1954 Detroit Tigers season

1954 Detroit Tigers season

1954 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Jr.
Manager(s) Fred Hutchinson
Local television WJBK
Local radio WKMH
(Van Patrick, Dizzy Trout)
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The 1954 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 68-86, 43 games behind the Cleveland Indians.

Contents

  • Regular season 1
    • Season standings 1.1
    • Notable transactions 1.2
    • Roster 1.3
  • Player stats 2
    • Batting 2.1
      • Starters by position 2.1.1
      • Other batters 2.1.2
    • Pitching 2.2
      • Starting pitchers 2.2.1
      • Other pitchers 2.2.2
      • Relief pitchers 2.2.3
  • Farm system 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 111 43 .721 --
New York Yankees 103 51 .669 8
Chicago White Sox 94 60 .610 17
Boston Red Sox 69 85 .448 42
Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 43
Washington Senators 66 88 .429 45
Baltimore Orioles 54 100 .351 57
Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 .331 60

Notable transactions

Roster

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C House, FrankFrank House 114 352 88 .250 9 38
RF Kaline, AlAl Kaline 138 504 139 .276 4 43

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G IP W L ERA SO
Aber, AlAl Aber 32 124.2 5 11 3.97 54
Branca, RalphRalph Branca 17 45.1 3 3 5.76 15

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G W L SV ERA SO
Miller, BobBob Miller 32 1 1 1 2.45 27
Donovan, DickDick Donovan 2 0 0 0 10.50 2

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Billy Hitchcock
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Bill Norman, Stubby Overmire and Pat Mullin
A Wilkes-Barre Barons Eastern League Dan Carnevale
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Charlie Metro
C Greenville Tigers Cotton States League Willis Hudlin
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Bob Mavis
D Valdosta Tigers Georgia-Florida League Marv Owen and Stan Wasiak
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Danny Litwhiler and Wayne Blackburn

Notes

  1. ^ Van Fletcher page at Baseball-Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America.  
  • 1954 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference