2004 World Series

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2004 World Series Program


The 2004 World Series was the 100th World Series and featured the American League (AL) champion Boston Red Sox against the National League (NL) champion St. Louis Cardinals. The Red Sox defeated the Cardinals four games to none in the best-of-seven series, played at Fenway Park and Busch Memorial Stadium between October 23 and October 27, 2004.

The Cardinals earned their berth in the play-offs with the best win–loss record in the National League, and won the National League Central. The Red Sox earned theirs by winning the American League wild card. The Cardinals reached the World Series by defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in the best-of-five National League Division Series, and the Houston Astros in the best-of-seven Championship Series. The Red Sox defeated the Anaheim Angels in the American League Division Series and the New York Yankees in the Championship Series to advance to their first World Series since 1986. Boston won their first World Series title since 1918, which supposedly ended the Curse of the Bambino. The Cardinals made their first trip to the World Series since 1987.

A home run by David Ortiz and a five out win by Keith Foulke helped the Red Sox win Game 1. They won Game 2 thanks to six innings from starter Curt Schilling. The Red Sox won the first two games despite committing four errors in each of them. Seven shutout innings (an inning where no runs are scored) from Pedro Martínez, helped the Red Sox win Game 3. A home run by Johnny Damon in the first inning won Game 4 for the Red Sox to secure the 2004 World Series. The Cardinals never led in any of the four games in the series. Manny Ramírez was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the 2004 World Series. Both teams would return to the World Series in the following three years, the Cardinals in 2006 and the Red Sox in 2007, with both of them winning their respective series.


2004 World Series-Game 1

Date Oct. 23rd, 2004
Location Fenway Park
Attendance 35,035
National Anthem Steven Tyler(Aerosmith)
God Bless America Kelly Clarkson
First Pitch Carl Yastrzemski

2004 World Series Game 1-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 1 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 9 11 1
Boston 4 0 3 0 0 0 2 2 x 11 13 4

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2004 World Series Game 1-Box Score

St. Louis Cardinals 9, Boston Red Sox 11

St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Renteria ss 4 1 2 1 Damon cf 6 1 2 1
Walker rf 5 1 4 2 Cabrera ss 4 2 1 1
Pujols 1b 3 0 0 0 Ramirez lf 5 0 3 2
Rolen 3b 5 0 0 0 Ortiz dh 3 1 2 4
Edmonds cf 4 2 1 0 Millar 1b 5 1 1 0
Sanders dh 3 1 0 0 Mientkiewicz 1b 0 0 0 0
Womack 2b 1 1 0 0 Nixon rf 3 0 0 0
Anderson 2b 2 0 1 0 Kapler ph,rf 1 0 0 0
Matheny c 2 0 1 2 Mueller 3b 3 1 1 1
Marquis pr 0 1 0 0 Mirabelli c 3 1 1 0
Molina c 1 0 0 0 Varitek ph,c 2 1 0 0
Taguchi lf 3 1 1 1 Bellhorn 2b 3 3 2 2
Cedeno ph,lf 2 1 1 0 Reese 2b 0 0 0 0
Williams p 0 0 0 0 Wakefield p 0 0 0 0
Haren p 0 0 0 0 Arroyo p 0 0 0 0
Calero p 0 0 0 0 Timlin p 0 0 0 0
King p 0 0 0 0 Embree p 0 0 0 0
Eldred p 0 0 0 0 Foulke p 0 0 0 0
Tavarez p 0 0 0 0 - - - - -
Total 35 9 11 6 Total 38 11 13 11
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 1 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 9 11 1
Boston 4 0 3 0 0 0 2 2 x 11 13 4
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Williams 2.1 8 7 7 3 1
Haren 3.2 2 0 0 3 1
Calero 0.1 1 2 2 2 0
King 0.1 1 0 0 0 0
Eldred 0.1 0 0 0 0 1
Tavarez L(0-1) 1.0 1 2 1 0 0
Total 8.0 13 11 10 8 3
Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Wakefield 3.2 3 5 5 5 2
Arroyo 2.1 4 2 2 0 4
Timlin 1.1 1 1 1 0 0
Embree 0.0 1 1 0 0 0
Foulke W(1-0) 1.2 2 0 0 1 3
Total 9.0 11 9 8 6 9

E–Renteria (1), Ramirez 2 (2), Millar (1), Arroyo (1). DP–Boston 1. PB–Mirabelli (1). 2B–St. Louis Walker 2 (2,off Wakefield,off Arroyo); Renteria (1,off Arroyo); Anderson (1,off Foulke), Boston Damon (1,off Williams); Millar (1,off Williams). HR–St. Louis Walker (1,3rd inning off Wakefield 0 on, 1 out), Boston Ortiz (1,1st inning off Williams 2 on, 1 out); Bellhorn (1,8th inning off Tavarez 1 on, 1 out). SH–Womack (1,off Wakefield). SF–Matheny 2 (2,off Wakefield 2). HBP–Pujols (1,by Wakefield); Cabrera (1,by Williams). IBB–Pujols (1,by Foulke). Team–9; 12. HBP–Williams (1,Cabrera); Wakefield (1,Pujols). IBB–Foulke (1,Pujols). U–Ed Montague, Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Charlie Reliford, Gerry Davis. T–4:00. A–35,035.


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2004 World Series-Game 2

Date Oct. 24th, 2004
Location Fenway Park
Attendance 35,001
National Anthem James Taylor
God Bless America Donna Summer
First Pitch Dom DiMaggio, Johnny Pesky & Bobby-Doerr

2004 World Series Game 2-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 0
Boston 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 x 6 8 4

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2004 World Series Game 2-Box Score

St. Louis Cardinals 2, Boston Red Sox 6

St. Louis Cardinals Boston Red Sox
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Renteria ss 3 1 0 0 Damon cf 5 1 1 0
Walker rf 4 0 0 0 Cabrera ss 4 0 1 2
Pujols 1b 4 1 3 0 Ramirez lf 4 1 1 0
Rolen 3b 3 0 0 1 Kapler lf 0 0 0 0
Edmonds cf 4 0 0 0 Ortiz dh 3 1 0 0
Sanders lf 3 0 0 0 Varitek c 3 0 1 2
Womack 2b 4 0 1 0 Millar 1b 1 1 0 0
Matheny c 4 0 1 0 Mientkiewicz pr,1b 0 0 0 0
Anderson dh 2 0 0 0 Nixon rf 4 1 1 0
Taguchi ph,dh 1 0 0 0 Mueller 3b 3 1 2 0
Morris p 0 0 0 0 Bellhorn 2b 3 0 1 2
Eldred p 0 0 0 0 Reese 2b 1 0 0 0
King p 0 0 0 0 Schilling p 0 0 0 0
Marquis p 0 0 0 0 Embree p 0 0 0 0
Reyes p 0 0 0 0 Timlin p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Foulke p 0 0 0 0
Total 32 2 5 1 Total 31 6 8 6
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 0
Boston 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 x 6 8 4
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Morris L(0-1) 4.1 4 4 4 4 3
Eldred 1.1 4 2 2 0 1
King 0.1 0 0 0 0 1
Marquis 1.0 0 0 0 2 0
Reyes 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 8.0 8 6 6 6 5
Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Schilling W(1-0) 6.0 4 1 0 1 4
Embree 1.0 0 0 0 0 3
Timlin 0.2 1 1 1 1 0
Foulke 1.1 0 0 0 0 2
Total 9.0 5 2 1 2 9

E–Mueller 3 (3), Bellhorn (1). DP–St. Louis 1, Boston 2. 2B–St. Louis Pujols 2 (2,off Schilling 2), Boston Mueller (1,off Morris); Bellhorn (1,off Morris). 3B–Boston Varitek (1,off Morris). SF–Rolen (1,off Timlin). Team–6; 9. HBP–Millar (1,by Morris); Varitek (1,by Eldred). HBP–Morris (1,Millar); Eldred (1,Varitek). U–Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Ed Montague, Charlie Reliford. T–3:20. A–35,001.


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2004 World Series-Game 3

Date Oct. 26th, 2004
Location Busch Stadium
Attendance 52,015
First Pitch Stan Musial to Bob Gibson
National Anthem Martina McBride
God Bless America Amy Grant

2004 World Series Game 3-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 9 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0

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2004 World Series Game 3-Box Score

Boston Red Sox 4, St. Louis Cardinals 1

Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Damon cf 5 1 1 0 Renteria ss 4 0 1 0
Cabrera ss 4 1 2 0 Walker rf 3 1 1 1
Ramirez lf 4 1 2 2 Pujols 1b 4 0 1 0
Ortiz 1b 4 0 1 0 Rolen 3b 3 0 0 0
Mientkiewicz 1b 0 0 0 0 Edmonds cf 4 0 0 0
Varitek c 3 0 0 0 Sanders lf 3 0 0 0
Mueller 3b 4 1 2 1 Womack 2b 3 0 0 0
Nixon rf 3 0 1 1 Matheny c 2 0 0 0
Kapler ph,rf 1 0 0 0 Cedeno ph 1 0 0 0
Bellhorn 2b 3 0 0 0 Tavarez p 0 0 0 0
Reese 2b 0 0 0 0 Suppan p 1 0 1 0
Martinez p 2 0 0 0 Reyes p 0 0 0 0
Millar ph 1 0 0 0 Anderson ph 1 0 0 0
Timlin p 0 0 0 0 Calero p 0 0 0 0
Foulke p 0 0 0 0 King p 0 0 0 0
- - - - - Mabry ph 1 0 0 0
- - - - - Molina c 0 0 0 0
Total 34 4 9 4 Total 29 1 4 1
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 9 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Martinez W(1-0) 7.0 3 0 0 2 6
Timlin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0
Foulke 1.0 1 1 1 0 2
Total 9.0 4 1 1 2 8
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Suppan L(0-1) 4.2 8 4 4 1 4
Reyes 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
Calero 1.0 1 0 0 2 0
King 2.0 0 0 0 1 0
Tavarez 1.0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 9 4 4 4 5

E–None. DP–Boston 2, St. Louis 2. 2B–Boston Mueller (2,off Suppan); Damon (2,off Suppan); Cabrera (1,off Calero), St. Louis Renteria (2,off Martinez). HR–Boston Ramirez (1,1st inning off Suppan 0 on, 2 out), St. Louis Walker (2,9th inning off Foulke 0 on, 1 out). HBP–Bellhorn (1,by Suppan). Team–8; 3. HBP–Suppan (1,Bellhorn). U–Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford, Dale Scott, Ed Montague. T–2:58. A–52,015.


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2004 World Series-Game 4

Date Oct. 27th, 2004
Location Busch Stadium
Attendance 52,037
First Pitch Lou Brock to Red Schoendienst
National Anthem Gretchen Wilson
God Bless America Scott Stapp(Creed)

2004 World Series Game 4-Line Score

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

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2004 World Series Game 4-Box Score

Boston Red Sox 3, St. Louis Cardinals 0

Boston Red Sox St. Louis Cardinals
Player ab r h rbi Player ab r h rbi
Damon cf 5 1 2 1 Womack 2b 3 0 1 0
Cabrera ss 5 0 0 0 Luna ph,2b 1 0 0 0
Ramirez lf 4 0 1 0 Walker rf 2 0 0 0
Ortiz 1b 3 1 1 0 Pujols 1b 4 0 1 0
Mientkiewicz 1b 1 0 0 0 Rolen 3b 4 0 0 0
Varitek c 5 1 1 0 Edmonds cf 4 0 0 0
Mueller 3b 4 0 1 0 Renteria ss 4 0 2 0
Nixon rf 4 0 3 2 Mabry lf 3 0 0 0
Kapler pr,rf 0 0 0 0 Isringhausen p 0 0 0 0
Bellhorn 2b 1 0 0 0 Molina c 2 0 0 0
Reese pr,2b 0 0 0 0 Cedeno ph 1 0 0 0
Lowe p 2 0 0 0 Matheny c 0 0 0 0
Millar ph 1 0 0 0 Marquis p 1 0 0 0
Arroyo p 0 0 0 0 Anderson ph 1 0 0 0
Embree p 0 0 0 0 Haren p 0 0 0 0
Foulke p 0 0 0 0 Sanders lf 0 0 0 0
Total 35 3 9 3 Total 30 0 4 0
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 0
St. Louis 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Boston Red Sox IP H R ER BB SO
Lowe W(1-0) 7.0 3 0 0 1 4
Arroyo 0.1 0 0 0 1 0
Embree 0.2 0 0 0 0 1
Foulke SV(1) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1
Total 9.0 4 0 0 2 6
St. Louis Cardinals IP H R ER BB SO
Marquis L(0-1) 6.0 6 3 3 5 4
Haren 1.0 2 0 0 0 1
Isringhausen 2.0 1 0 0 1 2
Total 9.0 9 3 3 6 7

E–None. 2B–Boston Nixon 3 (3,off Marquis 2,off Haren); Ortiz (1,off Marquis), St. Louis Renteria (3,off Lowe). 3B–Boston Damon (1,off Marquis). HR–Boston Damon (1,1st inning off Marquis 0 on, 0 out). SH–Lowe (1,off Marquis); Walker (1,off Lowe). IBB–Bellhorn (1,by Marquis). Team–12; 6. SB–Sanders (1,2nd base off Embree/Varitek). WP–Lowe (1). IBB–Marquis (1,Bellhorn). U–Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford, Ed Montague, Brian Gorman, Dale Scott. T–3:14. A–52,037.


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Boston Red Sox Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos GM AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Bronson Arroyo p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Mark Bellhorn 2b 4 10 3 1 0 1 3 4 .300 5 2 0
Orlando Cabrera ss 4 17 4 1 0 0 3 3 .235 3 1 0
Johnny Damon cf 4 21 6 2 1 1 4 2 .286 0 1 0
Alan Embree p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Keith Foulke p 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Gabe Kapler ph,pr,rf,lf 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Derek Lowe p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Pedro Martinez p 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1 2 0
Doug Mientkiewicz 1b,pr 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Kevin Millar 1b,ph 4 8 1 1 0 0 2 0 .125 2 2 0
Doug Mirabelli c 1 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 0 1 0
Bill Mueller 3b 4 16 6 2 0 0 3 2 .429 4 0 0
Trot Nixon rf 4 14 5 3 0 0 1 3 .357 1 1 0
David Ortiz dh,1b 4 13 4 1 0 1 3 4 .308 4 1 0
Manny Ramirez lf 4 17 7 0 0 1 2 4 .412 3 3 0
Pokey Reese 2b,pr 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Curt Schilling p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Mike Timlin p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jason Varitek c,ph 4 13 2 0 1 0 2 2 .154 1 4 0
Tim Wakefield p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 138 39 11 2 4 24 24 .283 24 20 0

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Boston Red Sox Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Bronson Arroyo 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2.2 6.75 4 4 2 1
Alan Embree 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1.2 0.00 1 4 0 0
Keith Foulke 1 0 4 0 0 1 0 5.0 1.80 4 8 1 1
Derek Lowe 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 0.00 3 4 0 1
Pedro Martinez 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7.0 0.00 3 6 0 2
Curt Schilling 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 6.0 0.00 4 4 0 1
Mike Timlin 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3.0 6.00 2 0 2 1
Tim Wakefield 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 3.2 12.27 3 2 5 5
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 4 0 16 4 0 1 0 36.0 2.50 24 32 10 12

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St. Louis Cardinals Team Hitting Stats

Players Name Pos G AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Marlon Anderson dh,2b,ph 4 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 .167 0 1 0
Kiko Calero p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Roger Cedeno ph,lf 3 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 .250 0 1 0
Jim Edmonds cf 4 15 1 0 0 0 2 0 .067 1 6 0
Cal Eldred p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Dan Haren p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Jason Isringhausen p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Ray King p 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Hector Luna ph,2b 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
John Mabry ph,lf 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 2 0
Jason Marquis p 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 0 0 0
Mike Matheny c 4 8 2 0 0 0 0 2 .250 0 3 0
Yadier Molina c 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 1 0
Matt Morris p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Albert Pujols 1b 4 15 5 2 0 0 1 0 .333 1 3 0
Edgar Renteria ss 4 15 5 3 0 0 2 1 .333 2 2 0
Al Reyes p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Scott Rolen 3b 4 15 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 1 1 0
Reggie Sanders dh,lf 4 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 4 5 1
Jeff Suppan p 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 0
So Taguchi lf,ph,dh 2 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 .250 0 2 0
Julian Tavarez p 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Larry Walker rf 4 14 5 2 0 2 2 3 .357 2 2 0
Woody Williams p 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0 0
Tony Womack 2b 4 11 2 0 0 0 1 0 .182 1 2 0
AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI Avg BB SO SB
Total 126 24 8 0 2 12 8 .190 12 32 1

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St. Louis Cardinals Team Pitching Stats

Players Name W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Kiko Calero 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.1 13.50 2 0 2 4
Cal Eldred 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.2 10.80 4 2 2 0
Dan Haren 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 4.2 0.00 4 2 0 3
Jason Isringhausen 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 0.00 1 2 0 1
Ray King 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 2.2 0.00 1 1 0 1
Jason Marquis 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 7.0 3.86 6 4 3 7
Matt Morris 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.1 8.31 4 3 4 4
Al Reyes 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1.1 0.00 0 0 0 0
Jeff Suppan 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 4.2 7.71 8 4 4 1
Julian Tavarez 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2.0 4.50 1 1 1 0
Woody Williams 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2.1 27.00 8 1 7 3
W L G GS CG S SH IP ERA H SO ER BB
Total 0 4 19 4 0 0 0 34.0 6.09 39 20 23 24

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St. Louis Cardinals Team Pitching Stats


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