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Year-by-Year Results

IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE
Year Pos W-L Pct GA/GB Manager Attendance
1901 3 74-61 .548 8.5 George Stallings 259,430
1902 7 52-83 .385 30.5 Frank Dwyer 189,469
1903 5 65-71 .478 25 Ed Barrow 224,523
1904 7 62-90 .408 32 Ed Barrow, Bobby Lowe* 177,796
1905 3 79-74 .516 15.5 Bill Armour 193,384
1906 6 71-78 .477 21 Bill Armour 174,043
1907 1 92-58 .613 1.5 Hughie Jennings 297,079
1908 1 90-63 .588 0.5 Hughie Jennings 436,199
1909 1 98-54 .645 3.5 Hughie Jennings 490,490
1910 3 86-68 .558 18 Hughie Jennings 391,288
1911 2 89-65 .578 13.5 Hughie Jennings 484,988
1912 6 69-84 .451 36.5 Hughie Jennings 402,870
1913 6 66-87 .431 30 Hughie Jennings 398,502
1914 4 80-73 .523 19.5 Hughie Jennings 416,225
1915 2 100-54 .649 2.5 Hughie Jennings 476,105
1916 3 87-67 .565 4 Hughie Jennings 616,772
1917 4 78-75 .510 21.5 Hughie Jennings 457,289
1918 7 55-71 .437 20 Hughie Jennings 203,719
1919 4 80-60 .571 8 Hughie Jennings 643,805
1920 7 61-93 .396 37 Hughie Jennings 579,650
1921 6 71-82 .464 27 Ty Cobb 661,527
1922 3 79-75 .513 15 Ty Cobb 861,206
1923 2 83-71 .539 16 Ty Cobb 911,377
1924 3 86-68 .558 6 Ty Cobb 1,015,136
1925 4 81-73 .526 16.5 Ty Cobb 820,766
1926 6 79-75 .513 12 Ty Cobb 711,914
1927 4 82-71 .536 27.5 George Moriarty 773,716
1928 6 68-86 .442 33 George Moriarty 474,323
1929 6 70-84 .455 36 Bucky Harris 869,318
1930 5 75-79 .487 27 Bucky Harris 649,450
1931 7 61-93 .396 47 Bucky Harris 453,056
1932 5 76-75 .503 29.5 Bucky Harris 397,157
1933 5 75-79 .487 25 Bucky Harris, Del Baker* 320,972
1934 1 101-53 .656 7 Mickey Cochrane 919,161
1935 1 93-58 .616 3 Mickey Cochrane 1,034,929
1936 2 83-71 .539 19.5 Mickey Cochrane 875,948
1937 2 89-65 .578 13 Mickey Cochrane 1,072,276
1938 4 84-70 .545 16 Mickey Cochrane, Del Baker 799,557
1939 5 81-73 .526 26.5 Del Baker 836,279
1940 1 90-64 .584 1 Del Baker 1,112,693
1941 T4 75-79 .487 26 Del Baker 684,915
1942 5 73-81 .474 30 Del Baker 580,087
1943 5 78-76 .506 20 Steve O'Neill 606,287
1944 2 88-66 .571 1 Steve O'Neill 923,176
1945 1 88-65 .575 1.5 Steve O'Neill 1,280,341
1946 2 92-62 .597 12 Steve O'Neill 1,722,590
1947 2 85-69 .552 12 Steve O'Neill 1,398,093
1948 5 78-76 .506 18.5 Steve O'Neill 1,743,035
1949 4 87-67 .565 10 Red Rolfe 1,821,204
1950 2 95-59 .617 3 Red Rolfe 1,951,474
1951 5 73-81 .474 25 Red Rolfe 1,132,641
1952 8 50-104 .325 45 Red Rolfe, Fred Hutchinson 1,026,846
1953 6 60-94 .390 40.5 Fred Hutchinson 884,658
1954 5 68-86 .442 43 Fred Hutchinson 1,079,847
1955 5 79-75 .513 17 Bucky Harris 1,181,838
1956 5 82-72 .532 15 Bucky Harris 1,051,182
1957 4 78-76 .506 20 Jack Tighe 1,272,346
1958 5 77-77 .500 15 Jack Tighe, Bill Norman 1,098,924
1959 4 76-78 .494 18 Bill Norman, Jimmy Dykes 1,221,221
1960 6 71-83 .461 26 Jimmy Dykes, Joe Gordon 1,167,669
1961 2 101-61 .623 8 Bob Scheffing 1,600,710
1962 4 85-76 .528 10.5 Bob Scheffing 1,207,881
1963 T5 79-83 .488 25.5 Bob Scheffing, Chuck Dressen 821,952
1964 4 85-77 .525 14 Chuck Dressen 816,139
1965 4 89-73 .549 12 Chuck Dressen, Bob Swift* 1,029,645
1966 3 88-74 .543 10 Dressen-Swift, Frank Skaff* 1,124,293
1967 T2 91-71 .562 1 Mayo Smith 1,447,143
1968 1 103-59 .636 12 Mayo Smith 2,031,847

*Interim manager; AL Championships in bold; World Championships in bold italics

IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE EAST
Year Pos W-L Pct GA/GB Manager Attendance
1969 2 90-72 .556 19 Mayo Smith 1,577,481
1970 4 79-83 .488 29 Mayo Smith 1,501,293
1971 2 91-71 .562 12 Billy Martin 1,591,073
1972 1 86-70 .551 0.5 Billy Martin 1,892,386
1973 3 85-77 .525 12 Billy Martin, Joe Schultz* 1,724,146
1974 6 72-90 .444 19 Ralph Houk 1,243,080
1975 6 57-102 .358 37.5 Ralph Houk 1,058,836
1976 5 74-87 .460 24 Ralph Houk 1,467,020
1977 4 74-88 .457 26 Ralph Houk 1,359,856
1978 5 86-76 .531 13.5 Ralph Houk 1,714,893
1979 5 85-76 .528 18 Les Moss, Sparky Anderson 1,630,929
1980 5 84-78 .519 19 Sparky Anderson 1,785,293
1981 4 60-49 .550 2 Sparky Anderson 1,149,144
  T2 29-23 .558 1.5 (2nd Half)  
  4 31-26 .544 3.5 (1st Half)  
1982 4 83-79 .512 12 Sparky Anderson 1,636,058
1983 2 92-70 .568 6 Sparky Anderson 1,829,636
1984 1 104-58 .642 15 Sparky Anderson 2,704,794
1985 3 84-77 .522 15 Sparky Anderson 2,286,609
1986 3 87-75 .537 8.5 Sparky Anderson 1,899,437
1987 1 98-64 .605 2 Sparky Anderson 2,061,830
1988 2 88-74 .543 1 Sparky Anderson 2,081,162
1989 7 59-103 .364 30 Sparky Anderson 1,543,656
1990 3 79-83 .488 9 Sparky Anderson 1,495,785
1991 T2 84-78 .519 7 Sparky Anderson 1,641,661
1992 6 75-87 .463 21 Sparky Anderson 1,423,963
1993 T3 85-77 .525 10 Sparky Anderson 1,971,421
1994 5 53-62 .461 18 Sparky Anderson 1,184,783
1995 4 60-84 .417 26 Sparky Anderson 1,180,979
1996 5 53-109 .327 39 Buddy Bell 1,168,610
1997 3 79-83 .488 19 Buddy Bell 1,365,157

*Interim manager; AL Championships in bold; World Championships in bold italics

IN THE AMERICAN LEAGUE CENTRAL
Year Pos W-L Pct GA/GB Manager Attendance
1998 5 65-97 .401 24 Buddy Bell, Larry Parrish* 1,409,391
1999 3 69-92 .429 27.5 Larry Parrish 2,026,441
2000 3 79-83 .488 16 Phil Garner 2,533,752
2001 4 66-96 .407 25 Phil Garner 1,921,305
2002 5 55-106 .342 39 Phil Garner, Luis Pujols 1,503,623
2003 5 43-119 .265 47 Alan Trammell 1,368,245
2004 4 72-90 .444 20 Alan Trammell 1,917,004
2005 4 71-91 .438 28 Alan Trammell 2,024,485
2006 2 95-67 .586 1 Jim Leyland 2,595,937
2007 2 88-74 .543 8 Jim Leyland 3,047,139
2008 5 74-88 .457 14.5 Jim Leyland 3,202,645
2009 2 86-77 .528 1 Jim Leyland 2,567,185
2010 3 81-81 .500 13 Jim Leyland 2,461,237
2011 1 95-67 .586 15 Jim Leyland 2,642,045
2012 1 88-74 .543 3 Jim Leyland 3,028,033
2013 1 93-69 .574 1 Jim Leyland 3,083,397
2014 1 90-72 .556 1 Brad Ausmus 2,917,209
2015 5 74-87 .460 20.5 Brad Ausmus 2,726,048
2016 2 86-75 .534 8 Brad Ausmus 2,493,859
2017 5 64-98 .395 38 Brad Ausmus 2,321,599
2018 3 64-98 .395 27 Ron Gardenhire 1,856,970
2019 5 47-114 .292 53.5 Ron Gardenhire 1,501,430
2020 5 23-35 .397 12.0 Ron Gardenhire, Lloyd McClendon* N/A
2021 3 77-85 .475 16.0 A.J. Hinch 1,102,621

*Interim manager; AL Championships in bold; World Championships in bold italics