1980 Detroit Tigers season

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1980 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John Fetzer
Manager(s) Sparky Anderson
Local television WDIV-TV
(George Kell, Al Kaline)
Local radio WJR
(Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
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The 1980 Detroit Tigers finished in fourth place in the American League East with a record of 84-78, 19 games behind the Yankees. They outscored their opponents 830 to 757. The Tigers drew 1,785,293 fans to Tiger Stadium in 1980, ranking 7th of the 14 teams in the American League.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L GB Pct.
New York Yankees 103 59 -- .636
Baltimore Orioles 100 62 3 .617
Milwaukee Brewers 86 76 17 .531
Detroit Tigers 84 78 19 .519
Boston Red Sox 83 77 19 .519
Cleveland Indians 79 81 23 .494
Toronto Blue Jays 67 95 36 .414


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1980 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
C Parrish, LanceLance Parrish 144 553 158 .286 24 82
1B Hebner, RichieRichie Hebner 104 341 99 .290 12 82
2B Whitaker, LouLou Whitaker 145 477 111 .233 1 45
3B Brookens, TomTom Brookens 151 509 140 .275 10 66
SS Trammell, AlanAlan Trammell 146 560 168 .300 9 65
LF Kemp, SteveSteve Kemp 135 508 149 .293 21 101
CF Peters, RickRick Peters 133 477 139 .291 2 42
RF Cowens, AlAl Cowens 108 403 113 .280 5 42
DH Summers, ChampChamp Summers 120 347 103 .297 17 60

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
Wockenfuss, JohnJohn Wockenfuss 126 372 102 .274 16 65
Gibson, KirkKirk Gibson 51 175 46 .263 9 16
Lentine, JimJim Lentine 67 161 42 .261 1 17
Corcoran, TimTim Corcoran 84 153 44 .288 3 18
Stegman, DaveDave Stegman 65 130 23 .177 2 9
Thompson, JasonJason Thompson 36 126 27 .214 4 20
Papi, StanStan Papi 46 114 27 .237 3 17
Dyer, DuffyDuffy Dyer 48 108 20 .185 4 11
Wagner, MarkMark Wagner 45 72 17 .236 0 3
Jones, LynnLynn Jones 30 55 14 .255 0 6
Gonzales, DanDan Gonzales 2 7 1 .143 0 0

Note: pitchers' batting statistics not included

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Morris, JackJack Morris 36 250 16 15 4.18 112
Wilcox, MiltMilt Wilcox 32 198.2 13 11 4.48 97
Schatzeder, DanDan Schatzeder 32 192.2 11 13 4.02 94
Petry, DanDan Petry 27 164.2 10 9 3.94 88
Fidrych, MarkMark Fidrych 9 44.1 2 3 5.68 16

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Rozema, DaveDave Rozema 42 144.2 6 9 3.92 49
Weaver, RogerRoger Weaver 19 63.2 3 0 4.10 42
Robbins, BruceBruce Robbins 15 51.2 4 2 6.62 23
Ujdur, JerryJerry Ujdur 9 21.1 1 0 7.59 8

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV GF ERA SO
López, AurelioAurelio López 67 13 6 21 59 3.77 97
Underwood, PatPat Underwood 49 3 6 5 24 3.59 60
Tobik, DaveDave Tobik 17 1 0 0 6 3.98 34
Hiller, JohnJohn Hiller 11 1 0 0 2 4.40 18
Billingham, JackJack Billingham 8 0 0 0 3 7.36 3

Awards and honors[edit]

All Star selections[edit]

League top ten finishers[edit]

Steve Kemp

  • #2 in MLB in time grounded into double plays (24)
  • #5 in AL in sacrifice flies

Aurelio López

  • #3 in AL in games (67)
  • #3 in AL in games finished (59)

Jack Morris

  • #3 in AL in earned runs allowed (116)
  • #4 in AL in games started (36)
  • #10 in MLB in bases on balls allowed (87)
  • #10 in MLB in losses (15)

Lance Parrish

  • #2 in MLB in time grounded into double plays (24)
  • #4 in AL in strikeouts (109)
  • #10 in MLB in extra base hits (64)

Alan Trammell

  • #5 in AL in runs scored (107)
  • #6 in AL in sacrifice hits (13)

Milt Wilcox

  • #10 in MLB in complete games (13)

Players ranking among top 100 all time at position[edit]

The following members of the 1979 Detroit Tigers are among the Top 100 of all time at their position, as ranked by The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract in 2001:

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Evansville Triplets American Association Jim Leyland
AA Montgomery Rebels Southern League Roy Majtyka
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Eddie Brinkman
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Tom Kotchman

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