2004 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS (METS)

Highlights & Notables > 2004

Finished 17th in the National League with a 3.60 ERA, 10th in innings pitched (212.1) and seventh with a 2.90 ERA during the day

Passed the 200-innings plateau for the 12th time in his career on September 23rd at Montreal (Finished with 212.1 innings)

Moved into 36th place on the All-Time Win List with his 261st victory on September 23rd at Montreal in a 4-2 triumph (Now has 262 career triumphs)

Ranks third among active pitchers with 262 victories

Passed lefthanded pitcher Carl Hubbell (253) to move into sole possession of eighth place on the All-Time Win List for lefthanded pitchers

Became the 52nd pitcher in major league history to hurl 3,700 or more career innings on September 1st vs. Florida

Was selected to the NL All-Star team for the ninth time in his career and his first as a Met (Pitched 1.0 inning, allowing one hit and no runs with no walks and no strikeouts in the Mid-Summer Classic at Houston's Minute Maid Park on July 13th)

Constructed a 1.86 ERA (12 earned runs in 58.0 innings) with 30 strikeouts in seven starts from May 28th-June 30th

Allowed two earned runs or less in 19 of his 33 starts and three earned runs or less 22 of his 33 starts

Hurled a one-hit complete-game shutout to defeat the Colorado Rockies, 4-0, at Shea Stadium on May 23rd...Carried a no-hit performance into the eighth inning before Kit Pellow hit a two-out double to rightfield...Was perfect through 6.0 innings before walking Denny Hocking to lead off the seventh...It was the 27th one-hit performance in Mets history...The 7.2 hitless innings was the longest streak by Glavine in his career...His previous best was 6.1 innings on August 12, 1989 with Atlanta vs. San Diego...The one-hitter was also the fewest hits he allowed in a complete-game effort...His previous career low was a two-hitter, done six times, last on August 13, 1998 with Atlanta at San Diego...It was also the first complete-game shutout Tom threw as a Met and the 23rd of his career...His last came on May 22, 2002 with Atlanta at Montreal

Defeated the Expos, 8-1, in his last start of the year on October 3rd

Recorded the most victories against Montreal (27 wins)

Outdueled Arizona's Randy Johnson in a 1-0 victory on May 12th at Phoenix...Hurled 7.2 scoreless innings allowing three hits and three strikeouts...It was the first time that two lefthanded pitchers with 230 career wins or more opposed each other.

Posted a 2.14 ERA (10 earned runs in 42.0 innings) in six starts in June

Tossed 5.0 innings on August 21st at San Francisco in his first start after missing 13 days due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident

Defeated the Montreal Expos, 4-2, on July 27th to earn his first victory since June 13th...It was a span of seven starts

Awarded the Sharp Pitcher of the Month for April...Was 3-1 with a 1.64 ERA (six earned runs in 33.0 innings) in five starts...Did not allow an earned run from the second inning on April 6th through the fourth inning on April 23rd, a span of 23.0 consecutive innings

Went 2-2 with two RBI, September 18th at Pittsburgh

Also had a game-tying two-run single in the fifth inning, June 18th vs. Detroit

Pinch-hit twice: June 15th vs. Cleveland (grounded out) and September 11th vs. Philadelphia (walked)

Collected his 200th career hit, a single, on April 6th at Atlanta off Russ Ortiz.

Was the recipient of the Good Guy Award from the New Jersey Sportswriters on January 25, 2004

Received the Joan Payson Award for humanitarian service from the New York Chapter of the Baseball Writers of America on January 25, 2004

Donated $5,000 along with Mike Piazza and then teammates Al Leiter and John Franco to Tuesday's Children...The amount was matched by the Mets for a total of $40,000...The money will be used to create a Mets Scholarship Fund for Tuesday's Children...Tuesday's Children is a non-profit family services organization that offers an 18-year commitment to children who lost a parent on September 11th

Tom Glavine, in participating with Major League Baseball, as part of the Commissioner's Initiative for Kids, honored kids from CureSearch on Children's Cancer Awareness Day, August 26, 2004...Ameriquest Mortgage Company, an official sponsor of MLB, made a charitable contribution of $1 million with the proceeds going to several different charitable causes, including CureSearch National Childhood Cancer Foundation.