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2005 ROSTER

 

 

Manager

 

20

 

 

Coaches

 

 

Pitchers

 

36

 

56

 

57

 

48

 

32

 

40

 

45

 

58

 

54

 

61

 

39

 

34

 

31

 

21

 

38

 

47

 

34

 

13

 

22

 

31

 

51

 

30

 

52

 

45

 

47

 

 

Catchers

 

29

 

55

 

23

 

 

Infielders

 

5

 

2

 

9

 

25

 

4

 

15

 

54

 

24

 

4

 

35

 

11

 

3

 

25

 

 

Outfielders

 

28

 

26

 

47

 

47

 

19

 

26

 

6

 

11

 

39

 

18

 

0

 

7

 

44

 

 

Other Positions

 

1

 

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Only had batting appearances.

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Franchise: Washington Nationals / BR 2005 Team Page


Record: 81-81, Finished 5th in NL Eastern Division (2005 NL)

Ballpark: R.F.K. Stadium


[edit] Season Highlights

Before the 2005 season, the Montreal Expos were moved to Washington, DC and became the Washington Nationals. In their first season in DC, they surprisingly led the NL East at the All-Star Break, but struggled in the second half of the season. They finished the year in last place in the division but did manage a .500 record. The club finished last in the National League in batting average, home runs, runs, and hits. Their pitchers had a bit more success. Closer Chad Cordero led the Major Leagues with 47 saves, and starter Livan Hernandez won 15 games and joined Cordero on the All-Star team.

Despite their mediocre performance on the field, the Nationals were a success at the gate, drawing more than 2.7 million fans to R.F.K. Stadium.

[edit] Opening Day Lineup

Brad Wilkerson, cf

Cristian Guzman, ss

Jose Vidro, 2b

Jose Guillen, rf

Nick Johnson, 1b

Vinny Castilla, 3b

Terrmel Sledge, lf

Brian Schneider, c

Livan Hernandez, p

[edit] Awards and Honors

[edit] Further Reading

  • James R. Hartley: Baseball is Back: The Washington Nationals 2005 Inaugural Season, Corduroy Press, Germantown, MD, 2006.
  • Ted Leavengood: The 2005 Washington Nationals: Major League Baseball Returns to the Capital, McFarland, Jefferson, NC, 2006.



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