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1978 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 86-76 .531
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 714-653 + 61
Manager(s): Ralph Houk
General Manager: Jim Campbell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,714,893 9/26
Playoffs:
Top Draft Pick: Kirk Gibson (#12) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bullpen Coach: Jim Hegan
First Base Coach: Dick Tracewski
Hitting Coach: Gates Brown
Pitching Coach: Fred Gladding
Third Base Coach: Fred Hatfield

#1 Draft Picks

Charlie Spikes (#11), Lance Parrish (#16)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
10063.613--
9964.6071.0
9369.5746.5
9071.5599.0
8676.53113.5
6990.43429.0
59102.36640.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
8Ron LeFloreOF30666126198
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12
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62681665104471511.297.361.405766.108.284.3351.6055.5270741
10Rusty StaubDH3464275175
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30
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1
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24
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1213176353521124.273.347.435782.162.283.2540.4626.8279734
30Jason Thompson1B2358979169
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25
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3
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26
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96007496031511.287.364.472836.185.311.3031.3022.7278669
33Steve KempOF2358275161
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18
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4
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15
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7923978713339.277.379.399778.122.287.3020.9038.8232686
1Lou Whitaker2B2148471138
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12
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7
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3
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58776165101389.285.361.357718.072.198.3181.07161.3173567
3Alan TrammellSS2044849120
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14
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6
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2
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34314556206312.268.335.339674.071.176.3001.24224.0152504
4Aurelio Rodriguez3B3038540102
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2
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7
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4301193731529.265.303.395698.130.177.2771.9555.0152414
12Milt MayC273522488
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37002726234213.250.305.361666.111.188.2450.9635.2127387
25Tim CorcoranOF253243786
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27322427526410.265.322.321643.056.133.2831.13324.0104363
13Lance ParrishC222883763
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3
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14
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4100117130118.219.254.424678.205.243.2406.4520.6122304
2Phil Mankowski3B252222861
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20232228233110.275.344.365709.090.185.2981.2755.581250
14John WockenfussOF291872353
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2201211414117.283.357.422779.139.246.2750.6726.779211
24Mickey StanleyOF351511540
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80191900003.265.306.384690.119.172.2872.1150.358160
7Steve Dillard2B271302129
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071261100705.223.257.292549.069.108.2441.83--38143
5Mark WagnerSS241091026
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061031120303.239.272.284556.046.083.2653.67--31117
34Charlie SpikesOF272817
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002002621000.250.344.286630.036.107.3183.00--832
22Dave StegmanOF241434
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3001200111.286.313.643956.357.429.2502.0014.0917
Batting Totals16725601714152021834129666903856369531325747145.271.335.392727.120.230.2881.2343.421936268
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
21Jim Slaton2817114.1235341120023323511710727859210181.379.041.043.273.541.08
39Milt Wilcox2813123.77292716200215208949022681326081.288.710.922.855.531.94
19Dave Rozema219123.1428281120020920583731741573021.188.830.731.772.451.39
41Jack Billingham351583.8830301040020121895871665596081.409.710.712.902.630.91
47Jack Morris23354.33287001001061075751849484031.479.080.684.164.080.98
37Kip Young23672.8014137010105943433930491021.177.980.762.554.161.63
27Bob Sykes23663.9322103262939943411434581011.419.481.343.265.551.71
18John Hiller35942.3551000461592642724635743001.086.260.593.427.242.11
31Steve Baker21244.571510001063663732642396001.719.430.866.005.570.93
28Jim Crawford27234.382000010039452419319247021.6410.380.694.385.541.26
29Steve Foucault28243.162400015437481813121181111.8611.680.245.114.380.86
20Mark Fidrych23202.4533200022176615100001.006.950.412.054.092.00
48Ed Glynn25003.0010000601411553490001.006.601.802.405.402.25
38Dave Tobik25003.7550004012125513110001.259.000.752.258.253.67
36Fernando Arroyo26009.0020001048441010012.0018.002.250.002.25--
42Sheldon Burnside23009.0020001044440230001.509.000.004.506.751.50
32Bruce Taylor25000.0010001010000000000.000.000.000.000.00--
Pitching Totals86763.6731916260121022114561441653594135503684482361.348.910.833.114.231.36


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