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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
Roster Continuity 86.15% 3/24
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
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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
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
4Aurelio Rodriguez3B24 60165142
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23
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5
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13
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562328104247114.236.272.356628.120.165.2663.7146.2214639
8Ed BrinkmanSS30 51642105
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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 Cash1B37 44051114
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16
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022
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61025064413439.259.338.445783.186.295.2581.2820.0196501
24Mickey StanleyOF29 43545102
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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 NorthrupOF32 42640111
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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 McAuliffe2B32 4084798
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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 FreehanC30 3745198
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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 HortonOF29 3334477
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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 KalineOF37 2784687
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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 BrownOF33 2523358
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5
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010
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3130262823037.230.304.369673.139.254.2211.0825.293283
10Tony Taylor2B36 2283369
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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 HallerC35 121725
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5
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2
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2
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1301151404211.207.292.331623.124.240.2170.9360.540139
12Duke SimsC31 981131
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4
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04
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1900191810301.316.432.480912.163.357.3550.9524.547121
29Mickey LolichP31 8936
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0000002039101103.067.245.067312.000.225.1201.95--6121
9Ike BrownOF-1B30 841221
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3
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02
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1012172301005.250.376.357733.107.298.3221.3542.030101
15Joe ColemanP25 8259
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000501530001503.110.161.110271.000.049.1736.00--9102
2Paul Jata1B-OF22 74817
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2
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0030171400101.230.296.257553.027.108.2832.00--1982
28Tom TimmermannP32 4436
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00010032510200.136.208.136344.000.068.3168.33--650
38Woodie FrymanP32 4005
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0003000700400.125.125.125250.000.000.152----544
31Frank Howard1B35 3318
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1
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01
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7004800000.242.324.364688.121.242.2922.0033.01237
44Bill SlaybackP24 2314
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0000000600200.174.174.174348.000.000.235----425
39Fred SchermanP27 2212
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0000001800100.091.130.091221.000.045.1438.00--224
37Chuck SeelbachP24 2113
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2
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0000041100100.143.280.238518.095.286.3002.75--526
30John Knox2B23 1311
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1
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000001200000.077.143.154297.077.154.0912.00--214
19Joe NiekroP27 1223
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1
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001001400100.250.308.333641.083.167.3754.00--414
42Wayne ComerOF28 911
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0001010100010.111.100.111211.000-.111.111----110
38Les CainP24 701
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0000000200100.143.143.143286.000.000.200----18
6Dalton Jones28 7000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
43Marvin LaneOF22 6200000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----06
22Ike BlessittOF22 5000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----05
18John HillerP29 4000000000300000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
40John GambleSS24 3000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----03
23Fred HoldsworthP20 311
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0000000100000.333.333.333666.000.000.500----13
47Phil MeelerP23 2000000000200000.000.000.0000.000.000-----02
42Joe Staton1B24 2100000010100000.000.000.0000.000-.500.000----02
35Chris ZacharyP28 201
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0000001100000.500.667.5001167.000.5001.0001.00--13
36Bill GilbrethP24 1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
16Ron PerranoskiP36 1000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals19895099558120617932122531172148379331657434125.237.301.356657.119.213.2571.6441.818155690
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
29Mickey Lolich31 22142.50414123400327.128210091297425060111.097.760.802.046.883.38
15Joe Coleman25 19142.8040399300280.02169987231102229091.166.940.743.547.142.02
28Tom Timmermann32 8102.8834253230149.212157481241883051.087.260.722.465.282.15
38Woodie Fryman32 1032.0516146100113.2933126631725071.097.340.472.455.682.32
37Chuck Seelbach24 982.89613003414112.0963936639766031.217.710.483.136.111.95
39Fred Scherman27 733.6457300271294.0914338553531051.538.710.485.075.071.00
44Bill Slayback24 563.182313315081.2743629425652011.218.120.442.747.132.60
19Joe Niekro27 323.83187104147.062202038242011.4911.870.571.534.603.00
18John Hiller29 122.05243108344.1391310413262031.187.980.822.665.322.00
35Chris Zachary28 111.42251009138.12766215211011.116.390.473.554.971.40
33Lerrin LaGrow23 011.33160006227.122440691001.047.330.002.003.001.50
38Les Cain24 033.7555000023.2181210216160001.426.750.756.006.001.00
16Ron Perranoski36 017.58170005018.223161628100011.6310.890.953.794.741.25
47Phil Meeler23 014.507000208.110640751002.1311.250.007.885.630.71
23Fred Holdsworth20 0112.862200007.01310100251002.1416.710.002.576.432.50
36Bill Gilbreth24 0016.202000005.010991420002.8018.001.807.203.600.50
46Bob Strampe22 0010.807000404.26660740002.6010.800.0012.607.200.57
45Jim Foor23 1013.507000103.26661621003.0013.502.2513.504.500.33
7Mike Kilkenny27 009.001000101.01111000001.009.009.000.000.00--
48Don Leshnock25 000.001000101.02000020002.0018.000.000.0018.00--
Batting 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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