Journals

Conferences

Open Access Articles- Top Results for 1974 Detroit Tigers season

1974 Detroit Tigers season

1974 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Detroit, Michigan (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) John Fetzer
    Manager(s) Ralph Houk
    Local television WJBK
    (George Kell, Larry Osterman)
    Local radio WJR
    (Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
    [[1973 Detroit Tigers season#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect. < Previous season]]     [[1975 Detroit Tigers season#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Next season  >]]

    The 1974 Detroit Tigers compiled a record of 72-90. They finished in last place in the American League East, 19 games behind the Baltimore Orioles. They were outscored by their opponents 768 to 620.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    1974 was Al Kaline's final season after 22 years as a Tiger (1953-1974). He became the 12th player to join the 3000 hit club on September 24.

    On September 7, the Yankees' Graig Nettles hit a home run against the Tigers. The next time up, he hit a broken-bat single. Tigers catcher Bill Freehan scrambled for the six superballs that came bouncing out. Nettles was called out on the single, but his solo homer was allowed and the made all the difference as the Yankees won 1-0.[4]

    Season standings

    AL East W L GB Pct.
    Baltimore Orioles 91 71 -- .562
    New York Yankees 89 73 2 .549
    Boston Red Sox 84 78 7 .519
    Cleveland Indians 77 85 14 .475
    Milwaukee Brewers 76 86 15 .469
    Detroit Tigers 72 90 19 .444

    Notable transactions

    • June 10, 1974: Tim Corcoran was signed as an amateur free agent by the Tigers.[5]

    Draft Picks

    Roster

    1974 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
    C Moses, JerryJerry Moses 74 198 47 .237 4 19
    1B Freehan, BillBill Freehan 130 445 132 .297 18 60
    2B Sutherland, GaryGary Sutherland 149 619 157 .254 5 49
    3B Rodríguez, AurelioAurelio Rodríguez 159 571 127 .222 5 49
    SS Brinkman, EdEd Brinkman 153 502 111 .221 14 54
    LF Horton, WillieWillie Horton 72 238 71 .298 15 47
    CF Stanley, MickeyMickey Stanley 99 394 87 .221 8 34
    RF Northrup, JimJim Northrup 97 376 89 .237 11 42
    DH Kaline, AlAl Kaline 147 558 146 .262 13 64

    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
    LeFlore, RonRon LeFlore 59 254 66 .260 2 13
    Oglivie, BenBen Oglivie 92 252 68 .270 4 29
    Cash, NormNorm Cash 53 149 34 .228 7 12
    Nettles, JimJim Nettles 43 141 32 .227 6 17
    Sharon, DickDick Sharon 60 129 28 .217 2 10
    Lane, MarvinMarvin Lane 50 103 24 .233 2 9
    Sanders, ReggieReggie Sanders 26 99 27 .273 3 10
    Meyer, DanDan Meyer 13 50 10 .200 3 7

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Lolich, MickeyMickey Lolich 41 308 16 21 4.15 202
    Coleman, JoeJoe Coleman 41 285.2 14 12 4.32 177
    LaGrow, LerrinLerrin LaGrow 37 216.1 8 19 4.66 85
    Fryman, WoodieWoodie Fryman 27 141.2 6 9 4.32 92

    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
    Walker, LukeLuke Walker 28 92 5 5 4.99 52
    Slayback, BillBill Slayback 16 54.2 1 3 4.77 23
    Holdsworth, FredFred Holdsworth 8 35.2 0 3 4.29 16
    Ruhle, VernVern Ruhle 5 33 2 0 2.73 10

    Relief pitchers

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

    Player G W L SV GF ERA SO
    Hiller, JohnJohn Hiller 59 17 14 13 52 2.64 134
    Ray, JimJim Ray 28 1 3 2 19 4.47 26
    Lemanczyk, DaveDave Lemanczyk 22 2 1 0 10 4.00 52

    Awards and honors

    Records

    John Hiller

    • American League record, most wins in one season by a relief pitcher (17)[8]
    • Major league record (since broken), most saves in one season by a left-handed pitcher (38)[9]

    Milestones

    Al Kaline became the 12th player in the 3000 hit club on September 24

    League top ten finishers

    Joe Coleman

    • AL leader in hit batsmen (12)
    • #2 in MLB in games started (41)
    • #2 in MLB in home runs allowed (30)
    • #2 in MLB in bases on balls allowed (158)
    • #3 in MLB in earned runs allowed (137)
    • #3 in AL in wild pitches (13)
    • #6 in MLB in batters faced (1262)

    Bill Freehan

    • #5 in AL in slugging percentage (.479)

    John Hiller

    • #6 in AL in games finished (52)
    • #7 in AL in saves (13)

    Al Kaline

    • 3rd oldest player in AL (39)

    Lerrin LaGrow

    • #3 in AL in losses (19)
    • #4 in AL in wild pitches (12)
    • #8 in AL in earned runs allowed (112)

    Mickey Lolich

    • MLB leader in home runs allowed (38)
    • AL leader in losses (21)
    • MLB leader in earned runs allowed (142)
    • #2 in MLB in games started (41)
    • #2 in MLB in hits allowed (310)
    • #3 in MLB in complete games (27)
    • #4 in AL in strikeout to walk ratio (2.59)
    • #5 in AL in strikeouts (202)
    • #5 in MLB in batters faced (1263)
    • #7 in MLB in innings pitched (308)

    Aurelio Rodríguez

    • AL leader in games at third base (159)
    • AL leader in innings at third base (1391-2/3)
    • #4 in AL in games played (159)
    • #5 in AL in outs (470)

    Gary Sutherland

    • AL leader in outs (489)
    • #2 in AL in at bats per strikeout (16.7)
    • #3 in AL in at bats (619)
    • #4 in AL in singles (131)

    Players ranking among top 100 all time at position

    The following members of the 1975 Detroit Tigers are among the Top 100 of all time at their position, as ranked by The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract in 2001:

    Farm system

    #REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.AAA#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Evansville Triplets#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.American Association#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Fred Hatfield#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.AA#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Montgomery Rebels#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Southern League#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Jim Leyland#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.A#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Lakeland Tigers#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Florida State League#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Stubby Overmire#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.A#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Clinton Pilots#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Midwest League#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Len Okrie#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Rookie#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Bristol Tigers#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Appalachian League#REDIRECTmw:Help:Magic words#Other
    This page is a soft redirect.Joe Lewis
    Level Team League Manager

    LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Bristol

    Notes

    References