Team 104: The 1953 Tigers

Posted: 1st November 2009 by Blake VandeBunte in MLB
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ááááááááááááá 1953 Detroit Tigers Statistics: Year: 1953 Record: 60-94 Win Percentage: .390 Win Percentage Change: +65 Run Differential: -228 Pythagorean Record: 57-97 AL Finish: 6th of 8 teams Manager: Fred Hutchinson á Best Transaction:á On June 19, 1953 (just three months after my dad was born), the Tigers began their relationship with a man that is still involved with the club, Al Kaline.á Kaline was signed as a free agent on that day and made his big league debut that same year at the age of only 18.á Kaline would go on to slug 399 home runs and collect over 3,000 big league hits, all with the Tigers.á So, yeah, I think this one goes in the ôgoodö column.
Worst Transaction: Some of these early seasons just didnÆt feature a lot of transactions.á There real ...

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