1944 Detroit Tigers season

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1944 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Sr.
Manager(s) Steve O'Neill
Local radio WXYZ
(Harry Heilmann)
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The 1944 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished second in the American League with a record of 88-66, just one game behind the first place St. Louis Browns.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

On April 19, first baseman Rudy York recorded his 1,000th career hit.

On September 18, the Tigers found themselves in first place for the first time all season. The Yankees lost two games to the Athletics, while the Browns split two games with the White Sox. With the Tigers sweeping Cleveland, the Tigers jumped over the Yankees and Browns for first place.[3] The Browns were a half game back, while the Yankees were two games back.

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Browns 89 65 .578 --
Detroit Tigers 88 66 .571 1
New York Yankees 83 71 .539 6
Boston Red Sox 77 77 .500 12
Cleveland Indians 72 82 .468 17
Philadelphia Athletics 72 82 .468 17
Chicago White Sox 71 83 .461 18
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 25

Roster[edit]

1944 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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

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
Swift, BobBob Swift 80 247 63 .255 1 19
Heffner, DonDon Heffner 6 19 4 .211 0 1

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

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

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
Beck, Boom-BoomBoom-Boom Beck 28 1 2 1 3.89 25
Mooty, JakeJake Mooty 15 0 0 0 4.45 7
Eaton, ZebZeb Eaton 6 0 0 0 5.74 4

Awards and honors[edit]

1944 MLB All-Star Game

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AA Buffalo Bisons International League Bucky Harris
B Hagerstown Owls Interstate League Herb Brett
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Ollie Carnegie

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Jamestown

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rip Radcliff page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Joe Ginsberg page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ As Good As It Got, The 1944 St. Louis Browns, p. 94, David Alan Heller, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2003, ISBN 0-7385-3199-5

References[edit]