Detroit Tigers Managers

Every Detroit Tigers Manager in Franchise History

This is a comprehensive list of managers for the Detroit Tigers organization. Win / loss statistics, winning percentage, position in division, and games behind the leader are also shown for each Tigers manager.

The year leads to the specific American League season in review; the manager(s) name leads to his career statistics; and the roster leads to a list of every player on the team during the year

"When I began playing the game, baseball was about as gentlemanly as a kick in the crotch." - Detroit Tigers Manager (1921-1926) Ty Cobb
Detroit Tigers Managers
1901 - 2019

Detroit Tigers Managers & Finishes in Chronological Order

Year
Uniform #
Manager
Wins
Losses
WP
Finish
GB
Roster

n/a

74
61
.548
3 rd

n/a

52
83
.385
7 th
30½

n/a

Ed Barrow

65
71
.478
5 th
25

n/a

Ed Barrow

32
46
.410
7 th
32

n/a

30
44
.405

n/a

Bill Armour

79
74
.516
3 rd
15½

n/a

Bill Armour

71
78
.477
6 th
21

n/a

92
58
.613
1 st
+1½

n/a

90
63
.588
1 st

n/a

98
54
.645
1 st
+3½

n/a

86
68
.558
3 rd
18

n/a

89
65
.578
2 nd
13½

n/a

69
84
.451
6 th
36½

n/a

66
87
.431
6 th
30

n/a

80
73
.523
4 th
19½

n/a

100
54
.649
2 nd

n/a

87
67
.565
3 rd
4

n/a

78
75
.510
4 th
21½

n/a

55
71
.437
7 th
20

n/a

80
60
.571
4 th
8

n/a

61
93
.396
7 th
37

n/a

71
82
.464
6 th
27

n/a

79
75
.513
3 rd
15

n/a

83
71
.539
2 nd
16

n/a

86
68
.558
3 rd
6

n/a

81
73
.526
4 th
16½

n/a

79
75
.513
6 th
12

n/a

82
71
.536
4 th
27½

n/a

68
86
.442
6 th
33

n/a

70
84
.455
6 th
36

n/a

75
79
.487
5 th
27

34

61
93
.396
7 th
47

32

76
75
.503
5 th
29½

31

75
79
.487
5 th
25

3

101
53
.656
1 st
+7

3

93
58
.616
1 st
+3

3

83
71
.539
2 nd
19½

3

89
65
.578
2 nd
13

3

47
51
.480
4 th
16

32

37
19
.661

32

81
73
.526
5 th
26½

32

90
64
.584
1 st
+1

32

75
79
.487
4 th
26

32

73
81
.474
5 th
30

32

78
76
.506
5 th
20

32

88
66
.571
2 nd
1

32

88
65
.575
1 st
+1½

32

92
62
.597
2 nd
12

32

85
69
.552
2 nd
12

32

78
76
.506
5 th
18½

10

87
67
.565
4 th
10

10

95
59
.617
2 nd
3

10

73
81
.474
5 th
25

10

23
49
.319
8 th
45

29

27
55
.329

29

60
94
.390
6 th
40½

29

68
86
.442
5 th
43

32

79
75
.513
5 th
17

32

82
72
.532
5 th
15

35

Jack Tighe

78
76
.506
4 th
20

35

Jack Tighe

21
28
.429
5 th
15

29

55
49
.533

29

2
15
.118
4 th
18

28

74
63
.540

28

44
52
.458
6 th
26

34

1
0
1.000

28

26
31
.456

27

101
61
.623
2 nd
8

27

85
76
.528
4 th
10½

27

24
36
.400
5 th
25½

9

55
47
.539

7

85
77
.525
4 th
14

7

65
55
.542
4 th
13

51

24
18
.571

7

16
10
.615
3 rd
10

51

32
25
.561

55

40
39
.506

10

91
71
.562
2 nd
1

10

103
59
.636
1 st
+12

10

90
72
.556
2 nd
19

10

79
83
.488
4 th
29

1

91
71
.562
2 nd
12

1

86
70
.551
1 st

1

71
63
.530
3 rd
12

51

14
14
.500

35

72
90
.444
6 th
19

35

57
102
.358
6 th
37½

35

74
87
.460
5 th
24

35

74
88
.457
4 th
26

35

86
76
.531
5 th
13½

28

27
26
.509
5 th
18

53

2
0
1.000

7, 11

56
50
.528

11

84
78
.519
5 th
19

11

60
49
.550
4 th / 2 nd
2

11

83
79
.512
4 th
12

11

92
70
.568
2 nd
6

11

104
58
.642
1 st
+15

11

84
77
.522
3 rd
15

11

87
75
.537
3 rd

11

98
64
.605
1 st
+2

11

88
74
.543
2 nd
1

11

59
103
.364
7 th
30

11

79
83
.488
3 rd
9

11

84
78
.519
2 nd
7

11

75
87
.463
6 th
21

11

85
77
.525
3 rd
10

11

53
62
.461
5 th
18

11

60
84
.417
4 th
26

25

53
109
.327
5 th
39

25

79
83
.488
3 rd
19

25

53
85
.384
5 th
24

15

12
14
.462

15

69
92
.429
3 rd
27½

33

79
83
.488
3 rd
16

33

66
96
.407
5 th
25

33

0
6
.000
5 th
39

53

55
100
.355

3

43

119

.265

5 th

47

3

72
90
.444
4 th
20

3

71

91

.438

4 th

28

10

Jim Leyland

95

67

.586

2 nd

1

10

Jim Leyland

88

74

.543

2 nd

8

10

Jim Leyland

74

88

.457

5 th

14½

10

Jim Leyland

86

77

.528

2 nd

1

10

Jim Leyland

81

81

.500

3 rd

13

10
Jim Leyland
95
67
.586
1 st
+15
10
Jim Leyland
88
74
.543
1 st
+3
10
Jim Leyland
93
69
.574
1 st
+1
7
90
72
.556
1 st
+1
7
74
87
.460
5 th
20½
7
86
75
.534
2 nd
8
7
64
98
.395
5 th
38
15
64
98
.395
3 rd
27
2019

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2019
Year
Uniform #
Manager(s)
Wins
Losses
WP
Finish
GB
Roster

Detroit Tigers Managers & Finishes



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