||Bulls Season Comes to a Close
The Bulls dream of a third straight International League championship ended Sunday, September 12, 2004 with a 7-0 loss to the Buffalo Bisons. The Bulls won the first two games of the best of five series at home. But, the Bisons rallied winning three straight games at home to take the series three games to two.
The Bulls made a playoff appearances in six of the past seven years, winning the Governor’s Cup in 2002 and 2003. This is the most appearances by any other International League team in that time frame.
They ended the regular season with an impressive 77-67 record. And, tied a season-high five homeruns in their final regular season game against the Charlotte Knights.
Mike Birling, General Manager of the Bulls is proud of this year’s both on and off field accomplishments. “A third championship would have been spectacular, but it was still a great year. We began our 10th anniversary season in the Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP) with a new field, a jumbotron screen and a rock climbing wall. At midseason we opened the American Tobacco parking deck. And we wrapped it up with record concession sales, hit our ticket sales budget and achieved our advertising goal. That’s a lot to be proud of!”