Set your curiosity free with richer, better connected information.

1946 Detroit Tigers season

Major League Baseball season

1946 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Walter Briggs, Sr.
General manager(s)George Trautman
Manager(s)Steve O'Neill
Local radioWXYZ
(Harry Heilmann)
< Previous season     Next season >

The 1946 Detroit Tigers finished the season with a record of 92–62, twelve games behind the Boston Red Sox. The season was their 46th since they entered the American League in 1901.

1946 Detroit Tigers season Intro articles: 3

Offseason

Regular season

The 1946 Tigers were led by first baseman Hank Greenberg who led the AL with 127 RBIs and led the major leagues with 44 home runs, and by Hal Newhouser who led the major leagues with 26 wins, a 1.94 ERA, an Adjusted ERA+ of 188, and 8.46 strikeouts per nine innings pitched.

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 104 50 0.675 61–16 43–34
Detroit Tigers 92 62 0.597 12 48–30 44–32
New York Yankees 87 67 0.565 17 47–30 40–37
Washington Senators 76 78 0.494 28 38–38 38–40
Chicago White Sox 74 80 0.481 30 40–38 34–42
Cleveland Indians 68 86 0.442 36 36–41 32–45
St. Louis Browns 66 88 0.429 38 35–41 31–47
Philadelphia Athletics 49 105 0.318 55 31–46 18–59


Record vs. opponents

1946 American League Records

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


Roster

1946 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

1946 Detroit Tigers season Offseason articles: 55

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
C Birdie Tebbetts 87 280 68 .243 1 34
1B Hank Greenberg 142 523 145 .277 44 127
2B Jimmy Bloodworth 76 249 61 .245 5 36
3B George Kell 105 434 142 .327 4 41
SS Eddie Lake 155 587 149 .254 8 31
OF Dick Wakefield 111 396 106 .268 12 59
OF Roy Cullenbine 113 328 110 .335 15 56
OF Hoot Evers 81 304 81 .266 4 33

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
Jimmy Outlaw 92 299 78 .261 2 31
Pat Mullin 93 276 68 .246 3 35
Doc Cramer 68 204 60 .294 1 26
Eddie Mayo 51 202 51 .252 0 22
Skeeter Webb 64 169 37 .219 0 17
Paul Richards 57 139 28 .201 0 11
Anse Moore 51 134 28 .209 1 8
Bob Swift 42 107 25 .234 2 10
Barney McCosky 25 91 37 .198 1 11
Pinky Higgins 18 60 13 .217 0 8
Johnny Lipon 14 20 6 .300 0 1
Johnny Groth 4 9 0 .000 0 0
Billy Hitchcock 3 3 0 .000 0 0
Ned Harris 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Note: pitchers' batting statistics not included

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
Hal Newhouser 37 292.2 26 9 1.94 275
Dizzy Trout 38 276.1 17 13 2.34 151
Virgil Trucks 32 236.2 14 9 3.23 161
Fred Hutchinson 28 207 14 11 3.09 138
Lou Kretlow 1 9 1 0 3.00 4
Art Houtteman 1 8 0 1 9.00 2

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 Benton 28 140.2 11 7 3.65 60
Stubby Overmire 24 97.1 5 7 4.62 34
Ted Gray 3 11.2 0 2 8.49 5

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV GF ERA SO
George Caster 26 2 1 4 19 5.66 19
Johnny Gorsica 14 0 0 1 7 4.56 14
Hal White 11 1 1 0 1 5.60 12
Tommy Bridges 9 1 1 1 6 5.91 17
Hal Manders 2 0 0 0 1 10.50 3
Rufe Gentry 2 0 0 0 2 15.00 1

Awards and honors

League leaders

  • Hank Greenberg: MLB leader in home runs (44)
  • Hank Greenberg: AL leader in RBIs (127)
  • Hank Greenberg: MLB leader in at bats per home run (11.9)
  • Art Houtteman: Youngest player in MLB (18)
  • Eddie Lake: AL leader in games played (155)
  • Eddie Lake: MLB leader in plate appearances (703)
  • Eddie Lake: MLB leader in outs (464)
  • Eddie Lake: AL leader in power/speed number (10.4)[2]
  • Hal Newhouser: MLB leader in ERA (1.94)
  • Hal Newhouser: MLB leader in wins (26)
  • Hal Newhouser: MLB leader in Adjusted ERA+ (188)
  • Hal Newhouser: MLB leader in walks plus hits per 9 innings pitched (1.069)
  • Hal Newhouser: MLB leader in hits allowed per 9 innings (6.61)
  • Hal Newhouser: MLB leader in strikeouts per 9 innings (8.46)
  • Virgil Trucks: MLB leader in home runs allowed (23)

Players ranking among top 100 of all time at position

The following members of the 1945 Detroit Tigers are among the Top 100 of all time at their position, as ranked by The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract in 2001:

  • Birdie Tebbetts: 64th best catcher of all time (played 87 games at catcher for 1946 Tigers)
  • Hank Greenberg: 8th best first baseman of all time
  • George Kell: 30th best third baseman of all time
  • Hoot Evers: 100th best left fielder of all time (played 76 games in center field for 1946 Tigers)
  • Doc Cramer: 91st best center fielder of all time (played 50 games in center field in 1946 Tigers)
  • Barney McCosky: 70th best center fielder of all time (played 24 games in center field for 1946 Tigers)
  • Roy Cullenbine: 68th best right fielder of all time (played 69 games in right field for 1946 Tigers)
  • Hal Newhouser: 36th best pitcher of all time
  • Virgil Trucks: 61st best pitcher of all time
  • Tommy Bridges: 77th best pitcher of all time (pitched in 9 games for 1946 Tigers)

Overview of "The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract" article

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Gabby Hartnett
AA Dallas Rebels Texas League Al Vincent
A Williamsport Grays Eastern League Gerard "Nig" Lipscomb and Harry Davis
C Rome Colonels Canadian–American League Woody Wheaton
C Lubbock Hubbers West Texas–New Mexico League Jim Miller
C Muskogee Reds Western Association Ray Baker
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Marv Olson

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Dallas

References

  1. ^ Rip Radcliff at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ [1]

External links