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2005 Chicago Cubs season


2005 Chicago Cubs season

The Chicago Cubs' 2005 season was the Cub's 133rd season. The Chicago Cubs finished 79–83, 4th place in the NL Central. This was the first season for the WGN-TV broadcast pairing of Bob Brenly and Len Kasper.


  • December 31, 2004: Todd Hollandsworth was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[1]
  • January 20, 2005: Cody Ransom was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[2]
  • February 2, 2005: Sammy Sosa was traded by the Chicago Cubs with cash to the Baltimore Orioles for Jerry Hairston, Mike Fontenot, and Dave Crouthers (minors).[3]
  • February 8, 2005: Scott McClain was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[4]
  • March 30, 2005: Cody Ransom was purchased by the Texas Rangers from the Chicago Cubs.[2]

Regular season

Season standings


  • May 2, 2005: Trenidad Hubbard was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[5]
  • May 27, 2005: Cody Ransom was signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.[2]
  • July 7, 2005: Trenidad Hubbard was released by the Chicago Cubs.[5]
  • August 29, 2005: Todd Hollandsworth was traded by the Chicago Cubs to the Atlanta Braves for Angelo Burrows (minors) and Todd Blackford (minors).[1]


2005 Chicago Cubs
Pitchers Catchers



Other batters



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

Starting pitchers

Player G IP W L ERA SO

Relief pitchers

Player G W L SV ERA SO

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League Mike Quade
AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx Southern League Bobby Dickerson
A Daytona Cubs Florida State League Richie Zisk
A Peoria Chiefs Midwest League Julio Garcia
Short-Season A Boise Hawks Northwest League Trey Forkerway
Rookie AZL Cubs Arizona League Steve McFarland


  • 2005 Chicago Cubs season at Baseball Reference
  • Season standings: National League Central Standings on
  • Game Logs:
1st Half: Chicago Cubs Game Log on
2nd Half: Chicago Cubs Game Log on
  • Batting Statistics: Chicago Cubs Batting Stats on
  • Pitching Statistics: Chicago Cubs Pitching Stats on
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