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1958 Detroit Tigers season

Major League Baseball season

1958 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Fred Knorr, John Fetzer
General manager(s)John McHale
Manager(s)Jack Tighe, Bill Norman
Local televisionWJBK
Local radioWKMH
(Van Patrick, Mel Ott)
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The 1958 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 77–77, 15 games behind the New York Yankees.

1958 Detroit Tigers season Intro articles: 4

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 92 62 0.597 44–33 48–29
Chicago White Sox 82 72 0.532 10 47–30 35–42
Boston Red Sox 79 75 0.513 13 49–28 30–47
Cleveland Indians 77 76 0.503 14½ 42–34 35–42
Detroit Tigers 77 77 0.500 15 43–34 34–43
Baltimore Orioles 74 79 0.484 17½ 46–31 28–48
Kansas City Athletics 73 81 0.474 19 43–34 30–47
Washington Senators 61 93 0.396 31 33–44 28–49


Record vs. opponents

1958 American League Records

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


Notable transactions

Roster

1958 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

1958 Detroit Tigers season Offseason articles: 60

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
SS Billy Martin 131 498 127 .255 7 42

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

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
Jim Bunning 35 219.2 14 12 3.52 177

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

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
Hank Aguirre 44 3 4 5 3.75 38
Tom Morgan 39 2 5 1 3.16 32
Mickey McDermott 2 0 0 0 9.00 0

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Charleston Senators American Association Bill Norman and Bill Adair
AA Birmingham Barons Southern Association Cal Ermer
A Lancaster Red Roses Eastern League Johnny Pesky
A Augusta Tigers Sally League Bill Adair, Stan Charnofsky
and Wayne Blackburn
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Chuck Kress
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Al Lakeman
D Montgomery Rebels Alabama–Florida League Schoolboy Rowe and Neil Berry
D Valdosta Tigers Georgia–Florida League Stubby Overmire
D Decatur Commodores Midwest League Frank Carswell
D Erie Sailors New York–Penn League Steve Gromek

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Birmingham, Valdosta

Notes

  1. ^ Billy Martin at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Dave Philley at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Jay Porter at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ a b Vito Valentinetti at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Ray Boone at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Mickey Lolich at Baseball Reference

References