1930 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican League
BallparkNavin Field
CityDetroit, Michigan
OwnersFrank Navin
ManagersBucky Harris
RadioWWJ (AM)
(Ty Tyson)
← 1929 Seasons 1931 →

The 1930 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 75–79, 27 games behind the Philadelphia Athletics.

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Philadelphia Athletics 102 52 0.662 58–18 44–34
Washington Senators 94 60 0.610 8 56–21 38–39
New York Yankees 86 68 0.558 16 47–29 39–39
Cleveland Indians 81 73 0.526 21 44–33 37–40
Detroit Tigers 75 79 0.487 27 45–33 30–46
St. Louis Browns 64 90 0.416 38 38–40 26–50
Chicago White Sox 62 92 0.403 40 34–44 28–48
Boston Red Sox 52 102 0.338 50 30–46 22–56

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BOS CWS CLE DET NYY PHA SLB WSH
Boston 13–9 7–15 8–14 6–16 4–18 9–13 5–17
Chicago 9–13 10–12 9–13 8–14 6–16 12–10 8–14
Cleveland 15–7 12–10 11–11 10–12 7–15 16–6 10–12
Detroit 14–8 13–9 11–11 9–13 7–15 11–11 10–12
New York 16–6 14–8 12–10 13–9 10–12 16–6 5–17
Philadelphia 18–4 16–6 15–7 15–7 12–10 16–6 10–12
St. Louis 13–9 10–12 6–16 11–11 6–16 6–16 12–10
Washington 17–5 14–8 12–10 12–10 17–5 12–10 10–12


Notable transactions

Roster

1930 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
C Ray Hayworth 77 227 63 .278 0 22
1B Dale Alexander 154 602 196 .326 20 135
2B Charlie Gehringer 154 610 201 .330 16 98
SS Mark Koenig 76 267 64 .240 1 16
3B Marty McManus 132 484 155 .320 9 89
OF John Stone 127 425 132 .311 3 56
OF Roy Johnson 125 462 127 .275 2 35
OF Liz Funk 140 527 145 .275 4 65

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
Bill Akers 85 233 65 .279 9 40
Billy Rogell 54 144 24 .167 0 9
Bob Fothergill 55 143 37 .259 2 14
Pinky Hargrave 55 137 39 .285 5 18
Harry Rice 37 128 39 .305 2 24
Gene Desautels 42 126 24 .190 0 9
Paul Easterling 29 79 16 .203 1 14
Frank Doljack 20 74 19 .257 3 17
Tom Hughes 17 59 22 .373 0 5
Tony Rensa 20 37 10 .270 1 3
Jimmy Shevlin 28 14 2 .143 0 2
Johnny Watson 4 12 3 .250 0 3
Yats Wuestling 4 9 0 .000 0 0
Hughie Wise 2 6 2 .333 0 0
Hank Greenberg 1 1 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
George Uhle 33 239.0 12 12 3.65 117
Vic Sorrell 35 233.1 16 11 3.86 97
Earl Whitehill 34 220.2 17 13 4.24 109
Waite Hoyt 26 135.2 9 8 4.78 25

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
Elon Hogsett 33 146.0 9 8 5.42 54
Whit Wyatt 21 85.2 4 5 3.57 68
Art Herring 23 77.2 3 3 5.33 16
Tommy Bridges 8 37.2 3 2 4.06 17
Ownie Carroll 6 20.1 0 5 10.62 4
Mark Koenig 2 9.0 0 1 10.00 6

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
Charlie Sullivan 40 1 5 5 6.53 38
Guy Cantrell 16 1 5 0 5.66 20
Phil Page 12 0 1 0 9.75 2
Joe Samuels 2 0 0 0 16.50 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AA Toronto Maple Leafs International League Steve O'Neill
A Hartford Senators Eastern League King Bader
A Beaumont Exporters Texas League Del Baker
B Evansville Hubs Illinois–Indiana–Iowa League Bob Coleman
C Wheeling Stogies Middle Atlantic League Bobby Prysock and Dan Tapson

Hartford club folded, June 30, 1930[2]

Notes

  1. ^ Harry Rice at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References