1942 Detroit Tigers Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 73-81
Finished 5th in the AL
Attendance: 622,665, Avg. 10,208
Ballpark: Briggs Stadium
Manager: Del Baker (73-81)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1942 Detroit Tigers Statistics
1942 Detroit Tigers Results

The Detroit Tigers of the American League ended the 1942 season with a record of 73 wins and 81 losses, finishing fifth in the AL.

The Tigers tallied 589 runs and conceded 587 runs. Rudy York paced Detroit with 21 home runs and recorded 90 runs batted in. Barney McCosky topped all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .293. Virgil Trucks led the team with 14 wins, while Hal Newhouser recorded a 2.45 ERA, leading regularly-used pitchers.

Del Baker coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Al BentonPRRMarch 18, 19116'4"215Noble, OK USA
Jimmy Bloodworth2BRRJuly 26, 19175'11"180Tallahassee, FL USA
Tommy BridgesPRRDecember 28, 19065'10"155Gordonsville, TN USA
Doc CramerCFLRJuly 22, 19056'2"185Beach Haven, NJ USA
Moe FranklinSSRRApril 1, 19146'0"175Chicago, IL USA
Charlie FuchsPBRNovember 18, 19135'8"168Union City, NJ USA
Charlie Gehringer2BLRMay 11, 19035'11"180Fowlerville, MI USA
Johnny GorsicaPRRMarch 29, 19156'2"180Bayonne, NJ USA
Ned HarrisRFLLJuly 9, 19165'11"175Ames, IA USA
Roy HenshawPRLJuly 29, 19115'8"155Chicago, IL USA
Pinky Higgins3BRRMay 27, 19096'1"185Red Oak, TX USA
Billy HitchcockSSRRJuly 31, 19166'1"185Inverness, AL USA
Johnny LiponSSRRNovember 10, 19226'0"175Martins Ferry, OH USA
Hal MandersPRRJune 14, 19176'0"187Waukee, IA USA
Barney McCoskyLFLRApril 11, 19176'1"184Coal Run, PA USA
Eric McNairSSRRApril 12, 19095'8"160Meridian, MS USA
Dutch Meyer2BRROctober 6, 19155'10"181Waco, TX USA
Hal NewhouserPLLMay 20, 19216'2"180Detroit, MI USA
Dixie ParsonsCRRMay 12, 19166'2"180Talladega, AL USA
Bob PatrickRFRROctober 27, 19176'2"190Fort Smith, AR USA
Rip RadcliffRFLLJanuary 19, 19065'10"170Kiowa, OK USA
Hank RiebeCRROctober 10, 19215'9"175Cleveland, OH USA
Don RossRFRRJuly 16, 19146'1"185Pasadena, CA USA
Schoolboy RowePRRJanuary 11, 19106'4"210Waco, TX USA
Birdie TebbettsCRRNovember 10, 19125'11"170Burlington, VT USA
Dizzy TroutPRRJune 29, 19156'2"195Sandcut, IN USA
Virgil TrucksPRRApril 26, 19175'11"198Birmingham, AL USA
Al UnserCRROctober 12, 19126'1"175Morrisonville, IL USA
Hal WhitePRRMarch 18, 19195'10"165Utica, NY USA
Jack WilsonPRRApril 12, 19125'11"210Portland, OR USA
Rudy York1BRRAugust 17, 19136'1"209Ragland, AL USA


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