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1987 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 98-64 .605
Rank: 1st in American League East
Run Differential: 896-735 + 161
Manager(s): Sparky Anderson
General Manager: Bill Lajoie
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Payroll: $ 0 1/26
Attendance: 2,061,830 12/26
Playoffs: Lost ALCS (Twins)
Top Draft Pick: Bill Henderson (#20) 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), Chet Lemon (#22)
American League East Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9864.605--
9666.5932.0
9171.5627.0
8973.5499.0
7884.48120.0
6795.41431.0
61101.37737.0
Full League Standings
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
1Lou Whitaker2B30604110160
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6
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16
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591357110812445.265.341.427768.162.293.2981.5237.8258684
3Alan TrammellSS29597109205
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34
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3
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28
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1052126047382611.343.402.551953.208.340.3350.7821.3329668
41Darrell Evans1B4049990128
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034
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99651008428262.257.379.501880.244.447.2430.8414.7250609
23Kirk GibsonOF3048795135
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3
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24
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792677111758145.277.372.489861.211.396.3171.6520.3238568
34Chet LemonOF3247075130
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3
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20
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75007082810517.277.376.481857.204.353.2951.1723.5226553
33Matt NokesC2346169133
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87213570623313.289.345.536881.247.325.2792.0014.4247508
16Tom Brookens3B3344459107
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3
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5974336323928.241.295.376671.135.216.2541.9134.2167490
15Pat SheridanOF2942157109
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491813449014257.259.327.361688.102.219.3122.0570.2152473
7Bill MadlockDH363265691
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17
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014
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504328451018410.279.351.460811.181.270.2841.6123.3150376
8Mike HeathC322703476
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3315214230115.281.339.430769.148.211.3082.0033.8116296
31Larry HerndonOF332253273
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47102335000612.324.378.520898.196.302.3421.5225.0117254
14Dave Bergman1B341722547
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2201302314131.273.379.453832.180.349.2810.7728.778207
19Darnell Coles3B251491427
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1501152321211.181.263.309572.128.221.1871.5337.346169
17Jim Morrison3B341171524
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192122610021.205.221.333554.128.154.22513.0029.339122
30Johnny GrubbOF-DH38114923
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1300151600024.202.290.307597.105.237.2141.0757.035131
4Bill BeanOF2366617
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0041151100001.258.310.288598.030.106.3092.20--1971
17Terry HarperDH-OF3264413
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10109800102.203.301.391692.188.344.1890.8921.32574
32Jim Walewander2B-3B25542413
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4217600202.241.328.389717.148.296.2550.8654.02163
24Scott LusaderOF2247815
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8105701110.319.377.489866.170.298.3501.4047.02354
12Dwight LowryC292505
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001000600000.200.200.280480.080.080.263----725
24Orlando MercadoC252223
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0001002000000.136.208.136344.000.091.1360.00--324
38Tim TolmanOF311231
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001007211011.083.429.167596.083.667.0910.29--221
9Doug BakerSS261000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
39Mike HennemanP251000000000100000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
47Jack MorrisP321000000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----01
Batting Totals191356498961535274322258401065065391346443956108.272.344.451795.179.305.2871.4025.125486397
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
47Jack Morris3218113.38343413000266227111100399320824111.207.681.323.157.042.24
35Walt Terrell2917104.0435351010024425412311030941438031.429.331.103.455.251.52
26Frank Tanana3315103.90343453002182161069527561466051.248.881.112.306.002.61
46Dan Petry28975.60302100301341481018422769381101.669.871.475.076.201.22
44Jeff Robinson25965.392921212012713286761654984371.469.351.133.836.941.81
25Eric King23694.895540026911611167631560895141.478.611.164.666.911.48
39Mike Henneman251132.975500028796863632830757031.207.980.742.786.962.50
19Doyle Alexander36901.531111330088631615326441001.016.440.312.664.501.69
30Mark Thurmond30014.214800023561833229524214001.7312.050.733.483.050.88
21Willie Hernandez32343.674500031849532720820301001.499.731.473.675.511.50
36Nate Snell34123.922220012038392017519194001.499.001.154.384.381.00
45Bryan Kelly28014.9150001010126627100001.739.821.645.738.181.43
27Dickie Noles30004.5040003222110100001.509.000.004.500.000.00
42Morris Madden260013.5020000014330300003.5018.000.0013.500.000.00
Pitching Totals98644.024091623381293114561430735651180563976726331.378.841.113.486.031.73
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Matt NokesC1095953252.9920.00
Mike HeathC673373845.9890.00
Dwight LowryC12381001.0000.00
Orlando MercadoC1040811.9800.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Darrell Evans1B105810100386.9970.00
Dave Bergman1B6535329333.9920.00
Bill Madlock1B2216711214.9890.00
Darnell Coles1B9503011.0000.00
Mike Heath1B4201031.0000.00
Dwight Lowry1B121001.0000.00
Jim Morrison1B120011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Lou Whitaker2B1482754161799.9760.00
Jim Walewander2B2416380101.0000.00
Tom Brookens2B112020310.9300.00
Jim Morrison2B395021.0000.00
Doug Baker2B10000.0000.00
Mike Heath2B10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Tom Brookens3B122852081415.9540.00
Darnell Coles3B363163175.8470.00
Jim Walewander3B1771110.9470.00
Jim Morrison3B16104121.9620.00
Darrell Evans3B75810.9290.00
Mike Heath3B41210.7500.00
Matt Nokes3B20000.0000.00
Doug Baker3B10000.0000.00
Johnny Grubb3B10000.0000.00
Bill Madlock3B101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Alan TrammellSS1492224211994.9710.00
Tom BrookensSS16142828.9550.00
Doug BakerSS628011.0000.00
Jim MorrisonSS315011.0000.00
Jim WalewanderSS339021.0000.00
Mike HeathSS201001.0000.00
Darnell ColesSS101001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Chet LemonOF145350431.9920.00
Pat SheridanOF137236661.9760.00
Kirk GibsonOF121253670.9740.00
Larry HerndonOF5782411.9890.00
Johnny GrubbOF31421001.0000.00
Bill BeanOF24541001.0000.00
Mike HeathOF24261001.0000.00
Scott LusaderOF2229010.9670.00
Terry HarperOF1420010.9520.00
Darnell ColesOF830001.0000.00
Dave BergmanOF740001.0000.00
Tim TolmanOF780001.0000.00
Jim MorrisonOF350001.0000.00
Matt NokesOF350001.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Mike HennemanP5596811021.0001.78
Eric KingP55116152213.9742.87
Mark ThurmondP486129001.0001.62
Willie HernandezP45492411.8571.10
Walt TerrellP35244242523.9611.81
Jack MorrisP342663118011.0001.66
Frank TananaP342181435021.0002.02
Dan PetryP30134162120.9492.48
Jeff RobinsonP2912714922.9201.63
Nate SnellP223861001.0001.65
Doyle AlexanderP1188414011.0001.84
Bryan KellyP5100000.0000.00
Dickie NolesP4201001.0004.50
Morris MaddenP210000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Bill MadlockDH64.0000.00
Darrell EvansDH44.0000.00
Larry HerndonDH23.0000.00
Matt NokesDH19.0000.00
Johnny GrubbDH16.0000.00
Terry HarperDH15.0000.00
Jim MorrisonDH8.0000.00
Jim WalewanderDH8.0000.00
Dave BergmanDH7.0000.00
Kirk GibsonDH4.0000.00
Darnell ColesDH3.0000.00
Jack MorrisDH2.0000.00
Tim TolmanDH2.0000.00
Scott LusaderDH1.0000.00


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