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1953 Detroit Tigers season

1953 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Briggs Stadium (since 1912)
  • Detroit, Michigan (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Jr.
    Manager(s) Fred Hutchinson
    Local television WWJ
    Local radio WJBK/WXYZ
    (Van Patrick, Dizzy Trout)
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    The 1953 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished sixth in the American League with a record of 60–94, 40½ games behind the New York Yankees.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    American League W L Pct. GB
    New York Yankees 99 52 .656 --
    Cleveland Indians 92 62 .604 8.5
    Chicago White Sox 89 65 .578 11.5
    Boston Red Sox 84 69 .549 16
    Washington Senators 76 76 .500 23.5
    Detroit Tigers 60 94 .325 40.5
    Philadelphia Athletics 59 95 .383 41.5
    St. Louis Browns 54 100 .351 46.5

    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1953 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
    OF Nieman, BobBob Nieman 142 508 143 .281 15 69

    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
    Friend, OwenOwen Friend 31 96 17 .177 3 10
    Kaline, AlAl Kaline 30 28 7 .250 1 2

    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
    Aber, AlAl Aber 17 66.2 4 3 4.46 34

    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

    Farm system

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    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Jamestown

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