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The 2005 season of the National League was the one hundred thirtieth season of the league.

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[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

An asterisk (*) indicates the team won its league's wild card, Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
Central Division
1 St. Louis Cardinals 162 100 62 0 .617 -.- 805 (4.97) 634 (3.91) 0.270 0.339 0.423 3.49 0.984
2 Houston Astros* 163 89 73 1 .546 11.0 693 (4.25) 609 (3.74) 0.256 0.322 0.408 3.51 0.985
3 Milwaukee Brewers 162 81 81 0 .500 19.0 726 (4.48) 697 (4.30) 0.259 0.331 0.423 3.97 0.980
4 Chicago Cubs 162 79 83 0 .488 21.0 703 (4.34) 714 (4.41) 0.270 0.324 0.440 4.19 0.983
5 Cincinnati Reds 163 73 89 1 .448 27.0 820 (5.03) 889 (5.45) 0.261 0.339 0.446 5.15 0.983
6 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 67 95 0 .414 33.0 680 (4.20) 769 (4.75) 0.259 0.322 0.400 4.42 0.981
Eastern Division
1 Atlanta Braves 162 90 72 0 .556 -.- 769 (4.75) 674 (4.16) 0.265 0.333 0.435 3.98 0.986
2 Philadelphia Phillies 162 88 74 0 .543 2.0 807 (4.98) 726 (4.48) 0.270 0.348 0.423 4.21 0.985
3 Florida Marlins 162 83 79 0 .512 7.0 717 (4.43) 732 (4.52) 0.272 0.339 0.409 4.16 0.983
4 New York Mets 162 83 79 0 .512 7.0 722 (4.46) 648 (4.00) 0.258 0.322 0.416 3.76 0.983
5 Washington Nationals 162 81 81 0 .500 9.0 639 (3.94) 673 (4.15) 0.252 0.322 0.386 3.87 0.985
Western Division
1 San Diego Padres 162 82 80 0 .506 -.- 684 (4.22) 726 (4.48) 0.257 0.333 0.391 4.13 0.982
2 Arizona Diamondbacks 162 77 85 0 .475 5.0 696 (4.30) 856 (5.28) 0.256 0.332 0.421 4.84 0.985
3 San Francisco Giants 162 75 87 0 .463 7.0 649 (4.01) 745 (4.60) 0.261 0.319 0.396 4.33 0.985
4 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 71 91 0 .438 11.0 685 (4.23) 755 (4.66) 0.253 0.326 0.395 4.38 0.983
5 Colorado Rockies 162 67 95 0 .414 15.0 740 (4.57) 862 (5.32) 0.267 0.333 0.411 5.13 0.981

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Bobby Abreu
Jason Bay
Carlos Lee
Juan Pierre
Philadelphia Phillies
Pittsburgh Pirates
Milwaukee Brewers
Florida Marlins
162
At Bats Jose Reyes New York Mets 696
Runs Scored Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 129
Hits Derrek Lee Chicago Cubs 199
Doubles Derrek Lee Chicago Cubs 50
Triples Jose Reyes New York Mets 17
Home Runs Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves 51
Total Bases Derrek Lee Chicago Cubs 393
Runs Batted In Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves 128
Stolen Bases Jose Reyes New York Mets 60
Caught Stealing Juan Pierre Florida Marlins 17
Walks Brian Giles San Diego Padres 119
Intentional Base-on-Balls Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 27
Hit by Pitch Jose Guillen
Geoff Jenkins
Washington Nationals
Milwaukee Brewers
19
Strikeouts Adam Dunn Cincinnati Reds 168
Sacrifice Hits Omar Vizquel San Francisco Giants 20
Sacrifice Flies Carlos Lee Milwaukee Brewers 11
Grounded into Double Plays Sean Casey Cincinnati Reds 27
Batting Average Derrek Lee Chicago Cubs 0.335
On-Base Percentage Todd Helton Colorado Rockies 0.445
Slugging Percentage Derrek Lee Chicago Cubs 0.662
On-Base plus Slugging Derrek Lee Chicago Cubs 1.080
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Derrek Lee Chicago Cubs 177

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Dontrelle Willis Florida Marlins 22
Losses Kip Wells Pittsburgh Pirates 18
Win-Loss Percentage Jorge Sosa Atlanta Braves 0.812
Appearances Scott Eyre San Francisco Giants 86
Games Started Chris Capuano
Doug Davis
Livan Hernandez
Jon Lieber
Derek Lowe
Greg Maddux
Roy Oswalt
Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers
Washington Nationals
Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers
Chicago Cubs
Houston Astros
35
Complete Games Chris Carpenter
Dontrelle Willis
St. Louis Cardinals
Florida Marlins
7
Shutouts Dontrelle Willis Florida Marlins 5
Games Finished Billy Wagner Philadelphia Phillies 70
Saves Chad Cordero Washington Nationals 47
Innings Pitched Livan Hernandez Washington Nationals 246.1
Batters Faced Livan Hernandez Washington Nationals 1065
Hits Allowed Livan Hernandez Washington Nationals 268
Home Runs Allowed Eric Milton Cincinnati Reds 40
Base-on-Balls Allowed Kip Wells Pittsburgh Pirates 99
Intentional Base-on-Balls Livan Hernandez Washington Nationals 14
Hit Batsmen Jeff Weaver Los Angeles Dodgers 18
Strikeouts Jake Peavy San Diego Padres 216
Wild Pitches Brandon Webb Arizona Diamondbacks 14
Balks Chris Capuano
Brett Myers
Milwaukee Brewers
Philadelphia Phillies
4
Runs Allowed Eric Milton Cincinnati Reds 141
Earned Runs Allowed Eric Milton Cincinnati Reds 134
Earned Run Average Roger Clemens Houston Astros 1.87
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Pedro Martinez New York Mets 0.949

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost the seventy-sixth midsummer classic at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI on Tuesday, July 12, 2005 by a score of 7 to 5. The league's manager was Tony LaRussa.

[edit] Postseason

The 2005 National League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with a wild card team. The teams competed in a best-of-five Division Series, followed by a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.

  Division Series Championship Series
                 
Cent.  St. Louis Cardinals 3  
West.  San Diego Padres 0  
    Cent.  St. Louis Cardinals 2
  WC  Houston Astros 4
East.  Atlanta Braves 1
WC  Houston Astros 3  

In the World Series, the National League champion Houston Astros were defeated by the American League's Chicago White Sox, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Albert Pujols, a first baseman with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 378 out of a possible 448 points and 18 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 132 out of a possible 140 points and 19 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Ryan Howard, a first baseman with the Philadelphia Phillies. In the award's voting, he had 109 out of a possible 160 points and 19 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Greg Maddux Chicago Cubs
C Mike Matheny San Francisco Giants
1B Derrek Lee Chicago Cubs
2B Luis Castillo Florida Marlins
3B Omar Vizquel San Francisco Giants
SS Mike Lowell Florida Marlins
OF Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves
Jim Edmonds St. Louis Cardinals
Bobby Abreu Philadelphia Phillies

[edit] Silver Sluggers

The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best hitters as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
C Michael Barrett Chicago Cubs
1B Derrek Lee Chicago Cubs
2B Jeff Kent Los Angeles Dodgers
3B Morgan Ensberg Houston Astros
SS Felipe Lopez Cincinnati Reds
OF Miguel Cabrera Florida Marlins
Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves
Carlos Lee Milwaukee Brewers
P Jason Marquis St. Louis Cardinals

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The fifty-ninth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on May 23 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The game did not feature a National League Team.

[edit] Notable events

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