1952 Detroit Tigers Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 50-104
Finished 8th in the AL
Attendance: 1,026,966, Avg. 15,102
Ballpark: Briggs Stadium
Manager: Red Rolfe (23-49)
Manager: Fred Hutchinson (27-55)
Location: Detroit, Michigan
1952 Detroit Tigers Statistics
1952 Detroit Tigers Results

The Detroit Tigers of the American League ended the 1952 season with a record of 50 wins and 104 losses, finishing eighth in the AL.

The Tigers plated 557 runs, worst in the circuit, and conceded 738 runs, most in the league. Walt Dropo paced Detroit with 23 home runs, while Vic Wertz walloped 20 or more as well. Walt Dropo drove in 70 runs. Johnny Groth led all qualifying hitters on the roster by hitting .284. Ted Gray topped the squad with 12 wins, and Hal Newhouser recorded a 3.74 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Red Rolfe and Fred Hutchinson coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Matt BattsCRROctober 16, 19215'11"200San Antonio, TX USA
Neil BerrySSRRJanuary 11, 19225'10"168Kalamazoo, MI USA
Bud BlackPRRJuly 9, 19326'3"197St. Louis, MO USA
Jim DelsingLFLRNovember 13, 19255'10"175Rudolph, WI USA
Walt Dropo1BRRJanuary 30, 19236'5"220Moosup, CT USA
Hoot EversPRRFebruary 8, 19216'2"180St. Louis, MO USA
Al Federoff2BRRJuly 11, 19245'10"165Bairdford, PA USA
Alex GarbowskiPRRJune 25, 19226'1"185Yonkers, NY USA
Ned GarverPRRDecember 25, 19255'10"180Ney, OH USA
Joe GinsbergCLROctober 11, 19265'11"180New York, NY USA
Ted GrayPBLDecember 31, 19245'11"175Detroit, MI USA
Johnny GrothCFRRJuly 23, 19266'0"182Chicago, IL USA
Fred Hatfield3BLRMarch 18, 19256'1"171Lanett, AL USA
Billy HoeftPLLMay 17, 19326'3"180Oshkosh, WI USA
Johnny HoppLFLLJuly 18, 19165'10"170Hastings, NE USA
Art HouttemanPRRAugust 7, 19276'2"188Detroit, MI USA
Fred HutchinsonPLRAugust 12, 19196'2"190Seattle, WA USA
Ken JohnsonPLLJanuary 14, 19236'1"185Topeka, KS USA
George Kell3BRRAugust 23, 19225'9"175Swifton, AR USA
Don Kolloway1BRRAugust 4, 19186'3"200Posen, IL USA
Harvey KuennSSRRDecember 4, 19306'2"187West Allis, WI USA
Don LenhardtLFRROctober 4, 19226'3"190Alton, IL USA
George LerchenRFBRDecember 1, 19225'11"175Detroit, MI USA
Carl LinhartPLRDecember 14, 19295'11"184Zborov, Ol Czech Republic
Johnny LiponSSRRNovember 10, 19226'0"175Martins Ferry, OH USA
Dick LittlefieldPLLMarch 18, 19266'0"180Detroit, MI USA
Don LundRFRRMay 18, 19236'0"200Detroit, MI USA
Dave MadisonPRRFebruary 1, 19216'3"190Brooksville, MS USA
Cliff MapesRFLRMarch 13, 19226'3"205Sutherland, NE USA
Dick MarlowePRRJune 27, 19296'2"165Hickory, NC USA
Wayne McLelandPRRAugust 29, 19246'0"180Stockport, IA USA
Pat MullinLFLRNovember 1, 19176'2"190Trotter, PA USA
Hal NewhouserPLLMay 20, 19216'2"180Detroit, MI USA
Johnny PeskySSLRFebruary 27, 19195'9"168Portland, OR USA
Jerry Priddy2BRRNovember 9, 19195'11"180Los Angeles, CA USA
Bud SouchockRFRRMarch 3, 19196'2"203Yatesboro, PA USA
Marlin StuartPLRAugust 8, 19186'2"185Paragould, AR USA
Russ SullivanRFLRFebruary 19, 19236'0"196Fredericksburg, VA USA
Bob SwiftCRRMarch 6, 19155'11"180Salina, KS USA
Ben Taylor1BLLSeptember 30, 19276'0"175Metropolis, IL USA
Dizzy TroutPRRJune 29, 19156'2"195Sandcut, IN USA
Virgil TrucksPRRApril 26, 19175'11"198Birmingham, AL USA
Bill TuttleCFRRJuly 4, 19296'0"190Elmwood, IL USA
Vic WertzRFLRFebruary 9, 19256'0"186York, PA USA
Hal WhitePRRMarch 18, 19195'10"165Utica, NY USA
Bill WightPLLApril 12, 19226'1"180Rio Vista, CA USA



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