Detroit Tigers Worst Managers of All Time

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Bucky Harris (1929-1932)

Bucky Harris is a manager who saw so much success he is enshrined in the Hall of Fame. But, in his first go-round with the Tigers, he did not lead them to victory. In fact, when he managed the Tigers between 1929 and 1933, he had four seasons below .500. He finished his 1931 season with a pathetic .396 win percentage, losing 93 games. Between 1929 and 1932, his teams finished 36, 27, 47, and 29 ½ games back chronologically. Those were four of the worst years in the team’s history.

Interestingly, 1931 marks a major milestone in the MLB. It was the first year that the teams put numbers on their jerseys. In this same year, the Tigers were shutout 8 times and blown out 28 times. Their worst loss of the year came at the hands of the New York Yankees when they defeated the Tigers 8-20 in Detroit. 

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