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1985 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 84-77 .522
Rank: 3rd in American League East
Run Differential: 729-688 + 41
Roster Continuity 84.48% 5/26
Manager(s): Sparky Anderson
General Manager: Bill Lajoie
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Payroll: $ 0 1/26
Attendance: 2,286,609 6/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Randy Nosek (#26) All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Bench Coach: Billy Consolo
First Base Coach: Dick Tracewski
Hitting Coach: Vada Pinson
Pitching Coach: Billy Muffett
Third Base Coach: Alex Grammas

#1 Draft Picks

Kirk Gibson (#12), Frank Tanana (#13), Lance Parrish (#16), Chet Lemon (#22)
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 1985 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    40Doug BairP6-0180R-R351976PIT: 1971-2-46MLB--
    9Doug BakerSS-2B5-9165B-R241984DET: 1982-9-230MLB--
    44Juan BerenguerP5-11225R-R301978Not draftedMLB--
    14Dave Bergman1B6-2190L-L321975NYA: 1974-2-36MLB--
    16Tom Brookens3B5-10170R-R311979DET: 1975-1-4MLB--
    43Chuck CaryP6-4210L-L251985DET: 1981-7-172MLB--
    8Marty Castillo3B-C6-1190R-R281981DET: 1978-5-116MLB--
    41Darrell Evans3B-1B6-2205L-R381969PHI: 1967-3-55MLB--
    20Doug Flynn2B-SS5-11165R-R341975Not draftedMLB--
    27Barbaro Garbey1B-OF5-10170R-R281984Not draftedMLB--
    23Kirk GibsonOF6-3215L-L281979DET: 1978-1-12MLB--
    30Johnny GrubbOF6-3188L-R361972SDN: 1971-1-23MLB--
    21Willie HernandezP6-3180L-L301977Not draftedMLB--
    31Larry HerndonOF6-3195R-R311974SLN: 1971-3-56MLB--
    15Rusty KuntzOF6-3190R-R301979CHA: 1977-11-261MLB--
    4Mike Laga1B6-2210L-L251982DET: 1980-1-17MLB--
    34Chet LemonOF6-0190R-R301975OAK: 1972-1-22MLB--
    29Aurelio LopezP6-0220R-R361974Not draftedMLB--
    19Scotti Madison3B-C5-11195B-R251985MIN: 1980-3-64MLB--
    42Mickey MahlerP6-3189B-L321977ATL: 1974-10-221MLB--
    18Bob MelvinC6-4205R-R231985DET: 1981-1-2MLB--
    47Jack MorrisP6-3200R-R301977DET: 1976-5-98MLB--
    49Randy O'NealP6-2195R-R241984DET: 1981-1-15MLB--
    13Lance ParrishC6-3220R-R291977DET: 1974-1-16MLB--
    46Dan PetryP6-4200R-R261979DET: 1976-4-74MLB--
    12Chris Pittaro3B-2B5-11170B-R231985DET: 1982-6-152MLB--
    32Alejandro SanchezOF6-0185R-R261982Not draftedMLB--
    17Bill ScherrerP6-4180L-L271982CIN: 1977-1-1MLB--
    37Nelson SimmonsOF6-1185B-R221984DET: 1981-2-43MLB--
    48Bob StoddardP6-1200R-R281981SEA: 1978-10-240MLB--
    26Frank TananaP6-3195L-L311973CAL: 1971-1-13MLB--
    35Walt TerrellP6-2205L-R271982TEX: 1980-33-764MLB--
    3Alan TrammellSS6-0175R-R271977DET: 1976-2-26MLB--
    20Jim WeaverRF-OF6-3190L-L251985MIN: 1980-2-35MLB--
    1Lou Whitaker2B5-11160L-R281977DET: 1975-5-99MLB--
    39Milt WilcoxP6-2185R-R351970CIN: 1968-2-33MLB--

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