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2004 Philadelphia Phillies season

2004 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Philadelphia (since 1883)
  • Other information
    Owner(s) Bill Giles
    General manager(s) Ed Wade
    Manager(s) Larry Bowa, Gary Varsho
    Local television WPSG
    CSN Philadelphia
    Local radio WPEN
    (Harry Kalas, Larry Andersen, Chris Wheeler, Scott Graham)
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    The 2004 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 122nd season in the history of the franchise. The Phillies finished in second-place in the National League East with a record of 86-76, ten games behind the Atlanta Braves, and six games behind the NL wild-card champion Houston Astros. The Phillies were managed by their former shortstop Larry Bowa (85-75) and Gary Varsho (1-1), who replaced Bowa on the penultimate day of the season. The Phillies played their first season of home games at Citizens Bank Park, which opened April 12, with the visiting Cincinnati Reds defeating the Phillies, 4-1.

    Offseason

    Regular season

    Season standings

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    Notable transactions

    Citizens Bank Park

    File:Spectrum panorama.jpg
    Citizens Bank Park (right), the newest ( #REDIRECT Template:Baseball year) of the four venues which now make up Philadelphia's "Sports Complex", the four decade old Wachovia Spectrum (center), its oldest (1967) facility, tree lined S. Broad St. (left), and the city's expansive skyline along the horizon to the North, as viewed from the roof of the Wachovia Center (1996). (Composite panoramic digital image by Bruce C. Cooper, DigitalImageServices.com)

    Citizens Bank Park is a 43,647-seat baseball-only stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that opened on April 3, 2004 and hosted its first regular season baseball game on April 12 of that same year, as the tenants of the facility, the Philadelphia Phillies lost to the Cincinnati Reds, 4-1. The ballpark was built to replace the now-demolished Veterans Stadium (a football/baseball multipurpose facility), and features natural grass and dirt playing field and also features a number of Philadelphia style food stands, including several which serve cheesesteaks, hoagies, and other regional specialties. Behind center field is Ashburn Alley, named after Phillies great center fielder and Hall of Famer Richie Ashburn, a walkway featuring restaurants and memorabilia from Phillies history, along with a restaurant/bar and grille called "Harry The K's" named after Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Kalas.

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    The plague marking the landing point of Jim Thome's 400th career home run.
    • Randy Wolf of the Phillies threw the first pitch at 1:32 PM US EDT on April 12, 2004 to D'Angelo Jiménez of the Reds, who got the park's first hit, a lead off double. Bobby Abreu of the Phillies hit the first home run, which also served as the franchise's first hit in the club's new home. Reds pitcher Paul Wilson earned the first win in that game and Danny Graves earned the park's first save.
    • On June 14, 2004, Jim Thome hit his 400th career home run to the left-center field seats at Citizens Bank Park.[4]

    2004 Game Log

    Legend
      Phillies win
      Phillies loss
      Postponement
    Bold Phillies team member
    2004 Game Log[5]
    Overall Record: 86–76

    Roster

    2004 Philadelphia Phillies
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    File:Baseball pat burrell 2004.jpg
    Pat Burrell with the Phillies, September 2004

    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

    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

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/w/wagnebi02.shtml
    2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hincha.01.shtml
    3. ^ Ricky Ledee Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    4. ^ "BASEBALL: ROUNDUP; Thome Hits 400th Home Run of Career". New York Times. June 15, 2004. Retrieved April 1, 2009. 
    5. ^ "2004 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com. 
    6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
    7. ^ Baseball America 2005 Annual Directory

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