2004 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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2004 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s) Dave Littlefield
Manager(s) Lloyd McClendon
Local television Fox Sports Net Pittsburgh
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
Local radio KDKA
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
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The 2004 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 123rd season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 118th in the National League. The Pirates finished fifth in the National League Central with a record of 72–89.

Offseason[edit]

  • October 2, 2003: Jeff D'Amico was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.[2]
  • February 19, 2004: Randall Simon was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[3]
  • February 24, 2004: Raúl Mondesí signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[4]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

National League Central[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 105 57 0.648 53–28 52–29
Houston Astros 92 70 0.568 13 48–33 44–37
Chicago Cubs 89 73 0.549 16 45–37 44–36
Cincinnati Reds 76 86 0.469 29 40–41 36–45
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 89 0.447 32½ 39–41 33–48
Milwaukee Brewers 67 94 0.416 37½ 36–45 31–49


Record vs. opponents[edit]

2004 NL Records

Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 2–4 4–2 3–3 6–13 3–4 2–4 3–16 3–3 0–6 3–4 1–5 2–4 7–12 5–14 1–5 6–12
Atlanta 4–2 3–3 2–4 4–2 14–5 3–3 4–3 4–2 15–4 12–7 10–9 4–2 3–3 4–3 2–4 8–10
Chicago 2–4 3–3 9–8 5–1 3–3 10–9 2–4 10–7 3–3 4–2 3–3 13–5 4–2 2–4 8–11 8–4
Cincinnati 3–3 4–2 8–9 3–3 4–2 6–11 4–2 10–8 4–2 3–3 3–3 9–10 2–4 3–3 5–14 5-7
Colorado 13–6 2–4 1–5 3–3 1–5 1–5 8–11 2–4 2–4 1–5 5–3 2–4 10–9 8–11 1–5 8–10
Florida 4–3 5–14 3–3 2–4 5–1 3–3 3–3 4–2 11–8 15–4 12–7 1–5 4–2 2–5 2–4 7–11
Houston 4–2 3–3 9–10 11–6 5–1 3-3 1–5 13–6 2–4 2–4 6–0 12–5 2–4 2–4 10–8 7–5
Los Angeles 16–3 3–4 4–2 2–4 11–8 3–3 5–1 3–3 4–3 3–3 1–5 6–0 10–9 10–9 2–4 10–8
Milwaukee 3–3 2–4 7–10 8–10 4–2 2–4 6–13 3–3 5–1 2–4 0–6 6–12 2–4 1–5 8–9 8–4
Montreal 6–0 4–15 3–3 2–4 4–2 8-11 4–2 3–4 1–5 9–10 7–12 4–2 1–6 1–5 3–3 7–11
New York 4–3 7–12 2–4 3–3 5–1 4–15 4–2 3–3 4–2 10–9 8–11 1–5 1–6 4–2 1–5 10–8
Philadelphia 5-1 9–10 3–3 3–3 3–5 7–12 0–6 5–1 6–0 12–7 11–8 3–3 5–1 2–4 3–3 9–9
Pittsburgh 4–2 2–4 5–13 10–9 4–2 5–1 5–12 0–6 12–6 2–4 5–1 3–3 3–3 5–1 5–12 2–10
San Diego 12–7 3–3 2–4 4–2 9–10 2–4 4–2 9–10 4–2 6–1 6–1 1–5 3–3 12–7 2–4 8–10
San Francisco 14–5 3–4 4–2 3–3 11–8 5–2 4–2 9–10 5–1 5–1 2–4 4–2 1–5 7–12 3–3 11–7
St. Louis 5–1 4–2 11–8 14–5 5–1 4-2 8–10 4–2 9–8 3–3 5–1 3–3 12–5 4–2 3–3 11–1


Game log[edit]

2004 Game Log
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Roster[edit]

2004 Pittsburgh Pirates
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Opening Day starters[edit]

Name Position
Tike Redman CF
Jason Kendall C
Raúl Mondesí LF
Randall Simon 1B
Craig Wilson RF
Bobby Hill 2B
Chris Stynes 3B
Jack Wilson SS
Kip Wells SP

Awards and honors[edit]

2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Statistics[edit]

Hitting
Pitching

Transactions[edit]

  • May 21, 2004: Raúl Mondesí was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.[4]
  • June 29, 2004: Scott Sheldon was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[7]
  • July 30, 2004: Kris Benson was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with Jeff Keppinger to the New York Mets for José Bautista, Ty Wigginton, and Matt Peterson (minors).[8]
  • August 4, 2004: Chris Stynes was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.
  • August 18, 2004: Randall Simon was released by the Pittsburgh Pirates.[3]

Draft Picks[edit]

2004 Top 10 Rounds Draft Picks[9]
Rd # Player Pos DOB and Age School
1 11 Neil Walker C (1985-09-10)September 10, 1985 (aged 18) Pine-Richland High School (Gibsonia, PA)
2 52 Brian Bixler SS (1982-10-22)October 22, 1982 (aged 21) Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI)
3 82 Eddie Prasch 3B (1986-01-25)January 25, 1986 (aged 18) Milton High School (Milton, GA)
4 112 Joe Bauserman RHP (1985-10-04)October 4, 1985 (aged 18) Lincoln High School (Tallahassee, FL)
5 142 Kyle Bloom LHP (1983-02-21)February 21, 1983 (aged 21) Illinois State University (Normal, IL)
6 172 A.J. Johnson OF (1983-09-26)September 26, 1983 (aged 20) Tallahassee Community College (Tallahassee, FL)
7 202 Jason Quarles RHP (1983-04-20)April 20, 1983 (aged 21) Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, LA)
8 232 Eric Ridener RHP (1985-09-11)September 11, 1985 (aged 18) J. P. Taravella High School (Coral Springs, FL)
9 262 Chris Covington OF (1985-12-12)December 12, 1985 (aged 18) Brookwood High School (Snellville, GA)
10 292 Derek Hankins RHP (1983-07-01)July 1, 1983 (aged 20) University of Memphis (Memphis, TN)
Note
  • Age at time of draft.

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Nashville Sounds Pacific Coast League Trent Jewett
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Tony Beasley
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Jay Loviglio and Tom Prince
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Dave Clark
Short-Season A Williamsport Crosscutters New York–Penn League Jeff Branson
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Woody Huyke

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Hickory

References[edit]