1954 Detroit Tigers season

The 1954 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 68–86, 43 games behind the Cleveland Indians.

1954 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Walter Briggs, Jr.
General manager(s)Muddy Ruel
Manager(s)Fred Hutchinson
Local televisionWJBK
Local radioWKMH
(Van Patrick, Dizzy Trout)
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Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 111 43 .721 --
New York Yankees 103 51 .669 8
Chicago White Sox 94 60 .610 17
Boston Red Sox 69 85 .448 42
Detroit Tigers 68 86 .442 43
Washington Senators 66 88 .429 45
Baltimore Orioles 54 100 .351 57
Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 .331 60

Record vs. opponents

1954 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI WSH
Baltimore 11–11 7–15 3–19 8–14 5–17 10–12 10–12
Boston 11–11 5–17 2–20–2 14–8 9–13 15–7 13–9
Chicago 15–7 17–5 11–11 12–10–1 7–15 17–5 15–7
Cleveland 19–3 20–2–2 11–11 14–8 11–11 18–4 18–4
Detroit 14–8 8–14 10–12–1 8–14 6–16 13–9 9–13
New York 17–5 13–9 15–7 11–11 16–6 18–4–1 13–9
Philadelphia 12–10 7–15 5–17 4–18 9–13 4–18–1 10–12–1
Washington 12–10 9–13 7–15 4–18 13–9 9–13 12–10–1

Notable transactions

Roster

1954 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 Frank House 114 352 88 .250 9 38
RF Al Kaline 138 504 139 .276 4 43

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
Al Aber 32 124.2 5 11 3.97 54
Ralph Branca 17 45.1 3 3 5.76 15

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
Bob Miller 32 1 1 1 2.45 27
Dick Donovan 2 0 0 0 10.50 2

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Billy Hitchcock
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Bill Norman, Stubby Overmire and Pat Mullin
A Wilkes-Barre Barons Eastern League Dan Carnevale
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Charlie Metro
C Greenville Tigers Cotton States League Willis Hudlin
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Bob Mavis
D Valdosta Tigers Georgia–Florida League Marv Owen and Stan Wasiak
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Danny Litwhiler and Wayne Blackburn

Notes

  1. ^ Van Fletcher at Baseball-Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1954 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference
1954 in Michigan

Events from the year 1954 in Michigan.

American League
National League
Franchise
Ballparks
Culture
Lore
Important figures
Minor league affiliates
Key personnel
World Series
championships (4)
American League pennants (11)
Division titles (7)
Wild card berths (1)
Broadcasters

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