1980 Detroit Tigers season

1980 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John Fetzer
General manager(s) Jim Campbell
Manager(s) Sparky Anderson
Local television WDIV-TV
(George Kell, Al Kaline)
Local radio WJR
(Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
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The 1980 Detroit Tigers finished in fourth place in the American League East with a record of 84-78, 19 games behind the Yankees. They outscored their opponents 830 to 757. The Tigers drew 1,785,293 fans to Tiger Stadium in 1980, ranking 7th of the 14 teams in the American League.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 10359 0.636 53–28 50–31
Baltimore Orioles 10062 0.617 3 50–31 50–31
Milwaukee Brewers 8676 0.531 17 40–42 46–34
Detroit Tigers 8478 0.519 19 43–38 41–40
Boston Red Sox 8377 0.519 19 36–45 47–32
Cleveland Indians 7981 0.494 23 44–35 35–46
Toronto Blue Jays 6795 0.414 36 35–46 32–49

Record vs. opponents

1980 American League Records

Sources:
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–510–26–66–710–36–67–610–27–67–56–66–611–2
Boston 5–89–36–47–68–55–76–76–63–109–37–55–77–6
California 2–103–93–104–65–75–86–67–62–103–1011–211–23–9
Chicago 6–64–610–35–72–105–85–75–85–76–76–76–7–25–7
Cleveland 7–66–76–47–53–105–73–109–35–86–68–46–68–5
Detroit 3–105–87–510–210–32–107–66–65–86–610–2–14–89–4
Kansas City 6–67–58–58–57–510–26–65–88–46–77–610–39–3
Milwaukee 6–77–66–67–510–36–76–67–55–87–59–35–75–8
Minnesota 2–106–66–78–53–96–68–55–74–86–77–69–37–5
New York 6–710–310–27–58–58–54–88–58–48–49–37–510–3
Oakland 5–73–910–37–66–66–67–65–77–64–88–57–68–4
Seattle 6–65–72–117–64–82–10–16–73–96–73–95–84–96–6
Texas 6–67–52–117–6–26–68–43–107–53–95–76–79–47–5
Toronto 2–116–79–37–55–84–93–98–55–73–104–86–65–7

Notable transactions

Roster

1980 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
CLance Parrish144553158.2862482
1BRichie Hebner10434199.2901282
2BLou Whitaker145477111.233145
3BTom Brookens151509140.2751066
SSAlan Trammell146560168.300965
LFSteve Kemp135508149.29321101
CFRick Peters133477139.291242
RFAl Cowens108403113.280542
DHChamp Summers120347103.2971760

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
John Wockenfuss126372102.2741665
Kirk Gibson5117546.263916
Jim Lentine6716142.261117
Tim Corcoran8415344.288318
Dave Stegman6513023.17729
Jason Thompson3612627.214420
Stan Papi4611427.237317
Duffy Dyer4810820.185411
Mark Wagner457217.23603
Lynn Jones305514.25506
Dan Gonzales271.14300

Note: pitchers' batting statistics not included

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 Morris3625016154.18112
Milt Wilcox32198.213114.4897
Dan Schatzeder32192.211134.0294
Dan Petry27164.21093.9488
Mark Fidrych944.1235.6816

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
Dave Rozema42144.2693.9249
Roger Weaver1963.2304.1042
Bruce Robbins1551.2426.6223
Jerry Ujdur921.1107.598

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV GF ERA SO
Aurelio López6713621593.7797
Pat Underwood49365243.5960
Dave Tobik1710063.9834
John Hiller1110024.4018
Jack Billingham800037.363

Awards and honors

All Star selections

League top ten finishers

Steve Kemp

  • #2 in MLB in time grounded into double plays (24)
  • #5 in AL in sacrifice flies

Aurelio López

  • #3 in AL in games (67)
  • #3 in AL in games finished (59)

Jack Morris

  • #3 in AL in earned runs allowed (116)
  • #4 in AL in games started (36)
  • #10 in MLB in bases on balls allowed (87)
  • #10 in MLB in losses (15)

Lance Parrish

  • #2 in MLB in time grounded into double plays (24)
  • #4 in AL in strikeouts (109)
  • #10 in MLB in extra base hits (64)

Alan Trammell

  • #5 in AL in runs scored (107)
  • #6 in AL in sacrifice hits (13)

Milt Wilcox

  • #10 in MLB in complete games (13)

Players ranking among top 100 all time at position

The following members of the 1979 Detroit Tigers are among the Top 100 of all time at their position, as ranked by The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract in 2001:

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Evansville Triplets American Association Jim Leyland
AA Montgomery Rebels Southern League Roy Majtyka
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Eddie Brinkman
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Tom Kotchman

See also

Notes

  1. Dan Schatzeder at Baseball Reference
  2. Jim Lentine at Baseball Reference
  3. Chuck Hensley at Baseball-Reference
  4. Bárbaro Garbey at Baseball-Reference
  5. Roger Mason at Baseball Reference

References

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