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1972 Detroit Tigers

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1971 / 1973

86-70, Finished 1st in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Billy Martin (86-70)
GM: Jim Campbell, Scouting Dir: Ed Katalinas
Scored 558 runs, Allowed 514 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 84-72

Ballparks: Tiger Stadium · Attendance: 1,892,386 (1st of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 103, Pitching - 103 · one-year: Batting - 114, Pitching - 113

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1971 / 1973 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
Ike Blessitt 22 R R 5' 11" 185 Sep 30, 1949 1st 4 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 -0.1
Ed Brinkman 30 R R 6' 0" 170 Dec 8, 1941 12 156 156 156 156 0 0 0 0 0 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.7
Gates Brown 33 L R 5' 11" 220 May 2, 1939 10 103 67 103 72 0 0 0 0 0 0 72 0 0 72 35 0 0.6
Ike Brown 30 R R 6' 0" 190 Apr 13, 1942 4 51 25 51 41 0 0 13 3 2 1 20 0 3 22 15 1 1.0
Les Cain 24 L L 6' 1" 200 Jan 13, 1948 4 5 5 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Norm Cash 37 L L 6' 0" 185 Nov 10, 1934 15 137 119 137 134 0 0 134 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 0 1.8 All-Star
Joe Coleman 25 R R 6' 3" 175 Feb 3, 1947 8 40 39 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.9 All-Star
Wayne Comer 28 R R 5' 10" 175 Feb 3, 1944 5 27 0 27 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 15 1 1 17 6 9 -0.3
Jim Foor 23 L L 6' 2" 170 Jan 13, 1949 2 7 0 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4 $9,300
Bill Freehan 30 R R 6' 3" 203 Nov 29, 1941 11 111 101 111 106 0 104 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 4.2 All-Star
Woodie Fryman 32 R L 6' 3" 197 Apr 12, 1940 7 16 14 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.7 $36,000
John Gamble 24 R R 5' 10" 165 Feb 10, 1948 1st 6 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 -0.0
Bill Gilbreth 24 L L 6' 0" 180 Sep 3, 1947 2 2 0 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.4
Tom Haller 35 L R 6' 4" 195 Jun 23, 1937 12 59 32 59 36 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 0 0.2 $55,000
John Hiller 29 R L 6' 1" 185 Apr 8, 1943 7 24 3 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.8
Fred Holdsworth 20 R R 6' 1" 190 May 29, 1952 1st 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Willie Horton 29 R R 5' 11" 209 Oct 18, 1942 10 108 93 108 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 80 0 30 98 12 1 1.0
Frank Howard 35 R R 6' 7" 255 Aug 8, 1936 15 14 9 14 10 0 0 10 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 0 -0.1 $120,000
Paul Jata 22 R R 6' 1" 190 Sep 4, 1949 1st 32 18 32 22 0 1 12 0 0 0 5 0 5 10 13 0 -0.2
Dalton Jones 28 L R 6' 1" 180 Dec 10, 1943 9 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 -0.2 $30,000
Al Kaline HOF 37 R R 6' 1" 175 Dec 19, 1934 20 106 68 106 92 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 0 84 84 25 0 2.6 $100,000
Mike Kilkenny 27 R L 6' 3" 175 Apr 11, 1945 4 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0
John Knox 23 L R 6' 0" 170 Jul 26, 1948 1st 14 0 14 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10 1 0.1
Lerrin LaGrow 23 R R 6' 5" 220 Jul 8, 1948 2 16 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9
Gene Lamont 25 L R 6' 1" 195 Dec 25, 1946 3 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Marv Lane 22 R R 5' 11" 180 Jan 18, 1950 2 8 1 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 3 1 5 -0.2
Don Leshnock 25 R L 6' 3" 195 Nov 25, 1946 1st 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Mickey Lolich 31 B L 6' 1" 170 Sep 12, 1940 10 41 41 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.2 $80,000 All-Star
Dick McAuliffe 32 L R 5' 11" 176 Nov 29, 1939 13 122 110 122 117 0 0 0 117 0 3 0 0 0 0 8 1 1.8 $50,000
Phil Meeler 23 R R 6' 5" 215 Jul 3, 1948 1st 7 0 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Joe Niekro 27 R R 6' 1" 185 Nov 7, 1944 6 18 7 18 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6
Jim Northrup 32 L R 6' 3" 190 Nov 24, 1939 9 134 107 134 127 0 0 2 0 0 0 50 41 72 127 17 2 0.7
Ron Perranoski 36 L L 6' 0" 180 Apr 1, 1936 12 17 0 17 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.8 $57,000
Aurelio Rodriguez 24 R R 5' 10" 180 Dec 28, 1947 6 153 150 153 153 0 0 0 0 153 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.9
Fred Scherman 27 L L 6' 1" 195 Jul 25, 1944 4 57 3 57 57 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.5
Chuck Seelbach 24 R R 6' 0" 180 Mar 20, 1948 2 61 3 61 61 61 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.8
Duke Sims 31 L R 6' 2" 197 Jun 5, 1941 9 38 28 38 29 0 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 4 9 1 1.0
Bill Slayback 24 R R 6' 4" 200 Feb 21, 1948 1st 23 13 23 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Mickey Stanley 29 R R 6' 1" 185 Jul 20, 1942 9 142 115 142 139 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 139 0 139 5 4 1.5
Joe Staton 24 L L 6' 3" 175 Mar 8, 1948 1st 6 0 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 -0.1
Bob Strampe 22 B R 6' 1" 185 Jun 13, 1950 1st 7 0 7 7 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Tony Taylor 36 R R 5' 9" 170 Dec 19, 1935 15 78 49 78 70 0 0 1 67 8 0 0 0 0 0 23 3 1.1 $60,000
Tom Timmermann 32 R R 6' 4" 215 May 12, 1940 4 35 25 35 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.8 $24,000
Chris Zachary 28 L R 6' 2" 200 Feb 19, 1944 8 25 1 25 25 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.5
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.

1971 / 1973 Roster (40-man)