1995 Detroit Tigers season

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1995 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Mike Ilitch
Manager(s) Sparky Anderson
Local television WKBD
(George Kell, Al Kaline, Jim Price)
PASS
(Ernie Harwell, Jim Price, Fred McLeod)
Local radio WJR
(Frank Beckmann, Lary Sorensen)
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The 1995 Detroit Tigers finished in fourth place in the American League Eastern Division with a record of 60–84 (.417).

Regular season[edit]

This was legendary manager Sparky Anderson's final year. Although the team fielded a respectable lineup, the pitching continued to be a liability; they were outscored by their opponents 844–654. Only the Minnesota Twins allowed more runs in the American League. Despite their inconsistencies, the Tigers found themselves just three games out of first place after beating Kansas City, 4-2 on July 9. However, when play resumed after the All-Star break, the Tigers went into perpetual free fall, winning just 23 of 74 games. The Tigers drew 1,180,979 fans to Tiger Stadium in 1995, ranking 11th of the 14 teams in the American League.

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 86 58 .597    --
New York Yankees * 78 65 .549   7.0
Baltimore Orioles 71 73 .493 15.0
Detroit Tigers 60 84 .417 26.0
Toronto Blue Jays 56 88 .389 30.0

Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 3, 1995: Kent Bottenfield was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[1]
  • April 7, 1995: Joe Boever was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[2]
  • April 7, 1995: Kirk Gibson was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[3]
  • April 13, 1995: Tony Phillips was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the California Angels for Chad Curtis.[4]
  • April 17, 1995: Juan Samuel was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[5]
  • June 1, 1995: Mark Mulder was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 55th round of the 1995 amateur draft, but did not sign.[6]
  • June 1, 1995: Gabe Kapler was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 57th round of the 1995 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1995.[7]
  • August 7, 1995: Buddy Groom was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Florida Marlins for a player to be named later. The Florida Marlins sent Mike Myers (August 9, 1995) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.[8]
  • August 10, 1995: Mike Henneman was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Houston Astros for a player to be named later. The Houston Astros sent Phil Nevin (August 15, 1995) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.[9]
  • September 8, 1995: Juan Samuel was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later. The Kansas City Royals sent Phil Hiatt (September 14, 1995) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.[5]

Roster[edit]

1995 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 Flaherty, JohnJohn Flaherty 112 226 56 .248 4 22
1B Fielder, CecilCecil Fielder 136 376 94 .250 27 72
2B Whitaker, LouLou Whitaker 84 249 73 .293 14 44
3B Fryman, TravisTravis Fryman 144 567 156 .275 15 81
SS Gomez, ChrisChris Gomez 123 431 96 .223 11 50
LF Higginson, BobbyBobby Higginson 131 410 92 .224 14 43
CF Curtis, ChadChad Curtis 144 586 157 .268 21 67
RF Bautista, DannyDanny Bautista 89 271 55 .203 7 27
DH Gibson, KirkKirk Gibson 70 227 59 .260 9 35

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
Trammell, AlanAlan Trammell 74 223 60 .269 2 23
Fletcher, ScottScott Fletcher 67
Samuel, JuanJuan Samuel 76
Tingley, RonRon Tingley 54
Stubbs, FranklinFranklin Stubbs 62
Clark, TonyTony Clark 27
Nevin, PhilPhil Nevin 29
Cuyler, MiltMilt Cuyler 41
White, DerrickDerrick White 39 48 9 .188 0 2
Steverson, ToddTodd Steverson 30
Rodriguez, SteveSteve Rodriguez 12
Pemberton, RudyRudy Pemberton 12
Hall, JoeJoe Hall 7
Penn, ShannonShannon Penn 3

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
Bergman, SeanSean Bergman
Moore, MikeMike Moore
Wells, DavidDavid Wells
Lima, JoséJosé Lima
Nitkowski, C. J.C. J. Nitkowski
Sodowsky, ClintClint Sodowsky
Ahearne, PatPat Ahearne 4 10 0 2 11.70 4

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
Lira, FelipeFelipe Lira
Bohanon, BrianBrian Bohanon

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
Henneman, MikeMike Henneman
Boever, JoeJoe Boever 60 5 7 3 6.39 71
Doherty, JohnJohn Doherty
Maxcy, BrianBrian Maxcy
Christopher, MikeMike Christopher
Groom, BuddyBuddy Groom
Wickander, KevinKevin Wickander
Blomdahl, BenBen Blomdahl
Myers, MikeMike Myers
Gohr, GregGreg Gohr
Henry, DwayneDwayne Henry
Gardiner, MikeMike Gardiner
Whiteside, SeanSean Whiteside

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Tom Runnells
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Bill Plummer
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Dave Anderson
A Fayetteville Generals South Atlantic League Dwight Lowry
Short-Season A Jamestown Jammers New York-Penn League Bruce Fields
Rookie GCL Tigers Gulf Coast League Kevin Bradshaw

[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/botteke01.shtml
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/boevejo01.shtml
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gibsoki01.shtml
  4. ^ Tony Phillips Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ a b Juan Samuel Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Mark Mulder Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ Gabe Kapler Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/groombu01.shtml
  9. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hennemi01.shtml
  10. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

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