2005 Boston Red Sox season

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2005 Boston Red Sox
A.L. Wild Card
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) John W. Henry
General manager(s) Theo Epstein
Manager(s) Terry Francona
Local television WSBK-TV
NESN
(Don Orsillo, Jerry Remy)
Local radio WEEI
(Jerry Trupiano, Joe Castiglione)
WROL
(Bill Kulik, Uri Berenguer, Juan Báez)
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The Boston Red Sox' 2005 season included the Boston Red Sox attempting to win the American League East in the American League. The Red Sox finished 95-67, with the same record as the New York Yankees. Because the Yankees won the head-to-head season series, they won the tie-breaker for the American League East division title, and the Red Sox, with the best record of a non-division winner, were designated as winners of the American League Wild Card.

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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

Notable transactions[edit]

  • December 19, 2004: Edgar Rentería was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[1]
  • January 10, 2005: Josías Manzanillo was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[2]
  • May 2, 2005: John Olerud was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[3]
  • June 7, 2005: Jacoby Ellsbury was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2005.[4]
  • June 7, 2005: Clay Buchholz was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 1st round (42nd pick) of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed June 23, 2005.[5]
  • July 19, 2005: Alan Embree was released by the Boston Red Sox.[6]
  • August 9, 2005: Ricky Bottalico was signed as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox.[7]
  • August 19, 2005: Mark Bellhorn was released by the Boston Red Sox.[8]
  • August 25, 2005: Ricky Bottalico was released by the Boston Red Sox.[7]

Opening Day Lineup[edit]

18 Johnny Damon CF
16 Edgar Rentería SS
24 Manny Ramirez LF
34 David Ortiz DH
15 Kevin Millar 1B
33 Jason Varitek C
44 Jay Payton RF
11 Bill Mueller 3B
12 Mark Bellhorn 2B
  3 David Wells P

Roster[edit]

2005 Boston Red Sox
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Designated hitter

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

2005 Game Log


Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Starters by position[edit]

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

Other batters[edit]

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

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

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

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

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

Player G W L SV ERA SO

ALDS[edit]

Game Score Date
1 Boston 2, Chicago 14 October 4
2 Boston 4, Chicago 5 October 5
3 Chicago 5, Boston 3 October 7

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Pawtucket Red Sox International League Ron Johnson
AA Portland Sea Dogs Eastern League Todd Claus
A Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Dann Bilardello
A Greenville Bombers South Atlantic League Chad Epperson
Short-Season A Lowell Spinners New York–Penn League Luis Alicea
Rookie GCL Red Sox Gulf Coast League Ralph Treuel

[9][10]

References[edit]

1st Half: Boston Red Sox Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Boston Red Sox Game Log on ESPN.com
Preceded by
Boston Red Sox
2004
AL Wild Card
2005
Succeeded by
Detroit Tigers
2006