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1943 Detroit Tigers season

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1943 Detroit Tigers season

1943 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Sr.
Manager(s) Steve O'Neill
Local radio WXYZ
(Harry Heilmann)
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The 1943 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 78–76, 20 games behind the New York Yankees.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 98 56 .636 --
Washington Senators 84 69 .549 13.5
Cleveland Indians 82 71 .536 15.5
Chicago White Sox 82 72 .532 16
Detroit Tigers 78 76 .506 20
St. Louis Browns 72 80 .474 25
Boston Red Sox 68 84 .447 29
Philadelphia Athletics 49 105 .318 49

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
1B York, RudyRudy York 155 571 155 .271 34 118
OF Harris, NedNed Harris 114 354 90 .254 6 32

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
Unser, AlAl Unser 38 101 25 .248 0 4

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
Bridges, TommyTommy Bridges 25 191.2 12 7 2.39 124
Gentry, RufeRufe Gentry 4 29.1 1 3 3.68 8

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
Gorsica, JohnnyJohnny Gorsica 35 4 5 5 3.36 45

Awards and honors

League leaders

  • Rudy York, Major league home run champion, (34)
  • Rudy York, American League RBI champion, (118)

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Buffalo Bisons International League Greg Mulleavy
B Hagerstown Owls Interstate League Eddie Phillips and Bobby Maier

Notes

  1. ^ Johnny Welaj page at Baseball Reference

References

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