1942 Detroit Tigers season

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1942 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Sr.
Manager(s) Del Baker
Local radio WWJ (AM)
(Ty Tyson)
WXYZ
(Harry Heilmann)
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The 1942 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 73-81, 30 games behind the New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

  • Prior to 1942 season: Neil Berry was signed as an amateur free agent by the Tigers.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 103 51 .669 --
Boston Red Sox 93 59 .612 9
St. Louis Browns 82 69 .543 19.5
Cleveland Indians 75 79 .487 28
Detroit Tigers 73 81 .474 30
Chicago White Sox 66 82 .446 34
Washington Senators 62 89 .411 39.5
Philadelphia Athletics 55 99 .357 48

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1942 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Harris, NedNed Harris 121 398 108 .271 9 45

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
Meyer, DutchDutch Meyer 14 52 17 .327 2 9
Gehringer, CharlieCharlie Gehringer 45 45 12 .267 1 7
Unser, AlAl Unser 4 8 3 .375 0 0
Patrick, BobBob Patrick 4 8 2 .250 1 3

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
Benton, AlAl Benton 35 226.2 7 13 2.90 110
Bridges, TommyTommy Bridges 23 174 9 7 2.74 97

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
Fuchs, CharlieCharlie Fuchs 9 36.2 3 3 6.63 15
Rowe, SchoolboySchoolboy Rowe 2 10.1 1 0 0.00 7

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
Wilson, JackJack Wilson 9 0 0 0 4.85 7

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Buffalo Bisons International League Al Vincent
A1 Beaumont Exporters Texas League Steve O'Neill
A Elmira Pioneers Eastern League Ray Brubaker
B Hagerstown Owls Interstate League Dutch Dorman
B Winston-Salem Twins Piedmont League Jack Tighe and Al Unser
C Pittsfield Electrics Canadian-American League Shano Collins, Rabbit Moore and Vince "Moon" Mullen
D Fulton Tigers KITTY League Vince "Moon" Mullen
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Greg Mulleavy

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Jamestown

KITTY League folded, June 19, 1942[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Neil Berry page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Schoolboy Rowe page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

External links[edit]