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1981 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

+ Organizational Roster
Nickname:
W-L Record: 60-49 .550
Rank: th in American League East
Run Differential: 427-404 + 23
Roster Continuity 77.88% 12/26
Manager(s): Sparky Anderson
General Manager: Jim Campbell
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Attendance: 1,149,144 9/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Ricky Barlow (#17) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Billy Consolo
First Base Coach: Dick Tracewski
Hitting Coach: Gates Brown
Pitching Coach: Roger Craig
Third Base Coach: Alex Grammas

#1 Draft Picks

Kirk Gibson (#12), Rick Leach (#13), Richie Hebner (#15), Lance Parrish (#16)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
6247.569--
5946.5622.0
5948.5512.0
6049.5502.0
5949.5462.5
5251.5057.0
3769.34923.5
  • The organization roster is a complete listing of all players, for a given season, who appeared in at least 1 game with either the Major League parent team or any of the affiliated teams at the various classifications (AAA,AA,A+,A,A-,Rookie)
  • A player may appear on multiple organizational rosters for a season since he have switched organizations during the season.
  • Organizational Roster for 1981 Detroit Tigers season
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Howard BaileyEvansvilleAmerAAAP6-0195R-L23Not draftedMLB
      DetroitALMLBP                
    Chris BakerMaconSALAOF6-4195R-R20DET: 1979-1-23A
    Kenny BakerBirminghamSouAAOF6-0185L-L26NYA: 1977-17-439AAA
    Stan BarkerLakelandFSLA+OF6-0168L-R22DET: 1981-5-120A+
    Ricky BarlowBristolAppRkP6-2170B-R18DET: 1981-1-17AAA
    Michael BeecroftLakelandFSLA+P6-4195B-R22DET: 1977-10-239AA
      BirminghamSouAAP                
    Larry BerthelsonBristolAppRkP6-3220R-R19DET: 1981-5-122A
      MaconSALAP                
    Gary BozichBirminghamSouAA2B5-10160R-R23BAL: 1977-2-42AA
    Bubby BristerBristolAppRkSS6-3205R-R18DET: 1981-4-94RK
    Tom BrookensDetroitALMLB3B5-10170R-R27DET: 1975-1-4MLB
    Darrell BrownBirminghamSouAAOF6-0184B-R25DET: 1977-3-57MLB
      EvansvilleAmerAAAOF                
      DetroitALMLBOF                
    Carl BurnsBristolAppRk1B5-9190B-R19DET: 1980-12-304RK
    Mike BurnsEvansvilleAmerAAAP6-0175R-R26DET: 1976-10-218AAA
    Robert CampbellMaconSALAC5-9170R-R23Not draftedA+
      LakelandFSLA+C                
    George CappuzzelloEvansvilleAmerAAAP6-0175R-L27DET: 1972-27-623MLB
      DetroitALMLBP                
    Bernie CarboEvansvilleAmerAAAOF6-0175L-R33CIN: 1965-1-16MLB
    Emilio CarrasquelLakelandFSLA+C6-0185R-R19Not draftedAA
      BirminghamSouAAC                
    Chuck CaryMaconSALAP6-4210L-L21DET: 1981-7-172MLB
    Roberto CasasnovasMaconSALAOF6-2175L-L19DET: 1980-3-70A+
    Marty CastilloEvansvilleAmerAAA3B-C6-1190R-R24DET: 1978-5-116MLB
      DetroitALMLB3B-C                
    Bruce ChaneyLakelandFSLA+IF6-1180R-R23CLE: 1979-44-869AA
      BirminghamSouAAIF                
    Pedro ChavezMaconSALAIF5-11162R-R19Not draftedAAA
    Mike ChrisBirminghamSouAAP6-3180L-L23DET: 1977-1-10MLB
      EvansvilleAmerAAAP                
    Richard CollyerLakelandFSLA+P6-1185L-L22Not draftedA+
    Tim CorcoranEvansvilleAmerAAA1B-OF5-11175L-L28Not draftedMLB
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Tom CorcoranBristolAppRkP6-2195-R21DET: 1981-3-61RK
    Al CowensDetroitALMLBOF6-2200R-R29KCA: 1969-75-1028MLB
    Henry CruzEvansvilleAmerAAAOF6-0175L-L29Not draftedMLB
    Mark DackoBirminghamSouAAP6-4190R-R22DET: 1980-31-739AAA
    William DavisMaconSALAP6-3200R-R22Not draftedA+
    Mark DeJohnEvansvilleAmerAAASS5-11170B-R27NYN: 1971-23-542MLB
    Claude DouglasMaconSALAOF6-1180R-R20Not draftedA
    Charles DyeBristolAppRkOF-2B5-10180R-R19Not draftedA+
    Scott EarlBristolAppRk2B5-11165R-R20DET: 1981-14-354MLB
    David EdwardsBristolAppRkP6-2205R-R18Not draftedA
    Bill FaheyDetroitALMLBC6-0200L-R31WS2: 1970-1-1MLB
    Mark FellowsLakelandFSLA+P6-0180R-R23DET: 1980-35-788AA
    Mark FidrychEvansvilleAmerAAAP6-3175R-R26DET: 1974-10-232MLB
    Bruce FieldsLakelandFSLA+OF6-0185L-R20DET: 1978-7-168MLB
    Les FilkinsEvansvilleAmerAAAOF5-11185L-L24DET: 1975-1-3AAA
    Keith FisherLakelandFSLA+C5-11195R-R19DET: 1979-2-39A+
    Vern FollowellBirminghamSouAASS5-11165B-R23DET: 1979-8-195AAA
      EvansvilleAmerAAASS                
    George FoussianesLakelandFSLA+SS6-1190R-R23DET: 1980-36-797AAA
    Barbaro GarbeyBirminghamSouAA1B-OF5-10170R-R24Not draftedMLB
      EvansvilleAmerAAA1B-OF                
    Dave GarciaBirminghamSouAAP6-3175B-R30MIN: 1973-23-530AA
    Walter GarnerLakelandFSLA+P6-5205R-R22Not draftedA+
    Eddie GatesEvansvilleAmerAAAOF6-1185R-R26Not draftedAAA
    Kirk GibsonDetroitALMLBOF6-3215L-L24DET: 1978-1-12MLB
    Paul GibsonLakelandFSLA+P6-0185R-L21CIN: 1978-3-70MLB
    Lawrence GilmoreBristolAppRk1B6-1205L-R19DET: 1980-5-122A
      MaconSALA1B                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Tom GintherMaconSALA3B5-9175R-R23Not draftedA
    Tom GonzalskiMaconSALAP6-0175R-R20Not draftedA
    James GoodMaconSALAOF6-3195R-R22TEX: 1979-6-143A+
      LakelandFSLA+OF                
    Chris GoodyearBristolAppRk3B5-9163R-R20DET: 1981-23-587A+
    Glenn GulliverEvansvilleAmerAAA3B5-11175L-R26DET: 1976-8-170MLB
    Dave GumpertLakelandFSLA+P6-1190R-R23UDFAMLB
      BirminghamSouAAP                
      EvansvilleAmerAAAP                
    Raphael HamptonEvansvilleAmerAAAOF6-1175R-R23DET: 1977-1-5AAA
    William HardyLakelandFSLA+OF5-11181R-R23DET: 1979-25-630AA
      BirminghamSouAAOF                
    Randy HarveyLakelandFSLA+OF6-3203L-L20DET: 1979-3-65AA
    Joe HastingsLakelandFSLA+1B6-3205L-R3SDN: 2001-24-720AA
    Donald HayfordMaconSALAP6-1170R-R20BOS: 1978-10-258A+
    Steve HaynesBristolAppRkOF5-11155R-R20DET: 1981-17-432A+
    Richie HebnerDetroitALMLB3B-1B6-1200L-R33PIT: 1966-1-15MLB
    David HibnerLakelandFSLA+SS5-10180R-R22TEX: 1977-1-9A+
    Gary HinsonLakelandFSLA+SS5-11175R-R24CLE: 1976-28-630AA
      BirminghamSouAASS                
    Bryon HornLakelandFSLA+2B5-8150L-R22DET: 1981-20-510A+
    Guy HubertBristolAppRkSS-3B5-11180R-R21DET: 1980-4-95A+
      LakelandFSLA+SS-3B                
    Frank HunsakerBirminghamSouAAC6-3225R-R26SLN: 1976-29-644AAA
    Ron JacksonDetroitALMLB1B-3B6-0205R-R28PHI: 1973-3-50MLB
    Mark JacobBristolAppRkP6-2185R-R21DET: 1981-16-406AA
      MaconSALAP                
    Howard JohnsonBirminghamSouAA3B-SS5-11178B-R20DET: 1979-1-12MLB
    Larry JohnsonEvansvilleAmerAAAC6-0185R-R30CLE: 1968-9-186MLB
    Lynn JonesDetroitALMLBOF5-9175R-R28CIN: 1974-10-239MLB
    Michael JonesBristolAppRkSS5-11165L-R19DET: 1980-14-356RK
    Paul JosephsonLakelandFSLA+P6-2187R-R25MON: 1978-10-197AA
      BirminghamSouAAP                
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Mick KelleherDetroitALMLBSS-3B5-9176R-R33SLN: 1969-3-68MLB
    Bryan KellyMaconSALAP6-2195R-R22DET: 1981-6-146MLB
      LakelandFSLA+P                
    Steve KempDetroitALMLBOF6-0195L-L26DET: 1976-1-1MLB
    Jeff KenagaBirminghamSouAAOF6-0170L-R23DET: 1979-15-377AAA
      EvansvilleAmerAAAOF                
    Dennis KinneyEvansvilleAmerAAAP6-1190L-L29CLE: 1970-10-225MLB
      DetroitALMLBP                
    Craig KusickEvansvilleAmerAAA1B6-3232R-R32Not draftedMLB
    John LackeyMaconSALAP5-11185R-R24DET: 1979-17-429AA
      LakelandFSLA+P                
      BirminghamSouAAP                
    Mike LagaBirminghamSouAA1B6-2210L-L21DET: 1980-1-17MLB
    Bob LaurieMaconSALA2B-SS6-0175R-R22Not draftedAA
    Rick LeachEvansvilleAmerAAA1B-OF6-0195L-L24DET: 1979-1-13MLB
      DetroitALMLB1B-OF                
    Phil LeisureLakelandFSLA+P6-2195-L22Not draftedA+
    Ron LindbergLakelandFSLA+OF5-10165R-R23DET: 1979-16-403A+
    Mark LockenmeyerBristolAppRkP-OF6-2200R-R22DET: 1981-11-276AA
    Aurelio LopezDetroitALMLBP6-0220R-R32Not draftedMLB
    Juan LopezEvansvilleAmerAAASS5-11160R-R28Not draftedAAA
    Dwight LowryMaconSALAC6-3210L-R23DET: 1980-11-278MLB
      BirminghamSouAAC                
    Joseph MaloneyMaconSALA3B-OF5-11175R-R21Not draftedA+
    Roger MasonMaconSALAP6-6220R-R22Not draftedMLB
    Steve MastroBristolAppRk3B-OF6-1185B-R21MON: 1979-7-157A+
      MaconSALA3B-OF                
      LakelandFSLA+3B-OF                
    Ron MathisBirminghamSouAAP6-0175R-R22DET: 1980-30-724MLB
    Robert McFaddenBristolAppRkP6-1180-R22DET: 1981-18-458A
    Bob MelvinMaconSALAC6-4205R-R19DET: 1981-1-2MLB
    Thomas MerkleBristolAppRk3B-OF6-4210R-R22DET: 1980-17-434RK
    George MiguelBristolAppRkP6-5210L-L17DET: 1981-9-224A-
    William MillerLakelandFSLA+P6-0190R-R23KCA: 1977-4-99A+
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Homer MoncriefLakelandFSLA+P6-3210R-R22DET: 1980-9-226AA
    Jim MoriartyBristolAppRkOF6-2170R-R18DET: 1981-30-745A-
    Jack MorrisDetroitALMLBP6-3200R-R26DET: 1976-5-98MLB
    Ernie MoyaBristolAppRkP6-2185R-R19MIN: 1981-14-277AA
    Charlie NailMaconSALAP6-4210R-R19DET: 1979-7-169AAA
      LakelandFSLA+P                
    Bob NandinBirminghamSouAAIF5-8170R-R24Not draftedAAA
      EvansvilleAmerAAAIF                
    Greg NormanMaconSALA1B6-1190R-R20DET: 1981-22-562AA
    Gary NutterLakelandFSLA+P6-1175R-R22DET: 1980-22-562AA
    Don O'ConnorMaconSALAP6-7196R-R19DET: 1981-2-28A+
    Nick O'ConnorBristolAppRkP6-3180R-R20DET: 1980-2-41AA
      MaconSALAP                
      BirminghamSouAAP                
    Randy O'NealLakelandFSLA+P6-2195R-R20DET: 1981-1-15MLB
    Carl PankratzMaconSALAP6-4220R-R24BOS: 1977-2-39A+
    Stan PapiDetroitALMLB3B-2B6-0178R-R30HOU: 1969-2-26MLB
    Gerardo PardoBristolAppRkP0R-R-Not draftedRK
    Lance ParrishDetroitALMLBC6-3220R-R25DET: 1974-1-16MLB
    Larry PashnickEvansvilleAmerAAAP6-3205R-R25Not draftedMLB
    Steven PatchinEvansvilleAmerAAAC6-1190R-R31LAN: 1971-1-20AAA
    Kevin PerrettBristolAppRkC6-2180R-R19DET: 1980-13-330RK
    Rick PetersDetroitALMLBOF5-9170B-R25DET: 1977-7-161MLB
    Dan PetryDetroitALMLBP6-4200R-R22DET: 1976-4-74MLB
    Dan PhillipBristolAppRkC5-11185L-R21DET: 1981-27-681A+
      LakelandFSLA+C                
    Dick PoleBirminghamSouAAP6-3210R-R30Not draftedMLB
    Stine PooleBirminghamSouAAC6-1205R-R22DET: 1980-8-200AAA
    Kraig PriessmanBristolAppRkOF5-11195R-R17DET: 1981-21-536A+
    Michael ReederMaconSALASS6-0175B-R23Not draftedA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Kevin RichardsBirminghamSouAAP6-2178R-R23DET: 1977-1-5AA
    Bruce RobbinsBirminghamSouAAP6-1190L-L21DET: 1977-14-343MLB
    Ell RobersonLakelandFSLA+OF6-0182R-R22DET: 1979-3-48A+
    Rondal RollinLakelandFSLA+OF6-1205R-R22DET: 1980-15-382AAA
    James RossMaconSALAP6-0200R-R20DET: 1981-6-148A+
    Larry RothschildEvansvilleAmerAAAP6-2185R-R28Not draftedMLB
      DetroitALMLBP                
    Dave RozemaDetroitALMLBP6-4200R-R24DET: 1975-4-71MLB
    Dave RuckerEvansvilleAmerAAAP6-1190L-L23DET: 1978-16-402MLB
      DetroitALMLBP                
    Augie RuizBirminghamSouAAP6-1190L-L24LAN: 1978-3-73AAA
    Luis SanchezMaconSALAP6-0175R-R19DET: 1979-4-91A+
    Kevin SaucierDetroitALMLBP6-1196R-L24PHI: 1974-2-27MLB
    Dan SchatzederDetroitALMLBP6-0195L-L26MON: 1976-3-57MLB
    Mark SchlemmerBristolAppRk3B5-10170R-R22Not draftedRK
    Michael SchoellerLakeland/MiamiFSLA+C-1B5-11175L-L24DET: 1979-9-221AA
    Terry SchultzBristolAppRkP0L-L22Not draftedRK
    Mitch SeoaneBirminghamSouAA2B5-9160R-R20CLE: 1980-3-59AAA
      EvansvilleAmerAAA2B                
    Albert SilvaBristolAppRk1B6-1190R-R18DET: 1981-12-302A+
    Virgilio SilverioMaconSALAOF5-10160L-L20Not draftedAA
    Nelson SimmonsBristolAppRkOF6-1185B-R18DET: 1981-2-43MLB
    Jack SmithBirminghamSouAAP6-4190R-R22DET: 1978-12-298AA
    Jeftrey SmithLakelandFSLA+OF-1B6-2196R-R23Not draftedA+
    Mark SmithMaconSALAOF6-2185R-R19DET: 1980-6-148AAA
    Dave SteffenBirminghamSouAAP6-3220R-R22DET: 1977-6-135AAA
    Champ SummersDetroitALMLBOF6-2205L-R35Not draftedMLB
    Ronald ThoelBristolAppRkP6-0170L-L20Not draftedA-
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Reggie ThomasMaconSALAOF6-0185L-R21DET: 1981-8-198AAA
    Dave TobikDetroitALMLBP6-1195R-R28DET: 1975-1-2MLB
    Alan TrammellDetroitALMLBSS6-0175R-R23DET: 1976-2-26MLB
    Ralph TreuelLakelandFSLA+P6-4200R-R26Not draftedAAA
    Jerry UjdurEvansvilleAmerAAAP6-1195R-R24DET: 1978-4-90MLB
      DetroitALMLBP                
    Pat UnderwoodEvansvilleAmerAAAP6-0175L-L24DET: 1976-1-2MLB
    Michael UntiszMaconSALAP6-3180R-R22DET: 1978-21-525A+
      LakelandFSLA+P                
    John UpshawLakelandFSLA+C6-1195R-R24DET: 1977-9-213AA
    Miguel ValdezMaconSALAP6-0150R-R23Not draftedA+
    Frank VazquezMaconSALASS6-1168R-R20Not draftedA+
    John VercoeMaconSALAP6-5210L-L22Not draftedA
    Jesus VilaBristolAppRkP6-0180R-R19Not draftedAAA
    Willie WardBristolAppRk1B6-3190R-R19DET: 1980-23-587RK
    Roger WeaverEvansvilleAmerAAAP6-3190R-R26DET: 1976-16-362MLB
    Lou WhitakerDetroitALMLB2B5-11160L-R24DET: 1975-5-99MLB
    Milt WilcoxDetroitALMLBP6-2185R-R31CIN: 1968-2-33MLB
    Mark WilliamsLakelandFSLA+P5-11180R-R22Not draftedAA
      BirminghamSouAAP                
    Mike WilliamsBristolAppRk1B-C6-1218R-R22MON: 1980-15-385A+
    Bob WilliamsonBristolAppRkC6-2190L-R18DET: 1981-3-68RK
    Glenn WilsonBirminghamSouAAOF6-1190R-R22DET: 1980-1-18MLB
      EvansvilleAmerAAAOF                
    John WockenfussDetroitALMLBC-1B6-0190R-R32WS2: 1967-42-761MLB
    Darrell WoodardBirminghamSouAA2B5-11160R-R24OAK: 1974-12-286MLB
    Harley WoodyMaconSALAP6-3195L-L22BOS: 1979-3-77AA
    Kevin YoungBristolAppRkOF5-9175L-R21DET: 1980-3-69A
    Stan YoungerBirminghamSouAAOF6-2180L-L22DET: 1980-7-174AAA
    PlayerTeamLeagueLevelPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh Level
    Edgar ZayasBristolAppRkC6-0180R-R20Not draftedRK
    Jon ZureichMaconSALA1B6-0170L-L21DET: 1981-32-779A+


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