2000 Detroit Tigers season

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2000 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Mike Ilitch
Manager(s) Phil Garner
Local television WKBD
(Frank Beckmann, Al Kaline)
FSN Detroit
(Josh Lewin, Kirk Gibson, Tom Paciorek)
Local radio WJR
(Ernie Harwell, Jim Price, Dan Dickerson)
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The Detroit Tigers' 2000 season was a season in American baseball. It was their first season at Comerica Park, after playing at Tiger Stadium since 1961, at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Avenue (also site of their previous stadiums since 1896).

Offseason[edit]

  • November 2, 1999: Juan Gonzalez was traded by the Texas Rangers with Danny Patterson and Gregg Zaun to the Detroit Tigers for Frank Catalanotto, Francisco Cordero, Bill Haselman, Gabe Kapler, Justin Thompson, and Alan Webb (minors).[1]
  • November 15, 1999: Luis Polonia was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[2]
  • November 29, 1999: Mike Oquist was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[3]
  • March 7, 2000: Gregg Zaun was sent to the Kansas City Royals by the Detroit Tigers as part of a conditional deal.[4]
  • March 13, 2000: Mike Oquist was released by the Detroit Tigers.[3]
  • March 26, 2000: Mike Oquist was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[3]

Regular season[edit]

  • On October 1, 2000, Dusty Allen hit a home run in the last at-bat of his career.[5]
Honored 2000
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Harry
Heilmann

OF: 1914-29

Heinie
Manush

OF: 1923-27

Honored 2000
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Hughie
Jennings

M: 1907-20

Sam
Crawford

OF: 1903-17

Honored 2000
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Mickey
Cochrane

C: 1934-37
M: 1934-38
George
Kell

3B: 1946-52
Honored 2000
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Ernie
Harwell

Broadcaster:
1960-2002
Honored 2000

Comerica Park[edit]

Tiled Tigers logo outside of the front entrance.

Groundbreaking for a new ballpark to replace Tiger Stadium for the Detroit Tigers was held on October 29, 1997 and the new stadium was opened to the public in 2000. At the time of construction, the scoreboard in left field was the largest in Major League Baseball.[1] In December 1998, Comerica Bank agreed to pay $66 million over 30 years for the naming rights for the new ballpark. Upon its opening, there was some effort to try to find a nickname for the park, with the abbreviation CoPa suggested by many [2], but that nickname has not gained widespread acceptance.

First Game[edit]

Comerica Park panoramic

The first game at Comerica Park was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2000 with 39,168 spectators attending, on a cold snowy afternoon. Grounds people had to clear snow off the field from the night before. The Tigers defeated the Seattle Mariners by a score of 5-2. The winning pitcher, like in the final game at Tiger Stadium was Brian Moehler.

Season standings[edit]

AL Central W L Pct. GB
Chicago White Sox 95 67 .586 --
Cleveland Indians 90 72 .556 5
Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 16
Kansas City Royals 77 85 .475 18
Minnesota Twins 69 93 .426 26


Notable transactions[edit]

  • May 10, 2000: Rich Becker was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.[6]
  • July 31, 2000: Luis Polonia was released by the Detroit Tigers.[2]

Roster[edit]

2000 Detroit Tigers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

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
Brad Ausmus 150 523 139 .266 7 51
Tony Clark 60 208 57 .274 13 37
Damion Easley 126 464 120 .259 14 58
Dean Palmer 145 524 134 .256 29 102
Deivi Cruz 156 583 76 .302 10 82
Juan Encarnación 141 547 158 .289 14 72
Bobby Higginson 154 597 179 .300 30 102
Juan Gonzalez 115 461 133 .289 22 67
Javier Cardona 26 40 7 .175 1 10
Robert Fick 66 163 41 .252 3 22
Shane Halter 105 238 62 .261 3 27
Gregg Jefferies 41 142 39 .275 2 14
Jose Macias 73 173 44 .254 2 24
Hal Morris 40 106 33 .311 1 8
Rich Becker 92 238 58 .244 7 34
Wendell Magee 91 186 51 .274 7 31
Billy McMillon 46 123 37 .301 4 24
Luis Polonia 80 267 73 .273 6 25

Note: pitchers' batting statistics not included

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jeff Weaver 31 200.0 11 15 4.32 136
Hideo Nomo 32 190.0 8 12 4.74 181
Brian Moehler 29 178.0 12 9 4.50 103
Dave Mlicki 24 119.1 6 11 5.58 57
Steve Sparks 20 104.0 7 5 4.07 53

Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Willie Blair 47 10 6 0 4.88 74
C.J. Nitkowski 67 4 9 0 5.25 81
Matt Anderson 69 3 2 1 4.72 71
Todd Jones 67 2 4 42 3.52 67
Danny Patterson 58 5 1 0 3.97 29
Doug Brocail 49 5 4 0 4.09 41
Nelson Cruz 27 5 2 0 3.07 34
Adam Bernero 12 0 1 0 4.19 20
Mark Johnson 9 0 1 0 7.50 11
Allen McDill 13 0 0 0 7.20 7

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Toledo Mud Hens International League Dave Anderson and Glenn Ezell
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Gene Roof
A Lakeland Tigers Florida State League Skeeter Barnes
A West Michigan Whitecaps Midwest League Bruce Fields
Short-Season A Oneonta Tigers New York-Penn League Gary Green
Rookie GCL Tigers Gulf Coast League Kevin Bradshaw

[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Juan Gonzalez Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ a b Luis Polonia Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ a b c http://www.baseball-reference.com/o/oquismi01.shtml
  4. ^ Gregg Zaun Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Home Run in Last At Bat by Baseball Almanac
  6. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/beckeri01.shtml
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007

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