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]

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  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 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

Home Field Attendance & Payroll

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%

Events

o 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 also

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.

References

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