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1970 Detroit Tigers

1970 > Class Major League > 1970 American League (East)
Overall: 79-83
Scored 666 runs, Allowed 731 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-88

Affiliation: none or n/a
Manager: Mayo Smith
Represented: Detroit, MI
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1969 / 1971

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Gates Brown* 31 81 148 124 18 28 3 0 3 24 0 0 20 14 .226 .331 .323 .654 40 3 1 0 3 0
2 Ike Brown 28 56 113 94 17 27 5 0 4 15 0 0 13 26 .287 .376 .468 .844 44 2 1 4 1 0
3 Les Cain* 22 29 72 68 2 11 1 0 1 9 0 0 1 18 .162 .174 .221 .395 15 1 0 3 0 0
4 Norm Cash* 35 130 452 370 58 96 18 2 15 53 0 1 72 58 .259 .383 .441 .823 163 16 5 0 5 6
5 Kevin Collins* 23 25 25 24 2 5 1 0 1 3 0 0 1 10 .208 .240 .375 .615 9 0 0 0 0 0
6 Bill Freehan 28 117 458 395 44 95 17 3 16 52 0 3 52 48 .241 .332 .420 .752 166 11 4 3 4 5
7 Cesar Gutierrez 27 135 451 415 40 101 11 6 0 22 4 3 18 39 .243 .275 .299 .573 124 8 1 14 3 6
8 John Hiller 27 47 25 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .000 .042 .000 .042 0 0 0 1 0 0
9 Willie Horton 27 96 404 371 53 113 18 2 17 69 0 1 28 43 .305 .354 .501 .855 186 7 2 0 3 6
10 Tim Hosley 23 7 13 12 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 6 .167 .154 .417 .571 5 0 0 0 1 0
11 Dalton Jones* 26 89 229 191 29 42 7 0 6 21 1 1 33 33 .220 .333 .351 .684 67 3 1 1 3 4
12 Al Kaline 35 131 555 467 64 130 24 4 16 71 2 2 77 49 .278 .377 .450 .826 210 20 1 3 7 5
13 Mike Kilkenny 25 37 44 39 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 19 .077 .075 .077 .152 3 0 0 4 1 0
14 Lerrin LaGrow 21 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 Gene Lamont* 23 15 48 44 3 13 3 1 1 4 0 0 2 9 .295 .340 .477 .818 21 0 1 1 0 0
16 Mickey Lolich# 29 42 101 82 4 11 0 0 0 3 1 0 12 29 .134 .245 .134 .379 11 3 0 7 0 0
17 Elliott Maddox 22 109 293 258 30 64 13 4 3 24 2 3 30 42 .248 .332 .364 .697 94 6 3 1 1 1
18 Dick McAuliffe* 30 146 639 530 73 124 21 1 12 50 5 6 101 62 .234 .358 .345 .704 183 1 3 3 2 7
19 Denny McLain 26 14 34 31 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 .065 .065 .097 .161 3 0 0 3 0 0
20 Norm McRae 22 19 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
21 Joe Niekro 25 39 88 66 8 13 3 1 0 7 0 0 7 17 .197 .274 .273 .547 18 0 0 15 0 0
22 Jim Northrup* 30 139 576 504 71 132 21 3 24 80 3 6 58 68 .262 .343 .458 .802 231 12 7 2 5 6
23 Daryl Patterson* 26 43 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0
24 Jim Price 28 52 156 132 12 24 4 0 5 15 0 0 21 23 .182 .290 .326 .616 43 6 0 1 2 0
25 Bob Reed 25 17 13 12 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 .083 .154 .083 .237 1 0 0 0 0 0
26 Dennis Saunders# 21 8 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
27 Fred Scherman* 25 48 12 12 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 2 0 0 0 0 0
28 Mickey Stanley 27 142 623 568 83 143 21 11 13 47 10 1 45 56 .252 .305 .396 .701 225 19 0 7 3 1
29 Ken Szotkiewicz* 23 47 98 84 9 9 1 0 3 9 0 0 12 29 .107 .216 .226 .443 19 1 0 1 1 2
30 Tom Timmermann 30 61 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 Don Wert 31 128 419 363 34 79 13 0 6 33 1 3 44 56 .218 .307 .303 .610 110 13 4 5 3 7
32 Earl Wilson 35 18 36 31 2 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 2 16 .194 .235 .323 .558 10 1 0 2 1 0
32 Players 28.7 162 6199 5377 666 1282 207 38 148 619 29 30 656 825 .238 .322 .374 .696 2009 134 34 83 49 56
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Les Cain* 22 12 7 .632 3.84 29 29 0 5 0 0 180.2 167 92 77 15 98 1 156 7 1 9 793 1.467 8.3 0.7 4.9 7.8 1.59
2 John Hiller* 27 6 6 .500 3.03 47 5 18 1 1 3 104.0 82 39 35 12 46 4 89 2 0 3 432 1.231 7.1 1.0 4.0 7.7 1.93
3 Mike Kilkenny* 25 7 6 .538 5.16 36 21 5 3 0 0 129.0 141 77 74 10 70 0 105 2 1 3 588 1.636 9.8 0.7 4.9 7.3 1.50
4 Lerrin LaGrow 21 0 1 .000 7.30 10 0 2 0 0 0 12.1 16 11 10 2 6 0 7 0 0 1 59 1.784 11.7 1.5 4.4 5.1 1.17
5 Mickey Lolich* 29 14 19 .424 3.80 40 39 0 13 3 0 272.2 272 125 115 27 109 3 230 5 0 14 1181 1.397 9.0 0.9 3.6 7.6 2.11
6 Denny McLain 26 3 5 .375 4.63 14 14 0 1 0 0 91.1 100 51 47 19 28 0 52 3 1 0 402 1.401 9.9 1.9 2.8 5.1 1.86
7 Norm McRae 22 0 0 2.87 19 0 4 0 0 0 31.1 26 13 10 1 25 0 16 1 0 6 143 1.628 7.5 0.3 7.2 4.6 0.64
8 Joe Niekro 25 12 13 .480 4.06 38 34 2 6 2 0 213.0 221 107 96 28 72 4 101 3 0 1 914 1.376 9.3 1.2 3.0 4.3 1.40
9 Daryl Patterson 26 7 1 .875 4.85 43 0 14 0 0 2 78.0 81 47 42 9 39 1 55 5 1 6 351 1.538 9.3 1.0 4.5 6.3 1.41
10 Bob Reed 25 2 4 .333 4.86 16 4 4 0 0 2 46.1 54 25 25 5 14 0 26 0 0 1 201 1.468 10.5 1.0 2.7 5.1 1.86
11 Jerry Robertson 26 0 0 3.68 11 0 5 0 0 0 14.2 19 8 6 1 5 1 11 0 0 1 69 1.636 11.7 0.6 3.1 6.8 2.20
12 Dennis Saunders 21 1 1 .500 3.21 8 0 4 0 0 1 14.0 16 5 5 1 5 1 8 1 0 0 64 1.500 10.3 0.6 3.2 5.1 1.60
13 Fred Scherman* 25 4 4 .500 3.23 48 0 20 0 0 1 69.2 61 28 25 5 28 3 58 1 1 6 290 1.278 7.9 0.6 3.6 7.5 2.07
14 Tom Timmermann 30 6 7 .462 4.11 61 0 43 0 0 27 85.1 90 44 39 3 34 11 49 2 0 4 378 1.453 9.5 0.3 3.6 5.2 1.44
15 Earl Wilson 35 4 6 .400 4.41 18 16 0 4 1 0 96.0 87 53 47 15 32 1 74 2 0 0 404 1.240 8.2 1.4 3.0 6.9 2.31
15 Players 26.5 79 83 .488 4.09 162 162 129 33 9 39 1447.1 1443 731 658 153 623 31 1045 35 5 56 6319 1.427 9.0 1.0 3.9 6.5 1.68
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Bill Freehan 114 742 42 2 6 .997 6.88 8 41 36 47%
Jim Price 38 266 8 6 2 .979 7.21 4 19 7 27%
Gene Lamont 15 87 8 0 0 1.000 6.33 3 7 5 42%
Tim Hosley 4 22 3 0 0 1.000 6.25 0 1 3 75%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Norm Cash 114 868 70 10 76 .989 8.23
Al Kaline 52 374 31 4 39 .990 7.79
Dalton Jones 10 43 4 0 4 1.000 4.70
Mickey Stanley 9 67 6 1 10 .986 8.11
Kevin Collins 1 5 1 0 0 1.000 6.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dick McAuliffe 127 280 333 16 75 .975 4.83
Dalton Jones 35 59 70 2 18 .985 3.69
Ike Brown 23 41 31 5 8 .935 3.13
Don Wert 2 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.50
Elliott Maddox 1 2 1 0 1 1.000 3.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Don Wert 117 94 191 14 20 .953 2.44
Elliott Maddox 40 41 83 11 8 .919 3.10
Dalton Jones 18 9 25 2 4 .944 1.89
Dick McAuliffe 12 3 24 2 5 .931 2.25
Ike Brown 1 1 2 2 0 .600 3.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Cesar Gutierrez 135 183 326 23 60 .957 3.77
Ken Szotkiewicz 44 32 101 4 20 .971 3.02
Elliott Maddox 19 6 14 2 0 .909 1.05
Dick McAuliffe 15 16 34 3 3 .943 3.33

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Willie Horton 96 0.00
Jim Northrup 34 0.00
Elliott Maddox 28 0.00
Gates Brown 26 0.00
Ike Brown 3 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Mickey Stanley 132 0.00
Jim Northrup 39 0.00
Elliott Maddox 1 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Al Kaline 91 0.00
Jim Northrup 78 0.00
Elliott Maddox 9 0.00
Willie Horton 2 0.00
Ike Brown 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Northrup 136 284 4 2 1 .993 2.12
Mickey Stanley 132 317 3 0 0 1.000 2.42
Willie Horton 96 154 10 3 1 .982 1.71
Al Kaline 91 156 3 2 1 .988 1.75
Elliott Maddox 37 55 2 1 1 .983 1.54
Gates Brown 26 37 1 2 0 .950 1.46
Ike Brown 4 7 0 1 0 .875 1.75

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Tom Timmermann 61 7 10 1 0 .944 0.28
Fred Scherman 48 8 7 1 2 .938 0.31
John Hiller 47 3 10 0 0 1.000 0.28
Daryl Patterson 43 5 8 1 0 .929 0.30
Mickey Lolich 40 9 46 2 1 .965 1.38
Joe Niekro 38 17 35 1 1 .981 1.37
Mike Kilkenny 36 6 20 1 1 .963 0.72
Les Cain 29 8 24 2 0 .941 1.10
Norm McRae 19 3 7 2 1 .833 0.53
Earl Wilson 18 5 13 1 1 .947 1.00
Bob Reed 16 2 4 0 0 1.000 0.38
Denny McLain 14 7 14 0 1 1.000 1.50
Jerry Robertson 11 0 1 1 0 .500 0.09
Lerrin LaGrow 10 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.20
Dennis Saunders 8 2 5 0 0 1.000 0.88

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Gates Brown 31 L R 5' 11.0" 220 May 2, 1939 Crestline, OH, US 1970-04-11 1970-09-30
Ike Brown 28 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Apr 13, 1942 Memphis, TN, US 1970-04-17 1970-10-01
Les Cain 22 L L 6' 1.0" 200 Jan 13, 1948 San Luis Obispo, CA, US 1970-05-01 1970-09-15
Norm Cash 35 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Nov 10, 1934 Justiceburg, TX, US 1970-04-06 1970-09-30
Kevin Collins 23 L R 6' 1.0" 180 Aug 4, 1946 Springfield, MA, US 1970-08-02 1970-10-01
Bill Freehan 28 R R 6' 3.0" 203 Nov 29, 1941 Detroit, MI, US 1970-04-06 1970-08-30
Cesar Gutierrez 27 R R 5' 9.0" 155 Jan 26, 1943 Coro, Falcon, VE 1970-04-06 1970-10-01
John Hiller 27 R L 6' 1.0" 185 Apr 8, 1943 Toronto, ON, CA 1970-04-11 1970-10-01
Willie Horton 27 R R 5' 11.0" 209 Oct 18, 1942 Arno, VA, US 1970-04-06 1970-07-24
Tim Hosley 23 R R 5' 11.0" 185 May 10, 1947 Spartanburg, SC, US 1970-09-08 1970-10-01
Dalton Jones 26 L R 6' 1.0" 180 Dec 10, 1943 McComb, MS, US 1970-04-06 1970-10-01
Al Kaline 35 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Dec 19, 1934 Baltimore, MD, US 1970-04-06 1970-09-26
Mike Kilkenny 25 R L 6' 3.0" 175 Apr 11, 1945 Bradford, ON, CA 1970-04-07 1970-09-25
Lerrin LaGrow 21 R R 6' 5.0" 220 Jul 8, 1948 Phoenix, AZ, US 1970-07-28 1970-08-25
Gene Lamont 23 L R 6' 1.0" 195 Dec 25, 1946 Rockford, IL, US 1970-09-02 1970-09-30
Fred Lasher 28 R R 6' 3.0" 190 Aug 19, 1941 Poughkeepsie, NY, US 1970-04-07 1970-05-19
Mickey Lolich 29 S L 6' 1.0" 170 Sep 12, 1940 Portland, OR, US 1970-04-06 1970-09-29
Elliott Maddox 22 R R 5' 11.0" 180 Dec 21, 1947 East Orange, NJ, US 1970-04-07 1970-10-01
Dick McAuliffe 30 L R 5' 11.0" 176 Nov 29, 1939 Hartford, CT, US 1970-04-06 1970-09-30
Denny McLain 26 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Mar 29, 1944 Chicago, IL, US 1970-07-01 1970-08-26
Norm McRae 22 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Sep 26, 1947 Elizabeth, NJ, US 1970-05-15 1970-09-24
Russ Nagelson 25 L R 6' 0.0" 205 Sep 19, 1944 Cincinnati, OH, US 1970-06-21 1970-10-01
Joe Niekro 25 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Nov 7, 1944 Martins Ferry, OH, US 1970-04-08 1970-09-25
Jim Northrup 30 L R 6' 3.0" 190 Nov 24, 1939 Breckenridge, MI, US 1970-04-06 1970-09-30
Daryl Patterson 26 L R 6' 4.0" 192 Nov 21, 1943 Coalinga, CA, US 1970-04-07 1970-09-29
Jim Price 28 R R 6' 0.0" 192 Oct 13, 1941 Harrisburg, PA, US 1970-04-17 1970-09-24
Bob Reed 25 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Jan 12, 1945 Boston, MA, US 1970-07-16 1970-09-30
Jerry Robertson 26 S R 6' 2.0" 205 Oct 13, 1943 Winchester, KS, US 1970-04-07 1970-06-28
Dennis Saunders 21 S R 6' 3.0" 195 Jan 4, 1949 Alhambra, CA, US 1970-05-21 1970-06-12
Fred Scherman 25 L L 6' 1.0" 195 Jul 25, 1944 Dayton, OH, US 1970-05-01 1970-09-26
Mickey Stanley 27 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Jul 20, 1942 Grand Rapids, MI, US 1970-04-07 1970-10-01
Ken Szotkiewicz 23 L R 6' 0.0" 165 Feb 25, 1947 Wilmington, DE, US 1970-04-07 1970-09-21
Tom Timmermann 30 R R 6' 4.0" 215 May 12, 1940 Breese, IL, US 1970-04-07 1970-09-30
Don Wert 31 R R 5' 10.0" 162 Jul 29, 1938 Strasburg, PA, US 1970-04-06 1970-10-01
Earl Wilson 35 R R 6' 3.0" 216 Oct 2, 1934 Ponchatoula, LA, US 1970-04-07 1970-07-12

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