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|2004 in baseball|
|2004 National League|
|Cuban National League|
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 Season summary
- An asterisk (*) indicates the team won its league's wild card, Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
|Rank||Team||G||W||L||T||WPCT||GB||RS (RS/G)||RA (RA/G)||AVG||OBP||SLG||ERA||FPCT|
|1||St. Louis Cardinals||162||105||57||0||.648||-.-||855 (5.28)||659 (4.07)||0.278||0.344||0.460||3.75||0.985|
|2||Houston Astros*||162||92||70||0||.568||13.0||803 (4.96)||698 (4.31)||0.267||0.342||0.436||4.05||0.983|
|3||Chicago Cubs||162||89||73||0||.549||16.0||789 (4.87)||665 (4.10)||0.268||0.328||0.458||3.81||0.986|
|4||Cincinnati Reds||162||76||86||0||.469||29.0||750 (4.63)||907 (5.60)||0.250||0.331||0.418||5.19||0.981|
|5||Pittsburgh Pirates||161||72||89||0||.447||32.5||680 (4.22)||744 (4.62)||0.260||0.321||0.401||4.29||0.983|
|6||Milwaukee Brewers||161||67||94||0||.416||37.5||634 (3.94)||757 (4.70)||0.248||0.321||0.387||4.24||0.981|
|1||Atlanta Braves||162||96||66||0||.593||-.-||803 (4.96)||668 (4.12)||0.270||0.343||0.434||3.74||0.981|
|2||Philadelphia Phillies||162||86||76||0||.531||10.0||840 (5.19)||781 (4.82)||0.267||0.345||0.443||4.45||0.987|
|3||Florida Marlins||162||83||79||0||.512||13.0||718 (4.43)||700 (4.32)||0.264||0.329||0.406||4.10||0.986|
|4||New York Mets||162||71||91||0||.438||25.0||684 (4.22)||731 (4.51)||0.249||0.317||0.409||4.09||0.978|
|5||Montreal Expos||162||67||95||0||.414||29.0||635 (3.92)||769 (4.75)||0.249||0.313||0.392||4.33||0.984|
|1||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||93||69||0||.574||-.-||761 (4.70)||684 (4.22)||0.262||0.332||0.423||4.01||0.988|
|2||San Francisco Giants||162||91||71||0||.562||2.0||850 (5.25)||770 (4.75)||0.270||0.357||0.438||4.29||0.984|
|3||San Diego Padres||162||87||75||0||.537||6.0||768 (4.74)||705 (4.35)||0.273||0.342||0.414||4.03||0.982|
|4||Colorado Rockies||162||68||94||0||.420||25.0||833 (5.14)||923 (5.70)||0.275||0.345||0.455||5.54||0.986|
|5||Arizona Diamondbacks||162||51||111||0||.315||42.0||615 (3.80)||899 (5.55)||0.253||0.310||0.393||4.98||0.977|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The 2004 National League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with a wild card team. The teams competed in a best-of-five Division Series, followed by a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.
|Division Series||Championship Series|
|Cent.||St. Louis Cardinals||3|
|West.||Los Angeles Dodgers||1|
|Cent.||St. Louis Cardinals||4|
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Barry Bonds, an outfielder with the San Francisco Giants. In the award's voting, he had 407 out of a possible 448 points and 24 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Jason Bay, an outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the award's voting, he had 146 out of a possible 160 points and 25 first place votes.
 Gold Gloves
The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Silver Sluggers
The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best hitters as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Monthly Awards
- Player of the Month Award
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- Rookie of the Month Award
 Hall of Fame Game
The fifty-eighth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on June 14 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Atlanta Braves defeated the Minnesota Twins of the American League by a score of 10 to 7.
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