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1987 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

+ Batting and Pitching Feats and Milestones
Nickname:
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 and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Batting Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPC-G#Notes
    Bill BeanDETKCAW 13-2 vs KCA624200100020000014 hits, 1st career game, 1st career hit, 1st career RBI
    Dave BergmanDETKCAW 13-2 vs KCA52400110000000007414 hits
    Matt NokesDETKCAW 13-2 vs KCA4120001101000000411st career stolen base
    Jeff RobinsonDETKCAW 13-2 vs KCA000000000000000011st career game
    Bill BeanDETOAKL 0-2 @OAK400000010000000181st career stolen base
    Mike HeathDETOAKL 7-8 vs OAK41400140000000008694 hits
    Mike HennemanDETCALL 1-5 vs CAL000000000000000011st career game
    Mike HeathDETCALW 15-2 vs CAL63410120000000008724 hits
    Lou WhitakerDETCLEW 4-3 vs CLE523102300010000013132 home runs
    Chet LemonDETMINL 5-7 @MIN301000000000000015001500th career game
    Lou WhitakerDETMINL 5-7 @MIN43300110001000001319100th career home run
    Matt NokesDETTEXW 8-5 vs TEX3220023001100000632 home runs
    Jim WalewanderDETMINL 5-9 vs MIN211100000000000011st career game, 1st career hit
    Matt NokesDETCLEW 15-3 @CLE5240000000100000704 hits
    Larry HerndonDETBOSL 5-8 @BOS41100120001000011405500th career RBI
    Matt NokesDETBOSW 18-8 @BOS5330024001100000732 home runs
    Bill MadlockDETMILW 8-5 vs MIL524100200000000017244 hits
    Morris MaddenDETMILL 5-8 vs MIL000000000000000011st career game
    Terry HarperDETBOSW 2-1 vs BOS2000000001000000500500th career game
    Alan TrammellDETBALW 5-3 @BAL31100120010000001342100th career home run
    Chet LemonDETBALW 9-3 @BAL522002300000000015222 home runs
    Lou WhitakerDETBALL 2-4 vs BAL31100001010000001346100th career stolen base
    Bill MadlockDETBALW 8-7 vs BAL533003400000010017373 home runs
    Pat SheridanDETSEAW 7-3 @SEA4110000011100000500500th career game
    Tom BrookensDETSEAW 7-5 @SEA311000100000000010001000th career game
    Jim WalewanderDETSEAW 7-5 @SEA4120002100000000141st career stolen base, 1st career RBI
    Darrell EvansDETOAKW 6-4 @OAK301000100120000023502000th career hit
    Darrell EvansDETOAKW 9-5 @OAK533002200020000023512 home runs
    Chet LemonDETCALW 9-4 @CAL424101300000000015404 hits
    Alan TrammellDETCALW 12-5 @CAL625100300000000013635 hits
    Chet LemonDETSEAW 7-0 vs SEA020000000400000015444 walks
    Larry HerndonDETCALW 5-4 vs CAL21100120000000001427100th career home run
    Jim WalewanderDETCALW 6-2 vs CAL3110012001000001231st career home run
    Lou WhitakerDETNYAW 10-5 @NYA544100100100000013744 runs scored, 4 hits
    Kirk GibsonDETKCAW 10-6 @KCA50000000004000008534 strikeouts
    Lou WhitakerDETKCAW 10-6 @KCA523300100020000013893 Doubles
    Larry HerndonDETMINW 11-2 vs MIN323102500000000014412 home runs, 5 RBIs
    Bill MadlockDETCLEL 4-12 @CLE504100100000000017744 hits
    Chet LemonDETMINW 10-8 @MIN533002400010000015752 home runs
    Lou WhitakerDETTEXW 7-0 vs TEX241100010210000014004 runs scored
    Scott LusaderDETCLEW 6-5 vs CLE110000000000000011st career game
    Jim MorrisonDETCLEW 6-5 vs CLE200000010011000010001000th career game
    Alan TrammellDETCLEW 3-1 vs CLE414100000000000014094 hits
    Scott LusaderDETTEXW 11-2 @TEX101000000100000031st career hit
    Scott LusaderDETBALW 6-0 @BAL422110200000000061st career RBI
    Scott LusaderDETBOSW 4-1 vs BOS2000000101100100111st career stolen base
    Kirk GibsonDETBOSW 8-5 @BOS53421010000000008824 hits
    Bill MadlockDETBOSW 4-0 @BOS401100000020000017982000th career hit
    Matt NokesDETTORL 9-10 @TOR42200260010010001552 home runs, 6 RBIs
    Alan TrammellDETTORL 9-10 @TOR424200120100100014314 hits
    Scott LusaderDETTORW 4-3 vs TOR4120012000000000211st career home run
    Pitching Feats and Milestones
    Game DatePlayerTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    Jack MorrisDETCHAW 7-1 @CHAW 9511041000036000--304145-9510 Strikeouts
    Jeff RobinsonDETCHAW 7-1 @CHAW 761103500030000--11-01st career win, 1st career game
    Mike HennemanDETCALL 1-5 vs CAL 0.10000000001000--10-01st career game
    Mike HennemanDETCLEW 4-3 vs CLEW 5.110000400016000--31-01st career win
    Jack MorrisDETCLEW 5-3 vs CLEWCG9533321110136000--310148-9611 Strikeouts
    Dan PetryDETTEXW 6-4 @TEXW 7.174422800030000--235100-77100th career win
    Mike HennemanDETTEXW 8-5 vs TEXSv 10000000002000--71-01st career save
    Morris MaddenDETMILL 5-8 vs MIL 11220300007000--10-01st career game
    Jack MorrisDETBOSW 2-1 vs BOSWCG9611121000033000--315153-9610 Strikeouts
    Frank TananaDETTORW 2-0 vs TORWSHO950002600034000--422166-156Complete game/Shutout
    Walt TerrellDETBALW 9-0 vs BALWSHO940003610033000--14055-52Complete game/Shutout
    Frank TananaDETCALL 4-5 @CALL 6.1105503500030000--426167-1592000th career strikeout
    Frank TananaDETSEAW 7-0 vs SEAWSHO930000300029000--427168-159Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
    Jeff RobinsonDETCHAW 3-1 vs CHAWCG9511021011135000--217-410 Strikeouts
    Jack MorrisDETKCAL 2-4 vs KCALCG10844341050042000--324156-10010 Strikeouts
    Jeff RobinsonDETNYAW 8-0 vs NYAWSHO950000900032000--238-5Complete game/Shutout
    Jack MorrisDETKCAW 4-1 @KCAW 9511111100033000--325157-10011 Strikeouts
    Doyle AlexanderDETTEXW 7-0 vs TEXWSHO930000600030000--487168-145Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
    Jack MorrisDETBOSW 4-1 vs BOSWCG931002400031000--332162-1023-hitter
    Jack MorrisDETBALL 0-3 vs BALL 8833051011035000--335162-10510 Strikeouts
    Frank TananaDETTORW 1-0 vs TORWSHO960003920035000--442174-163Complete game/Shutout


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