Team 105: The 1975 Tigers

Posted: 31st October 2009 by Blake VandeBunte in MLB
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Year: 1975 Record: 57-102 Win %: .358 Win % Change: -86 from the previous season Run Differential: -216 Pythagorean Record: 57-102 AL Finish: 12th of 12 Manager: Ralph Houk Best Transaction: This is a tough call.á This transaction took place in 1975, but after the season had finished and it marked the departure of a well-know and accomplished Tiger, Mickey Lolich.á Lolich lost 18 games in 1975 and it was becoming clear that his best years were behind him.á The Tigers traded a no-name player and Lolich to the New York Mets in a deal that netted Detroit a no-name of their own and Rusty Staub.á Lolich played only one season in NY before retiring.á Staub on the other hand, had three good offensive years in Detroit, making an All-Star team and finishing fifth ...

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