1965 Detroit Tigers
LeagueAmerican League
BallparkTiger Stadium
CityDetroit, Michigan
OwnersJohn Fetzer
General managersJim Campbell
ManagersChuck Dressen, Bob Swift
TelevisionWJBK
(George Kell, Ray Lane)
RadioWJR
(Ernie Harwell, Gene Osborn)
← 1964 Seasons 1966 →

The 1965 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League with a record of 89–73, 13 games behind the Minnesota Twins.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 102 60 0.630 51–30 51–30
Chicago White Sox 95 67 0.586 7 48–33 47–34
Baltimore Orioles 94 68 0.580 8 46–33 48–35
Detroit Tigers 89 73 0.549 13 47–34 42–39
Cleveland Indians 87 75 0.537 15 52–30 35–45
New York Yankees 77 85 0.475 25 40–43 37–42
Los Angeles/California Angels 75 87 0.463 27 46–34 29–53
Washington Senators 70 92 0.432 32 36–45 34–47
Boston Red Sox 62 100 0.383 40 34–47 28–53
Kansas City Athletics 59 103 0.364 43 33–48 26–55

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KCA LAA/
CAL
MIN NYY WSH
Baltimore 11–7 9–9 10–8 11–7 11–7 13–5 8–10 13–5 8–10
Boston 7–11 4–14 8–10 6–12 11–7 5–13 1–17 9–9 11–7
Chicago 9–9 14–4 10–8 9–9 13–5 12–6 7–11 8–10 13–5
Cleveland 8–10 10–8 8–10 9–9 9–9 9–9 11–7 12–6 11–7
Detroit 7–11 12–6 9–9 9–9 13–5 10–8 8–10 10–8 11–7
Kansas City 7–11 7–11 5–13 9–9 5–13 5–13 8–10 7–11 6–12
Los Angeles/California 5–13 13–5 6–12 9–9 8–10 13–5 9–9 6–12 6–12
Minnesota 10–8 17–1 11–7 7–11 10–8 10–8 9–9 13–5 15–3
New York 5–13 9–9 10–8 6–12 8–10 11–7 12–6 5–13 11–7
Washington 10–8 7–11 5–13 7–11 7–11 12–6 12–6 3–15 7–11

NOTE: The Los Angeles Angels changed their name to California Angels on September 2, 1965, with the season in progress.


Roster

1965 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 130 431 101 .234 10 43
1B Norm Cash 142 467 124 .266 30 82
2B Jerry Lumpe 145 502 129 .257 4 39
3B Don Wert 162 609 159 .261 12 54
SS Dick McAuliffe 113 404 105 .260 15 54
LF Willie Horton 143 512 140 .273 29 104
CF Al Kaline 125 399 112 .281 18 72
RF Jim Northrup 80 219 45 .205 2 16

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 122 389 108 .278 16 58
Gates Brown 96 227 58 .256 10 43
Ray Oyler 82 194 36 .186 5 13
George Thomas 79 169 36 .213 3 10
Mickey Stanley 30 117 28 .239 3 13
Jake Wood 58 104 30 .288 2 7
John Sullivan 34 86 23 .267 2 11
Jackie Moore 21 53 5 .094 0 2
George Smith 32 53 5 .094 1 1
Bill Roman 21 27 2 .074 0 0
Wayne Redmond 4 4 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
Mickey Lolich 43 243.2 15 9 3.44 226
Denny McLain 33 220.1 16 6 2.61 192
Hank Aguirre 32 208.1 14 10 3.59 141
Dave Wickersham 34 195.1 9 14 3.78 109
Joe Sparma 30 167.0 13 8 3.18 127

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
Phil Regan 16 51.2 1 5 5.05 37
Jack Hamilton 4 4.1 1 1 14.54 3

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
Terry Fox 42 6 4 10 2.78 34
Fred Gladding 46 6 2 5 2.83 43
Larry Sherry 39 3 6 5 3.10 46
Orlando Peña 30 4 6 4 2.51 55
Ron Nischwitz 20 1 0 1 2.78 12
Julio Navarro 15 0 2 1 4.20 22
Ed Rakow 6 0 0 0 6.08 10
John Hiller 5 0 0 1 0.00 4
Johnnie Seale 4 0 0 0 12.00 3
Leo Marentette 2 0 0 0 0.00 3
Vern Holtgrave 1 0 0 0 6.00 2

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Syracuse Chiefs International League Frank Carswell
AA Montgomery Rebels Southern League Wayne Blackburn
A Rocky Mount Leafs Carolina League Al Lakeman
A Daytona Beach Islanders Florida State League Al Federoff
A Jamestown Tigers New York–Penn League Gail Henley
A-Short Season Duluth–Superior Dukes Northern League Doc Daugherty

Duluth-Superior affiliation shared with Chicago Cubs

Notes

  1. ^ George Korince at Baseball Reference

References