FACTOID # 12: It's not the government they hate: Washington DC has the highest number of hate crimes per capita in the US.
 
 Home   Encyclopedia   Statistics   States A-Z   Flags   Maps   FAQ   About 
   
 
WHAT'S NEW
 

SEARCH ALL

FACTS & STATISTICS    Advanced view

Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 

 

(* = Graphable)

 

 


Encyclopedia > 2004 World Series
2004 World Series

Team Manager Games Won
Boston Red Sox (98-64, .605) Terry Francona 4
St. Louis Cardinals (105-57, .648) Tony La Russa 0
Dates October 23, 2004October 27, 2004
MVP Manny Ramírez (Boston)
Television network Fox
Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver
Umpires Ed Montague (Crew Chief), Dale Scott, Brian Gorman, Chuck Meriwether, Gerry Davis, Charlie Reliford

The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams met to decide the championship, and began on October 23. After winning four consecutive games, on October 27 at 10:40 p.m. CT, the American League champion Boston Red Sox defeated the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals to claim the 2004 World Series Trophy. It had been 86 years since Boston last claimed the prize by defeating the Chicago Cubs in the 1918 World Series. With their Series sweep, Boston had finally broken the "Curse of the Bambino". To make the championship sweeter, it came on the heels of the largest comeback in postseason MLB history (a 0-3 deficit against the archrival New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Terry Jon Tito Francona (born April 22, 1959, in Aberdeen, South Dakota) is a Major League Baseball manager. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Tony La Russa after the 2006 World Series Anthony La Russa, Jr. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The World Series MVP Award is given to the player who most contributes to his teams success in the World Series. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... A television network is a distribution network for television content whereby a central operation provides programming for many television stations. ... Major League Baseball on FOX or MLB on FOX is a weekly presentation of Major League Baseball games on the Fox television network. ... American Sportscasters A sportscaster, sports announcer, or sports commentator is a type of journalist on radio or television who specializes in reporting or commenting on sports events. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former Major League and minor league baseball catcher, and a current broadcaster for FOX Sports. ... Home plate umpire Gary Darling signals that the last pitch was a strike In baseball, the umpire is the person charged with officiating the game, including beginning and ending the game, enforcing the rules of the game and the grounds, making judgment calls on plays, and meting out discipline. ... Ed Montague with Cardinals manager Tony La Russa Edward Michael Montague (born November 3, 1948 in San Francisco, California) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Dale Allan Scott (born August 14, 1959 in Eugene, Oregon) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Brian Gorman (born June 11, 1959 in Whitestone, Queens, New York City) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Julius Edward Chuck Meriwether (born June 30, 1956 in Nashville, Tennessee) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... Gerald Sidney Davis (born February 22, 1953 in St. ... Charles Harold Reliford (born September 19, 1955 in Ashland, Kentucky) is an umpire in Major League Baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...  CST or UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... The 2004 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 13 to 21 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... The 2004 World Series Trophy The World Series Trophy is awarded each year by Major League Baseball to the team winning the World Series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The 1918 World Series featured the Boston Red Sox, who defeated the Chicago Cubs four games to two. ... Babe Ruth -- The Bambino The Curse of the Bambino was a superstition cited, often jokingly, as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series after they sold Babe Ruth, sometimes called The Bambino, to the New York Yankees. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...

Contents

Summary

The Boston team became the 18th in major league history to sweep its opponent in the World Series, and the 4th team to keep its opponent from obtaining the lead at any time in the Series. Most recently, the Oakland Athletics had turned the trick in 1989 against the San Francisco Giants. Considering American professional sports history in general, Boston became the 153rd team to make a series sweep, and the 25th team to have never trailed in a best-of-seven series. Boston led St. Louis at the end of 35 out of 36 total innings of play. The closest the Cardinals ever came to possessing the lead in the Series was on two different occasions in Game 1. The Cardinals tied the game at 7 in the top of the 6th inning. The Red Sox regained the lead with two runs in the bottom of the 7th. The Cardinals responded with two in the top of the 8th to tie the game at 9, but the Red Sox replied with two in the bottom of the same inning. // Main article: Sabermetrics Sabermetrics is the analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9, 27, 34, 42, 43, (As) Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Other nicknames The As, The White Elephants, The... Dates: October 14, 1989–October 28, 1989 MVP: Dave Stewart (Oakland) Television: ABC CBS Radio Network (Jack Buck, Johnny Bench and John Rooney Announcers: Al Michaels, Tim McCarver and Jim Palmer Umpires: Rich Garcia (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Al Clark (AL), Dutch Rennert (NL), Vic Voltaggio (AL), Eric Gregg (NL... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers NY, NY, 3, 4, 11, 24, 27, 30, 36, 42, 44 Name San Francisco Giants (1958–present) New York Giants (1885–1957) New York Gothams (1883–1885) Other nicknames Jints, Gigantes, G-Men Ballpark AT...


Both teams had lost their previous World Series appearances. The Red Sox lost in seven games to the New York Mets in 1986, while the Cardinals lost in 1987, also in seven games, to the Minnesota Twins. The Cardinals had not won the World Series since 1982. The two teams had played each other in two previous World Series, in 1946 and 1967; the Cardinals won both in seven games. Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Dates October 18, 1986–October 25, 1986 MVP Ray Knight (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Vin Scully, Joe Garagiola Umpires John Kibler (NL), Jim Evans (AL), Harry Wendelstedt (NL), Joe Brinkman (AL), Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL) The 1986 World Series, the 83rd playing of the modern championship... 1987 World Series Logo The 1987 World Series was played from October 17 to October 25, 1987 between the Minnesota Twins and the St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... The 1982 World Series matched the St. ... The 1946 World Series of Major League Baseball was played in October, 1946 between the St. ... The 1967 World Series matched the St. ...


The AL had been awarded home-field advantage having won the All-Star game, giving the Red Sox the advantage at Fenway Park. // The Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World...


Results

Game Score Date
1 Boston 11, St. Louis 9 October 23
2 Boston 6, St. Louis 2 October 24
3 Boston 4, St. Louis 1 October 26
4 Boston 3, St. Louis 0 October 27

Game 1

October 23, 2004 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fenway redirects here. ... “Boston” redirects here. ...


The American national anthem, "The Star-Spangled Banner", was performed by Steven Tyler of Aerosmith and was followed by a fly-over of F-16s provided by the Vermont Air National Guard. Kelly Clarkson performed "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch. A national anthem is a generally patriotic musical composition that is evoking and eulogising the history, traditions and struggles of its people, recognised either by a countrys government as the official national song, or by convention through use by the people. ... The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States, with lyrics written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. ... Stephen Victor Tallarico (born March 26, 1948 in Yonkers, New York), better known as Steven Tyler (and often nicknamed The Demon of Screamin) is an American musician and songwriter. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... The F-16 Fighting Falcon is an American multirole jet fighter aircraft developed by General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin for the United States Air Force. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... The Air National Guard (ANG) is part of the United States National Guard and a reserve component of the United States Air Force (USAF). ... Kelly Brianne Clarkson (born April 24, 1982) is an American pop rock singer. ... God Bless America is an American patriotic song originally written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. ... Fans stand and sing Take Me Out To The Ballgame during the seventh-inning stretch In baseball, the seventh-inning stretch takes place in the middle of the seventh inning. ...


Tim Wakefield was the starting pitcher for the Red Sox, Woody Williams for the Cardinals. In the bottom of the 1st inning, Williams gave up a leadoff double to Johnny Damon, then hit Orlando Cabrera in the shoulder with a wild pitch. After Manny Ramirez flied out to deep right field, David Ortiz followed with a three-run home run. Still in the 1st, Kevin Millar scored by Bill Mueller (single) to put the Red Sox up 4-to-0. Timothy Stephen Wakefield (born August 2, 1966 in Melbourne, Florida) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Boston Red Sox since 1995. ... For World War II Medal of Honor recipient, see Hershel W. Williams. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Orlando Luis Cabrera (born November 2, 1974 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... Kevin Charles Millar (Born:September 24, 1971, in Los Angeles, California) is a professional designated hitter/first baseman who plays for the Baltimore Orioles and was a member of the 2004 World Series champions Boston Red Sox. ... William Richard Mueller [MILL-er] (born March 17, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman who currently serves as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...


In the top of the 2nd inning, Jim Edmonds reached base on a bunt single. He would later score on a Mike Matheny sacrifice fly to make the score 4-1. Larry Walker homered to right field in the top of the 3rd inning to cut the lead to 4-2, but the Red Sox stopped the progress of the Cardinals with a double play which they threw out Albert Pujols and Scott Rolen. In the bottom of the 3rd, a single by Johnny Damon scored Bill Mueller who chased Woody Williams. Dan Haren from the Cardinals bullpen replaced him. Cabrera drove in Doug Mirabelli with a single. Mark Bellhorn scored on a fielder's choice to shortstop Edgar Rentería to widen the Boston lead to 7-2. James Patrick Jim Edmonds (born June 27, 1970 in Fullerton, California) is a left-handed batter who plays for the St. ... Michael Scott Matheny (born September 22, 1970 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio) is a catcher in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants. ... // Main article: Sabermetrics Sabermetrics is the analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics. ... Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball. ... “Pujols” redirects here. ... Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American baseball player, who currently plays at third base for the St. ... Douglas Anthony Mirabelli (born October 18, 1970 in Kingman, Arizona) is a Major League Baseball catcher who currently plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Mark Christian Bellhorn (born August 23, 1974 in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. ... In baseball, a fielders choice is the act of a fielder, upon fielding a batted ball, choosing to try put out one runner while in so doing allowing the batter to advance to first base. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ...


In the top of the 4th inning, Edmonds scored again on a Matheny sacrifice fly, and Reggie Sanders scoring on a bad throwing error by first baseman Kevin Millar. Tony Womack, who had moved to third base on the error, scored on a So Taguchi ground out to third baseman Bill Mueller, cutting the Red Sox lead to two. In the top of the 6th inning, So Taguchi reached on an infield single, advancing to second when Boston pitcher Bronson Arroyo threw the ball into the stands. Cardinal shortstop Edgar Rentería doubled on a line drive to center fielder Johnny Damon, scoring Taguchi. A Larry Walker double drove in Rentería, tying the game at 7. Reginald Laverne Reggie Sanders (born December 1, 1967) is currently the starting left fielder for the Kansas City Royals baseball team. ... Anthony Darrell Tony Womack (born September 25, 1969, in Danville, Virginia) is a professional Major League Baseball player, currently a free agent. ... So Taguchi (nicknamed The So Man) , born July 2, 1969) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the St. ... William Richard Mueller [MILL-er] (born March 17, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman who currently serves as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... So Taguchi (nicknamed The So Man) , born July 2, 1969) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the St. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ...


In the bottom of the 7th inning, a Manny Ramírez single, combined with a poor throw by Jim Edmonds, led to a run by Mark Bellhorn; the Red Sox regained the lead, 8-to-7. A David Ortiz line drive connected with the collarbone of second baseman Tony Womack, sending him to the bench, and Orlando Cabrera scored to put the Red Sox up 9-7. Marlon Anderson replaced Womack. For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... Mark Christian Bellhorn (born August 23, 1974 in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. ... Marlon The Greatest Pinch Hitter on Earth Ordell Anderson is a Major League Baseball infielder who was born on January 16, 1974 in Montgomery, Alabama. ...


In the top of the 8th inning, with one out, Mike Matheny singled and was replaced at first by pinch-runner Jason Marquis. Pinch hitter Roger Cedeno followed with another base hit, sending Marquis to second. With Boston closer Keith Foulke now pitching, Edgar Rentería singled on a ground ball to left fielder Manny Ramírez. Jason Marquis scored on a Ramírez fielding error on that play. In the next at bat, Larry Walker hit a single to Ramírez, who fumbled the catch into a second error, and Roger Cedeño scored to tie the game at 9. After an intentional walk to Albert Pujols, the Cardinals had the bases loaded with one out. Foulke, however, induced Scott Rolen to pop out to third and struck out Jim Edmonds. The Red Sox answered in the bottom of the inning, however. After Jason Varitek reached on a fielding error by Rentería, Mark Bellhorn homered off the right field foul pole, and the Red Sox led 11-9. Bellhorn thus became the first second baseman to hit home runs in three consecutive playoff games, the first two coming in games 6 and 7 of the 2004 American League Championship Series against the Yankees. Jason Scott Marquis (born August 21, 1978, in Manhasset, New York), is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. ... Roger Leandro Cedeño [ceh-DEH-nyo] (born August 16, 1974 in Valencia, Carabobo State, Venezuela), is a Major League Baseball right fielder and switch-hitter batter who plays for the St. ... // Colorful term used to describe the appearance of a baseball caught in the tip of the webbing of a glove. ... “Pujols” redirects here. ... Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American baseball player, who currently plays at third base for the St. ... // To throw pitches at the edges of the strike zone. ... James Patrick Jim Edmonds (born June 27, 1970 in Fullerton, California) is a left-handed batter who plays for the St. ... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American baseball player. ...


In the top of the 9th inning, Keith Foulke struck out Cedeño with a runner at second to end the game. Despite blowing an early lead, the Red Sox won 11-to-9, setting a new record for the highest scoring World Series opening game. The previous record had been set in 1932. Keith Charles Foulke [FOLK] (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a retired Major League relief pitcher. ... The 1932 World Series was the twenty-ninth edition of baseballs annual World Series championship final. ...


Attendance for the game was 35,035 and the time of the game was 4 hours even. (Play-by-play from ESPN.com)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis Cardinals 0 1 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 9 11 1
Boston Red Sox 4 0 3 0 0 0 2 2 X 11 13 4
WP: Keith Foulke (1-0)  LP: Julián Tavárez (0-1)  
HRs:  StL – Larry Walker (1)  Bos – David Ortiz (1), Mark Bellhorn (1)

Game 2

October 24, 2004 at Fenway Park in Boston, Massachusetts Keith Charles Foulke [FOLK] (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a retired Major League relief pitcher. ... Julián Tavárez is a [long[relievers|long relief pitcher]] for the Boston Red Sox. ... Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... Mark Christian Bellhorn (born August 23, 1974 in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fenway redirects here. ... “Boston” redirects here. ...


The Cardinals' starting pitcher was Matt Morris, while Curt Schilling started for the Red Sox. "The Star-Spangled Banner" was performed by musician James Taylor, a Boston native. The game was played in a steady mist, with a game-time temperature of 48 degrees Fahrenheit (9 degrees Celsius). Boston native Donna Summer performed "God Bless America" during the 7th-inning stretch. Matthew Christian Morris (born August 9, 1974 in Middletown, New York) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... James Vernon Taylor (born March 12, 1948) is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist, born in Belmont, Massachusetts. ... Donna Summer (born LaDonna Adrian Gaines, on December 31, 1948) is a legendary American singer, songwriter, and artist, best known for a string of dance hits in the 1970s that earned her the title Queen of Disco and as one of the few disco-based artists to have longevity on... God Bless America is an American patriotic song originally written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. ...


For the second straight start, Schilling had a right ankle ligament sutured down to the outside flank of his ankle. The torn ligament had 'clicked' constantly on his ankle during game 1 of the ALCS and bothered him during that loss so he had it sutured down for game 6 of that series. He repeated the act for the World Series. Knowing the TV cameras would see the bloody sock and focus on it, he inscripted "K-ALS" along the edge of his cleat to signify "Strikeout Lou Gehrig's Disease", a charitable cause Schilling has long championed. While the game 6 ALCS sock was tossed into the trash after that game, Schilling had learned of the significance since then and kept the bloody sock he wore in the world series. It now resides in Cooperstown at the MLB Hall of Fame for all to see. It is considered one of the few and yet most iconic and unique pieces of baseball equipment in history next to traditional items such as balls, gloves and jerseys.


Schilling allowed a two-out double to Albert Pujols, but escaped without allowing a run when Scott Rolen's hard-hit line drive was snared by third baseman Bill Mueller. In the home half, Manny Ramírez and David Ortiz walked with two out, setting the stage for Jason Varitek to bring both runners home with a triple that landed in the deepest part of the yard. For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American baseball player. ...


The Red Sox made their first of four errors in the game in the top of the 2nd inning, when third baseman Bill Mueller dropped a foul fly off the bat of Jim Edmonds. But Schilling bore down and got Edmonds out. Reggie Sanders walked and Tony Womack singled, but Mueller redeemed himself by catching a Mike Matheny line drive and tagging the running Sanders for a double play. William Richard Mueller [MILL-er] (born March 17, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman who currently serves as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... James Patrick Jim Edmonds (born June 27, 1970 in Fullerton, California) is a left-handed batter who plays for the St. ... Reginald Laverne Reggie Sanders (born December 1, 1967) is currently the starting left fielder for the Kansas City Royals baseball team. ... Anthony Darrell Tony Womack (born September 25, 1969, in Danville, Virginia) is a professional Major League Baseball player, currently a free agent. ... Michael Scott Matheny (born September 22, 1970 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio) is a catcher in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Giants. ...


St. Louis reached the scoreboard in the 4th inning, thanks to Boston's second error. With Pujols on third, Sanders hit a ball that Mueller booted, allowing Pujols to score and narrow the gap to 2-1.


Boston wasted no time again extending their lead. Kevin Millar was hit by a Morris pitch, and Mueller doubled to right with two out, putting runners on first and third for Mark Bellhorn, who hit a ball almost as far as Varitek's first-inning blast, scoring both runners and making it a 4-1 game. Kevin Charles Millar (Born:September 24, 1971, in Los Angeles, California) is a professional designated hitter/first baseman who plays for the Baltimore Orioles and was a member of the 2004 World Series champions Boston Red Sox. ... Mark Christian Bellhorn (born August 23, 1974 in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. ...


Cal Eldred relieved Morris in the 5th inning, and he was victimized in the 6th. Trot Nixon led off with a single to center. With two out, Johnny Damon singled to left and then Orlando Cabrera hit a ball midway up the Green Monster in left field that plated both Nixon and Damon, stretching the Red Sox advantage to 6-1. Calvin John Eldred (born November 24, 1967) was a Major League Baseball player for 14 seasons. ... Christopher Trotman Trot Nixon (born April 11, 1974 in Durham, North Carolina) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Orlando Luis Cabrera (born November 2, 1974 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... This article is about the left-field wall at Fenway Park. ...


In the top of the 6th, Mueller's bad day in the field continued, as he committed his World Series record-tying third error of the game, misplaying a ground ball hit by Scott Rolen. Bellhorn failed to play a ground ball by Edmonds a moment later, but the Sox got out of the jam when Mueller redeemed himself by fielding Reggie Sanders's ground ball for a fielder's choice. Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American baseball player, who currently plays at third base for the St. ... Reginald Laverne Reggie Sanders (born December 1, 1967) is currently the starting left fielder for the Kansas City Royals baseball team. ...


The Cardinals would score their last run in the 8th inning. Reliever Mike Timlin walked Edgar Rentería, who moved to third on a grounder by Larry Walker and a single by Pujols. Scott Rolen then hit a sacrifice fly to center field, bringing Rentería home with the game's final run. Keith Foulke came on to strike out Jim Edmonds to end the rally. Michael August (Mike) Timlin (born March 10, 1966 in Midland, Texas) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox since 2003. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ... Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball. ... Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American baseball player, who currently plays at third base for the St. ... In baseball, a batted ball is considered a sacrifice fly (denoted by SF) if the following four criteria are met: There are fewer than two outs when the ball is hit. ... Keith Charles Foulke [FOLK] (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a retired Major League relief pitcher. ... James Patrick Jim Edmonds (born June 27, 1970 in Fullerton, California) is a left-handed batter who plays for the St. ...


Announced attendance was 35,001. The game lasted 3 hours 20 minutes. (Play-by-play from ESPN.com)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 0
Boston Red Sox 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 X 6 8 4
WP: Curt Schilling (1-0)  LP: Matt Morris (0-1)  

Game 3

October 26, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Matthew Christian Morris (born August 9, 1974 in Middletown, New York) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Busch Memorial Stadium, or Busch Stadium (also referred to as Busch Stadium II) was the home of the St. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ...


"The Star-Spangled Banner" was performed by country music singer Martina McBride. At a pregame ceremony, Edgar Martinez was presented with the 2004 Roberto Clemente Award. Game time temperature was 64 degrees Fahrenheit (18 degrees Celsius), and pre-game rain left some parts of the field wet. At the 7th-inning stretch, Gospel Music Hall of Fame recording artist Amy Grant performed "God Bless America" from the top of the Cardinals dugout. This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Martina McBride (born Martina Mariea Schiff, July 29, 1966 in Sharon, Kansas) is an American Grammy nominated country music singer-songwriter. ... Édgar Martínez (born January 2, 1963 in New York, New York, but raised in the Maguayo neighborhood of Dorado, Puerto Rico[1]) is a longtime Major League Baseball player who retired at the end of the 2004 season. ... Roberto Clemente Walker (August 18, 1934 – December 31, 1972) was a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter. ... The Gospel Music Hall of Fame, created in 1971 by the Gospel Music Association, is a Hall of Fame dedicated exclusively to recognizing meaningful contributions by individuals in all forms of gospel music. ... Amy Lee Grant (born November 25, 1960 in Augusta, Georgia) is an American singer-songwriter, best known for her Contemporary Christian music and pop music, as well as an author and occasional actress. ... God Bless America is an American patriotic song originally written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. ...


Manny Ramírez opened the scoring for the Red Sox with two out in the top of the 1st inning, sending a 2-2 pitch from the Cardinals' starting pitcher, former Red Sox player Jeff Suppan, into the bleachers over the wall in left-center field, which is 372 feet from home plate. For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... Jeffrey Scot Suppan (born January 2, 1975, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... For other uses, see Bleach (disambiguation). ...


The starting pitcher for the Red Sox was Pedro Martinez. In the bottom of the 1st, the Cardinals loaded the bases with one out, but Jim Edmonds hit a fly ball to left fielder Ramirez, who threw home to catcher Jason Varitek to retire Larry Walker attempting to score from third, for an inning-ending double play. Replays showed that Walker had taken off because Albert Pujols, the runner at second, had led too far off the base, and would easily have been doubled off. Pedro Martinez warming up in right field of Fenway Park before a game, June 22, 2004. ... James Patrick Jim Edmonds (born June 27, 1970 in Fullerton, California) is a left-handed batter who plays for the St. ... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American baseball player. ... Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball. ...


The Cardinals threatened again in the top of the 3rd inning, as Suppan beat out an infield single to third base and Edgar Rentería delivered a double to right-center field. But Walker grounded to first, and Suppan hesitated in his attempt to score. David Ortiz, making a rare appearance at first base (as there is no designated hitter in the National League), took the throw from second baseman Mark Bellhorn, retired Walker, and threw to third, where Bill Mueller tagged Suppan for a double play. Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Mark Christian Bellhorn (born August 23, 1974 in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. ... William Richard Mueller [MILL-er] (born March 17, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman who currently serves as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ...


Trot Nixon extended the Red Sox lead to 2-0 in the top of the 4th, hitting a single to right field that scored Mueller, who had started the rally with a two-out double to left center. Christopher Trotman Trot Nixon (born April 11, 1974 in Durham, North Carolina) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ...


Johnny Damon led off the Red Sox's 5th inning with a double to right, confounding Walker, who had trouble navigating the wet grass and warning track. Orlando Cabrera followed with a single to right, and Ramírez singled to left, scoring Damon. After Ortiz flied to center and Varitek grounded into a fielder's choice, Mueller singled sharply past first base, allowing Cabrera to score the Red Sox's fourth run. At that point, Cardinals manager Tony La Russa replaced Suppan with Al Reyes (Cardinals starting pitchers failed to finish the 5th inning in all 3 games played so far), who got the final out. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Orlando Luis Cabrera (born November 2, 1974 in Cartagena, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... In baseball, a fielders choice is the act of a fielder, upon fielding a batted ball, choosing to try put out one runner while in so doing allowing the batter to advance to first base. ... Tony La Russa after the 2006 World Series Anthony La Russa, Jr. ... Rafael Alberto Reyes (born April 10, 1971), better known as Al Reyes, is a Major League Baseball pitcher currently with the St. ...


Martinez' outing ended after the 7th inning. He finished with six strikeouts, two walks, and three hits allowed. He retired the last 14 hitters, beginning with Walker's grounder. Mike Timlin came on to pitch the 8th. Michael August (Mike) Timlin (born March 10, 1966 in Midland, Texas) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Boston Red Sox since 2003. ...


Walker homered to center field off Keith Foulke with one out in the Cardinals' 9th to break up the shutout, as the rain returned. Foulke escaped further damage, and the Red Sox won the game 4-1, their seventh straight playoff victory. Walker's homer was the first and only run allowed by Foulke during the 2004 playoffs. Keith Charles Foulke [FOLK] (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a retired Major League relief pitcher. ...


The game was played before 52,015 paying fans, in a brisk (for modern-day playoff baseball) 2 hours and 58 minutes. (Play-by-play from ESPN.com)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston Red Sox 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 9 0
St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 0
WP: Pedro Martínez (1-0)  LP: Jeff Suppan (0-1)  
HRs:  Bos – Manny Ramírez (1)  StL – Larry Walker (2)

Game 4

October 27, 2004 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri This article is about the multiple All-Star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... Jeffrey Scot Suppan (born January 2, 1975, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball. ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Busch Memorial Stadium, or Busch Stadium (also referred to as Busch Stadium II) was the home of the St. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: , Country State County Independent City Government  - Mayor Francis G. Slay (D) Area  - City  66. ...


Gretchen Wilson, a country singer (and avid Cardinals fan), performed "The Star-Spangled Banner", which was followed by a fly-over by a squadron of 2 F/A-18 fighter planes from Fighter Squadron Composite 12, which is based at Naval Air Station Oceana. Gretchen Frances Wilson (born June 26, 1973) is an American country music singer and guitarist. ... This article includes a list of works cited but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States, with lyrics written in 1814 by Francis Scott Key. ... The F/A-18 Hornet is an all-weather fighter and attack aircraft. ... An A-10 Thunderbolt II, F-86 Sabre, P-38 Lightning and P-51 Mustang fly in formation during an air show at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. ... Naval Air Station Oceana IATA: NTU, ICAO: KNTU), also known as NAS Oceana, is a military airport located in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is a United States Navy Master Jet Base (a base that offers 24 hour service and fuel). ...


In attendance at the game was Baseball Hall of Famer Hank Aaron, who, at the time, held the record for most home runs in a career (755). Aaron was a perennial All-Star, and the National League's MVP in 1957. In his career, he was selected a record 24 times to appear in the All-Star Game. He also won three Gold Glove Awards as an outfielder (1958-60). The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama), nicknamed Hammer, Hammerin Hank”, or Bad Henry”, is a retired American baseball player whose Major League Baseball (MLB) career spanned the 1950s through the 1970s. ... In the sport of baseball, a home run is the act of hitting the ball in such a manner, whether out of the park or in (see inside the park home run), that allows the batter to safely reach home and score in one play. ... In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the respective managers (from the previous years World... In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each...


The Hank Aaron Award winners for 2004 were presented prior to the game: Barry Bonds in the NL, Manny Ramírez in the AL. The Hank Aaron Award is an annual award in Major League Baseball awarded to the top hitter in each league. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is currently a left fielder for the San Francisco Giants of Major League Baseball. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ...


Skies were partly cloudy, and the game time temperature was 61 degrees Fahrenheit (16 degrees Celsius). Perhaps foreshadowing the game's outcome, a total lunar eclipse was visible from the stadium starting around 8:14 p.m. local time, the first time a lunar eclipse has occurred during a post-season game. The first pitch, from the Cardinals' starting pitcher, Jason Marquis, came at 7:26 p.m. local time. Time lapse movie of the 3 March 2007 lunar eclipse A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the Moon passes through some portion of the Earths shadow. ... Jason Scott Marquis (born August 21, 1978, in Manhasset, New York), is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. ...


Johnny Damon, the game's first batter, got the scoring under way for the Red Sox with a home run into the bullpen in right field. It was the first World Series game-opening homer since Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees in the 2000 World Series against the New York Mets. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the baseball concept. ... While the game goes on, a relief pitcher warms up in the bullpen, beyond the outfield fence In baseball, the bullpen is the area where pitchers warm-up before entering a game. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Dates October 21, 2000–October 26, 2000 MVP Derek Jeter (New York Yankees) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck, Tim McCarver, and Bob Brenly Umpires Ed Montague, Jerry Crawford, Tim McClelland, Tim Welke, Charlie Reliford, Jeff Kellogg MTA logo for the 2000 Subway Series. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league...


Against the Cardinals' starting pitcher, Jason Marquis, Manny Ramírez singled with one out in the 3rd inning to equal the postseason hitting streak record of 17 games (tied with Hank Bauer and Derek Jeter). David Ortiz followed with a double down the right-field line. Jason Varitek hit a ground ball to first which Albert Pujols fielded, firing home to Yadier Molina, who tagged Ramirez for the inning's second out. But Marquis then walked Bill Mueller and gave up a double to Trot Nixon off the wall in right-center field, scoring Ortiz and Varitek, and missing a grand slam by a mere 2 feet. Nixon actually got his signs messed up, thinking he had a green light to swing on a 3 ball, no strike count, a rarity in baseball since it forces the opposing pitcher to throw a strike. Jason Scott Marquis (born August 21, 1978, in Manhasset, New York), is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ... Henry Albert Hank Bauer (born July 31, 1922 in East St. ... Derek Sanderson Jeter (born June 26, 1974 in Pequannock, New Jersey) is an American Major League Baseball player. ... David Ortiz (IPA , or roughly or-TEES, according to Latin American pronunciation) (born November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as David Américo Ortiz Arias), is a Major League Baseball designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... Jason Andrew Varitek (born April 11, 1972 in Rochester, Michigan) is an American baseball player. ... “Pujols” redirects here. ... Yadier B. Molina (born July 13, 1982 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico) is a Major League Baseball catcher who plays for the St. ... William Richard Mueller [MILL-er] (born March 17, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman who currently serves as the hitting coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Christopher Trotman Trot Nixon (born April 11, 1974 in Durham, North Carolina) is an outfielder for the Cleveland Indians of Major League Baseball. ...


Scott Stapp, a Grammy Award-winning vocalist formerly with the group Creed, performed "God Bless America" during the seventh-inning stretch. Scott Stapp (born Anthony Scott Flippen, August 8, 1973, in Orlando, Florida) is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer of the post-grunge band Creed. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the American Post-grunge band. ... God Bless America is an American patriotic song originally written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. ...


In the top of the eighth, Mueller led off with a single to right-center off reliever Danny Haren, and Nixon followed with his third double of the night, down the right-field line. Gabe Kapler pinch-ran for Nixon, and Cardinals manager Tony La Russa countered by calling on Jason Isringhausen to try to shut the door. It was Isringhausen's first appearance of the series, as the Cards generally use him as their closer. Isringhausen promptly walked Mark Bellhorn, loading the bases, but he got out of the inning with two strikeouts and another outstanding fielding play by Pujols. With the infield in, he snagged a Damon grounder and threw home, forcing out Mueller. Daniel John (Danny) Haren (born September 17, 1980 in Monterey Park, California) is a baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Oakland Athletics. ... Tony La Russa after the 2006 World Series Anthony La Russa, Jr. ... Jason Derik Isringhausen (born September 7, 1972 in Brighton, Illinois) is a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball, and is currently the closer for the St. ... Mark Christian Bellhorn (born August 23, 1974 in Weymouth, Massachusetts) is a second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds. ...


Lowe's night on the mound ended when he was pinch-hit for in the eighth inning. He finished with four strikeouts, one walk, and three hits allowed in his seven shutout innings, making three consecutive no-earned-run games for Boston starting pitchers (20 innings total). He became the winning pitcher in the deciding game of all three postseason series. In baseball, an earned run is any run for which the pitcher is held accountable (i. ...


Bronson Arroyo came on to pitch the bottom of the eighth, and he walked Reggie Sanders with one out before yielding to reliever Alan Embree, who struck out pinch-hitter Hector Luna and got Larry Walker to pop up, ending the inning. Bronson Anthony Arroyo [ah-ROY-yoh] (born February 24, 1977 in Key West, Florida), is a popular Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds and a rock musician. ... Reginald Laverne Reggie Sanders (born December 1, 1967) is currently the starting left fielder for the Kansas City Royals baseball team. ... Alan Duane Embree (born January 23, 1970 in The Dalles, Oregon) is a middle relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Héctor Luna (born February 1, 1980 in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic), is a Major League baseball player with the St. ... Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball. ...


Keith Foulke, the Red Sox closer, came in to pitch the bottom of the ninth. Pujols started the inning by lacing a single through Foulke's legs. Scott Rolen flied to Kapler in right for the first out. Foulke then struck out Jim Edmonds and got Edgar Rentería to bounce back to the mound, ending the game and the Series with a 4-0 Red Sox victory. In a somewhat fitting coincidence, their World Series victory came 18 years to the day (October 27) after their loss to the New York Mets in the 1986 World Series, and on the night of a lunar eclipse. As well, Renteria, who would make the last out, wore number 3 for the Cardinals, the same number made famous (or infamous) by Babe Ruth when he played for the Yankees. This combination of coincidences convinced many that the "Curse of the Bambino" had finally been vanquished. Also, outfielders Johnny Damon (whose player number was 18 at that time) and Gabe Kapler (whose number was 19) ran to jump into each others arms, and then ran next to each other to jump into the victory pile, in which some fans claim was "1918" fading away. Manny Ramírez was named MVP. Keith Charles Foulke [FOLK] (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a retired Major League relief pitcher. ... Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American baseball player, who currently plays at third base for the St. ... James Patrick Jim Edmonds (born June 27, 1970 in Fullerton, California) is a left-handed batter who plays for the St. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería (pronounced as IPA: ) (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who plays for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2006). ... is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Other nicknames The Amazin Mets, The Amazins, The Metropolitans, The Kings of Queens Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league... Time lapse movie of the 3 March 2007 lunar eclipse A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the Moon passes through some portion of the Earths shadow. ... Errenteria (Spanish: Rentería) is a town located in the province of Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous community of Basque Country, in the North of Spain, near the French border. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... This article is about the pitcher and outfielder. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Babe Ruth -- The Bambino The Curse of the Bambino was a superstition cited, often jokingly, as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series after they sold Babe Ruth, sometimes called The Bambino, to the New York Yankees. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Gabriel Stefan Gabe Kapler (born August 31, 1975, Hollywood, California) is a free agent outfielder, who has played portions of 9 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Detroit Tigers, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, and Boston Red Sox. ... For other persons of the same name, see Manuel Ramirez. ...


This would be the second time in a row that the home team (in this case St. Louis) did not win the deciding game of a World Series. Notably, and displaying admirable class and a keen sense of history, the Busch Stadium staff re-opened the building's main gates to allow several hundred Red Sox fans who had been milling outside without tickets into the stadium to see the Red Sox' final victory.


The game lasted 3 hours 14 minutes before 52,037 fans at Busch Stadium.(Play-by-play from ESPN.com)

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Boston Red Sox 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 9 0
St. Louis Cardinals 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
WP: Derek Lowe (1-0)  LP: Jason Marquis (0-1)  
HRs:  Bos – Johnny Damon (1)

Aftermath

After the end of Game 4, fans in Boston were understandably ecstatic. There was less rioting and damage downtown than there had been after the League Championship Series the preceding week, but there were perhaps twice as many people in the streets. This caused some problems when an ambulance tried to drive through the crowd to get to an injured woman. Although the crowd did get out of the way as the ambulance moved, they then reformed and even followed the ambulance. Most of the crowd was mostly peaceful and calm, some forming mosh pits and others dancing. Some did try to scale lampposts and ledges and most succeeding in doing so with no police intervention. Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... Jason Scott Marquis (born August 21, 1978, in Manhasset, New York), is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... This article or section should be merged with mosh. ...


Many roads were closed off, including Yawkey Way, and a police perimeter was formed around Fenway Park to keep fans from trespassing into the field and stadium. Another two police lines were formed by police in full riot gear, along Commonwealth Ave., and Beacon Street, preventing anyone from leaving Kenmore Square. Most bars shut down during the hour after the end of the game. Small caches of fireworks were set off around the city, and many news programs showed several hours of footage of the streets in Boston and Cambridge interspersed with footage and interviews from inside Busch Stadium, beginning about 10 seconds after the final out was recorded. Commonwealth Avenue (often abbreviated Comm Ave by locals) is a road in the city of Boston, Massachusetts beginning at the western edge of the Public Garden, and continuing west through the Back Bay, Kenmore Square, and the suburbs of Brighton and Chestnut Hill. ... Beacon Street is a major thoroughfare in Boston, Massachusetts and several of its western suburbs. ... View of the Citgo sign in Kenmore Square Kenmore Square is a square in Boston, Massachusetts near Fenway Park, consisting of the intersection of several main avenues, (including Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue) as well as several other cross streets, and Kenmore Station, a T stop. ... For other uses, see Fireworks (disambiguation). ...


Around midnight, the police line along the entrance to Kenmore Square began to move in on the celebrators, pushing them down Commonwealth Avenue towards Boston University. For the similarly named institution in Chestnut Hill, see Boston College. ...


In some places such as Lynn, screams and cheers of joy were heard, fireworks were set off and people were banging pots and pans. There were 35 arrests, mostly for minor offenses (e.g. drunk and disorderly conduct), 22 injuries resulting in hospitalization (one of which was a police officer hit in the face with a beer bottle), and some minor property damage (2 reported property vandalizations, several damaged trees). Location in Essex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Essex Settled 1629 Incorporated 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Chip Clancy Area  - City  13. ...


Compared to the riots following the ALCS Game 7 victory one week prior, which caused damage to a McDonald's and a Sovereign Bank in Kenmore Square as well as the death of Victoria Snelgrove, a 21 year old college student, the reported property damage was minor. The next morning, most of the Boston radio stations' morning shows were also celebrating and rush hour traffic was very light on the usually congested Route 128 and Interstate 93. There were also reports of fans visiting the graves of family members across New England and laying Red Sox memorabilia and copies of the Boston Globe at their headstones. McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Sovereign Bank NYSE: SOV, currently the 18th largest banking institution in the United States [1], has more than $63 billion in assets [2] and operates more than 650 retail banking offices [3], over 1,000 ATMs [4], and employes approximately 10,000 people [5]. The company is based in Reading... Victoria Torie Snelgrove (Family Photo) Riot Police near Fenway prior to the shooting. ... WEEI is a sports radio station in Boston, Massachusetts that broadcasts on 850 kHz from a transmitter in Needham, Massachusetts. ... Route 128 is a circumferential or ring highway in eastern Massachusetts with Boston at its center and surrounded by the concentric Interstate 495. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 93 Interstate 93 (abbreviated I-93) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ...

Trivia

  • The Red Sox' eight consecutive wins constitute the longest post season winning streak since the Cincinnati Reds accomplished it in 1975-1976. The White Sox matched the feat the following season.
  • For the third year in a row, a Wild Card team won the World Series, the longest of such a streak.
  • Boston pitcher Derek Lowe became the first pitcher in history to be the winning pitcher in the series-clinching game in three postseason series and the first to win both the LCS and WS clinchers since Randy Johnson in 2001 for the Arizona Diamondbacks.
  • By winning his start in Game 2, Curt Schilling became the first pitcher to win World Series games with three different teams. He won Game 5 with Philadelphia in 1993 and Game 1 with Arizona in 2001.
  • Renteria is the second player in MLB history to end a World Series both by making a hit and by making an out. He won the 1997 World Series with the Florida Marlins with a single. Goose Goslin was the other player.
  • For the first time since the 1928 World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals got swept in a postseason series.
  • This was the first World Series since 1999 that featured no expansion teams, the longest such streak in MLB history. It was the first meeting of teams from the 16 franchises that had not relocated since the Yankees and Reds faced off in the 1976 World Series.
  • A total lunar eclipse occurred on the night of victorious Game 4 (the final out was recorded during mid-totality). Due to atmospheric conditions, the moon took on a blood red color, which mimicked the blood-soaked sock worn by Schilling during Game 6 of the ALCS
  • Shortly afterwards, the famous "Reverse The Curse" sign on Storrow Drive (a defaced "Reverse Curve" sign) was cut down.
  • Edgar Renteria, who made the last out, was Boston's starting shortstop for the 2005 season but was shortly after the season traded to the Atlanta Braves. Ironically he made the last out of their only playoff series against the Chicago White Sox where they were swept in 3 games.
  • The actual World Series trophy was such a major icon to fans of the state of Massachusetts at the time that it went on a state-wide exhibition. Any town in the state that sent a letter requesting a display to the teams headquarters had the Trophy stop in its own town. During the trip, even the smallest towns got a chance to see the trophy for an hour or so in a very widely appreciated gesture by the team's ownership.
  • In an Olympia Sports Commercial filmed in 2004, Manny Ramirez was shown daydreaming about being the World Series MVP. Few months later, the Red Sox breaks the 86-year curse and wins the World Series, with Manny Ramirez announced to be the World Series MVP.

References in pop culture

  • In an episode of Lost, footage of the final out of game 4 was used to convince plane crash survivor Jack that the island inhabitants known as The Others know of events in the outside world. This was also a throwback to Season 1 of the show, in which Jack's father, Christian, claimed the Red Sox would never win the Series, a sentiment echoed by Jack as they believed they were cursed.
  • The 2005 movie Fever Pitch (or Perfect Match) starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon is set around the entire 2004 Red Sox season. Originally the script had called for the Red Sox to once again end in a loss short playoff success and most notably at the hands of the Yankees. Down 3-0 in the ALCS this seemed certain but the team won that series against astronomical odds which sent the production staff scrambling to secure World Series tickets and filming rights for games 4 through 7. What was supposed to be another heart-breaking season for the Red Sox, which was popular at the time given recent collapses and the popularization of the Curse of the Bambino, turned into a great victory and caused a near full re-write of the ending of the movie. The ending scene with both the lead actor and actress was filmed on the field at the same time the actual event occurred. Camera shots of the team celebrating in jubilation was mixed with Hollywood acting. Fox Sports went under criticism for showing the scene being filmed during the Red Sox' on-field celebration of game 4. The movie was produced by 20th Century Fox.
  • In the 2006 movie The Departed, a full page of the Boston Globe can be briefly seen on the wall of Sargent Colin Sullivan's (Matt Damon) office. The page features a large picture of Keith Foulke celebrating the final out of the series.

Quotes of the series

  • "Down the right field line, into the corner it is...FAIR, and a three-run home run, Ortiz has done it again!" --Joe Buck, Fox Sports, calling the 5th home run of the postseason by David Ortiz.
  • "The Red Sox are playing with a world of confidence." --Tim McCarver, Fox Sports, on the momentum carried forward by Boston's unprecedented comeback in the ALCS.
  • "Foulke to the set, the 1-0 pitch, here it is...swing and a ground ball, stabbed by Foulke. He has it. He underhands to first. And the Boston Red Sox are the World Champions. For the first time in 86 years, the Red Sox have won baseball's world championship. Can you believe it?" --Joe Castiglione, 850 AM WEEI
  • "Back to Foulke! Red Sox fans have longed to hear it - The Boston Red Sox are World Champions!" --Joe Buck, Fox Sports.
  • "I don't believe in curses, I believe you make your own destination." --Series MVP Manny Ramirez when asked if he believed in curses.
2004 Major League Baseball Playoffs
2004 World Series
American League Championship Series
American League Division Series

AL Playoff teams: Anaheim | Boston | Minnesota | New York
Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... For other persons named Randy Johnson, see Randy Johnson (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1998-present) West Division (1998-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2001 NL Pennants (1) 2001 West Division titles (3) 2002 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 1999 Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames Arizona Diamondbacks (1998-present) Major league home ballparks Chase Field (1998-present... Curtis Montague (Curt) Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is an American Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox. ... Dates October 16, 1993–October 23, 1993 MVP Paul Molitor (Toronto) Television network CBS & Simulcast in Canada on CTV Announcers Sean McDonough, Tim McCarver Umpires Dave Phillips (AL), Paul Runge (NL), Tim McClelland (AL), Charlie Williams (NL), Mark Johnson (AL), Dana DeMuth (NL) The 1993 World Series was the second... Dates October 27, 2001–November 4, 2001 MVP Randy Johnson and Curt Schilling (Arizona) Television network FOX Announcers Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Umpires Steve Rippley, Dana DeMuth, Dale Scott, Mark Hirschbeck, Jim Joyce, Ed Rapuano The 2001 World Series (the November Series) took place between the Arizona Diamondbacks and... Leon Allen Goslin (October 16, 1900 – May 15, 1971), better known as Goose Goslin, was a left fielder in Major League Baseball known for his powerful left-handed swing and dependable clutch hitting. ... In the 1928 World Series, the New York Yankees swept the St. ... Dates October 23, 1999–October 27, 1999 MVP Mariano Rivera (New York) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas and Joe Morgan Umpires Randy Marsh (NL), Derryl Cousins (AL), Gerry Davis (NL), Rocky Roe (AL), Steve Rippley (NL), Jim Joyce (AL) The 1999 World Series matched the defending champion New York... The 1976 World Series matched the defending champion Cincinnati Reds of the National League against the New York Yankees of the American League, with the Reds sweeping the Series to repeat. ... Time lapse movie of the 3 March 2007 lunar eclipse A lunar eclipse occurs whenever the Moon passes through some portion of the Earths shadow. ... ALCS can be: A transaction processing monitor for the IBM System/370 and System/390 mainframes. ... James Jackson Storrow Memorial Drive (usually referred to as Storrow Drive) is a parkway in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Edgar Enrique Rentería [ren-ter-EE-ah] (born August 7, 1975 in Barranquilla, Colombia) is a Major League Baseball shortstop and right-handed batter who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 2, 3, 4, 9, 11, 16, 19, 42, 72, Name Chicago White Sox (1904–present) Other nicknames The Sox, The South Siders, The ChiSox, The Pale Hose, The Good Guys, The Go-Go Sox, The... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... The Glass Ballerina will be the second episode of the third season of Lost. ... “LOST” redirects here. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... The Others (also known as Them, The Natives, and The Hostiles) are a group of fictional characters who inhabit the island in the American television series Lost; most of whom serve as the antagonists to the series main characters. ... Boston Legal is an American dramedy television series that began airing on ABC on October 3rd, 2004. ... William Alan Shatner (born on March 22, 1931) is a Canadian actor who gained fame for playing James Tiberius Kirk of the USS Enterprise in the television show Star Trek from 1966 to 1969 and in seven of the subsequent movies. ... Information Gender Male Date of birth 1932 or 1933 Occupation Lawyer Portrayed by William Shatner Created by David E. Kelley Dennis Denny Crane is a fictional character on the television series Boston Legal. ... Alan Shore is a fictional character on the ABC Network television series Boston Legal, portrayed by James Spader. ... Shirley Schmidt is a fictional character in the ABC Television Network series Boston Legal. ... Fever Pitch, which was released as The Perfect Catch outside of the United States and Canada, is a Farrelly Brothers comedy film. ... Drew Blyth Barrymore (born February 22, 1975) is an American actress and film producer, the youngest member of the Barrymore family of American actors. ... James Thomas Fallon (born September 19, 1974 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American comedian, actor, musician, and Grammy nominee best known for his work on Saturday Night Live. ... Babe Ruth -- The Bambino The Curse of the Bambino was a superstition cited, often jokingly, as a reason for the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series after they sold Babe Ruth, sometimes called The Bambino, to the New York Yankees. ... MLB on FOX is the Fox Broadcasting Companys de facto brand name for their coverage of Major League Baseball. ... Twentieth (20th) Century Fox Film Corporation (known from 1935 to 1985 as Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation) is one of the six major American film studios. ... The Departed is a 2006 crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio (in his third movie with Scorsese), Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson and Mark Wahlberg. ... The Boston Globe is the most widely-circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and in the greater New England region. ... Matthew Paige Matt Damon (born October 8, 1970) is an American screenwriter and actor. ... Keith Charles Foulke [FOLK] (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a retired Major League relief pitcher. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... James Timothy McCarver (born October 16, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American former Major League and minor league baseball catcher, and a current broadcaster for FOX Sports. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... WEEI is a sports radio station in Boston, Massachusetts that broadcasts on 850 kHz from a transmitter in Needham, Massachusetts. ... For the fictional character, see Midnight Cowboy. ... Manuel Arístides (Manny) Ramírez Onelcida [ra-MEE-res] (born May 30, 1972) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Boston Red Sox since 2001. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ... The 2004 American League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees. ... In the 2004 American League Division Series, the Boston Red Sox swept the Anaheim Angels in 3 games, and the New York Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins 3 games to 1. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 11, 26, 29, 30, 42, 50 Name Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (2005–present) Anaheim Angels (1997-2004) California Angels (1965-1996) Los Angeles Angels (1961-1965) Other nicknames The Halos, The Wings, The Seraphs... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 27, 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1908–present) Boston Americans (1901-1907) Other nicknames The BoSox, The Olde Towne Team, The Sox Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 6, 14, 29, 34, 42 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Nationals/Senators (1901-1960) Other nicknames The Twinkies Ballpark Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome 1982-present Metropolitan Stadium (1961-1981) Griffith Stadium (1911-1960... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as...

National League Championship Series
National League Division Series

NL Playoff teams: Atlanta | Houston | Los Angeles | St. Louis The 2004 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 13 to 21 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion St. ... The 2004 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2004 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 5, and ended on Monday, October 11, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... For other uses, see National League (disambiguation). ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 24, 25, 32, 33, 34, 40, 42, 49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1913) Brooklyn Trolley Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ...

References


  Results from FactBites:
 
2004 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4281 words)
Louis Cardinals to claim the 2004 World Series Trophy.
It was the first World Series game-opening homer since Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees in the 2000 World Series against the New York Mets.
This was the first World Series since 1999 that featured no expansion teams, the longest such streak in MLB history.
  More results at FactBites »

 
 

COMMENTARY     


Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Your name
Your comments

Want to know more?
Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:

 


Press Releases |  Feeds | Contact
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the GFDL.
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m