1995 Detroit Tigers season

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1995 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Mike Ilitch
General manager(s)Joe Klein
Manager(s)Sparky Anderson
Local televisionWKBD
(George Kell, Al Kaline, Jim Price)
PASS
(Ernie Harwell, Jim Price, Fred McLeod)
Local radioWJR
(Frank Beckmann, Lary Sorensen)
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The 1995 Detroit Tigers finished in fourth place in the American League Eastern Division with a record of 60–84 (.417).

Regular season[edit]

This was manager Sparky Anderson's final year. The pitching continued to be a liability; they were outscored by their opponents 844–654. Only the Minnesota Twins allowed more runs in the American League. Despite their inconsistencies, the Tigers found themselves just three games out of first place after beating Kansas City, 4–2 on July 9. However, when play resumed after the All-Star break, the Tigers went into perpetual free-fall, winning 23 of 74 games. The Tigers drew 1,180,979 fans to Tiger Stadium in 1995, ranking 11th of the 14 teams in the American League. The Tigers set a new major league record for most home runs by a losing team when they hit seven homers in a 14–12 defeat to the Chicago White Sox on May 28.[1]

Season standings[edit]

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Boston Red Sox 86 58 0.597 42–30 44–28
New York Yankees 79 65 0.549 7 46–26 33–39
Baltimore Orioles 71 73 0.493 15 36–36 35–37
Detroit Tigers 60 84 0.417 26 35–37 25–47
Toronto Blue Jays 56 88 0.389 30 29–43 27–45

Record vs. opponents[edit]

1995 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 4–9 9–4 6–1 2–10 8–5 4–5 7–5 3–6 6–7 5–7 6–7 4–1 7–6
Boston 9–4 11–3 5–3 6–7 8–5 3–2 8–4 5–4 5–8 8–4 7–5 3–4 8–5
California 4–9 3–11 10–2 3–2 6–2 5–7 5–2 8–5 7–5 6–7 7–6 6–7 8–2
Chicago 1–6 3–5 2–10 5–8 8–4 8–5 6–7 10–3 3–2–1 7–5 4–9 5–7 6–5
Cleveland 10–2 7–6 2–3 8–5 10–3 11–1 9–4 9–4 6–6 7–0 5–4 6–3 10–3
Detroit 5–8 5–8 2–6 4–8 3–10 3–4 8–5 7–5 5–8 2–3 5–5 4–8 7–6
Kansas City 5–4 2–3 7–5 5–8 1–11 4–3 10–2 6–7 3–7 5–8 7–5 8–6 7–5
Milwaukee 5–7 4–8 2–5 7–6 4–9 5–8 2–10 9–4 5–6 7–2 3–2 5–7 7–5
Minnesota 6–3 4–5 5–8 3–10 4–9 5–7 7–6 4–9 3–4 5–7 4–8 5–8 1–4
New York 7–6 8–5 5–7 2–3–1 6–6 8–5 7–3 6–5 4–3 4–9 4–9 6–3 12–1
Oakland 7–5 4–8 7–6 5–7 0–7 3–2 8–5 2–7 7–5 9–4 7–6 5–8 3–7
Seattle 7–6 5–7 6–7 9–4 4–5 5–5 5–7 2–3 8–4 9–4 6–7 10–3 3–4
Texas 1–4 4–3 7–6 7–5 3–6 8–4 6–8 7–5 8–5 3–6 8–5 3–10 9–3
Toronto 6–7 5–8 2–8 5–6 3–10 6–7 5–7 5–7 4–1 1–12 7–3 4–3 3–9


Notable transactions[edit]

  • April 3, 1995: Kent Bottenfield was signed as a free agent with the Detroit Tigers.[2]
  • April 7, 1995: Joe Boever was signed as a free agent with the Detroit Tigers.[3]
  • April 7, 1995: Kirk Gibson was signed as a free agent with the Detroit Tigers.[4]
  • April 13, 1995: Tony Phillips was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the California Angels for Chad Curtis.[5]
  • April 17, 1995: Juan Samuel was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[6]
  • June 1, 1995: Mark Mulder was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 55th round of the 1995 amateur draft, but did not sign.[7]
  • June 1, 1995: Gabe Kapler was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 57th round of the 1995 amateur draft. Player signed June 10, 1995.[8]
  • August 7, 1995: Buddy Groom was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Florida Marlins for a player to be named later. The Florida Marlins sent Mike Myers (August 9, 1995) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.[9]
  • August 10, 1995: Mike Henneman was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Houston Astros for a player to be named later. The Houston Astros sent Phil Nevin (August 15, 1995) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.[10]
  • September 8, 1995: Juan Samuel was traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Kansas City Royals for a player to be named later. The Kansas City Royals sent Phil Hiatt (September 14, 1995) to the Detroit Tigers to complete the trade.[6]

Roster[edit]

1995 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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
C John Flaherty 112 226 56 .248 4 22
1B Cecil Fielder 136 376 94 .250 27 72
2B Lou Whitaker 84 249 73 .293 14 44
3B Travis Fryman 144 567 156 .275 15 81
SS Chris Gomez 123 431 96 .223 11 50
LF Bobby Higginson 131 410 92 .224 14 43
CF Chad Curtis 144 586 157 .268 21 67
RF Danny Bautista 89 271 55 .203 7 27
DH Kirk Gibson 70 227 59 .260 9 35

Other batters[edit]

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
Alan Trammell 74 223 60 .269 2 23
Scott Fletcher 67
Juan Samuel 76
Ron Tingley 54
Franklin Stubbs 62
Tony Clark 27
Phil Nevin 29
Milt Cuyler 41
Derrick White 39 48 9 .188 0 2
Todd Steverson 30
Steve Rodriguez 12
Rudy Pemberton 12
Joe Hall 7
Shannon Penn 3

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Sean Bergman
Mike Moore
David Wells
José Lima
C. J. Nitkowski
Clint Sodowsky
Pat Ahearne 4 10 0 2 11.70 4

Other pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Felipe Lira
Brian Bohanon

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mike Henneman
Joe Boever 60 5 7 3 6.39 71
John Doherty
Brian Maxcy
Mike Christopher
Buddy Groom
Kevin Wickander
Ben Blomdahl
Mike Myers
Greg Gohr
Dwayne Henry
Mike Gardiner
Sean Whiteside

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Tom Runnells
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Bill Plummer
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Dave Anderson
A Fayetteville Generals South Atlantic League Dwight Lowry
A-Short Season Jamestown Jammers New York–Penn League Bruce Fields
Rookie GCL Tigers Gulf Coast League Kevin Bradshaw

[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Team Batting Game Finder: From 1908 to 2018, Team Lost, (requiring HR>=7), sorted by greatest HR". Baseball Reference. Retrieved July 24, 2018.
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/botteke01.shtml
  3. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/b/boevejo01.shtml
  4. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gibsoki01.shtml
  5. ^ Tony Phillips Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ a b Juan Samuel Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ Mark Mulder Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  8. ^ Gabe Kapler Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/g/groombu01.shtml
  10. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hennemi01.shtml
  11. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

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