2005 Kansas City Royals
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s)David Glass
General manager(s)Allard Baird
Manager(s)Tony Peña, Bob Schaefer, Buddy Bell
Local televisionKMCI
Royals Sports Television Network
(Ryan Lefebvre, Paul Splittorff, Denny Matthews, Bob Davis)
Local radioWHB
KLRX
(Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre, Fred White)
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The 2005 Kansas City Royals season began on April 4 and ended October 2. The Royals competed and finished 5th in the American League Central with a record of 56 wins and 106 losses, 43 games behind first place Chicago White Sox. With 106 losses, the Royals set a record for the most losses in a single season in franchise history, and their third 100-loss season in 4 years. The 2005 Kansas City Royals were plagued by abysmal pitching and an anemic offense, and to date have one of the worst Major League Baseball season records of all-time. On August 31, the Royals became the first team to be eliminated from playoff contention.

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago White Sox 99 63 0.611 47–34 52–29
Cleveland Indians 93 69 0.574 6 43–38 50–31
Minnesota Twins 83 79 0.512 16 45–36 38–43
Detroit Tigers 71 91 0.438 28 39–42 32–49
Kansas City Royals 56 106 0.346 43 34–47 22–59


Record vs. opponents


Sources: [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14]
Team BAL BOS CWS CLE DET KC LAA MIN NYY OAK SEA TB TEX TOR NL 
Baltimore 8–10 2–6 1–6 3–5 4–2 2–4 3–3 7–11 4–6 7–3 12–6 4–6 9–10 8–10
Boston 10–8 4–3 4–2 6–4 4–2 6–4 4–2 9–10 6–4 3–3 13–6 7–2 7–11 12–6
Chicago 6–2 3–4 14–5 14–5 13–5 4–6 11–7 3–3 2–7 6–3 4–2 3–6 4–2 12–6
Cleveland 6–1 2–4 5–14 12–6 13–6 3–5 10–9 3–4 6–3 7–3 4–6 3–3 4–2 15–3
Detroit 5–3 4–6 5–14 6–12 10–9 4–6 8–11 1–5 1–5 5–4 5–2 4–2 4–3 9–9
Kansas City 2–4 2–4 5–13 6–13 9–10 2–7 6–13 3–3 2–4 2–7 3–5 2–8 3–6 9–9
Los Angeles 4–2 4–6 6–4 5–3 6–4 7–2 6–4 6–4 10–9 9–9 4–5 15–4 1–5 12–6
Minnesota 3–3 2–4 7–11 9–10 11–8 13–6 4–6 3–3 4–6 6–4 6–0 3–6 4–2 8–10
New York 11–7 10–9 3–3 4–3 5–1 3–3 4–6 3–3 7–2 7–3 8–11 7–3 12–6 11–7
Oakland 6–4 4–6 7–2 3–6 5–1 4–2 9–10 6–4 2–7 12–6 4–5 11–8 5–5 10–8
Seattle 3–7 3–3 3–6 3–7 4–5 7–2 9–9 4–6 3–7 6–12 4–2 6–13 4–6 10–8
Tampa Bay 6–12 6–13 2–4 6–4 2–5 5–3 5–4 0–6 11–8 5–4 2–4 6–2 8–11 3–15
Texas 6–4 2–7 6–3 3–3 2–4 8–2 4–15 6–3 3–7 8–11 13–6 2–6 7–3 9–9
Toronto 10–9 11–7 2–4 2–4 3–4 6–3 5–1 2–4 6–12 5–5 6–4 11–8 3–7 8–10


Roster

2005 Kansas City Royals
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Player stats

Batting

Starters by position

Note: Pos = Position; G = Games played; AB = At bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting average; HR = Home runs; RBI = Runs batted in

Pos Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
C John Buck 118 430 97 .242 12 47
1B Matt Stairs 127 466 109 .275 13 66
2B Rubén Gotay 86 317 64 .227 5 29
SS Angel Berroa 159 652 164 .270 11 55
3B Mark Teahen 130 447 110 .246 7 55
LF Terrence Long 137 455 127 .279 6 53
CF David DeJesus 122 461 135 .293 9 56
RF Emil Brown 150 545 156 .286 17 86
DH Mike Sweeney 122 470 141 .300 21 83

Other batters

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
Tony Graffanino 59 191 57 .298 3 18
Joe McEwing 83 180 43 .239 1 6
Chip Ambres 53 145 35 .241 4 9
Aaron Guiel 33 109 32 .294 4 7
Alberto Castillo 34 100 21 .210 1 14
Matt Diaz 34 89 25 .281 1 9
Eli Marrero 32 88 14 .159 4 9
Shane Costa 27 81 19 .235 2 7
Andrés Blanco 26 79 17 .215 0 5
Justin Huber 25 78 17 .218 0 6
Donnie Murphy 32 77 12 .156 1 8
Paul Phillips 23 67 18 .269 1 9
Denny Hocking 23 60 16 .267 0 7
Ken Harvey 12 45 10 .222 1 5
Calvin Pickering 7 27 4 .148 1 3

Pitching

Starting pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Zack Greinke 33 183.0 5 17 5.80 114
José Lima 32 168.2 5 16 6.99 80
Runelvys Hernández 29 159.2 8 14 5.52 88
D.J. Carrasco 21 114.2 6 8 4.79 49
J.P. Howell 15 72.2 3 5 6.19 54
Denny Bautista 7 35.2 2 2 5.80 23
Brian Anderson 6 30.2 1 2 6.75 17

Other pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L ERA SO
Mike Wood 47 115.0 5 8 4.46 60
Kyle Snyder 13 36.0 1 3 6.75 17
Ryan Jensen 9 25.1 3 2 7.11 18

Relief pitchers

Note: G = Games pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; SV = Saves; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G W L SV ERA SO
Mike MacDougal 68 5 6 21 3.33 72
Andy Sisco 67 2 5 0 3.11 76
Ambiorix Burgos 59 3 5 2 3.98 65
Jeremy Affeldt 49 0 2 0 5.26 39
Juan Carlos Oviedo 41 3 2 0 7.55 32
Shawn Camp 29 1 4 0 6.43 28
Jimmy Gobble 28 1 1 0 5.70 38
Jaime Cerda 20 1 4 0 6.63 18
Jonah Bayliss 11 0 0 0 4.63 10
Chris Demaria 8 1 0 0 9.00 11
Nate Field 7 0 0 0 9.45 4
Steve Stemle 6 0 0 0 5.06 9

Farm system

See also: Minor League Baseball

Level Team League Manager
AAA Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League Mike Jirschele
AA Wichita Wranglers Texas League Frank White
A High Desert Mavericks California League Billy Gardner Jr.
A Burlington Bees Midwest League Jim Gabella
Rookie AZL Royals Arizona League Lloyd Simmons
Rookie Idaho Falls Chukars Pioneer League Brian Rupp

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Notes

  1. ^ Dennis Hocking Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007
  3. ^ Baseball America 2006 Annual Directory

References