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Stats:                                

Season Record:  105-57          Standing:  1st

Attendance 3,048,427       Manager:   Tony LaRussa

Opening day Lineup: (St. Louis: 6, Milwaukee: 8, Home, April 5th)  (Summary)

2B      Tony Womack                                    

LF -      Ray Lankford 

1B -      Albert Pujols                                              

CF -      Jim Edmonds                                               

3B -      Scott Rolen                                            

SS -     Edgar Renteria   

RF -      Reggie Sanders                                    

C -        Mike Matheny                                              

P         Matt Morris

 All Stars:                                                Gold Glove Winners:

Albert Pujols

Jim Edmonds
Edgar Renteria Scott Rolen
Scott Rolen Mike Matheny
 

League Leaders:                                     Silver Sluggers:

Albert Pujols - Runs (133)

Jim Edmonds

Albert Pujols - Total Bases (389)

Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols - Extra Base Hits (99)
Jason Isringhausen - Games Finished (66)
 

Awards:

Chris Carpenter - Comeback player of the year

 
Albert Pujols - NLCS MVP  

Award voting:                                              

MVP  
Albert Pujols (3rd)

Scott Rolen (4th)

 

Jim Edmonds (5th)

 
Manager of the Year  

Tony LaRussa (2nd)

 

 

Monthly W-L   Home Road

April

12-11 5-9 7-2

May  

15-12 6-5 9-7

June  

19-9 9-3 10-6

July  

21-5 11-3 9-2

August  

21-7 12-3 9-4

September/October 

18-13 10-5 8-8

 

Games at Busch Stadium I attended this season (click date for game summary):

Date Game # Opponent Score Seat Price
5/1 15 Cubs 4-2 L Terrace Reserved $18
5/15 22 Marlins 4-0 W Upper Terrace $12
6/6 29 Astros 3-2 L Terrace Reserved $18
7/7 44 Reds 4-2 W Terrace Reserved $21

 

 

2004 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com)    2004 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)

 

 

                    

MLB Videos:

- NLCS Jim Edmonds catch

- NLCS Jim Edmonds Game 6 Home Run

- NLCS Final Out

 

Highlights:

World Series:  

 

 

StL:  0     Boston4

 

WS Recap (MLB)

 

Saturday, 10/23 -   Cards: 9   Red Sox11   (at Boston(Game recap)

Sunday, 10/24 -   Cards: 2   Red Sox6   (at Boston(Game recap)

Tuesday, 10/26 -   Cards: 1   Red Sox4   (in St.Louis(Game recap)

Wednesday, 10/27 -   Cards: 0   Red Sox3   (in St.Louis)  (Game recap)

 

2004 World Series Program - St. Louis Cardinals & Boston Red Sox

 

National League Championship Series:  

 

2004 National League Champions!!!!

 

StL:  4     Houston3

 

NLCS Recap (MLB)

Albert Pujols named NLCS MVP!

 

Wednesday, 10/13 -  Cards: 10   Astros: 7   (in St.Louis)  (Game recap)

Thursday, 10/14 -  Cards: 6   Astros: 4   (in St.Louis)  (Game recap)

Saturday, 10/16 -   Cards: 2   Astros5   (at Houston(Game recap)

Sunday, 10/17 -   Cards: 5   Astros6   (at Houston(Game recap)

Monday, 10/18 -   Cards: 0   Astros3   (at Houston.)  (Game recap)

Wednesday, 10/20 -   Cards: 6   Astros4   (in St.Louis)  (Game recap)

Thursday, 10/21 -   Cards: 5   Astros: 2   (in St.Louis)  (Game recap)

 

2004 NLCS Program - St. Louis Cardinals & Houston Astros

 

National League Division Series:  

 

StL:  3     Los Angeles1

 

NLDS Recap (MLB)

 

Tuesday, 10/5 -  Cards: 8   Dodgers: 3   (in St.Louis)  (Game recap)

Thursday, 10/7 -  Cards: 8   Dodgers3   (in St. Louis(Game recap)

Saturday, 10/9 -   Cards: 0   Dodgers4   (in L.A.(Game recap)

Sunday, 10/10 -   Cards: 6   Dodgers2   (in L.A.(Game recap)

 

 

 

What an amazing year!!!  The first World Series since 1987!  It was a year that started out with high hopes and didn't disappoint!  They started out slow, but on June 12th finally broke into first place to stay.  From May 27th to September 26th, the Birds went 80-30!!!

What a line-up they had:

                                    AVG    RUNS    HITS    2B    HR     RBI

   Larry Walker     .280       29      42     7     11      27   (150 games)

   Albert Pujols      .331      133     196    51    46    123

    Jim Edmonds     .301       102    150    38    42    111

    Scott Rolen      .314       109    157    32    34    124

    Reggie Sanders    .260    64     116    27    22     67

I think the differences from last year were no major injuries for most of the season and the ability to win the close games.  Izzy had a club tying 47 saves.

Although they made it to the World Series, they just seemed to run out of gas as the Series started in Boston.  I think maybe if they had gotten past that first game with a win, the Series would have turned out different.   However, even if the Cards would have won the Series, it wouldn't have made a difference because this was the year of the Red Sox.  The Sox would have gotten all the attention no matter what...

Let's get ready for 2005!

Three pitchers had 15 wins for the Cards this year!  Matt Morris (15-10), Jason Marquis (15-7) and Chris Carpenter (15-5)

Catcher Mike Matheny ends his MLB record 252 games of errorless baseball on August 4th. (dating back to 8/1/2002)

ESPN aired "Utilityman: Quest for Cooperstown," a tongue-in-cheek show about two guys who travel to Cooperstown in an attempt to get Cardinals player Jose Oquendo elected to the Hall of Fame.

The 2004 team may go down as one of the best Cardinal teams in a very long time.

 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photo Gallery

Walt Jocketty is Executive of the year!

Carpenter is Comeback player of the year!

Edmonds & Pujols are Silver Sluggers!

3 Gold Gloves!

2004 Colorado Springs Trip

2004 Tulsa Trip

Jim Edmonds named Player of the Week!

Jim Edmonds named Player of the Week!

Jim Edmonds named Player of the Month!

 

At the All Star break the Cards are ranked (NL) at or near the top in the following:

Avg: 1st (.277), Hits: 1st (833), Runs: 2nd (462), Total Bases: 2nd (1363), Stolen Bases: 2nd (63), Home Runs: 3rd (110)

 

Scott Rolen leads the All Star voting!

Cards carry load in NL lineup

Scott Rolen named Player of the Week!

Hector Luna hits a home run in his first ML at bat!

Mark McGwire Day!

 

2004 National League Champions - St. Louis Cardinals   2004 St. Louis Cardinals GameDay magazine

St. Louis Cardinals - October 4th 2004, Sports Illustrated - Albert Pujols    St. Louis Cardinals - December 2004, Beckett Baseball - Albert Pujols

St. Louis Cardinals - September 27th,2004 - ESPN - Albert Pujols, Scott Rolen, Jim Edmonds    St. Louis Cardinals - September 2004, Sports Weekly - Albert Pujols

St. Louis Cardinals - October 4th 2004, Sporting News - Albert Pujols    St. Louis Cardinals - June 2004, Sports Illustrated Kids - Albert Pujols

2004 St. Louis Cardinals Yearbook       2004 St. Louis Cardinals Kids Crew membership card - Morris

2004 St. Louis Cardinals Pocket Schedule - Morris    2004 St. Louis Cardinals Scorecard

St. Louis Cardinals - 2004 Ticket Stub

Topps 2003 National League Hits Leaders - Pujols    2004 Topps Fan Favorites - Pujols

2004 St. Louis Cardinals World Series envelope

St. Louis Cardinals - 2004 Opening Day - President George W. Bush #43

 

 

(Tell me your highlights from 2004!)

 

NL Division: St. Louis over Los Angles (3-1)      NL Championship: St. Louis over Houston (4-3)

World SeriesBoston over St. Louis (4-0)

 

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