2004 St. Louis Cardinals season: Wikis


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2004 St. Louis Cardinals
2004 National League Champions
Major league affiliations
2004 information
Owner(s) William DeWitt, Jr.
Manager(s) Tony La Russa
Local television Fox Sports Midwest
(Joe Buck,Dan McLaughlin, Al Hrabosky)
(Ricky Horton, Bob Carpenter, Rich Gould)
Local radio KMOX
(Mike Shannon, Wayne Hagin)
Stats ESPN.com


The St. Louis Cardinals 2004 season was the team's 123rd season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 113th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 105-57 during the season and won the National League Central division. In the playoffs the Cardinals defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 3 games to 1 in the NLDS and the Houston Astros 4 games to 3 in the NLCS to reach their first World Series since 1987. In the World Series the Cardinals faced the Boston Red Sox and were swept 4 games to 0, extinguishing the "Curse of the Bambino." It was the final World Series played at Busch Memorial Stadium and the last World Series game at the stadium was where the "curse" was extinguished, making the stadium "The Field Where the Curse of the Bambino Died."

Catcher Mike Matheny, third baseman Scott Rolen, and outfielder Jim Edmonds won Gold Gloves this year.



  • December 2, 2003: Chris Carpenter was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[1]
  • 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.[2]
  • January 10, 2004: Alan Benes was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[3]

Regular season


Opening Day starters

  • Jim Edmonds
  • Ray Lankford
  • Mike Matheny
  • Matt Morris
  • Albert Pujols
  • Edgar Renteria
  • Scott Rolen
  • Reggie Sanders
  • Tony Womack[4]

Season standings

Central Division W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 105 57 -- .644
Houston Astros 92 70 13 .564
Chicago Cubs 89 73 16 .536
Cincinnati Reds 76 86 29 .466
Pittsburgh Pirates 72 89 32½ .419
Milwaukee Brewers 67 94 37½ .411


  • February 12, 2004: John Mabry was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[5]
  • August 6, 2004: Larry Walker was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the St. Louis Cardinals for players to be named later and Jason Burch (minors). The St. Louis Cardinals sent Luis Martinez (August 11, 2004) and Chris Narveson (August 11, 2004) to the Colorado Rockies to complete the trade.[6]


2004 St. Louis Cardinals
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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


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


St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

St. Louis wins series, 3-1

Game Score Date
1 St. Louis 8, Los Angeles 3 October 5
2 St. Louis 8, Los Angeles 3 October 7
3 Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 0 October 9
4 St. Louis 6, Los Angeles 2 October 10


Game Score Date
1 St. Louis 10, Houston 7 October 13, 2004
2 St. Louis 6, Houston 4 October 14, 2004
3 Houston 5, St. Louis 2 October 16, 2004
4 Houston 6, St. Louis 5 October 17, 2004
5 Houston 3, St. Louis 0 October 18, 2004
6 St. Louis 6, Houston 4 October 20, 2004
7 St. Louis 5, Houston 2 October 21, 2004

World series

Game Score Date
1 Boston 11, St. Louis 9 October 23
2 Boston 6, St. Louis 2 October 24
3 Boston 4, St. Louis 1 October 26
4 Boston 3, St. Louis 0 October 27

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League Danny Sheaffer
AA Tennessee Smokies Southern League Mark DeJohn
A Palm Beach Cardinals Florida State League Tom Nieto
A Peoria Chiefs Midwest League Joe Cunningham, Jr.
Short-Season A New Jersey Cardinals New York-Penn League Tommy Shields
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Tom Kidwell

LEAGUE CO-CHAMPIONS: Tennessee[7][8]


  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/carpech01.shtml
  2. ^ J.D. Drew Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/benesal01.shtml
  4. ^ 2004 St. Louis Cardinals Roster by Baseball Almanac
  5. ^ John Mabry Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ Larry Walker Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
  8. ^ Baseball America 2005 Annual Directory

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