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1988 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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W-L Record: 88-74 .543
Rank: 2nd in American League East
Run Differential: 703-658 + 45
Roster Continuity 77.45% 9/26
Manager(s): Sparky Anderson
General Manager: Bill Lajoie
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Tiger Stadium
Payroll: $ 15,597,071 2/26
Attendance: 2,081,162 12/26
Playoffs: Did not qualify
Top Draft Pick: Rico Brogna (#26) 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

Frank Tanana (#13), Chet Lemon (#22), Billy Beane (#23)
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 1988 Detroit Tigers season
    UnifPlayerPosHtWtB-TAgeBornPlaceDraft InfoHigh LevelCurrent TeamStatus
    19Doyle AlexanderP6-3200R-R371971LAN: 1968-9-185MLB--
    4Bill BeanLF-RF6-0185L-L241987DET: 1986-4-99MLB--
    29Billy BeaneOF6-4195R-R261984NYN: 1980-1-23MLB--
    14Dave Bergman1B6-2190L-L351975NYA: 1974-2-36MLB--
    16Tom Brookens3B5-10170R-R341979DET: 1975-1-4MLB--
    30Ivan DeJesusSS5-11175R-R351974Not draftedMLB--
    41Darrell Evans3B-1B6-2205L-R411969PHI: 1967-3-55MLB--
    48Paul GibsonP6-0185R-L281988CIN: 1978-3-70MLB--
    8Mike HeathC5-11190R-R331978NYA: 1973-2-37MLB--
    17Don HeinkelP6-0185L-R281988DET: 1982-30-752MLB--
    39Mike HennemanP6-4195R-R261987DET: 1984-4-104MLB--
    21Willie HernandezP6-3180L-L331977Not draftedMLB--
    31Larry HerndonOF6-3195R-R341974SLN: 1971-3-56MLB--
    27Mark HuismannP6-3195R-R301983CHN: 1979-23-581MLB--
    25Eric KingP6-2215R-R241986Not draftedMLB--
    22Ray Knight3B-1B6-2185R-R351974CIN: 1970-10-238MLB--
    34Chet LemonOF6-0190R-R331975OAK: 1972-1-22MLB--
    23Torey Lovullo2B-3B6-0185B-R221988DET: 1987-5-131MLB--
    7Scott LusaderRF-LF5-10165L-L231987DET: 1985-6-158MLB--
    9Fred LynnOF6-1190L-L361974BOS: 1973-2-41MLB--
    47Jack MorrisP6-3200R-R331977DET: 1976-5-98MLB--
    9Jim Morrison3B-2B5-11186R-R351977PHI: 1974-5-99MLB--
    40Dwayne MurphyOF6-1185L-R331978OAK: 1973-15-359MLB--
    33Matt NokesC6-1190L-R241985SFN: 1981-20-503MLB--
    24Gary PettisCF-OF6-1160B-R301982CAL: 1979-6-141MLB--
    43Ted PowerP6-4225R-R331981LAN: 1976-5-115MLB--
    44Jeff RobinsonP6-6235R-R261987DET: 1983-3-69MLB--
    12Luis Salazar3B5-9185R-R321980Not draftedMLB--
    49Steve SearcyP6-1185L-L241988DET: 1985-3-80MLB--
    15Pat SheridanOF6-3175L-R301981KCA: 1979-3-73MLB--
    26Frank TananaP6-3195L-L341973CAL: 1971-1-13MLB--
    35Walt TerrellP6-2205L-R301982TEX: 1980-33-764MLB--
    3Alan TrammellSS6-0175R-R301977DET: 1976-2-26MLB--
    36Mike TrujilloP6-1180R-R281985CHA: 1982-7-172MLB--
    32Jim Walewander2B-3B5-10160B-R261987DET: 1983-9-225MLB--
    1Lou Whitaker2B5-11160L-R311977DET: 1975-5-99MLB--

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