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1955 Detroit Tigers season

 

1955 Detroit Tigers season

1955 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Jr.
Manager(s) Bucky Harris
Local television WJBK
Local radio WKMH
(Van Patrick, Dizzy Trout)
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The 1955 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 79-75, 17 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
  • Farm system 4
  • Notes 5
  • References 6

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 96 58 .623 --
Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 3
Chicago White Sox 91 63 .591 5
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 12
Detroit Tigers 79 75 .513 17
Kansas City Athletics 63 91 .409 33
Baltimore Orioles 57 97 .370 39
Washington Senators 53 101 .344 43

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
RF Kaline, AlAl Kaline 152 588 200 .340 27 102

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
Fain, FerrisFerris Fain 58 140 37 .264 2 23
Phillips, JackJack Phillips 55 117 37 .316 1 20
Small, JimJim Small 12 4 0 .000 0 0

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
Lary, FrankFrank Lary 36 235 14 15 3.10 98

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
Bunning, JimJim Bunning 15 51 3 5 6.35 37
Black, BudBud Black 3 14 1 1 1.29 7

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
Aber, AlAl Aber 39 6 3 3 3.38 37
Birrer, BabeBabe Birrer 36 4 3 3 4.15 28
Cristante, LeoLeo Cristante 20 0 1 0 3.19 9
Coleman, JoeJoe Coleman 17 2 1 3 3.20 5
Fletcher, VanVan Fletcher 9 0 0 0 3.00 4

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Dan Carnevale
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Bob Mavis and Steve Souchock
A Augusta Tigers Sally League Charlie Metro
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Frank Skaff
B Terre Haute Tigers Illinois-Indiana-Iowa League Stubby Overmire
C Greenville Bucks Cotton States League Willis Hudlin, Luther Tucker,
Banks McDowell and Daniel Ryan
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Pat Mullin
D Panama City Fliers Alabama-Florida League Bill Adair
D Valdosta Tigers Georgia-Florida League Stan Wasiak
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Tony Lupien

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Panama City

Notes

  1. ^ Walt Dropo page at Baseball Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America.  
  • 1955 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference
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