2005 Chicago Cubs season
The 2005 Chicago Cubs season was the 134th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 130th in the National League and the 90th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished 79–83, 4th place in the NL Central. This was the first season for the WGN-TV broadcast pairing of Bob Brenly and Len Kasper.
|2005 Chicago Cubs|
|Major League affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Jim Hendry|
|Local television||CSN Chicago|
(Len Kasper, Bob Brenly)
(Pat Hughes, Ron Santo)
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- December 31, 2004: Todd Hollandsworth was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.
- January 20, 2005: Cody Ransom was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.
- February 2, 2005: Sammy Sosa was traded by the Chicago Cubs with cash to the Baltimore Orioles for Jerry Hairston, Mike Fontenot, and Dave Crouthers (minors).
- February 2, 2005: Jeromy Burnitz was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs. 
- February 8, 2005: Scott McClain was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.
- March 30, 2005: Cody Ransom was purchased by the Texas Rangers from the Chicago Cubs.
National League CentralEdit
|St. Louis Cardinals||100||62||0.617||—||50–31||50–31|
Record vs. opponentsEdit
2005 National League Records
- May 2, 2005: Trenidad Hubbard was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.
- May 27, 2005: Cody Ransom was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.
- July 7, 2005: Trenidad Hubbard was released by the Chicago Cubs.
- August 29, 2005: Todd Hollandsworth was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the Atlanta Braves for Angelo Burrows (minors) and Todd Blackford (minors).
|2005 Chicago Cubs|
Stats in bold are the team leaders. Players in bold are on the active roster.
Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Walks; SO = Strikeouts; SB = Stolen bases; Avg. = Batting average
Note: G=Games played; AB=At Bats; H=Hits; Avg.=Batting Average; HR=Home Runs; RBI=Runs Batted In
- 2005 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference
- Season standings: National League Central Standings on ESPN.com
- Game Logs:
- Batting Statistics: Chicago Cubs Batting Stats on ESPN.com
- Pitching Statistics: Chicago Cubs Pitching Stats on ESPN.com
- Sammy Sosa Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
- "Sosa replacement: Burnitz agrees with Cubs". ESPN.com. February 2, 2005. Retrieved April 17, 2018.
- Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007