2004 Arizona Diamondbacks season
The 2004 Arizona Diamondbacks looked to improve on their 84–78 record from 2003. The Diamondsbacks hoped to contend for a postseason berth in what was a weaker National League West than in years past, but finished the season with a record of 51–111, in last place in the division and the worst record by any National League team since the 1965 Mets won one fewer game. The one highlight of a disastrous season was when Randy Johnson pitched a perfect game on May 18, 2004.
|2004 Arizona Diamondbacks|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Joe Garagiola, Jr.|
|Manager(s)||Bob Brenly and Al Pedrique|
|Local television||FSN Arizona|
(Thom Brennaman, Mark Grace, Greg Schulte, Joe Garagiola)
|Local radio||KTAR (620 AM)|
(Greg Schulte, Jeff Munn, Ken Phelps)
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- 1 Offseason
- 2 Regular season
- 3 Player stats
- 4 Farm system
- 5 References
- 6 External links
- November 28, 2003: Curt Schilling was traded by the Diamondbacks to the Boston Red Sox for Casey Fossum, Brandon Lyon, Jorge de la Rosa, and Michael Goss (minors).
- November 29, 2003: Jesse Orosco was signed as a free agent with the Diamondbacks.
- December 1, 2003: Lyle Overbay, Chris Capuano, Craig Counsell, Chad Moeller, Jorge de la Rosa, and Junior Spivey were traded by the Diamondbacks to the Milwaukee Brewers for Richie Sexson, Shane Nance and a player to be named later. The Brewers completed the deal by sending Noochie Varner (minors) to the Diamondbacks on December 15.
- December 4, 2003: Félix José was signed as a free agent by the Diamondbacks.
- December 15, 2003: Quinton McCracken was traded by the Diamondbacks to the Seattle Mariners for Greg Colbrunn and cash.
- December 18, 2003: Brent Mayne was signed as a free agent by the Diamondbacks.
- February 25, 2004: Bobby Estalella was signed as a free agent by the Diamondbacks.
- February 25, 2004: Scott Service was signed as a free agent by the Diamondbacks.
Opening Day startersEdit
- Roberto Alomar
- Danny Bautista
- Alex Cintrón
- Steve Finley
- Luis Gonzalez
- Shea Hillenbrand
- Randy Johnson
- Brent Mayne
- Richie Sexson
National League WestEdit
|Los Angeles Dodgers||93||69||0.574||—||49–32||44–37|
|San Francisco Giants||91||71||0.562||2||47–35||44–36|
|San Diego Padres||87||75||0.537||6||42–39||45–36|
Record vs. opponentsEdit
2004 National League Records
- June 11, 2004: Quinton McCracken was signed as a free agent by the Diamondbacks.
- August 19, 2004: Elmer Dessens was traded by the Diamondbacks to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Jereme Milons (minors).
|2004 Arizona Diamondbacks|
Starters by positionEdit
Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in
|Steve W. Sparks||29||18||120.2||3||7||6.04||57|
- Curt Schilling at Baseball Reference
- Jesse Orosco at Baseball Reference
- Lyle Overbay at Baseball Reference
- Félix José at Baseball Reference
- Quinton McCracken at Baseball Reference
- Brent Mayne at Baseball Reference
- Bobby Estalella at Baseball Reference
- Scott Service at Baseball Reference
- Elmer Dessens at Baseball Reference
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007