1940 Detroit Tigers Roster

The 1940 Detroit Tigers team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1940 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.

Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 1940 Detroit Tigers Opening Day starters list, a 1940 Detroit Tigers salary list, a 1940 Detroit Tigers uniform number breakdown and a 1940 Detroit Tigers primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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1940 Detroit Tigers


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Complete Roster

6-04
215
Right
Right
1911-03-18
155
Right
Right
1906-12-28
6-00
185
Right
Right
1921-04-03
6-02½
172
Right
Left
1909-12-10
6-02
180
Right
Right
1915-03-29
6-02
200
Right
Left
1919-08-12
5-10
175
Left
Both
1911-05-12
5-10½
170
Right
Left
1905-02-24
6-02
192
Left
Left
1921-05-20
6-02
220
Right
Right
1907-08-11
6-02
180
Right
Right
1911-04-02
6-04½
210
Right
Right
1910-01-11
5-11
190
Left
Right
1910-09-24
6-02
190
Right
Right
1914-09-11
6-00
180
Right
Right
1910-09-09
6-03
195
Right
Right
1915-06-29
5-11
175
Left
Both
1913-09-17
6-00
170
Right
Left
1910-10-23
5-11½
170
Right
Right
1912-11-10
5-09
160
Right
Right
1907-11-22
5-11
165
Right
Right
1914-07-23
5-11
180
Right
Left
1903-05-11
6-01
185
Right
Right
1909-05-27
5-11½
165
Right
Right
1907-01-02
5-11
165
Right
Right
1913-12-13
5-10½
181
Right
Right
1915-10-06
6-01
209
Right
Right
1913-08-17
5-09½
172
Right
Left
1902-05-21
6-01
185
Right
Left
1909-10-20
5-11
165
Right
Right
1909-03-08
6-04
210
Right
Right
1911-01-01
6-01
184
Right
Left
1917-04-11
6-02
190
Right
Left
1917-11-01
5-11½
175
Right
Right
1911-08-04
6-01
200
Right
Right
1912-08-24


The 1940 Detroit Tigers played 154 games during the regular season, won 90 games, lost 64 games, and finished in first position. They played their home games at Briggs Stadium (Park Factors: 110/109) where 1,112,693 fans witnessed their 1940 Tigers finish the season with a .584 winning percentage.

Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easily found on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 1940 Detroit Tigers Opening Day starters list, a 1940 Detroit Tigers salary list, a 1940 Detroit Tigers uniform number breakdown and a 1940 Detroit Tigers primary starters list:

1940 Detroit Tigers
Opening Day Starters


No Opening Day Information Available


1940 Detroit Tigers
Salaries

Hank Greenberg $35,000.00
Charlie Gehringer $20,000.00
Bobo Newsom $20,000.00
Dick Bartell $15,000.00
Earl Averill $13,000.00
Pete Fox $10,000.00
Red Kress $8,500.00
Bruce Campbell $8,000.00
Pinky Higgins $8,000.00
Billy Sullivan $6,500.00
Bud Thomas $6,500.00
Archie McKain $6,000.00
Al Benton $4,500.00
Hal Newhouser $3,000.00

Did you know that a 1940 Detroit Tigers Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?

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