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Regular seasonEdit

  • 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 standingsEdit

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 91 71 0.562 46–35 45–36
Boston Red Sox 84 78 0.519 7 43–38 41–40
Detroit Tigers 84 78 0.519 7 49–32 35–46
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 0.512 8 43–37 40–42
New York Yankees 71 91 0.438 20 39–42 32–49
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 0.414 24 33–48 34–47
Cleveland Indians 57 105 0.352 34 30–52 27–53

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1991 American League Records

Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CAL CWS CLE DET KC MIL MIN NYY OAK SEA TEX TOR
Baltimore 8–5 6–6 4–8 7–6 5–8 4–8 3–10 4–8 5–8 3–9 4–8 9–3 5–8
Boston 5–8 4–8 7–5 9–4 5–8 7–5 7–6 3–9 6–7 8–4 9–3 5–7 9–4
California 6–6 8–4 8–5 7–5 5–7 9–4 6–6 8–5 6–6 1–12 6–7 5–8 6–6
Chicago 8–4 5–7 5–8 6–6 4–8 7–6 7–5 8–5 8–4 7–6 7–6 8–5 7–5
Cleveland 6–7 4–9 5–7 6–6 7–6 4–8 5–8 2–10 6–7 5–7 2–10 4–8 1–12
Detroit 8–5 8–5 7–5 8–4 6–7 8–4 4–9 4–8 8–5 4–8 8–4 6–6 5–8
Kansas City 8–4 5–7 4–9 6–7 8–4 4–8 9–3 6–7 7–5 6–7 7–6 7–6 5–7
Milwaukee 10–3 6–7 6–6 5–7 8–5 9–4 3–9 6–6 6–7 8–4 3–9 7–5 6–7
Minnesota 8–4 9–3 5–8 5–8 10–2 8–4 7–6 6–6 10–2 8–5 9–4 6–7 4–8
New York 8–5 7–6 6–6 4–8 7–6 5–8 5–7 7–6 2–10 6–6 3–9 5–7 6–7
Oakland 9–3 4–8 12–1 6–7 7–5 8–4 7–6 4–8 5–8 6–6 6–7 4–9 6–6
Seattle 8–4 3–9 7–6 6–7 10–2 4–8 6–7 9–3 4–9 9–3 7–6 5–8 5–7
Texas 3–9 7–5 8–5 5–8 8–4 6–6 6–7 5–7 7–6 7–5 9–4 8–5 6–6
Toronto 8–5 4–9 6–6 5–7 12–1 8–5 7–5 7–6 8–4 7–6 6–6 7–5 6–6


Opening Day lineupEdit

[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

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Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Starters by positionEdit

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 Mickey Tettleton 154 501 132 .263 31 89
1B Cecil Fielder 162 624 163 .261 44 133
2B Lou Whitaker 138 470 131 .279 23 78
3B Travis Fryman 149 557 144 .259 21 91
SS Alan Trammell 101 375 93 .248 9 55
LF Lloyd Moseby 74 260 68 .262 6 35
CF Milt Cuyler 154 475 122 .257 3 33
RF Rob Deer 134 448 80 .179 25 64
DH Pete Incaviglia 97 337 72 .214 11 38

Other battersEdit

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
Tony Phillips 146 564 160 .284 17 72
Dave Bergman 86 194 46 .237 7 29
Skeeter Barnes 75 159 46 .289 5 17
Andy Allanson 60 151 35 .232 1 16
John Shelby 53 143 22 .154 3 8
Luis de los Santos 16 30 5 .167 0 0
John Moses 13 21 1 .048 0 1

PitchingEdit

Starting pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Bill Gullickson 35 226.3 20 9 3.90 91
Frank Tanana 33 217.3 13 12 3.77 107
Walt Terrell 35 218.7 12 14 4.24 80

Other pitchersEdit

Note: G = Games; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mark Leiter 38 134.7 9 7 4.21 103
John Cerutti 38 88.7 3 6 4.57 29

Relief pitchersEdit

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
Mike Henneman 60 10 2 21 50 2.88 61
Paul Gibson 68 5 7 8 28 4.59 52
Jerry Don Gleaton 47 3 2 2 16 4.06 47
Dave Haas 11 1 0 0 0 6.75 6
Jeff Kaiser 10 0 1 2 4 9.00 4
John Kiely 7 0 1 0 3 14.85 1
Mike Munoz 6 0 0 0 4 9.64 3
Mike Dalton 4 0 0 0 1 3.38 4

Awards and honorsEdit

League top ten finishersEdit

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 positionEdit

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 systemEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b John Shelby at Baseball Reference
  2. ^ Bill Gullickson at Baseball Reference
  3. ^ Buddy Groom at Baseball Reference
  4. ^ Mickey Tettleton at Baseball Reference
  5. ^ Skeeter Barnes at Baseball Reference
  6. ^ Torey Lovullo at Baseball Reference
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on May 19, 2008. Retrieved September 2, 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.99, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  9. ^ "April 8, 1991 New York Yankees at Detroit Tigers". Baseball Reference.com.
  10. ^ Scott Lusader at Baseball Reference
  11. ^ Kevin Morgan at Baseball Reference
  12. ^ Jeff Kaiser at Baseball Reference
  13. ^ a b John Moses at Baseball Reference
  14. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball". Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 1997

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