2005 Philadelphia Phillies season

2005 Philadelphia Phillies
Major League affiliations
Record 88–74 (.543)
Divisional place 2nd
Other information
Owner(s) Bill Giles
General manager(s) Ed Wade
Manager(s) Charlie Manuel
Local television WPSG\KYW-TV
CSN Philadelphia
Local radio WIP/WPHT
(Harry Kalas, Larry Andersen, Chris Wheeler, Scott Graham, Tom McCarthy)
(Bill Kulik, Danny Martinez)
< Previous season     Next season >

The 2005 Philadelphia Phillies season was the 123rd season in the history of the franchise. The Phillies finished in second place in the National League East with a record of 88-74, two games behind the Atlanta Braves, and one game behind the NL Champion Houston Astros, who won the NL Wild-Card race for the second consecutive season. The Phillies were managed by their new manager Charlie Manuel, as they played their home games at Citizens Bank Park. First-baseman Ryan Howard was named the National League's Rookie-of-the-Year for the 2005 season.


  • October 29, 2004: Chris Coste signed as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Phillies.[1]
  • November 15, 2004: AJ Hinch was signed as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Phillies.[2]
  • December 3, 2004: Kenny Lofton was traded by the New York Yankees to the Philadelphia Phillies for Felix Rodriguez.

Regular season

  • On September 14, 2005, Andruw Jones of the Atlanta Braves hit his 300th career home run which went 430 feet off Phils reliever Geoff Geary in a 12-4 Phillies win. The ball landed in the upper deck in left field.

The Phillies again contended for the wild card down to the last day of the season. But, an 0-6 record against the eventual wild card winning Houston Astros doomed them, including a crushing loss against them when they were one out away from victory.

Season standings

National League East

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 9072 0.556 53–28 37–44
Philadelphia Phillies 8874 0.543 2 46–35 42–39
Florida Marlins 8379 0.512 7 45–36 38–43
New York Mets 8379 0.512 7 48–33 35–46
Washington Nationals 8181 0.500 9 41–40 40–41

Record vs. opponents

2005 National League Records

Colorado 7–114–23–43–33–31–511–81–53–42–43–77–117–114–42–46–9
Los Angeles 5–133–32–44–38–112–52–45–13–33–35–211–79–102–52–45–13
New York6–16–134–23–34–310–85–53–33–311–73–34–23–32–511–85–10
San Diego9–105–13–42–411–74–23–47–114–32–40–64–312–64–35–17–11
San Francisco11–72–42–55–311–72–44–310–93–43–31–54–26–122–43–36–12
St. Louis5–23–36–1011–54–44-311–55–211–55–22–412–43–44–24–210–5


  • May 14, 2005: Marlon Byrd was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Washington Nationals for Endy Chávez.[3]
  • June 8, 2005: Ugueth Urbina was traded by the Detroit Tigers with Ramón Martínez to the Philadelphia Phillies for Plácido Polanco.[4]

Game Log

 Phillies win
 Phillies loss
BoldPhillies team member
2005 Game Log[5]
Overall Record: 88–74


2005 Philadelphia Phillies
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


First Washington Nationals game

  • On April 4, 2005, Brad Wilkerson (after being the last player to ever wear a Montreal Expo jersey) had the honor of being the first batter for the Washington Nationals and he promptly responded with the first hit in the new team's history. Nevertheless, Kenny Lofton hit a three-run homer and Jon Lieber pitched 523 effective innings, leading the home team Philadelphia Phillies to an 8-4 victory over the new Nationals at Citizens Bank Park. (Lieber was credited with the win for the Phillies and would also score a win for Philadelphia in the last game of the 2005 Nationals season.) Outfielder Terrmel Sledge hit the Nats' first home run in the April 4 contest.
    • Scorecard
Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Washington 010 002 100 4131
Philadelphia 021 040 10x 8141
W: Lieber (1-0)   L: Hernandez (0-1)   
HRs: Terrmel Sledge, Kenny Lofton Attendance: 44,080.[6]

Length of game: 3:19. Umpires: HP: Darling, 1B: Poncino, 2B: Wegner, 3B: Nauert

  • On April 6, 2005, the Washington Nationals recorded their first-ever regular season win by beating the Phillies, 7-3. The win came in their second game of the season and was highlighted by Wilkerson's hit for the cycle.

Player stats


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

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Red Barons
International League Gene Lamont
AA Reading Phillies Eastern League Steve Swisher
A Clearwater Threshers Florida State League Greg Legg
A Lakewood BlueClaws South Atlantic League P. J. Forbes
A-Short Season Batavia Muckdogs New York–Penn League Manny Amador
Rookie GCL Phillies Gulf Coast League Jim Morrison



  1. "Chris Coste Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  2. "A. J. Hinch Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  3. "Marlon Byrd Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  4. "Ugueth Urbina Statistics and History". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  5. "2005 Philadelphia Phillies Schedule, Box Scores and Splits". Baseball-Reference.com.
  6. "Box Score of Game played on Monday, April 4, 2005 at Citizens Bank Park". Baseball-almanac.com. April 4, 2005. Retrieved October 10, 2013.
  7. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  8. Baseball America 2006 Annual Directory
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.