1905 Detroit Tigers season

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1905 Detroit Tigers
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Owner(s) William H. Yawkey
Manager(s) Bill Armour
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1905 was the fifth year for the Detroit Tigers in the American League. The team finished in third place with a record of 79-74 (.516), 15½ games behind the Philadelphia Athletics.

Regular season[edit]

The 1905 Tigers were outscored by their opponents 602 to 512, the largest negative run differential ever for a Major League team with a winning record. The team's attendance at Bennett Park was 193,384, eighth out of the eight teams in the AL.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 92 56 0.622 51–22 41–34
Chicago White Sox 92 60 0.605 2 50–29 42–31
Detroit Tigers 79 74 0.516 15½ 45–30 34–44
Boston Americans 78 74 0.513 16 44–32 34–42
Cleveland Naps 76 78 0.494 19 41–36 35–42
New York Highlanders 71 78 0.477 21½ 40–35 31–43
Washington Senators 64 87 0.424 29½ 33–42 31–45
St. Louis Browns 54 99 0.353 40½ 34–42 20–57


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1905 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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 Drill, LewLew Drill 72 211 55 .261 0 24
1B Lindsay, ChrisChris Lindsay 88 329 88 .267 0 31
2B Schaefer, GermanyGermany Schaefer 153 554 135 .244 2 47
3B Coughlin, BillBill Coughlin 137 489 123 .252 0 44
SS O'Leary, CharleyCharley O'Leary 148 512 109 .213 0 33
OF McIntyre, MattyMatty McIntyre 131 495 130 .263 0 30
OF Crawford, SamSam Crawford 154 575 171 .297 6 75
OF Cooley, DuffDuff Cooley 97 377 93 .247 1 32

Other batters[edit]

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
Hickman, CharlieCharlie Hickman 59 213 47 .221 2 20
Lowe, BobbyBobby Lowe 58 181 35 .193 0 9
Cobb, TyTy Cobb 41 150 36 .240 1 15
Warner, JackJack Warner 36 119 24 .202 0 7
Doran, TomTom Doran 34 94 15 .160 0 4
Barrett, JimmyJimmy Barrett 20 67 17 .254 0 3
Sullivan, JohnJohn Sullivan 13 32 5 .156 0 4
Wood, BobBob Wood 8 24 2 .083 0 0
Eubank, JohnJohn Eubank 7 14 5 .357 0 1
Clarke, NigNig Clarke 3 7 3 .429 1 1

Note: pitchers' batting statistics not included

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mullin, GeorgeGeorge Mullin 44 347.2 21 21 2.51 168
Donovan, BillBill Donovan 34 280.2 18 15 2.60 135
Killian, EdEd Killian 39 313.2 23 14 2.27 110
Kitson, FrankFrank Kitson 33 225.2 12 14 3.47 78
Wiggs, JimmyJimmy Wiggs 7 60.2 3 3 3.27 37
Jackson, HerbHerb Jackson 2 11 0 2 5.73 3

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Disch, GeorgeGeorge Disch 8 47.2 0 2 2.64 18
Ford, GeneGene Ford 7 35 0 1 5.66 20
Cicotte, EddieEddie Cicotte 3 18 1 1 3.50 6
Eubank, JohnJohn Eubank 3 17.1 1 0 2.08 1
Thomas, FrostyFrosty Thomas 2 6 0 1 7.50 5

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Justis, WaltWalt Justis 2 0 0 0 8.10 0
Bruckmiller, AndyAndy Bruckmiller 1 0 0 0 27.00 1

Awards and honors[edit]

League top five finishers[edit]

Ty Cobb

  • Youngest player in the AL (18)

Ed Killian

  • AL leader in shutouts (8)
  • #3 in AL in wins (23)
  • #3 in AL in bases on balls allowed (107)
  • #4 in AL in complete games (33)
  • #4 in AL in hit batsmen (13)
  • #5 in AL in games started (37)

Frank Kitson

  • #5 in AL in earned runs allowed (87)

Sam Crawford

  • #2 in AL in OPS (.786)
  • #2 in AL in doubles (38)
  • #2 in AL in runs created (87)
  • #2 in AL in extra base hits (54)
  • #3 in AL in slugging percentage (.430)
  • #3 in AL in hits (171)
  • #3 in AL in total bases (247)
  • #3 in AL in home runs (6)
  • #3 in AL in times on base (224)
  • #4 in AL in on-base percentage (.357)
  • #4 in AL in RBIs (75)
  • #4 in AL in Power/Speed Number (9.4)
  • #5 in AL in batting average (.297)

Bill Donovan

  • #4 in AL in bases on balls allowed (101)

Bobby Lowe

  • 2nd oldest player in the AL (39)

George Mullin

  • AL leader in complete games (35)
  • AL leader in innings pitched (347⅔)
  • AL leader in games started (41)
  • AL leader in bases on balls allowed (138)
  • AL leader in hits allowed (303)
  • AL leader in batters faced (1473)
  • #2 in AL in games (44)
  • #3 in AL in earned runs allowed (97)
  • #4 in AL in losses (21)

Bob Wood

  • 3rd oldest player in AL (39)

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