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1917 Detroit Tigers

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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78-75, Finished 4th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Hughie Jennings (78-75)
Scored 639 runs, Allowed 577 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 84-69

Ballparks: Navin Field · Attendance: 457,289 (3rd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 100, Pitching - 99 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 97


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1916 / 1918 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Game Results

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 C Oscar Stanage 34 99 329 297 19 61 14 1 0 30 3 20 35 .205 .263 .259 .522 59 77 3 9
2 1B George Burns 24 119 443 407 42 92 14 10 1 40 3 15 33 .226 .264 .317 .581 77 129 6 14
3 2B Ralph Young# 28 141 599 503 64 116 18 2 1 35 8 61 35 .231 .317 .280 .598 82 141 3 31
4 SS Donie Bush# 29 147 673 581 112 163 18 3 0 24 34 80 40 .281 .370 .322 .691 111 187 2 10
5 3B Ossie Vitt 27 140 602 512 65 130 13 6 0 47 18 56 15 .254 .329 .303 .631 93 155 1 31
6 OF Harry Heilmann 22 150 623 556 57 156 22 11 5 86 11 41 54 .281 .333 .387 .720 120 215 3 19
7 OF Ty Cobb* 30 152 672 588 107 225 44 24 6 102 55 61 34 .383 .444 .570 1.014 209 335 4 16
8 OF Bobby Veach* 29 154 665 571 79 182 31 12 8 103 21 61 44 .319 .393 .457 .850 159 261 9 25
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
9 C Tubby Spencer 33 70 218 192 13 46 8 3 0 22 0 15 15 .240 .324 .313 .637 94 60 9 2
10 OF George Harper* 25 47 136 117 6 24 3 0 0 12 2 11 15 .205 .290 .231 .521 59 27 3 5
11 1B Sam Crawford* 37 61 113 104 6 18 4 0 2 12 0 4 6 .173 .204 .269 .473 44 28 0 4
12 IF Bob Jones* 27 46 83 77 16 12 1 2 0 2 3 4 8 .156 .198 .221 .418 28 17 0 2
13 IF Ben Dyer 24 30 70 67 6 14 5 0 0 0 3 2 17 .209 .232 .284 .515 57 19 0 2
14 C Archie Yelle 25 25 57 51 4 7 1 0 0 0 2 5 4 .137 .214 .157 .371 13 8 0 0
15 1B Babe Ellison 20 9 37 29 2 5 1 2 1 4 0 6 3 .172 .333 .448 .782 138 13 1 1
16 OF Fred Nicholson 22 13 18 14 4 4 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 .286 .333 .357 .690 111 5 0 2
17 OF Ira Flagstead 23 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
18 Frank Walker 22 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
19 2B Tony DeFate 22 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
20 P Hooks Dauss 27 38 103 87 7 11 3 0 0 2 0 13 24 .126 .240 .161 .401 22 14 0 3
21 P Bernie Boland 25 45 82 72 8 4 1 1 0 2 0 4 19 .056 .105 .097 .202 -38 7 0 5
22 P Howard Ehmke 23 35 74 69 3 17 2 0 0 2 0 4 13 .246 .288 .275 .563 72 19 0 1
23 P Bill James# 30 34 68 57 7 12 0 0 0 2 0 10 20 .211 .328 .211 .539 65 12 0 2
24 P Willie Mitchell 27 31 66 59 3 7 0 0 0 4 0 1 11 .119 .148 .119 .266 -19 7 1 4
25 P George Cunningham 22 44 39 34 5 6 0 0 1 3 0 3 13 .176 .243 .265 .508 55 9 0 2
26 P Harry Coveleski# 31 16 23 22 2 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .227 .227 .227 .455 39 5 0 1
27 P Deacon Jones 24 24 21 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 8 .000 .211 .000 .211 -35 0 0 2
28 P Johnny Couch* 26 3 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .200 .000 .200 -39 0 0 0
Team Totals 27.7 154 5827 5093 639 1317 204 77 25 535 163 483 476 .259 .328 .344 .672 105 1750 45 193
Rank in 8 AL teams 4 2 1 2 2 2 4 5 2 1 2 1 1 1 2
Non-Pitcher Totals 27.9 154 5346 4674 603 1255 198 76 24 520 163 443 363 .269 .338 .359 .696 112 1677 44 173
Pitcher Totals 26.1 154 481 419 36 62 6 1 1 15 0 40 113 .148 .224 .174 .398 22 73 1 20
Rk Pos Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown; OPS_lg for OPS+ does not include pitchers.

Team Pitching

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Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Hooks Dauss 27 17 14 .548 2.43 2.69 37 31 5 22 6 2 270.2 243 105 73 3 87 102 7 1 4 1085 109 1.219 8.1 0.1 2.9 3.4 1.17
2 SP Bernie Boland 25 16 11 .593 2.68 2.79 43 28 13 13 3 6 238.0 192 89 71 0 95 89 6 0 0 952 98 1.206 7.3 0.0 3.6 3.4 0.94
3 SP Howard Ehmke 23 10 15 .400 2.97 2.93 35 25 10 13 4 2 206.0 174 84 68 3 88 90 5 0 4 808 89 1.272 7.6 0.1 3.8 3.9 1.02
4 SP Bill James 30 13 10 .565 2.09 3.40 34 23 5 10 2 1 198.0 163 71 46 2 96 62 12 0 2 821 126 1.308 7.4 0.1 4.4 2.8 0.65
5 SP Willie Mitchell* 27 12 8 .600 2.19 2.49 30 22 7 12 5 0 185.1 172 66 45 2 46 80 13 0 0 747 121 1.176 8.4 0.1 2.2 3.9 1.74
6 SP Harry Coveleski* 31 4 6 .400 2.61 2.52 16 11 1 2 0 0 69.0 70 39 20 0 14 15 2 0 1 280 102 1.217 9.1 0.0 1.8 2.0 1.07
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
7 RP George Cunningham 22 2 7 .222 2.91 2.93 44 8 25 4 0 4 139.0 113 72 45 2 51 49 4 0 4 553 91 1.180 7.3 0.1 3.3 3.2 0.96
8 RP Deacon Jones 24 4 4 .500 2.92 2.78 24 6 9 2 0 0 77.0 69 34 25 0 26 28 6 0 3 302 91 1.234 8.1 0.0 3.0 3.3 1.08
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
9 Johnny Couch 26 0 0 2.70 2.34 3 0 1 0 0 0 13.1 13 6 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 52 102 1.050 8.8 0.0 0.7 0.7 1.00
Team Totals 26.0 78 75 .510 2.56 2.84 154 154 76 78 20 15 1396.1 1209 566 397 12 504 516 55 1 18 5600 103 1.227 7.8 0.1 3.2 3.3 1.02
Rank in 8 AL teams 4 5 4 5 3 3 6 2 6 4 2 5 4
Rk Pos Age W L W-L% ERA FIP G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown

Team Fielding--Totals

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Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Bernie Boland 25 44 28 13 83 9 72 2 0 .976 1.84 P-OF
George Burns 24 104 103 103 1196 1127 57 12 44 .990 11.38 1B
Donie Bush 29 147 147 140 755 281 423 51 41 .932 4.79 SS
Ty Cobb 30 152 150 147 411 373 27 11 9 .973 2.63 OF
Johnny Couch 26 3 0 0 8 1 6 1 0 .875 2.33 P
Harry Coveleski 31 16 11 2 37 3 30 4 1 .892 2.06 P
Sam Crawford 37 18 17 17 169 165 2 2 5 .988 9.28 1B-OF
George Cunningham 22 44 8 4 51 4 43 4 3 .922 1.07 P
Hooks Dauss 27 38 32 22 114 10 100 4 2 .965 2.89 P-OF
Tony DeFate 22 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 2B
Ben Dyer 24 22 15 14 81 25 46 10 4 .877 3.23 SS-3B
Howard Ehmke 23 35 25 13 86 14 68 4 1 .953 2.34 P
Babe Ellison 20 9 9 9 101 98 1 2 5 .980 11.00 1B
Ira Flagstead 23 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 OF
George Harper 25 33 28 25 51 48 2 1 0 .980 1.61 OF
Harry Heilmann 22 150 150 146 519 466 40 13 13 .975 3.37 OF-1B
Bill James 30 34 23 10 70 4 61 5 1 .929 1.91 P
Bob Jones 27 26 18 18 89 26 57 6 2 .933 3.19 2B-3B
Deacon Jones 24 24 6 2 32 1 30 1 0 .969 1.29 P
Willie Mitchell 27 31 23 12 55 11 40 4 2 .927 1.65 P-OF
Fred Nicholson 22 3 3 3 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 1.00 OF
Tubby Spencer 33 62 56 43 314 250 57 7 10 .978 4.95 8 55 40 42% 45% C
Oscar Stanage 34 95 85 73 484 385 88 11 13 .977 4.98 10 101 61 38% 45% C
Bobby Veach 29 154 154 154 390 356 17 17 5 .956 2.42 OF
Ossie Vitt 27 140 140 139 451 164 260 27 18 .940 3.03 3B
Archie Yelle 25 24 13 11 80 62 16 2 1 .975 3.25 3 16 11 41% 45% C
Ralph Young 28 141 141 135 782 300 449 33 46 .958 5.31 2B
Team Totals 27.5 154 1386 1255 6413 4186 1993 234 226 .964 3.99 21 172 112 39% 45%
Rank in 8 AL teams 4 8 4
Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Batters

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Bernie Boland 25 45 82 -12 0 0 0 6 -6 -0.8 0 -6 -0.8 .483 .495 -0.8 -0.0 -6 1/O
George Burns 24 119 443 -11 0 0 3 -4 -12 -1.5 17 5 0.3 .488 .491 -0.1 -0.1 2 *3
Donie Bush# 29 147 673 10 -0 0 -9 10 10 1.2 23 34 3.6 .508 .508 4.8 0.1 43 Rule 5 Draft *6
Ty Cobb* 30 152 672 70 4 0 6 -5 76 8.8 24 100 11.3 .558 .555 10.6 0.1 94 $20,000 Purchased *O89
Johnny Couch* 26 3 5 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .491 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
Harry Coveleski# 31 16 23 -2 0 0 0 2 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 Purchased 1
Sam Crawford* 37 61 113 -6 0 0 -1 -1 -8 -1.0 4 -4 -0.5 .484 .494 -0.4 -0.2 -3 $7,500 Jumped Lgs 3/O9
George Cunningham 22 44 39 -2 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 Purchased 1
Hooks Dauss 27 38 103 -8 0 0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .498 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 Purchased 1/8O
Tony DeFate 22 3 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .481 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 /4
Ben Dyer 24 30 70 -4 0 0 -1 1 -3 -0.4 3 -0 -0.1 .487 .498 0.0 0.0 0 Rule 5 Draft 6/5
Howard Ehmke 23 35 74 -2 0 0 0 5 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .510 .502 0.3 0.0 3 Purchased 1
Babe Ellison 20 9 37 1 0 0 -1 -0 0 0.0 1 2 0.2 .502 .500 0.3 -0.2 2 Purchased /3
Ira Flagstead 23 4 4 -1 0 0 0 -0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .472 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 /O9
George Harper* 25 47 136 -5 -0 0 0 -2 -7 -0.9 5 -2 -0.3 .482 .495 -0.3 -0.2 -2 O9/8
Harry Heilmann 22 150 623 11 -1 0 -2 -7 2 0.2 23 25 2.7 .501 .501 2.9 -1.1 27 Rule 5 Draft *O983
Bill James# 30 34 68 -2 0 0 0 5 2 0.3 0 2 0.3 .509 .502 0.3 0.0 2 Traded 1
Bob Jones* 27 46 83 -6 0 0 1 0 -5 -0.6 3 -2 -0.3 .487 .496 -0.4 0.2 -3 4/5
Deacon Jones 24 24 21 -3 0 0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .495 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
Willie Mitchell 27 31 66 -8 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .486 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 Waivers 1/8O
Fred Nicholson 22 13 18 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 1 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 /O98
Tubby Spencer 33 70 218 -1 0 0 1 3 4 0.5 8 12 1.4 .507 .503 1.2 0.5 11 2
Oscar Stanage 34 99 329 -14 -0 0 1 5 -8 -1.0 12 5 0.3 .491 .494 0.2 0.7 4 Purchased 2
Bobby Veach* 29 154 665 39 -1 0 4 -8 34 4.0 24 58 6.6 .526 .525 6.1 -0.5 54 Purchased *7O
Ossie Vitt 27 140 602 -2 -1 0 -4 5 -2 -0.3 22 20 2.0 .498 .498 2.5 0.1 24 Rule 5 Draft *5
Frank Walker 22 2 2 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .472 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0
Archie Yelle 25 25 57 -5 0 0 0 1 -4 -0.5 2 -2 -0.2 .481 .497 -0.2 0.1 -2 2
Ralph Young# 28 141 599 -8 -1 0 1 1 -7 -0.9 22 15 1.5 .494 .495 1.4 0.2 14 *4
Team Total 27.7 1682 5827 29 2 0 -1 34 63 6.8 197 260 27.4 .504 .506 27.7 -0.3 261 $27,500
Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary

Team Player Value--Pitchers

League Register · WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Bernie Boland 25 237.0 43 28 89 3.38 3.46 -0.01 0.00 100.2 3.48 2 0.2 1.0 -0.2 2.5 22 .505 .501
Johnny Couch 26 13.1 3 0 6 4.05 3.55 -0.01 0.00 98.0 3.48 -1 -0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.0 0 .465 .499
Harry Coveleski* 31 68.0 16 11 39 5.16 3.59 -0.01 0.00 98.2 3.53 -13 -1.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.8 -7 .412 .491 Purchased
George Cunningham 22 138.0 44 8 72 4.70 3.61 -0.01 0.00 100.2 3.63 -17 -2.0 1.0 -0.1 -0.6 -5 .455 .488 Purchased
Hooks Dauss 27 270.2 37 31 105 3.49 3.53 -0.01 0.00 99.4 3.52 -0 -0.0 1.0 -0.2 2.5 23 .500 .500 Purchased
Howard Ehmke 23 206.0 35 25 84 3.67 3.60 -0.01 0.00 99.0 3.57 -3 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 1.6 15 .490 .498 Purchased
Bill James 30 198.0 34 23 71 3.23 3.57 -0.01 0.00 100.0 3.57 7 0.9 1.0 -0.1 2.7 24 .525 .505 Traded
Deacon Jones 24 77.0 24 6 34 3.97 3.71 -0.01 0.00 99.4 3.69 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.4 4 .487 .498
Willie Mitchell* 27 185.1 30 22 66 3.21 3.58 -0.01 0.00 99.4 3.56 7 0.8 1.0 -0.1 2.6 23 .528 .505 Waivers
Team Total 26.0 1393.1 266 154 566 3.66 3.56 -0.01 0.00 99.6 3.55 -20 -2.2 1.0 -1.0 10.9 100 .492 .498
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1916 / 1918 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics