1951 Detroit Tigers Game-by-Game Results

American League (AL)
Team Record: 73-81
Finished 5th in the AL
Attendance: 1,117,226, Avg. 16,430
Ballpark: Briggs Stadium
Manager: Red Rolfe (73-81)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1951 Detroit Tigers Statistics
1951 Detroit Tigers Roster

The Detroit Tigers of the American League ended the 1951 season with a record of 73 wins and 81 losses, finishing fifth in the AL.

The Tigers scored 685 runs and allowed 741 runs. Vic Wertz paced Detroit with 27 home runs and recorded 94 runs batted in. George Kell led all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .319. Virgil Trucks topped the squad with 13 wins, while Fred Hutchinson registered a 3.68 earned run average, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Red Rolfe coached the team.

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Regular Season Runs For: 685
Regular Season Runs Against: 741

Date Game Res Home Road Record
April 17, 1951 Cleveland Indians 2 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 0-1 0-0 0-1
April 18, 1951 Cleveland Indians 4 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 0-2 0-0 0-2
April 20, 1951 Detroit Tigers 0 at Chicago White Sox 5 L 0-2 0-1 0-3
April 21, 1951 Detroit Tigers 7 at Chicago White Sox 6 W 0-2 1-1 1-3
April 22, 1951 Detroit Tigers 2 at Chicago White Sox 3 L 0-2 1-2 1-4
April 23, 1951 St. Louis Browns 4 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 1-2 1-2 2-4
April 28, 1951 Chicago White Sox 4 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 2-2 1-2 3-4
April 29, 1951 Chicago White Sox 4 at Detroit Tigers 0 L 2-3 1-2 3-5
May 1, 1951 Philadelphia Athletics 9 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 2-4 1-2 3-6
May 2, 1951 Philadelphia Athletics 4 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 3-4 1-2 4-6
May 3, 1951 Boston Red Sox 6 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 3-5 1-2 4-7
May 4, 1951 Boston Red Sox 4 at Detroit Tigers 8 W 4-5 1-2 5-7
May 5, 1951 Boston Red Sox 7 at Detroit Tigers 8 W 5-5 1-2 6-7
May 6, 1951 New York Yankees 11 at Detroit Tigers 6 L 5-6 1-2 6-8
May 7, 1951 New York Yankees 6 at Detroit Tigers 10 W 6-6 1-2 7-8
May 8, 1951 New York Yankees 5 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 7-6 1-2 8-8
May 9, 1951 Washington Senators 0 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 8-6 1-2 9-8
May 11, 1951 Detroit Tigers 7 at St. Louis Browns 1 W 8-6 2-2 10-8
May 12, 1951 Detroit Tigers 5 at St. Louis Browns 2 W 8-6 3-2 11-8
May 13, 1951 Detroit Tigers 10 at St. Louis Browns 13 L 8-6 3-3 11-9
May 13, 1951 Detroit Tigers 5 at St. Louis Browns 3 W 8-6 4-3 12-9
May 15, 1951 Detroit Tigers 12 at Washington Senators 4 W 8-6 5-3 13-9
May 16, 1951 Detroit Tigers 7 at Washington Senators 1 W 8-6 6-3 14-9
May 17, 1951 Detroit Tigers 6 at Washington Senators 11 L 8-6 6-4 14-10
May 18, 1951 Detroit Tigers 9 at Philadelphia Athletics 6 W 8-6 7-4 15-10
May 20, 1951 Detroit Tigers 8 at Boston Red Sox 4 W 8-6 8-4 16-10
May 21, 1951 Detroit Tigers 7 at Boston Red Sox 9 L 8-6 8-5 16-11
May 22, 1951 Detroit Tigers 3 at Boston Red Sox 6 L 8-6 8-6 16-12
May 24, 1951 Detroit Tigers 1 at New York Yankees 11 L 8-6 8-7 16-13
May 25, 1951 St. Louis Browns 4 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 8-7 8-7 16-14
May 26, 1951 St. Louis Browns 3 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 8-8 8-7 16-15
May 27, 1951 St. Louis Browns 2 at Detroit Tigers 3 W 9-8 8-7 17-15
May 27, 1951 St. Louis Browns 8 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 9-9 8-7 17-16
May 28, 1951 Cleveland Indians 9 at Detroit Tigers 0 L 9-10 8-7 17-17
May 29, 1951 Cleveland Indians 2 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 9-11 8-7 17-18
May 30, 1951 Detroit Tigers 1 at Cleveland Indians 3 L 9-11 8-8 17-19
May 30, 1951 Detroit Tigers 1 at Cleveland Indians 4 L 9-11 8-9 17-20
June 2, 1951 New York Yankees 8 at Detroit Tigers 7 L 9-12 8-9 17-21
June 3, 1951 Washington Senators 8 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 9-13 8-9 17-22
June 3, 1951 Washington Senators 2 at Detroit Tigers 10 W 10-13 8-9 18-22
June 4, 1951 Washington Senators 5 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 11-13 8-9 19-22
June 5, 1951 Washington Senators 0 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 12-13 8-9 20-22
June 6, 1951 Boston Red Sox 4 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 13-13 8-9 21-22
June 7, 1951 Boston Red Sox 5 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 13-14 8-9 21-23
June 8, 1951 Philadelphia Athletics 2 at Detroit Tigers 9 W 14-14 8-9 22-23
June 10, 1951 Philadelphia Athletics 7 at Detroit Tigers 11 W 15-14 8-9 23-23
June 10, 1951 Philadelphia Athletics 5 at Detroit Tigers 9 W 16-14 8-9 24-23
June 12, 1951 Detroit Tigers 7 at Boston Red Sox 3 W 16-14 9-9 25-23
June 13, 1951 Detroit Tigers 0 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 16-14 9-10 25-24
June 15, 1951 Detroit Tigers 0 at New York Yankees 2 L 16-14 9-11 25-25
June 16, 1951 Detroit Tigers 4 at New York Yankees 0 W 16-14 10-11 26-25
June 17, 1951 Detroit Tigers 0 at New York Yankees 5 L 16-14 10-12 26-26
June 19, 1951 Detroit Tigers 5 at Philadelphia Athletics 9 L 16-14 10-13 26-27
June 20, 1951 Detroit Tigers 7 at Philadelphia Athletics 2 W 16-14 11-13 27-27
June 20, 1951 Detroit Tigers 4 at Philadelphia Athletics 5 L 16-14 11-14 27-28
June 21, 1951 Detroit Tigers 9 at Philadelphia Athletics 3 W 16-14 12-14 28-28
June 22, 1951 Detroit Tigers 7 at Washington Senators 3 W 16-14 13-14 29-28
June 23, 1951 Detroit Tigers 3 at Washington Senators 6 L 16-14 13-15 29-29
June 24, 1951 Detroit Tigers 10 at Washington Senators 5 W 16-14 14-15 30-29
June 26, 1951 Detroit Tigers 3 at Chicago White Sox 11 L 16-14 14-16 30-30
June 27, 1951 Detroit Tigers 3 at Chicago White Sox 2 W 16-14 15-16 31-30
June 29, 1951 Detroit Tigers 1 at Cleveland Indians 4 L 16-14 15-17 31-31
June 30, 1951 Detroit Tigers 1 at Cleveland Indians 3 L 16-14 15-18 31-32
July 1, 1951 Detroit Tigers 1 at Cleveland Indians 2 L 16-14 15-19 31-33
July 1, 1951 Detroit Tigers 0 at Cleveland Indians 2 L 16-14 15-20 31-34
July 4, 1951 Chicago White Sox 5 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 16-15 15-20 31-35
July 4, 1951 Chicago White Sox 3 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 17-15 15-20 32-35
July 5, 1951 Chicago White Sox 0 at Detroit Tigers 8 W 18-15 15-20 33-35
July 6, 1951 Cleveland Indians 7 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 18-16 15-20 33-36
July 7, 1951 Cleveland Indians 3 at Detroit Tigers 13 W 19-16 15-20 34-36
July 8, 1951 Cleveland Indians 8 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 19-17 15-20 34-37
July 8, 1951 Cleveland Indians 10 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 19-18 15-20 34-38
July 12, 1951 Washington Senators 4 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 20-18 15-20 35-38
July 13, 1951 Washington Senators 3 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 20-19 15-20 35-39
July 14, 1951 Washington Senators 8 at Detroit Tigers 0 L 20-20 15-20 35-40
July 15, 1951 New York Yankees 8 at Detroit Tigers 7 L 20-21 15-20 35-41
July 15, 1951 New York Yankees 3 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 21-21 15-20 36-41
July 16, 1951 New York Yankees 8 at Detroit Tigers 6 L 21-22 15-20 36-42
July 17, 1951 Philadelphia Athletics 5 at Detroit Tigers 8 W 22-22 15-20 37-42
July 18, 1951 Philadelphia Athletics 16 at Detroit Tigers 9 L 22-23 15-20 37-43
July 19, 1951 Philadelphia Athletics 5 at Detroit Tigers 0 L 22-24 15-20 37-44
July 19, 1951 Philadelphia Athletics 3 at Detroit Tigers 4 W 23-24 15-20 38-44
July 20, 1951 Boston Red Sox 1 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 24-24 15-20 39-44
July 21, 1951 Boston Red Sox 6 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 24-25 15-20 39-45
July 22, 1951 Boston Red Sox 10 at Detroit Tigers 9 L 24-26 15-20 39-46
July 24, 1951 Detroit Tigers 2 at Washington Senators 1 W 24-26 16-20 40-46
July 25, 1951 Detroit Tigers 4 at Washington Senators 7 L 24-26 16-21 40-47
July 26, 1951 Detroit Tigers 6 at Washington Senators 3 W 24-26 17-21 41-47
July 27, 1951 Detroit Tigers 6 at Philadelphia Athletics 10 L 24-26 17-22 41-48
July 28, 1951 Detroit Tigers 6 at Philadelphia Athletics 5 W 24-26 18-22 42-48
July 29, 1951 Detroit Tigers 8 at Philadelphia Athletics 4 W 24-26 19-22 43-48
July 29, 1951 Detroit Tigers 0 at Philadelphia Athletics 3 L 24-26 19-23 43-49
July 30, 1951 Detroit Tigers 4 at New York Yankees 5 L 24-26 19-24 43-50
August 1, 1951 Detroit Tigers 9 at New York Yankees 8 W 24-26 20-24 44-50
August 1, 1951 Detroit Tigers 6 at New York Yankees 10 L 24-26 20-25 44-51
August 2, 1951 Detroit Tigers 6 at New York Yankees 0 W 24-26 21-25 45-51
August 3, 1951 Detroit Tigers 2 at Boston Red Sox 5 L 24-26 21-26 45-52
August 4, 1951 Detroit Tigers 2 at Boston Red Sox 1 W 24-26 22-26 46-52
August 5, 1951 Detroit Tigers 3 at Boston Red Sox 1 W 24-26 23-26 47-52
August 5, 1951 Detroit Tigers 8 at Boston Red Sox 5 W 24-26 24-26 48-52
August 6, 1951 Chicago White Sox 10 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 24-27 24-26 48-53
August 7, 1951 Chicago White Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 24-28 24-26 48-54
August 8, 1951 Chicago White Sox 5 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 25-28 24-26 49-54
August 9, 1951 St. Louis Browns 6 at Detroit Tigers 3 L 25-29 24-26 49-55
August 10, 1951 St. Louis Browns 4 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 25-30 24-26 49-56
August 11, 1951 St. Louis Browns 4 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 26-30 24-26 50-56
August 12, 1951 St. Louis Browns 1 at Detroit Tigers 2 W 27-30 24-26 51-56
August 13, 1951 Detroit Tigers 1 at Cleveland Indians 2 L 27-30 24-27 51-57
August 14, 1951 Detroit Tigers 5 at Cleveland Indians 6 L 27-30 24-28 51-58
August 15, 1951 Detroit Tigers 0 at Chicago White Sox 2 L 27-30 24-29 51-59
August 16, 1951 Detroit Tigers 2 at Chicago White Sox 1 W 27-30 25-29 52-59
August 17, 1951 Detroit Tigers 5 at St. Louis Browns 4 W 27-30 26-29 53-59
August 18, 1951 Detroit Tigers 9 at St. Louis Browns 20 L 27-30 26-30 53-60
August 19, 1951 Detroit Tigers 5 at St. Louis Browns 2 W 27-30 27-30 54-60
August 19, 1951 Detroit Tigers 6 at St. Louis Browns 2 W 27-30 28-30 55-60
August 20, 1951 New York Yankees 12 at Detroit Tigers 5 L 27-31 28-30 55-61
August 20, 1951 New York Yankees 3 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 28-31 28-30 56-61
August 21, 1951 New York Yankees 11 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 28-32 28-30 56-62
August 22, 1951 New York Yankees 6 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 29-32 28-30 57-62
August 23, 1951 Washington Senators 10 at Detroit Tigers 0 L 29-33 28-30 57-63
August 24, 1951 Washington Senators 10 at Detroit Tigers 7 L 29-34 28-30 57-64
August 25, 1951 Washington Senators 11 at Detroit Tigers 5 L 29-35 28-30 57-65
August 26, 1951 Philadelphia Athletics 0 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 30-35 28-30 58-65
August 27, 1951 Philadelphia Athletics 1 at Detroit Tigers 0 L 30-36 28-30 58-66
August 28, 1951 Boston Red Sox 4 at Detroit Tigers 5 W 31-36 28-30 59-66
August 29, 1951 Boston Red Sox 7 at Detroit Tigers 5 L 31-37 28-30 59-67
August 30, 1951 Boston Red Sox 10 at Detroit Tigers 4 L 31-38 28-30 59-68
August 31, 1951 Chicago White Sox 2 at Detroit Tigers 0 L 31-39 28-30 59-69
September 1, 1951 Chicago White Sox 4 at Detroit Tigers 1 L 31-40 28-30 59-70
September 2, 1951 Chicago White Sox 0 at Detroit Tigers 1 W 32-40 28-30 60-70
September 3, 1951 St. Louis Browns 3 at Detroit Tigers 2 L 32-41 28-30 60-71
September 3, 1951 St. Louis Browns 5 at Detroit Tigers 6 W 33-41 28-30 61-71
September 5, 1951 Detroit Tigers 2 at Cleveland Indians 5 L 33-41 28-31 61-72
September 7, 1951 Detroit Tigers 4 at Chicago White Sox 1 W 33-41 29-31 62-72
September 7, 1951 Detroit Tigers 2 at Chicago White Sox 1 W 33-41 30-31 63-72
September 8, 1951 Detroit Tigers 2 at Chicago White Sox 3 L 33-41 30-32 63-73
September 9, 1951 Detroit Tigers 3 at Chicago White Sox 4 L 33-41 30-33 63-74
September 11, 1951 Detroit Tigers 3 at Boston Red Sox 4 L 33-41 30-34 63-75
September 12, 1951 Detroit Tigers 1 at Boston Red Sox 2 L 33-41 30-35 63-76
September 13, 1951 Detroit Tigers 9 at New York Yankees 2 W 33-41 31-35 64-76
September 14, 1951 Detroit Tigers 2 at New York Yankees 5 L 33-41 31-36 64-77
September 15, 1951 Detroit Tigers 7 at New York Yankees 4 W 33-41 32-36 65-77
September 16, 1951 Detroit Tigers 3 at Washington Senators 1 W 33-41 33-36 66-77
September 16, 1951 Detroit Tigers 4 at Washington Senators 3 W 33-41 34-36 67-77
September 18, 1951 Detroit Tigers 8 at Philadelphia Athletics 6 W 33-41 35-36 68-77
September 19, 1951 Detroit Tigers 1 at Philadelphia Athletics 8 L 33-41 35-37 68-78
September 21, 1951 Cleveland Indians 6 at Detroit Tigers 7 W 34-41 35-37 69-78
September 22, 1951 Cleveland Indians 4 at Detroit Tigers 9 W 35-41 35-37 70-78
September 23, 1951 Cleveland Indians 1 at Detroit Tigers 9 W 36-41 35-37 71-78
September 25, 1951 Detroit Tigers 2 at St. Louis Browns 0 W 36-41 36-37 72-78
September 26, 1951 Detroit Tigers 1 at St. Louis Browns 7 L 36-41 36-38 72-79
September 27, 1951 Detroit Tigers 4 at St. Louis Browns 7 L 36-41 36-39 72-80
September 29, 1951 Detroit Tigers 6 at Cleveland Indians 7 L 36-41 36-40 72-81
September 30, 1951 Detroit Tigers 2 at Cleveland Indians 1 W 36-41 37-40 73-81


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