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Team 89: The 1963 Tigers

1963 Record: 79-83 Win %: .488 Win % Change: -40 Run Differential: -3 Pythagorean Record: 81-81 AL Finish: 5th of 10 Manager: Bob Scheffing and Chuck Dressen Best Transaction: Picked up Denny McLain off of waivers.  McLain’s story is well know in Tigers lore.  He reached a very high peak in the late 1960s and then fell apart on and off of the field.  No matter what kind of trouble he got into later in his career, you can’t beat the price the Tigers paid to get him.  McLain had five productive seasons in Detroit, winning an MVP award and two Cy Young Awards before fading away and going to jail.  He made three starts in 1963 at the age of only 19. Worst Transaction: Selling Mike Cuellar to the Cleveland Indians.  Cuellar would ...

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