1953 Detroit Tigers Season
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1953 Detroit Tigers Season

1953 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Walter Briggs, Jr.
General manager(s)Charlie Gehringer
Manager(s)Fred Hutchinson
Local televisionWWJ
Local radioWJBK/WXYZ
(Van Patrick, Dizzy Trout)
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The 1953 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished sixth in the American League with a record of 60-94, 40½ games behind the New York Yankees.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 99 52 0.656 -- 50-27 49-25
Cleveland Indians 92 62 0.597 53-24 39-38
Chicago White Sox 89 65 0.578 11½ 41-36 48-29
Boston Red Sox 84 69 0.549 16 38-38 46-31
Washington Senators 76 76 0.500 23½ 39-36 37-40
Detroit Tigers 60 94 0.390 40½ 30-47 30-47
Philadelphia Athletics 59 95 0.383 41½ 27-50 32-45
St. Louis Browns 54 100 0.351 46½ 23-54 31-46


Record vs. opponents

1953 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHI STL WSH
Boston -- 6-16 13-9 13-9 10-11 15-7 17-5 10-12
Chicago 16-6 -- 11-11-1 14-8-1 9-13 10-12 17-5 12-10
Cleveland 9-13 11-11-1 -- 14-8 11-11 19-3 17-5 11-11
Detroit 9-13 8-14-1 8-14 -- 6-16 11-11-3 7-15 11-11
New York 11-10 13-9 11-11 16-6 -- 17-5 17-5 14-6
Philadelphia 7-15 12-10 3-19 11-11-3 5-17 -- 13-9 8-14
St. Louis 5-17 5-17 5-17 15-7 5-17 9-13 -- 10-12
Washington 12-10 10-12 11-11 11-11 6-14 14-8 12-10 --


Notable transactions

Roster

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

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
OF Bob Nieman 142 508 143 .281 15 69

Other batters

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
Owen Friend 31 96 17 .177 3 10
Al Kaline 30 28 7 .250 1 2

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Al Aber 17 66.2 4 3 4.46 34

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Jamestown

Notes

  1. ^ Neil Berry at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Jay Porter at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Bob Shaw at Baseball-Reference
  4. ^ Ray Boone at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Hal Newhouser at Baseball Reference

References

  • 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.
  • 1953 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference

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