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1972 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 86-70 .551
Rank: 1st in American League East
Run Differential: 558-514 + 44
Manager(s): Billy Martin
General Manager: Jim Campbell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,892,386 2/24
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Athletics)
Top Draft Pick: Jerry Manuel (#20) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Charlie Silvera
First Base Coach: Dick Tracewski
Pitching Coach: Art Fowler
Third Base Coach: Joe Schultz

#1 Draft Picks

Joe Coleman (#3), Jim Foor (#15)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
8670.551--
8570.5480.5
8074.5195.0
7976.5106.5
7284.46214.0
6591.41721.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
4Aurelio Rodriguez3B2460165142
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5
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13
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562328104247114.236.272.356628.120.165.2663.7146.2214639
8Ed BrinkmanSS3051642105
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19
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1
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6
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49003851397714.203.259.279538.076.149.2121.3486.0144571
25Norm Cash1B3744051114
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16
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022
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61025064413439.259.338.445783.186.295.2581.2820.0196501
24Mickey StanleyOF2943545102
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16
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6
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14
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55102949083815.234.278.395673.161.230.2321.6931.1172475
5Jim NorthrupOF3242640111
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15
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2
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8
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42473847263016.261.324.362686.101.183.2781.2453.3154469
3Dick McAuliffe2B324084798
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16
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3
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8
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3000595927102.240.339.353692.113.257.2641.0051.0144470
11Bill FreehanC303745198
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18
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2
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10
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5601485160117.262.354.401755.139.265.2801.0637.4150430
33Willie HortonOF293334477
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9
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5
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11
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3600274735228.231.293.387680.156.237.2381.7430.3129367
35Al KalineOF372784687
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11
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2
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10
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32102833251511.313.374.475849.162.266.3211.1827.8132314
26Gates BrownOF332523358
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5
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010
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3130262823037.230.304.369673.139.254.2211.0825.293283
10Tony Taylor2B362283369
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12
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4
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1
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2051143420128.303.346.404750.101.180.3492.43228.092247
14Tom HallerC35121725
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5
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2
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1301151404211.207.292.331623.124.240.2170.9360.540139
12Duke SimsC31981131
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1900191810301.316.432.480912.163.357.3550.9524.547121
29Mickey LolichP318936
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0000002039101103.067.245.067312.000.225.1201.95--6121
9Ike BrownOF-1B30841221
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3
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02
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1012172301005.250.376.357733.107.298.3221.3542.030101
15Joe ColemanP258259
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000501530001503.110.161.110271.000.049.1736.00--9102
2Paul Jata1B-OF2274817
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0030171400101.230.296.257553.027.108.2832.00--1982
28Tom TimmermannP324436
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00010032510200.136.208.136344.000.068.3168.33--650
38Woodie FrymanP324005
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0003000700400.125.125.125250.000.000.152----544
31Frank Howard1B353318
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7004800000.242.324.364688.121.242.2922.0033.01237
44Bill SlaybackP242314
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0000000600200.174.174.174348.000.000.235----425
39Fred SchermanP272212
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0000001800100.091.130.091221.000.045.1438.00--224
37Chuck SeelbachP242113
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0000041100100.143.280.238518.095.286.3002.75--526
30John Knox2B231311
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1
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000001200000.077.143.154297.077.154.0912.00--214
19Joe NiekroP271223
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1
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001001400100.250.308.333641.083.167.3754.00--414
42Wayne ComerOF28911
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0001010100010.111.100.111211.000-.111.111----110
38Les CainP24701
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0000000200100.143.143.143286.000.000.200----18
6Dalton Jones287000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
43Marvin LaneOF226200000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
22Ike BlessittOF225000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
18John HillerP294000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
40John GambleSS243000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
23Fred HoldsworthP20311
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
47Phil MeelerP232000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
42Joe Staton1B242100000010100000.000.000.0000.000-.500.000----02
35Chris ZacharyP28201
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0000001100000.500.667.5001167.000.5001.0001.00--13
36Bill GilbrethP241000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
16Ron PerranoskiP361000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals19895099558120617932122531172148379331657434125.237.301.356657.119.213.2571.6441.818155690
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
29Mickey Lolich3122142.5041412340032728210091297425060111.097.760.802.046.883.38
15Joe Coleman2519142.80403993002802169987231102229091.166.940.743.547.142.02
28Tom Timmermann328102.883425323014912157481241883051.087.260.722.465.282.15
38Woodie Fryman321032.0516146100113933126631725071.097.340.472.455.682.32
37Chuck Seelbach24982.89613003414112963936639766031.217.710.483.136.111.95
39Fred Scherman27733.6457300271294914338553531051.538.710.485.075.071.00
44Bill Slayback24563.182313315081743629425652011.218.120.442.747.132.60
19Joe Niekro27323.8318710414762202038242011.4911.870.571.534.603.00
18John Hiller29122.05243108344391310413262031.187.980.822.665.322.00
35Chris Zachary28111.422510091382766215211011.116.390.473.554.971.40
33Lerrin LaGrow23011.3316000622722440691001.047.330.002.003.001.50
38Les Cain24033.7555000023181210216160001.426.750.756.006.001.00
16Ron Perranoski36017.5817000501823161628100011.6310.890.953.794.741.25
47Phil Meeler23014.50700020810640751002.1311.250.007.885.630.71
23Fred Holdsworth200112.8622000071310100251002.1416.710.002.576.432.50
36Bill Gilbreth240016.20200000510991420002.8018.001.807.203.600.50
46Bob Strampe220010.8070004046660740002.6010.800.0012.607.200.57
45Jim Foor231013.5070001036661621003.0013.502.2513.504.500.33
7Mike Kilkenny27009.0010001011111000001.009.009.000.000.00--
48Don Leshnock25000.0010001012000020002.0018.000.000.0018.00--
Pitching Totals86702.9640415646111103313881212514457101465952410471.217.860.653.026.172.05
PlayerAgePC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDHP %C %1B %2B %3B %SS %LF %CF %RF %OF %POAE
Ike Blessitt2200000000010------------------1.000200
Ed Brinkman300000015600000----------.990--------2334957
Gates Brown33000000000720------------------.97712253
Ike Brown300013321000220----1.0001.000.6671.000------1.000122111
Les Cain2450000000000.600------------------032
Norm Cash370013400000000----.993--------------1060708
Joe Coleman25400000000000.978------------------6391
Wayne Comer28000000000170------------------1.000500
Jim Foor23700000000001.000------------------010
Bill Freehan300104200000000--.9891.000--------------654608
Woodie Fryman32160000000000.947------------------6121
John Gamble2400000100000----------1.000--------320
Bill Gilbreth24200000000001.000------------------010
Tom Haller35036000000000--1.000----------------220150
John Hiller292400000000001.000------------------190
Fred Holdsworth20200000000001.000------------------100
Willie Horton29000000000980------------------1.00013160
Frank Howard35001000000010----.952------------1.0005653
Paul Jata220112000000100----.991------------1.00011661
Al Kaline370011000000840----1.000------------.99114891
Mike Kilkenny2710000000000--------------------000
John Knox2300040000000------1.000------------3100
Lerrin LaGrow231600000000001.000------------------240
Gene Lamont2501000000000--1.000----------------100
Marvin Lane2200000000030------------------1.000300
Don Leshnock2510000000000--------------------000
Mickey Lolich31410000000000.947------------------4322
Dick McAuliffe320001170300000------.975--1.000--------26725113
Phil Meeler23700000000001.000------------------110
Joe Niekro271800000000001.000------------------540
Jim Northrup320020000001270----1.000------------.97822495
Ron Perranoski361700000000001.000------------------010
Aurelio Rodriguez240000153200000--------.969.667--------15035017
Fred Scherman27570000000000.895------------------5122
Chuck Seelbach24610000000000.857------------------1173
Duke Sims31025000000040--.994--------------.750151103
Bill Slayback24230000000000.909------------------5152
Mickey Stanley290000000001390------------------.99430992
Joe Staton2400200000000----1.000--------------500
Bob Strampe2270000000000--------------------000
Tony Taylor36001678000000----1.000.9661.000----------1301228
Tom Timmermann32340000000000.885------------------7163
Chris Zachary282500000000001.000------------------250


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