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    IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUEYear Pos W-L Pct. GA/GB Manager Attendance1901 3 74-61 .548 8.5 George Stallings 259,4301902 7 52-83 .385 30.5 Frank Dwyer 189,4691903 5 65-71 .478 25 Ed Barrow 224,5231904 7 62-90 .408 32 Ed Barrow 177,796

    Bobby Lowe*1905 3 79-74 .516 15.5 Bill Armour 193,3841906 6 71-78 .477 21 Bill Armour 174,0431907 1 92-58 .613 1.5 Hughie Jennings 297,0791908 1 90-63 .588 0.5 Hughie Jennings 436,1991909 1 98-54 .645 3.5 Hughie Jennings 490,4901910 3 86-68 .558 18 Hughie Jennings 391,2881911 2 89-65 .578 13.5 Hughie Jennings 484,9881912 6 69-84 .451 36.5 Hughie Jennings 402,8701913 6 66-87 .431 30 Hughie Jennings 398,5021914 4 80-73 .523 19.5 Hughie Jennings 416,2251915 2 100-54 .649 2.5 Hughie Jennings 476,1051916 3 87-67 .565 4 Hughie Jennings 616,7721917 4 78-75 .510 21.5 Hughie Jennings 457,2891918 7 55-71 .437 20 Hughie Jennings 203,7191919 4 80-60 .571 8 Hughie Jennings 643,8051920 7 61-93 .396 37 Hughie Jennings 579,6501921 6 71-82 .464 27 Ty Cobb 661,5271922 3 79-75 .513 15 Ty Cobb 861,2061923 2 83-71 .539 16 Ty Cobb 911,3771924 3 86-68 .558 6 Ty Cobb 1,015,1361925 4 81-73 .526 16.5 Ty Cobb 820,7661926 6 79-75 .513 12 Ty Cobb 711,9141927 4 82-71 .536 27.5 George Moriarty 773,7161928 6 68-86 .442 33 George Moriarty 474,3231929 6 70-84 .455 36 Bucky Harris 869,3181930 5 75-79 .487 27 Bucky Harris 649,4501931 7 61-93 .396 47 Bucky Harris 453,0561932 5 76-75 .503 29.5 Bucky Harris 397,1571933 5 75-79 .487 25 Bucky Harris 320,972

    Del Baker*1934 1 101-53 .656 7 Mickey Cochrane 919,1611935 1 93-58 .616 3 Mickey Cochrane 1,034,9291936 2 83-71 .539 19.5 Mickey Cochrane 875,9481937 2 89-65 .578 13 Mickey Cochrane 1,072,2761938 4 84-70 .545 16 Mickey Cochrane 799,557

    Del Baker

    Year Pos W-L Pct. GA/GB Manager Attendance1939 5 81-73 .526 26.5 Del Baker 836,2791940 1 90-64 .584 1 Del Baker 1,112,6931941 T4 75-79 .487 26 Del Baker 684,9151942 5 73-81 .474 30 Del Baker 580,0871943 5 78-76 .506 20 Steve ONeill 606,2871944 2 88-66 .571 1 Steve ONeill 923,1761945 1 88-65 .575 1.5 Steve ONeill 1,280,3411946 2 92-62 .597 12 Steve ONeill 1,722,5901947 2 85-69 .552 12 Steve ONeill 1,398,0931948 5 78-76 .506 18.5 Steve ONeill 1,743,0351949 4 87-67 .565 10 Red Rolfe 1,821,2041950 2 95-59 .617 3 Red Rolfe 1,951,4741951 5 73-81 .474 25 Red Rolfe 1,132,6411952 8 50-104 .325 45 Red Rolfe 1,026,846

    Fred Hutchinson1953 6 60-94 .390 40.5 Fred Hutchinson 884,6581954 5 68-86 .442 43 Fred Hutchinson 1,079,8471955 5 79-75 .513 17 Bucky Harris 1,181,8381956 5 82-72 .532 15 Bucky Harris 1,051,1821957 4 78-76 .506 20 Jack Tighe 1,272,3461958 5 77-77 .500 15 Jack Tighe 1,098,924

    Bill Norman1959 4 76-78 .494 18 Bill Norman 1,221,221

    Jimmy Dykes1960 6 71-83 .461 26 Jimmy Dykes 1,167,669

    Joe Gordon1961 2 101-61 .623 8 Bob Scheffing 1,600,7101962 4 85-76 .528 10.5 Bob Scheffing 1,207,8811963 T5 79-83 .488 25.5 Bob Scheffing 821,952

    Chuck Dressen1964 4 85-77 .525 14 Chuck Dressen 816,1391965 4 89-73 .549 12 Chuck Dressen 1,029,645

    Bob Swift*1966 3 88-74 .543 10 Dressen-Swift 1,124,293

    Frank Skaff*1967 T2 91-71 .562 1 Mayo Smith 1,447,1431968 1 103-59 .636 12 Mayo Smith 2,031,847

    *Interim manager; AL Championships in bold; World Championships inbold italics

    DETROIT TIGERS YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTSDETROIT TIGERS YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS

    IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE EASTYear Pos W-L Pct. GA/GB Manager Attendance1969 2 90-72 .556 19 Mayo Smith 1,577,4811970 4 79-83 .488 29 Mayo Smith 1,501,2931971 2 91-71 .562 12 Billy Martin 1,591,0731972 1 86-70 .551 0.5 Billy Martin 1,892,3861973 3 85-77 .525 12 Billy Martin 1,724,146

    Joe Schultz*1974 6 72-90 .444 19 Ralph Houk 1,243,0801975 6 57-102 .358 37.5 Ralph Houk 1,058,8361976 5 74-87 .460 24 Ralph Houk 1,467,0201977 4 74-88 .457 26 Ralph Houk 1,359,8561978 5 86-76 .531 13.5 Ralph Houk 1,714,8931979 5 85-76 .528 18 Les Moss 1,630,929

    Sparky Anderson1980 5 84-78 .519 19 Sparky Anderson 1,785,2931981 4 60-49 .550 2 Sparky Anderson 1,149,144

    T2 29-23 .558 1.5 (2nd Half)4 31-26 .544 3.5 (1st Half)

    Year Pos W-L Pct. GA/GB Manager Attendance1982 4 83-79 .512 12 Sparky Anderson 1,636,0581983 2 92-70 .568 6 Sparky Anderson 1,829,6361984 1 104-58 .642 15 Sparky Anderson 2,704,7941985 3 84-77 .522 15 Sparky Anderson 2,286,6091986 3 87-75 .537 8.5 Sparky Anderson 1,899,4371987 1 98-64 .605 2 Sparky Anderson 2,061,8301988 2 88-74 .543 1 Sparky Anderson 2,081,1621989 7 59-103 .364 30 Sparky Anderson 1,543,6561990 3 79-83 .488 9 Sparky Anderson 1,495,7851991 T2 84-78 .519 7 Sparky Anderson 1,641,6611992 6 75-87 .463 21 Sparky Anderson 1,423,9631993 T3 85-77 .525 10 Sparky Anderson 1,971,4211994 5 53-62 .461 18 Sparky Anderson 1,184,7831995 4 60-84 .417 26 Sparky Anderson 1,180,9791996 5 53-109 .327 39 Buddy Bell 1,168,6101997 3 79-83 .488 19 Buddy Bell 1,365,157

    IN THE NATIONAL LEAGUEThe first major league Detroit franchise, at the time known as the Wolverines, was a member of the National League from 1881 through 1888.The 1887 Wolverines, led by Hall-of-Famer Dan Brouthers, won the franchises only National League pennant by three and one-half games over the

    Philadelphia Phillies. They subsequently engaged the St. Louis Browns, champions of the American Association, in the longest World Series ever. Detroitwon 10 of the 15 series games, which were played in 10 different cities over a 16-day period.

    Detroit dropped out of the major leagues after the 1888 season, returning as a charter member of the American League in 1901.Year Pos W-L Pct. GA/GB Manager1881 4 41-43 .488 15 Frank Bancroft1882 6 42-41 .506 12.5 Frank Bancroft1883 7 40-58 .408 23 Jack Chapman1884 8 28-84 .250 56 Jack Chapman

    Year Pos W-L Pct. GA/GB Manager1885 6 41-67 .380 44 Charlie Morton/Bill Watkins1886 2 87-36 .707 2.5 Bill Watkins1887 1 79-45 .637 3.5 Bill Watkins1888 5 68-83 .519 16 Bill Watkins/Bob Leadly

    DETROIT TIGERS YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTSDETROIT TIGERS YEAR-BY-YEAR RESULTS

    ALL-TIME HOME RECORDS (4591-3801 Overall)Year W L Pct.1901 42 27 .6091902 35 33 .5151903 37 28 .5691904 34 40 .4591905 45 30 .6001906 42 34 .5531907 50 27 .6491908 44 33 .5711909 57 19 .7501910 46 31 .5971911 51 25 .6711912 37 39 .4871913 34 42 .4471914 42 35 .5451915 51 26 .6621916 49 28 .6361917 34 41 .4531918 28 29 .4911919 46 24 .6571920 32 46 .4101921 37 40 .4811922 43 34 .558

    Year W L Pct.1923 45 32 .5841924 45 33 .5771925 43 34 .5581926 39 41 .4881927 44 32 .5791928 36 41 .4681929 38 39 .4941930 45 33 .5771931 36 41 .4681932 42 34 .5531933 43 35 .5511934 54 26 .6751935 53 25 .6791936 44 33 .5711937 49 28 .6361938 48 31 .6081939 42 35 .5451940 50 29 .6331941 43 34 .5581942 43 34 .5581943 45 32 .5841944 43 34 .558

    Year W L Pct.1967 52 29 .6421968 56 25 .6911969 46 35 .5681970 42 39 .5191971 54 27 .6671972 44 34 .5641973 47 34 .5801974 36 45 .4441975 31 49 .3881976 36 44 .4501977 39 42 .4811978 47 34 .5801979 46 34 .5751980 43 38 .5311981 32 23 .5821982 47 34 .5801983 48 33 .5931984 53 29 .6461985 44 37 .5431986 49 32 .6051987 54 27 .6671988 50 31 .617

    Year W L Pct.1945 50 26 .6581946 48 30 .6151947 46 31 .5971948 39 38 .5061949 50 27 .6491950 50 30 .6251951 36 41 .4681952 32 45 .4161953 30 47 .3901954 35 42 .4551955 46 31 .5971956 37 40 .4811957 45 32 .5841958 43 34 .5581959 41 36 .5321960 40 37 .5191961 50 31 .6171962 49 35 .5981963 47 34 .5801964 46 35 .5681965 47 34 .5801966 42 39 .519

    Year Pos W-L Pct. GA/GB Manager Attendance2004 4 72-90 .444 20 Alan Trammell 1,917,0042005 4 71-91 .438 28 Alan Trammell 2,024,4852006 2 95-67 .586 1 Jim Leyland 2,595,9372007 2 88-74 .543 8 Jim Leyland 3,047,1392008 5 74-88 .457 14.5 Jim Leyland 3,202,645Totals 8478-8279 .506 108 Seasons 127,694,309*Interim manager; Division titles in italics; AL Championships in bold; WorldChampionships in bold italics

    IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRALYear Pos W-L Pct. GA/GB Manager Attendance1998 5 65-97 .401 24 Buddy Bell 1,409,391

    Larry Parrish*1999 3 69-92 .429 27.5 Larry Parrish 2,026,4412000 3 79-83 .488 16 Phil Garner 2,533,7522001 4 66-96 .407 25 Phil Garner 1,921,3052002 5 55-106 .342 39 Phil Garner 1,503,623

    Luis Pujols2003 5 43-119 .265 47 Alan Trammell 1,368,245

    Tigers All-Time Best Record, by Percentage............................101-53 (.656) 1934Tigers All-Time Worst Record, by Percentage..........................43-119 (.265) 2003

    Year W L Pct.1989 38 43 .4691990 39 42 .4811991 49 32 .6051992 38 42 .4751993 44 37 .5431994 34 24 .5861995 35 37 .4861996 27 54 .3331997 42 39 .5191998 32 49 .3951999 38 43 .4692000 43 38 .5312001 37 44 .4572002 33 47 .4132003 23 58 .2842004 38 43 .4692005 39 42 .4812006 46 35 .5682007 45 36 .5562008 40 41 .494

    ALL-TIME ROAD RECORDS (3887-4478 Overall)Year W L Pct.1967 39 42 .4811968 47 34 .5801969 44 37 .5431970 37 44 .4571971 37 44 .4571972 42 36 .5381973 38 43 .4691974 36 45 .4441975 26 53 .3291976 38 43 .4691977 35 46 .4321978 39 42 .4811979 39 42 .4811980 41 40 .5061981 28 26 .5191982 36 45 .4441983 44 37 .5431984 51 29 .6381985 40 40 .5001986 38 43 .4691987 44 37 .5431988 38 43 .469

    Year W L Pct.1945 38 39 .4941946 44 32 .5791947 39 38 .5061948 39 38 .5061949 37 40 .4811950 45 29 .6081951 37 40 .4811952 18 59 .2341953 30 47 .3901954 33 44 .4291955 33 44 .4291956 45 32 .5841957 33 44 .4291958 34 43 .4421959 35 42 .4521960 31 46 .4031961 51 30 .6301962 36 43 .4561963 32 49 .3951964 39 42 .4811965 42 39 .5191966 46 35 .568

    Year W L Pct.1901 32 34 .4851902 17 50 .2541903 28 43 .3941904 28 50 .3591905 34 44 .4361906 29 44 .3971907 42 31 .5751908 46 30 .6051909 41 35 .5391910 40 37 .5191911 38 40 .4871912 32 45 .4161913 32 45 .4161914 38 38 .5001915 49 28 .6361916 38 39 .4941917 44 34 .5641918 27 4