1991 Detroit Tigers season
|1991 Detroit Tigers|
|Major League affiliations|
(Larry Osterman, Jim Northrup)
(Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
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The 1991 Detroit Tigers finished in second place in the American League East with a record of 83-79 (.519). They outscored their opponents 817 to 794. The Tigers drew 1,641,661 fans to Tiger Stadium in 1991, ranking 12th of the 14 teams in the American League.
- Offseason 1
Regular season 2
- Season standings 2.1
- Opening Day lineup 2.2
- Notable transactions 2.3
- Roster 2.4
Player stats 3
- Starters by position 3.1.1
- Other batters 3.1.2
- Starting pitchers 3.2.1
- Other pitchers 3.2.2
- Relief pitchers 3.2.3
- Batting 3.1
Awards and honors 4
- League top ten finishers 4.1
- Players ranking among top 100 all time at position 4.2
- Farm system 5
- Notes 6
- References 7
- November 26, 1990: John Shelby was signed as a free agent by the Tigers.
- December 3, 1990: Bill Gullickson was signed as a free agent by the Tigers.
- December 3, 1990: Buddy Groom was drafted by the Tigers from the Chicago White Sox in the 1990 minor league draft.
- January 11, 1991: Jeff Robinson was traded by the Tigers to the Baltimore Orioles for Mickey Tettleton.
- January 21, 1991: Skeeter Barnes was signed as a free agent by the Tigers.
- March 19, 1991: Torey Lovullo was traded by the Tigers to the New York Yankees for Mark Leiter.
- In 1991, Cecil Fielder led all of baseball in home runs (44) and RBIs (133) for the second consecutive season. Once again, he finished second in the MVP voting. The MVP award was given to Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. Angry over missing out on the honor for the second straight season, Fielder lashed out at the voters, going so far as to accuse them of racism in their selection of Ripken, who was white.
- During the season, Bill Gullickson would be the last pitcher to win at least 20 games in one season for the Tigers in the 20th Century.
|Toronto Blue Jays||91||71||.562||--|
|Boston Red Sox||84||78||.519||7|
|New York Yankees||71||91||.438||20|
Opening Day lineup
DH Tony Phillips
LF Lloyd Moseby
SS Alan Trammell
1B Cecil Fielder
2B Lou Whitaker
RF Rob Deer
C Mickey Tettleton
3B Travis Fryman
CF Milt Cuyler
- April 5, 1991: Scott Lusader was selected off waivers from the Tigers by the New York Yankees.
- June 3, 1991: 1991 Major League Baseball Draft.
- June 11, 1991: Jeff Kaiser was signed as a free agent by the Tigers.
- August 5, 1991: John Moses was signed as a free agent by the Tigers.
- August 13, 1991: John Shelby was released by the Tigers.
- August 25, 1991: John Moses was released by the Tigers.
Starters by positionNote: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|C||Tettleton, MickeyMickey Tettleton||154||501||132||.263||31||89|
|1B||Fielder, CecilCecil Fielder||162||624||163||.261||44||133|
|2B||Whitaker, LouLou Whitaker||138||470||131||.279||23||78|
|3B||Fryman, TravisTravis Fryman||149||557||144||.259||21||91|
|SS||Trammell, AlanAlan Trammell||101||375||93||.248||9||55|
|LF||Moseby, LloydLloyd Moseby||74||260||68||.262||6||35|
|CF||Cuyler, MiltMilt Cuyler||154||475||122||.257||3||33|
|RF||Deer, RobRob Deer||134||448||80||.179||25||64|
|DH||Incaviglia, PetePete Incaviglia||97||337||72||.214||11||38|
Other battersNote: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
|Phillips, TonyTony Phillips||146||564||160||.284||17||72|
|Bergman, DaveDave Bergman||86||194||46||.237||7||29|
|Barnes, SkeeterSkeeter Barnes||75||159||46||.289||5||17|
|Allanson, AndyAndy Allanson||60||151||35||.232||1||16|
|Shelby, JohnJohn Shelby||53||143||22||.154||3||8|
|de los Santos, LuisLuis de los Santos||16||30||5||.167||0||0|
|Moses, JohnJohn Moses||13||21||1||.048||0||1|
Starting pitchersNote: G = Games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Gullickson, BillBill Gullickson||35||226.3||20||9||3.90||91|
|Tanana, FrankFrank Tanana||33||217.3||13||12||3.77||107|
|Terrell, WaltWalt Terrell||35||218.7||12||14||4.24||80|
Other pitchersNote: G = Games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Leiter, MarkMark Leiter||38||134.7||9||7||4.21||103|
|Cerutti, JohnJohn Cerutti||38||88.7||3||6||4.57||29|
Relief pitchersNote: G = Games pitched; W= Wins; L= Losses; SV = Saves; GF = Games Finished; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Henneman, MikeMike Henneman||60||10||2||21||50||2.88||61|
|Gibson, PaulPaul Gibson||68||5||7||8||28||4.59||52|
|Gleaton, Jerry DonJerry Don Gleaton||47||3||2||2||16||4.06||47|
|Haas, DaveDave Haas||11||1||0||0||0||6.75||6|
|Kaiser, JeffJeff Kaiser||10||0||1||2||4||9.00||4|
|Kiely, JohnJohn Kiely||7||0||1||0||3||14.85||1|
|Munoz, MikeMike Munoz||6||0||0||0||4||9.64||3|
|Dalton, MikeMike Dalton||4||0||0||0||1||3.38||4|
Awards and honors
- Mickey Tettleton, AL Silver Slugger Award at catcher
- Cecil Fielder, AL Silver Slugger Award at first base
League top ten finishers
- MLB leader in strikeouts (175)
- #8 in AL in bases on balls (89)
- #9 in AL in at bats per home run (17.9)
- Finished 2nd in AL MVP voting behind Cal Ripken, Jr.
- MLB leader in home runs (44)
- MLB leader in RBIs (133)
- MLB leader in games played (162)
- #2 in AL in at bats per home run (11.2)
- #3 in AL in strikeouts (151)
- #6 in AL in total bases (320)
- #6 in AL in extra base hits (69)
- #8 in AL in plate appearances (712)
- #9 in AL in slugging percentage (.513)
- #9 in AL in runs scored (102)
- #10 in AL in runs created (110)
- #4 in AL in strikeouts (149)
- #7 in AL in games (68)
- Finished 8th in AL Cy Young Award voting
- MLB leader in wins (20)
- AL leader in games started (35)
- #4 in AL in win percentage (.690)
- #4 in AL in bases on balls per 9 innings pitched (1.75)
- #7 in AL in earned runs allowed (98)
- #9 in AL in games finished (50)
- AL leader in hits allowed (257)
- #3 in AL in earned runs allowed (103)
- #4 in AL in losses (14)
- #5 in AL in complete games (8)
- #6 in AL in shutouts (2)
- #2 in AL in bases on balls (101)
- #4 in AL in at bats per home run (16.2)
- #6 in AL in home runs (31)
- #7 in AL in strikeouts (131)
Players ranking among top 100 all time at position
The following members of the 1991 Detroit Tigers are among the Top 100 of all time at their position, as ranked by The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract:
- John Shelby page at Baseball Reference
- Bill Gullickson page at Baseball Reference
- Buddy Groom page at Baseball Reference
- Mickey Tettleton page at Baseball Reference
- Skeeter Barnes page at Baseball Reference
- Torey Lovullo page at Baseball Reference
- Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.99, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
- "April 8, 1991 New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers". Baseball Reference.com.
- Scott Lusader page at Baseball Reference
- Kevin Morgan page at Baseball Reference
- Jeff Kaiser page at Baseball Reference
- John Moses page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997
- 1991 Detroit Tigers Regular Season Statistics
- Detroit Tigers at Baseball Almanac