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1956 Detroit Tigers  (1955)  (1957)
65-89, 5th in American League
Scored 837 runs, Allowed 844 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 76-78
Defensive Efficiency Rating: .690
Park Factor: Batting - 95 / Pitching - 95 (over 100 favors batters)
Pyth2 W-L: 91-63   (What is this?)

Actual W-L record in MLB: 82-72
Manager(s): Tom Austad

Team Batting (ordered by runs created)    Glossary        Team Schedule and Splits            Photos
 Pos Player               Ag   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   RC  RC/27  Defense  Diff
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
 OF  Al Kaline            21  154  623  100  191  49   6  22  107   2   1   69   65  .307  .370  .510  121   7.3  1(-4)e6   -32  
 OF  Jim Lemon            28  143  534   92  159  28  15  23  104   1   3   58  115  .298  .367  .536  104   7.2  4(-1)e14   53  
 SS  Harvey Kuenn         25  147  596   92  190  38   2  14   84   7   2   46   35  .319  .369  .460  102   6.6  3e24      -29  
 C   Stan Lopata          30  140  518  103  136  31   7  38  111   0   0   67   94  .263  .345  .569   99   6.7  4(+2)e9    27  
 3B *Eddie Mathews        24  149  577  111  141  20   1  38   81   1   0   89   99  .244  .343  .480   96   5.7  3e29      -69  
 2B *Pete Runnels         28  136  519   77  166  24   9   6   50   2   1   55   51  .320  .386  .435   89   6.5  4e25       17  
 C   Red Wilson           27   87  212   46   79  22   3  13   47   1   0   42   19  .373  .475  .689   72  14.1  3(0)e5    319  
 OF  Bill Tuttle          27  153  568   61  132  21   3   5   60   1   2   44   63  .232  .286  .306   49   3.0  2(-1)e11  -66  
 2B  Frank Bolling        24  100  283   49   74  16   5   3   27   1   2   34   36  .261  .338  .385   37   4.4  2e19      -66  
 UT *Tito Francona        22   57  166   20   42   7   2   5   30   0   1   17   27  .253  .317  .410   21   4.5             20  
 1B *Preston Ward         28   52  134   22   37   8   1   4   18   0   0   12    6  .276  .336  .440   20   5.8  3e21      -19  
 1B  Jack Phillips        34   60  151   20   42   9   1   1   15   0   0    7   16  .278  .308  .371   15   3.6  4e25      -59  
 1B *Wayne Belardi        25   61   89    8   18   4   0   3   14   0   0    9    6  .202  .284  .348    8   3.0  3e21     -167  
 UT  Bobby Adams          34   29   48    6   12   1   1   0    5   0   0   14    9  .250  .419  .312    7   5.7             72  
 PH *Jim Small            19   70   60    8   18   3   1   0   12   0   0    5    5  .300  .343  .383    7   4.7            -41  
 PH *Joe Caffie           25   11   11    1    3   0   0   0    2   0   0    0    2  .273  .273  .273    0   2.8           -228  
 OF #Solly Drake          25   15   12    2    3   0   0   0    1   1   0    0    2  .250  .250  .250    0   1.6  4(0)e3   -165  
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
             Average age: 26                                                                           858                   -6

     * - bats left-handed, # - switch hits, otherwise bats right-handed

Team Pitching   Glossary

     Player               Ag  W   L   Pct   G   GS  CG  GF  SV  BS SHO   IP     H    R   ER   HR  BB   SO   ERA   RC  RC/27  OPS
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
  P  Bob Friend           25  20  16  .556  43  39  12   2   0   1   2  284.0  340  171  158  24   88  135  5.01  170   5.4   82  
  P  Frank Lary           26  14  14  .500  39  38   7   1   1   0   0  257.1  308  158  134  26  114  144  4.69  166   5.8   69  
  P  Paul Foytack         25  10  18  .357  38  36   4   1   0   0   0  252.0  200  146  121  33  140  193  4.32  122   4.3   -3  
  P  Roger Craig          26   8   9  .471  33  32   0   0   0   0   0  166.1  148   95   87  28   69  102  4.71   89   4.8   21  
  P  Steve Gromek         36   6   3  .667  45   2   0  26   1   0   0   72.2   73   40   33  11   19   38  4.09   40   5.0  -50  
  P *Billy Hoeft          24   3   6  .333  44   0   0  16   0   0   0   91.2  112   63   53   7   54   61  5.20   64   6.3   15  
  P *Dick Littlefield     30   3   7  .300  51   7   0  17   1   5   0   96.0  118   87   82  24   55   76  7.69   88   8.2  216  
  P  Walt Masterson       36   1   3  .250  15   0   0   4   0   1   0   24.2   29   14   10   1   19   15  3.65   16   5.9   15  
  P *Al Aber              28   0   0  .000  10   0   0   4   0   1   0   16.1   17   11   10   0    7    6  5.51    7   3.8   -7  
  P *Don Mossi            27   0   6  .000  55   0   0  26   4   6   0   75.1   66   33   25   4   24   50  2.99   30   3.7  -35  
  P  Ray Narleski         27   0   7  .000  41   0   0  34  20   5   0   41.0   46   26   19   8   14   29  4.17   29   6.4  265  
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
             Average age: 26                                                                                      824         53

     * - throws left-handed, otherwise throws right-handed


Team Fielding   (completed seasons only)
 An asterisk after a player's name means his fielding stats are for multiple teams.

 Catchers              Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP  OSB OCS
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---
 Stan Lopata           886 102 105  618   30   8   3  .988  27  17
 Red Wilson            491  52  71  311   15   4   1  .988   8   3
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---

First Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Jack Phillips 307 37 41 304 21 7 37 .979 9.54 Stan Lopata 271 33 33 272 21 4 34 .987 9.72 Preston Ward 266 30 37 227 31 5 26 .981 8.73 Tito Francona 192 22 25 156 17 3 17 .983 8.12 Pete Runnels 183 18 29 173 13 1 18 .995 9.15 Wayne Belardi 159 14 33 172 8 4 17 .978 10.21 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Second Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Pete Runnels 701 83 87 235 198 9 54 .980 5.56 Frank Bolling 648 69 95 206 208 8 62 .981 5.75 Bobby Adams 28 2 7 6 7 1 3 .929 4.18 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Third Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Eddie Mathews 1310 146 148 109 292 23 40 .946 2.75 Bobby Adams 67 8 8 5 21 2 4 .929 3.49 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Shortstop Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Harvey Kuenn 1218 134 144 196 411 18 78 .971 4.48 Pete Runnels 159 20 20 26 57 6 14 .933 4.70 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

 Left Field            Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP    RF
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----
 Jim Lemon            1207 136 138  237    9  17   0  .935  1.83
 Tito Francona         130  15  16   33    1   1   0  .971  2.35
 Jim Small              20   1  10    3    0   0   0 1.000  1.37
 Solly Drake            12   1   2    2    1   0   0 1.000  2.25
 Preston Ward            8   1   1    2    0   0   0 1.000  2.25
 Wayne Belardi           1   0   1    1    0   0   0 1.000 13.50
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Center Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Bill Tuttle 1339 150 153 430 17 9 3 .980 3.00 Tito Francona 27 4 5 10 0 1 0 .909 3.38 Jim Small 10 0 5 3 1 0 0 1.000 3.60 Al Kaline 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Right Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Al Kaline 1376 154 154 324 8 6 1 .982 2.17 Jim Lemon 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

1956 Draft


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