2005 Major League Baseball Season
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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.

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]

Major league baseball final standings

The standings in the National League East were quite notable because all the teams in that division finished with at least a .500 record. The San Diego Padres' record of 82-80 was also notable as it was the worst ever by a division champion in a full-length season.

Postseason

The playoffs began on October 4, and ended on October 26. For more information, see the following articles:

Bracket

  Division Series
(ALDS, NLDS)
League Championship Series
(NLCS, ALCS)
World Series
                           
  1 Chicago Sox 3  
4 Boston 0  
  1 Chicago Sox 4  
American League
  2 LA Angels 1  
2 LA Angels 3
  3 NY Yankees 2  
    AL1 Chicago 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  

Statistical leaders

Batting

Team

Individual

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

Pitching

Team

Individual

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

Managers

American League

National League

±hosted the MLB All Star Game

Awards and honors

Other awards

Player of the Month

Pitcher of the Month

Rookie of the Month

Events

Notes

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.

See also

External links

References

  1. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Books of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. p. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.

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