2004 Detroit Tigers season

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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.

Offseason[edit]

  • January 8, 2004 Acquired Carlos Guillen for Ramon Santiago and minor leaguer Juan Gonazalez.[1]
  • 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[edit]

Standings[edit]

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[edit]

  • 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[edit]

2004 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

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

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Ivan Rodriguez 135 527 176 .334 19 86
Carlos Pena 142 481 116 .241 27 82
Omar Infante 142 503 133 .264 16 55
Eric Munson 109 321 68 .212 19 49
Carlos Guillen 136 522 166 .318 20 97
Rondell White 121 448 121 .270 19 67
Alex Sanchez 79 332 107 .322 2 26
Bobby Higginson 131 448 110 .246 12 64
Craig Monroe 128 447 131 .293 18 72
Brandon Inge 131 408 117 .287 13 64
Dmitri Young 104 389 106 .272 18 60
Marcus Thames 61 165 42 .255 10 33
Jason Smith 61 155 37 .239 5 19
Nook Logan 47 133 37 .278 0 10
Fernando Vina 29 115 26 .226 0 7
Greg Norton 41 86 15 .174 2 2
Chris Shelton 27 46 9 .196 1 3
Ryan Raburn 12 29 4 .138 0 1
Curtis Granderson 9 25 6 .240 0 0
Mike DiFelice 13 22 3 .136 0 2

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mike Maroth 33 217.0 11 13 4.31 108
Nate Robertson 34 196.2 12 10 4.90 155
Jeremy Bonderman 33 184.0 11 13 4.89 168
Jason Johnson 33 196.2 8 15 5.13 125
Gary Knotts 36 135.1 7 6 5.25 81
Wilfredo Ledezma 15 53.1 4 3 4.39 29
Nate Cornejo 5 25.2 1 3 8.42 12

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Esteban Yan 69 3 6 7 3.83 69
Al Levine 65 3 4 0 4.58 32
Jamie Walker 70 3 4 1 3.20 53
Ugueth Urbina 54 4 6 21 4.50 56
Danny Patterson 37 0 4 2 4.75 24
Steve Colyer 41 1 0 0 6.47 31
Craig Dingman 24 2 2 0 6.75 16
Roberto Novoa 16 1 1 0 5.57 15
Jon Ennis 12 0 0 1 8.44 13
Franklyn German 16 1 0 0 7.36 8

Farm system[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ a b c [1]
  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

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