2004 Season

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2004 Bull League Season

June to September 2004

Number of games 80

Number of teams 16
Top draft pick Justin Good

Selected by Kingston Battlements
Regular season
Season MVP AEL: Ricky Terrazas (CHI)
LL: Mike Lapi (CTM)

Season SKA AEL: Ricky Terrazas (SEA)
LL: Iron Arm (CTM)
League postseason
AEL Champions Chicago Pit Bulls
Runner-up Seattle Salts

LL Champions Chicoutimi Cinquantes
Runner-up Ohio Oxen
Bull Cup Champions
Champions Chicoutimi Cinquantes
Bull Cup MVP Mike Lapi (CTM)
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The 2004 season was the 10th season played since the Bull League began its modern era in 1995. This season marked the addition of the newly-formed Calf League, an A-level minor league of 16 teams, each affiliated to a Bull League franchise, and ranking below the AAA-level Cow League.

The Bull Cup Championship Series was won by the LL champions, the Chicoutimi Cinquantes, in that franchise's second championship win and their third appearance in the finals. They defeated the AEL champions, the Chicago Pit Bulls, taking the best-of-five series 3-2. The championship ended an 10-season (not including 1994) Bull Cup drought for the Cinquantes, as they were the first LL team to win in 1993.

Final Standings

American Eagle League
AEL East W L Pct GB
Chicago Pit Bulls 45 35 .563 -
Nevada Speeders 43 37 .537 2
Denver Highlanders 42 38 .525 3
Calgary Chinooks 35 45 .438 10
Lake League
LL East W L Pct GB
Chicoutimi Cinquantes 50 30 .625 -
Montreal Metros 39 41 .487 11
Boston Brawlers 32 48 .400 18
Kingston Battlements 25 55 .313 25
AEL West W L Pct GB
Seattle Salts 44 36 .550 -
California Tidals 41 39 .512 3
Richmond Ravens 40 40 .500 4
San Diego Seagulls 30 50 .375 14
LL West W L Pct GB
Ohio Oxen 50 30 .625 -
Hamilton Industrials 47 33 .588 3
Toronto Ducks 40 40 .500 10
New York Minutemen 37 43 .463 13


League Championship Series
Bull Cup Championship Series
American Eagle League    
E  Chicago Pit Bulls 3  
W  Seattle Salts 1  
    AEL  Chicago Pit Bulls 2
  LL  Chicoutimi Cinquantes 3
Lake League
E  Chicoutimi Cinquantes 3
W  Ohio Oxen 1  

League Leaders

  American Eagle League Lake League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Justin Reid CHI .357 Narushi Ohata TOR .388
HR Carl Simms NEV 29 Eric Tessier TOR 28
RBI Hyun-chul Goo CAL 74 Errol Corfield CTM 82
Wins Vinícius Traado RIC
Connor Pearce CHI
11 Paul Stone MTL
Iron Arm CTM
Ricky Geraldo OHI
ERA Eddie Clunker CAL 2.11 Iron Arm CTM 1.63
K Ricky Terrazas CHI 151 Joe Cool HAM 144
SV Tommy Mallette CAL 23 Donovan Ball OHI 27
SB Nate Morris NEV 27 Francisco Delgado TOR 19

Notable Events

  • June 17 — Boston's Gilberto Flores hits for the cycle, becoming only the second player from that franchise to do so. He went 4-for-5 with 3 RBI against New York.
  • June 29 — Carlos Torres of New York becomes that franchise's second player to hit for the cycle, going 4-for-5 with 3 RBIs against the Kingston Battlements. Just 12 days passed since the Flores cycle, making it now the shortest period between cycles in the Bull League since the 14-days between Lewis and McLawson (2001) and Red and Wellesley (1996).