2005 Major League Baseball season

The 2005 Major League Baseball season was notable for the league's new steroid policy in the wake of the BALCO scandal, which enforced harsher penalties than ever before for steroid use in Major League Baseball. Several players, including veteran Rafael Palmeiro, were suspended under the new policy. Besides steroids it was also notable that every team in the NL East division finished the season with at least 81 wins (at least half of the 162 games played). Additionally it was the first season featuring a baseball team in Washington, D.C. after more than 4 decades, with the Washington Nationals having moved from Montreal.

2005 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 3 – October 26, 2005
Draft
Top draft pickJustin Upton
Picked byArizona Diamondbacks
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Alex Rodriguez (NYY)
NL: Albert Pujols (STL)
League Postseason
AL championsChicago White Sox
  AL runners-upLos Angeles Angels of Anaheim
NL championsHouston Astros
  NL runners-upSt. Louis Cardinals
World Series
ChampionsChicago White Sox
  Runners-upHouston Astros
World Series MVPJermaine Dye (CHW)
MLB seasons

The Anaheim Angels changed their name to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The season ended when the Chicago White Sox defeated the Houston Astros in a four-game sweep in the World Series, winning their first championship since 1917.

As of the 2019 season, this is the last season in which no no-hit games were pitched; 2005 was also only the 6th year since 1949 in which no such games were thrown.[a]

StandingsEdit

PostseasonEdit

BracketEdit

  Division Series
(ALDS, NLDS)
League Championship Series
(NLCS, ALCS)
World Series
                           
  1 Chi White Sox 3  
4 Boston 0  
  1 Chi White Sox 4  
American League
  2 LA Angels 1  
2 LA Angels 3
  3 NY Yankees 2  
    AL1 Chi White Sox 4
  NL4 Houston 0
  1 St. Louis 3  
3 San Diego 0  
  1 St. Louis 2
National League
  4 Houston 4  
2 Atlanta 1
  4 Houston 3  

Note: Two teams in the same division could not meet in the division series.

Statistical leadersEdit

BattingEdit

TeamEdit

Statistic American League National League
Runs scored Boston Red Sox 910 Cincinnati Reds 820
Hits Boston Red Sox 1579 Chicago Cubs 1506
Home runs Texas Rangers 260 Cincinnati Reds 222
Batting average Boston Red Sox .272 San Francisco Giants .281
Stolen bases Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 161 New York Mets 153

IndividualEdit

Statistic American League National League
Batting average Michael Young (Texas) .331 Derrek Lee (Chicago) .335
Runs scored Alex Rodriguez (New York) 124 Albert Pujols (St. Louis) 129
Hits Michael Young (Texas) 221 Derrek Lee (Chicago) 199
Home runs Alex Rodriguez (New York) 48 Andruw Jones (Atlanta) 51
Runs batted in David Ortiz (Boston) 148 Andruw Jones (Atlanta) 128
Stolen bases Chone Figgins (Los Angeles) 62 José Reyes (New York) 60

PitchingEdit

TeamEdit

Statistic American League National League
Runs allowed Cleveland Indians 642 Houston Astros 609
Earned run average Chicago White Sox
Cleveland Indians
3.61 St. Louis Cardinals 3.49
Hits allowed Oakland Athletics 1315 Houston Astros 1336
Home runs allowed Oakland Athletics 154 New York Mets 135
Strikeouts Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1126 Chicago Cubs 1256

IndividualEdit

Statistic American League National League
Earned run average Kevin Millwood (Cleveland) 2.86 Roger Clemens (Houston) 1.87
Wins Bartolo Colón (Los Angeles) 21 Dontrelle Willis (Florida) 22
Saves Francisco Rodríguez (Los Angeles)
Bob Wickman (Cleveland)
45 Chad Cordero (Washington) 47
Strikeouts Johan Santana (Minnesota) 238 Jake Peavy (San Diego) 216

ManagersEdit

American LeagueEdit

Team Manager Comments
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Mike Scioscia
Baltimore Orioles Sam Perlozzo
Boston Red Sox Terry Francona
Chicago White Sox Ozzie Guillén Won the World Series
Cleveland Indians Eric Wedge
Detroit Tigers± Alan Trammell
Kansas City Royals Tony Peña Replaced during the season by Bob Schaefer
Minnesota Twins Ron Gardenhire
New York Yankees Joe Torre
Oakland Athletics Ken Macha
Seattle Mariners Mike Hargrove
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Lou Piniella
Texas Rangers Buck Showalter
Toronto Blue Jays John Gibbons

National LeagueEdit

Team Manager Comments
Arizona Diamondbacks Bob Melvin
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox
Chicago Cubs Dusty Baker
Cincinnati Reds Dave Miley Replaced during the season by Jerry Narron
Colorado Rockies Clint Hurdle
Florida Marlins Jack McKeon
Houston Astros Phil Garner Won the National League pennant
Los Angeles Dodgers Jim Tracy
Milwaukee Brewers Ned Yost
New York Mets Willie Randolph
Philadelphia Phillies Charlie Manuel
Pittsburgh Pirates Lloyd McClendon Replaced during the season by Pete Mackanin
St. Louis Cardinals Tony La Russa
San Diego Padres Bruce Bochy
San Francisco Giants Felipe Alou
Washington Nationals Frank Robinson

±hosted the MLB All Star Game

Awards and honorsEdit

Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards
BBWAA Award National League American League
Rookie of the Year Ryan Howard (PHI) Huston Street (OAK)
Cy Young Award Chris Carpenter (STL) Bartolo Colón (LAA)
Manager of the Year Bobby Cox (ATL) Ozzie Guillén (CHW)
Most Valuable Player Albert Pujols (STL) Alex Rodriguez (NYY)
Gold Glove Awards
Position National League American League
Pitcher Greg Maddux (CHC) Kenny Rogers (MIN)
Catcher Mike Matheny (SF) Jason Varitek (BOS)
1st Base Derrek Lee (CHC) Mark Teixeira (TEX)
2nd Base Luis Castillo (FLA) Orlando Hudson (TOR)
3rd Base Mike Lowell (FLA) Eric Chavez (OAK)
Shortstop Omar Vizquel (SF) Derek Jeter (NYY)
Outfield Bobby Abreu (PHI)
Jim Edmonds (STL)
Andruw Jones (ATL)
Torii Hunter (MIN)
Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)
Vernon Wells (TOR)
Silver Slugger Awards
Position National League American League
Pitcher/Designated Hitter Jason Marquis (STL) David Ortiz (BOS)
Catcher Michael Barrett (CHC) Jason Varitek (BOS)
1st Base Derrek Lee (CHC) Mark Teixeira (TEX)
2nd Base Jeff Kent (LAD) Alfonso Soriano (TEX)
3rd Base Morgan Ensberg (HOU) Alex Rodriguez (NYY)
Shortstop Felipe López (CIN) Miguel Tejada (BAL)
Outfield Miguel Cabrera (FLA)
Andruw Jones (ATL)
Carlos Lee (MIL)
Vladimir Guerrero (LAA)
Manny Ramirez (BOS)
Gary Sheffield (NYY)

Other awardsEdit

Player of the MonthEdit

Month American League National League
April Brian Roberts Derrek Lee
May Alex Rodriguez Bobby Abreu
June Travis Hafner Andruw Jones
July Jason Giambi Adam Dunn
August Alex Rodriguez Andruw Jones
September David Ortiz Randy Winn

Pitcher of the MonthEdit

Month American League National League
April Jon Garland Dontrelle Willis
May Kenny Rogers Trevor Hoffman
June Mark Buehrle Chad Cordero
July Barry Zito Andy Pettitte
August Bartolo Colón Noah Lowry
September José Contreras Andy Pettitte

Rookie of the MonthEdit

Month American League National League
April Gustavo Chacín Clint Barmes
May Damon Hollins Ryan Church
June Joe Blanton Garrett Atkins
July Gustavo Chacín Zach Duke
August Joe Blanton Zach Duke
September Robinson Canó Ryan Howard

Home Field Attendance & PayrollEdit

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game Est. Payroll
New York Yankees[1] 95 -5.9% 4,090,696 8.4% 50,502 $208,306,817 13.1%
Los Angeles Dodgers[2] 71 -23.7% 3,603,646 3.3% 44,489 $83,039,000 -10.6%
St. Louis Cardinals[3] 100 -4.8% 3,538,988 16.1% 43,691 $92,106,833 9.2%
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim[4] 95 3.3% 3,404,686 0.9% 42,033 $94,867,822 -5.6%
San Francisco Giants[5] 75 -17.6% 3,181,023 -2.3% 39,272 $90,199,500 10.0%
Chicago Cubs[6] 79 -11.2% 3,099,992 -2.2% 38,272 $87,032,933 -3.9%
San Diego Padres[7] 82 -5.7% 2,869,787 -4.9% 35,429 $63,290,833 14.3%
Boston Red Sox[8] 95 -3.1% 2,847,888 0.4% 35,159 $123,505,125 -3.0%
New York Mets[9] 83 16.9% 2,829,929 22.0% 34,937 $101,305,821 -0.7%
Houston Astros[10] 89 -3.3% 2,804,760 -9.2% 34,627 $76,779,000 1.8%
Washington Nationals[11] 81 20.9% 2,731,993 264.5% 33,728 $48,581,500 17.9%
Seattle Mariners[12] 69 9.5% 2,725,459 -7.3% 33,648 $87,754,334 7.7%
Philadelphia Phillies[13] 88 2.3% 2,665,304 -18.0% 32,905 $95,522,000 2.5%
Baltimore Orioles[14] 74 -5.1% 2,624,740 -4.3% 32,404 $73,914,333 43.2%
Texas Rangers[15] 79 -11.2% 2,525,221 0.5% 31,176 $55,849,000 1.5%
Atlanta Braves[16] 90 -6.3% 2,521,167 8.3% 31,126 $86,457,302 -4.1%
Chicago White Sox[17] 99 19.3% 2,342,833 21.4% 28,924 $75,178,000 15.3%
Milwaukee Brewers[18] 81 20.9% 2,211,023 7.2% 27,297 $39,934,833 45.1%
Oakland Athletics[19] 88 -3.3% 2,109,118 -4.2% 26,038 $55,425,762 -6.7%
Arizona Diamondbacks[20] 77 51.0% 2,059,424 -18.3% 25,425 $62,629,166 -10.2%
Minnesota Twins[21] 83 -9.8% 2,034,243 6.4% 25,114 $56,186,000 4.3%
Detroit Tigers[22] 71 -1.4% 2,024,431 5.6% 24,993 $69,092,000 47.5%
Toronto Blue Jays[23] 80 19.4% 2,014,995 6.1% 24,876 $45,719,500 -8.6%
Cleveland Indians[24] 93 16.3% 2,013,763 11.0% 24,861 $41,502,500 20.9%
Cincinnati Reds[25] 73 -3.9% 1,943,067 -15.0% 23,696 $61,892,583 31.9%
Colorado Rockies[26] 67 -1.5% 1,914,389 -18.1% 23,634 $47,839,000 -26.9%
Florida Marlins[27] 83 0.0% 1,852,608 7.5% 22,872 $60,408,834 43.3%
Pittsburgh Pirates[28] 67 -6.9% 1,817,245 15.0% 22,435 $38,133,000 18.3%
Kansas City Royals[29] 56 -3.4% 1,371,181 -17.5% 16,928 $36,881,000 -22.5%
Tampa Bay Devil Rays[30] 67 -4.3% 1,141,669 -10.5% 14,095 $29,679,067 -0.6%

EventsEdit

April 29 - The highly anticipated matchup of Roger Clemens of the Houston Astros vs. Greg Maddux of the Chicago Cubs took place at Minute Maid Park, two of the most acclaimed pitchers of the modern era (between them are 11 Cy Young awards - 7 and 4 respectively). Both Clemens and Maddux had 300 career wins at this point in their careers, a feat that is arguably impossible for modern era pitchers to achieve since the advent of middle and closing relief rosters. The Cubs went on to win the game 3-2.

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See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

a Major League Baseball seasons since 1901 without a no-hitter pitched are 1909, 1913, 1921, 19271928, 19321933, 1936, 1939, 19421943, 1949, 1959, 1982, 1985, 1989, 2000 and 2005.

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