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Franchise: Detroit Tigers


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GENERAL MANAGERS
Year Name Team Lg Div W L Rank Notes
1950 Billy Evans Detroit Tigers AL 95 59 2
1951 Billy Evans Detroit Tigers AL 73 81 5
1952 Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers AL 50 104 8
1953 Charlie Gehringer Detroit Tigers AL 60 94 6
1954 Muddy Ruel Detroit Tigers AL 68 86 5
1955 Muddy Ruel Detroit Tigers AL 79 75 5
1956 Muddy Ruel Detroit Tigers AL 82 72 5
1957 Walter Briggs Detroit Tigers AL 78 76 4
1957 Walter Briggs Detroit Tigers AL 78 76 4
1957 John McHale
(Promoted "early in season")
Detroit Tigers AL 78 76 4
1958 John McHale
(Resigned 1/25/1959)
Detroit Tigers AL 77 77 5
1959 Rick Ferrell Detroit Tigers AL 76 78 4
1960 Rick Ferrell Detroit Tigers AL 71 83 6
1961 Rick Ferrell Detroit Tigers AL 101 61 2
1962 Rick Ferrell Detroit Tigers AL 85 76 4
1963 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL 79 83 5
1964 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL 85 77 4
1965 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL 89 73 4
1966 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL 88 74 3
1967 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL 91 71 3
1968 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL 103 59 1 Won Pennant
Won World Series
1969 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 90 72 2
1970 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 79 83 4
1971 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 91 71 2
1972 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 86 70 1 Won Division
1973 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 85 77 3
1974 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 72 90 6
1975 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 57 102 6
1976 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 74 87 5
1977 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 74 88 4
1978 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 86 76 5
1979 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 85 76 5
1980 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 84 78 5
1981 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 60 49 4
1982 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 83 79 4
1983 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL E 92 70 2
1984 Bill Lajoie Detroit Tigers AL E 104 58 1 Won Division
Won Pennant
Won World Series
1985 Bill Lajoie Detroit Tigers AL E 84 77 3
1986 Bill Lajoie Detroit Tigers AL E 87 75 3
1987 Bill Lajoie Detroit Tigers AL E 98 64 1 Won Division
1988 Bill Lajoie Detroit Tigers AL E 88 74 2
1989 Bill Lajoie Detroit Tigers AL E 59 103 7
1990 Bill Lajoie Detroit Tigers AL E 79 83 3
1991 Joe McDonald Detroit Tigers AL E 84 78 2
1992 Joe McDonald Detroit Tigers AL E 75 87 6
1993 Jerry Walker Detroit Tigers AL E 85 77 4
1994 Joe Klein Detroit Tigers AL E 53 62 5
1995 Joe Klein Detroit Tigers AL E 60 84 4
1996 Randy Smith
(Hired 10/30/1995)
Detroit Tigers AL E 53 109 5
1997 Randy Smith Detroit Tigers AL E 79 83 3
1998 Randy Smith Detroit Tigers AL C 65 97 5
1999 Randy Smith Detroit Tigers AL C 69 92 3
2000 Randy Smith Detroit Tigers AL C 79 83 3
2001 Randy Smith Detroit Tigers AL C 66 96 4
2002 Randy Smith
(Fired 4/8/2002)
Detroit Tigers AL C 55 106 5
2003 Dave Dombrowski
(Took GM job 4/8/2002)
Detroit Tigers AL C 43 119 5
2004 Dave Dombrowski Detroit Tigers AL C 72 90 4
2005 Dave Dombrowski Detroit Tigers AL C 71 91 4
2006 Dave Dombrowski Detroit Tigers AL C 95 67 2 Won Wild Card
Won Pennant
2007 Dave Dombrowski Detroit Tigers AL C 88 74 2
2008 Dave Dombrowski Detroit Tigers AL C 74 88 5
2009 Dave Dombrowski Detroit Tigers AL C 86 77 2
2010 Dave Dombrowski Detroit Tigers AL C 81 81 3
2011 Dave Dombrowski Detroit Tigers AL C 95 67 1 Won Division
2012 Dave Dombrowski Detroit Tigers AL C 88 74 1 Won Division
Won Pennant
2013 Dave Dombrowski Detroit Tigers AL C 93 69 1 Won Division


General Managers | Scouting Directors | Farm Directors


SCOUTING DIRECTORS
Year Name Team Lg Div W L Rank Notes
1960 Ed Katalinas Detroit Tigers AL 71 83 6
1961 Jim Campbell Detroit Tigers AL 101 61 2
1963 Ed Katalinas Detroit Tigers AL 79 83 5
1964 Don Lund Detroit Tigers AL 85 77 4
1964 Ed Katalinas Detroit Tigers AL 85 77 4
1965 Ed Katalinas Detroit Tigers AL 89 73 4
1966 Ed Katalinas Detroit Tigers AL 88 74 3
1967 Ed Katalinas Detroit Tigers AL 91 71 3
1968 Ed Katalinas Detroit Tigers AL 103 59 1 Won Pennant
Won World Series
1969 Ed Katalinas Detroit Tigers AL E 90 72 2
1970 Ed Katalinas Detroit Tigers AL E 79 83 4
1971 Ed Katalinas Detroit Tigers AL E 91 71 2
1972 Ed Katalinas Detroit Tigers AL E 86 70 1 Won Division
1973 Ed Katalinas Detroit Tigers AL E 85 77 3
1974 Bill Lajoie Detroit Tigers AL E 72 90 6
1975 Bill Lajoie Detroit Tigers AL E 57 102 6
1976 Bill Lajoie Detroit Tigers AL E 74 87 5
1977 Bill Lajoie Detroit Tigers AL E 74 88 4
1978 Bill Lajoie Detroit Tigers AL E 86 76 5
1979 Ed Katalinas Detroit Tigers AL E 85 76 5
1980 Dave Miller Detroit Tigers AL E 84 78 5
1981 Dave Miller Detroit Tigers AL E 60 49 4
1982 John Young Detroit Tigers AL E 83 79 4
1983 George Bradley Detroit Tigers AL E 92 70 2
1984 George Bradley Detroit Tigers AL E 104 58 1 Won Division
Won Pennant
Won World Series
1987 Bill Schudlich Detroit Tigers AL E 98 64 1 Won Division
1988 Jax Robertson Detroit Tigers AL E 88 74 2
1989 Jax Robertson Detroit Tigers AL E 59 103 7
1990 Jax Robertson Detroit Tigers AL E 79 83 3
1991 Jax Robertson Detroit Tigers AL E 84 78 2
1992 Joe Klein Detroit Tigers AL E 75 87 6
1993 Joe Klein Detroit Tigers AL E 85 77 4
1994 Jeff Scott Detroit Tigers AL E 53 62 5
1997 Greg Smith Detroit Tigers AL E 79 83 3
1998 Greg Smith Detroit Tigers AL C 65 97 5
1999 Greg Smith Detroit Tigers AL C 69 92 3
2000 Greg Smith Detroit Tigers AL C 79 83 3
2001 Greg Smith Detroit Tigers AL C 66 96 4
2002 Greg Smith Detroit Tigers AL C 55 106 5
2003 Greg Smith Detroit Tigers AL C 43 119 5
2004 Greg Smith Detroit Tigers AL C 72 90 4
2005 David Chadd Detroit Tigers AL C 71 91 4
2006 David Chadd Detroit Tigers AL C 95 67 2 Won Wild Card
Won Pennant
2007 David Chadd Detroit Tigers AL C 88 74 2
2008 David Chadd Detroit Tigers AL C 74 88 5
2009 David Chadd Detroit Tigers AL C 86 77 2
2010 David Chadd Detroit Tigers AL C 81 81 3
2011 David Chadd Detroit Tigers AL C 95 67 1 Won Division
2012 David Chadd Detroit Tigers AL C 88 74 1 Won Division
Won Pennant
2013 Scott Pleis Detroit Tigers AL C 93 69 1 Won Division


General Managers | Scouting Directors | Farm Directors


FARM DIRECTORS
Year Name Team Lg Div W L Rank Notes
1963 Don Lund Detroit Tigers AL 79 83 5
1975 Hoot Evers Detroit Tigers AL E 57 102 6
1976 Hoot Evers Detroit Tigers AL E 74 87 5
1977 Hoot Evers Detroit Tigers AL E 74 88 4
1978 Hoot Evers Detroit Tigers AL E 86 76 5
1991 Dave Miller Detroit Tigers AL E 84 78 2
1992 Dave Miller Detroit Tigers AL E 75 87 6
1995 Dave Miller Detroit Tigers AL E 60 84 4
1996 Dave Miller Detroit Tigers AL E 53 109 5
1997 Dave Miller Detroit Tigers AL E 79 83 3
1998 Dave Miller Detroit Tigers AL C 65 97 5
1999 Dave Miller Detroit Tigers AL C 69 92 3
2000 Dave Miller Detroit Tigers AL C 79 83 3
2001 Dave Miller Detroit Tigers AL C 66 96 4
2002 Dave Miller Detroit Tigers AL C 55 106 5
2003 Rick Bennett Detroit Tigers AL C 43 119 5
2004 Rick Bennett Detroit Tigers AL C 72 90 4
2005 Dan Lunetta Detroit Tigers AL C 71 91 4
2006 Dan Lunetta Detroit Tigers AL C 95 67 2 Won Wild Card
Won Pennant
2007 Dan Lunetta Detroit Tigers AL C 88 74 2
2009 Dan Lunetta Detroit Tigers AL C 86 77 2
2010 Dan Lunetta Detroit Tigers AL C 81 81 3
2011 Dan Lunetta Detroit Tigers AL C 95 67 1 Won Division
2012 Dan Lunetta Detroit Tigers AL C 88 74 1 Won Division
Won Pennant
2013 Dan Lunetta Detroit Tigers AL C 93 69 1 Won Division



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