Arizona Diamondbacks by Rob Tricchinelli

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Sexson and Fossum were not the only problems. The Dia- Perfection Randy Johnson was 40 years old when he began the 2004 season. But he still had a dominant season, and he was still a smart pitcher who could fool hitters. On May 18 against the host Atlanta Braves, Johnson threw the 17th perfect game in major league history. He retired all 27 batters he faced in the DiamondDiamonddbacks' 2–0 victory. He struck out 13 Braves and became the oldest pitcher in big-league history to throw a perfect game.

Ners were unhappy with how Arizona hired Bob Melvin far the team had fallen in three as its manager in November 30 ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS 2004. Melvin had been Seattle’s The moves had mixed manager in 2003 and 2004, results in 2005. Vazquez strug- before the team decided to not gled. 42 renew his contract. Melvin was ERA. Ortiz pitched poorly. 89 ERA who served as a backup to in 22 starts. Glaus, however, Brenly with the San Francisco had 37 homers and 97 RBIs. Giants. The team also got boosts from The Diamondbacks made first baseman Tony Clark (30 several other changes that off- homers) and pitcher Brandon season.

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