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1927 Detroit Tigers season

1927 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Frank Navin
Manager(s) George Moriarty
Local television none
Local radio WWJ (AM)
(Ty Tyson)
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The 1927 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Detroit Tigers attempting to win the American League, and they finished in fourth place.

Outfielder Harry Heilmann won his fourth American League batting title with a .398 batting average.[1]

Offseason

Regular season

  • May 31, 1927: Johnny Neun of the Tigers executed an unassisted triple play. Neun caught a line drive, tagged the runner off first base and tagged second base before the other runner returned.[4]

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 110 44 0.714 57–19 53–25
Philadelphia Athletics 91 63 0.591 19 50–27 41–36
Washington Senators 85 69 0.552 25 51–28 34–41
Detroit Tigers 82 71 0.536 27½ 44–32 38–39
Chicago White Sox 70 83 0.458 39½ 38–37 32–46
Cleveland Indians 66 87 0.431 43½ 35–42 31–45
St. Louis Browns 59 94 0.386 50½ 38–38 21–56
Boston Red Sox 51 103 0.331 59 29–49 22–54


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
C Woodall, LarryLarry Woodall 88 246 69 .280 0 39
1B Blue, LuLu Blue 112 365 95 .260 1 42
2B Gehringer, CharlieCharlie Gehringer 133 508 161 .317 4 61
SS Tavener, JackieJackie Tavener 116 419 115 .274 5 59
3B Warner, JackJack Warner 139 559 149 .267 1 45
OF Manush, HeinieHeinie Manush 151 593 177 .298 6 90
OF Heilmann, HarryHarry Heilmann 141 505 201 .398 14 120
OF Fothergill, BobBob Fothergill 143 527 189 .359 9 114

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
McManus, MartyMarty McManus 108 369 99 .268 9 69
Neun, JohnnyJohnny Neun 79 204 66 .324 0 27

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
Collins, RipRip Collins 30 172.2 13 7 4.69 37
Billings, JoshJosh Billings 10 67 5 4 4.84 18

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
Carroll, OwnieOwnie Carroll 31 172 10 6 3.98 41

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
Doyle, JessJess Doyle 7 0 0 0 8.03 5

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
A Fort Worth Panthers Texas League Jake Atz
C Wheeling Stogies Middle Atlantic League Bobby Prysock
[5]

Notes

  1. ^ "1927 American League Batting Leaders". baseball-reference.com. Retrieved November 30, 2010.
  2. ^ Bobby LaMotte page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Ty Cobb page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/feats/feats8.shtml
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

External links

  • 1927 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference
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