2005 St. Louis Cardinals season: Wikis


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2005 St. Louis Cardinals
NL Central Champs
Major league affiliations
2005 information
Owner(s) William DeWitt, Jr.
Manager(s) Tony La Russa
Local television FSN Midwest
(Joe Buck,Dan McLaughlin, Al Hrabosky)
(Ricky Horton, Bob Carpenter)
Local radio KMOX
(Mike Shannon, Wayne Hagin)
Stats ESPN.com


The St. Louis Cardinals 2005 season was the team's 124th season in St. Louis, Missouri and the 114th season in the National League. The Cardinals went 100-62 during the season and won the National League Central division. In the playoffs the Cardinals swept the San Diego Padres 3 games to 0 in the NLDS. However, the Cardinals lost to the Houston Astros 4 games to 2 in the NLCS.

The season was the last one played in Busch Memorial Stadium by the Cardinals and they moved to the new Busch Stadium the next year. The Cardinals also moved their radio broadcasts from KMOX after a 55-year affiliation to KTRS after the season.

First baseman Albert Pujols won the MVP Award this year, batting .330, with 41 home runs and 117 RBIs. Chris Carpenter won the Cy Young Award this year, with a 2.83 ERA, 21 wins, and 213 strikeouts. Outfielder Jim Edmonds won a Gold Glove this year.



  • 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.[1]
  • February 21, 2005: Bill Pulsipher was Signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[2]

Regular season


Season standings

NL Central W L GB Pct.
St. Louis Cardinals 100 62 -- .617
Houston Astros 89 73 11 .549
Milwaukee Brewers 81 81 19 .500
Chicago Cubs 79 83 21 .488
Cincinnati Reds 73 89 27 .451
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 95 33 .414


  • July 29, 2005: Alan Benes was signed as a Free Agent with the St. Louis Cardinals.[3]
  • September 6, 2005: Bill Pulsipher was Released by the St. Louis Cardinals.[2]


2005 St. Louis Cardinals
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


St. Louis Cardinals vs. San Diego Padres

St. Louis wins series, 3-0.

Game Score Date
1 St. Louis 8, San Diego 5 October 4
2 St. Louis 6, San Diego 2 October 6
3 St. Louis 7, San Diego 4 October 8


Game Date Visitor Score Home Score Record


1 October 12 Houston 3 St. Louis 5 0-1
2 October 13 Houston 4 St. Louis 1 1-1
3 October 15 St. Louis 3 Houston 4 2-1
4 October 16 St. Louis 1 Houston 2 3-1
5 October 17 St. Louis 5 Houston 4 3-2
6 October 19 Houston 5 St. Louis 1 4-2
HOU won 4, STL won 2.

Houston wins the National League Championship
and advance to the 2005 World Series

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League Danny Sheaffer
AA Springfield Cardinals Texas League Chris Maloney
A Palm Beach Cardinals Florida State League Ron Warner
A Quad Cities Swing Midwest League Joe Cunningham, Jr.
Short-Season A New Jersey Cardinals New York-Penn League Mark DeJohn
Rookie Johnson City Cardinals Appalachian League Tom Kidwell

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Palm Beach[4][5]


  1. ^ Danny Haren Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  2. ^ a b Bill Pulsipher Statistics - Baseball-Reference.com
  3. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/b/benesal01.shtml
  4. ^ Johnson, Lloyd, and Wolff, Miles, ed., The Encyclopedia of Minor League Baseball, 3rd edition. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America, 2007
  5. ^ Baseball America 2006 Annual Directory

External links

Preceded by
St. Louis Cardinals
NL Central Championship Season
Succeeded by
St. Louis Cardinals


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