1994 Detroit Tigers season

1994 Detroit Tigers season

1994 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Mike Ilitch
Manager(s) Sparky Anderson
Local television WDIV-TV
(Al Kaline)
PASS
(Ernie Harwell, Jim Price, Jim Northrup)
Local radio WJR
(Rick Rizzs, Bob Rathbun)
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The Detroit Tigers' 1994 season had a record of 53-62 in a strike-shortened season. The season ended with the Tigers in 5th place in the newly formed American League East Division. The season featured the return of former star Kirk Gibson, the return of Ernie Harwell to the television broadcast booth and the 18th season of the Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker double play combination.

Offseason

Regular season

By Friday, August 12, the Tigers had compiled a 53-62 record through 115 games. They had scored 652 runs (5.67 per game) and had allowed 671 runs (5.83 per game).[8]

The Tigers were struggling in terms of strikeouts, as their pitchers had combined for the fewest strikeouts (560) and their batters had combined for the most strikeouts (897) in the Majors. Tigers' pitchers also had the most intentional walks in the Majors (74), the fewest shutouts (1) and tied the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers for the fewest saves (20).[9]

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619 33–24 37–19
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.563 28–27 35–22
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478 16 33–26 22–34
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470 17 31–33 23–28
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461 18 34–24 19–38
Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619
Chicago White Sox 67 46 0.593
Texas Rangers 52 62 0.456
Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 66 47 0.584 +2½
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.563
Kansas City Royals 64 51 0.557 ½
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470 10½
Minnesota Twins 53 60 0.469 10½
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461 11½
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 0.461 11½
Oakland Athletics 51 63 0.447 13
Seattle Mariners 49 63 0.438 14
California Angels 47 68 0.409 17½


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

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Joe Sparks and Larry Parrish
AA Trenton Thunder Eastern League Tom Runnells
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Gerry Groninger and Mark Wagner
A Fayetteville Generals South Atlantic League Dwight Lowry
Short-Season A Jamestown Jammers New York-Penn League Dave Anderson
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Kevin Bradshaw
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Niagara Falls[12]

References

  1. ^ Eric Davis page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Joe Boever page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Kirk Gibson page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Tim Belcher page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Juan Samuel page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Kevin Morgan page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Rico Brogna page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/AL/1994.shtml
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/MLB/1994.shtml
  10. ^ Jorge Velandia page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Greg Cadaret page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

External links

  • 1994 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference