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2000 Detroit Tigers season

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Owner(s)  Mike Ilitch
Manager(s)  Phil Garner
General manager(s)  Randy Smith
2000 Detroit Tigers season
Local television  WKBD (Frank Beckmann, Al Kaline) FSN Detroit (Josh Lewin, Kirk Gibson, Tom Paciorek)
Local radio  WJR (Ernie Harwell, Jim Price, Dan Dickerson)

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 1912, at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Trumbull Avenue (also site of their previous stadiums since 1896).

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Offseason

  • November 2, 1999: Juan Gonz├ílez 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).
  • November 15, 1999: Luis Polonia was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
  • November 29, 1999: Mike Oquist was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
  • March 7, 2000: Gregg Zaun was sent to the Kansas City Royals by the Detroit Tigers as part of a conditional deal.
  • March 13, 2000: Mike Oquist was released by the Detroit Tigers.
  • March 26, 2000: Mike Oquist was signed as a Free Agent with the Detroit Tigers.
  • Regular season

  • On October 1, 2000, Dusty Allen hit a home run in the last at-bat of his career.
  • 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.[1] 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 [2], but that nickname has not gained widespread acceptance.

    First Game

    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.

    Notable transactions

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

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

    Note: pitchers' batting statistics not included

    Starting pitchers

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

    Relief pitchers

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

    References

    2000 Detroit Tigers season Wikipedia


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