Catchers and pitchers who tended to start together for the Detroit Tigers

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YearGamesPitcher (starts)As batteryCatcher (starts)
1920155Doc Ayers (23)
14
Eddie Ainsmith (51)
1920155Hooks Dauss (32)
22
Oscar Stanage (70)
1920155Howard Ehmke (33)
21
Oscar Stanage (70)
1920155Dutch Leonard (27)
14
Larry Woodall (14)
1921154Bert Cole (11)
10
Larry Woodall (14)
1922155Herman Pillette (37)
17
Larry Woodall (31)
1923155Hooks Dauss (39)
39
Johnny Bassler (121)
1923155Herman Pillette (36)
18
Larry Woodall (34)
1925156Rip Collins (20)
16
Larry Woodall (49)
1926157Sam Gibson (24)
18
Clyde Manion (57)
1927156Earl Whitehill (31)
18
Johnny Bassler (58)
1929155George Uhle (30)
21
Eddie Phillips (59)
1930154Vic Sorrell (30)
22
Ray Hayworth (68)
1930154George Uhle (29)
15
Gene Desautels (38)
1930154Earl Whitehill (31)
14
Gene Desautels (38)
1931154Vic Sorrell (32)
28
Ray Hayworth (74)
1932153Vic Sorrell (31)
29
Ray Hayworth (90)
1932153Earl Whitehill (31)
17
Muddy Ruel (41)
1936154Tommy Bridges (38)
24
Ray Hayworth (71)
1939155Bobo Newsom (31)
27
Birdie Tebbetts (94)
1940155Tommy Bridges (28)
28
Birdie Tebbetts (104)
1940155Bobo Newsom (34)
23
Billy Sullivan (51)
1941155Tommy Bridges (22)
21
Birdie Tebbetts (96)
1941155Bobo Newsom (36)
22
Billy Sullivan (59)
1943155Tommy Bridges (22)
20
Paul Richards (93)
1944156Hal Newhouser (34)
30
Paul Richards (83)
1944156Dizzy Trout (40)
34
Bob Swift (73)
1945155Al Benton (27)
22
Bob Swift (84)
1945155Hal Newhouser (36)
30
Paul Richards (70)
1946155Fred Hutchinson (26)
24
Birdie Tebbetts (82)
1946155Hal Newhouser (34)
18
Paul Richards (44)
1946155Dizzy Trout (32)
15
Bob Swift (29)
1948154Virgil Trucks (26)
23
Bob Swift (99)
1953158Ralph Branca (14)
10
Johnny Bucha (43)
1953158Billy Hoeft (27)
23
Matt Batts (98)
1954155Ned Garver (32)
27
Frank House (99)
1959154Paul Foytack (37)
29
Lou Berberet (91)
1963162Jim Bunning (35)
28
Gus Triandos (90)
1972156Woodie Fryman (14)
10
Duke Sims (25)
1976161Mark Fidrych (29)
29
Bruce Kimm (52)
1976161Dave Roberts (36)
20
Bill Freehan (60)
1977162Mark Fidrych (11)
9
Bruce Kimm (9)
1978162Dave Rozema (28)
23
Milt May (89)
1984162Juan Berenguer (27)
11
Marty Castillo (28)
1990162Jack Morris (36)
32
Mike Heath (99)
1992162Frank Tanana (31)
16
Chad Kreuter (50)
1999161Justin Thompson (24)
13
Bill Haselman (37)
2001162Steve Sparks (33)
15
Javier Cardona (30)
2003162Adam Bernero (17)
11
Matt Walbeck (38)
2003162Gary Knotts (18)
17
Brandon Inge (98)

Includes all games played 1919-2010.
Selected according to the formula (M - P * C / T) >= 6, where T = team games, P = games started by the pitcher, C = games started by the catcher, and M = mutual starts by the pitcher and catcher. In essence, any battery which started together 6 more times than would have been expected if their individual starts had been distributed randomly is considered to include a personal catcher.
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