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1949 Detroit Tigers season

1949 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Briggs Stadium (since 1912)
  • Detroit, Michigan (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Sr.
    Manager(s) Red Rolfe
    Local television WWJ
    (Harry Heilmann, Paul Williams, Ty Tyson)
    Local radio WJBK
    (Harry Heilmann, Van Patrick)
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    The 1949 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 87–67, 10 games behind the New York Yankees.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Tigers third baseman George Kell beat Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox for the American League batting title by 0.0002 percentage points (.3429 to .3427).[2]

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
    Boston Red Sox 96 58 .623 1
    Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 8
    Detroit Tigers 87 67 .565 10
    Philadelphia Athletics 81 73 .526 16
    Chicago White Sox 63 91 .409 34
    St. Louis Browns 53 101 .344 44
    Washington Senators 50 104 .325 47

    Roster

    1949 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
    3B Kell, GeorgeGeorge Kell 134 522 179 .343 3 59
    SS Lipon, JohnnyJohnny Lipon 127 439 110 .251 3 59

    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

    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
    Gray, TedTed Gray 34 195 10 10 3.51 96

    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
    Grissom, MarvMarv Grissom 27 2 4 0 6.41 17

    Awards and honors

    Farm system

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    Lynn franchise folded, July 19, 1949

    Notes

    1. ^ Marv Grissom page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Baseball’s Top 100: The Game’s Greatest Records, p. 44, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7

    References