1981 Detroit Tigers season


1981 Detroit Tigers season

MLB yearly infobox
name = Detroit Tigers
season = 1981
misc =

current league = American League
y1 = 1901
division = East Division
y2 = 1969
Uniform
ballpark = Tiger Stadium
y4 = 1912
city = Detroit, Michigan
y5 = 1901
owners = John Fetzer
managers = Sparky Anderson
television = WDIV-TV
(George Kell, Al Kaline)
ON-TV
(Norm Cash, Larry Adderley)
radio = WJR
(Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)|

The 1981 Detroit Tigers finished in fourth place in the American League Eastern Division with a record of 31-26 (.544) in the first half of the season, and in third place with a record of 29-23 (.558) in the second half, for an overall record of 60-49. They outscored their opponents 427 to 404. The Tigers drew 1,149,144 fans to Tiger Stadium in 1981, ranking 5th of the 14 teams in the American League.

Offseason

*December 12, 1980: Dave Stegman was traded by the Tigers to the San Diego Padres for Dennis Kinney. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/k/kinnede01.shtml Dennis Kinney page at Baseball Reference] ]
*January 13, 1981: Mike Sharperson was drafted by the Tigers in the 4th round of the 1981 amateur draft, but did not sign. [ [http://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sharpmi01.shtml Mike Sharperson page at Baseball Reference] ]

Regular Season

Transactions

*April 3, 1981: Chris Codiroli was released by the Detroit Tigers. [http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/codirch01.shtml]

Roster

Regular season player stats

Batting

"Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In"

Players ranking among top 100 all time at position

The following members of the 1981 Detroit Tigers are among the Top 100 of all time at their position, as ranked by The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract:
* Lance Parrish: 19th best catcher of all time
* Lou Whitaker: 13th best second baseman of all time
* Alan Trammell: 9th best shortstop of all time
* Kirk Gibson: 36th best left fielder of all time

Award winners and league leaders

Kirk Gibson
* Tiger of the Year Award, from Detroit baseball writers
* #3 in AL in batting average (.328)
* #4 in AL in Power/Speed Number (11.8)

Steve Kemp
* #4 in AL in on base percentage (.389)
* #3 in AL in bases on balls (70)
* #3 in AL in times on base (174)

Jack Morris
* MLB leader in wins (14) (tied with four others)
* MLB leader in bases on balls allowed (78)
* AL All Star Team, pitcher (starter)
* #2 in MLB in innings pitched (198)
* #2 in MLB in games started (25)
* #3 in AL in hits allowed per 9 innings pitched (6.95)
* #3 in MLB in complete games (15)
* #3 in MLB in batters faced (798)
* #6 in AL in home runs allowed (14)
* #9 in AL in earned runs allowed (67)

Lance Parrish
* #3 in AL in times grounded into double plays (16)

Kevin Saucier
* #5 in AL in saves (13)

Alan Trammell
* AL Gold Glove Award at shortstop
* AL leader in sacrifice hits (16)

Lou Whitaker
* AL leader in games played (109)
* AL leader in games at second base (108)
* AL leader in innings at second base (918-1/3)
* AL leader in assists by a second baseman (354)

Milt Wilcox
* #5 in AL in games started (24)
* #5 in AL in hit batsmen (6)

ee also

* 1981 in baseball

References

External links

* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/DET/1981.shtml 1981 Detroit Tigers Regular Season Statistics]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 2011 Detroit Tigers season — 2011 Detroit Tigers American League Central Champions Major league affiliations American League (since 1901) Central Division (since 1998) Location Comerica Park (since 2000) Det …   Wikipedia

  • 1982 Detroit Tigers season — MLB yearly infobox name = Detroit Tigers season = 1982 misc = current league = American League y1 = 1901 division = East Division y2 = 1969 Uniform ballpark = Tiger Stadium y4 = 1912 city = Detroit, Michigan y5 = 1901 owners = John Fetzer… …   Wikipedia

  • 1903 Detroit Tigers season — 1903 Detroit Tigers Major league affiliations American League (Since 1900) Location Bennett Park (Since 1896) Detroit, Michigan (Since 1894) …   Wikipedia

  • Detroit Tigers — 2012 Detroit Tigers season Established 1894 …   Wikipedia

  • Detroit Tigers award winners and league leaders — Contents 1 Awards and achievements 1.1 Most Valuable Player award winners (10) 1.2 Cy Young Award winners (4) …   Wikipedia

  • Detroit Tigers team records — This is a list of Detroit Tigers single season, career, and other team records. Contents 1 Single season records 2 Career records 3 Tigers hitting for the cycle 4 Tigers no …   Wikipedia

  • Detroit Tigers minor league players — Below is a partial list of minor league baseball players in the Detroit Tigers system. Contents 1 Audy Ciriaco 2 Gilbert De La Vara 2.1 Awards 3 Justin Henry …   Wikipedia

  • Detroit Tigers Radio Network — The Detroit Tigers Radio Network is a network of 34 radio stations that covers much of Michigan, Northwest Ohio and Northern Indiana that air Major League Baseball s Detroit Tigers games and related programming. [1] The network airs all 162… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Detroit Tigers seasons — The Detroit Tigers are a charter member of the American League, beginning play in 1901. Their all time record is 8653–8426 (.507) (as of the end of the 2010 season). In the playoffs, the Tigers have won 7 series and lost 8, and are 39–41 (.488)… …   Wikipedia

  • Detroit Red Wings — 2011–12 Detroit Red Wings season Conference …   Wikipedia