1970 Detroit Tigers season

1970 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John Fetzer
General manager(s) Jim Campbell
Manager(s) Mayo Smith
Local television WJBK
(George Kell, Larry Osterman)
Local radio WJR
(Ernie Harwell, Ray Lane)
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The 1970 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished fourth in the American League East with a record of 79–83, 29 games behind the Baltimore Orioles.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

American League East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Baltimore Orioles 10854 0.667 59–22 49–32
New York Yankees 9369 0.574 15 53–28 40–41
Boston Red Sox 8775 0.537 21 52–29 35–46
Detroit Tigers 7983 0.488 29 42–39 37–44
Cleveland Indians 7686 0.469 32 43–38 33–48
Washington Senators 7092 0.432 38 40–41 30–51

Record vs. opponents

1970 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK WSH
Baltimore 13–57–59–314–411–712–07–55–711–77–512–6
Boston 5–135–78–412–69–97–55–77–510–87–512–6
California 5–77–512–66–66–610–812–68–105–78–107–5
Chicago 3–94–86–126–66–67–117–116–125–72–164–8
Cleveland 4–146–126–66–67–118–47–56–68–107–511–7
Detroit 7–119–96–66–611–76–68–44–87–116–69–9
Kansas City 0–125–78–1011–74–86–612–65–131–117–116–6
Milwaukee 5–77–56–1211–75–74–86–125–133–9–18–105–7
Minnesota 7–55–710–812–66–68–413–513–55–713–56–6
New York 7–118–107–57–510–811–711–19–3–17–56–610–8
Oakland 5–75–710–816–25–76–611–710–85–136–610–2
Washington 6–126–125–78–47–119–96–67–56–68–102–10

Notable transactions

Roster

1970 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
SSCésar Gutiérrez135415101.243022

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
Dalton Jones8919142.220621
Jim Price5213224.182515
Ken Szotkiewicz47849.10739
Kevin Collins25245.20813
Tim Hosley7122.16712

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
Les Cain29180.21273.84156

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
Mike Kilkenny36129765.16105

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
John Hiller476633.0389
Lerrin LaGrow100107.307

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Frank Carswell
AA Montgomery Rebels Southern League Stubby Overmire
A Rocky Mount Leafs Carolina League Max Lanier
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Dick Tracewski
A-Short Season Batavia Trojans New York–Penn League Joe Lewis
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Al Lakeman

Notes

  1. Tom Matchick at Baseball Reference
  2. Tom Tresh at Baseball Reference
  3. Kevin Collins at Baseball Reference

References

  • Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (1997). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (2nd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-0-9637189-8-3. 
  • 1970 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference


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