1964 Detroit Tigers
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Location
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Owner(s)John Fetzer
General manager(s)Jim Campbell
Manager(s)Chuck Dressen
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The 1964 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 85–77, 14 games behind the New York Yankees.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 99 63 0.611 50–31 49–32
Chicago White Sox 98 64 0.605 1 52–29 46–35
Baltimore Orioles 97 65 0.599 2 49–32 48–33
Detroit Tigers 85 77 0.525 14 46–35 39–42
Los Angeles Angels 82 80 0.506 17 45–36 37–44
Cleveland Indians 79 83 0.488 20 41–40 38–43
Minnesota Twins 79 83 0.488 20 40–41 39–42
Boston Red Sox 72 90 0.444 27 45–36 27–54
Washington Senators 62 100 0.383 37 31–50 31–50
Kansas City Athletics 57 105 0.352 42 26–55 31–50


Record vs. opponents


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


Notable transitions

Andy Kosco was released by the Tigers on June 3, 1964.[4] On September 16, 1964, Dick Drago was signed as an amateur free agent.[5] After playing in 106 games during his fourth season with the Tigers, outfielder Bill Bruton retired.[6]

Roster

1964 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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 Bill Freehan 144 520 156 .300 18 80
1B Norm Cash 144 479 123 .257 23 83
2B Jerry Lumpe 158 624 160 .256 6 46
3B Don Wert 148 525 135 .257 9 55
SS Dick McAuliffe 162 557 134 .241 24 66
LF Gates Brown 123 426 116 .272 15 54
CF Bill Bruton 106 296 82 .277 5 33
RF Al Kaline 146 525 154 .293 17 68

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
Don Demeter 134 441 113 .256 22 80
George Thomas 105 308 88 .286 12 44
Jake Wood 64 125 29 .232 1 7
Bubba Phillips 46 87 22 .253 3 6
Mike Roarke 29 82 19 .232 0 7
Willie Horton 25 80 13 .163 1 10
Jim Northrup 5 12 1 .083 0 0
Mickey Stanley 4 11 3 .273 0 1
Bill Roman 3 8 3 .375 1 1
George Smith 5 7 2 .286 0 2
John Sullivan 2 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
Dave Wickersham 40 254.0 19 12 3.44 164
Mickey Lolich 44 232.0 18 9 3.26 192
Hank Aguirre 32 161.2 5 10 3.79 88
Denny McLain 19 100.0 4 5 4.05 70
Bill Faul 1 5.0 0 0 10.80 1

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
Ed Rakow 42 152.1 8 9 3.72 96
Phil Regan 32 146.2 5 10 5.03 91
Joe Sparma 21 84.0 5 6 3.00 71
Frank Lary 6 18.0 0 2 7.00 6
Jack Hamilton 5 15.0 0 1 8.40 5

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
Larry Sherry 38 7 5 11 3.66 58
Fred Gladding 42 7 4 7 3.07 59
Terry Fox 32 4 3 5 3.39 28
Julio Navarro 26 2 1 2 3.95 36
Dick Egan 23 0 0 2 4.46 21
Johnnie Seale 4 1 0 0 3.60 5
Alan Koch 3 0 0 0 6.75 1
Fritz Fisher 1 0 0 0 108.00 1

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Frank Carswell
AA Knoxville Smokies Southern League Bob Mavis
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Al Federoff
A Jamestown Tigers New York–Penn League Jack Phillips
A Duluth–Superior Dukes Northern League Gail Henley
Rookie Cocoa Tigers Cocoa Rookie League Doc Daugherty

Notes

  1. ^ Howie Koplitz at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Gus Triandos at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Don Mossi at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Andy Kosco at Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Dick Drago at Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Bill Bruton at Baseball-Reference.com

References