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1961 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 101-61 .623
Rank: 2nd in American League
Run Differential: 841-671 + 170
Manager(s): Bob Scheffing
General Manager: Rick Ferrell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,600,710 3/18
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

First Base Coach: Don Heffner
Pitching Coach: Tom Ferrick
Third Base Coach: Phil Cavarretta
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10953.673--
10161.6238.0
9567.58614.0
8676.53123.0
7883.48430.5
7686.46933.0
7090.43738.0
7091.43538.5
61100.37947.5
61100.37947.5
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
37Hank AguirreP309000001000800310.000.000.0000.000.000.000----013
26George AlusikOF261402
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0002001400010.143.188.143331.000.071.1824.00--216
8Reno Bertoia3B-2B2646610
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01
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4203800200.217.265.304569.087.196.2432.6746.01451
1Steve Boros3B2439651107
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5
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6242684282678.270.372.364736.093.270.2870.6279.2144477
10Dick BrownC263083282
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2
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16
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45022257023310.266.312.474786.208.273.2772.5919.3146336
32Bob BruceP28911
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1
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001002200101.111.273.222495.111.333.1431.00--212
38Bill BrutonOF3559699153
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15
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5
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17
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63226616630539.257.324.384708.128.257.2641.0835.1229665
14Jim BunningP29100613
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0040023000203.130.147.140287.010.030.18615.00--14104
19Jerry CasaleP273000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
25Norm Cash1B26535119193
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8
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132115124859192216.361.480.6621142.301.544.3700.6913.0354663
11Harry ChitiC281201
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0000001200001.083.154.083237.000.083.1002.00--113
7Rocky ColavitoOF27583129169
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45
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1401211375222814.290.401.580981.290.482.2630.6613.0338706
3Chuck CottierSS25722
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0001001100100.286.375.286661.000.143.3331.00--29
19Jim DonohueP221000000000000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
9Chico FernandezSS2943541108
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4
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40853645044114.248.305.322627.074.163.2711.25145.0140476
26Bill FischerP307000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
18Terry FoxP251212
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0000001700100.167.231.167398.000.083.4007.00--214
21Paul FoytackP3054412
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20011100603.222.236.296532.074.093.26211.0054.01661
19Bill FreehanC191014
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0004001000000.400.455.400855.000.100.4000.00--411
5Dick Gernert32511
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1001200001.200.333.8001133.600.800.0002.005.046
11Fred GladdingP253000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000-----03
46Joe GrzendaP24101
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00000000000001.0001.0001.0002000.000.0001.000----11
5Frank HouseC312235
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03004200111.227.333.364697.136.318.2380.50--828
6Al KalineOF26586116190
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821416642424516.324.390.515905.191.326.3230.6430.8302661
11Ron KlineP291823
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002000810300.167.167.222389.056.056.300----421
45Howie KoplitzP234000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
17Frank LaryP311081325
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50032710302.231.252.278530.046.074.3009.00108.030114
4Charlie MaxwellOF341311130
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1800202412011.229.329.405734.176.328.2431.2026.253152
3Dick McAuliffeSS212853673
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3323243940115.256.313.389702.133.214.2781.6347.5111311
40Bubba MortonOF291082631
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193192511021.287.336.407743.120.222.3492.7854.044119
15Don MossiP3279813
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80062800600.165.224.228452.063.139.2404.6779.01891
32Ron NischwitzP232000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
28Bobo Osborne1B-3B2593820
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1310201500101.215.354.355709.140.366.2370.7546.533114
16Phil ReganP244043
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0010031500301.075.140.100240.025.100.1205.00--446
12Mike RoarkeC302292151
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2200203103226.223.283.284567.061.148.2471.55114.565253
20Gerry StaleyP401000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
24George ThomasOF236200000000400000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
8Ozzie Virgil3B283014
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1001500002.133.161.233394.100.133.1255.0030.0731
22Vic Wertz36601
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0001000100000.167.167.167334.000.000.200----16
2Jake Wood2B2466396171
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693095814142248.258.316.376692.118.237.3112.4360.3249727
20Hal WoodeshickP284100000001100000.000.200.000200.000.250.0001.00--05
Batting Totals20365561841148121553180779983667386538396442125.266.343.421764.155.287.2851.2930.923426340
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
37Hank Aguirre30443.274500021855442220538324021.497.200.826.225.240.84
20Gerry Staley40113.4613000821315651681001.6210.380.694.155.541.33
16Phil Regan241075.253216607212013470701941461011.4610.051.433.083.451.12
32Ron Nischwitz23015.7361002011131272880001.9110.641.646.556.551.00
15Don Mossi321572.96353412111240237977929471371201.188.891.091.765.142.91
24Manny Montejo25003.94120002016137726151021.197.311.133.388.442.50
17Frank Lary312393.243636224002752521179924661466061.168.250.792.164.782.21
45Howie Koplitz23202.254110201216630891002.0012.000.006.006.751.13
11Ron Kline29532.73108311056532517317273001.258.520.482.734.341.59
46Joe Grzenda24107.5040000059552200001.8313.503.003.000.000.00
11Fred Gladding25103.38800020161876111111021.8110.130.566.196.191.00
21Paul Foytack3011103.923220604016915281742756891021.228.051.432.964.711.59
18Terry Fox25521.423900025125742129616320031.026.630.952.535.052.00
26Bill Fischer30324.9826100133465428261017182001.5110.341.913.263.451.06
19Jim Donohue22113.6014000812023108215202001.9010.350.906.759.001.33
19Jerry Casale27005.253100001215873362001.5011.252.252.254.502.00
14Jim Bunning2917113.193837124112682321139525711942091.137.790.842.386.512.73
32Bob Bruce28124.40146002044572822624250021.8011.401.204.805.001.04
20Hal Woodeshick28118.00122002018251716317131002.3312.501.508.506.500.76
Pitching Totals101613.5538316362101013014591404671575170469836292291.288.661.052.895.161.78
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick BrownC914603857.9900.00
Mike RoarkeC853832255.9880.00
Frank HouseC1436110.9740.00
Harry ChitiC5193001.0000.00
Bill FreehanC3144001.0000.00
Ozzie VirgilC321001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Norm Cash1B157123112711121.9920.00
Bobo Osborne1B11503041.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Jake Wood2B1623803962583.9690.00
Reno Bertoia2B777031.0000.00
Chuck Cottier2B226021.0000.00
Ozzie Virgil2B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Steve Boros3B1161151921515.9530.00
Dick McAuliffe3B22133953.9120.00
Reno Bertoia3B13101722.9310.00
Ozzie Virgil3B99612.9370.00
Chico Fernandez3B81010001.0000.00
Bobo Osborne3B8101212.9570.00
Al Kaline3B111001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chico FernandezSS1212073122359.9580.00
Dick McAuliffeSS55791151429.9330.00
Chuck CottierSS87111.8890.00
Reno BertoiaSS10000.0000.00
George ThomasSS131011.0000.00
Ozzie VirgilSS122001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rocky ColavitoOF1613291694.9750.00
Bill BrutonOF155410452.9880.00
Al KalineOF147378943.9900.00
Bubba MortonOF3039121.9520.00
Charlie MaxwellOF2553220.9650.00
George ThomasOF20000.0000.00
George AlusikOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hank AguirreP45551720.8001.31
Terry FoxP395761211.9472.84
Jim BunningP38268212936.9431.68
Frank LaryP36275325515.9892.85
Don MossiP3524074018.9791.76
Paul FoytackP32169813021.0001.12
Phil ReganP3212078001.0001.13
Bill FischerP264665001.0002.14
Bob BruceP14445110.8571.22
Jim DonohueP142002001.0000.90
Gerry StaleyP131313001.0002.75
Manny MontejoP12160000.0000.00
Hal WoodeshickP12182820.8334.97
Ron KlineP105627011.0001.44
Fred GladdingP8161110.6671.12
Ron NischwitzP6111110.6671.62
Joe GrzendaP4512001.0005.19
Howie KoplitzP41201001.0000.75
Jerry CasaleP3122222.6673.00


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