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2005 Oakland Athletics Roster

American League (AL)
Team Record: 88-74
Finished 2nd in the AL's West Division
Attendance: 2,108,818, Avg. 26,035
Ballpark: McAfee Coliseum
Manager: Ken Macha (88-74)
Location: Oakland, California
2005 Oakland Athletics Statistics
2005 Oakland Athletics Results

The Oakland Athletics of the American League ended the 2005 season with a record of 88 wins and 74 losses, finishing second in the AL's West Division.

The Athletics scored 772 runs and conceded 658 runs. Eric Chavez led Oakland with 27 home runs, while Mark Kotsay, Nick Swisher and Dan Johnson each walloped 20 or more, too. Eric Chavez drove in 101 runs. Mark Kotsay paced hitters with significant playing time by hitting .280. Dan Haren and Barry Zito topped the team with 14 wins each, and Joe Blanton recorded a 3.53 ERA, best among regularly-used pitchers.

Ken Macha coached the team.

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Player Pos. Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Joe BlantonPRRDecember 11, 19806'3"225Bowling Green, KY USA
Hiram BocachicaRFRRMarch 4, 19765'11"195Ponce, P.R.
Freddie Bynum2BLRMarch 15, 19806'1"185Wilson, NC USA
Eric ByrnesLFRRFebruary 16, 19766'2"200Redwood City, CA USA
Kiko CaleroPRRJanuary 9, 19756'1"180Santurce, P.R.
Santiago CasillaPRRJuly 25, 19806'0"210San Cristobal, Sa D.R.
Alberto CastilloCRRFebruary 10, 19706'0"184San Juan de la Maguana, Sa D.R.
Eric Chavez3BLRDecember 7, 19776'1"215Los Angeles, CA USA
Jermaine Clark2BLRSeptember 29, 19765'10"175Berkeley, CA USA
Bobby CrosbySSRRJanuary 12, 19806'3"210Lakewood, CA USA
Juan CruzPRROctober 15, 19786'2"170Bonao, Mo D.R.
Octavio DotelPRRNovember 25, 19736'0"230Santo Domingo, Di D.R.
Justin DuchschererPRRNovember 19, 19776'3"165Aberdeen, SD USA
Erubiel Durazo1BLLJanuary 23, 19746'3"240Hermosillo, So Mexico
Mark Ellis2BRRJune 6, 19775'10"190Rapid City, SD USA
Seth EthertonPRROctober 17, 19766'1"195Laguna Beach, CA USA
Ron FloresPLLAugust 9, 19795'11"190Whittier, CA USA
Keith Ginter2BRRMay 5, 19765'10"190Norwalk, CA USA
Ryan GlynnPRRNovember 1, 19746'3"195Portsmouth, VA USA
Rich HardenPLRNovember 30, 19816'1"190Victoria, BC CAN
Dan HarenPRRSeptember 17, 19806'5"215Monterey Park, CA USA
Tim HarikkalaPRRJuly 15, 19716'2"185West Palm Beach, FL USA
Scott Hatteberg1BLRDecember 14, 19696'1"192Salem, OR USA
Dan Johnson1BLRAugust 10, 19796'2"210Coon Rapids, MN USA
Jason KendallCRRJune 26, 19746'0"181San Diego, CA USA
Joe KennedyPRLMay 24, 19796'4"227La Mesa, CA USA
Bobby KieltyLFBRAugust 5, 19766'1"225Fontana, CA USA
Mark KotsayCFLLDecember 2, 19756'0"220Whittier, CA USA
Adam MelhuseCBRMarch 27, 19726'2"185Santa Clara, CA USA
Jay PaytonLFRRNovember 22, 19725'10"185Zanesville, OH USA
Britt ReamesPRRAugust 19, 19735'11"175Seneca, SC USA
Ricardo RinconPLLApril 13, 19705'10"190Cuitlahuac, Ve Mexico
Kirk SaarloosPRRMay 23, 19796'0"185Long Beach, CA USA
Marco ScutaroSSRROctober 30, 19755'10"185San Felipe, Ya Venezuela
Huston StreetPRRAugust 2, 19836'0"205Austin, TX USA
Nick SwisherRFBLNovember 25, 19806'0"195Columbus, OH USA
Charles ThomasOFLLDecember 26, 19786'0"190Fairfield, CA USA
Matt WatsonLFLRSeptember 5, 19785'11"205Lancaster, PA USA
Jay WitasickPRRAugust 28, 19726'4"205Baltimore, MD USA
Keiichi YabuPRRSeptember 28, 19686'0"200Minami Muro-gun, Mi Japan
Barry ZitoPLLMay 13, 19786'2"205Las Vegas, NV USA