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1917 Detroit Tigers Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 78-75
Finished 4th in the AL
Attendance: 409,812, Avg. 6,117
Ballpark: Navin Field
Manager: Hughie Jennings (78-75)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1917 Detroit Tigers Statistics
1917 Detroit Tigers Results

The Detroit Tigers of the American League ended the 1917 season with a record of 78 wins and 75 losses, finishing fourth in the AL.

The Tigers tallied 639 runs and conceded 577 runs. Bobby Veach drove in 103 runs. Ty Cobb topped all regular hitters by hitting .383. Hooks Dauss led the team with 17 wins, while Bernie Boland added 15 or more wins, too Bill James recorded a 2.09 ERA, leading regularly-used pitchers.

Hughie Jennings coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Bernie BolandPRRJanuary 21, 18925'8"168Rochester, NY USA
George Burns1BRRJanuary 31, 18936'1"180Niles, OH USA
Donie BushSSBROctober 8, 18875'6"140Indianapolis, IN USA
Ty CobbCFLRDecember 18, 18866'1"175Narrows, GA USA
Johnny CouchPLRMarch 31, 18916'0"180Vaughn, MT USA
Harry CoveleskiPBLApril 23, 18866'0"180Shamokin, PA USA
Sam Crawford1BLLApril 18, 18806'0"190Wahoo, NE USA
George CunninghamPRRJuly 13, 18945'11"185Sturgeon Lake, MN USA
Hooks DaussPRRSeptember 22, 18895'10"168Indianapolis, IN USA
Tony DeFate2BRRFebruary 22, 18955'8"158Kansas City, MO USA
Ben DyerSSRRFebruary 13, 18935'10"170Chicago, IL USA
Howard EhmkePRRApril 24, 18946'3"190Silver Creek, NY USA
Babe Ellison1BRRNovember 15, 18965'11"170Ola, AR USA
Ira FlagsteadRFRRSeptember 22, 18935'9"165Montague, MI USA
George HarperRFLRJune 24, 18925'8"167Arlington, KY USA
Harry HeilmannRFRRAugust 3, 18946'1"195San Francisco, CA USA
Bill JamesPBRJanuary 20, 18876'4"195Detroit, MI USA
Bob Jones2BLRDecember 2, 18896'0"170Clayton, CA USA
Deacon JonesPRRDecember 20, 18936'1"174Oskaloosa, MO USA
Willie MitchellPRLDecember 1, 18896'0"176Pleasant Grove, MS USA
Fred NicholsonRFRRSeptember 1, 18945'10"173Honey Grove, TX USA
Tubby SpencerCRRJanuary 26, 18845'10"215Oil City, PA USA
Oscar StanageCRRMarch 17, 18835'11"190Tulare, CA USA
Bobby VeachLFLRJune 29, 18885'11"160St. Charles, KY USA
Ossie Vitt3BRRJanuary 4, 18905'10"150San Francisco, CA USA
Frank WalkerPRRSeptember 22, 18945'11"165Enoree, SC USA
Archie YelleCRRJune 11, 18925'10"170Saginaw, MI USA
Ralph Young2BBRSeptember 19, 18885'5"165Philadelphia, PA USA


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