2004 Texas Rangers season
|2004 Texas Rangers|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||John Hart|
(Tom Grieve, Josh Lewin)
(Eric Nadel, Victor Rojas)
(Eleno Ornelas, José Guzmán)
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The Texas Rangers finished the 2004 season in 3rd place in the West division of the American League. Five Rangers were All Stars, Francisco Cordero, Kenny Rogers, Hank Blalock, Michael Young and All-Star Game MVP Alfonso Soriano.
- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Awards and honors
- 5 Farm system
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- October 8, 2003: Tony Mounce was released by the Rangers.
- November 19, 2003: Ken Huckaby was signed as a Free Agent with the Texas Rangers.
- February 5, 2004: Mike Lamb was traded by the Texas Rangers to the New York Yankees for Jose Garcia (minors).
- February 16, 2004: Alex Rodriguez was traded by the Texas Rangers with cash to the New York Yankees for a player to be named later and Alfonso Soriano. The New York Yankees sent Joaquin Arias (April 23, 2004) to the Texas Rangers to complete the trade.
Opening Day starters
- Gerald Laird, C
- Mark Teixeira, 1B
- Alfonso Soriano, 2B
- Hank Blalock, 3B
- Michael Young, SS
- David Dellucci, LF
- Laynce Nix, CF
- Kevin Mench, RF
- Brad Fullmer, DH
- Kenny Rogers, LHP
- May 8: Alfonso Soriano set a club record with six hits in nine innings in a 16–15, 10-inning victory over the Detroit Tigers. The game featured an hour-long fifth inning: up by two runs entering the inning, Detroit scored eight runs in the top half of the inning to take a ten run lead over the Rangers; the Rangers would score ten runs in the bottom half of the inning to tie the game (the largest deficit ever overcome by the Rangers and tying an MLB record for most runs in an inning by two teams).
- October 1: In a game against the Texas Rangers, Ichiro Suzuki set an MLB record for most hits in one season.
Record vs. opponents
2004 American League Records
- July 6, 2004: Ken Huckaby was selected off waivers by the Baltimore Orioles from the Texas Rangers.
- August 18, 2004: Ken Huckaby was signed as a Free Agent with the Texas Rangers.
|2004 Texas Rangers|
|2004 game log|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Awards and honors
- Alfonso Soriano, 2004 All-Star Game Most Valuable Player
- Alfonso Soriano, Second Base, Silver Slugger Award
- Kenny Rogers, Pitcher, Gold Glove Award
- Buck Showalter, American League Manager of the Year Award
- Mark Teixeira, First Base, Silver Slugger Award
- Alfonso Soriano, Second Base, Starter
- Francisco Cordero, Pitcher, Reserve
- Kenny Rogers, Pitcher, Reserve
- Hank Blalock, Third Base, Reserve
- Michael Young, Shortstop, Reserve
Texas Rangers Hall of Fame Inductees
- Buddy Bell
- Ferguson Jenkins
- Tom Vandergriff (former Mayor of Arlington, who spearheaded the campaign to bring a Major League Baseball franchise to the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex)
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Frisco
- Tony Mounce at Baseball Reference
- Ken Huckaby Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- "Rangers, Tigers combine for 18-run inning". NBC Sports. Associated Press. May 8, 2004. Retrieved September 6, 2008.
- Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p.56, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
- Johnson, Lloyd; Wolff, Miles, eds. (2007). The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball (3rd ed.). Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-17-6.
- 2004 Texas Rangers at Baseball Almanac