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1986 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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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
  • 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 1986 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    9Doug BakerSS-2B5-9165B-R251984DET: 1982-9-230MLB--
    14Dave Bergman1B6-2190L-L331975NYA: 1974-2-36MLB--
    16Tom Brookens3B5-10170R-R321979DET: 1975-1-4MLB--
    39Bill CampbellP6-3190R-R371973BAL: 1968-6-94MLB--
    43Chuck CaryP6-4210L-L261985DET: 1981-7-172MLB--
    19Darnell Coles3B-RF6-1185R-R241983SEA: 1980-1-6MLB--
    29Dave CollinsOF5-11175B-L331975KCA: 1972-1-9MLB--
    10Dave EngleC-OF6-3216R-R291981CAL: 1978-3-66MLB--
    41Darrell Evans3B-1B6-2205L-R391969PHI: 1967-3-55MLB--
    37Bruce FieldsOF6-0185L-R251986DET: 1978-7-168MLB--
    23Kirk GibsonOF6-3215L-L291979DET: 1978-1-12MLB--
    30Johnny GrubbOF6-3188L-R371972SDN: 1971-1-23MLB--
    32Brian HarperC6-2206R-R261979CAL: 1977-4-85MLB--
    8Mike HeathC5-11190R-R311978NYA: 1973-2-37MLB--
    21Willie HernandezP6-3180L-L311977Not draftedMLB--
    31Larry HerndonOF6-3195R-R321974SLN: 1971-3-56MLB--
    45Bryan KellyP6-2195R-R271986DET: 1981-6-146MLB--
    25Eric KingP6-2215R-R221986Not draftedMLB--
    4Mike Laga1B6-2210L-L261982DET: 1980-1-17MLB--
    40Dave LaPointP6-3215L-L261980MIL: 1977-10-237MLB--
    36Jack LazorkoP5-11200R-R301984HOU: 1978-11-271MLB--
    34Chet LemonOF6-0190R-R311975OAK: 1972-1-22MLB--
    12Dwight LowryC6-3210L-R281984DET: 1980-11-278MLB--
    18Scotti Madison3B-C5-11195B-R261985MIN: 1980-3-64MLB--
    47Jack MorrisP6-3200R-R311977DET: 1976-5-98MLB--
    33Matt NokesC6-1190L-R221985SFN: 1981-20-503MLB--
    49Randy O'NealP6-2195R-R251984DET: 1981-1-15MLB--
    27John PacellaP6-3195R-R291977NYN: 1974-4-89MLB--
    13Lance ParrishC6-3220R-R301977DET: 1974-1-16MLB--
    46Dan PetryP6-4200R-R271979DET: 1976-4-74MLB--
    17Bill ScherrerP6-4180L-L281982CIN: 1977-1-1MLB--
    15Pat SheridanOF6-3175L-R281981KCA: 1979-3-73MLB--
    20Jim SlatonP6-0185R-R361971SE1: 1969-15-357MLB--
    27Harry Spilman1B6-1190L-R311978Not draftedMLB--
    26Frank TananaP6-3195L-L321973CAL: 1971-1-13MLB--
    35Walt TerrellP6-2205L-R281982TEX: 1980-33-764MLB--
    30Mark ThurmondP6-0193L-L291983SDN: 1979-5-118MLB--
    38Tim TolmanOF-1B6-0195R-R301981HOU: 1978-12-297MLB--
    3Alan TrammellSS6-0175R-R281977DET: 1976-2-26MLB--
    1Lou Whitaker2B5-11160L-R291977DET: 1975-5-99MLB--

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