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1951 Detroit Tigers season

1951 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/WXYZ
    (Paul Williams, Ty Tyson)
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    The 1951 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 73–81, 25 games behind the New York Yankees.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    On August 19, the Tigers played a doubleheader in St. Louis against the Browns. In the second game, after the Tigers had batted in the top of the first inning, the Browns sent midget Eddie Gaedel up to pinch-hit for leadoff batter Frank Saucier. Gaedel, at a height of 3'7", is to date the shortest player to appear in a Major League Baseball game. Umpire Ed Hurley challenged the decision to allow Gaedel to participate in an at-bat. Browns manager Zack Taylor produced a contract.[2] Tigers pitcher Bob Cain walked him.[3] Jim Delsing pinch ran for Gaedel,[3] but failed to score. The Tigers won the game, 6–2.

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 98 56 .636 --
    Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 5
    Boston Red Sox 87 67 .565 11
    Chicago White Sox 81 73 .526 17
    Detroit Tigers 73 81 .474 25
    Philadelphia Athletics 70 84 .455 28
    Washington Senators 62 92 .403 36
    St. Louis Browns 52 102 .338 46

    Notable transactions

    All-Star Game

    The 1951 All-Star Game was originally awarded to the Philadelphia Phillies. The City of Detroit was celebrating the 250th anniversary of its founding in 1701 and requested to host the year's All-Star Game. Although the National League was scheduled to host the game in '51, the game was moved to Detroit's Briggs Stadium to coincide with the city's celebration. The Phillies instead hosted the 1952 All-Star Game at Shibe Park.[4]

    Roster

    1951 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
    SS Lipon, JohnnyJohnny Lipon 129 487 129 .265 0 38

    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

    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
    Cain, BobBob Cain 35 149.1 11 10 4.70 58
    McLeland, WayneWayne McLeland 6 11 0 1 8.18 0

    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
    Bearden, GeneGene Bearden 37 3 4 0 4.33 38

    Farm system

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    Notes

    1. ^ Marv Grissom page at Baseball Reference
    2. ^ Numbelivable!, p. 92, Michael X. Ferraro and John Veneziano, Triumph Books, Chicago, Illinois, 2007, ISBN 978-1-57243-990-0
    3. ^ a b Numbelivable!, p. 93
    4. ^ Vincent, David; Lyle Spatz; David W. Smith (2001). The Midsummer Classic: The Complete History of Baseball's All-Star Game. University of Nebraska Press. p. 111. ISBN 0-8032-9273-2. 

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