2005 New York Yankees

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2005 New York Yankees
2005 AL East Champions
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Major league affiliations
2005 Information
Owner(s) George Steinbrenner
Manager(s) Joe Torre
Local television YES Network
Local radio WCBS
Baseball-Reference 2005 New York Yankees

2005 New York Yankees / Franchise: New York Yankees / BR Team Page[edit]

Record: 95-67, Finished 1st in AL Eastern Division (2005 AL)

Clinched Division: October 1, 2005, At Boston Red Sox

Managed by Joe Torre

Coaches: Neil Allen, Joe Girardi, Don Mattingly, Luis Sojo, Mel Stottlemyre and Roy White

Ballpark: Yankee Stadium

History, Comments, Contributions[edit]

The 2005 New York Yankees got off to the team's worst start since the days of the late 1980s, and it seemed like the Bronx Bombers would miss the postseason for the first time since the strike-shortened 1994 season (a year when the Yanks were in first place when the season was interrupted by the 1994 player's strike).

Despite the failure to advance past the Division Series against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, the Yankees were able to overcome their slow start to win an eighth consecutive division title. Big left-handed pitcher Randy Johnson (the team's big-time winter acquisition) won 17 games in his debut season in pinstripes. 3B Alex Rodriguez won his second MVP award and 1B/DH Jason Giambi was named American League Comeback Player of the Year. In addition, the Yanks brought up two rookies who became big contributors in the team's postseason push: 2B Robinson Cano and RHP Chien-Ming Wang. A-Rod's post-season performance was the only blemish on what would otherwise be considered a great season, as the Yankee third baseman set a team record for most home runs by a right-handed hitter with 48, breaking the previous mark of 37, set by Yankee great Joe DiMaggio.

Awards and Honors[edit]


Main article: 2005 ALDS1
Game Score Date
1 New York 4, Los Angeles 2 October 4
2 New York 3, Los Angeles 5 October 5
3 Los Angeles 11, New York 7 October 7
4 Los Angeles 2, New York 3 October 9
5 New York 3, Los Angeles 5 October 10

Further Reading[edit]

  • Associated Press: "Why the Yankees Clinched the East", New York Times, October 2, 2005

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