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1969 Detroit Tigers season

Major League Baseball season

1969 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)John Fetzer
General manager(s)Jim Campbell
Manager(s)Mayo Smith
Local televisionWJBK
(George Kell, Larry Osterman)
Local radioWJR
(Ernie Harwell, Ray Lane)
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The 1969 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished a distant second in the newly established American League East with a record of 90–72, 19 games behind the Baltimore Orioles.

1969 Detroit Tigers season Intro articles: 4

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 109 53 0.673 60–21 49–32
Detroit Tigers 90 72 0.556 19 46–35 44–37
Boston Red Sox 87 75 0.537 22 46–35 41–40
Washington Senators 86 76 0.531 23 47–34 39–42
New York Yankees 80 81 0.497 28½ 48–32 32–49
Cleveland Indians 62 99 0.385 46½ 33–48 29–51

Record vs. opponents

1969 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIN NYY OAK SEA WSH
Baltimore 10–8 6–6 9–3 13–5 11–7 11–1 8–4 11–7 8–4 9–3 13–5
Boston 8–10 8–4 5–7 12–6 10–8 10–2 7–5 11–7 4–8 6–6 6–12
California 6–6 4–8 9–9 8–4 5–7 9–9 7–11 3–9 6–12 9–9–1 5–7
Chicago 3–9 7–5 9–9 8–4 3–9 8–10 5–13 3–9 8–10 10–8 4–8
Cleveland 5–13 6–12 4–8 4–8 7–11 7–5 5–7 9–8 5–7 7–5 3–15
Detroit 7–11 8–10 7–5 9–3 11–7 8–4 6–6 10–8 7–5 10–2 7–11
Kansas City 1–11 2–10 9–9 10–8 5–7 4–8 8–10 5–7–1 8–10 10–8 7–5
Minnesota 4–8 5–7 11–7 13–5 7–5 6–6 10–8 10–2 13–5 12–6 6–6
New York 7–11 7–11 9–3 9–3 8–9 8–10 7–5–1 2–10 6–6 7–5 10–8
Oakland 4–8 8–4 12–6 10–8 7–5 5–7 10–8 5–13 6–6 13–5 8–4
Seattle 3–9 6–6 9–9–1 8–10 5–7 2–10 8–10 6–12 5–7 5–13 7–5
Washington 5–13 12–6 7–5 8–4 15–3 11–7 5–7 6–6 8–10 4–8 5–7


Notable transactions

Roster

1969 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

1969 Detroit Tigers season Offseason articles: 41

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 Bill Freehan 143 489 128 .262 16 49
1B Norm Cash 143 483 135 .280 22 74
2B Dick McAuliffe 74 262 71 .262 11 33
SS Tom Tresh 94 331 74 .224 13 37
3B Don Wert 132 423 95 .225 14 50
LF Willie Horton 141 508 133 .262 28 91
CF Jim Northrup 148 543 160 .295 25 66
RF Al Kaline 131 456 124 .272 21 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
Mickey Stanley 149 592 139 .235 16 70
Tommy Matchick 94 298 72 .242 0 32
Jim Price 72 192 45 .234 9 28
Ike Brown 70 170 39 .229 5 12
Gates Brown 60 93 19 .204 1 6
Dick Tracewski 66 79 11 .139 0 4
César Gutiérrez 17 49 12 .245 0 0
Dave Campbell 32 39 4 .103 0 2
Ron Woods 17 15 4 .267 1 3
Wayne Redmond 5 3 0 .000 0 0

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
Denny McLain 42 325 24 9 2.80 181
Mickey Lolich 37 280.2 19 11 3.14 271
Earl Wilson 35 214.2 12 10 3.31 150

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
Mike Kilkenny 39 128.1 8 6 3.37 97
Pat Dobson 49 105 5 10 3.60 64
John Hiller 40 99.1 4 4 3.99 74
Joe Sparma 23 92.2 6 8 4.76 41
Bob Reed 8 14.2 0 0 1.84 9

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
Don McMahon 34 3 5 11 3.89 38
Fred Lasher 32 2 1 0 3.07 26
Tom Timmermann 31 4 3 1 2.75 42
Daryl Patterson 18 0 2 0 2.82 12
Dick Radatz 11 2 2 0 3.38 18
Gary Taylor 7 0 1 0 5.23 3
Fred Scherman 4 1 0 0 6.75 3
Norm McRae 3 0 0 0 6.00 3

Overview of "Tommy Matchick" article

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Jack Tighe
AA Montgomery Rebels Southern League Frank Carswell
A Rocky Mount Leafs Carolina League Al Federoff
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Len Okrie
A-Short Season Batavia Trojans New York–Penn League Bob Dustal
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Bill Lajoie

Awards and honors

Notes

  1. ^ Dick Drago at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Dennis Ribant at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ John Young at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Tom Tresh at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ César Gutiérrez at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-almanac.com/awards/aw_hut.shtml

References