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1928 Detroit Tigers

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1927 / 1929

68-86, Finished 6th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: George Moriarty (68-86)
Scored 744 runs, Allowed 804 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 72-82

Ballparks: Navin Field · Attendance: 474,323 (4th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 102, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 100


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1927 / 1929 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 Pinky Hargrave# 32 121 359 320 38 88 13 5 10 63 4 1 32 28 .275 .343 .441 .783 103 141 1 6
2 1B Bill Sweeney 23 89 329 309 47 78 15 5 0 19 12 8 15 28 .252 .287 .333 .620 61 103 0 5
3 2B Charlie Gehringer* 25 154 691 603 108 193 29 16 6 74 15 9 69 22 .320 .395 .451 .846 120 272 6 13
4 SS Jackie Tavener* 30 132 529 473 59 123 24 15 5 52 13 8 33 51 .260 .314 .406 .720 86 192 4 19
5 3B Marty McManus 28 139 566 500 78 144 37 5 8 73 11 13 51 32 .288 .355 .430 .785 104 215 1 13
6 OF Harry Heilmann 33 151 632 558 83 183 38 10 14 107 7 3 57 45 .328 .390 .507 .897 132 283 0 18
7 OF Bob Fothergill 30 111 386 347 49 110 28 10 3 63 8 3 24 19 .317 .366 .481 .848 119 167 3 10
8 OF Harry Rice* 26 131 574 510 87 154 21 12 6 81 20 12 44 27 .302 .360 .425 .785 104 217 2 17
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 OF Al Wingo* 30 87 290 242 30 69 13 2 2 30 2 2 40 17 .285 .389 .380 .769 101 92 1 4
10 3B Jack Warner 24 75 229 206 33 44 4 4 0 13 4 5 16 15 .214 .274 .272 .545 42 56 1 6
11 C Larry Woodall 33 65 216 186 19 39 7 1 0 13 3 1 24 10 .210 .300 .258 .558 47 48 0 6
12 IF Chick Galloway 31 53 169 148 17 39 5 2 1 17 7 3 15 3 .264 .331 .345 .676 76 51 0 6
13 OF Paul Easterling 22 43 124 114 17 37 7 1 3 12 2 1 8 24 .325 .374 .482 .856 122 55 1 1
14 OF John Stone* 22 26 122 113 20 40 10 3 2 21 1 0 5 8 .354 .387 .549 .935 141 62 1 3
15 1B Johnny Neun# 27 36 116 108 15 23 3 1 0 5 2 2 7 10 .213 .261 .259 .520 36 28 0 1
16 C Merv Shea 27 39 97 85 8 20 2 3 0 9 2 1 9 11 .235 .316 .329 .645 68 28 1 2
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
17 P Ownie Carroll 25 43 114 98 7 19 3 1 0 9 0 1 7 14 .194 .248 .245 .493 29 24 0 9
18 P Earl Whitehill* 29 31 75 67 4 13 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 11 .194 .250 .194 .444 17 13 0 3
19 P Vic Sorrell 27 29 63 55 2 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 14 .109 .109 .145 .255 -34 8 0 6
20 P Elam Vangilder 32 38 59 58 4 15 0 0 2 6 0 0 0 11 .259 .259 .362 .621 60 21 0 1
21 P Sam Gibson* 28 20 45 42 4 12 1 0 0 6 0 0 2 2 .286 .318 .310 .628 64 13 0 1
22 P Lil Stoner 29 36 44 39 4 7 2 0 0 3 0 0 1 6 .179 .220 .231 .450 17 9 1 3
23 P Josh Billings 20 21 42 35 7 10 2 1 0 5 0 0 3 6 .286 .342 .400 .742 93 14 0 4
24 P Ken Holloway 30 30 38 33 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 .121 .121 .182 .303 -22 6 0 5
25 P George Smith 26 39 29 27 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .111 .143 .111 .254 -33 3 0 1
26 P Phil Page 22 3 9 9 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .222 .222 .222 .444 16 2 0 0
27 P Charlie Sullivan* 25 3 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
Team Totals 28.1 154 5951 5289 744 1475 268 97 62 686 113 73 468 433 .279 .340 .401 .742 92 2123 23 163
Rank in 8 AL teams 4 4 5 6 1 4 2 7 5 3 5 5 3 3 3 6
Non-Pitcher Totals 28.2 154 5429 4822 708 1384 256 95 60 652 113 72 449 350 .287 .350 .417 .767 99 2010 22 130
Pitcher Totals 27.2 154 522 467 36 91 12 2 2 34 0 1 19 83 .195 .228 .242 .470 22 113 1 33
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 Ownie Carroll 25 16 12 .571 3.27 4.02 34 28 5 19 2 2 231.0 219 100 84 6 87 51 7 0 3 966 126 1.325 8.5 0.2 3.4 2.0 0.59
2 SP Earl Whitehill* 29 11 16 .407 4.31 3.70 31 30 1 12 1 0 196.1 214 131 94 8 78 93 1 0 0 880 96 1.487 9.8 0.4 3.6 4.3 1.19
3 SP Vic Sorrell 27 8 11 .421 4.79 4.35 29 23 4 8 0 0 171.0 182 106 91 9 83 67 5 0 3 769 86 1.550 9.6 0.5 4.4 3.5 0.81
4 SP Sam Gibson 28 5 8 .385 5.42 4.33 20 18 1 5 1 0 119.2 155 83 72 4 52 29 7 0 1 558 76 1.730 11.7 0.3 3.9 2.2 0.56
5 SP Josh Billings 20 5 10 .333 5.12 4.24 21 16 3 3 1 0 110.2 118 83 63 4 59 48 5 0 4 510 81 1.599 9.6 0.3 4.8 3.9 0.81
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
6 CL Elam Vangilder 32 11 10 .524 3.91 4.05 38 11 21 7 0 5 156.1 163 82 68 4 68 43 3 0 2 692 105 1.478 9.4 0.2 3.9 2.5 0.63
7 RP Lil Stoner 29 5 8 .385 4.35 5.16 36 11 16 4 0 4 126.1 151 75 61 16 42 29 3 0 1 569 95 1.528 10.8 1.1 3.0 2.1 0.69
8 RP Ken Holloway 30 4 8 .333 4.34 3.51 30 11 15 5 0 2 120.1 137 67 58 2 32 32 5 1 2 531 95 1.404 10.2 0.1 2.4 2.4 1.00
9 RP George Smith 26 1 1 .500 4.42 3.67 39 2 21 0 0 3 106.0 103 55 52 3 50 54 0 0 2 457 94 1.443 8.7 0.3 4.2 4.6 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
10 Phil Page* 22 2 0 1.000 2.45 4.59 3 2 1 2 0 0 22.0 21 9 6 1 10 3 0 0 1 93 171 1.409 8.6 0.4 4.1 1.2 0.30
11 Charlie Sullivan 25 0 2 .000 6.57 5.10 3 2 1 0 0 0 12.1 18 12 9 1 6 2 0 0 0 59 65 1.946 13.1 0.7 4.4 1.5 0.33
Team Totals 27.3 68 86 .442 4.32 4.12 154 154 89 65 5 16 1372.0 1481 803 658 58 567 451 36 1 19 6084 96 1.493 9.7 0.4 3.7 3.0 0.80
Rank in 8 AL teams 6 3 6 8 6 2 6 4 7 6 4 8 5
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
Josh Billings 20 21 16 3 28 5 22 1 1 .964 1.29 P
Ownie Carroll 25 39 32 22 92 27 60 5 2 .946 2.23 P-OF
Paul Easterling 22 34 28 26 76 68 2 6 0 .921 2.06 OF
Bob Fothergill 30 89 84 76 193 179 6 8 0 .959 2.06 OF
Chick Galloway 31 45 36 34 172 77 84 11 14 .936 3.58 SS-3B-1B-OF
Charlie Gehringer 25 154 154 154 919 377 507 35 101 .962 5.74 2B
Sam Gibson 28 20 18 5 32 7 24 1 2 .969 1.55 P
Pinky Hargrave 32 87 72 68 344 301 35 8 5 .977 3.82 6 42 23 35% 41% C
Harry Heilmann 33 150 149 144 492 449 34 9 22 .982 3.22 OF-1B
Ken Holloway 30 30 11 5 44 7 34 3 2 .932 1.37 P
Marty McManus 28 133 127 119 723 491 213 19 45 .974 5.06 3B-1B-SS
Johnny Neun 27 25 21 20 201 180 16 5 16 .975 7.84 1B
Phil Page 22 3 2 2 9 4 5 0 3 1.000 3.00 P
Harry Rice 26 129 129 123 373 348 11 14 0 .962 2.74 OF-3B
Merv Shea 27 30 26 17 123 93 24 6 2 .951 3.90 2 10 15 60% 41% C
George Smith 26 39 2 0 23 8 13 2 0 .913 0.54 P
Vic Sorrell 27 29 23 8 37 3 28 6 2 .838 1.07 P
John Stone 22 26 26 26 53 49 2 2 0 .962 1.96 OF
Lil Stoner 29 36 11 4 26 4 19 3 2 .885 0.64 P
Charlie Sullivan 25 3 2 0 4 0 3 1 1 .750 1.00 P
Bill Sweeney 23 77 74 61 740 680 55 5 51 .993 9.42 1B-OF
Jackie Tavener 30 131 130 125 749 302 405 42 81 .944 5.40 SS
Elam Vangilder 32 38 11 7 49 8 37 4 3 .918 1.18 P
Jack Warner 24 59 52 43 203 71 120 12 10 .941 3.24 3B-SS
Earl Whitehill 29 31 30 12 58 17 40 1 3 .983 1.84 P
Al Wingo 30 71 64 62 154 144 5 5 1 .968 2.10 OF
Larry Woodall 33 61 56 46 264 218 44 2 3 .992 4.23 4 34 25 42% 41% C
Team Totals 28.1 154 1386 1212 6181 4117 1848 216 372 .965 3.72 12 86 63 42% 41%
Rank in 8 AL teams 7 5 8
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
Josh Billings 20 21 42 -1 0 0 0 4 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .518 .502 0.4 0.0 4 1
Ownie Carroll 25 43 114 -11 -0 0 0 12 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 Amateur Free Agent 1/O78
Paul Easterling 22 43 124 3 0 0 -1 -2 0 0.0 5 5 0.5 .501 .500 0.6 -0.2 6 O7/98
Bob Fothergill 30 111 386 9 1 0 -1 -4 5 0.5 14 19 1.9 .504 .503 2.0 -0.5 20 $7,500 O79/8
Chick Galloway 31 53 169 -5 0 0 -3 2 -5 -0.5 6 1 0.1 .490 .497 0.4 -0.1 4 $8,000 Traded 65/37O
Charlie Gehringer* 25 154 691 20 0 0 -6 5 20 2.0 25 44 4.4 .512 .512 5.0 -0.1 50 $6,000 Free Agency *4
Sam Gibson* 28 20 45 -2 0 0 0 5 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .514 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $5,000 1
Pinky Hargrave# 32 121 359 1 1 0 0 3 4 0.5 13 18 1.8 .504 .503 1.8 0.3 18 $6,000 Traded 2
Harry Heilmann 33 151 632 26 1 0 -4 -7 16 1.6 24 40 4.0 .510 .510 4.3 -1.1 44 $18,750 Rule 5 Draft *9O3
Ken Holloway 30 30 38 -7 0 0 0 4 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 1
Marty McManus 28 139 566 3 -3 0 2 1 3 0.3 21 24 2.5 .502 .502 2.2 0.3 22 $10,000 Traded 53/6
Johnny Neun# 27 36 116 -10 -0 0 0 -1 -12 -1.2 4 -7 -0.7 .467 .493 -0.7 -0.1 -7 3
Phil Page 22 3 9 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .492 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
Harry Rice* 26 131 574 3 -0 0 -1 -3 -1 -0.1 21 20 2.1 .499 .499 2.1 -0.4 21 $8,000 Traded *8O/5
Merv Shea 27 39 97 -4 0 0 -1 1 -4 -0.4 4 -0 -0.1 .489 .497 0.0 -0.0 0 $5,000 2
George Smith 26 39 29 -6 0 0 0 3 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .494 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $3,600 1
Vic Sorrell 27 29 63 -13 0 0 0 7 -6 -0.6 0 -6 -0.6 .480 .496 -0.6 0.0 -6 Traded 1
John Stone* 22 26 122 6 0 0 0 -1 6 0.5 4 10 0.9 .521 .503 0.9 -0.1 10 $3,000 7O
Lil Stoner 29 36 44 -5 0 0 0 5 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $6,000 1
Charlie Sullivan* 25 3 4 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .477 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 /1
Bill Sweeney 23 89 329 -18 -0 0 3 -4 -19 -2.0 12 -7 -0.7 .478 .488 -1.0 -0.1 -10 $3,000 3/7O
Jackie Tavener* 30 132 529 -12 -0 0 -5 9 -8 -0.8 20 12 1.2 .494 .495 1.6 0.4 17 *6
Elam Vangilder 32 38 59 -4 0 0 0 6 3 0.2 0 3 0.2 .507 .502 0.2 0.0 3 Traded 1
Jack Warner 24 75 229 -17 -1 0 1 2 -15 -1.5 9 -7 -0.7 .479 .490 -0.8 0.3 -8 Traded 5/6
Earl Whitehill* 29 31 75 -8 0 0 0 8 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
Al Wingo* 30 87 290 2 -0 0 -3 -3 -4 -0.3 11 7 0.8 .496 .498 1.0 -0.6 10 O789
Larry Woodall 33 65 216 -14 0 0 1 2 -11 -1.1 8 -2 -0.2 .484 .493 -0.4 0.3 -4 2
Team Total 28.1 1745 5951 -66 -0 0 -18 56 -28 -2.8 202 174 17.4 .498 .500 18.7 -1.5 192 $89,850
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
Josh Billings 20 110.2 21 16 83 6.75 4.58 -0.12 0.00 102.5 4.81 -24 -2.2 1.0 -0.1 -1.1 -12 .395 .486
Ownie Carroll 25 231.0 34 28 100 3.90 4.75 -0.12 0.00 101.9 4.96 26 2.8 1.0 -0.1 5.0 53 .582 .517 Amateur Free Agent
Sam Gibson 28 119.2 20 18 83 6.24 4.76 -0.13 0.00 101.0 4.94 -18 -1.6 1.0 -0.1 -0.5 -4 .418 .490 $5,000
Ken Holloway 30 120.1 30 11 67 5.01 4.64 -0.13 0.00 101.8 4.85 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 0.9 11 .491 .498
Phil Page* 22 22.0 3 2 9 3.68 4.68 -0.12 0.00 104.0 4.99 3 0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.6 6 .611 .502
George Smith 26 105.0 39 2 55 4.71 5.01 -0.11 0.00 102.2 5.23 6 0.6 1.0 -0.0 1.6 18 .515 .504 $3,600
Vic Sorrell 27 170.1 29 23 106 5.60 4.94 -0.12 0.00 101.9 5.15 -9 -0.9 1.0 -0.1 0.8 10 .470 .495 Traded
Lil Stoner 29 125.1 36 11 75 5.39 4.87 -0.12 0.00 100.9 5.04 -5 -0.5 1.0 -0.1 0.8 9 .486 .497 $6,000
Charlie Sullivan 25 12.1 3 2 12 8.76 5.13 -0.13 0.00 102.1 5.37 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .363 .497
Elam Vangilder 32 158.0 38 11 82 4.67 4.99 -0.12 0.00 101.3 5.17 8 0.8 1.0 -0.1 2.4 26 .522 .505 Traded
Earl Whitehill* 29 196.0 31 30 131 6.02 4.78 -0.12 0.00 102.0 5.00 -23 -2.1 1.0 -0.1 -0.2 -1 .431 .487
Team Total 27.3 1370.2 284 154 803 5.27 4.82 -0.12 0.00 101.8 5.02 -43 -3.5 1.0 -0.6 10.1 113 .488 .499 $14,600
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1927 / 1929 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics