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1944 Detroit Tigers season

1944 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Sr.
Manager(s) Steve O'Neill
Local radio WXYZ
(Harry Heilmann)
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The 1944 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished second in the American League with a record of 88-66, just one game behind the first place St. Louis Browns.


Regular season

On April 19, first baseman Rudy York recorded his 1,000th career hit.

On September 18, the Tigers found themselves in first place for the first time all season. The Yankees lost two games to the Athletics, while the Browns split two games with the White Sox. With the Tigers sweeping Cleveland, the Tigers jumped over the Yankees and Browns for first place.[3] The Browns were a half game back, while the Yankees were two games back.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Browns 89 65 .578 --
Detroit Tigers 88 66 .571 1
New York Yankees 83 71 .539 6
Boston Red Sox 77 77 .500 12
Cleveland Indians 72 82 .468 17
Philadelphia Athletics 72 82 .468 17
Chicago White Sox 71 83 .461 18
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 25


Player stats


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

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
Swift, BobBob Swift 80 247 63 .255 1 19
Heffner, DonDon Heffner 6 19 4 .211 0 1


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

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
Beck, Boom-BoomBoom-Boom Beck 28 1 2 1 3.89 25
Mooty, JakeJake Mooty 15 0 0 0 4.45 7
Eaton, ZebZeb Eaton 6 0 0 0 5.74 4

Awards and honors

1944 MLB All-Star Game

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Buffalo Bisons International League Bucky Harris
B Hagerstown Owls Interstate League Herb Brett
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Ollie Carnegie


  1. ^ Rip Radcliff page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Joe Ginsberg page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ As Good As It Got, The 1944 St. Louis Browns, p. 94, David Alan Heller, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2003, ISBN 0-7385-3199-5


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