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9/5/2004 - Yakima Bears Finish 2004 Season with Win
9/4/2004 - Late Inning Offensive Burst Ends Bears' Three-Game Losing Streak
9/3/2004 - Bears Drop Final Series Opener to Hawks 8-4
9/2/2004 - Yakima Bears Fall 10-4 to Spokane in Final Home Game of 2004
9/1/2004 - Spokane Wins Pitchers' Duel at Yakima County Stadium 2-0 Over Bears
8/31/2004 - Yakima Bears Score a Season-High in Runs in 15-4 Blowout Win Over Spokane
8/31/2004 - Bears Chris Carter Promoted to Class A South Bend
8/30/2004 - PAIR OF BEARS NAMED NWL ALL-STARS
8/30/2004 - A.J. Shappi Earns Northwest League Pitcher of the Week Honors
8/30/2004 - Yakima Bears Fall Flat in 10-1 Loss to Spokane
8/29/2004 - Five-Run Fifth Inning Gives Spokane Indians 10-4 Victory Over Yakima Bears
8/28/2004 - Bears End Three-Game Skid with 5-1 Victory over Spokane
8/27/2004 - Yakima Drops Final Game of Five-Game Series with Vancouver 8-1
8/26/2004 - Bears Pitch Well But Offense Lends Little Support in 3-1 Loss to Vancouver
8/25/2004 - Vancouver Canadians Clobber Yakima Bears in 15-2 Blowout
8/24/2004 - Bears Even Up Series with 4-3 Win Over Vancouver
8/23/2004 - Bears Stage Two Comebacks But Canadians Win
8/22/2004 - Yakima Bears Break Out of Offensive Slump in 7-1 Victory Over Tri-City
8/21/2004 - Dust Devils Beat Bears for Second Straight Night
8/20/2004 - Bears Lead Early but Tri-City’s Offense Superior
8/18/2004 - Bears Split Doubleheader with Boise
8/17/2004 - Bears Chris Carter Wins Northwest League Player of the Week Honors
8/17/2004 - Yakima Bears vs. Boise Hawks Postponed Until Wednesday Due to Rain
8/16/2004 - Bears Offense Stalls in Series Opener
8/15/2004 - Bears Beat Indians 7-2 in Rubber Game of Three-Game Set
8/14/2004 - Bears 2004 Baseball Card Team Set Now Available
8/14/2004 - A Grand Night for Yakima
8/13/2004 - Back-and-Forth Battle Finds Bears on Losing End
8/12/2004 - BEARS CAN’T TOP .500 MARK, AGAIN
8/11/2004 - Yakima Bears Back to .500 With 12-1 Blowout Win Over Eugene
8/10/2004 - Eugene Beats Bears in Blowout Fashion 14-6
8/9/2004 - Yakima Bears Strike Early and Beat Eugene 7-3
8/8/2004 - Bears Use Five-Run Sixth to Beat Eugene in Series Opener 8-3
8/7/2004 - Boise Hawks Nip Yakima Bears 2-1 in 10 Innings
8/6/2004 - Bears Blast Four Homeruns to Beat Boise Big 13-4
8/5/2004 - Wild Pitch in Eleventh Gives Boise 6-5 Win Over Bears
8/4/2004 - Bears Chris Carter Wins Northwest League All-Star Home Run Derby
8/4/2004 - East Division Triumphs 6-4 in Shortened 2004 Northwest League All-Star Game
8/3/2004 - BEARS WELL REPRESENTED IN HISTORIC GAME
8/2/2004 - First Inning Explosion Powers Bears to Win in Series Finale
8/1/2004 - Yakima Bears Come Up Short in 4-2 Daytime Loss to Vancouver Canadians
7/31/2004 - Yakima Bears Fall a Run Short Against Vancouver, Losing 5-4
7/30/2004 - Yakima Bears Win Another Tight Game, Beating Vancouver 2-1 in 10 Innings
7/29/2004 - Yakima Bears Fall in Opener to Canadians 12-8
7/28/2004 - Déjà Vu: Yakima Bears Win Again in Bottom of the Ninth
7/27/2004 - Yakima Bears Send Six to 2004 Northwest League All-Star Game
7/27/2004 - Emeralds End Bears Win Streak at Four Games as Bears Fall 11-3
7/26/2004 - Bears Win Again in Final At-Bat with Dramatic 6-5 Victory Over Emeralds
7/25/2004 - Yakima Bears Win Second Straight Night in Final At-Bat
7/24/2004 - Yakima Bears Come From Behind in the Ninth Inning to Beat Eugene 5-4
7/23/2004 - Bears Win Thriller 6-5 in Rubber Match of Three-Game Series with Tri-City
7/22/2004 - Tri-City Evens Three Game Series With 21-1 Blowout Win over Yakima Bears
7/21/2004 - Bears Strike Early and Often in 12-5 Victory Over 1st Place Tri-City
7/20/2004 - Bears Split Doubleheader to Win Series
7/19/2004 - Monday's Game Postponed Due to Unplayable Field Conditions
7/18/2004 - Six-Run First Propels Yakima Bears to Victory
7/17/2004 - Yakima Bears Fall in Finale of Five Game Series to Everett AquaSox 8-6
7/16/2004 - Bears Bats Explode for 14 Runs for Second Straight Night
7/15/2004 - Bears Score a Season High 14 Runs in 14-4 Blowout Win Over AquaSox
7/14/2004 - Yakima Bears Lose Seesaw Battle 6-5 to Everett
7/13/2004 - Yakima Bears Defeat Everett AquaSox 5-1
7/11/2004 - Yakima Bears Drop Yet Another Close Game
7/10/2004 - Bears Fall to Volcanoes 8-4 in the Fourth Game of Five-Game Series
7/9/2004 - Salem-Keizer Defeats the Yakima Bears 4-2 at Yakima County Stadium
7/8/2004 - Bears Score Four Times in the Bottom of the Eighth to Beat Salem-Keizer
7/7/2004 - Bears Come Up One Run Short in Ten-Inning Pitchers’ Duel
7/6/2004 - Bears Fall to Spokane 9-0 in Final Game of Series
7/5/2004 - Bear Alumnus Ted Lilly Named to American League All-Star Team
7/5/2004 - Yakima Bears Winning Streak Snapped in Eleven Inning Thriller
7/4/2004 - Yakima Bears Belt Out Four Homers in 6-3 Win Over Spokane
7/3/2004 - Former Yakima Bear Greg Aquino Makes Major League Debut
7/3/2004 - Bears Come From Behind to Sweep Tri-City Dust Devils
7/2/2004 - Arizona Diamondbacks 7th Round Choice Heading to Yakima
7/2/2004 - Five-Run Seventh Inning Gives Yakima Bears 7-4 Win Over Tri-City
7/1/2004 - Yakima Bears Open Series with a 4-2 Win
6/30/2004 - In Back-and-Forth Battle, Yakima Bears Lose 11-8 to Salem-Keizer in Finale
6/29/2004 - Yakima Bears Snap Three-Game Skid with a 6-4 Victory Over Salem-Keizer
6/28/2004 - Yakima Bears Drop Third Straight to Salem Keizer by a 10-5 Final
6/27/2004 - Bears Lose Second Straight on Road Trip to Salem-Keizer by a 3-1 Final
6/26/2004 - Bears Drop Opener of Five Game Series with Salem-Keizer 6-2
6/25/2004 - Bears Win Exciting 8-7 Shootout in Finale with Everett
6/24/2004 - Everett Scores 10 in the 3rd Inning to Blow Out Yakima 12-2
6/23/2004 - AquaSox Best Bears for the Third Straight Night
6/22/2004 - AquaSox Nip Bears in Second Consecutive One-Run Game by a 5-4 Final
6/21/2004 - Bears Fall Just Short in Home Opener
6/20/2004 - Yakima Bears Offense Explodes in a 12-0 Victory
6/19/2004 - Bears Drop First Game of 2004, 9-6 to Tri-City
6/18/2004 - 10th Inning Explosion Propels Bears to Opening Night Win

Bears Chris Carter Promoted to Class A South Bend

8/31/2004 - A day after making the 2004 Northwest League Postseason All-Star Team as the DH, Chris Carter has been promoted by the Arizona Diamondbacks to the Low A South Bend Silver Hawks, the Diamondbacks Single A affiliate in the Midwest League. Carter finishes his season with a .335 batting average, 15 HR, 63 RBI, a .576 slugging percentage, and a .436 OBP in 70 games for the Bears this season. He is the only player to play each of the first 70 games in a Yakima Bears uniform in 2004. The Silver Hawks have qualified for the Midwest League playoffs after winning the first half title.

Carter leaves the Bears after one of the best seasons in the fifteen years of the current Yakima Bears franchise. He is the Bears single season all-time Leader in RBI with 63, beating Murph Proctor’s 1991 mark of 61. Carter leaves Yakima second All-Time with a .335 batting average, trailing only Chris Latham’s record set in 1994 of .340. His 15 homeruns are tied for second in Bears history with Jamie D’Antona who hit 15 homers in 2003, trailing only Lamont Matthews who hit 17 roundtrippers in 1999. He sets a new slugging percentage record with a .576 mark, destroying the old record of .533. He had 86 hits which is third in Bears history, scored 47 runs (10th), and
owned a .436 on-base percentage (3rd).

Carter currently leads the Northwest League in RBI and hits, is third in batting average, second in homeruns, and second in on-base percentage. The 17th Rounder out of Stanford University committed just three errors this season in 45 games in the field.