2000 Detroit Tigers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)Mike Ilitch
General manager(s)Randy Smith
Manager(s)Phil Garner
Local televisionWKBD
(Frank Beckmann, Al Kaline)
Fox Sports Detroit
(Josh Lewin, Kirk Gibson, Tom Paciorek)
Local radioDetroit Tigers Radio Network
(Ernie Harwell, Jim Price, Dan Dickerson)
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The 2000 Detroit Tigers season was the team's 100th season and its first season at Comerica Park, after playing at Tiger Stadium since 1912, at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Avenue (also site of their previous stadiums since 1896).

Offseason

Regular season

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Harry
Heilmann

OF: 1914-29

Heinie
Manush

OF: 1923-27

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Hughie
Jennings

M: 1907-20

Sam
Crawford

OF: 1903-17

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Mickey
Cochrane

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

3B: 1946-52
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Ernie
Harwell

Broadcaster:
1960–2002
Honored 2000

Comerica Park

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.[6] In December 1998, Comerica Bank agreed to pay US$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,[7] but that nickname has not gained widespread acceptance.

First Game

Comerica Park panoramic
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

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 95 67 0.586 46–35 49–32
Cleveland Indians 90 72 0.556 5 48–33 42–39
Detroit Tigers 79 83 0.488 16 43–38 36–45
Kansas City Royals 77 85 0.475 18 42–39 35–46
Minnesota Twins 69 93 0.426 26 36–45 33–48

Record vs. opponents


Source: AL Standings Head-to-Head
Team ANA BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC  MIN NYY OAK SEA TB  TEX TOR NL 
Anaheim 7–5 5–4 4–6 3–6 5–5 6–6 7–3 5–5 5–8 5–8 6–6 7–5 5–7 12–6
Baltimore 5–7 5–7 4–6 5–4 6–4 3–7 6–3 5–7 4–8 3–7 8–5 6–6 7–6 7–11
Boston 4–5 7–5 7–5 6–6 7–5 4–6 8–2 6–7 5–5 5–5 6–6 7–3 4–8 9–9
Chicago 6–4 6–4 5–7 8–5 9–3 5–7 7–5 8–4 6–3 7–5 6–4 5–5 5–5 12–6
Cleveland 6–3 4–5 6–6 5–8 6–7 5–7 5–8 5–5 6–6 7–2 8–2 6–4 8–4 13–5
Detroit 5–5 4–6 5–7 3–9 7–6 5–7 7–6 8–4 6–4 7–2 4–5 5–5 3–9 10–8
Kansas City 6–6 7–3 6–4 7–5 7–5 7–5 7–5 2–8 4–8 4–8 5–5 3–7 4–6 8–10
Minnesota 3–7 3–6 2–8 5–7 8–5 6–7 5–7 5–5 5–7 3–9 4–6 8–4 5–4 7–11
New York 5–5 7–5 7–6 4–8 5–5 4–8 8–2 5–5 6–3 4–6 6–6 10–2 5–7 11–6
Oakland 8–5 8–4 5–5 3–6 6–6 4–6 8–4 7–5 3–6 9–4 7–2 5–7 7–3 11–7
Seattle 8–5 7–3 5–5 5–7 2–7 2–7 8–4 9–3 6–4 4–9 9–3 7–5 8–2 11–7
Tampa Bay 6–6 5–8 6–6 4–6 2–8 5–4 5–5 6–4 6–6 2–7 3–9 5–7 5–7 9–9
Texas 5–7 6–6 3–7 5–5 4–6 5–5 7–3 4–8 2–10 7–5 5–7 7–5 4–6 7–11
Toronto 7–5 6–7 8–4 5–5 4–8 9–3 6–4 4–5 7–5 3–7 2–8 7–5 6–4 9–9

Notable transactions

Roster

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Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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 González 115 461 133 .289 22 67
Robert Fick 66 163 41 .252 3 22
Shane Halter 105 238 62 .261 3 27
Gregg Jefferies 41 142 39 .275 2 14
José Macías 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
Javier Cardona 26 40 7 .175 1 2
Dusty Allen 18 16 7 .438 2 2
Karim García 8 17 3 .176 0 0
Rod Lindsey 11 3 1 .333 0 0
Eric Munson 3 5 0 .000 0 1
Gabe Alvarez 1 1 0 .000 0 0

Note: pitchers' batting statistics not included

Pitching

Starting pitchers

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

Other pitchers

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Willie Blair 47 156.2 10 6 4.88 74
C.J. Nitkowski 67 109.2 4 9 5.25 81
Adam Bernero 12 34.1 0 1 4.19 20
Mark Johnson 9 24.0 0 1 7.50 11
Dave Borkowski 2 5.1 0 1 21.94 1

Relief pitchers

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Todd Jones 67 2 4 42 3.52 67
Matt Anderson 69 3 2 1 4.72 71
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
Jim Poole 18 1 0 0 7.27 5
Allen McDill 13 0 0 0 7.20 7
Kevin Tolar 5 0 0 0 3.00 3
Brandon Villafuerte 3 0 0 0 10.38 1
Erik Hiljus 3 0 0 0 7.36 2
Sean Runyan 3 0 0 0 6.00 1
Masao Kida 2 0 0 0 10.13 0
Shane Halter 1 0 0 0 ---- 0

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

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
A-Short Season Oneonta Tigers New York–Penn League Gary Green
Rookie GCL Tigers Gulf Coast League Kevin Bradshaw

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References

  1. ^ "Juan Gonzalez Stats". Baseball-Reference.com.
  2. ^ a b "Luis Polonia Stats". Baseball-Reference.com.
  3. ^ a b c "Mike Oquist Stats". Baseball-Reference.com.
  4. ^ "Gregg Zaun Stats". Baseball-Reference.com.
  5. ^ "Home Run in Last At Bat by Baseball Almanac". www.baseball-almanac.com.
  6. ^ "Turner Construction Company". Archived from the original on February 17, 2007. Retrieved June 19, 2008.
  7. ^ "Fans were terrific at going-away party". archive.is. November 1, 2006. Archived from the original on November 1, 2006.
  8. ^ "Rich Becker Stats". Baseball-Reference.com.
  9. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007