1953 Detroit Tigers Roster

The 1953 Detroit Tigers team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1953 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 1953 Detroit Tigers Opening Day starters list, a 1953 Detroit Tigers salary list, a 1953 Detroit Tigers uniform number breakdown and a 1953 Detroit Tigers primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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1953 Detroit Tigers


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Complete Roster

6-02
195
Left
Left
1927-07-31
6-03
220
Right
Right
1926-01-06
6-05
230
Right
Right
1919-07-17
5-11
180
Right
Right
1930-11-16
180
Right
Right
1925-12-25
5-11
175
Left
Both
1924-12-31
6-02
180
Right
Both
1920-01-15
6-00
178
Right
Right
1919-08-20
5-11
185
Right
Right
1929-12-15
6-03
205
Left
Left
1932-05-17
6-02
188
Right
Right
1927-08-07
6-02
200
Right
Left
1919-08-12
6-02½
207
Right
Right
1927-05-24
6-03
190
Right
Right
1921-02-01
6-02
170
Right
Right
1929-06-27
6-01
185
Left
Right
1935-07-15
6-02
192
Left
Left
1921-05-20
6-00
185
Right
Right
1917-07-23
6-03½
184
Right
Right
1927-11-17
6-01
180
Left
Left
1922-04-12
5-11
200
Right
Right
1921-10-16
5-11
190
Right
Right
1925-01-22
5-11
180
Right
Left
1926-10-11
5-11½
180
Right
Right
1915-03-06
6-01
190
Right
Right
1931-05-29
5-11½
185
Right
Right
1935-01-08
6-01
188
Right
Right
1923-07-27
6-05
220
Right
Right
1923-01-30
6-01
180
Right
Right
1927-03-21
6-01
171
Right
Left
1925-03-18
6-01½
185
Right
Right
1916-07-31
6-02
190
Right
Right
1930-12-04
5-09
168
Right
Left
1919-02-27
5-11½
180
Right
Right
1919-11-09
6-00
195
Right
Right
1919-11-06
5-10
175
Right
Left
1925-11-13
6-02
180
Right
Right
1934-12-19
6-00
200
Right
Right
1923-05-18
6-02
190
Right
Left
1917-11-01
5-11
195
Right
Right
1927-01-26
6-02½
203
Right
Right
1919-03-03
6-00
196
Right
Left
1923-02-19
6-00
190
Right
Right
1926-09-12


The 1953 Detroit Tigers played 154 games during the regular season, won 60 games, lost 94 games, and finished in sixth position. They played their home games at Briggs Stadium (Park Factors: 99/102) where 884,658 fans witnessed their 1953 Tigers finish the season with a .390 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 1953 Detroit Tigers Opening Day starters list, a 1953 Detroit Tigers salary list, a 1953 Detroit Tigers uniform number breakdown and a 1953 Detroit Tigers primary starters list:

1953 Detroit Tigers
Opening Day Starters


No Opening Day Information Available


1953 Detroit Tigers
Salaries

Hal Newhouser $32,000.00
Walt Dropo $21,500.00
Johnny Pesky $20,000.00
Harvey Kuenn $15,000.00
Bob Swift $11,000.00
Al Kaline $6,000.00

Did you know that a 1953 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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