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1944 Detroit Tigers season

1944 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Briggs Stadium (since 1912)
  • Detroit, Michigan (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Sr.
    Manager(s) Steve O'Neill
    Local radio WXYZ
    (Harry Heilmann)
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    The 1944 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished second in the American League with a record of 88–66, just one game behind the first place St. Louis Browns.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    On April 19, first baseman Rudy York recorded his 1,000th career hit.

    On September 18, the Tigers found themselves in first place for the first time all season. The Yankees lost two games to the Athletics, while the Browns split two games with the White Sox. With the Tigers sweeping Cleveland, the Tigers jumped over the Yankees and Browns for first place.[3] The Browns were a half game back, while the Yankees were two games back.

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    St. Louis Browns 89 65 .578 --
    Detroit Tigers 88 66 .571 1
    New York Yankees 83 71 .539 6
    Boston Red Sox 77 77 .500 12
    Cleveland Indians 72 82 .468 17
    Philadelphia Athletics 72 82 .468 17
    Chicago White Sox 71 83 .461 18
    Washington Senators 64 90 .416 25

    Roster

    1944 Detroit Tigers
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders

    Other batters

    Manager

    Coaches

    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

    Other batters

    Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    Swift, BobBob Swift 80 247 63 .255 1 19
    Heffner, DonDon Heffner 6 19 4 .211 0 1

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Beck, Boom-BoomBoom-Boom Beck 28 1 2 1 3.89 25
    Mooty, JakeJake Mooty 15 0 0 0 4.45 7
    Eaton, ZebZeb Eaton 6 0 0 0 5.74 4

    Awards and honors

    1944 MLB All-Star Game

    Farm system

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    Notes

    1. ^ Rip Radcliff page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Joe Ginsberg page at Baseball Reference
    3. ^ As Good As It Got, The 1944 St. Louis Browns, p. 94, David Alan Heller, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2003, ISBN 0-7385-3199-5

    References

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