1970 Detroit Tigers season

1970 Detroit Tigers season

1970 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John Fetzer
Manager(s) Mayo Smith
Local television WJBK
(George Kell, Larry Osterman)
Local radio WJR
(Ernie Harwell, Ray Lane)
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The 1970 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League East with a record of 79-83, 29 games behind the Baltimore Orioles.

Contents

  • Offseason 1
  • Regular season 2
    • Season standings 2.1
    • Notable transactions 2.2
    • Roster 2.3
  • Player stats 3
    • Batting 3.1
      • Starters by position 3.1.1
      • Other batters 3.1.2
    • Pitching 3.2
      • Starting pitchers 3.2.1
      • Other pitchers 3.2.2
      • Relief pitchers 3.2.3
  • Farm system 4
  • Notes 5
  • References 6

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L GB Pct.
Baltimore Orioles 108 54 -- .667
New York Yankees 93 69 15 .574
Boston Red Sox 87 75 21 .537
Detroit Tigers 79 83 29 .488
Cleveland Indians 76 86 32 .469
Washington Senators 70 92 38 .432

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
SS Gutiérrez, CésarCésar Gutiérrez 135 415 101 .243 0 22

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
Jones, DaltonDalton Jones 89 191 42 .220 6 21
Price, JimJim Price 52 132 24 .182 5 15
Szotkiewicz, KenKen Szotkiewicz 47 84 9 .107 3 9
Collins, KevinKevin Collins 25 24 5 .208 1 3
Hosley, TimTim Hosley 7 12 2 .167 1 2

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
Cain, LesLes Cain 29 180.2 12 7 3.84 156

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
Kilkenny, MikeMike Kilkenny 36 129 7 6 5.16 105

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
Hiller, JohnJohn Hiller 47 6 6 3 3.03 89
LaGrow, LerrinLerrin LaGrow 10 0 1 0 7.30 7

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Frank Carswell
AA Montgomery Rebels Southern League Stubby Overmire
A Rocky Mount Leafs Carolina League Max Lanier
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Dick Tracewski
Short-Season A Batavia Trojans New York-Penn League Joe Lewis
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Al Lakeman

Notes

  1. ^ Tom Matchick page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Tom Tresh page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Kevin Collins page at Baseball Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America.  
  • 1970 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference