2005 Chicago Cubs Season
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2005 Chicago Cubs Season

2005 Chicago Cubs
Chicago Cubs logo.svg
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record 79-83 (.488)
Divisional place 4th
Other information
Owner(s) Tribune Company
General manager(s) Jim Hendry
Manager(s) Dusty Baker
Local television CSN Chicago
Superstation WGN
WCIU-TV
(Len Kasper, Bob Brenly)
Local radio WGN
(Pat Hughes, Ron Santo)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2005 Chicago Cubs season was the 134th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 130th in the National League and the 90th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished 79-83, 4th place in the NL Central. This was the first season for the WGN-TV broadcast pairing of Bob Brenly and Len Kasper.

Offseason

  • December 31, 2004: Todd Hollandsworth was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[1]
  • January 20, 2005: Cody Ransom was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[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]
  • February 2, 2005: Jeromy Burnitz was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs. [4]
  • February 8, 2005: Scott McClain was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[5]
  • March 30, 2005: Cody Ransom was purchased by the Texas Rangers from the Chicago Cubs.[2]

Regular season

Season standings

National League Central

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 100 62 0.617 -- 50-31 50-31
Houston Astros 89 73 0.549 11 53-28 36-45
Milwaukee Brewers 81 81 0.500 19 46-35 35-46
Chicago Cubs 79 83 0.488 21 38-43 41-40
Cincinnati Reds 73 89 0.451 27 42-39 31-50
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 95 0.414 33 34-47 33-48


Record vs. opponents

2005 National League Records

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


Transactions

  • May 2, 2005: Trenidad Hubbard was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[6]
  • May 27, 2005: Cody Ransom was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[2]
  • July 7, 2005: Trenidad Hubbard was released by the Chicago Cubs.[6]
  • August 29, 2005: Todd Hollandsworth was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the Atlanta Braves for Angelo Burrows (minors) and Todd Blackford (minors).[1]

Roster

Player stats

Stats in bold are the team leaders. Players in bold are on the active roster.

Note: G = Games played; AB = At bats; R = Runs; H = Hits; 2B = Doubles; 3B = Triples; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in; BB = Walks; SO = Strikeouts; SB = Stolen bases; Avg. = Batting average

Batting

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

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Ryan Dempster 63 92.0 5 3 3.13 89
Jon Leicester 6 9.0 0 2 51 0.78
Greg Maddux 35 225.0 13 15 4.24 136
Glendon Rusch 46 145.1 9 8 4.52 111
Michael Wuertz 75 75.2 6 2 116 89
Carlos Zambrano 33 223.1 14 6 135 202

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO
LaTroy Hawkins 21 1 4 4 3.32 13

Farm system

[7]

References

1st Half: Chicago Cubs Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Chicago Cubs Game Log on ESPN.com
  1. ^ a b https://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hollato01.shtml
  2. ^ a b c https://www.baseball-reference.com/r/ransoco01.shtml
  3. ^ Sammy Sosa Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ "Sosa replacement: Burnitz agrees with Cubs". ESPN.com. 2005-02-02. Retrieved . 
  5. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mcclasc01.shtml
  6. ^ a b https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hubbatr01.shtml
  7. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

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