2004 Detroit Tigers season

2004 Detroit Tigers season

2004 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Mike Ilitch
Manager(s) Alan Trammell
Local television FSN Detroit
(Mario Impemba, Rod Allen)
Local radio WXYT (AM)
(Jim Price, Dan Dickerson)
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The Detroit Tigers' 2004 season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Detroit Tigers attempting to win the AL Central. The team set a major league record with 11 players on the team hitting at least 10 home runs. The Tigers' 104th season ended with the team finishing in fourth place at 72-90, 29 games better than their disastrous season of the previous year. However, they were still 20 games behind the AL Central Champion Minnesota Twins.

Contents

  • Offseason 1
  • Regular season 2
    • Standings 2.1
    • Notable transactions 2.2
    • Roster 2.3
  • Player stats 3
    • Batting 3.1
    • Starting pitchers 3.2
    • Relief pitchers 3.3
  • Farm system 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Offseason

  • January 14, 2004: Bobby Estalella was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[1]
  • February 6, 2004: Iván Rodríguez signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[2]
  • February 9, 2004: Bobby Estalella was released by the Detroit Tigers.[1]
  • March 29, 2004: Ugueth Urbina was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[3]
  • December 18, 2003: Al Levine was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
  • December 19, 2003: Rondell White was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.

Regular season

Standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 92 70 0.568 49–32 43–38
Chicago White Sox 83 79 0.512 9 46–35 37–44
Cleveland Indians 80 82 0.494 12 44–37 36–45
Detroit Tigers 72 90 0.444 20 38–43 34–47
Kansas City Royals 58 104 0.358 34 33–47 25–57


Notable transactions

  • June 7, 2004: Justin Verlander was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed October 25, 2004.[4]

Roster

Player stats

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
Player

Iván Rodríguez

Carlos Peña
G

135

142
AB

527

481
H

176

116
Avg.

.334

.241
HR

19

27
RBI

86

82

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Larry Parrish
AA Erie SeaWolves Eastern League Rick Sweet
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Gary Green
A West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League Matt Walbeck
Short-Season A Oneonta Tigers New York–Penn League Mike Rojas
Rookie GCL Tigers Gulf Coast League Kevin Bradshaw
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: West Michigan[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Bobby Estalella Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Ivan Rodriguez Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/u/urbinug01.shtml
  4. ^ Justin Verlander Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

External links

  • 2004 Detroit Tigers season at Baseball Reference