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1986 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

+ Defensive Lineups
Nickname:
W-L Record: 87-75 .537
Rank: 3rd in American League East
Run Differential: 798-714 + 84
Roster Continuity 75.78% 10/26
Manager(s): Sparky Anderson
General Manager: Bill Lajoie
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Payroll: $ 0 1/26
Attendance: 1,899,437 11/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Phil Clark (#18) 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

Darnell Coles (#6), Kirk Gibson (#12), Frank Tanana (#13), Lance Parrish (#16), Chet Lemon (#22)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9566.590--
9072.5565.5
8775.5378.5
8676.5319.5
8478.51911.5
7784.47818.0
7389.45122.5
  • These are starting defensive lineups by date for the 1986 season.
  • The # next to each player indicates the # of times at that position for this team/season. Bold indicates a player's first start at that position.
  • Total starts by position are at the bottom of this page.
  • Filter on a selection of players to see a team's win-loss record for that combinaton.
  • #AprilGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    11986-04-07W 6-5 BOS
    21986-04-09W 6-5 BOS
    31986-04-10L 2-4 BOS
    41986-04-11W 7-2 @CLE
    51986-04-12L 2-6 @CLE
    61986-04-13L 2-8 @CLE
    71986-04-14W 10-8 @CHA
    81986-04-16L 4-10 @CHA
    91986-04-17W 10-6 @CHA
    101986-04-18W 6-1 CLE
    111986-04-19L 6-8 CLE
    121986-04-21W 5-4 @BOS
    131986-04-22L 4-6 @BOS
    141986-04-23W 3-1 @BOS
    151986-04-25L 7-9 CHA
    161986-04-26L 4-5 CHA
    171986-04-27W 4-1 CHA
    181986-04-29W 2-1 KCA
    191986-04-30L 3-7 KCA
    #MayGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    201986-05-02L 1-10 MIN
    211986-05-03W 7-4 MIN
    221986-05-04W 4-1 MIN
    231986-05-05W 10-3 @TEX
    241986-05-06L 2-4 @TEX
    251986-05-07L 1-2 @TEX
    261986-05-09L 7-8 @MIN
    271986-05-10L 2-12 @MIN
    281986-05-11W 4-1 @MIN
    291986-05-12L 5-6 @KCA
    301986-05-13L 2-4 @KCA
    311986-05-14W 8-2 TEX
    321986-05-15L 1-8 TEX
    331986-05-16L 1-11 CAL
    341986-05-17W 10-4 CAL
    351986-05-20W 12-0 SEA
    361986-05-21W 6-4 SEA
    371986-05-22L 3-5 SEA
    381986-05-23L 1-5 OAK
    391986-05-24W 4-1 OAK
    401986-05-25W 2-1 OAK
    411986-05-26W 5-4 OAK
    421986-05-28W 4-1 @CAL
    431986-05-29W 7-4 @CAL
    441986-05-30L 7-8 @SEA
    451986-05-31L 4-7 @SEA
    #JuneGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    461986-06-01L 1-9 @SEA
    471986-06-02L 1-7 @OAK
    481986-06-03L 4-6 @OAK
    491986-06-04W 8-5 @OAK
    501986-06-06L 2-12 TOR
    511986-06-07W 2-1 TOR
    521986-06-08L 2-4 TOR
    531986-06-09L 7-9 NYA
    541986-06-10L 3-6 NYA
    551986-06-11W 9-3 NYA
    561986-06-12L 0-9 @TOR
    571986-06-13W 10-5 @TOR
    581986-06-14L 5-6 @TOR
    591986-06-15L 6-9 @TOR
    601986-06-16W 5-4 @BAL
    611986-06-17W 6-3 @BAL
    621986-06-18W 6-1 @BAL
    631986-06-19W 7-5 @BAL
    641986-06-20L 0-1 @MIL
    651986-06-21W 4-3 @MIL
    661986-06-22L 4-5 @MIL
    671986-06-24L 1-2 BAL
    681986-06-25W 11-2 BAL
    691986-06-26W 8-3 BAL
    701986-06-27W 4-2 MIL
    711986-06-28W 8-5 MIL
    721986-06-29W 9-5 MIL
    731986-06-29L 1-3 MIL
    741986-06-30L 2-3 @NYA
    #JulyGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    751986-07-01L 4-5 @NYA
    761986-07-02W 8-3 @NYA
    771986-07-03L 5-9 @NYA
    781986-07-04L 1-2 @TEX
    791986-07-05L 3-9 @TEX
    801986-07-06W 5-2 @TEX
    811986-07-07L 8-10 @MIN
    821986-07-08W 5-1 @MIN
    831986-07-09W 7-0 @MIN
    841986-07-11L 3-4 @KCA
    851986-07-11W 8-7 @KCA
    861986-07-12L 4-7 @KCA
    871986-07-13W 5-0 @KCA
    881986-07-17W 2-1 TEX
    891986-07-18W 5-0 TEX
    901986-07-19W 5-3 TEX
    911986-07-20W 4-0 TEX
    921986-07-21L 0-1 MIN
    931986-07-22W 3-0 MIN
    941986-07-23W 12-2 MIN
    951986-07-24L 0-1 KCA
    961986-07-25W 9-2 KCA
    971986-07-26W 4-3 KCA
    981986-07-27L 4-5 KCA
    991986-07-28W 5-1 @CLE
    1001986-07-29W 6-3 @CLE
    1011986-07-30W 11-3 @CLE
    1021986-07-31L 7-8 @CLE
    #AugustGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1031986-08-01W 5-4 @CHA
    1041986-08-02L 3-5 @CHA
    1051986-08-03L 1-10 @CHA
    1061986-08-05W 6-5 CLE
    1071986-08-05W 11-9 CLE
    1081986-08-07W 15-1 CLE
    1091986-08-07W 6-2 CLE
    1101986-08-08L 1-6 BOS
    1111986-08-09L 7-8 BOS
    1121986-08-10L 6-9 BOS
    1131986-08-11W 5-0 BOS
    1141986-08-12W 7-3 CHA
    1151986-08-13W 5-2 CHA
    1161986-08-14L 2-8 CHA
    1171986-08-15L 5-8 @BOS
    1181986-08-16W 12-6 @BOS
    1191986-08-17L 5-7 @BOS
    1201986-08-19L 2-5 CAL
    1211986-08-19W 8-3 CAL
    1221986-08-20W 3-0 CAL
    1231986-08-21L 1-6 CAL
    1241986-08-22W 4-1 SEA
    1251986-08-23W 14-0 SEA
    1261986-08-24L 1-3 SEA
    1271986-08-25L 4-8 OAK
    1281986-08-26W 8-7 OAK
    1291986-08-28L 2-4 @CAL
    1301986-08-29L 12-13 @CAL
    1311986-08-30L 4-5 @CAL
    1321986-08-31L 3-5 @CAL
    #SeptemberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1331986-09-01W 6-5 @SEA
    1341986-09-02W 7-5 @SEA
    1351986-09-03L 2-3 @SEA
    1361986-09-05W 9-4 @OAK
    1371986-09-06L 4-5 @OAK
    1381986-09-07L 4-8 @OAK
    1391986-09-09L 1-3 MIL
    1401986-09-10W 11-7 MIL
    1411986-09-11W 8-0 MIL
    1421986-09-12W 5-3 BAL
    1431986-09-13W 7-2 BAL
    1441986-09-14W 7-0 BAL
    1451986-09-16L 4-6 @TOR
    1461986-09-17W 8-6 @TOR
    1471986-09-19W 8-3 NYA
    1481986-09-20L 2-5 NYA
    1491986-09-21W 3-1 NYA
    1501986-09-22W 2-1 TOR
    1511986-09-23L 3-6 TOR
    1521986-09-24L 2-8 TOR
    1531986-09-25L 2-4 TOR
    1541986-09-26W 3-2 @NYA
    1551986-09-27W 1-0 @NYA
    1561986-09-28L 2-10 @NYA
    1571986-09-30L 0-5 @MIL
    #OctoberGame ResultStarting PitcherCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    1581986-10-01W 2-1 @MIL
    1591986-10-02W 2-1 @MIL
    1601986-10-03W 6-3 @BAL
    1611986-10-04W 11-4 @BAL
    1621986-10-05W 6-3 @BAL
    Total Starts by PositionCatcherFirst BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopLeft FieldCenter FieldRight FieldDesignated Hitter
    Win-Loss Record with lineups above:

    87-75
    Lance Parrish 82
    Dwight Lowry 45
    Mike Heath 27
    Matt Nokes 7
    Dave Engle 1
    Darrell Evans 98
    Dave Bergman 28
    Dave Engle 21
    Mike Laga 11
    Tim Tolman 3
    Brian Harper 1
    Lou Whitaker 136
    Tom Brookens 25
    Doug Baker 1
    Darnell Coles 128
    Tom Brookens 31
    Harry Spilman 1
    Scotti Madison 1
    Darrell Evans 1
    Alan Trammell 145
    Tom Brookens 9
    Doug Baker 8
    Dave Collins 73
    Larry Herndon 71
    Bruce Fields 11
    Johnny Grubb 4
    Pat Sheridan 3
    Chet Lemon 111
    Pat Sheridan 44
    Dave Collins 7
    Kirk Gibson 113
    Pat Sheridan 20
    Dave Collins 9
    Brian Harper 7
    Johnny Grubb 7
    Tim Tolman 3
    Darnell Coles 2
    Tom Brookens 1
    Johnny Grubb 46
    Darrell Evans 40
    Dave Collins 23
    Tom Brookens 11
    Harry Spilman 10
    Darnell Coles 7
    Tim Tolman 7
    Dave Engle 5
    Lance Parrish 5
    Kirk Gibson 4
    Mike Laga 1
    Scotti Madison 1
    Brian Harper 1
    Alan Trammell 1


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