1953 Detroit Tigers season

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1953 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Jr.
General manager(s) Charlie Gehringer
Manager(s) Fred Hutchinson
Local television WWJ
Local radio WJBK/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
New York Yankees 99 52 .656 --
Cleveland Indians 92 62 .604 8.5
Chicago White Sox 89 65 .578 11.5
Boston Red Sox 84 69 .549 16
Washington Senators 76 76 .500 23.5
Detroit Tigers 60 94 .325 40.5
Philadelphia Athletics 59 95 .383 41.5
St. Louis Browns 54 100 .351 46.5

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

1953 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

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 Nieman, BobBob 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
Friend, OwenOwen Friend 31 96 17 .177 3 10
Kaline, AlAl 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
Aber, AlAl 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

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Jack Tighe
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Paul Campbell
A Montgomery Grays Sally League Charlie Metro
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Marv Owen
C Bakersfield Indians California League Ray Perry
C Jackson Senators Cotton States League Marland Doolittle
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Dan Carnevale
D Wausau Timberjacks Wisconsin State League Wayne Blackburn

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