1971 Detroit Tigers season


1971 Detroit Tigers season

MLB yearly infobox‎
name = Detroit Tigers
season = 1971
misc =

current league = American League
y1 = 1901
division = Eastern Division
y2 = 1969
Uniform
ballpark = Tiger Stadium
y4 = 1912
city = Detroit, Michigan
y5 = 1901
owners = John Fetzer
managers = Billy Martin
television = WJBK (TV)
(George Kell, Ray Lane)
radio = WJR
(Ernie Harwell, Gene Osborn)|
The 1971 Detroit Tigers finished in second place with a 91-71 record, 12 games behind the Orioles. They outscored their opponents 701 to 645. They drew 1,591,073 fans to Tiger Stadium, the second highest attendance in the American League.

Offseason

* October 9, 1970: Denny McLain was traded by the Detroit Tigers with Elliott Maddox, Norm McRae, and Don Wert to the Washington Senators for Ed Brinkman, Aurelio Rodríguez, Joe Coleman, and Jim Hannan.
* March 30, 1971: Jerry Robertson was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the New York Mets for Dean Chance and Bill Denehy.

Regular Season

Opening Day Starters

eason standings

Roster

Relief pitchers

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

Players ranking among top 100 all time at position

The following members of the 1972 Tigers have been ranked among the Top 100 of all time at their position in The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract:
* Bill Freehan: 12th best catcher of all time
* Norm Cash: 20th best first baseman of all time
* Dick McAuliffe: 22nd best second baseman of all time
* Aurelio Rodríguez: 91st best third baseman of all time
* Willie Horton: 55th best left fielder of all time
* Al Kaline: 11th best right fielder of all time
* Mickey Lolich: 72nd best pitcher of all time

Award winners and league leaders

Ed Brinkman
* AL leader in games played at shortstop (159)
* AL leader in innings played at shortstop (1395-2/3)
* AL leader in assists by a shortstop (513)
* #4 in AL in games played (159)
* #7 in AL in times hit by pitch (7)

Norm Cash
* Finished 12th in AL MVP voting
* AL leader in at bats per home run (14.1)
* #2 in AL in home runs (32)
* #3 in AL in slugging percentage (.531)
* #3 in AL in OPS (.903)
* #7 in AL in times hit by pitch (7)
* #8 in AL in RBIs (91)
* #9 in AL in runs created (93)
* 7th oldest player in the AL

Joe Coleman
* #3 in AL in strikeouts (236)
* #4 in AL in strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (7.43)
* #5 in AL in win percentage (.690)
* #5 in AL in innings pitched (286)
* #5 in AL in batters faced (1174)
* #6 in AL in wins (20)
* #9 in AL in complete games (16)

Bill Freehan
* AL leader in games at catcher (144)
* AL leader in complete games at catcher (128)
* AL leader in innings played at catcher (1265)
* AL leader in putouts by a catcher (912)
* #3 in AL in times hit by pitch (9)
* #8 in AL in doubles (26)
* #9 in AL in extra base hits (51)
* #9 in AL in at bats per strikeout (10.8)

Willie Horton
* #7 in AL in slugging percentage (.496)
* #7 in AL in times hit by pitch (7)
* #10 in AL in extra base hits (48)
* #10 in AL in at bats per home run (20.5)

Al Kaline
* #3 in AL in on base percentage (.416)
* #6 in AL in OPS (.878)
* #7 in AL in time hit by pitch (7)
* #8 in AL in batting average (.294)
* #10 in AL in bases on balls (82)
* 9th oldest player in the AL

Mickey Lolich
* Tiger of the Year award from Detroit baseball writers
* Finished 2nd in AL Cy Young Award voting (behind Vida Blue)
* Finished 5th in AL MVP voting
* MLB leader in wins (25)
* MLB leader in strikeouts (308)
* MLB leader in innings pitched (376)
* MLB leader in games started (45)
* AL leader in complete games (29)
* MLB leader in hits allowed (336)
* MLB leader in batters faced (1538)
* #2 in MLB in home runs allowed (36)
* #2 in MLB in earned runs allowed (122)
* #4 in AL in sacrifice hits (16)
* #4 in AL in strikeout to walk ratio (3.35)
* #5 in AL in strikeouts per 9 innings pitched (7.37)
* #7 in AL in Adjusted ERA+ (125)
* #8 in AL in bases on balls per 9 innings pitched (2.20)
* #10 in AL in ERA (2.92)

Aurelio Rodríguez
* #3 in AL in doubles (30)
* #4 in AL in triples (7)
* #4 in AL in outs (476)
* #5 in AL in at bats (604)
* #8 in AL in extra base hits (52)
* #10 in AL in strikeouts (104)

Fred Scherman
* #2 in AL in games by pitcher (69)
* #3 in AL in saves (20)
* #3 in AL in games finished (40)

External links

* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/DET/1971.shtml Detroit Tigers 1971 Regular Season Statistics]
* [http://www.baseballlibrary.com/baseballlibrary/teams/1971tigers.stm BaseballLibrary.com Game by Game Summary of 1971 Tigers season]


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