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2005 Oakland Athletics season

The Oakland Athletics' 2005 season involved the A's finishing 2nd in the American League West with a record of 88 wins and 74 losses.

The A's started 17-32, but went on a hot streak to find themselves battling for first place by mid-August. They faded in September, allowing the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to win the AL West.


  • November 27, 2004: Jason Kendall was traded by the Pittsburgh Pirates with cash to the Oakland Athletics for Mark Redman, Arthur Rhodes, and cash.[1]
  • December 16, 2004: Tim Hudson was traded by the Oakland Athletics to the Atlanta Braves for Juan Cruz, Dan Meyer, and Charles Thomas.[2]
  • December 18, 2004: Dan Haren was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals with Daric Barton and Kiko Calero to the Oakland Athletics for Mark Mulder.[3]

Regular season


Retired 2005

Season standings

AL West W L Pct. GB
Los Angeles Angels 95 67 .586 --
Oakland Athletics 88 74 .543 7
Texas Rangers 79 83 .488 16
Seattle Mariners 69 93 .426 26


  • July 13, 2005: Eric Byrnes was traded by the Oakland Athletics with Omar Quintanilla to the Colorado Rockies for Joe Kennedy and Jay Witasick.[4]


2005 Oakland Athletics
Pitchers Catchers


Outfielders Manager


Player stats


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

Other batters

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Other pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA
Relief pitchers
Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Sacramento RiverCats Pacific Coast League Tony DeFrancesco
AA Midland RockHounds Texas League Von Hayes
A Stockton Ports California League Todd Steverson
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Dave Joppie
Short-Season A Vancouver Canadians Northwest League Juan Navarette
Rookie AZL Athletics Arizona League Ruben Escalera



  • 2005 Oakland Athletics team page at Baseball Reference
  • 2005 Oakland Athletics team page at

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