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2004 Atlanta Braves season

2004 Atlanta Braves
2004 NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Atlanta (since 1966)
  • Results
    Record 96–66 (.593)
    Divisional place 1st
    Other information
    Owner(s) AOL Time Warner
    General manager(s) John Schuerholz
    Manager(s) Bobby Cox
    Local television TBS Superstation
    Turner South
    (Don Sutton, Joe Simpson, Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray)
    FSN South
    (Tom Paciorek, Bob Rathbun)
    Local radio WSB (AM)
    (Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson)
    WWWE
    (Luis Octavio Dozal, Jose Manuel Flores)
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    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.

    Offseason

    • October 25, 2003: DeWayne Wise was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[1]
    • November 14, 2003: Jorge Velandia was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[2]
    • December 10, 2003: John Thomson signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[3]
    • 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.[4]
    • December 23, 2003: Antonio Alfonseca signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[5]
    • January 12, 2004: Julio Franco was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[6]
    • February 5, 2004: Russell Branyan was signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[7]
    • March 26, 2004: Chris Reitsma was traded by the Cincinnati Reds to the Atlanta Braves for Bubba Nelson (minors) and Jung Bong.[8]

    Regular season

    Opening Day starters[9]

    Position Name
    Starting Pitcher Russ Ortiz
    Catcher Johnny Estrada
    First Baseman Julio Franco
    Second Baseman Marcus Giles
    Third Baseman Mark DeRosa
    Shortstop Rafael Furcal
    Left Fielder Chipper Jones
    Center Fielder Andruw Jones
    Right Fielder J.D. Drew

    Season standings

    Template:MLB standings


    Notable transactions

    • April 25, 2004: Russell Branyan was traded by the Atlanta Braves to the Cleveland Indians for Scott Sturkie (minors).[7]
    • 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.[10]

    Roster

    2004 Atlanta Braves
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

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

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    LF Thomas, CharlesCharles Thomas 83 236 68 .288 7 31

    Other batters

    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

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Other pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Relief pitchers

    Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    2004 National League Division Series

    Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros

    Houston wins series, 3-2

    Game Score Date
    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

    Award winners

    2004 Major League Baseball season

    • Bobby Cox was voted National League Manager of the Year for the second of three times with the Atlanta Braves.[11]
    • Andruw Jones (outfield) was chosen to receive a Gold Glove award.
    • Johnny Estrada (catcher) was chosen to receive a Silver Slugger award.

    2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game Johnny Estrada represented the Atlanta Braves as a catcher for the National League All-Star team.

    Farm system

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    Notes

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