1912 Detroit Tigers season

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1912 Detroit Tigers
First season in Tiger Stadium
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Frank Navin
Manager(s) Hughie Jennings
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The 1912 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Tigers finishing sixth in the American League. It was the team's first season in Tiger Stadium.

Regular season[edit]

  • April 20, 1912: Navin Field opened the same day as Fenway Park.[1] It was supposed to be opened on April 18 (like Fenway Park) but it rained in both cities on that day.[2] Ty Cobb scored the first run in Tiger Stadium by stealing home.[1]
  • May 18, 1912: Tigers players went on strike to protest the suspension of star center fielder Ty Cobb, who had gone into the stands on May 15 to attack a disabled fan who had been abusing him. The Tigers sent out a team of replacement players, mostly local college and sandlot players but also including Tigers coaches Joe Sugden and 48-year-old Deacon McGuire. Manager Hughie Jennings also entered the game as a pinch hitter. Starting pitcher Allan Travers gave up 24 runs on 26 hits in a complete game loss, both American League records.
  • July 4, 1912: George Mullin threw the first no-hitter in Detroit Tigers history.[3] The Tigers beat the St. Louis Browns by a score of 7-0. It was also Mullin's 32nd birthday.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 105 47 0.691 57–20 48–27
Washington Senators 91 61 0.599 14 45–32 46–29
Philadelphia Athletics 90 62 0.592 15 45–31 45–31
Chicago White Sox 78 76 0.506 28 34–43 44–33
Cleveland Naps 75 78 0.490 30½ 41–35 34–43
Detroit Tigers 69 84 0.451 36½ 37–39 32–45
St. Louis Browns 53 101 0.344 53 27–50 26–51
New York Highlanders 50 102 0.329 55 31–44 19–58


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1912 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other positions

Manager

Coaches

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
OF Crawford, SamSam Crawford 149 581 189 .325 4 109
OF Cobb, TyTy Cobb 140 553 226 .409 7 83
OF Jones, DavyDavy Jones 99 316 93 .294 0 24

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
Sugden, JoeJoe Sugden 1 4 1 .250 0 0
McGuire, DeaconDeacon McGuire 1 2 1 .500 0 0
Jennings, HughieHughie Jennings 1 1 0 .000 0 0
Smith, JackJack Smith 1 0 0 ---- 0 0

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
Dubuc, JeanJean Dubuc 37 250 17 10 2.77 97
Mullin, GeorgeGeorge Mullin 30 226 12 17 3.54 88
Burns, BillBill Burns 6 38.2 1 4 5.35 6
Jensen, WillieWillie Jensen 5 33 1 2 4.09 8
Boehler, GeorgeGeorge Boehler 5 32 0 2 6.47 15
Dauss, HooksHooks Dauss 2 17 1 1 3.18 7
Travers, AllanAllan Travers 1 8 0 1 15.75 1
McGehee, PatPat McGehee 1 0 0 0 ---- 0

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
Covington, TexTex Covington 14 63.1 3 4 4.12 19
Moran, HarryHarry Moran 5 14.2 0 1 4.91 3
Donovan, BillBill Donovan 3 10 1 0 0.90 6

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
Lafitte, EdEd Lafitte 1 0 0 0 16.20 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b The Final Season, p. 5, Tom Stanton, Thomas Dunne Books, An imprint of St. Martin’s Press, New York, NY, 2001, ISBN 0-312-29156-6
  2. ^ The Final Season, p. 40
  3. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p. 144, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  4. ^ Willie Jensen page at Baseball-Reference

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