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1991 Detroit Tigers season

1991 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Monaghan
Manager(s) Sparky Anderson
Local television WDIV-TV
(Al Kaline)
PASS
(Larry Osterman, Jim Northrup)
Local radio WJR
(Ernie Harwell, Paul Carey)
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The 1991 Detroit Tigers finished in second place in the American League East with a record of 83-79 (.519). They outscored their opponents 817 to 794. The Tigers drew 1,641,661 fans to Tiger Stadium in 1991, ranking 12th of the 14 teams in the American League.

Contents

  • Offseason 1
  • Regular season 2
    • Season standings 2.1
    • Opening Day lineup 2.2
    • Notable transactions 2.3
    • Roster 2.4
  • Player stats 3
    • Batting 3.1
      • Starters by position 3.1.1
      • Other batters 3.1.2
    • Pitching 3.2
      • Starting pitchers 3.2.1
      • Other pitchers 3.2.2
      • Relief pitchers 3.2.3
  • Awards and honors 4
    • League top ten finishers 4.1
    • Players ranking among top 100 all time at position 4.2
  • Farm system 5
  • Notes 6
  • References 7

Offseason

Regular season

  • In 1991, Cecil Fielder led all of baseball in home runs (44) and RBIs (133) for the second consecutive season. Once again, he finished second in the MVP voting. The MVP award was given to Orioles shortstop Cal Ripken Jr. Angry over missing out on the honor for the second straight season, Fielder lashed out at the voters, going so far as to accuse them of racism in their selection of Ripken, who was white.[7]
  • During the season, Bill Gullickson would be the last pitcher to win at least 20 games in one season for the Tigers in the 20th Century.[8]

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB
Toronto Blue Jays 91 71 .562 --
Boston Red Sox 84 78 .519 7
Detroit Tigers 84 78 .519 7
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 .512 8
New York Yankees 71 91 .438 20
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 .414 34
Cleveland Indians 57 105 .352 34

Opening Day lineup

[9]
DH Tony Phillips
LF Lloyd Moseby
SS Alan Trammell
1B Cecil Fielder
2B Lou Whitaker
RF Rob Deer
C Mickey Tettleton
3B Travis Fryman
CF Milt Cuyler

Notable transactions

  • April 5, 1991: Scott Lusader was selected off waivers from the Tigers by the New York Yankees.[10]
  • June 3, 1991: 1991 Major League Baseball Draft.[11]
  • June 11, 1991: Jeff Kaiser was signed as a free agent by the Tigers.[12]
  • August 5, 1991: John Moses was signed as a free agent by the Tigers.[13]
  • August 13, 1991: John Shelby was released by the Tigers.[1]
  • August 25, 1991: John Moses was released by the Tigers.[13]

Roster

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C Tettleton, MickeyMickey Tettleton 154 501 132 .263 31 89
1B Fielder, CecilCecil Fielder 162 624 163 .261 44 133
2B Whitaker, LouLou Whitaker 138 470 131 .279 23 78
3B Fryman, TravisTravis Fryman 149 557 144 .259 21 91
SS Trammell, AlanAlan Trammell 101 375 93 .248 9 55
LF Moseby, LloydLloyd Moseby 74 260 68 .262 6 35
CF Cuyler, MiltMilt Cuyler 154 475 122 .257 3 33
RF Deer, RobRob Deer 134 448 80 .179 25 64
DH Incaviglia, PetePete Incaviglia 97 337 72 .214 11 38

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Phillips, TonyTony Phillips 146 564 160 .284 17 72
Bergman, DaveDave Bergman 86 194 46 .237 7 29
Barnes, SkeeterSkeeter Barnes 75 159 46 .289 5 17
Allanson, AndyAndy Allanson 60 151 35 .232 1 16
Shelby, JohnJohn Shelby 53 143 22 .154 3 8
de los Santos, LuisLuis de los Santos 16 30 5 .167 0 0
Moses, JohnJohn Moses 13 21 1 .048 0 1

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G IP W L ERA SO
Gullickson, BillBill Gullickson 35 226.3 20 9 3.90 91
Tanana, FrankFrank Tanana 33 217.3 13 12 3.77 107
Terrell, WaltWalt Terrell 35 218.7 12 14 4.24 80

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G IP W L ERA SO
Leiter, MarkMark Leiter 38 134.7 9 7 4.21 103
Cerutti, JohnJohn Cerutti 38 88.7 3 6 4.57 29

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W= Wins; L= Losses; SV = Saves; GF = Games Finished; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Player G W L SV GF ERA SO
Henneman, MikeMike Henneman 60 10 2 21 50 2.88 61
Gibson, PaulPaul Gibson 68 5 7 8 28 4.59 52
Gleaton, Jerry DonJerry Don Gleaton 47 3 2 2 16 4.06 47
Haas, DaveDave Haas 11 1 0 0 0 6.75 6
Kaiser, JeffJeff Kaiser 10 0 1 2 4 9.00 4
Kiely, JohnJohn Kiely 7 0 1 0 3 14.85 1
Munoz, MikeMike Munoz 6 0 0 0 4 9.64 3
Dalton, MikeMike Dalton 4 0 0 0 1 3.38 4

Awards and honors

League top ten finishers

Rob Deer

  • MLB leader in strikeouts (175)
  • #8 in AL in bases on balls (89)
  • #9 in AL in at bats per home run (17.9)

Cecil Fielder

  • Finished 2nd in AL MVP voting behind Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • MLB leader in home runs (44)
  • MLB leader in RBIs (133)
  • MLB leader in games played (162)
  • #2 in AL in at bats per home run (11.2)
  • #3 in AL in strikeouts (151)
  • #6 in AL in total bases (320)
  • #6 in AL in extra base hits (69)
  • #8 in AL in plate appearances (712)
  • #9 in AL in slugging percentage (.513)
  • #9 in AL in runs scored (102)
  • #10 in AL in runs created (110)

Travis Fryman

  • #4 in AL in strikeouts (149)

Paul Gibson

  • #7 in AL in games (68)

Bill Gullickson

  • Finished 8th in AL Cy Young Award voting
  • MLB leader in wins (20)
  • AL leader in games started (35)
  • #4 in AL in win percentage (.690)
  • #4 in AL in bases on balls per 9 innings pitched (1.75)
  • #7 in AL in earned runs allowed (98)

Mike Henneman

  • #9 in AL in games finished (50)

Walt Terrell

  • AL leader in hits allowed (257)
  • #3 in AL in earned runs allowed (103)
  • #4 in AL in losses (14)
  • #5 in AL in complete games (8)
  • #6 in AL in shutouts (2)

Mickey Tettleton

  • #2 in AL in bases on balls (101)
  • #4 in AL in at bats per home run (16.2)
  • #6 in AL in home runs (31)
  • #7 in AL in strikeouts (131)

Players ranking among top 100 all time at position

The following members of the 1991 Detroit Tigers are among the Top 100 of all time at their position, as ranked by The Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract:

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Joe Sparks
AA London Tigers Eastern League Gene Roof
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Johnny Lipon
A Fayetteville Generals South Atlantic League Gerry Groninger
Short-Season A Niagara Falls Rapids New York-Penn League Gary Calhoun
Rookie Bristol Tigers Appalachian League Juan López
[14]

Notes

  1. ^ a b John Shelby page at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bill Gullickson page at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Buddy Groom page at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Mickey Tettleton page at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Skeeter Barnes page at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Torey Lovullo page at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ http://www.baseballlibrary.com/ballplayers/player.php?name=Cecil_Fielder_1963
  8. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.99, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, NY, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  9. ^ "April 8, 1991 New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers". Baseball Reference.com. 
  10. ^ Scott Lusader page at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Kevin Morgan page at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Jeff Kaiser page at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ a b John Moses page at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 1997

References

  • 1991 Detroit Tigers Regular Season Statistics
  • Detroit Tigers at Baseball Almanac
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