24 Former Team Members To Be Recognized During Pregame Ceremony Presented By Heartland Coca-Cola
ST. LOUIS, Mo., July 24, 2019– In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the 2004 National League Championship season, the St. Louis Cardinals will honor 24 former team members in a pregame ceremony before Saturday’s 6:15 PM game against the club’s ’04 NLCS opponent, the Houston Astros.
The ceremony will begin at 6 PM with members of the 2004 team introduced from the Cardinals dugout. Scheduled to appear from the 2004 squad are Tony La Russa, Chris Carpenter, Jim Edmonds, Scott Rolen, Ray Lankford, Jason Isringhausen, Matt Morris, Woody Williams, Jeff Suppan, Jason Marquis, Tony Womack, Reggie Sanders, Ray King, Julian Tavarez, Jason Simontacchi, Marlon Anderson, Kan Taguchi (So’s son), Hector Luna, Bo Hart, Walt Jocketty, José Oquendo, Joe Pettini, Barry Weinberg and CJ Cherre.
The 2004 Cardinals won 105 games (tied for second most in franchise history) and captured the NL pennant for the first time in 17 seasons. The offense was led by the MV3 trio of Albert Pujols, Rolen and Edmonds, who finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, in MVP voting. The starting rotation of Carpenter, Morris, Williams, Suppan and Marquis had four 15+ game winners and, combined with a shutdown bullpen featuring league saves leader Isringhausen, Tavarez, King and Steve Kline, led the league in fewest runs allowed. The 2004 roster also excelled in the field with three Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners (Edmonds, Rolen and Mike Matheny) and on the base paths with 111 stolen bases (second most in the NL). The Cardinals won the Central Division by 13 games and defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS (3-1) and the Astros in the NLCS (4-3) before being swept by the Boston Red Sox in the World Series.
The 2004 National League Championship Anniversary celebration will continue all weekend with special promotional giveaways for 30,000 fans, ages 16 and older, including:
- 2004 Mystery Player Jersey, presented by Cooper Tires, on Friday, July 26
- 2004 Mystery Player NL Champions Ring, presented by Edward Jones, on Saturday, July 27
- MV3 Triple Bobblehead, presented by Dierbergs & Coca-Cola, on Sunday, July 28
Tickets for the 2004 National League Championship Anniversary Weekend series, presented by Heartland Coca-Cola, are available at cardinals.com/promotions.