1994 Detroit Tigers season

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1994 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Mike Ilitch
Manager(s) Sparky Anderson
Local television WDIV-TV
(George Kell, Al Kaline)
PASS
(Ernie Harwell, Jim Price, Jim Northrup)
Local radio WJR
(Rick Rizzs, Bob Rathbun)
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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.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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).[8]

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).[9]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619 33–24 37–19
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.562 28–27 35–22
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478 16 33–26 22–34
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470 17 31–33 23–28
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461 18 34–24 19–38


Division leaders W L Pct.
New York Yankees 70 43 0.619
Chicago White Sox 67 46 0.593
Texas Rangers 52 62 0.456


Wild Card teams
(Top 2 qualify for 1-game playoff)
W L Pct. GB
Cleveland Indians 66 47 0.584 +2½
Baltimore Orioles 63 49 0.562
Kansas City Royals 64 51 0.557 ½
Toronto Blue Jays 55 60 0.478
Boston Red Sox 54 61 0.470 10½
Minnesota Twins 53 60 0.469 10½
Detroit Tigers 53 62 0.461 11½
Milwaukee Brewers 53 62 0.461 11½
Oakland Athletics 51 63 0.447 13
Seattle Mariners 49 63 0.438 14
California Angels 47 68 0.409 17½


Notable transactions[edit]

Roster[edit]

1994 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

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Joe Sparks and Larry Parrish
AA Trenton Thunder Eastern League Tom Runnells
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Gerry Groninger and Mark Wagner
A Fayetteville Generals South Atlantic League Dwight Lowry
Short-Season A Jamestown Jammers New York-Penn League Dave Anderson
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Kevin Bradshaw

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Niagara Falls[12]

References[edit]

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