1994 Detroit Tigers season
|1994 Detroit Tigers|
|Major League affiliations|
(George Kell, Al Kaline)
(Ernie Harwell, Jim Price, Jim Northrup)
(Bob Rathbun, Rick Rizzs)
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The Detroit Tigers' 1994 season had a record of 53-62 in a strike-shortened season. The season ended with the Tigers in 5th place in the newly formed American League East Division. The season featured the return of former star Kirk Gibson, the return of Ernie Harwell to the television broadcast booth and the 18th season of the Alan Trammell and Lou Whitaker double play combination.
- November 1, 1993: Eric Davis was signed as a free agent by the Tigers.
- November 7, 1993: Joe Boever was signed as a free agent by the Tigers.
- February 4, 1994: Kirk Gibson was signed as a free agent by the Tigers.
- February 7, 1994: Tim Belcher was signed as a free agent by the Tigers.
- February 14, 1994: Juan Samuel was signed as a free agent by the Tigers.
- February 18, 1994: Kevin Morgan was traded by the Tigers to the New York Mets for Joe Dellicarri (minors).
- March 31, 1994: Rico Brogna was traded by the Tigers to the New York Mets for Alan Zinter.
By Friday, August 12, the Tigers had compiled a 53-62 record through 115 games. They had scored 652 runs (5.67 per game) and had allowed 671 runs (5.83 per game).
The Tigers were struggling in terms of strikeouts, as their pitchers had combined for the fewest strikeouts (560) and their batters had combined for the most strikeouts (897) in the Majors. Tigers' pitchers also had the most intentional walks in the Majors (74), the fewest shutouts (1) and tied the Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers for the fewest saves (20).
|New York Yankees||70||43||0.619||—||33–24||37–19|
|Toronto Blue Jays||55||60||0.478||16||33–26||22–34|
|Boston Red Sox||54||61||0.470||17||31–33||23–28|
|New York Yankees||70||43||0.619|
|Chicago White Sox||67||46||0.593|
Wild Card teams|
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
|Kansas City Royals||64||51||0.557||½|
|Toronto Blue Jays||55||60||0.478||9½|
|Boston Red Sox||54||61||0.470||10½|
- May 11, 1994: Jorge Velandia and Scott Livingstone were traded by the Tigers to the San Diego Padres for Gene Harris.
- June 17, 1994: Greg Cadaret was signed as a free agent by the Tigers.
|1994 Detroit Tigers|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Niagara Falls
- Eric Davis page at Baseball Reference
- Joe Boever page at Baseball Reference
- Kirk Gibson page at Baseball Reference
- Tim Belcher page at Baseball Reference
- Juan Samuel page at Baseball Reference
- Kevin Morgan page at Baseball Reference
- Rico Brogna page at Baseball Reference
- Jorge Velandia page at Baseball Reference
- Greg Cadaret page at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997