Coca-Cola Field

aka Pilot Field
Dunn Tire Park
North Americare Pk
Downtown Ballpark

Buffalo New York

Home of the
Buffalo Bison

International League
2004 saw the Indians start as badly as they had done since moving to the new ballpark, going 16-25 to begin the season. This team however had tremendous talent just waiting to emerge and quickly turned things around going from 10 games behind 1st place to 10 games ahead thanks to Jhonny Peralta’s fantastic season. Peralta would take over, not only Coca-Cola Field records, but all time Buffalo leads in doubles (44), Runs Scored (109) and hits (181) hits while also adding 15, HR and 86 RBI, all while batting .326. Peralta was awarded the I.L. MVP for his record breaking efforts. Ernie Young meanwhile provided some tremendous power with 26 2B, 27 HR, 100 RBI and a .299 ave. Future 3 time (so far) MLB All-Star Grady Sizemore put up 23 2B, 8 3B, 8 HR, and batted .287. Chris Clapinski batted .312 with 24 2B, 11 HR including 4 Grand Slams and 18 SB. Russell Branyan had an excellent year with 25 HR, 75 RBI and his highest batting average to date at .288. Eric Crozier hit 21 2B, 20 HR and batted .297. Mark Little hit .314 with 17 2B and 11 HR. Catcher Sandy Martinez went on a tear hitting 17 HR and batting .274 in only 197 At Bats and Raul Gonzalez batted .310 with 13 2B and 9 HR in only 232 At Bats. Ryan Ludwick also made an appearance in 44 games hitting 15 2B, 8 HR and batting .271. Even Jason Tyner stopped by for 139 At Bats. Always known for his great stroke and complete lack of power, Tyner batted .345 with 4 2B and of course, 0 HR. The pitching on the other hand was terrible, but they put up incredible winning percentages despite ERA's well into the 4.00's and 5.00's. Jack Cressend was the best example as he went an amazing 10-1 despite an god-awful 5.13 ERA. Kyle Denney was 10-5 with a 4.41 and Kenny Rayborn was the best of the bunch with a 8-2, 3.64.