Team 90: The 1918 Tigers

Posted: 18th November 2009 by Blake VandeBunte in MLB
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Year: 1918 Record: 55-71 Win %: .437 Win % Change: -73 Run Differential: -81 Pythagorean Record: 54-72 AL Finish: 7th of 8 Manager: Hughie Jennings Best Transaction: Purchased Marty Kavanagh.á This is a stretch, but Kavanagh is the only player the Tigers brought on bored prior or to or during the 1918 season.á Kavanagh was a former Tiger that was brought back for the stretch run.á Kavanagh hit .273 in 13 games (OPS+ 133) during this period before calling it a career once the season ended.á Told you it was a stretch. Worst Transaction: Selling George Burns to the New York Yankees.á Burns was a regular for the Tigers from 1914-1917 before being shipped off to the Yankees.á The Yankees then shipped him to Philadelphia on the same day.á That season, 1918, Burns led the AL in games pla ...

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