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1981 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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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
  • 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 1981 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    60Howard BaileyP6-0195R-L231981Not draftedMLB--
    16Tom Brookens3B5-10170R-R271979DET: 1975-1-4MLB--
    34Darrell BrownOF6-0184B-R251981DET: 1977-3-57MLB--
    41George CappuzzelloP6-0175R-L271981DET: 1972-27-623MLB--
    12Marty Castillo3B-C6-1190R-R241981DET: 1978-5-116MLB--
    10Al CowensOF6-2200R-R291974KCA: 1969-75-1028MLB--
    17Bill FaheyC6-0200L-R311971WS2: 1970-1-1MLB--
    23Kirk GibsonOF6-3215L-L241979DET: 1978-1-12MLB--
    2Richie Hebner3B-1B6-1200L-R331968PIT: 1966-1-15MLB--
    15Ron Jackson1B-3B6-0205R-R281975PHI: 1973-3-50MLB--
    35Lynn JonesOF5-9175R-R281979CIN: 1974-10-239MLB--
    18Mick KelleherSS-3B5-9176R-R331972SLN: 1969-3-68MLB--
    33Steve KempOF6-0195L-L261977DET: 1976-1-1MLB--
    21Dennis KinneyP6-1190L-L291978CLE: 1970-10-225MLB--
    7Rick Leach1B-OF6-0195L-L241981DET: 1979-1-13MLB--
    29Aurelio LopezP6-0220R-R321974Not draftedMLB--
    47Jack MorrisP6-3200R-R261977DET: 1976-5-98MLB--
    9Stan Papi3B-2B6-0178R-R301974HOU: 1969-2-26MLB--
    13Lance ParrishC6-3220R-R251977DET: 1974-1-16MLB--
    32Rick PetersOF5-9170B-R251979DET: 1977-7-161MLB--
    46Dan PetryP6-4200R-R221979DET: 1976-4-74MLB--
    42Larry RothschildP6-2185R-R281981Not draftedMLB--
    19Dave RozemaP6-4200R-R241977DET: 1975-4-71MLB--
    49Dave RuckerP6-1190L-L231981DET: 1978-16-402MLB--
    31Kevin SaucierP6-1196R-L241978PHI: 1974-2-27MLB--
    36Dan SchatzederP6-0195L-L261977MON: 1976-3-57MLB--
    24Champ SummersOF6-2205L-R351974Not draftedMLB--
    45Dave TobikP6-1195R-R281978DET: 1975-1-2MLB--
    3Alan TrammellSS6-0175R-R231977DET: 1976-2-26MLB--
    28Jerry UjdurP6-1195R-R241980DET: 1978-4-90MLB--
    1Lou Whitaker2B5-11160L-R241977DET: 1975-5-99MLB--
    39Milt WilcoxP6-2185R-R311970CIN: 1968-2-33MLB--
    14John WockenfussC-1B6-0190R-R321974WS2: 1967-42-761MLB--

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