2004 Los Angeles Dodgers season

MLB yearly infobox alt
name = Los Angeles Dodgers
season = 2004
misc = 2004 NL West Champions

current league = National League
y1 = 1890
division = Western Division
y2 = 1969
Uniform
ballpark = Dodger Stadium
y4 = 1962
city = Los Angeles, California
y5 = 1958
owners = Frank McCourt
general managers = Paul DePodesta
managers = Grady Little
television = FSN West 2; KCOP (13)
radio = KFWB
Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Rick Monday
KWKW
Jaime Jarrin, Pepe Yñiguez, Fernando Valenzuela|
The 2004 season brought change to the Dodgers as the sale of the franchise to developer Frank McCourt was finalized during spring training. McCourt promptly dismissed General Manager Dan Evans and hired Paul DePodesta to take over the team. That led to a flurry of trade activity as the new group attempted to rebuild the Dodgers in their image.

Despite it all, the Dodgers managed to finish the season in first place in the Western Division of the National League and won their first post season game since 1988. However they lost the NL Division Series 3-1 to the St. Louis Cardinals.

eason standings

2004 roster

Relief Pitchers stats

Game 2, October 7

Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Missouri

2004 Awards

*2004 Major League Baseball All-Star Game
**Eric Gagné reserve
**Paul LoDuca reserve
*Relief Man of the Year
**Eric Gagné
*Gold Glove Award
**Steve Finley
**Cesar Izturis
*Silver Slugger Award
**Adrián Beltré
*National League Player of the Month
**Adrián Beltré (September 2004)
*National League Player of the Week
**Adrián Beltré (June 21-27, 2004)
**Steve Finley (Sep. 6-12, 2004)

2004 Transactions

*December 13 Acquired Jeff Weaver, Yhency Brazoban and [http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/W/Brandon-Weeden.shtml Brandon Weeden] from the New York Yankees for Kevin Brown and cash
*March 29 Acquired Jason Grabowski from the Oakland Athletics for cash
*March 30 Acquired Jayson Werth from the Toronto Blue Jays for Jason Frasor
*April 1 Acquired Cody Ross from the Detroit Tigers for Steve Colyer and cash
*April 3 Acquired Aaron Looper and Ryan Ketchner from the Seattle Mariners for Jolbert Cabrera
*April 3 Acquired Antonio Perez from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Jason Romano
*April 4 Acquired Milton Bradley from the Cleveland Indians for Franklin Gutierrez and Andrew Brown
*July 30 Acquired Brad Penny, Hee-Seop Choi and [http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/M/Bill-Murphy.shtml Bill Murphy] from the Florida Marlins for Guillermo Mota, Paul LoDuca and Juan Encarnacion
*July 31 Acquired Brent Mayne and Steve Finley from the Arizona Diamondbacks for [http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/M/Bill-Murphy.shtml Bill Murphy] , Koyie Hill and Reggie Abercrombie
*July 31 Acquired [http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/S/Henri-Stanley.shtml Henri Stanley] from the Boston Red Sox for Dave Roberts
*August 19 Acquired Elmer Dessens and cash from the Arizona Diamondbacks for [http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/M/Jereme-Milons.shtml Jereme Milons]

2004 Minor League Teams

*AAA: Las Vegas 51s (managed by Terry Kennedy) - Pacific Coast League
*AA: Jacksonville Suns (managed by Dino Ebel) - Southern League
*A: Vero Beach Dodgers (managed by Scott Little) - Florida State League
*A: Columbus Catfish (managed by Dann Bilardello) - South Atlantic League
*Rookie: Ogden Raptors (managed by [http://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Travis_Barbary Travis Barbary] - Pioneer League
*Rookie: Gulf Coast Dodgers (managed by Luis Salazar) - Gulf Coast League

External links

* [http://exhibits.baseballhalloffame.org/dressed_to_the_nines/detail_page.asp?fileName=nl_2004_losangeles.gif&Entryid=2087 2004 Los Angeles Dodgers uniform]
* [http://www.Dodgers.com Los Angeles Dodgers official web site]
* [http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/LAD/2004.shtml Baseball-Reference season page]
* [http://www.baseball-almanac.com/teamstats/roster.php?y=2004&t=LAN Baseball Almanac season page]


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