1986 Detroit Tigers season

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1986 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Monaghan
Manager(s) Sparky Anderson
Local television WDIV-TV
(George Kell, Al Kaline)
(Larry Osterman, Jim Northrup)
Local radio WJR
(Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
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The Detroit Tigers' 1986 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Detroit Tigers attempting to win the AL East.


  • November 13, 1985: Barbaro Garbey was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Oakland Athletics for Dave Collins.[1]
  • December 12, 1985: Darnell Coles was traded by the Seattle Mariners to the Detroit Tigers for Rich Monteleone.[2]
  • January 16, 1986: Dave Engel was traded by the Minnesota Twins to the Detroit Tigers for Chris Pittaro and Alejandro Sanchez.[3]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB
Boston Red Sox 95 66 .590 --
New York Yankees 90 72 .556
Detroit Tigers 87 75 .537
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 .531
Cleveland Indians 84 78 .519 11½
Milwaukee Brewers 77 84 .478 18
Baltimore Orioles 73 89 .451 22½

Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 25, 1986: Brian Harper was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[4]
  • August 10, 1986: Ken Hill was traded by the Detroit Tigers with a player to be named later to the St. Louis Cardinals for Mike Heath. The Detroit Tigers sent Mike Laga (September 2, 1986) to the St. Louis Cardinals to complete the trade.[5]
  • August 10, 1986: Dave Engel was released by the Detroit Tigers.[3]


1986 Detroit Tigers
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats[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

Starting 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 Nashville Sounds American Association Leon Roberts
AA Glens Falls Tigers Eastern League Bob Schaefer
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Tom Burgess
A Gastonia Tigers South Atlantic League Johnny Lipon
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Tom Gamboa



  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/garbeba01.shtml
  2. ^ Darnell Coles Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/e/engleda01.shtml
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/harpebr01.shtml
  5. ^ Ken Hill Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007

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