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2004 Anaheim Angels season

The Anaheim Angels' 2004 season was the franchise's 44th since its inception. The regular season ended with a record of 92-70, resulting in the Angels winning their fourth American League West division title, their first since 1986. Their playoff run was short, as they were quickly swept by the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series.

The season was notable for being the last season the Angels played under the "Anaheim Angels" moniker; owner Arte Moreno changed the team name to the controversial "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" moniker the following season. It was also notable as the season in which newly signed outfielder Vladimir Guerrero won the AL Most Valuable Player award, the first time an Angels player had been so honored since Don Baylor in 1979.

Offseason

  • October 27, 2003: Adam Riggs was signed as a Free Agent with the Anaheim Angels.[1]
  • November 24, 2003: Kelvim Escobar was signed as a Free Agent with the Anaheim Angels.[2]
  • January 14, 2004: Vladimir Guerrero was signed as a Free Agent with the Anaheim Angels.[3]

Regular season

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB
Anaheim Angels 92 70 .568 --
Oakland Athletics 91 71 .562 1
Texas Rangers 89 73 .549 3
Seattle Mariners 63 99 .389 29

Notable transactions

Draft picks

  • June 7, 2004: Pat White was drafted in the 4th round, 113th overall in the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft. White opted to play quarterback at the University of West Virginia.[5]
  • June 7, 2004: Freddy Sandoval was drafted by the Anaheim Angels in the 8th round of the 2004 amateur draft. Player signed June 29, 2004.[6]

Roster

2004 Anaheim Angels
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

= Indicates team leader

Batting

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In; SB = Stolen Bases

Pos Player G AB R H HR RBI Avg. SB
C Bengie Molina 97 337 36 93 10 54 .276 0
1B Darin Erstad 125 495 79 146 7 69 .295 16
2B Adam Kennedy 144 468 70 130 10 48 .278 15
SS David Eckstein 142 566 92 156 2 35 .276 16
3B Chone Figgins 148 577 83 171 5 60 .296 34
LF Jose Guillen 148 565 88 166 27 104 .294 5
CF Garret Anderson 112 442 57 133 14 75 .301 2
RF Vladimir Guerrero 156 612 124 206 39 126 .337 15
DH Troy Glaus 58 207 47 52 18 42 .251 2
[7]

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

ALDS

Boston wins the series, 3-0

Game Score Date
1 Boston 9, Anaheim 3 October 5
2 Boston 8, Anaheim 3 October 6
3 Boston 8, Anaheim 6 (10 innings) October 8

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake Stingers Pacific Coast League Mike Brumley
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Tyrone Boykin
A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes California League Bobby Meacham
A Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League Bobby Magallanes
Rookie AZL Angels Arizona League Brian Harper
Rookie Provo Angels Pioneer League Tom Kotchman
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Provo[8][9]

See also

References

  • 2004 Anaheim Angels team page at Baseball Reference
  • 2004 Anaheim Angels team page at www.baseball-almanac.com
Preceded by
2003
Anaheim Angels seasons
2004
Succeeded by
2005
Preceded by
Oakland Athletics
2003
AL West Championship Season
2004
Succeeded by
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2005
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