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1955 Detroit Tigers

Roster (40-man)

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79-75, Finished 5th in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Bucky Harris (79-75)
GM: Muddy Ruel
Scored 775 runs, Allowed 658 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 88-66

Ballparks: Briggs Stadium · Attendance: 1,181,838 (5th of 8)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 98, Pitching - 98 · one-year: Batting - 98, Pitching - 96

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1954 / 1956 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Al Aber 27 L L 6' 2" 195 Jul 31, 1927 4 39 1 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 $7,500
Wayne Belardi 24 L L 6' 1" 185 Sep 5, 1930 5 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 -0.1
Reno Bertoia 20 R R 5' 11" 185 Jan 8, 1935 3 38 16 38 25 0 0 0 6 14 5 0 0 0 0 6 10 -0.4
Babe Birrer 25 R R 6' 0" 195 Jul 4, 1929 1st 36 3 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Bud Black 22 R R 6' 3" 197 Jul 9, 1932 2 3 2 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.2
Ray Boone 31 R R 6' 0" 172 Jul 27, 1923 8 135 126 135 126 0 0 0 0 126 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 3.5 $23,500
Jim Bunning HOF 23 R R 6' 3" 190 Oct 23, 1931 1st 15 8 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.0 $5,700
Joe Coleman 32 R R 6' 2" 200 Jul 30, 1922 10 17 0 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Leo Cristante 28 R R 6' 1" 195 Dec 10, 1926 2 20 1 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Jim Delsing 29 L R 5' 10" 175 Nov 13, 1925 8 114 91 114 101 0 0 0 0 0 0 101 0 0 101 19 0 0.1
Ferris Fain 34 L L 5' 11" 180 Mar 29, 1921 9 58 42 58 44 0 0 44 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0 1.1 $18,000
Van Fletcher 30 R R 6' 2" 185 Aug 6, 1924 1st 9 0 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Ben Flowers 28 R R 6' 4" 195 Jun 15, 1927 3 4 0 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Paul Foytack 24 R R 5' 11" 175 Nov 16, 1930 2 22 1 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Bill Froats 24 L L 6' 0" 180 Oct 20, 1930 1st 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Ned Garver 29 R R 5' 10" 180 Dec 25, 1925 8 33 32 33 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6
Steve Gromek 35 B R 6' 2" 180 Jan 15, 1920 15 28 25 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6 $18,000
Fred Hatfield 30 L R 6' 1" 171 Mar 18, 1925 6 122 114 122 119 0 0 0 92 16 14 0 0 0 0 4 3 1.1
Billy Hoeft 23 L L 6' 3" 180 May 17, 1932 4 36 29 36 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 5.3 All-Star
Frank House 25 L R 6' 1" 190 Feb 18, 1930 4 102 87 102 93 0 93 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 1.4 $12,600
Al Kaline HOF 20 R R 6' 1" 175 Dec 19, 1934 3 152 151 152 152 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 152 152 0 0 8.2 $9,000 All-Star
Chick King 24 R R 6' 2" 190 Nov 10, 1930 2 7 6 7 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 6 0 1 0.0
Harvey Kuenn 24 R R 6' 2" 187 Dec 4, 1930 4 145 140 145 141 0 0 0 0 0 141 0 0 0 0 5 0 3.1 All-Star
Frank Lary 25 R R 5' 11" 175 Apr 10, 1930 2 36 31 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.8
Duke Maas 26 R R 5' 10" 170 Jan 31, 1929 1st 18 16 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Harry Malmberg 29 R R 6' 1" 170 Jul 31, 1925 1st 67 61 67 65 0 0 0 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 -0.0
Dick Marlowe 26 R R 6' 2" 165 Jun 27, 1929 5 4 1 4 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Charlie Maxwell 28 L L 5' 11" 185 Apr 8, 1927 5 55 23 55 28 0 0 2 0 0 0 22 0 4 26 29 1 1.2
Bob Miller 19 R L 6' 1" 185 Jul 15, 1935 3 9 3 9 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.2
Bubba Phillips 27 R R 5' 9" 180 Feb 24, 1928 1st 95 39 95 69 0 0 0 0 4 0 60 3 4 65 21 16 -0.1
Jack Phillips 33 R R 6' 4" 193 Sep 6, 1921 7 55 26 55 38 0 0 35 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 19 0 0.9
Jay Porter 22 R R 6' 2" 180 Jan 17, 1933 2 24 14 24 14 0 4 6 0 0 0 4 0 0 4 10 0 -0.1
Ron Samford 25 R R 5' 11" 156 Feb 28, 1930 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Bob Schultz 31 R L 6' 3" 200 Nov 27, 1923 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Jim Small 18 L L 6' 1" 180 Mar 8, 1937 1st 12 0 12 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 4 3 7 0.1 $4,000
Bud Souchock 36 R R 6' 2" 203 Mar 3, 1919 8 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.1
Walt Streuli 19 R R 6' 2" 195 Sep 26, 1935 2 2 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Earl Torgeson 31 L L 6' 3" 180 Jan 1, 1924 9 89 80 89 84 0 0 84 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1 2.4
Bill Tuttle 25 R R 6' 0" 190 Jul 4, 1929 3 154 153 154 154 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 154 0 154 1 0 2.8
Red Wilson 26 R R 6' 0" 200 Mar 7, 1929 5 78 62 78 72 0 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 -0.4
George Zuverink 30 R R 6' 4" 195 Aug 20, 1924 4 14 1 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1.2
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF PH PR WAR Salary
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

1954 / 1956 Roster (40-man)