2005 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim season

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2005 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
AL West Champions
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.svg
The logo of the Angels during their 2005 campaign
Major League affiliations
Other information
Owner(s) Arte Moreno
Manager(s) Mike Scioscia
Local television FSN West
Rex Hudler, Steve Physioc
Local radio KSPN (AM 710)
Terry Smith, Rory Markas
KTNQ (AM 1020—Spanish)
José Mota, Ivan Lara
Stats ESPN.com
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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 2005 season was the franchise's 45th since its inception. The regular season ended with a record of 95-67, resulting in the Angels winning the American League West division title for the second consecutive season, its fifth in franchise history.

In the postseason, the Angels defeated the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series, 3-2, but were subsequently defeated by the eventual World Series champion Chicago White Sox in the American League Championship Series, 4-1.

The season was also notable for being the first the team played under its controversial present-day "Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim" moniker.


  • October 20, 2004: Adam Riggs was released by the Anaheim Angels.[1]
  • December 14, 2004: Paul Byrd was signed as a Free Agent with the Anaheim Angels.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB
Los Angeles Angels 95 67 .586 --
Oakland Athletics 88 74 .543 7
Texas Rangers 79 83 .488 16
Seattle Mariners 69 93 .426 26


2005 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


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

Other batters[edit]

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers[edit]

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers[edit]
Player G W L SV ERA SO


With their win on Mon. September 27, 2005, the Angels clinched their second straight American League West championship.

American League Division Series[edit]

The 2005 American League Division Series featured the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the AL East champion New York Yankees. The series began on October 4, 2005 with the Angels splitting the first two games at Angel Stadium. The Angels then proceeded to split the two games at Yankee Stadium and finally won the fifth game at Angel Stadium ultimately winning the series 3–2.

American League Championship Series[edit]

The 2005 American League Championship Series featured the AL West champion Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox. The series began on October 11, 2005 with the Angels winning the first game at U.S. Cellular Field, but after an incredibly controversial second game loss, the Angels dropped the next three and lost the series 4–1. Because of the controversy surrounding game two, Angel fans to this day (as of the 2013 season) give A. J. Pierzynski a poor welcome at Angel Stadium and still think that Doug Eddings suffers from "Dumbass Umpire Syndrome".

Game Log[edit]

2005 Postseason Game Log
Angels Win Angels Loss Game Postponed


  Division Series
League Championship Series
World Series
  1  Chicago White Sox 3  
4  Boston Red Sox 0  
  1  Chicago White Sox 4  
American League
  2  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 1  
2  Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim 3
  3  New York Yankees 2  
    AL1  Chicago White Sox 4
  NL4  Houston Astros 0
  1  St. Louis Cardinals 3  
3  San Diego Padres 0  
  1  St. Louis Cardinals 2
National League
  4  Houston Astros 4  
2  Atlanta Braves 1
  4  Houston Astros 3  

Note: Major League Baseball's playoff format automatically seeds the Wild Card team 4th. Normally, the No. 1 seed plays the No. 4 seed in the Division Series. However, MLB does not allow the No. 1 seed to play the 4th seed/Wild Card winner in the Division Series if they are from the same division, instead having the No. 1 seed play the next lowest seed, the No. 3 seed.

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Salt Lake Stingers Pacific Coast League Dino Ebel
AA Arkansas Travelers Texas League Tom Gamboa
A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes California League Tyrone Boykin
A Cedar Rapids Kernels Midwest League Bobby Magallanes
Rookie AZL Angels Arizona League Brian Harper
Rookie Orem Owlz Pioneer League Tom Kotchman



  1. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/riggsad01.shtml
  2. ^ Paul Byrd Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
  4. ^ Baseball America 2006 Annual Directory