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2005 Baltimore Orioles season

2005 Baltimore Orioles
Major League affiliations
Location
  • Baltimore (since 1954)
  • Results
    Record 74–88 (.457)
    Divisional place 4th
    Other information
    Owner(s) Peter Angelos
    Manager(s) Lee Mazzilli and Sam Perlozzo
    Local television WJZ-TV
    WNUV
    Comcast SportsNet
    (Jim Palmer, Jim Hunter, Buck Martinez, Fred Manfra, Dave Raymond)
    Local radio WBAL (AM)
    (Fred Manfra, Jim Hunter, Joe Angel, Dave Raymond)
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    The 2005 Baltimore Orioles season involved the Orioles finishing 4th in the American League East with a record of 74 wins and 88 losses. The team started off hot, compiling a record of 42 wins and 30 losses while spending 62 days in first place in AL East. After June 23, the team started slipping on the way to a losing record and manager Lee Mazzilli's dismissal in early August.

    Offseason

    • December 7, 2004: B.J. Surhoff was signed as a Free Agent with the Baltimore Orioles.[1]
    • January 18, 2005: Midre Cummings was signed as a Free Agent with the Baltimore Orioles.[2]
    • 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).[3]

    Regular season

    Season standings

    East Division W L GB Pct.
    New York Yankees 95 67 -- .586
    Boston Red Sox 95 67 -- .586
    Toronto Blue Jays 80 82 15 .494
    Baltimore Orioles 74 88 21 .457
    Tampa Bay Devil Rays 67 95 28 .414

    Season summary

    The Baltimore Orioles had one of the best starts in franchise history, posting a record of 47-40. The Orioles, however, posted a 27-48 record after the all-star break, finishing 21 games behind the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees.

    Transactions

    • June 8, 2005: Eli Marrero was traded by the Kansas City Royals for Minor Leaguer Pete Maestrales.[4]
    • July 30, 2005: Eric Byrnes was traded by the Colorado Rockies to the Baltimore Orioles for Larry Bigbie.[5]
    • August 11, 2005: Midre Cummings was released by the Baltimore Orioles.[2]

    Roster

    2005 Baltimore Orioles
    Roster
    Pitchers Catchers

    Infielders

    Outfielders Manager

    Coaches

    Player stats

    Batting

    Starters by position

    Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

    Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    C Javy Lopez 103 395 110 .278 15 49
    1B Rafael Palmeiro 110 369 98 .266 18 60
    2B Brian Roberts 143 561 176 .314 18 73
    3B Melvin Mora 149 593 168 .283 27 88
    SS Miguel Tejada 162 654 199 .304 26 98
    LF Larry Bigbie 67 206 51 .248 5 21
    CF Luis Matos 121 389 109 .280 4 32
    RF Sammy Sosa 102 380 84 .221 14 45
    DH Jay Gibbons 139 488 135 .277 26 79

    Other batters

    Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
    David Newhan 96 218 44 .202 5 21
    BJ Surhoff 91 303 78 .257 5 34
    Chris Gomez 89 219 61 .279 1 18
    Sal Fasano 64 160 40 .250 11 20
    Gerónimo Gil 62 125 24 .192 4 17
    Eric Byrnes 52 167 32 .192 3 11
    Alejandro Freire 25 65 16 .246 1 4
    Bernie Castro 24 80 23 .288 0 7
    Eli Marrero 22 50 11 .220 3 10
    Walter Young 14 33 10 .303 1 3
    Jeff Fiorentino 13 44 11 .250 1 5
    Eli Whiteside 9 12 3 .250 0 1
    Ed Rogers 8 1 1 1.000 1 2
    Ramón Nivar 7 13 4 .308 0 1
    Keith Reed 6 5 1 .200 0 1
    Napoleón Calzado 4 5 1 .200 0 0
    Midre Cummings 2 2 0 .000 0 0

    Pitching

    Starting pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    Rodrigo Lopez 35 209.1 15 12 4.90 118
    Bruce Chen 34 197.1 13 10 3.83 133
    Daniel Cabrera 29 161.1 10 13 4.52 157
    Érik Bédard 24 141.2 6 8 4.00 125
    Sidney Ponson 23 130.1 7 11 6.21 68

    Other pitchers

    Player G IP W L ERA SO
    John Maine 10 40.0 2 3 6.30 24
    Hayden Penn 8 38.1 3 2 6.34 18

    Relief pitchers

    Player G W L SV ERA SO
    Todd Williams 72 5 5 1 3.30 38
    BJ Ryan 69 1 4 36 2.43 100
    Jorge Julio 67 3 5 0 5.90 58
    Kline, SteveSteve Kline 67 2 4 0 4.28 36
    Tim Byrdak 41 0 1 1 4.05 31
    Chris Ray 41 1 3 0 2.66 43
    Reed, SteveSteve Reed 30 1 2 0 6.61 15
    James Baldwin 28 0 2 1 3.81 29
    Jason Grimsley 22 1 2 0 5.73 10
    Eric DuBose 15 2 3 0 4.05 31
    John Parrish 14 1 0 0 3.12 25
    Aaron Rakers 10 1 0 0 3.29 11

    Farm system

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    References

    1. ^ B.J. Surhoff Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    2. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cummimi01.shtml
    3. ^ Sammy Sosa Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/marreel01.shtml
    5. ^ Eric Byrnes Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
    6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
    7. ^ Baseball America 2006 Directory.