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1949 Detroit Tigers season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

1949 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Walter Briggs, Sr.
General manager(s)Billy Evans
Manager(s)Red Rolfe
Local televisionWWJ
(Harry Heilmann, Paul Williams, Ty Tyson)
Local radioWJBK
(Harry Heilmann, Van Patrick)
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The 1949 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 87–67, 10 games behind the New York Yankees.

Offseason

Regular season

Tigers third baseman George Kell beat Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox for the American League batting title by 0.0002 percentage points (.3429 to .3427).[2]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 97 57 0.630 54–23 43–34
Boston Red Sox 96 58 0.623 1 61–16 35–42
Cleveland Indians 89 65 0.578 8 49–28 40–37
Detroit Tigers 87 67 0.565 10 50–27 37–40
Philadelphia Athletics 81 73 0.526 16 52–25 29–48
Chicago White Sox 63 91 0.409 34 32–45 31–46
St. Louis Browns 53 101 0.344 44 36–41 17–60
Washington Senators 50 104 0.325 47 26–51 24–53


Record vs. opponents

1949 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston 17–5 8–14 15–7–1 9–13 14–8 15–7 18–4
Chicago 5–17 7–15 8–14 7–15 6–16 15–7 15–7
Cleveland 14–8 15–7 13–9 10–12 9–13 15–7 13–9
Detroit 7–15–1 14–8 9–13 11–11 14–8 14–8 18–4
New York 13–9 15–7 12–10 11–11 14–8 17–5–1 15–7
Philadelphia 8–14 16–6 13–9 8–14 8–14 12–10 16–6
St. Louis 7–15 7–15 7–15 8–14 5–17–1 10–12 9–13
Washington 4–18 7–15 9–13 4–18 7–15 6–16 13–9


Roster

1949 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Aaron Robinson 110 331 89 .269 13 56
1B Paul Campbell 87 255 71 .278 3 30
2B Neil Berry 109 329 78 .237 0 18
SS Johnny Lipon 127 439 110 .251 3 59
3B George Kell 134 522 179 .343 3 59
OF Johnny Groth 103 348 102 .293 11 73
OF Hoot Evers 132 432 131 .303 7 72
OF Vic Wertz 155 608 185 .304 20 133

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Don Kolloway 126 483 142 .294 2 47
Pat Mullin 104 310 83 .268 12 59
Eddie Lake 94 240 47 .196 1 15
Bob Swift 74 189 45 .238 2 18
Sam Vico 67 142 27 .190 4 18
Dick Wakefield 59 126 26 .206 6 19
Hank Riebe 17 33 6 .182 0 2
Jimmy Outlaw 5 4 1 .250 0 0
Don Lund 2 2 0 .000 0 0
Earl Rapp 1 0 0 .000 0 0
Bob Mavis 1 0 0 --- 0 0

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Hal Newhouser 38 292 18 11 3.36 144
Virgil Trucks 41 275 19 11 2.81 153
Art Houtteman 34 203.2 15 10 3.71 85
Ted Gray 34 195 10 10 3.51 96

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Fred Hutchinson 33 188.2 15 7 2.96 54
Lou Kretlow 25 76 3 2 6.16 40
Marlin Stuart 14 29.2 0 2 9.10 14

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Dizzy Trout 33 3 6 3 4.40 19
Marv Grissom 27 2 4 0 6.41 17
Stubby Overmire 14 1 3 0 9.87 3
Hal White 9 1 0 2 0.00 4
Saul Rogovin 5 0 1 0 14.29 2

Awards and honors

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens American Association Eddie Mayo
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Paul Richards
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Jack Saltzgaver
A Flint Arrows Central League Jack Tighe
A Williamsport Tigers Eastern League Gene Desautels
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Ace Parker
B Lynn Tigers New England League Pep Kennedy and Charles Webb
C Rome Colonels Canadian–American League Clyde Smoll
C Butler Tigers Middle Atlantic League Boom-Boom Beck
D Troy Tigers Alabama State League Bloomer Milner
D Thomasville Tigers Georgia–Florida League Ralph DiLullo
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Marv Olson

Lynn franchise folded, July 19, 1949

Notes

  1. ^ Marv Grissom at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p. 44, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7

References

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