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1938 Detroit Tigers

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1937 / 1939

84-70, Finished 4th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Mickey Cochrane (47-51) and Del Baker (37-19)
Scored 862 runs, Allowed 795 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 83-71

Ballparks: Briggs Stadium · Attendance: 799,557 (2nd of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 107, Pitching - 106 · one-year: Batting - 100, Pitching - 99


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1937 / 1939 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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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 Rudy York 24 135 557 463 86 138 27 2 33 127 1 2 92 74 .298 .417 .579 .995 140 268 2 0
2 1B Hank Greenberg 27 155 681 556 143 175 23 4 58 146 7 5 119 92 .315 .438 .683 1.122 169 380 3 3
3 2B Charlie Gehringer* 35 152 688 568 133 174 32 5 20 107 14 1 113 21 .306 .425 .486 .911 121 276 4 3
4 SS Billy Rogell# 33 136 597 501 76 130 22 8 3 55 9 2 86 37 .259 .373 .353 .727 78 177 5 5
5 3B Don Ross 23 77 297 265 22 69 7 1 1 30 1 0 29 11 .260 .333 .306 .639 57 81 0 3
6 OF Dixie Walker* 27 127 526 454 84 140 27 6 6 43 5 4 65 32 .308 .396 .434 .830 102 197 1 6
7 OF Pete Fox 29 155 675 634 91 186 35 10 7 96 16 7 31 39 .293 .328 .413 .742 80 262 2 8
8 OF Chet Morgan* 28 74 333 306 50 87 6 1 0 27 5 6 20 12 .284 .330 .310 .641 57 95 1 6
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 IF Mark Christman 24 95 347 318 35 79 6 4 1 44 5 2 27 21 .248 .307 .302 .609 49 96 0 2
10 OF Jo-Jo White* 29 78 240 206 40 54 6 1 0 15 3 4 30 15 .262 .359 .301 .660 62 62 1 3
11 OF Chet Laabs 26 64 229 211 26 50 7 3 7 37 3 2 15 52 .237 .288 .398 .686 65 84 0 3
12 C Birdie Tebbetts 25 53 158 143 16 42 6 2 1 25 1 2 12 13 .294 .348 .385 .733 78 55 0 3
13 3B Tony Piet 31 41 97 80 9 17 6 0 0 14 2 4 15 11 .213 .351 .288 .638 57 23 2 0
14 OF Roy Cullenbine# 24 25 79 67 12 19 1 3 0 9 2 0 12 9 .284 .392 .388 .780 91 26 0 0
15 C Ray Hayworth 34 8 22 19 1 4 0 0 0 5 1 0 3 4 .211 .318 .211 .529 31 4 0 0
16 IF Benny McCoy* 22 7 16 15 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .200 .250 .267 .517 26 4 0 0
17 George Archie 24 3 2 2 1 0 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
18 P Vern Kennedy* 31 37 87 79 10 23 3 0 0 8 0 0 1 11 .291 .300 .329 .629 53 26 0 7
19 P Elden Auker 27 27 65 57 6 5 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 24 .088 .161 .088 .249 -38 5 1 3
20 P Tommy Bridges 31 25 64 54 5 7 1 1 0 3 0 0 6 17 .130 .217 .185 .402 -1 10 0 4
21 P George Gill 29 24 62 57 4 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 15 .105 .105 .158 .263 -37 9 0 5
22 P Roxie Lawson 32 27 47 45 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 9 .044 .065 .044 .110 -73 2 0 1
23 P Boots Poffenberger 22 25 47 44 0 8 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 9 .182 .217 .182 .399 -2 8 0 1
24 P Harry Eisenstat* 22 32 46 36 4 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 16 .139 .225 .139 .364 -9 5 0 5
25 P Al Benton 27 19 35 33 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 .121 .121 .121 .242 -41 4 0 2
26 P Slick Coffman 27 39 28 24 2 4 1 0 0 5 0 0 3 7 .167 .259 .208 .468 15 5 0 1
27 P Jake Wade* 26 27 22 21 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .048 .091 .048 .139 -65 1 0 0
28 P Schoolboy Rowe 28 4 7 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .333 .500 19 2 0 1
29 P Bob Harris 23 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .333 .500 .333 .833 107 1 0 0
30 P Joe Rogalski 25 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
31 P Woody Davis* 25 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0
Team Totals 28.2 155 6060 5270 862 1434 219 52 137 804 76 41 693 579 .272 .359 .411 .770 87 2168 22 75
Rank in 8 AL teams 5 3 7 8 7 2 3 6 2 5 7 4 5 5 5 2
Non-Pitcher Totals 28.3 155 5544 4808 827 1367 212 50 137 780 75 41 670 446 .284 .374 .435 .809 96 2090 21 45
Pitcher Totals 27.9 155 516 462 35 67 7 2 0 24 1 0 23 133 .145 .187 .169 .356 -13 78 1 30
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 Vern Kennedy 31 12 9 .571 5.06 5.05 33 26 6 11 0 2 190.1 215 123 107 13 113 53 1 2 7 877 100 1.723 10.2 0.6 5.3 2.5 0.47
2 SP George Gill 29 12 9 .571 4.12 4.70 24 23 1 13 1 0 164.0 195 82 75 15 50 30 2 0 0 719 124 1.494 10.7 0.8 2.7 1.6 0.60
3 SP Elden Auker 27 11 10 .524 5.27 4.62 27 24 3 12 1 0 160.2 184 97 94 14 56 46 5 0 1 717 97 1.494 10.3 0.8 3.1 2.6 0.82
4 SP Tommy Bridges 31 13 9 .591 4.59 3.98 25 20 4 13 0 1 151.0 171 83 77 14 58 101 2 1 2 665 111 1.517 10.2 0.8 3.5 6.0 1.74
5 SP Roxie Lawson 32 8 9 .471 5.46 5.58 27 16 8 5 0 1 127.0 154 85 77 13 82 39 0 0 2 610 93 1.858 10.9 0.9 5.8 2.8 0.48
6 SP Boots Poffenberger 22 6 7 .462 4.82 4.94 25 15 6 8 1 1 125.0 147 74 67 8 66 28 2 0 2 569 105 1.704 10.6 0.6 4.8 2.0 0.42
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 Harry Eisenstat* 22 9 6 .600 3.73 3.78 32 9 17 5 0 4 125.1 131 60 52 7 29 37 1 0 2 527 136 1.277 9.4 0.5 2.1 2.7 1.28
8 RP Slick Coffman 27 4 4 .500 6.02 4.60 39 6 15 1 0 2 95.2 120 70 64 6 48 31 0 0 1 444 85 1.756 11.3 0.6 4.5 2.9 0.65
9 RP Al Benton 27 5 3 .625 3.30 4.85 19 10 3 6 0 0 95.1 93 40 35 10 39 33 1 0 3 409 154 1.385 8.8 0.9 3.7 3.1 0.85
10 RP Jake Wade* 26 3 2 .600 6.56 6.00 27 2 11 0 0 0 70.0 73 56 51 9 48 23 0 0 1 325 78 1.729 9.4 1.2 6.2 3.0 0.48
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
11 Schoolboy Rowe 28 0 2 .000 3.00 4.73 4 3 1 0 0 0 21.0 20 11 7 1 11 4 0 0 0 93 172 1.476 8.6 0.4 4.7 1.7 0.36
12 Bob Harris 23 1 0 1.000 7.20 2.72 3 1 2 1 0 0 10.0 14 9 8 0 4 7 0 0 1 48 73 1.800 12.6 0.0 3.6 6.3 1.75
13 Joe Rogalski 25 0 0 2.57 2.35 2 0 2 0 0 0 7.0 12 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 30 206 1.714 15.4 0.0 0.0 2.6
14 Woody Davis 25 0 0 1.50 4.59 2 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 3 1 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 23 356 1.167 4.5 0.0 6.0 1.5 0.25
Team Totals 27.7 84 70 .545 4.79 4.72 155 155 80 75 3 11 1348.1 1532 795 717 110 608 435 14 3 22 6056 106 1.587 10.2 0.7 4.1 2.9 0.72
Rank in 8 AL teams 4 5 5 3 7 5 4 6 5 5 6 5 7
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
Elden Auker 27 27 24 12 54 12 41 1 1 .981 1.96 P
Al Benton 27 19 10 6 29 3 25 1 0 .966 1.47 P
Tommy Bridges 31 25 20 13 29 8 19 2 0 .931 1.08 P
Mark Christman 24 88 87 83 348 132 206 10 31 .971 3.76 3B-SS
Slick Coffman 27 39 6 1 17 1 16 0 0 1.000 0.44 P
Roy Cullenbine 24 17 14 14 35 34 1 0 0 1.000 2.06 OF
Woody Davis 25 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.50 P
Harry Eisenstat 22 32 9 5 35 6 27 2 2 .943 1.03 P
Pete Fox 29 155 155 155 316 301 13 2 2 .994 2.03 OF
Charlie Gehringer 35 152 152 148 869 393 455 21 115 .976 5.58 2B
George Gill 29 24 23 13 36 3 32 1 1 .972 1.46 P
Hank Greenberg 27 155 155 154 1618 1484 120 14 146 .991 10.35 1B
Bob Harris 23 3 1 1 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 1.67 P
Ray Hayworth 34 7 6 5 34 32 1 1 0 .971 4.71 0 3 1 25% 38% C
Vern Kennedy 31 33 26 11 55 6 46 3 4 .945 1.58 P
Chet Laabs 26 53 51 50 136 128 4 4 1 .971 2.49 OF
Roxie Lawson 32 27 16 5 37 9 26 2 0 .946 1.30 P
Benny McCoy 22 7 3 3 29 10 16 3 4 .897 3.71 2B-3B
Chet Morgan 28 74 74 71 202 192 6 4 2 .980 2.68 OF
Tony Piet 31 19 17 17 62 12 45 5 3 .919 3.00 3B-2B
Boots Poffenberger 22 25 15 8 23 5 17 1 1 .957 0.88 P
Joe Rogalski 25 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 P
Billy Rogell 33 134 133 132 753 291 431 31 101 .959 5.39 SS
Don Ross 23 75 73 70 261 90 157 14 15 .946 3.29 3B
Schoolboy Rowe 28 4 3 0 9 0 8 1 0 .889 2.00 P
Birdie Tebbetts 25 43 35 33 130 108 20 2 4 .985 2.42 5 6 6 50% 38% C
Jake Wade 26 27 2 0 17 2 14 1 1 .941 0.59 P
Dixie Walker 27 114 112 101 237 224 8 5 1 .979 2.04 OF
Jo-Jo White 29 55 45 43 150 141 4 5 0 .967 2.64 OF
Rudy York 24 129 128 112 512 431 71 10 11 .980 3.83 10 39 28 42% 38% C-OF-1B
Team Totals 28.0 155 1395 1266 6041 4062 1832 147 446 .976 3.73 15 48 35 42% 38%
Rank in 8 AL teams 2 3 1
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
George Archie 24 3 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .479 .500 -0.1 0.0 -1 $3,000
Elden Auker 27 27 65 -14 0 0 0 7 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .478 .496 -0.6 0.0 -7 $13,500 1
Al Benton 27 19 35 -8 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .479 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 $3,000 Purchased 1
Tommy Bridges 31 25 64 -10 0 0 0 7 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .490 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 Free Agency 1
Mark Christman 24 95 347 -26 0 0 3 2 -20 -1.8 12 -8 -0.6 .481 .489 -0.9 0.5 -10 $2,100 56
Slick Coffman 27 39 28 -4 0 0 0 3 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $5,000 1
Roy Cullenbine# 24 25 79 -1 0 0 0 -1 -1 -0.1 3 2 0.2 .496 .499 0.2 -0.1 2 $2,400 Traded 7O
Woody Davis* 25 2 1 -0 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .488 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 Purchased /1
Harry Eisenstat* 22 32 46 -8 0 0 0 5 -3 -0.2 0 -3 -0.2 .492 .498 -0.2 0.0 -3 Free Agency 1
Pete Fox 29 155 675 -23 1 0 0 -7 -29 -2.6 24 -5 -0.4 .483 .484 -0.4 -0.6 -5 $11,000 *O9
Charlie Gehringer* 35 152 688 25 3 0 -3 6 31 2.8 24 55 5.0 .518 .517 5.3 0.3 58 $20,000 Free Agency *4
George Gill 29 24 62 -14 0 0 0 7 -7 -0.6 0 -7 -0.6 .472 .496 -0.7 0.0 -7 $7,500 1
Hank Greenberg 27 155 681 59 -0 0 1 -7 53 4.7 24 77 7.0 .530 .529 6.8 -0.5 76 $30,000 Free Agency *3
Bob Harris 23 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .512 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $2,100 /1
Ray Hayworth 34 8 22 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 1 -1 -0.1 .481 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 Purchased /2
Vern Kennedy* 31 37 87 -7 0 0 0 10 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .508 .502 0.3 0.0 3 $12,500 Traded 1
Chet Laabs 26 64 229 -15 -0 0 0 -1 -16 -1.5 8 -8 -0.7 .477 .491 -0.7 -0.1 -8 $3,600 O87
Roxie Lawson 32 27 47 -13 0 0 0 5 -8 -0.7 0 -8 -0.7 .474 .496 -0.7 0.0 -8 $10,000 1
Benny McCoy* 22 7 16 -2 0 0 -1 0 -3 -0.2 1 -2 -0.2 .465 .499 -0.1 -0.1 -1 $3,000 Traded--voided /45
Chet Morgan* 28 74 333 -20 -2 0 0 -1 -22 -2.0 12 -11 -0.9 .472 .487 -1.0 -0.0 -11 O8/7
Tony Piet 31 41 97 -5 -1 0 2 0 -4 -0.4 3 -1 -0.1 .491 .498 -0.2 0.2 -3 $8,000 Traded 5/4
Boots Poffenberger 22 25 47 -8 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 1
Joe Rogalski 25 2 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .481 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
Billy Rogell# 33 136 597 -14 1 0 4 9 0 0.1 21 22 2.0 .500 .500 1.6 1.2 17 $11,000 *6
Don Ross 23 77 297 -17 0 0 1 1 -15 -1.3 11 -4 -0.3 .483 .492 -0.4 0.2 -5 Rule 5 Draft 5
Schoolboy Rowe 28 4 7 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .495 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
Birdie Tebbetts 25 53 158 -5 -1 0 0 1 -4 -0.4 6 1 0.1 .493 .498 0.1 0.2 1 Amateur Free Agent 2
Jake Wade* 26 27 22 -6 0 0 0 3 -3 -0.3 0 -3 -0.3 .489 .498 -0.3 0.0 -3 $6,000 1
Dixie Walker* 27 127 526 4 -0 0 -1 -5 -2 -0.1 19 17 1.6 .498 .499 1.6 -0.4 18 $10,000 Traded *O78
Jo-Jo White* 29 78 240 -11 -1 0 1 -1 -12 -1.1 9 -4 -0.3 .486 .493 -0.4 0.0 -5 O87
Rudy York 24 135 557 29 -0 0 -1 3 31 2.8 20 50 4.6 .520 .517 4.6 0.3 52 *27O/3
Team Total 28.2 1678 6060 -118 2 0 6 59 -51 -4.5 198 146 13.7 .497 .501 12.8 1.5 140 $163,700
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
Elden Auker 27 160.2 27 24 97 5.43 5.47 0.04 0.00 104.7 5.69 3 0.2 1.0 -0.1 1.8 24 .509 .502 $13,500
Al Benton 27 95.1 19 10 40 3.78 5.42 0.04 0.00 105.6 5.68 19 1.8 1.0 -0.1 2.7 32 .596 .511 $3,000 Purchased
Tommy Bridges 31 151.0 25 20 83 4.95 5.29 0.04 0.00 106.7 5.60 9 0.9 1.0 -0.1 2.3 29 .535 .505 Free Agency
Slick Coffman 27 95.2 39 6 70 6.59 5.53 0.04 0.00 105.9 5.82 -9 -0.8 1.0 -0.1 0.1 3 .479 .495 $5,000
Woody Davis 25 6.0 2 0 1 1.50 6.00 0.03 0.00 92.6 5.52 3 0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.3 3 .627 .502 Purchased
Harry Eisenstat* 22 125.1 32 9 60 4.31 5.69 0.04 0.00 103.8 5.86 20 1.9 1.0 -0.1 3.1 37 .559 .512 Free Agency
George Gill 29 164.0 24 23 82 4.50 5.46 0.04 0.00 108.4 5.88 23 2.2 1.0 -0.1 3.8 45 .593 .514 $7,500
Bob Harris 23 10.0 3 1 9 8.10 5.79 0.04 0.00 98.5 5.67 -3 -0.2 1.0 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .421 .499 $2,100
Vern Kennedy 31 190.1 33 26 123 5.82 5.59 0.04 0.00 104.2 5.78 -3 -0.3 1.0 -0.1 1.5 22 .492 .498 $12,500 Traded
Roxie Lawson 32 127.0 27 16 85 6.02 5.48 0.04 0.00 106.4 5.78 -5 -0.4 1.0 -0.1 0.8 12 .484 .497 $10,000
Boots Poffenberger 22 125.0 25 15 74 5.33 5.59 0.04 0.00 106.1 5.89 6 0.6 1.0 -0.1 1.8 23 .524 .504
Joe Rogalski 25 7.0 2 0 4 5.14 5.91 0.04 0.00 112.0 6.57 1 0.1 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .548 .501
Schoolboy Rowe 28 21.0 4 3 11 4.71 5.55 0.04 0.00 109.3 6.02 3 0.3 1.0 -0.0 0.5 6 .566 .502
Jake Wade* 26 70.0 27 2 56 7.20 5.88 0.04 0.00 103.2 6.03 -10 -0.9 1.0 -0.0 -0.2 -1 .468 .495 $6,000
Team Total 27.7 1348.1 289 155 795 5.31 5.53 0.04 0.00 105.6 5.79 58 5.7 1.0 -0.7 18.4 236 .520 .503 $59,600
Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1937 / 1939 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics