1964 Detroit Tigers season

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1964 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)John Fetzer
General manager(s)Jim Campbell
Manager(s)Chuck Dressen
Local televisionWJBK
Local radioWKMH
(Ernie Harwell, Bob Scheffing)
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The 1964 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 85–77, 14 games behind the New York Yankees.

Offseason[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

American League W L Pct. GB
New York Yankees 99 63 .611 --
Chicago White Sox 98 64 .605 1
Baltimore Orioles 97 65 .599 2
Detroit Tigers 85 77 .525 14
Los Angeles Angels 82 80 .506 17
Cleveland Indians 79 83 .488 20
Minnesota Twins 79 83 .488 20
Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 27
Washington Senators 62 100 .383 37
Kansas City Athletics 57 105 .352 42

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1964 American League Records

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


Notable transitions[edit]

Andy Kosco was released by the Tigers on June 3, 1964.[4] On September 16, 1964, Dick Drago was signed as an amateur free agent.[5] After playing in 106 games during his fourth season with the Tigers, outfielder Bill Bruton retired.[6]

Roster[edit]

1964 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 Bill Freehan 144 520 156 .300 18 80
1B Norm Cash 144 479 123 .257 23 83
2B Jerry Lumpe 158 624 160 .256 6 46
3B Don Wert 148 525 135 .257 9 55
SS Dick McAuliffe 162 557 134 .241 24 66
LF Gates Brown 123 426 116 .272 15 54
CF Bill Bruton 106 296 82 .277 5 33
RF Al Kaline 146 525 154 .293 17 68

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
Don Demeter 134 441 113 .256 22 80
John Sullivan 2 3 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
Hank Aguirre 32 161.2 5 10 3.79 88
Bill Faul 1 5 0 0 10.80 1

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
Frank Lary 6 18 0 2 7.00 6
Jack Hamilton 5 15 0 1 8.40 5

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
Dick Egan 23 0 0 2 4.46 21
Johnnie Seale 4 1 0 0 3.60 5

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Frank Carswell
AA Knoxville Smokies Southern League Bob Mavis
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Al Federoff
A Jamestown Tigers New York–Penn League Jack Phillips
A Duluth–Superior Dukes Northern League Gail Henley
Rookie Cocoa Tigers Cocoa Rookie League Doc Daugherty

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Howie Koplitz at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Gus Triandos at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Don Mossi at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Andy Kosco at Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Dick Drago at Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Bill Bruton at Baseball-Reference.com

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.
  • 1964 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference