2004 Philadelphia Phillies season

2004 Philadelphia Phillies season

2004 Philadelphia Phillies
Major league affiliations
2004 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.


Regular season

Season standings

NL East W L Pct. GB
Atlanta Braves 96 66 .593 --
Philadelphia Phillies 86 76 .531 10
Florida Marlins 83 79 .512 13
New York Mets 71 91 .438 25
Montreal Expos 67 95 .414 29

Notable transactions

Citizens Bank Park

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.

  • 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

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


2004 Philadelphia Phillies
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

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Red Barons
International League Marc Bombard
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Greg Legg
A Clearwater Threshers Florida State League Mike Schmidt
A Lakewood BlueClaws South Atlantic League P. J. Forbes
Short-Season A Batavia Muckdogs New York–Penn League Luis Meléndez
Rookie GCL Phillies Gulf Coast League Roly de Armas


External links

  • Baseball Almanac: 2004 Philadelphia Phillies season
  • Baseball Reference: 2004 Philadelphia Phillies season