1989 Detroit Tigers season

1989 Detroit Tigers season

1989 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Monaghan
Manager(s) Sparky Anderson
Local television WDIV-TV
(Al Kaline)
PASS
(Larry Osterman, Jim Northrup)
Local radio WJR
(Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
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The Detroit Tigers' 1989 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Detroit Tigers attempting to win the AL East.

Offseason

Regular season

In August, pitcher Charles Hudson, driving drunk, slammed his Mercury Cougar into a telephone pole in a Detroit suburb. He broke his left leg and his right knee needed reconstructive surgery. Hudson would later discuss how he began to drink as he struggled in his baseball career. He would not pitch in the major leagues again and the Tigers released him in November 1989.[7]

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 89 73 .549 --
Baltimore Orioles 87 75 .537 2
Boston Red Sox 83 79 .512 6
Milwaukee Brewers 81 81 .500 8
New York Yankees 74 87 .460 14½
Cleveland Indians 73 89 .451 16
Detroit Tigers 59 103 .364 30

Notable transactions

Roster

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

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 Heath, MikeMike Heath 122 396 104 .263 10 43
1B Bergman, DaveDave Bergman 137 385 103 .268 7 37
2B Whitaker, LouLou Whitaker 148 509 128 .251 28 85
3B Schu, RickRick Schu 98 266 57 .214 7 21
SS Trammell, AlanAlan Trammell 121 449 109 .243 5 43
LF Lynn, FredFred Lynn 117 353 85 .241 11 46
CF Pettis, GaryGary Pettis 119 444 114 .257 1 18
RF Lemon, ChetChet Lemon 127 414 98 .237 7 47
DH Moreland, KeithKeith Moreland 90 318 95 .299 5 35

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
Richie, RobRob Richie 19 49 13 .265 1 10

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
Robinson, JeffJeff Robinson 16 78 4 5 4.73 40

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

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League John Wockenfuss
AA London Tigers Eastern League Chris Chambliss
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Johnny Lipon
A Fayetteville Generals South Atlantic League Gene Roof
Short-Season A Niagara Falls Rapids New York-Penn League Rick Magnante
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Rubén Amaro, Sr.
[11]

Notes

  1. ^ Ray Knight page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/bockura01.shtml
  3. ^ Doyle Alexander page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Mark Huismann page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Tom Brookens page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Kenny Williams page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ John Harper (February 22, 1995). "A Crash-Course Cubbie". New York Daily News. 
  8. ^ Rick Schu page at Baseball Reference
  9. ^ Tracy Jones page at Baseball Reference
  10. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/a/atherke01.shtml
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

References

  • 1989 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference
  • Tigers at Baseball Almanac