1986 Detroit Tigers season

The Detroit Tigers' 1986 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Detroit Tigers attempting to win the AL East.

1986 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Monaghan
General manager(s)Bill Lajoie
Manager(s)Sparky Anderson
Local televisionWDIV-TV
(George Kell, Al Kaline)
PASS
(Larry Osterman, Jim Northrup)
Local radioWJR
(Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
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Offseason

  • November 13, 1985: Bárbaro Garbey was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Oakland Athletics for Dave Collins.[1]
  • December 12, 1985: Darnell Coles was traded by the Seattle Mariners to the Detroit Tigers for Rich Monteleone.[2]
  • January 16, 1986: Dave Engle was traded by the Minnesota Twins to the Detroit Tigers for Chris Pittaro and Alejandro Sánchez.[3]

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 95 66 0.590 51–30 44–36
New York Yankees 90 72 0.556 41–39 49–33
Detroit Tigers 87 75 0.537 49–32 38–43
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 0.531 42–39 44–37
Cleveland Indians 84 78 0.519 11½ 45–35 39–43
Milwaukee Brewers 77 84 0.478 18 41–39 36–45
Baltimore Orioles 73 89 0.451 22½ 37–42 36–47

Record vs. opponents

1986 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 6–6 9–3 4–9 1–12 6–6 6–7 8–4 5–8 5–7 6–6 5–7 8–5
Boston 9–4 5–7 7–5 10–3 7–6 6–6 6–6 10–2 5–8 7–5 8–4 8–4 7–6
California 6–6 7–5 7–6 6–6 7–5 8–5 5–7 7–6 7–5 10–3 8–5 8–5 6–6
Chicago 3–9 5–7 6–7 5–7 6–6 7–6 5–7 6–7 6–6 7–6 8–5 2–11 6–6
Cleveland 9–4 3–10 6–6 7–5 4–9 8–4 8–5 6–6 5–8 10–2 9–3 6–6 3–10–1
Detroit 12–1 6–7 5–7 6–6 9–4 5–7 8–5 7–5 6–7 6–6 6–6 7–5 4–9
Kansas City 6–6 6–6 5–8 6–7 4–8 7–5 6–6 6–7 4–8 8–5 5–8 8–5 5–7
Milwaukee 7–6 6–6 7–5 7–5 5–8 5–8 6–6 4–8 8–5 5–7 6–6 4–8 7–6
Minnesota 4–8 2–10 6–7 7–6 6–6 5–7 7–6 8–4 4–8 6–7 6–7 6–7 4–8
New York 8–5 8–5 5–7 6–6 8–5 7–6 8–4 5–8 8–4 5–7 8–4 7–5 7–6
Oakland 7–5 5–7 3–10 6–7 2–10 6–6 5–8 7–5 7–6 7–5 10–3 3–10 8–4
Seattle 6–6 4–8 5–8 5–8 3–9 6–6 8–5 6–6 7–6 4–8 3–10 4–9 6–6
Texas 7–5 4–8 5–8 11–2 6–6 5–7 5–8 8–4 7–6 5–7 10–3 9–4 5–7
Toronto 5–8 6–7 6–6 6–6 10–3–1 9–4 7–5 6–7 8–4 6–7 4–8 6–6 7–5

Notable transactions

  • April 25, 1986: Brian Harper was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[4]
  • August 10, 1986: Ken Hill was traded by the Detroit Tigers with a player to be named later to the St. Louis Cardinals for Mike Heath. The Detroit Tigers sent Mike Laga (September 2, 1986) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.[5]
  • August 10, 1986: Dave Engel was released by the Detroit Tigers.[3]

Roster

1986 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds American Association Leon Roberts
AA Glens Falls Tigers Eastern League Bob Schaefer
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Tom Burgess
A Gastonia Tigers South Atlantic League Johnny Lipon
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Tom Gamboa

[6]

References

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/garbeba01.shtml
  2. ^ Darnell Coles Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b https://www.baseball-reference.com/e/engleda01.shtml
  4. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/h/harpebr01.shtml
  5. ^ Ken Hill Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links

1986 in Michigan

Events from the year 1986 in Michigan.

AL East
AL West
NL East
NL West
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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