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1968 Detroit Tigers

Trades and Transactions

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 Trades and Transactions

Transactions listed are from November 1 of previous year to April 1 of the following year.

October 20, 1967

Released Jerry Lumpe.

Released Johnny Podres.

November 22, 1967

Traded a player to be named later to the Houston Astros. Received Eddie Mathews. The Detroit Tigers sent Fred Gladding (November 22, 1967) to the Houston Astros to complete the trade.

November 28, 1967

Traded Dave Wickersham to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Dennis Ribant.

November 29, 1967

Traded Chris Cannizzaro to the Pittsburgh Pirates. Received Mike Derrick.

January 27, 1968

Drafted Ken Szotkiewicz in the 1st round (3rd pick) of the 1968 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Drafted Chuck Scrivener in the 2nd round of the 1968 amateur draft (January Secondary).

Drafted Bob O'Brien in the 4th round of the 1968 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign the player.

Drafted Bill Slayback in the 7th round of the 1968 amateur draft (January).

Drafted Terry Wilshusen in the 8th round of the 1968 amateur draft (January Secondary), but did not sign the player.

April 3, 1968 (Standings)

Traded Hank Aguirre to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Received a player to be named later. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Frederick Moulder (minors) (April 4, 1968) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.

April 13, 1968 (Standings)

Sold Bill Heath to the New York Yankees. (Date given is approximate. Exact date is uncertain.)

April 22, 1968 (Standings)

Signed Dick Radatz as a free agent.

June 7, 1968 (Standings)

Drafted Elliott Maddox in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1968 amateur draft (June Secondary).

Drafted Bob Molinaro in the 2nd round of the 1968 amateur draft. Player signed June 17, 1968.

Drafted Ross Grimsley in the 8th round of the 1968 amateur draft, but did not sign the player.

Drafted Marv Lane in the 10th round of the 1968 amateur draft.

Drafted Bob Strampe in the 18th round of the 1968 amateur draft.

Drafted Don Leshnock in the 23rd round of the 1968 amateur draft.

June 15, 1968 (Standings)

Purchased John Wyatt from the New York Yankees.

July 6, 1968 (Standings)

Released Lenny Green.

July 26, 1968 (Standings)

Traded Dennis Ribant to the Chicago White Sox. Received Don McMahon.

August 31, 1968 (Standings)

Purchased Roy Face from the Pittsburgh Pirates.

September 30, 1968 (Standings)

Sold Bob Christian to the Chicago White Sox.

Sold Jim Rooker to the New York Yankees.

October, 1968 (Standings)

Purchased Dennis Ribant from the Chicago White Sox.

October 15, 1968 (Standings)

Ray Oyler selected by the Seattle Pilots as the 5th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Jon Warden selected by the Kansas City Royals as the 12th pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Bill Butler selected by the Kansas City Royals as the 22nd pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Dick Drago selected by the Kansas City Royals as the 31st pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Wayne Comer selected by the Seattle Pilots as the 41st pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

Mike Marshall selected by the Seattle Pilots as the 53rd pick in the 1968 expansion draft.

October 28, 1968

Released Eddie Mathews.

December 4, 1968

Traded Jack DiLauro to the New York Mets. Received Hector Valle.

December 15, 1968

Sold Dennis Ribant to the Kansas City Royals.

1969

Leo Marentette sent to the Houston Astros in an unknown transaction.

Signed Jack Whillock as a free agent.

February 1, 1969

Drafted John Young in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1969 amateur draft (January Secondary).

March 25, 1969

Sold Don Pepper to the Montreal Expos.

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1967 / 1969 Trades and Transactions