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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
Full League 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 1987 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    19Doyle AlexanderP6-3200R-R361971LAN: 1968-9-185MLB--
    9Doug BakerSS-2B5-9165B-R261984DET: 1982-9-230MLB--
    4Bill BeanLF-RF6-0185L-L231987DET: 1986-4-99MLB--
    14Dave Bergman1B6-2190L-L341975NYA: 1974-2-36MLB--
    16Tom Brookens3B5-10170R-R331979DET: 1975-1-4MLB--
    19Darnell Coles3B-RF6-1185R-R251983SEA: 1980-1-6MLB--
    41Darrell Evans3B-1B6-2205L-R401969PHI: 1967-3-55MLB--
    23Kirk GibsonOF6-3215L-L301979DET: 1978-1-12MLB--
    30Johnny GrubbOF6-3188L-R381972SDN: 1971-1-23MLB--
    17Terry HarperOF6-4195R-R321980ATL: 1973-16-370MLB--
    8Mike HeathC5-11190R-R321978NYA: 1973-2-37MLB--
    39Mike HennemanP6-4195R-R251987DET: 1984-4-104MLB--
    21Willie HernandezP6-3180L-L321977UDFAMLB--
    31Larry HerndonOF6-3195R-R331974SLN: 1971-3-54MLB--
    45Bryan KellyP6-2195R-R281986DET: 1981-6-146MLB--
    25Eric KingP6-2215R-R231986UDFAMLB--
    34Chet LemonOF6-0190R-R321975OAK: 1972-1-22MLB--
    12Dwight LowryC6-3210L-R291984DET: 1980-11-278MLB--
    24Scott LusaderRF-LF5-10165L-L221987DET: 1985-6-158MLB--
    42Morris MaddenP6-0155L-L261987LAN: 1979-24-617MLB--
    7Bill Madlock3B5-11185R-R361973WS2: 1970-5-97MLB--
    24Orlando MercadoC6-0195R-R251982UDFAMLB--
    47Jack MorrisP6-3200R-R321977DET: 1976-5-98MLB--
    17Jim Morrison3B-2B5-11186R-R341977PHI: 1974-5-99MLB--
    33Matt NokesC6-1190L-R231985SFN: 1981-20-503MLB--
    27Dickie NolesP6-2190R-R301979PHI: 1975-4-84MLB--
    46Dan PetryP6-4200R-R281979DET: 1976-4-74MLB--
    44Jeff RobinsonP6-6235R-R251987DET: 1983-3-69MLB--
    15Pat SheridanOF6-3175L-R291981KCA: 1979-3-73MLB--
    36Nate SnellP6-4190R-R341984ATL: 1975-22-519MLB--
    26Frank TananaP6-3195L-L331973CAL: 1971-1-13MLB--
    35Walt TerrellP6-2205L-R291982TEX: 1980-33-763MLB--
    30Mark ThurmondP6-0193L-L301983SDN: 1979-5-118MLB--
    38Tim TolmanOF-1B6-0195R-R311981HOU: 1978-12-297MLB--
    3Alan TrammellSS6-0175R-R291977DET: 1976-2-26MLB--
    32Jim Walewander2B-3B5-10160B-R251987DET: 1983-9-225MLB--
    1Lou Whitaker2B5-11160L-R301977DET: 1975-5-99MLB--

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