2005 Philadelphia Phillies season
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|2005 Philadelphia Phillies|
|Major league affiliations|
|General manager(s)||Ed Wade|
|Local radio||WIP (AM)/WPHT|
(Harry Kalas, Larry Andersen, Chris Wheeler, Scott Graham, John Kruk, Tom McCarthy)
(Bill Kulik, Danny Martinez)
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.
- November 15, 2004: AJ Hinch was signed as a Free Agent with the Philadelphia Phillies.
- December 3, 2004: Kenny Lofton was traded by the New York Yankees to the Philadelphia Phillies for Felix Rodriguez.
- 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.
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- May 14, 2005: Marlon Byrd was traded by the Philadelphia Phillies to the Washington Nationals for Endy Chavez.
- June 8, 2005: Ugueth Urbina was traded by the Detroit Tigers with Ramon Martinez to the Philadelphia Phillies for Placido Polanco.
|2005 Philadelphia Phillies|
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 5 2/3 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.
|W: Lieber (1-0) L: Hernandez (0-1)|
|HRs: Terrmel Sledge, Kenny Lofton Attendance: 44,080.|
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.
Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In
- ^ Chris Coste Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
- ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/h/hincha.01.shtml
- ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/byrdma01.shtml
- ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/u/urbinug01.shtml
- ^ Box Score of Game played on Monday, April 4, 2005 at Citizens Bank Park
- ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
- ^ Baseball America 2006 Annual Directory
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