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2004 San Francisco Giants season

The 2004 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 122nd year in Major League Baseball, their 47th year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their fifth at SBC Park. The team finished in second place in the National League West with a 91-71 record, 2 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers. Barry Bonds became the oldest player in the history of the National League to win the MVP Award. It would be the last winning season San Francisco would have until 2009.[1]

2004 San Francisco Giants
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record91–71 (.562)
Divisional place2nd
Other information
Owner(s)Peter Magowan
General manager(s)Brian Sabean
Manager(s)Felipe Alou
Local televisionKTVU
(Jon Miller, Greg Papa, Mike Krukow)
Fox Sports Net Bay Area
(Mike Krukow, Duane Kuiper)
Local radioKNBR
(Greg Papa, Dave Flemming, Jon Miller)
KZSF
(Erwin Higueros, Amaury Pi-Gonzalez)
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Offseason and spring trainingEdit

On November 14, 2003, A. J. Pierzynski was traded by the Minnesota Twins with cash to the San Francisco Giants for Joe Nathan, Francisco Liriano, and Boof Bonser.[2]

The Giants finished spring training with a record of 11–19, the worst in the Cactus League.[3] This includes split-squad games but excludes any ties or games against non-Major League opponents.

Regular seasonEdit

Opening Day StartersEdit

Season standingsEdit

National League WestEdit

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
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
Colorado Rockies 68 94 0.420 25 38–43 30–51
Arizona Diamondbacks 51 111 0.315 42 29–52 22–59


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


Notable transactionsEdit

  • July 30, 2004: Ricky Ledée was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies with Alfredo Simón (minors) to the San Francisco Giants for Felix Rodriguez.[4]

RosterEdit

2004 San Francisco Giants
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player statsEdit

BattingEdit

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Other battersEdit

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchersEdit

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchersEdit
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Barry Bonds, Seventh National League MVP Award (Bonds became the first player to win seven MVP awards)[5]
  • Barry Bonds, Major League record, Highest On-Base Percentage in one season, (.609) [6]
  • J. T. Snow 1B, Willie Mac Award

All-Star Game

Farm systemEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.152, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ A. J. Pierzynski Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ "MLB Spring Training Standings – 2004". ESPN. Retrieved July 23, 2017.
  4. ^ Ricky Ledée Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.151, David Nemec and Scott Flatow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  6. ^ Baseball's Top 100: The Game's Greatest Records, p.36, Kerry Banks, 2010, Greystone Books, Vancouver, BC, ISBN 978-1-55365-507-7
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  8. ^ Baseball America 2005 Annual Directory

External linksEdit