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[edit] 1966 Detroit Tigers / Franchise: Detroit Tigers / BR Team Page

Record: 88-74, Finished 3rd in American League (1966 AL)

Managed by Chuck Dressen (16-10), Bob Swift (32-25), and Frank Skaff (40-39)

Ballpark: Tiger Stadium

[edit] Standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Baltimore Orioles 97 63 .606 --
Minnesota Twins 89 73 .549 9
Detroit Tigers 88 74 .543 10
Chicago White Sox 83 79 .512 15
Cleveland Indians 81 81 .500 17
California Angels 80 82 .494 18
Kansas City Athletics 74 86 .463 23
Washington Senators 71 88 .447 25.5
Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 26
New York Yankees 70 89 .440 26.5

[edit] History, Comments, Contributions

The 1966 Detroit Tigers lost two managers during the course of the year. Chuck Dressen suffered a heart attack on May 16th and was replaced by coach Bob Swift. Dressen died three months later. In July, Swift was hospitalized and replaced by coach Frank Skaff. Swift was diagnosed with lung cancer and died on October 16th.

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