321944Not draftedMLB--
    9Gus ZernialOF6-2210R-R361949Not draftedMLB--

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