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2004 Pittsburgh Pirates season

The 2004 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 123rd season of the franchise; the 118th in the National League. This was their fourth season at PNC Park. The Pirates finished fifth in the National League Central with a record of 72–89.

2004 Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates logo 2014.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record72–89 (.447)
Divisional place5th
Other information
Owner(s)Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s)Dave Littlefield
Manager(s)Lloyd McClendon
Local televisionFox Sports Net Pittsburgh
Local radioKDKA-AM
(Steve Blass, Greg Brown, Lanny Frattare, Bob Walk)
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OffseasonEdit

  • 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 seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

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


Game logEdit

2004 Game Log (72–89)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member

Record vs. opponentsEdit

2004 National League Records

Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MTL 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


Detailed recordsEdit

RosterEdit

Awards and honorsEdit

StatisticsEdit

Hitting
Pitching

TransactionsEdit

  • 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 picksEdit

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, Pennsylvania)
2 52 Brian Bixler SS (1982-10-22)October 22, 1982 (aged 21) Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, Michigan)
3 82 Eddie Prasch 3B (1986-01-25)January 25, 1986 (aged 18) Milton High School (Milton, Georgia)
4 112 Joe Bauserman RHP (1985-10-04)October 4, 1985 (aged 18) Lincoln High School (Tallahassee, Florida)
5 142 Kyle Bloom LHP (1983-02-21)February 21, 1983 (aged 21) Illinois State University (Normal, Illinois)
6 172 A.J. Johnson OF (1983-09-26)September 26, 1983 (aged 20) Tallahassee Community College (Tallahassee, Florida)
7 202 Jason Quarles RHP (1983-04-20)April 20, 1983 (aged 21) Southern University and A&M College (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
8 232 Eric Ridener RHP (1985-09-11)September 11, 1985 (aged 18) J. P. Taravella High School (Coral Springs, Florida)
9 262 Chris Covington OF (1985-12-12)December 12, 1985 (aged 18) Brookwood High School (Snellville, Georgia)
10 292 Derek Hankins RHP (1983-07-01)July 1, 1983 (aged 20) University of Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee)
Note
  • Age at time of draft.

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ From 1882–1906, the team played in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, which became annexed by Pittsburgh as the North Shore in 1907.
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/d/d'amije01.shtml
  3. ^ a b Randall Simon Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ a b Raúl Mondesí Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  6. ^ "Major League Baseball Stats | pirates.com: Stats". Pittsburgh Pirates.
  7. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/s/sheldsc01.shtml
  8. ^ Kris Benson Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  9. ^ "2004 Pittsburgh Pirates Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft". Baseball-Reference.