2005 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season

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2005 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Vince Naimoli
General manager(s) Chuck LaMar
Manager(s) Lou Piniella
Local television FSN Florida
WXPX
(Joe Magrane, Dewayne Staats, Todd Kalas, Dick Crippin)
Local radio WHNZ
(Rich Herrera, Dave Wills, Andy Freed)
WZHR
(Jose Anzola, Enrique Oliu)
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The 2005 Tampa Bay Devil Rays season was the team's 8th since the franchise was created. This season, they finished last in the AL East division, and managed to finish the season with the AL's third-worst record of 67-95. Their manager was Lou Piniella who entered his 3rd and last season with the Devil Rays.

Offseason

  • October 15, 2004: Midre Cummings was released by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[1]
  • January 12, 2005: Alex Gonzalez was signed as a Free Agent with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[2]
  • February 7, 2005: Denny Neagle was signed as a Free Agent with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.[3]
  • April 4, 2005: Charles Johnson was signed as a free agent by the Devil Rays.[4]

Regular season

Season standings

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 95 67 0.586 53–28 42–39
Boston Red Sox 95 67 0.586 54–27 41–40
Toronto Blue Jays 80 82 0.494 15 43–38 37–44
Baltimore Orioles 74 88 0.457 21 36–45 38–43
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 67 95 0.414 28 40–41 27–54


Record vs. opponents

2005 American League Records

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 of Anaheim 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


Notable transactions

  • June 13, 2005: Charles Johnson was released by the Devil Rays.[4]

Roster

2005 Tampa Bay Devil Rays
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders 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

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
Johnson, CharlesCharles Johnson 19 46 9 .196 0 5

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

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

Relief pitchers

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

Player G IP W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Durham Bulls International League Bill Evers
AA Montgomery Biscuits Southern League Charlie Montoyo
A Visalia Oaks California League Steve Livesey
A Southwest Michigan Devil Rays Midwest League Joe Szekely
A-Short Season Hudson Valley Renegades New York–Penn League Dave Howard
Rookie Princeton Devil Rays Appalachian League Jamie Nelson

[5]

Notes

  1. http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/cummimi01.shtml
  2. http://www.baseball-reference.com/g/gonzaal01.shtml
  3. Denny Neagle Statistics Baseball-Reference.com
  4. 4.0 4.1 Charles Johnson at Baseball-Reference
  5. Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, North Carolina: Baseball America, 2007

References