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1963 Detroit Tigers season

 

1963 Detroit Tigers season

1963 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John Fetzer
Manager(s) Bob Scheffing, Chuck Dressen
Local television WJBK
Local radio WKMH
(Ernie Harwell)
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The 1963 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished tied for fifth in the American League with a record of 79-83, 25½ games behind the New York Yankees.

Contents

  • Offseason 1
  • Regular season 2
    • Season standings 2.1
    • Notable transactions 2.2
    • Roster 2.3
  • 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 104 57 .646 --
Chicago White Sox 94 68 .580 10.5
Minnesota Twins 91 70 .565 13
Baltimore Orioles 86 76 .531 18.5
Cleveland Indians 79 83 .488 25.5
Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 25.5
Boston Red Sox 76 85 .472 28
Kansas City Athletics 73 89 .451 31.5
Los Angeles Angels 70 91 .435 34
Washington Senators 56 106 .346 48.5

Notable transactions

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 Triandos, GusGus Triandos 106 327 78 .239 14 41

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
Herzog, WhiteyWhitey Herzog 52 53 8 .151 0 7

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
Aguirre, HankHank Aguirre 38 225.2 14 15 3.67 134

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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Bob Swift and Frank Carswell
AA Knoxville Smokies Sally League Frank Carswell, Frank Lary
and Frank Skaff
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Gail Henley
A Thomasville Tigers Georgia-Florida League Al Federoff
A Jamestown Tigers New York-Penn League Stubby Overmire, John O'Neil,
Max Macon and Fred Hatfield
A Duluth-Superior Dukes Northern League Bob Mavis

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Thomasville

Notes

  1. ^ Tom Matchick page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Rich Reese page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Conrad Cardinal page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Whitey Herzog page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Denny McLain page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Chico Fernández page at Baseball Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, N.C.: Baseball America.  
  • 1963 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference
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