1990 Detroit Tigers season

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1990 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Monaghan
Manager(s) Sparky Anderson
Local television WDIV-TV
(George Kell, Al Kaline)
PASS
(Larry Osterman, Jim Northrup)
Local radio WJR
(Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
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The 1990 Detroit Tigers season was the 90th season in franchise history. The Tigers finished in third place in the American League East, with a record of 79-83. They scored 750 runs and allowed 754. Notably, Cecil Fielder reached the 50 Home Run plateau, the first and last Detroit Tiger to hit at least 50 home runs since Hank Greenberg in 1938.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

  • October 3, 1990: Cecil Fielder hit two home runs at Yankee Stadium to finish with 51 for the season. The 50th home run was hit off of Steve Adkins. Fielder was the first major leaguer since George Foster in 1977 to hit 50 Home Runs in a season. It was the 18th time that a major leaguer (and the 11th time that an American League player) hit for 50 home runs in a season.

===Opening Day starters===[9]

3B Tony Phillips
SS Alan Trammell
2B Lou Whitaker
1B Cecil Fielder
CF Lloyd Moseby
C Matt Nokes
LF Gary Ward
RF Chet Lemon
DH Dave Bergman
SP Jack Morris

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 88 74 .543 --
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 .531 2
Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 9
Cleveland Indians 77 85 .475 11
Baltimore Orioles 76 85 .472 11½
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 .457 14
New York Yankees 67 95 .414 21

Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1990 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

= Indicates team leader

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 Heath, MikeMike Heath 122 370 100 .270 7 38
1B Fielder, CecilCecil Fielder 159 573 159 .277 51 132
2B Whitaker, LouLou Whitaker 132 472 112 .237 18 60
3B Phillips, TonyTony Phillips 152 573 144 .251 8 55
SS Trammell, AlanAlan Trammell 146 559 170 .304 14 89
LF Ward, GaryGary Ward 106 309 79 .256 9 46
CF Moseby, LloydLloyd Moseby 122 431 107 .248 14 51
RF Lemon, ChetChet Lemon 104 322 83 .258 5 32
DH Bergman, DaveDave Bergman 100 205 57 .278 2 26

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Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Sheets, LarryLarry Sheets 131 360 94 .261 10 52
Fryman, TravisTravis Fryman 66 232 69 .297 9 27
Shelby, JohnJohn Shelby 78 222 55 .248 4 20
Salas, MarkMark Salas 74 164 38 .232 9 24
Jones, TracyTracy Jones 50 118 27 .229 4 9
Nokes, MattMatt Nokes 44 111 30 .270 3 8
Coles, DarnellDarnell Coles 52 108 22 .204 1 4
Lusader, ScottScott Lusader 45 87 21 .241 2 16
Williams, KennyKenny Williams 57 83 11 .133 0 5
Romero, EdEd Romero 32 70 16 .229 0 4
Cuyler, MiltMilt Cuyler 19 51 13 .255 0 8
Lindeman, JimJim Lindeman 12 32 7 .219 2 8
Rowland, RichRich Rowland 7 19 3 .158 0 0
Paredes, JohnnyJohnny Paredes 6 8 1 .125 0 0

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Morris, JackJack Morris 36 249.7 15 18 4.51 162
Tanana, FrankFrank Tanana 34 176.3 9 8 5.31 114
Robinson, JeffJeff Robinson 27 145 10 9 5.96 76
Petry, DanDan Petry 32 149.7 10 9 4.45 73
Terrell, WaltWalt Terrell 13 75.3 6 4 4.54 30
Dubois, BrianBrian Dubois 12 58.3 3 5 5.09 34
Ritz, KevinKevin Ritz 4 7.3 0 4 11.05 3

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Searcy, SteveSteve Searcy 16 75.3 2 7 4.66 66
Aldred, ScottScott Aldred 4 14.3 1 2 3.77 7
McCullers, LanceLance McCullers 9 29.7 1 0 2.73 20
Lugo, UrbanoUrbano Lugo 13 24.3 2 0 7.03 12
Nosek, RandyRandy Nosek 3 7 1 1 7.71 3

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO
Henneman, MikeMike Henneman 69 94.3 8 6 22 3.05 50
Gibson, PaulPaul Gibson 61 97.3 5 4 3 3.05 56
Gleaton, Jerry DonJerry Don Gleaton 57 82.7 1 3 13 2.94 56
Núñez, EdwinEdwin Núñez 42 80.3 3 1 6 2.24 66
Parker, ClayClay Parker 24 51 2 2 0 3.18 20
Wapnick, SteveSteve Wapnick 4 7 0 0 0 6.43 6
Schwabe, MikeMike Schwabe 1 3.7 0 0 0 2.45 1
Kinzer, MattMatt Kinzer 1 1.7 0 0 0 16.20 1

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Cecil Fielder, Major League Home Run Champion (51)
  • Cecil Fielder, American League RBI Champion (132)
  • Cecil Fielder, Silver Slugger Award

MLB All-Star Game

  • Cecil Fielder, First Base, Reserve
  • Alan Trammell, Shortstop, Reserve

Team leaders[edit]

  • Home Runs - Cecil Fielder (51)
  • Runs Batted In - Cecil Fielder (132)

Fielder’s Fifty-One[edit]

Home Run Game Date Inning Location Opposing Pitcher Team Reference
1 6 April 14 6th Tiger Stadium Dave Johnson Baltimore Orioles [15]
2 9 April 18 5th Tiger Stadium Clay Parker New York Yankees [16]
3 13 April 22 4th Memorial Stadium Jeff Ballard Baltimore Orioles [17]
4 15 April 24 9th Metrodome John Candelaria Minnesota Twins [18]
5 18 April 28 5th Tiger Stadium Paul Mirabella Milwaukee Brewers [19]
6 18 April 28 8th Tiger Stadium Tony Fossas Milwaukee Brewers [19]
7 20 April 30 9th Tiger Stadium Mark Knudson Milwaukee Brewers [20]
8 26 May 6 3rd SkyDome Jimmy Key Toronto Blue Jays [21]
9 26 May 6 5th SkyDome Jimmy Key Toronto Blue Jays [21]
10 26 May 6 7th SkyDome David Wells Toronto Blue Jays [21]
11 27 May 7 4th County Stadium Mark Knudson Milwaukee Brewers [22]
12 28 May 8 2nd County Stadium Jaime Navarro Milwaukee Brewers [23]
13 30 May 10 2nd Tiger Stadium Todd Stottlemyre Toronto Blue Jays [24]
14 34 May 15 7th Arlington Stadium Kevin Brown Texas Rangers [25]
15 37 May 18 7th Comiskey Park Ken Patterson Chicago White Sox [26]
16 39 May 20 4th Comiskey Park Greg Hibbard Chicago White Sox [27]
17 42 May 23 3rd Tiger Stadium Mike Jeffcoat Texas Rangers [28]
18 45 May 26 2nd Tiger Stadium Jerry Kutzler Chicago White Sox [29]
19 50 June 1 2nd Kingdome Matt Young Seattle Mariners [30]
20 54 June 6 2nd Cleveland Municipal Stadium Greg Swindell Cleveland Indians [31]
21 54 June 6 4th Cleveland Municipal Stadium Greg Swindell Cleveland Indians [31]
22 54 June 6 5th Cleveland Municipal Stadium Greg Swindell Cleveland Indians [31]
23 61 June 13 2nd Tiger Stadium John Farrell Cleveland Indians [32]
24 62 June 14 5th Tiger Stadium Sergio Valdez Cleveland Indians [33]
25 65 June 17 7th Tiger Stadium Chuck Finley California Angels [34]
26 77 June 30 5th Royals Stadium Storm Davis Kansas City Royals [35]
27 80 July 3 1st Comiskey Park Eric King Chicago White Sox [36]
28 83 July 6 4th Tiger Stadium Tom Gordon Kansas City Royals [37]
29 87 July 13 6th Tiger Stadium Bobby Witt Texas Rangers [38]
30 92 July 18 6th Tiger Stadium Greg Hibbard Chicago White Sox [39]
31 95 July 21 1st Arlington Stadium Mike Jeffcoat Texas Rangers [40]
32 98 July 24 3rd Tiger Stadium John Mitchell Baltimore Orioles [41]
33 104 July 30 4th Yankee Stadium Dave LaPoint New York Yankees [42]
34 108 August 3 2nd Fenway Park Greg Harris Boston Red Sox [43]
35 111 August 7 9th Skydome Jimmy Key Toronto Blue Jays [44]
36 117 August 13 1st Cleveland Stadium Jeff Shaw Cleveland Indians [45]
37 120 August 16 3rd Tiger Stadium Ron Robinson Milwaukee Brewers [46]
38 121 August 17 6th Tiger Stadium Tom Candiotti Cleveland Indians [47]
39 122 August 18 3rd Tiger Stadium Efrain Valdez Cleveland Indians [48]
40 127 August 25 1st Tiger Stadium Dave Stewart Oakland Athletics [49]
41 127 August 25 4th Tiger Stadium Dave Stewart Oakland Athletics [49]
42 130 August 29 8th Kingdome Matt Young Seattle Mariners [50]
43 135 September 3 6th Tiger Stadium Jimmy Key Toronto Blue Jays [51]
44 137 September 5 6th Tiger Stadium David Wells Toronto Blue Jays [52]
45 139 September 7 6th County Stadium Ted Higuera Milwaukee Brewers [53]
46 145 September 13 9th Tiger Stadium Mike Witt New York Yankees [54]
47 148 September 16 5th Tiger Stadium Mark Leiter New York Yankees [55]
48 153 September 23 2nd Oakland Coliseum Mike Moore Oakland Athletics [56]
49 156 September 27 8th Tiger Stadium Dennis Lamp Boston Red Sox [57]
50 162 October 3 4th Yankee Stadium Steve Adkins New York Yankees [58]
51 162 October 3 8th Yankee Stadium Alan Mills New York Yankees [58]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League John Wockenfuss and Tom Gamboa
AA London Tigers Eastern League Chris Chambliss
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Johnny Lipon
A Fayetteville Generals South Atlantic League Gene Roof
Short-Season A Niagara Falls Rapids New York-Penn League Juan López
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Ken Cunningham

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: London[59]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Steve Wapnick page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Tony Phillips page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Jim Lindeman page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Lloyd Moseby page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Rick Schu page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Willie Hernández page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ Cecil Fielder page at Baseball Reference
  8. ^ a b Ed Romero page at Baseball Reference
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  10. ^ Baseball Draft: 1st Round of the 1990 June Draft - Baseball-Reference.com
  11. ^ John Shelby page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Kenny Williams page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ Darnell Coles page at Baseball Reference
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