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2005 Baltimore Orioles season

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, the Orioles 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

Level Team League Manager
AAA Ottawa Lynx International League Dave Trembley
AA Bowie Baysox Eastern League Don Werner
A Frederick Keys Carolina League Bien Figueroa
A Delmarva Shorebirds South Atlantic League Gary Kendall
Short-Season A Aberdeen IronBirds New York–Penn League Andy Etchebarren
Rookie Bluefield Orioles Appalachian League Jesus Alfaro
LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Frederick[6][7]

References

  • 2005 Baltimore Orioles team page at Baseball Reference
  • 2005 Baltimore Orioles season at baseball-almanac.com


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