1954 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican League
BallparkBriggs Stadium
CityDetroit, Michigan
OwnersWalter Briggs, Jr.
General managersMuddy Ruel
ManagersFred Hutchinson
TelevisionWJBK
RadioWKMH
(Van Patrick, Dizzy Trout)
← 1953 Seasons 1955 →

The 1954 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fifth in the American League with a record of 68–86, 43 games behind the Cleveland Indians.

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Cleveland Indians 111 43 0.721 59–18 52–25
New York Yankees 103 51 0.669 8 54–23 49–28
Chicago White Sox 94 60 0.610 17 45–32 49–28
Boston Red Sox 69 85 0.448 42 38–39 31–46
Detroit Tigers 68 86 0.442 43 35–42 33–44
Washington Senators 66 88 0.429 45 37–41 29–47
Baltimore Orioles 54 100 0.351 57 32–45 22–55
Philadelphia Athletics 51 103 0.331 60 29–47 22–56

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
Team BAL BOS CHW CLE DET NYY PHA WSH
Baltimore 11–11 7–15 3–19 8–14 5–17 10–12 10–12
Boston 11–11 5–17 2–20–2 14–8 9–13 15–7 13–9
Chicago 15–7 17–5 11–11 12–10–1 7–15 17–5 15–7
Cleveland 19–3 20–2–2 11–11 14–8 11–11 18–4 18–4
Detroit 14–8 8–14 10–12–1 8–14 6–16 13–9 9–13
New York 17–5 13–9 15–7 11–11 16–6 18–4–1 13–9
Philadelphia 12–10 7–15 5–17 4–18 9–13 4–18–1 10–12–1
Washington 12–10 9–13 7–15 4–18 13–9 9–13 12–10–1


Notable transactions

Roster

1954 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 Frank House 114 352 88 .250 9 38
1B Walt Dropo 107 320 90 .281 4 44
2B Frank Bolling 117 368 87 .236 6 38
SS Harvey Kuenn 155 656 201 .306 5 48
3B Ray Boone 148 543 160 .295 20 85
LF Jim Delsing 122 371 92 .248 6 38
CF Bill Tuttle 147 530 141 .266 7 58
RF Al Kaline 138 504 139 .276 4 43

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
Bob Nieman 91 251 66 .263 8 35
Wayne Belardi 88 250 58 .232 11 24
Fred Hatfield 81 218 64 .294 2 25
Red Wilson 54 170 48 .282 2 22
Hoot Evers 30 60 11 .183 0 5
Don Lund 35 54 7 .130 0 3
Bud Souchock 25 39 7 .179 3 8
Reno Bertoia 54 37 6 .162 1 2
Chuck Kress 24 37 7 .189 0 3
Chick King 11 28 6 .214 0 3
Matt Batts 12 21 6 .286 0 5
Johnny Pesky 20 17 3 .176 1 1
Al Lakeman 5 6 0 .000 0 0
George Bullard 4 1 0 .000 0 0
Walt Streuli 1 0 0 ---- 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
Steve Gromek 36 252.2 18 16 2.74 102
Ned Garver 35 246.1 14 11 2.81 93
George Zuverink 35 203.0 9 13 3.59 70
Billy Hoeft 34 175.0 7 15 4.58 114

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 Aber 32 124.2 5 11 3.97 54
Ted Gray 19 72.0 3 5 5.38 29
Ralph Branca 17 45.1 3 3 5.76 15
Dick Weik 9 16.1 0 1 7.16 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
Dick Marlowe 38 5 4 2 4.18 39
Ray Herbert 42 3 6 0 5.87 44
Bob Miller 32 1 1 1 2.45 27
Frank Lary 3 0 0 0 2.45 5
Dick Donovan 2 0 0 0 10.50 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Buffalo Bisons International League Billy Hitchcock
AA Little Rock Travelers Southern Association Bill Norman, Stubby Overmire and Pat Mullin
A Wilkes-Barre Barons Eastern League Dan Carnevale
B Durham Bulls Carolina League Charlie Metro
C Greenville Tigers Cotton States League Willis Hudlin
C Idaho Falls Russets Pioneer League Bob Mavis
D Valdosta Tigers Georgia–Florida League Marv Owen and Stan Wasiak
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Danny Litwhiler and Wayne Blackburn

Notes

  1. ^ Van Fletcher at Baseball-Reference

References