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1947 Detroit Tigers

Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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85-69, Finished 2nd in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Steve O'Neill (85-69)
Scored 714 runs, Allowed 642 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 84-70

Ballparks: Briggs Stadium · Attendance: 1,398,093 (4th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 104, Pitching - 102 · one-year: Batting - 105, Pitching - 103


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1946 / 1948 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics

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Team Batting

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Rk Pos Name 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 Bob Swift 32 97 323 279 23 70 11 0 1 21 2 2 33 16 .251 .330 .301 .631 73 84 8 0 11
2 1B Roy Cullenbine# 33 142 607 464 82 104 18 1 24 78 3 2 137 51 .224 .401 .422 .823 125 196 10 0 6
3 2B Eddie Mayo* 37 142 595 535 66 149 28 4 6 48 3 7 48 28 .279 .338 .379 .717 96 203 16 0 12
4 SS Eddie Lake 31 158 732 602 96 127 19 6 12 46 11 10 120 54 .211 .343 .322 .665 82 194 14 1 9
5 3B George Kell 24 152 662 588 75 188 29 5 5 93 9 11 61 16 .320 .387 .412 .798 118 242 13 3 10
6 OF Dick Wakefield* 26 112 453 368 59 104 15 5 8 51 1 4 80 44 .283 .412 .416 .828 127 153 8 1 4
7 OF Hoot Evers 26 126 525 460 67 136 24 5 10 67 8 7 45 49 .296 .366 .435 .801 118 200 13 6 14
8 OF Pat Mullin* 29 116 467 398 62 102 28 6 15 62 3 8 63 66 .256 .359 .470 .829 126 187 6 1 5
Rk Pos Name 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 Vic Wertz* 22 102 383 333 60 96 22 4 6 44 2 0 47 66 .288 .376 .432 .809 121 144 11 0 2
10 C Hal Wagner* 31 71 222 191 19 55 10 0 5 33 0 1 28 16 .288 .382 .419 .801 119 80 2 1 2
11 OF Doc Cramer* 41 73 179 157 21 42 2 2 2 30 0 4 20 5 .268 .350 .344 .694 90 54 9 0 2
12 OF Jimmy Outlaw 34 70 151 127 20 29 7 1 0 15 3 1 21 14 .228 .338 .299 .637 75 38 2 0 3
13 1B John McHale* 25 39 103 95 10 20 1 0 3 11 1 1 7 24 .211 .265 .316 .580 58 30 0 0 1
14 2B Skeeter Webb 37 50 89 79 13 16 3 0 0 6 3 0 7 9 .203 .267 .241 .508 39 19 0 0 3
15 C Birdie Tebbetts 34 20 58 53 1 5 1 0 0 2 0 1 3 3 .094 .143 .113 .256 -29 6 2 0 2
16 OF Ed Mierkowicz 23 21 43 42 6 8 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 12 .190 .209 .286 .495 34 12 2 0 0
17 C Hank Riebe 25 8 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0
18 OF Johnny Groth 20 2 6 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 .250 .500 .250 .750 109 1 2 0 0
19 Ben Steiner* 25 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
20 P Hal Newhouser* 26 40 114 96 5 19 0 0 0 9 0 0 15 20 .198 .306 .198 .504 40 19 3 0 3
21 P Fred Hutchinson* 27 56 113 106 8 32 5 2 2 15 2 0 6 6 .302 .339 .443 .783 113 47 4 0 1
22 P Dizzy Trout 32 34 77 68 5 11 2 1 3 15 0 0 8 19 .162 .250 .353 .603 64 24 0 0 1
23 P Virgil Trucks 30 36 71 70 7 19 2 0 0 5 0 0 1 7 .271 .282 .300 .582 59 21 3 0 0
24 P Stubby Overmire 28 28 54 47 2 7 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 8 .149 .231 .149 .380 5 7 0 0 2
25 P Al Benton 36 36 42 39 1 6 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 .154 .154 .179 .333 -9 7 1 0 3
26 P Art Houtteman 19 23 40 40 2 12 2 0 0 3 0 1 0 3 .300 .300 .350 .650 77 14 0 0 0
27 P Hal White 28 35 21 18 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 .167 .250 .278 .528 44 5 1 0 1
28 P Johnny Gorsica 32 31 11 10 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 .200 .273 .300 .573 56 3 0 0 0
29 P Rufe Gentry 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Team Totals 29.6 158 6148 5276 714 1363 234 42 103 662 52 60 761 563 .258 .353 .377 .730 100 1990 130 13 97
Rank in 8 AL teams 4 3 4 1 7 3 4 8 1 4 4 1 4 3 4 7
Non-Pitcher Totals 29.8 158 5605 4782 682 1252 219 39 98 610 50 59 723 476 .262 .360 .385 .746 104 1843 118 13 86
Pitcher Totals 28.2 158 543 494 32 111 15 3 5 52 2 1 38 87 .225 .280 .298 .578 58 147 12 0 11
Rk Pos Name 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 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 ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 SP Hal Newhouser* 26 17 17 .500 2.87 40 36 4 24 3 2 285.0 268 105 91 9 110 176 2 0 11 1216 132 2.85 1.326 8.5 0.3 3.5 5.6 1.60
2 SP Fred Hutchinson 27 18 10 .643 3.03 33 25 8 18 3 2 219.2 211 84 74 14 61 113 2 0 2 911 125 3.16 1.238 8.6 0.6 2.5 4.6 1.85
3 SP Dizzy Trout 32 10 11 .476 3.48 32 26 6 9 2 2 186.1 186 85 72 6 65 74 3 1 2 795 109 3.22 1.347 9.0 0.3 3.1 3.6 1.14
4 SP Virgil Trucks 30 10 12 .455 4.53 36 26 5 8 2 2 180.2 186 105 91 14 79 108 2 0 5 800 84 3.65 1.467 9.3 0.7 3.9 5.4 1.37
5 SP Stubby Overmire* 28 11 5 .688 3.77 28 17 8 7 3 0 140.2 142 62 59 9 44 33 1 0 0 600 100 3.82 1.322 9.1 0.6 2.8 2.1 0.75
Rk Pos 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 ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
6 CL Al Benton 36 6 7 .462 4.40 36 14 12 4 0 7 133.0 147 77 65 11 61 33 1 0 2 590 86 4.47 1.564 9.9 0.7 4.1 2.2 0.54
7 RP Art Houtteman 19 7 2 .778 3.42 23 9 9 7 2 0 110.2 106 51 42 6 36 58 1 0 0 469 111 3.16 1.283 8.6 0.5 2.9 4.7 1.61
8 RP Hal White 28 4 5 .444 3.61 35 5 13 0 0 2 84.2 91 43 34 5 47 33 2 0 4 380 105 4.22 1.630 9.7 0.5 5.0 3.5 0.70
9 RP Johnny Gorsica 32 2 0 1.000 3.75 31 0 16 0 0 1 57.2 44 27 24 5 26 20 2 0 1 242 102 4.39 1.214 6.9 0.8 4.1 3.1 0.77
Rk Pos 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 ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
10 Rufe Gentry 29 0 0 81.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 1 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 4 10 20.50 9.000 27.0 0.0 54.0 0.0 0.00
Team Totals 28.4 85 69 .552 3.57 158 158 81 77 15 18 1398.2 1382 642 555 79 531 648 16 1 27 6007 106 3.48 1.368 8.9 0.5 3.4 4.2 1.22
Rank in 8 AL teams 2 7 4 1 1 5 2 4 4 4 3 1 2
Rk Pos 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 ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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Team Fielding--Totals

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Name Age G GS CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Pos Summary
Al Benton 36 36 14 4 34 6 24 4 1 .882 0.83 2 4 67% 50% 0 P
Doc Cramer 41 35 34 30 85 79 3 3 0 .965 2.34 OF
Roy Cullenbine 33 138 137 133 1338 1184 139 15 111 .989 9.59 1B
Hoot Evers 26 124 120 119 372 354 10 8 2 .978 2.96 OF
Rufe Gentry 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 P
Johnny Gorsica 32 31 0 0 21 9 12 0 1 1.000 0.68 1 0 0% 50% 0 P
Johnny Groth 20 1 1 1 5 5 0 0 0 1.000 5.00 OF
Art Houtteman 19 23 9 7 23 4 17 2 2 .913 0.91 2 1 33% 50% 0 P
Fred Hutchinson 27 33 25 18 56 15 40 1 1 .982 1.67 2 5 71% 50% 0 P
George Kell 24 152 152 149 520 167 333 20 25 .962 3.29 3B
Eddie Lake 31 158 158 152 752 268 441 43 94 .943 4.49 SS
Eddie Mayo 37 142 137 128 703 326 365 12 80 .983 4.87 2B
John McHale 25 25 21 20 208 195 12 1 12 .995 8.28 1B
Ed Mierkowicz 23 10 8 6 19 18 0 1 0 .947 1.80 OF
Pat Mullin 29 106 106 105 242 229 10 3 2 .988 2.25 OF
Hal Newhouser 26 40 36 24 79 23 52 4 3 .949 1.88 5 8 62% 50% 2 P
Jimmy Outlaw 34 47 32 30 78 69 7 2 0 .974 1.65 OF-3B
Stubby Overmire 28 28 17 7 32 10 21 1 2 .969 1.11 1 0 0% 50% 0 P
Hank Riebe 25 3 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.67 0 0 0 0 0 C
Bob Swift 32 97 84 66 451 401 45 5 6 .989 4.60 5 7 18 22 55% 46% 1 C
Birdie Tebbetts 34 20 17 10 110 95 15 0 3 1.000 5.50 1 3 4 6 60% 46% 1 C
Dizzy Trout 32 32 26 9 65 22 40 3 4 .954 1.94 4 3 43% 50% 1 P
Virgil Trucks 30 36 26 8 37 13 22 2 0 .946 0.97 3 4 57% 50% 1 P
Hal Wagner 31 71 57 50 300 275 22 3 3 .990 4.18 2 7 19 8 30% 46% 1 C
Dick Wakefield 26 101 100 88 218 197 10 11 2 .950 2.05 OF
Skeeter Webb 37 36 21 16 132 52 78 2 10 .985 3.61 2B-SS
Vic Wertz 22 83 79 77 172 160 6 6 0 .965 2.00 OF
Hal White 28 35 5 0 29 4 22 3 0 .897 0.74 4 0 0% 50% 0 P
Team Totals 29.8 158 1422 1257 6083 4182 1746 155 142 .975 3.61 8 17 41 36 48% 47% 7
Rank in 8 AL teams 7 7
Name 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
Name Age G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Acquired Pos Summary
Al Benton 36 36 42 -6 0 0 0 5 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .495 .499 -0.2 -0.0 -2 $13,000 Purchased 1
Doc Cramer* 41 73 179 -1 -1 0 -3 -0 -6 -0.7 5 -1 -0.1 .491 .496 0.2 -0.4 2 $12,000 Traded 8O
Roy Cullenbine# 33 142 607 21 0 0 8 -6 23 2.5 18 41 4.3 .518 .516 3.4 0.1 33 Traded *3
Hoot Evers 26 126 525 11 -1 0 2 -1 12 1.2 15 27 2.8 .510 .508 2.6 0.1 25 Amateur Free Agent *O8/7
Rufe Gentry 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
Johnny Gorsica 32 31 11 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 0 1
Johnny Groth 20 2 6 0 0 0 0 -0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .510 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 Amateur Free Agent /7O
Art Houtteman 19 23 40 -1 -0 0 0 4 3 0.3 0 3 0.3 .513 .502 0.3 -0.0 3 Amateur Free Agent 1
Fred Hutchinson* 27 56 113 1 1 0 0 12 14 1.5 0 14 1.5 .527 .509 1.5 -0.0 14 $15,000 Traded 1
George Kell 24 152 662 16 -2 0 7 0 21 2.2 19 40 4.2 .515 .514 3.5 0.7 33 $15,000 Traded *5
Eddie Lake 31 158 732 -11 -1 0 -19 11 -20 -2.3 20 -0 -0.2 .486 .487 1.9 -1.0 19 $14,000 Traded *6
Eddie Mayo* 37 142 595 -3 -2 0 -7 7 -4 -0.6 17 13 1.2 .496 .497 2.0 -0.1 20 $12,000 Rule 5 Draft *4
John McHale* 25 39 103 -6 -0 0 0 -1 -7 -0.8 3 -4 -0.5 .480 .495 -0.5 -0.1 -4 Amateur Free Agent 3
Ed Mierkowicz 23 21 43 -4 0 0 0 -0 -4 -0.5 1 -3 -0.3 .478 .497 -0.3 -0.1 -3 Amateur Free Agent 7O
Pat Mullin* 29 116 467 13 -2 0 4 -5 10 1.0 14 23 2.4 .509 .507 2.0 -0.2 19 Amateur Free Agent *O9
Hal Newhouser* 26 40 114 -8 0 0 0 12 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .513 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 $70,000 Amateur Free Agent 1
Jimmy Outlaw 34 70 151 -4 0 0 -4 -2 -9 -1.0 4 -5 -0.6 .486 .494 -0.1 -0.6 -1 O79/58
Stubby Overmire 28 28 54 -6 0 0 0 6 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 -0.0 -0 Amateur Free Agent 1
Hank Riebe 25 8 7 -2 0 0 0 0 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .476 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 /2
Ben Steiner* 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $6,000
Bob Swift 32 97 323 -9 -0 0 0 3 -6 -0.8 9 3 0.2 .493 .496 0.2 0.3 3 $9,000 Traded 2
Birdie Tebbetts 34 20 58 -9 -0 0 1 0 -8 -0.9 2 -6 -0.7 .454 .494 -0.9 0.2 -7 Amateur Free Agent 2
Dizzy Trout 32 34 77 -4 0 0 0 8 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .515 .503 0.5 -0.0 5 $25,000 Traded 1
Virgil Trucks 30 36 71 -4 0 0 0 8 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .512 .503 0.4 -0.0 4 Amateur Free Agent 1
Hal Wagner* 31 71 222 5 -0 0 0 2 7 0.8 6 14 1.4 .511 .505 1.4 0.2 14 Traded 2
Dick Wakefield* 26 112 453 16 -1 0 -4 -5 6 0.6 13 20 2.0 .506 .504 2.5 -1.0 24 Amateur Free Agent 7O
Skeeter Webb 37 50 89 -6 1 0 1 1 -3 -0.4 3 -1 -0.1 .493 .498 -0.2 0.2 -2 $8,000 Traded 4/6
Vic Wertz* 22 102 383 9 1 0 -2 -4 4 0.3 11 15 1.5 .504 .502 1.7 -0.7 17 Amateur Free Agent O97/8
Hal White 28 35 21 -2 0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .502 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 Minor Lg Working Ag 1
Team Total 29.6 1822 6148 8 -7 0 -16 59 43 3.7 161 204 20.4 .503 .502 22.3 -2.5 220 $199,000
Name 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
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired
Al Benton 36 133.0 36 14 77 5.21 4.09 -0.11 0.00 104.3 4.38 -12 -1.3 .9 -0.1 -0.3 -3 .465 .492 $13,000 Purchased
Rufe Gentry 29 0.1 1 0 3 81.00 4.51 -0.16 0.00 88.0 4.10 -3 -0.2 .1 0.1 -0.1 -3 .262 .499
Johnny Gorsica 32 57.2 31 0 27 4.21 4.24 -0.10 0.00 103.3 4.48 2 0.2 .9 -0.1 0.6 6 .507 .501
Art Houtteman 19 110.2 23 9 51 4.15 4.18 -0.10 0.00 101.6 4.35 3 0.3 .7 -0.1 1.1 11 .514 .502 Amateur Free Agent
Fred Hutchinson 27 219.2 33 25 84 3.44 3.97 -0.10 0.00 104.0 4.23 20 2.3 1.6 -0.1 4.0 35 .570 .514 $15,000 Traded
Hal Newhouser* 26 285.0 40 36 105 3.32 4.15 -0.10 0.00 101.4 4.31 33 3.8 1.1 -0.1 5.9 52 .595 .524 $70,000 Amateur Free Agent
Stubby Overmire* 28 140.2 28 17 62 3.97 4.18 -0.11 0.00 103.3 4.43 8 0.9 .7 -0.1 1.9 18 .531 .505 Amateur Free Agent
Dizzy Trout 32 186.1 32 26 85 4.11 4.25 -0.11 0.00 102.3 4.46 8 0.9 .6 -0.1 2.3 21 .528 .505 $25,000 Traded
Virgil Trucks 30 180.2 36 26 105 5.23 4.15 -0.10 0.00 104.0 4.42 -16 -1.6 1.5 -0.1 -0.3 -3 .454 .490 Amateur Free Agent
Hal White 28 84.2 35 5 43 4.57 4.14 -0.11 0.00 105.3 4.47 -1 -0.1 1.2 -0.1 0.5 5 .498 .500 Minor Lg Working Ag
Team Total 28.4 1398.2 295 158 642 4.13 4.14 -0.10 0.00 103.0 4.37 42 5.2 1.0 -0.8 15.5 139 .518 .504 $123,000
Name Age IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Acquired

1946 / 1948 Batting, Pitching, & Fielding Statistics