Team 83: The 1960 Tigers

Posted: 25th November 2009 by Blake VandeBunte in MLB
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Year: 1960

Record: 71-83

Win Percentage: .461

Win Percentage Change: -33

Run Differential: -11

Pythagorean Record: 76-78

AL Finish: 6th of 8

Manager: Jimmie Dykes, Billy Hitchcock and Joe Gordon

Best Transaction: Traded Steve Demeter to the Indians for Norm Cash.  Demeter never did a thing in the big leagues, I mean nothing.  Cash on the other hand was a staple in Detroit for 15 seasons.  Cash hit 18 homers in 1960 and ended up hitting 373 homers for the Tigers, making him one of the most prolific power hitters in franchise history.  Cash’s 1961 season remains one of the greatest seasons ever for a Tiger.

Worst Transaction: Nothing really to speak of.  Most of the moves made in ...

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