1995 Detroit Tigers season
|1995 Detroit Tigers|
|Major League affiliations|
(Al Kaline, Jim Price)
(Ernie Harwell, Jim Price, Fred McLeod)
(Frank Beckmann, Lary Sorensen)
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The 1995 Detroit Tigers finished in fourth place in the American League Eastern Division with a record of 60–84 (.417).
This was legendary manager Sparky Anderson's final year. Although the team fielded a respectable lineup, the pitching continued to be a liability; they were outscored by their opponents 844–654. Only the Minnesota Twins allowed more runs in the American League. Despite their inconsistencies, the Tigers found themselves just three games out of first place after beating Kansas City, 4-2 on July 9. However, when play resumed after the All-Star break, the Tigers went into perpetual free fall, winning just 23 of 74 games. The Tigers drew 1,180,979 fans to Tiger Stadium in 1995, ranking 11th of the 14 teams in the American League.
|Boston Red Sox||86||58||.597||--|
|New York Yankees *||78||65||.549||7.0|
|Toronto Blue Jays||56||88||.389||30.0|
- April 3, 1995: Kent Bottenfield was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
- April 7, 1995: Joe Boever was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
- April 7, 1995: Kirk Gibson was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
- April 13, 1995: Tony Phillips was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the California Angels for Chad Curtis.
- April 17, 1995: Juan Samuel was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
- June 1, 1995: Mark Mulder was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 55th round of the 1995 amateur draft, but did not sign.
- June 1, 1995: Gabe Kapler was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 57th round of the 1995 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1995.
- August 7, 1995: Buddy Groom was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Florida Marlins for a player to be named later. The Florida Marlins sent Mike Myers (August 9, 1995) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.
- August 10, 1995: Mike Henneman was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Houston Astros for a player to be named later. The Houston Astros sent Phil Nevin (August 15, 1995) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.
- September 8, 1995: Juan Samuel was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later. The Kansas City Royals sent Phil Hiatt (September 14, 1995) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.
Starters by positionNote: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|C||Flaherty, JohnJohn Flaherty||112||226||56||.248||4||22|
|1B||Fielder, CecilCecil Fielder||136||376||94||.250||27||72|
|2B||Whitaker, LouLou Whitaker||84||249||73||.293||14||44|
|3B||Fryman, TravisTravis Fryman||144||567||156||.275||15||81|
|SS||Gomez, ChrisChris Gomez||123||431||96||.223||11||50|
|LF||Higginson, BobbyBobby Higginson||131||410||92||.224||14||43|
|CF||Curtis, ChadChad Curtis||144||586||157||.268||21||67|
|RF||Bautista, DannyDanny Bautista||89||271||55||.203||7||27|
|DH||Gibson, KirkKirk Gibson||70||227||59||.260||9||35|
Other battersNote: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Trammell, AlanAlan Trammell||74||223||60||.269||2||23|
|Fletcher, ScottScott Fletcher||67|
|Samuel, JuanJuan Samuel||76|
|Tingley, RonRon Tingley||54|
|Stubbs, FranklinFranklin Stubbs||62|
|Clark, TonyTony Clark||27|
|Nevin, PhilPhil Nevin||29|
|Cuyler, MiltMilt Cuyler||41|
|White, DerrickDerrick White||39||48||9||.188||0||2|
|Steverson, ToddTodd Steverson||30|
|Rodriguez, SteveSteve Rodriguez||12|
|Pemberton, RudyRudy Pemberton||12|
|Hall, JoeJoe Hall||7|
|Penn, ShannonShannon Penn||3|
Starting pitchersNote: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Bergman, SeanSean Bergman|
|Moore, MikeMike Moore|
|Wells, DavidDavid Wells|
|Lima, JoséJosé Lima|
|Nitkowski, C. J.C. J. Nitkowski|
|Sodowsky, ClintClint Sodowsky|
|Ahearne, PatPat Ahearne||4||10||0||2||11.70||4|
Other pitchersNote: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Lira, FelipeFelipe Lira|
|Bohanon, BrianBrian Bohanon|
Relief pitchersNote: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
|Henneman, MikeMike Henneman|
|Boever, JoeJoe Boever||60||5||7||3||6.39||71|
|Doherty, JohnJohn Doherty|
|Maxcy, BrianBrian Maxcy|
|Christopher, MikeMike Christopher|
|Groom, BuddyBuddy Groom|
|Wickander, KevinKevin Wickander|
|Blomdahl, BenBen Blomdahl|
|Myers, MikeMike Myers|
|Gohr, GregGreg Gohr|
|Henry, DwayneDwayne Henry|
|Gardiner, MikeMike Gardiner|
|Whiteside, SeanSean Whiteside|
- Tony Phillips Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
- Juan Samuel Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
- Mark Mulder Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
- Gabe Kapler Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997
- 1995 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference