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1968 Detroit Tigers

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1967 / 1969

103-59, Finished 1st in American League (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Mayo Smith (103-59)
GM: Jim Campbell, Scouting Dir: Ed Katalinas
Scored 671 runs, Allowed 492 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 103-59

Ballparks: Tiger Stadium · Attendance: 2,031,847 (1st of 10)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 101 · one-year: Batting - 108, Pitching - 104

Postseason:  Won World Series (4-3) over St. Louis Cardinals

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1967 / 1969 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
Gates Brown 29 L R 5' 11" 220 May 2, 1939 6 67 16 67 18 0 0 1 0 0 0 17 0 0 17 50 0 2.0 $18,000
Les Cain 20 L L 6' 1" 200 Jan 13, 1948 1st 8 4 8 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Dave Campbell 26 R R 6' 1" 180 Jan 14, 1942 2 9 1 9 5 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0.0
Norm Cash 33 L L 6' 0" 185 Nov 10, 1934 11 127 105 127 117 0 0 117 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 17 1 3.5 $43,000
Bob Christian 22 R R 5' 10" 180 Oct 17, 1945 1st 3 0 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0.0 $5,100
Wayne Comer 24 R R 5' 10" 175 Feb 3, 1944 2 48 4 48 27 0 1 0 0 0 0 26 0 1 27 21 6 -0.5
Pat Dobson 26 R R 6' 3" 190 Feb 12, 1942 2 47 10 47 47 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.6
Roy Face 40 R R 5' 8" 155 Feb 20, 1928 15 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Bill Freehan 26 R R 6' 3" 203 Nov 29, 1941 7 155 150 155 154 0 138 21 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 6.9 $37,000 All-Star
Lenny Green 35 L L 5' 11" 170 Jan 6, 1933 12 6 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 0 -0.1 $12,000
John Hiller 25 R L 6' 1" 185 Apr 8, 1943 4 39 12 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5
Willie Horton 25 R R 5' 11" 209 Oct 18, 1942 6 143 137 143 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 139 0 0 139 6 0 5.4 $40,000 All-Star
Al Kaline HOF 33 R R 6' 1" 175 Dec 19, 1934 16 102 86 102 94 0 0 22 0 0 0 5 0 70 74 16 0 3.3 $70,000
Fred Lasher 26 R R 6' 3" 190 Aug 19, 1941 3 34 0 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Mickey Lolich 27 B L 6' 1" 170 Sep 12, 1940 6 41 32 41 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.9 $25,000
Tommy Matchick 24 L R 6' 1" 173 Sep 7, 1943 2 80 58 80 73 0 0 6 13 0 59 0 0 0 0 16 1 -0.2
Eddie Mathews HOF 36 L R 6' 1" 190 Oct 13, 1931 17 31 11 31 12 0 0 6 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 20 0 0.2 $75,000
Dick McAuliffe 28 L R 5' 11" 176 Nov 29, 1939 9 151 146 151 150 0 0 0 148 0 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 5.6
Denny McLain 24 R R 6' 1" 185 Mar 29, 1944 6 44 41 44 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 7.3 $33,000 All-Star
Don McMahon 38 R R 6' 2" 215 Jan 4, 1930 12 20 0 20 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7 $34,000
Jim Northrup 28 L R 6' 3" 190 Nov 24, 1939 5 154 148 154 151 0 0 0 0 0 0 12 48 105 151 4 1 5.9
Ray Oyler 29 R R 5' 11" 165 Aug 4, 1938 4 111 70 111 111 0 0 0 0 0 111 0 0 0 0 0 2 -0.8
Daryl Patterson 24 L R 6' 4" 192 Nov 21, 1943 1st 38 1 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9
Jim Price 26 R R 6' 0" 192 Oct 13, 1941 2 64 35 64 42 0 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 -0.4 $11,000
Dennis Ribant 26 R R 5' 11" 165 Sep 20, 1941 5 15 0 15 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.3 $24,500
Jim Rooker 25 R L 6' 0" 195 Sep 23, 1942 1st 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0 $8,000
Joe Sparma 26 R R 6' 1" 190 Feb 4, 1942 5 34 31 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.7
Mickey Stanley 25 R R 6' 1" 185 Jul 20, 1942 5 154 141 154 148 0 0 15 1 0 9 0 131 0 131 6 3 3.7 $15,500
Dick Tracewski 33 R R 5' 11" 160 Feb 3, 1935 7 90 57 90 77 0 0 0 14 16 51 0 0 0 0 9 9 0.5
Jon Warden 21 B L 6' 0" 205 Oct 1, 1946 1st 28 0 28 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Don Wert 29 R R 5' 10" 162 Jul 29, 1938 6 150 147 150 150 0 0 0 0 150 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.4 All-Star
Earl Wilson 33 R R 6' 3" 216 Oct 2, 1934 9 40 33 40 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 3.5 $50,000
John Wyatt 33 R R 5' 11" 200 Apr 19, 1935 8 22 0 22 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
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.

1967 / 1969 Roster (40-man)