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1944 Detroit Tigers
Major league affiliations
Location
1944 Information
Owner(s) Walter Briggs, Sr.
Manager(s) Steve O'Neill
Local television none
Local radio WXYZ
(Harry Heilmann)

The Detroit Tigers' 1944 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Detroit Tigers attempting to win the American League.

Contents

Offseason

Regular season

  • On September 18th, the Tigers found themselves in first place for the first time all season. The Yankees lost two games to the Athletics, while the Browns split two games with the White Sox. With the Tigers sweeping Cleveland, the Tigers jumped over the Yankees and Browns for first place.[3] The Browns were a half game back, while the Yankees were two games back.
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Season standings

American League W L Pct. GB
St. Louis Browns 89 65 .578 --
Detroit Tigers 88 66 .571 1
New York Yankees 83 71 .539 6
Boston Red Sox 77 77 .500 12
Cleveland Indians 72 82 .468 17
Philadelphia Athletics 72 82 .468 17
Chicago White Sox 71 83 .461 18
Washington Senators 64 90 .416 25

Roster

1944 Detroit Tigers roster
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

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
Heffner, DonDon Heffner 6 19 4 .211 0 1

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

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

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
Beck, Boom-BoomBoom-Boom Beck 28 1 2 1 3.89 25
Mooty, JakeJake Mooty 15 0 0 0 4.45 7

Awards and honors

1944 MLB All-Star Game

Milestones

     Player is still active or individual record

Regular Season
Player Milestone Reached
Rudy York 1,000th Hit April 19, 1944

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AA Buffalo Bisons International League Bucky Harris
B Hagerstown Owls Interstate League Herb Brett
D Jamestown Falcons PONY League Ollie Carnegie

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Jamestown

Notes

  1. ^ Rip Radcliff page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Joe Ginsberg page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ As Good As It Got, The 1944 St. Louis Browns, p.94, David Alan Heller, Arcadia Publishing, Charleston, SC, 2003, ISBN 0-7385-3199-5

References


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