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1979 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 85-76 .528
Rank: 5th in American League East
Run Differential: 770-738 + 32
Roster Continuity 82.85% 10/26
Manager(s): Sparky Anderson, Les Moss, Dick Tracewski
General Manager: Jim Campbell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,630,929 13/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Rick Leach (#13) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Billy Consolo
First Base Coach: Gates Brown
Hitting Coach: Ed Brinkman
Pitching Coach: Johnny Grodzicki
Third Base Coach: Dick Tracewski

#1 Draft Picks

Pat Underwood (#2), Kirk Gibson (#12), Lance Parrish (#16)
American League East 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 1979 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    36Fernando ArroyoP6-2180R-R271975DET: 1970-10-243MLB--
    31Steve BakerP6-0185R-R221978NYN: 1974-18-420MLB--
    41Jack BillinghamP6-4215R-R361968Not draftedMLB--
    16Tom Brookens3B5-10170R-R251979DET: 1975-1-4MLB--
    42Sheldon BurnsideP6-5200R-L241978Not draftedMLB--
    43Mike ChrisP6-3180L-L211979DET: 1977-1-10MLB--
    25Tim Corcoran1B-OF5-11175L-L261977Not draftedMLB--
    20Mark FidrychP6-3175R-R241976DET: 1974-10-232MLB--
    23Kirk GibsonOF6-3215L-L221979DET: 1978-1-12MLB--
    34Dan GonzalesOF6-1195L-R251979DET: 1972-2-43MLB--
    21Al GreeneOF5-11190L-R241979Not draftedMLB--
    18John HillerP6-0195R-L361965Not draftedMLB--
    35Lynn JonesOF5-9175R-R261979CIN: 1974-10-239MLB--
    33Steve KempOF6-0195L-L241977DET: 1976-1-1MLB--
    8Ron LeFloreOF6-0200R-R311974Not draftedMLB--
    29Aurelio LopezP6-0220R-R301974Not draftedMLB--
    9Dave Machemer2B5-11180R-R281978CAL: 1972-4-82MLB--
    2Phil Mankowski3B6-0180L-R261976DET: 1970-9-218MLB--
    12Milt MayC6-0190L-R281970PIT: 1968-11-237MLB--
    27Jerry MoralesOF5-10175R-R301969Not draftedMLB--
    47Jack MorrisP6-3200R-R241977DET: 1976-5-98MLB--
    13Lance ParrishC6-3220R-R231977DET: 1974-1-16MLB--
    32Rick PetersOF5-9170B-R231979DET: 1977-7-161MLB--
    46Dan PetryP6-4200R-R201979DET: 1976-4-74MLB--
    12Ed PutmanC-1B6-1190R-R251976CHN: 1975-1-3MLB--
    48Bruce RobbinsP6-1190L-L191979DET: 1977-14-343MLB--
    4Aurelio Rodriguez3B5-10180R-R311967Not draftedMLB--
    19Dave RozemaP6-4200R-R221977DET: 1975-4-71MLB--
    10Rusty StaubOF-1B6-2200L-R351963Not draftedMLB--
    22Dave StegmanOF5-11190R-R251978ATL: 1976-2-34MLB--
    24Champ SummersOF6-2205L-R331974Not draftedMLB--
    32Bruce TaylorP6-0178R-R261977UDFAMLB--
    30Jason Thompson1B6-3210L-L241976DET: 1975-4-75MLB--
    38Dave TobikP6-1195R-R261978DET: 1975-1-2MLB--
    3Alan TrammellSS6-0175R-R211977DET: 1976-2-26MLB--
    40Pat UnderwoodP6-0175L-L221979DET: 1976-1-2MLB--
    5Mark WagnerSS6-1175R-R251976DET: 1972-19-452MLB--
    1Lou Whitaker2B5-11160L-R221977DET: 1975-5-99MLB--
    39Milt WilcoxP6-2185R-R291970CIN: 1968-2-33MLB--
    14John WockenfussC-1B6-0190R-R301974WS2: 1967-42-761MLB--
    37Kip YoungP5-11175R-R241978DET: 1976-23-529MLB--

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