2005 Pittsburgh Pirates season

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2005 Pittsburgh Pirates
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Kevin McClatchy
General manager(s) Dave Littlefield
Manager(s) Lloyd McClendon
Pete Mackanin
Local television FSN Pittsburgh
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
John Wehner
Local radio KDKA
Steve Blass
Lanny Frattare
Greg Brown
Bob Walk
John Wehner
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The 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates season was the 124th season of the Pittsburgh Pirates franchise; the 119th in Major League Baseball (MLB). The Pirates finished sixth and last in the National League Central with a record of 67–95.


  • November 2, 2004: Jorge Velandia was signed as a Free Agent with the Pittsburgh Pirates.[1]
  • November 27, 2004: Jason Kendall was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with cash to the Oakland Athletics for Mark Redman, Arthur Rhodes, and cash.[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

Game log[edit]

2005 Game Log[3]
Legend:           = Win           = Loss
Bold = Pirates team member


2005 Pittsburgh Pirates
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Opening day lineup[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

2005 Major League Baseball All-Star Game



Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Indianapolis Indians International League Trent Jewett
AA Altoona Curve Eastern League Tony Beasley
A Lynchburg Hillcats Carolina League Tim Leiper
A Hickory Crawdads South Atlantic League Jeff Branson
Short-Season A Williamsport Crosscutters New York–Penn League Tom Prince
Rookie GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Jeff Livesey