2004 Atlanta Braves season
The 2004 Atlanta Braves season marked the franchise's 39th season in Atlanta. The Braves won their 13th consecutive division title under Manager of the Year Bobby Cox, finishing 10 games ahead of the second-place Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves lost the 2004 Divisional Series to the Houston Astros, 3 games to 2.
J.D. Drew replaced Gary Sheffield in the outfield, free agent John Thomson joined the rotation, and rookies Adam LaRoche and Charles Thomas saw significant playing time on the young 2004 Braves team.
|2004 Atlanta Braves|
|2004 NL East Champions|
|Major League affiliations|
|Owner(s)||AOL Time Warner|
|General manager(s)||John Schuerholz|
|Local television||TBS Superstation
(Don Sutton, Joe Simpson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray)
(Tom Paciorek, Bob Rathbun)
|Local radio||WSB (AM)
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
(Luis Octavio Dozal, Jose Manuel Flores)
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- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 2004 National League Division Series
- 5 Award winners
- 6 Farm system
- 7 Notes
- 8 References
- October 25, 2003: DeWayne Wise was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
- November 14, 2003: Jorge Velandia was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
- December 10, 2003: John Thomson signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
- December 13, 2003: J.D. Drew was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals with Eli Marrero to the Atlanta Braves for Jason Marquis, Ray King, and Adam Wainwright.
- December 23, 2003: Antonio Alfonseca signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
- January 12, 2004: Julio Franco was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
- February 5, 2004: Russell Branyan was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.
- March 26, 2004: Chris Reitsma was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Atlanta Braves for Bubba Nelson (minors) and Jung Bong.
|Starting Pitcher||Russ Ortiz|
|First Baseman||Julio Franco|
|Second Baseman||Marcus Giles|
|Third Baseman||Mark DeRosa|
|Left Fielder||Chipper Jones|
|Center Fielder||Andruw Jones|
|Right Fielder||J.D. Drew|
|New York Mets||71||91||.438||25|
- April 25, 2004: Russell Branyan was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Cleveland Indians for Scott Sturkie (minors).
- June 7, 2004: Clint Sammons was drafted by the Atlanta Braves in the 6th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed July 12, 2004.
|2004 Atlanta Braves|
Starters by position
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|LF||Thomas, CharlesCharles Thomas||83||236||68||.288||7||31|
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts
2004 National League Division Series
Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros
Houston wins series, 3-2
|1||Houston 9, Atlanta 3||October 6|
|2||Atlanta 4, Houston 2 (11 innings)||October 7|
|3||Houston 8, Atlanta 5||October 9|
|4||Atlanta 6, Houston 5||October 10|
|5||Houston 12, Atlanta 3||October 11|
- Bobby Cox was voted National League Manager of the Year for the second of three times with the Atlanta Braves.
- Andruw Jones (outfield) was chosen to receive a Gold Glove award.
- Johnny Estrada (catcher) was chosen to receive a Silver Slugger award.
- J.D. Drew Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Julio Franco Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Russell Branyan Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
- Baseball America 2005 Annual Directory
|NL East Championship Season
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