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1949 Detroit Tigers season

 

1949 Detroit Tigers season

1949 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Sr.
Manager(s) Red Rolfe
Local television WWJ
(Harry Heilmann, Paul Williams, Ty Tyson)
Local radio WJBK
(Harry Heilmann, Van Patrick)
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The 1949 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 87-67, 10 games behind the New York Yankees.

Contents

  • Offseason 1
  • Regular season 2
    • Season standings 2.1
    • Roster 2.2
  • Player stats 3
    • Batting 3.1
      • Starters by position 3.1.1
      • Other batters 3.1.2
    • Pitching 3.2
      • Starting pitchers 3.2.1
      • Other pitchers 3.2.2
      • Relief pitchers 3.2.3
  • Awards and honors 4
  • Farm system 5
  • Notes 6
  • References 7

Offseason

Regular season

Tigers third baseman Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox for the American League batting title by 0.0002 percentage points (.3429 to .3427).[2]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 97 57 .630 --
Boston Red Sox 96 58 .623 1
Cleveland Indians 89 65 .578 8
Detroit Tigers 87 67 .565 10
Philadelphia Athletics 81 73 .526 16
Chicago White Sox 63 91 .409 34
St. Louis Browns 53 101 .344 44
Washington Senators 50 104 .325 47

Roster

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
3B Kell, GeorgeGeorge Kell 134 522 179 .343 3 59
SS Lipon, JohnnyJohnny Lipon 127 439 110 .251 3 59

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
Gray, TedTed Gray 34 195 10 10 3.51 96

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

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
Grissom, MarvMarv Grissom 27 2 4 0 6.41 17

Awards and honors

  • George Kell, AL Batting champion

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens American Association Eddie Mayo
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Paul Richards
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Jack Saltzgaver
A Flint Arrows Central League Jack Tighe
A Williamsport Tigers Eastern League Gene Desautels
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Ace Parker
B Lynn Tigers New England League Pep Kennedy and Charles Webb
C Rome Colonels Canadian-American League Clyde Smoll
C Butler Tigers Middle Atlantic League Boom-Boom Beck
D Troy Tigers Alabama State League Bloomer Milner
D Thomasville Tigers Georgia-Florida League Ralph DiLullo
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Marv Olson
Lynn franchise folded, July 19, 1949

Notes

  1. ^ Marv Grissom page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Baseball’s Top 100: The Game’s Greatest Records, p. 44, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America.  
  • 1949 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference
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