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1902 Detroit Tigers

Trades and Transactions

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1901 / 1903

52-83, Finished 7th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Frank Dwyer (52-83)
Scored 566 runs, Allowed 657 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 58-77

Ballparks: Bennett Park & Burns Park · Attendance: 189,469 (6th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
Batting - 104, Pitching - 104 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 101

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1901 / 1903 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from October 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.


Dick Harley jumped from the Cincinnati Reds.

March 19, 1902

Deacon McGuire jumped from the Brooklyn Superbas.

June 8, 1902 (Standings)

Released Jack Cronin.

July, 1902 (Standings)

Sold Harry Arndt to the Baltimore Orioles.

Sold Pop Dillon to the Baltimore Orioles.

July 17, 1902 (Standings)

Signed Erve Beck as a free agent.

July 21, 1902 (Standings)

Roscoe Miller jumped to the New York Giants.

September, 1902 (Standings)

Sold Sport McAllister to the Baltimore Orioles.

The Baltimore Orioles returned Sport McAllister following previous purchase.

October 25, 1902

Frank Kitson jumped from the Brooklyn Superbas.


Doc Casey jumped to the Chicago Cubs.

Sam Crawford jumped from the Cincinnati Reds.

Bill Donovan jumped from the Brooklyn Superbas.

Mal Eason jumped from the Boston Beaneaters.

Dick Harley jumped to the Chicago Cubs.

January 8, 1903

Sold Ed Siever to the St. Louis Browns.

February, 1903

Sold Ducky Holmes to the Washington Senators.

March 7, 1903

Traded Kid Gleason to the New York Giants. Received Heinie Smith.

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1901 / 1903 Trades and Transactions