2005 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world.

Baseball Sport

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objectives of the offensive team are to hit the ball into the field of play, and to run the bases—having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners' advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate. The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner.

2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2005th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 5th year of the 3rd millennium, the 5th year of the 21st century, and the 6th year of the 2000s decade.

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Headline events of the year

Washington Nationals Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Washington, D.C., United States

The Washington Nationals are a professional baseball team based in Washington, D.C.. The Nationals compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. From 2005 to 2007, the team played in RFK Stadium; since 2008 their home stadium has been Nationals Park on South Capitol Street in Southeast D.C., near the Anacostia River.

Montreal City in Quebec, Canada

Montreal is the most populous municipality in the Canadian province of Quebec and the second-most populous municipality in Canada. Originally called Ville-Marie, or "City of Mary", it is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill in the heart of the city. The city is centred on the Island of Montreal, which took its name from the same source as the city, and a few much smaller peripheral islands, the largest of which is Île Bizard. It has a distinct four-season continental climate with warm to hot summers and cold, snowy winters.

The Montreal Expos were a Canadian professional baseball team based in Montreal, Quebec. The Expos were the first Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise located outside the United States. They played in the National League (NL) East Division from 1969 until 2004. Following the 2004 season, the franchise relocated to Washington, D.C., and became the Washington Nationals.

Champions

Major League Baseball

LeagueEastern Division ChampionCentral Division ChampionWestern Division ChampionWild Card Qualifier
American League New York Yankees Chicago White Sox Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Boston Red Sox
National League Atlanta Braves St. Louis Cardinals San Diego Padres Houston Astros
Chicago White Sox Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Chicago, Illinois, United States

The Chicago White Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The White Sox compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League (AL) Central division. The White Sox are owned by Jerry Reinsdorf, and play their home games at Guaranteed Rate Field, located on the city's South Side. They are one of two major league clubs in Chicago; the other is the Chicago Cubs, who are a member of the National League (NL) Central division.

 Division Series
TV: ESPN/FOX
League Championship Series
TV: FOX
World Series
TV: FOX
              
 1Chicago White Sox 3  
4 Boston Red Sox 0  
 1Chicago White Sox 4  
American League
 2 LA Angels of Anaheim 1  
2LA Angels of Anaheim 3
 3 New York Yankees 2  
  AL1Chicago White Sox 4
 NL4Houston Astros 0
 1St. Louis Cardinals 3  
3 San Diego Padres 0  
 1St. Louis Cardinals 2
National League
 4Houston Astros 4  
2 Atlanta Braves 1
 4Houston Astros 3  

Click on any series score to link to that series' page.
Higher seed has home field advantage during Division Series and League Championship Series.
American League has home field advantage during World Series as a result of American League victory in 2005 All-Star Game.
National League is seeded 1-3/2-4 as a result of NL regular season champion (St. Louis Cardinals) and NL wild card (Houston Astros) coming from the same division.

  • Postseason MVPs
    Paul Konerko American professional baseball player, first baseman

    Paul Henry Konerko is an American former professional baseball first baseman who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds and, for most of his career, the Chicago White Sox. Konerko helped the White Sox win the 2005 World Series over the Houston Astros, the franchise's first since 1917. From 2006 to 2014 he served as the White Sox captain.

    2005 National League Championship Series

    The 2005 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2005 National League playoffs, matched the Central Division champion and defending league champion St. Louis Cardinals against the wild card qualifier Houston Astros, a rematch of the 2004 NLCS. The Cardinals, by virtue of having the best record in the NL during the 2005 season, had the home-field advantage. The Astros won the series four games to two, and became the National League champions; they faced the American League champion Chicago White Sox in the 2005 World Series, where the Astros lost to the White Sox in a sweep in four games.

    Roy Oswalt American professional baseball player, pitcher

    Roy Oswalt is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played for the majority of his career with the Houston Astros. He also played for the Philadelphia Phillies, the Texas Rangers, and the Colorado Rockies.

  • All-Star Game, July 12 at Comerica Park – American League, 7-5; Miguel Tejada, MVP

    The Home Run Derby is an annual home run hitting contest in Major League Baseball (MLB) customarily held the day before the MLB All-Star Game, which places the contest on a Monday in July. Since the inaugural derby in 1985, the event has seen several rule changes, evolving from a short outs-based competition, to multiple rounds, and eventually a bracket-style timed event.

    Bobby Abreu Venezuelan baseball player

    Bob Kelly Abreu, nicknamed "El Comedulce" and also "La Leche", is a former Venezuelan professional baseball outfielder. He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Houston Astros, Philadelphia Phillies, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, and New York Mets.

    Philadelphia Phillies Baseball team and Major League Baseball franchise in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

    The Philadelphia Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Phillies compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League (NL) East division. Since 2004, the team's home has been Citizens Bank Park, located in South Philadelphia.

2005 World Series 2005 Major League Baseball championship series

The 2005 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2005 season. The 101st edition of the World Series, it was a best-of-seven playoff between the American League (AL) champion Chicago White Sox and the National League (NL) champion Houston Astros; the White Sox swept the Astros in four games, winning their third World Series championship and their first in 88 seasons. Although the series was a sweep, all four games were quite close, being decided by two runs or fewer. The series was played between October 22–26, 2005.

Jermaine Dye American baseball player

Jermaine Trevell Dye is an American former professional baseball right fielder. Dye grew up in Northern California and was a multi-sport star at Will C. Wood High School in Vacaville. Dye attended Cosumnes River College in Sacramento, where he played as a right fielder on a team that reached the playoffs. Dye played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Atlanta Braves (1996), Kansas City Royals (1997–2001), Oakland Athletics (2001–2004), and the Chicago White Sox (2005–2009). He won the World Series MVP with the White Sox in 2005. Dye batted and threw right-handed and, in his prime, was known for his ability to hit for power and his powerful throwing arm. Dye announced his retirement on March 31, 2011.

2005 American League Championship Series

The 2005 American League Championship Series (ALCS), the second round of the 2005 American League playoffs, which determined the 2005 American League champion, matched the Central Division champion Chicago White Sox against the West Division champion Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The White Sox, by virtue of having the best record in the AL during the 2005 season, had the home-field advantage. The White Sox won the series four games to one to become the American League champions, and faced the Houston Astros in the 2005 World Series, in which the White Sox swept the Astros in four games to win their first World Series championship in 88 years; as a result of the 2005 All-Star Game played in Detroit, Michigan at Comerica Park on July 12, the White Sox had home-field advantage in the World Series. The series was notable both for a controversial call in Game 2 of the series, and the outstanding pitching and durability of Chicago's starting rotation, pitching four consecutive complete games; the ​ 23 of an inning Neal Cotts pitched in the first game was the only work the White Sox bullpen saw the entire series.

International

Professional

Minor leagues

Amateur

Youth

Awards and honors

Note: The Comeback Player of the Year Award was voted on for the first time by fans.
Award National League American League
Most Valuable Player Albert Pujols, STL Alex Rodriguez, NYY
Cy Young Chris Carpenter, STL Bartolo Colón, LAA
Manager of the Year Bobby Cox, ATL Ozzie Guillén, CWS
Relief Man of the Year Chad Cordero, WAS Mariano Rivera, NYY
Rookie of the Year Ryan Howard, PHI Huston Street, OAK
Comeback Player of the Year Ken Griffey, Jr., CIN Jason Giambi, NYY

Events

January–March

April

President George W. Bush throws out the ceremonial first pitch at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 2005. BushAsAPitcher.jpg
President George W. Bush throws out the ceremonial first pitch at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. on April 14, 2005.

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Sources

  1. "Girl gives jersey from perfect game to baseball Hall". ESPN.com. 8 July 2005. Retrieved 18 March 2018.
  2. 1 2 "In the News: Katie Brownell" . Retrieved 2008-03-23.
  3. "President Bush Welcomes Perfect Game Pitcher" . Retrieved 2008-03-23.
  4. "Bases on Balls per 9 IP Leaders". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2016-02-09.
  5. "MLB Baseball News, Scores, Standings, Rumors, Fantasy Games". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved 18 March 2018.

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