2005 Chicago Cubs season

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2005 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Other information
Manager(s) Dusty Baker
Local television CSN Chicago
Superstation WGN
(Len Kasper, Bob Brenly)
Local radio WGN
(Pat Hughes, Ron Santo)
Stats ESPN.com
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The 2005 Chicago Cubs season was the 133rd 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.


  • 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 8, 2005: Scott McClain was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[4]
  • March 30, 2005: Cody Ransom was purchased by the Texas Rangers from the Chicago Cubs.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

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


  • May 2, 2005: Trenidad Hubbard was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[5]
  • 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.[5]
  • August 29, 2005: Todd Hollandsworth was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the Atlanta Braves for Angelo Burrows (minors) and Todd Blackford (minors).[1]


2005 Chicago Cubs
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



Player stats[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

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers[edit]

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League Mike Quade
AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx Southern League Bobby Dickerson
A Daytona Cubs Florida State League Richie Zisk
A Peoria Chiefs Midwest League Julio Garcia
Short-Season A Boise Hawks Northwest League Trey Forkerway
Rookie AZL Cubs Arizona League Steve McFarland



1st Half: Chicago Cubs Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Chicago Cubs Game Log on ESPN.com
  1. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hollato01.shtml
  2. ^ a b c http://www.baseball-reference.com/r/ransoco01.shtml
  3. ^ Sammy Sosa Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  4. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/m/mcclasc01.shtml
  5. ^ a b http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hubbatr01.shtml
  6. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007