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1978 Detroit Tigers  (1977)  (1979)
81-81, 5th in AL Eastern Division
Scored 754 runs, Allowed 771 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 79-83
Defensive Efficiency Rating: .701
Park Factor: Batting - 109 / Pitching - 110 (over 100 favors batters)
Pyth2 W-L: 90-72   (What is this?)

Actual W-L record in MLB: 86-76
Manager(s): Dennis Van Langen

Team Batting (ordered by runs created)    Glossary        Team Schedule and Splits            Photos Batting Splits     Pitching Splits
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 Pos Player               Ag   G   AB    R    H   2B  3B  HR  RBI  SB  CS  BB   SO    BA   OBP   SLG   RC  RC/27  Defense  Diff
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
 OF  Ron Leflore          30  162  686  126  222  26   3  17   76 134  31   63  119  .324  .381  .445  131   6.9  3(0)e12    59  
 1B *Jason Thompson       24  162  620  101  194  25   1  30  110   1   0   89   86  .313  .397  .502  125   7.6  4e12       63  
 OF *Steve Kemp           23  162  606   99  171  19   6  25  101   1   2  116   98  .282  .394  .457  116   6.9  4(+1)e8    73  
 2B *Lou Whitaker         21  145  509   72  156  15   9   3   67  22  22   73   57  .306  .391  .389   77   5.3  2e22       61  
 UT *Richie Hebner        30  139  462   60  126  23   2  14   72   3   9   44   75  .273  .342  .422   61   4.6            -70  
 C   Rick Dempsey         28  127  376   41   94  26   1   5   41   6   1   36   48  .250  .312  .364   42   3.8  2(-2)e7    -6  
 SS  Alan Trammell        20  146  477   47  117   8   6   3   44   4   5   35   70  .245  .297  .306   40   2.8  2e17      -72  
 3B  Hector Cruz          25   89  292   32   70  14   2  15   39   1   1   18   56  .240  .283  .455   34   4.0  4e33       77  
 OF *Tim Corcoran         25   88  268   32   66  11   3   3   21   3   0   13   24  .246  .291  .343   25   3.2  3(-1)e5    -9  
 3B *Phil Mankowski       25   78  220   29   65   6   0   3   22   0   6   24   29  .295  .366  .364   24   3.7  4e14       20  
 1B  John Wockenfuss      29   61  182   16   45   3   0   8   27   0   0   15   15  .247  .303  .396   20   3.7  4e25      -81  
 3B  Rick Auerbach        28   39   54   15   22   7   0   3   10   0   1   10    9  .407  .508  .704   19  16.4  4e37      253  
 OF *Greg Gross           25   80  239   24   48   6   2   0   24   1   2   30   11  .201  .287  .243   17   2.3  3(+1)e8  -142  
 UT *Tim McCarver         36   51  124   16   27   5   0   1   22   1   1   25   27  .218  .346  .282   13   3.5            -80  
 SS  Bert Campaneris      36   44   93   21   28   4   3   1    7  17   5    4   10  .301  .327  .441   13   4.7  3e40      285  
 C   Lance Parrish        22   50  128    9   30   8   1   4   20   0   0    4   30  .234  .258  .406   10   2.8  4(-2)e5   -14  
 C  *Milt May             27   19   48    4   15   0   0   3    5   0   0    2    1  .312  .340  .500    8   6.8  3(0)e3    174  
 OF *Champ Summers        32   11   19    3    5   2   0   0    1   1   0    6    1  .263  .423  .368    4   7.3  4(0)e20    11  
 2B  Mark Wagner          24   41  112    6   17   0   1   0    5   1   0    2    9  .152  .179  .170    3   1.0  4e41     -207  
 OF *Tom Poquette         26   17   44    1    8   1   1   1    2   0   0    0    5  .182  .182  .318    1   1.3  3(-1)e18  -97  
+---+--------------------+--+----+----+----+----+---+---+---+----+---+---+----+----+-----+-----+-----+----+-----+---------+----+
             Average age: 25                                                                           794                   13

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

Team Pitching   Glossary
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     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  Gaylord Perry        39  17  17  .500  37  37  14   0   0   0   0  278.0  303  143  124  21   80  142  4.01  142   4.6   66  
  P *Ross Grimsley        28  13  17  .433  37  37  13   0   0   0   0  268.0  284  139  121  36   66   82  4.06  143   4.8   75  
  P  Jack Morris          23  10   1  .909  36   6   2  21   1   0   1  100.1   91   35   29   6   34   34  2.60   37   3.3 -117  
  P  Dave Rozema          21  10  16  .385  34  34   7   0   0   0   1  228.1  278  143  124  25   76   71  4.89  144   5.6   99  
  P  Ken Forsch           31   7   9  .438  57   4   1  37  15   4   1  123.2  119   62   54   8   28   67  3.93   49   3.5   -9  
  P *Rich Hinton          31   6   1  .857  39   0   0  18   6   4   0   63.2   66   24   21   4   33   45  2.97   34   4.8   35  
  P *Bob Sykes            23   6   3  .667  26  10   0   6   1   0   0   69.1   92   50   45  12   24   44  5.84   50   6.5   73  
  P *Dave Roberts         33   5   5  .500  14  14   2   0   0   0   1   96.1   98   52   47  14   22   38  4.39   46   4.4  -95  
  P  Kip Young            23   4   4  .500  13  11   2   0   0   0   1   78.2   77   37   35  11   28   41  4.00   41   4.7   94  
  P *Kevin Kobel          24   2   6  .250  29   9   0  10   2   3   0   88.2  109   63   55  12   30   40  5.58   61   6.2  144  
  P *Mickey Lolich        37   1   1  .500  31   0   0  18   7   1   0   24.2   21    9    9   1    7    9  3.28    8   3.0  -38  
  P  Steve Baker          21   0   1  .000  22   0   0  11   1   0   0   27.1   20   14   12   3   18   11  3.95   12   3.8  -75  
+---+--------------------+--+---+---+-----+---+---+---+---+---+---+---+------+----+----+----+---+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+
             Average age: 28                                                                                      772         46

     * - 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
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---
 Rick Dempsey          955 105 125  459   32   8   2  .984  27  15
 Lance Parrish         308  35  43  149   13   0   0 1.000  13   5
 Tim McCarver           94  12  14   47    2   0   0 1.000   9   2
 Milt May               90  10  11   55    5   1   1  .984   6   2
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+---+---

First Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Jason Thompson 717 81 81 729 49 5 68 .994 9.77 Richie Hebner 473 52 61 491 33 2 47 .996 9.98 Tim McCarver 136 16 17 143 5 5 10 .967 9.79 John Wockenfuss 119 13 19 127 4 3 8 .978 9.88 Champ Summers 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Second Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Lou Whitaker 1163 130 140 381 359 21 95 .972 5.73 Mark Wagner 203 25 28 77 49 6 16 .955 5.58 Richie Hebner 76 7 12 32 18 3 3 .943 5.92 Rick Auerbach 5 0 3 6 2 0 0 1.000 14.40 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Third Base Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Hector Cruz 575 65 70 78 118 12 11 .942 3.07 Phil Mankowski 541 59 70 79 137 5 9 .977 3.59 Richie Hebner 243 28 34 33 57 4 3 .957 3.33 Rick Auerbach 87 10 19 10 23 0 5 1.000 3.41 Lance Parrish 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 9.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Shortstop Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Alan Trammell 1132 124 141 327 388 10 79 .986 5.68 Bert Campaneris 238 31 38 63 71 11 14 .924 5.07 Mark Wagner 63 7 10 22 17 3 5 .929 5.57 Rick Auerbach 14 0 5 4 4 0 1 1.000 5.14 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

 Left Field            Inn  GS  G   PO    A   E   DP   FP    RF
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----
 Steve Kemp           1365 153 153  272   11  10   1  .966  1.87
 Greg Gross             53   6   7   15    1   0   0 1.000  2.72
 Tom Poquette           27   3   3    9    0   1   0  .900  3.00
 Hector Cruz             1   0   1    0    0   0   0  .000  0.00
 John Wockenfuss         1   0   1    0    0   0   0  .000  0.00
+--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Center Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Ron Leflore 1442 162 162 393 12 11 0 .974 2.53 Tim Corcoran 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.50 Tom Poquette 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 Greg Gross 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.00 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

Right Field Inn GS G PO A E DP FP RF +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+----- Tim Corcoran 682 77 81 136 6 0 1 1.000 1.87 Greg Gross 540 60 64 97 1 3 0 .970 1.63 Hector Cruz 149 18 19 32 0 3 0 .914 1.93 Tom Poquette 66 7 8 10 0 0 0 1.000 1.36 Champ Summers 10 0 2 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.87 +--------------------+----+---+---+----+----+---+---+-----+-----

1978 Draft


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