1987 Detroit Tigers Roster

The 1987 Detroit Tigers team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 1987 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 1987 Detroit Tigers Opening Day starters list, a 1987 Detroit Tigers salary list, a 1987 Detroit Tigers uniform number breakdown and a 1987 Detroit Tigers primary starters list. These team rosters are presented only when and where the data is available.

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1987 Detroit Tigers


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Complete Roster

6-03
205
Right
Right
1950-09-04
6-04
195
Right
Right
1961-12-11
6-03
180
Left
Left
1954-11-14
6-02
195
Right
Right
1959-02-24
6-02
215
Right
Right
1964-04-10
6-00
155
Left
Left
1960-08-31
6-03
200
Right
Right
1955-05-16
6-02
190
Right
Right
1956-11-19
6-04
200
Right
Right
1958-11-13
6-06
240
Right
Right
1961-12-14
6-04
190
Right
Right
1952-09-02
6-03
195
Left
Left
1953-07-03
6-02
205
Right
Left
1958-05-11
6-00
193
Left
Left
1956-09-12
5-11
190
Right
Right
1955-02-05
6-03
210
Right
Left
1957-10-23
6-00
195
Right
Right
1961-11-07
6-01
185
Right
Left
1963-10-31
5-09
165
Right
Both
1961-04-03
6-02
185
Left
Left
1953-06-06
5-10
170
Right
Right
1953-08-10
6-01
185
Right
Right
1962-06-02
6-02
205
Right
Left
1947-05-26
5-11
182
Right
Right
1952-09-23
6-00
175
Right
Right
1958-02-21
5-10
160
Right
Both
1962-05-02
5-11
160
Right
Left
1957-05-12
6-00
185
Left
Left
1964-05-11
6-03
215
Left
Left
1957-05-28
6-03
188
Right
Left
1948-08-04
6-03
195
Right
Right
1953-11-03
6-00
195
Right
Right
1955-02-12
5-10
165
Left
Left
1964-09-30
6-03
175
Right
Left
1957-12-04
6-00
195
Right
Right
1956-04-20
6-04
195
Right
Right
1955-08-19
5-11
185
Right
Right
1951-01-12


The 1987 Detroit Tigers played 162 games during the regular season, won 98 games, lost 64 games, and finished in first position. They played their home games at Tiger Stadium (Park Factors: 96/95) where 2,061,830 fans witnessed their 1987 Tigers finish the season with a .605 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 1987 Detroit Tigers Opening Day starters list, a 1987 Detroit Tigers salary list, a 1987 Detroit Tigers uniform number breakdown and a 1987 Detroit Tigers primary starters list:

1987 Detroit Tigers
Opening Day Starters


No Opening Day Information Available


1987 Detroit Tigers
Salaries

Jack Morris $1,850,000.00
Kirk Gibson $1,335,000.00
Willie Hernandez $1,060,000.00
Dan Petry $975,000.00
Bill Madlock $850,000.00
Chet Lemon $698,571.00
Frank Tanana $662,500.00
Mike Heath $650,000.00
Alan Trammell $617,143.00
Walt Terrell $600,000.00
Darrell Evans $525,000.00
Terry Harper $425,000.00
Lou Whitaker $420,000.00
Mark Thurmond $370,000.00
Johnny Grubb $365,000.00
Tom Brookens $360,000.00
Dave Bergman $331,667.00
Larry Herndon $225,000.00
Pat Sheridan $190,000.00
Darnell Coles $170,000.00
Eric King $100,000.00
Matt Nokes $68,000.00
Bill Bean $62,500.00
Mike Henneman $62,500.00
Bryan Kelly $62,500.00
Scott Lusader $62,500.00
Morris Madden $62,500.00
Jeff Robinson $62,500.00
Jim Walewander $62,500.00

Did you know that a 1987 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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