1986 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Tom Monaghan
General manager(s)Bill Lajoie
Manager(s)Sparky Anderson
Local televisionWDIV-TV
(George Kell, Al Kaline)
PASS
(Larry Osterman, Jim Northrup)
Local radioWJR
(Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
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The Detroit Tigers' 1986 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Detroit Tigers attempting to win the AL East.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 95 66 0.590 51–30 44–36
New York Yankees 90 72 0.556 41–39 49–33
Detroit Tigers 87 75 0.537 49–32 38–43
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 0.531 42–39 44–37
Cleveland Indians 84 78 0.519 11½ 45–35 39–43
Milwaukee Brewers 77 84 0.478 18 41–39 36–45
Baltimore Orioles 73 89 0.451 22½ 37–42 36–47

Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 6–6 9–3 4–9 1–12 6–6 6–7 8–4 5–8 5–7 6–6 5–7 8–5
Boston 9–4 5–7 7–5 10–3 7–6 6–6 6–6 10–2 5–8 7–5 8–4 8–4 7–6
California 6–6 7–5 7–6 6–6 7–5 8–5 5–7 7–6 7–5 10–3 8–5 8–5 6–6
Chicago 3–9 5–7 6–7 5–7 6–6 7–6 5–7 6–7 6–6 7–6 8–5 2–11 6–6
Cleveland 9–4 3–10 6–6 7–5 4–9 8–4 8–5 6–6 5–8 10–2 9–3 6–6 3–10–1
Detroit 12–1 6–7 5–7 6–6 9–4 5–7 8–5 7–5 6–7 6–6 6–6 7–5 4–9
Kansas City 6–6 6–6 5–8 6–7 4–8 7–5 6–6 6–7 4–8 8–5 5–8 8–5 5–7
Milwaukee 7–6 6–6 7–5 7–5 5–8 5–8 6–6 4–8 8–5 5–7 6–6 4–8 7–6
Minnesota 4–8 2–10 6–7 7–6 6–6 5–7 7–6 8–4 4–8 6–7 6–7 6–7 4–8
New York 8–5 8–5 5–7 6–6 8–5 7–6 8–4 5–8 8–4 5–7 8–4 7–5 7–6
Oakland 7–5 5–7 3–10 6–7 2–10 6–6 5–8 7–5 7–6 7–5 10–3 3–10 8–4
Seattle 6–6 4–8 5–8 5–8 3–9 6–6 8–5 6–6 7–6 4–8 3–10 4–9 6–6
Texas 7–5 4–8 5–8 11–2 6–6 5–7 5–8 8–4 7–6 5–7 10–3 9–4 5–7
Toronto 5–8 6–7 6–6 6–6 10–3–1 9–4 7–5 6–7 8–4 6–7 4–8 6–6 7–5


Notable transactions

Roster

1986 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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 Lance Parrish 91 327 84 .257 22 62
1B Darrell Evans 151 507 122 .241 29 85
2B Lou Whitaker 144 584 157 .269 20 73
SS Alan Trammell 151 574 159 .277 21 75
3B Darnell Coles 142 521 142 .273 20 86
LF Larry Herndon 106 283 70 .247 8 37
CF Chet Lemon 126 403 101 .251 12 53
RF Kirk Gibson 119 441 118 .268 28 86
DH Johnny Grubb 81 210 70 .333 13 51

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
Dave Collins 124 419 113 .270 1 27
Tom Brookens 98 281 76 .270 3 25
Pat Sheridan 98 236 56 .237 6 19
Dwight Lowry 56 150 46 .307 3 18
Dave Bergman 65 130 30 .231 1 9
Mike Heath 30 98 26 .265 4 11
Dave Engle 35 86 22 .256 0 4
Harry Spilman 24 49 12 .245 3 8
Mike Laga 15 45 9 .200 3 8
Bruce Fields 16 43 12 .279 0 6
Brian Harper 19 36 5 .139 0 3
Tim Tolman 16 34 6 .176 0 2
Doug Baker 13 24 3 .125 0 0
Matt Nokes 7 24 8 .333 1 2
Scotti Madison 2 7 0 .000 0 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note; G = Games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jack Morris 35 267.0 21 8 3.27 223
Walt Terrell 34 217.1 15 12 4.56 93
Frank Tanana 32 188.1 12 9 4.16 119
Dan Petry 20 116.0 5 10 4.66 56

Other pitchers

Note; G = Games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Eric King 33 138.1 11 4 3.51 79
Randy O'Neal 37 122.2 3 7 4.33 68
Dave LaPoint 16 67.2 3 6 5.72 36
Bryan Kelly 6 20.0 1 2 4.50 18

Relief pitchers

Note; G = Games; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Willie Hernández 64 8 7 24 3.55 77
Bill Campbell 34 3 6 3 3.88 37
Mark Thurmond 25 4 1 3 1.92 17
Jim Slaton 22 0 0 2 4.05 12
Chuck Cary 22 1 2 0 3.41 21
Bill Scherrer 13 0 1 0 7.29 16
John Pacella 5 0 0 1 4.09 5
Jack Lazorko 3 0 0 0 4.05 3

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds American Association Leon Roberts
AA Glens Falls Tigers Eastern League Bob Schaefer
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Tom Burgess
A Gastonia Tigers South Atlantic League Johnny Lipon
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Tom Gamboa

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References

  1. ^ "Barbaro Garbey Stats".
  2. ^ Darnell Coles Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b "Dave Engle Stats".
  4. ^ "Brian Harper Stats".
  5. ^ Ken Hill Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 2nd and 3rd editions. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997 and 2007