1955 Detroit Tigers season

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1955 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Walter Briggs, Jr.
General manager(s)Muddy Ruel
Manager(s)Bucky Harris
Local televisionWJBK
Local radioWKMH
(Van Patrick, Dizzy Trout)
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The 1955 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 79–75, 17 games behind the New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 96 58 .623 --
Cleveland Indians 93 61 .604 3
Chicago White Sox 91 63 .591 5
Boston Red Sox 84 70 .545 12
Detroit Tigers 79 75 .513 17
Kansas City Athletics 63 91 .409 33
Baltimore Orioles 57 97 .370 39
Washington Senators 53 101 .344 43

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1955 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC NYY WSH
Baltimore 8–14 10–12–1 3–19 9–13 10–12–1 3–19 14–8
Boston 14–8 9–13 11–11 13–9 14–8 8–14 15–7
Chicago 12–10–1 13–9 10–12 14–8 14–8 11–11 17–5
Cleveland 19–3 11–11 12–10 12–10 17–5 13–9 9–13
Detroit 13–9 9–13 8–14 10–12 12–10 10–12 17–5
Kansas City 12–10–1 8–14 8–14 5–17 10–12 7–15 13–9
New York 19–3 14–8 11–11 9–13 12–10 15–7 16–6
Washington 8–14 7–15 5–17 13–9 5–17 9–13 6–16


Roster[edit]

1955 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
RF Al Kaline 152 588 200 .340 27 102

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
Ferris Fain 58 140 37 .264 2 23
Jack Phillips 55 117 37 .316 1 20
Jim Small 12 4 0 .000 0 0

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
Frank Lary 36 235 14 15 3.10 98

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
Jim Bunning 15 51 3 5 6.35 37
Bud Black 3 14 1 1 1.29 7

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
Al Aber 39 6 3 3 3.38 37
Babe Birrer 36 4 3 3 4.15 28
Leo Cristante 20 0 1 0 3.19 9
Joe Coleman 17 2 1 3 3.20 5
Van Fletcher 9 0 0 0 3.00 4

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Dan Carnevale
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Bob Mavis and Steve Souchock
A Augusta Tigers Sally League Charlie Metro
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Frank Skaff
B Terre Haute Tigers Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Stubby Overmire
C Greenville Bucks Cotton States League Willis Hudlin, Luther Tucker,
Banks McDowell and Daniel Ryan
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Pat Mullin
D Panama City Fliers Alabama–Florida League Bill Adair
D Valdosta Tigers Georgia–Florida League Stan Wasiak
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Tony Lupien

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Panama City

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Walt Dropo at Baseball Reference

References[edit]

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3.
  • 1955 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference