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1973 Detroit Tigers

Roster (40-man)

Franchise Encyclopedia: 1972 / 1974

85-77, Finished 3rd in AL East (Schedule and Results)
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Manager: Billy Martin (71-63) and Joe Schultz (14-14)
GM: Jim Campbell, Scouting Dir: Ed Katalinas
Scored 642 runs, Allowed 674 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 77-85

Ballparks: Tiger Stadium · Attendance: 1,724,146 (1st of 12)
Park Factors  Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.
  multi-year:
Batting - 106, Pitching - 106 · one-year: Batting - 99, Pitching - 100

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1972 / 1974 Roster (40-man)

Team Roster & Games By Position

Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR WAR Salary
Ed Brinkman 31 R R 6' 0" 170 Dec 8, 1941 13 162 159 162 162 0 0 0 0 0 162 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1 All-Star
Gates Brown 34 L R 5' 11" 220 May 2, 1939 11 125 103 125 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 118 22 0 -0.2
Ike Brown 31 R R 6' 0" 190 Apr 13, 1942 5 42 22 42 35 0 0 21 0 2 0 12 0 0 12 2 13 1 0.2
Norm Cash 38 L L 6' 0" 185 Nov 10, 1934 16 121 105 121 114 0 0 114 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 13 0 1.7
Ron Cash 23 R R 6' 0" 180 Nov 20, 1949 1st 14 9 14 13 0 0 0 0 6 0 7 0 0 7 0 1 1 0.8
Joe Coleman 26 R R 6' 3" 175 Feb 3, 1947 9 40 40 0 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.9
Bob Didier 24 B R 6' 0" 190 Feb 16, 1949 5 7 6 7 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.3
Ed Farmer 23 R R 6' 5" 200 Oct 18, 1949 3 24 0 0 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 $19,000
Bill Freehan 31 R R 6' 3" 203 Nov 29, 1941 12 110 103 110 105 0 98 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 0 2.2 $65,000 All-Star
Woodie Fryman 33 R L 6' 3" 197 Apr 12, 1940 8 34 29 0 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.0 $53,000
John Gamble 25 R R 5' 10" 165 Feb 10, 1948 2 7 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 7 -0.0
John Hiller 30 R L 6' 1" 185 Apr 8, 1943 8 65 0 0 65 65 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.1 $25,000
Fred Holdsworth 21 R R 6' 1" 190 May 29, 1952 2 5 2 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.2
Willie Horton 30 R R 5' 11" 209 Oct 18, 1942 11 111 107 111 108 0 0 0 0 0 0 107 0 1 108 1 4 0 1.6 All-Star
Frank Howard 36 R R 6' 7" 255 Aug 8, 1936 16 85 55 85 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 76 30 0 0.0 $75,000
Gary Ignasiak 23 L L 5' 11" 185 Sep 1, 1949 1st 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Al Kaline HOF 38 R R 6' 1" 175 Dec 19, 1934 21 91 81 91 88 0 0 36 0 0 0 0 0 64 64 0 10 0 0.5 $100,000
John Knox 24 L R 6' 0" 170 Jul 26, 1948 2 12 8 12 9 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.1
Lerrin LaGrow 24 R R 6' 5" 220 Jul 8, 1948 3 21 3 0 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.4
Marv Lane 23 R R 5' 11" 180 Jan 18, 1950 3 6 2 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 6 0 0 2 0.1
Dave Lemanczyk 22 R R 6' 4" 235 Aug 17, 1950 1st 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.1
Mickey Lolich 32 B L 6' 1" 170 Sep 12, 1940 11 42 42 0 42 42 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.6 $100,000
Dick McAuliffe 33 L R 5' 11" 176 Nov 29, 1939 14 106 96 106 102 0 0 0 102 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 7 2 2.6
Bob Miller 34 R R 6' 1" 180 Feb 18, 1939 16 22 0 0 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.9 $20,000
Jim Northrup 33 L R 6' 3" 190 Nov 24, 1939 10 119 95 119 116 0 0 0 0 0 0 56 10 78 144 1 10 5 2.2
Jim Perry 37 B R 6' 4" 190 Oct 30, 1935 15 35 34 0 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.6 $61,000
Rich Reese 31 L L 6' 3" 185 Sep 29, 1941 10 59 21 59 52 0 0 37 0 0 0 21 0 1 22 0 8 5 -1.0
Aurelio Rodriguez 25 R R 5' 10" 180 Dec 28, 1947 7 160 156 160 160 0 0 0 0 160 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Fred Scherman 28 L L 6' 1" 195 Jul 25, 1944 5 35 0 1 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.4 $32,000
Chuck Seelbach 25 R R 6' 0" 180 Mar 20, 1948 3 5 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.1
Dick Sharon 23 R R 6' 2" 195 Apr 15, 1950 1st 91 43 91 91 0 0 0 0 0 0 20 7 71 98 0 3 8 1.0 $12,000
Duke Sims 32 L R 6' 2" 197 Jun 5, 1941 10 80 68 80 74 0 68 0 0 0 0 5 0 1 6 0 11 1 0.9 $47,000
Bill Slayback 25 R R 6' 4" 200 Feb 21, 1948 2 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.3
Mickey Stanley 30 R R 6' 1" 185 Jul 20, 1942 10 157 152 157 156 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 156 0 156 0 0 0 1.5
Joe Staton 25 L L 6' 3" 175 Mar 8, 1948 2 9 3 9 5 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 -0.1
Mike Strahler 26 R R 6' 4" 180 Mar 14, 1947 4 22 11 0 22 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5
Tony Taylor 37 R R 5' 9" 170 Dec 19, 1935 16 84 61 84 79 0 0 6 73 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 11 5 0.6
Tom Timmermann 33 R R 6' 4" 215 May 12, 1940 5 17 1 0 17 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.6 $27,500
Tom Veryzer 20 R R 6' 1" 175 Feb 11, 1953 1st 18 3 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 -0.2
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Yrs G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH 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.

1972 / 1974 Roster (40-man)