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2005 Atlanta Braves season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2005 Atlanta Braves
NL East Champions
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record90–72 (.556)
Divisional place1st
Other information
Owner(s)Time Warner
General manager(s)John Schuerholz
Manager(s)Bobby Cox
Local televisionTBS Superstation
Turner South
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson, Chip Caray)
FSN South
(Tom Paciorek, Bob Rathbun)
Local radioWGST
WKLS
(Pete Van Wieren, Skip Caray, Don Sutton, Joe Simpson, Chip Caray)
WWWE
(Luis Octavio Dozal, Jose Manuel Flores)
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The 2005 Atlanta Braves season marked the franchise's 40th season in Atlanta and the 135th season overall. The Braves won their 11th consecutive division title under Manager of the Year Bobby Cox, finishing 2 games ahead of the second-place Philadelphia Phillies. The Braves lost the 2005 Divisional Series to the Houston Astros, 3 games to 1.

Tim Hudson joined the Braves' rotation and rookies Jeff Francoeur, Kelly Johnson and Brian McCann had their first seasons with Atlanta in 2005.

Offseason

  • October 15, 2004: DeWayne Wise was selected off waivers by the Detroit Tigers from the Atlanta Braves.[1]
  • December 3, 2004: Julio Franco was resigned in Free Agency to the Atlanta Braves.[2]
  • December 11, 2004: Danny Kolb was acquired by the Atlanta Braves from the Milwaukee Brewers for a player to be named later and Jose Capellan. The Atlanta Braves sent Alec Zumwalt (minors) (December 14, 2004) to the Milwaukee Brewers to complete the trade.[3]
  • December 16, 2004: Ex-All-star Tim Hudson was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Atlanta Braves for Juan Cruz, Dan Meyer, and Charles Thomas.[4]
  • January 14, 2005: Raúl Mondesí Signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[5]
  • March 31, 2005: Jorge Sosa was traded by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays to the Atlanta Braves for Nick Green.[6]

Regular season

Opening Day starters

Position Name
Starting Pitcher John Smoltz
Catcher Johnny Estrada
First Baseman Adam LaRoche
Second Baseman Marcus Giles
Third Baseman Chipper Jones
Shortstop Rafael Furcal
Left Fielder Brian Jordan
Center Fielder Andruw Jones
Right Fielder Raúl Mondesí

[9]

Season standings

National League East

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 90 72 0.556 53–28 37–44
Philadelphia Phillies 88 74 0.543 2 46–35 42–39
Florida Marlins 83 79 0.512 7 45–36 38–43
New York Mets 83 79 0.512 7 48–33 35–46
Washington Nationals 81 81 0.500 9 41–40 40–41

Record vs. opponents


Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL WSH AL
Arizona 3–3 5–2 2–4 11–7 2–4 3–3 13–5 2–4 1–6 3–4 3–4 10–9 7–11 2–5 2–4 8–10
Atlanta 3–3 6–1 7–3 2–4 10–8 5–1 3–3 3–3 13–6 9–10 4–3 1–5 4–2 3–3 10–9 7–8
Chicago 2–5 1–6 6–9 4–3 5–4 9–7 4–2 7–9 2–4 2–4 11–5 4–3 5–2 10–6 1–5 6–9
Cincinnati 4–2 3–7 9–6 3–3 2–4 4–12 3–4 6–10 3–3 3–4 9–7 4–2 3–5 5–11 5–1 7-8
Colorado 7–11 4–2 3–4 3–3 3–3 1–5 11–8 1–5 3–4 2–4 3–7 7–11 7–11 4–4 2–4 6–9
Florida 4–2 8–10 4–5 4–2 3–3 4–3 5–2 3–4 8–10 9–10 3–4 2–4 4–2 3–4 9–9 10–5
Houston 3–3 1–5 7–9 12–4 5–1 3-4 4–2 10–5 5–5 6–0 9–7 4–3 3–4 5–11 5–2 7–8
Los Angeles 5–13 3–3 2–4 4–3 8–11 2–5 2–4 5–1 3–3 3–3 5–2 11–7 9–10 2–5 2–4 5–13
Milwaukee 4–2 3–3 9–7 10–6 5–1 4–3 5–10 1–5 3–3 4–5 9–7 3–4 4–3 5–11 4–4 8–7
New York 6–1 6–13 4–2 3–3 4–3 10–8 5–5 3–3 3–3 11–7 3–3 4–2 3–3 2–5 11–8 5–10
Philadelphia 4-3 10–9 4–2 4–3 4–2 10–9 0–6 3–3 5–4 7–11 4–3 6–0 5–1 4–2 11–8 7–8
Pittsburgh 4–3 3–4 5–11 7–9 7–3 4–3 7–9 2–5 7–9 3–3 3–4 3–4 2–4 4–12 1–5 5–7
San Diego 9–10 5–1 3–4 2–4 11–7 4–2 3–4 7–11 4–3 2–4 0–6 4–3 12–6 4–3 5–1 7–11
San Francisco 11–7 2–4 2–5 5–3 11–7 2–4 4–3 10–9 3–4 3–3 1–5 4–2 6–12 2–4 3–3 6–12
St. Louis 5–2 3–3 6–10 11–5 4–4 4-3 11–5 5–2 11–5 5–2 2–4 12–4 3–4 4–2 4–2 10–5
Washington 4–2 9–10 5–1 1–5 4–2 9-9 2–5 4–2 4–4 8–11 8–11 5–1 1–5 3–3 2–4 12–6


Notable transactions

  • April 15, 2005: John Foster signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.[10]
  • June 1, 2005: Raúl Mondesí was released by the Atlanta Braves.[11]
  • July 31, 2005: Traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Atlanta Braves for Román Colón and Zach Miner.[12]
  • August 29, 2005: Todd Hollandsworth was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the Atlanta Braves for Angelo Burrows (minors) and Todd Blackford (minors).[13]
  • Notable picks in the 2005 Draft include Joey Devine (26th pick overall), Yunel Escobar (2nd round), and Jordan Schafer (3rd round).

Roster

2005 Atlanta Braves
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

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 Johnny Estrada 105 357 93 .261 4 39
1B Adam LaRoche 141 451 117 .259 20 78
2B Marcus Giles 152 577 168 .291 15 63
SS Rafael Furcal 154 616 175 .284 12 58
3B Chipper Jones 109 358 106 .296 21 72
LF Kelly Johnson 87 290 70 .241 9 40
CF Andruw Jones 160 586 154 .263 51 128
RF Jeff Francoeur 70 257 77 .300 14 45

Other batters

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Ryan Langerhans 128 326 87 .267 8 42
Wilson Betemit 115 246 75 .305 4 20
Julio Franco 108 233 64 .275 9 42
Brian Jordan 76 231 57 .247 3 24
Brian McCann 59 180 50 .278 5 23
Pete Orr 112 150 45 .300 1 8
Raúl Mondesí 41 142 30 .211 4 17
Andy Marte 24 57 8 .140 0 4
Brayan Peña 18 39 7 .179 0 4
Eddie Pérez 16 38 5 .211 2 6
Todd Hollandsworth 24 35 6 .171 1 1

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
John Smoltz 33 229.2 14 7 3.06 169
Horacio Ramírez 33 202.1 11 9 4.63 80
Tim Hudson 29 192 14 9 3.52 115
John Thomson 17 98.2 4 6 4.47 61
Mike Hampton 12 69.1 5 3 3.50 27
Seth Greisinger 1 5 0 0 3.60 2

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Jorge Sosa 44 134 13 3 2.55 85
Kyle Davies 21 87.2 7 6 4.93 62
Román Colón 23 44.1 1 5 5.28 30
Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Chris Reitsma 76 3 6 15 3.93 42
Danny Kolb 65 3 8 11 5.93 39
John Foster 62 4 2 1 4.15 32
Blaine Boyer 43 4 2 0 3.11 33
Jim Brower 37 1 2 0 4.20 28
Adam Bernero 36 4 3 0 6.51 37
Kevin Gryboski 31 0 0 0 2.98 8
Kyle Farnsworth 26 0 0 10 1.98 32
Macay McBride 23 1 0 1 5.79 22
Jorge Vásquez 7 1 0 0 3.00 9
Anthony Lerew 7 0 0 0 5.63 5
Joey Devine 5 0 1 0 12.60 3
Jay Powell 5 0 0 0 0.00 1
Tom Martin 4 0 0 0 19.29 0
Matt Childers 3 0 0 0 4.50 2
Chuck James 2 0 0 0 1.59 5
Frank Brooks 1 0 0 0 0.00 0

2005 National League Division Series

Atlanta Braves vs. Houston Astros

Houston wins series, 3–1. Game 4 was a thrilling series clinching 18 inning victory for Houston, and has been cited by many critics as "The greatest first round game in MLB history".

Game Score Date
1 Houston 10, Atlanta 5 October 5
2 Atlanta 7, Houston 1 October 6
3 Houston 7, Atlanta 3 October 8
4 Houston 7, Atlanta 6 (18 innings) October 9

Awards and honors

2005 Major League Baseball season

  • Bobby Cox was voted the National League Manager of the Year for the second consecutive year and 3rd time in total.
  • John Smoltz was chosen to receive the Roberto Clemente Award. With this honor included, Smoltz became the only player in MLB history to win a Cy Young, and reliever of the year award.
  • Andruw Jones led the National League in home runs and runs batted in. He was the recipient of a Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, and the Hank Aaron Award. Jones also finished second in voting for National League Most Valuable Player.
  • Jeff Francoeur finished third in voting for National League Rookie of the Year.

2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Andruw Jones and John Smoltz represented the Atlanta Braves in the 2005 All Star Game. Jones hit a home run and Smoltz took the loss in the game.

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Richmond Braves International League Pat Kelly
AA Mississippi Braves Southern League Brian Snitker
A Myrtle Beach Pelicans Carolina League Randy Ingle
A Rome Braves South Atlantic League Rocket Wheeler
Rookie Danville Braves Appalachian League Paul Runge
Rookie GCL Braves Gulf Coast League Luis Ortiz

[14][15]

References

  1. ^ "Dewayne Wise Stats".
  2. ^ Julio Franco Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ "Danny Kolb Stats".
  4. ^ Tim Hudson Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  5. ^ Raúl Mondesí Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  6. ^ "Jorge Sosa Stats".
  7. ^ "September 14, 2005 Atlanta Braves at Philadelphia Phillies Box Score and Play by Play". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved April 1, 2009.
  8. ^ Bowman, Mark (September 14, 2005). "Andruw hits two milestones with homer; Braves center fielder belts No. 50 of 2005, No. 300 of career". MLB.com. Retrieved April 1, 2009.
  9. ^ "Atlanta Braves at Florida Marlins Box Score, April 5, 2005".
  10. ^ "John Foster Stats".
  11. ^ Raúl Mondesí Statistics – Baseball-Reference.com
  12. ^ "Kyle Farnsworth Stats".
  13. ^ "Todd Hollandsworth Stats".
  14. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  15. ^ Baseball America 2006 Annual Directory
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