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1980 Detroit Tigers season

1980 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Detroit, Michigan (since 1901)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) John Fetzer
    Manager(s) Sparky Anderson
    Local television WDIV-TV
    (George Kell, Al Kaline)
    Local radio WJR
    (Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
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    The 1980 Detroit Tigers finished in fourth place in the American League East with a record of 84-78, 19 games behind the Yankees. They outscored their opponents 830 to 757. The Tigers drew 1,785,293 fans to Tiger Stadium in 1980, ranking 7th of the 14 teams in the American League.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

    AL East W L GB Pct.
    New York Yankees 103 59 -- .636
    Baltimore Orioles 100 62 3 .617
    Milwaukee Brewers 86 76 17 .531
    Detroit Tigers 84 78 19 .519
    Boston Red Sox 83 77 19 .519
    Cleveland Indians 79 81 23 .494
    Toronto Blue Jays 67 95 36 .414


    Notable transactions

    Roster

    1980 Detroit Tigers
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders 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 Parrish, LanceLance Parrish 144 553 158 .286 24 82
    1B Hebner, RichieRichie Hebner 104 341 99 .290 12 82
    2B Whitaker, LouLou Whitaker 145 477 111 .233 1 45
    3B Brookens, TomTom Brookens 151 509 140 .275 10 66
    SS Trammell, AlanAlan Trammell 146 560 168 .300 9 65
    LF Kemp, SteveSteve Kemp 135 508 149 .293 21 101
    CF Peters, RickRick Peters 133 477 139 .291 2 42
    RF Cowens, AlAl Cowens 108 403 113 .280 5 42
    DH Summers, ChampChamp Summers 120 347 103 .297 17 60

    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
    Wockenfuss, JohnJohn Wockenfuss 126 372 102 .274 16 65
    Gibson, KirkKirk Gibson 51 175 46 .263 9 16
    Lentine, JimJim Lentine 67 161 42 .261 1 17
    Corcoran, TimTim Corcoran 84 153 44 .288 3 18
    Stegman, DaveDave Stegman 65 130 23 .177 2 9
    Thompson, JasonJason Thompson 36 126 27 .214 4 20
    Papi, StanStan Papi 46 114 27 .237 3 17
    Dyer, DuffyDuffy Dyer 48 108 20 .185 4 11
    Wagner, MarkMark Wagner 45 72 17 .236 0 3
    Jones, LynnLynn Jones 30 55 14 .255 0 6
    Gonzales, DanDan Gonzales 2 7 1 .143 0 0

    Note: pitchers' batting statistics not included

    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
    Morris, JackJack Morris 36 250 16 15 4.18 112
    Wilcox, MiltMilt Wilcox 32 198.2 13 11 4.48 97
    Schatzeder, DanDan Schatzeder 32 192.2 11 13 4.02 94
    Petry, DanDan Petry 27 164.2 10 9 3.94 88
    Fidrych, MarkMark Fidrych 9 44.1 2 3 5.68 16

    Other pitchers

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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Rozema, DaveDave Rozema 42 144.2 6 9 3.92 49
    Weaver, RogerRoger Weaver 19 63.2 3 0 4.10 42
    Robbins, BruceBruce Robbins 15 51.2 4 2 6.62 23
    Ujdur, JerryJerry Ujdur 9 21.1 1 0 7.59 8

    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
    López, AurelioAurelio López 67 13 6 21 59 3.77 97
    Underwood, PatPat Underwood 49 3 6 5 24 3.59 60
    Tobik, DaveDave Tobik 17 1 0 0 6 3.98 34
    Hiller, JohnJohn Hiller 11 1 0 0 2 4.40 18
    Billingham, JackJack Billingham 8 0 0 0 3 7.36 3

    Awards and honors

    All Star selections

    League top ten finishers

    Steve Kemp

    • #2 in MLB in time grounded into double plays (24)
    • #5 in AL in sacrifice flies

    Aurelio López

    • #3 in AL in games (67)
    • #3 in AL in games finished (59)

    Jack Morris

    • #3 in AL in earned runs allowed (116)
    • #4 in AL in games started (36)
    • #10 in MLB in bases on balls allowed (87)
    • #10 in MLB in losses (15)

    Lance Parrish

    • #2 in MLB in time grounded into double plays (24)
    • #4 in AL in strikeouts (109)
    • #10 in MLB in extra base hits (64)

    Alan Trammell

    • #5 in AL in runs scored (107)
    • #6 in AL in sacrifice hits (13)

    Milt Wilcox

    • #10 in MLB in complete games (13)

    Players ranking among top 100 all time at position

    The following members of the 1979 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

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    Notes

    References