2005 Sioux City Explorers Roster

Northern League (NL) - Independent
Team Record: 44-52
Finished 5th in the NL's North Division
Manager: Steve Shirley (0-0), Billy Williams (0-0)
Location: Sioux City, Iowa
Ballpark: Lewis and Clark Park
Attendance: 113,590, Avg. 2,366 in 48 home dates
2005 Sioux City Explorers Statistics

The Sioux City Explorers of the Northern League ended the 2005 season with a record of 44 wins and 52 losses, finishing fifth in the league's North Division.

The Explorers tallied 479 runs and surrendered 543 runs. Ryan Gripp paced Sioux City with 18 home runs and drove in 71 runs. Chris Grossman topped batters with significant playing time with a .314 average. Tom Lipari led the team with 8 wins, while Billy Keppinger registered a 3.11 earned run average, leading qualifying pitchers. Steve Shirley and Billy Williams served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Casey BakerLLAugust 11, 19795'11"185Sioux City, IA US
Josh BayLLNovember 16, 19786'1"210
Bobby BrownRRMay 24, 19745'11"185Van Nuys, CA US
Mike BrownRRMarch 10, 19795'10"190Vicksburg, MS US
Ian ChurchRRFebruary 28, 19815'10"181Tampa, FL US
Robin Chute
Gabby DelgadoSROctober 21, 19785'10"180Carolina, PR
Travis DresslerRRDecember 13, 19826'1"175Bismark, ND US
Tony EvansRRNovember 27, 19796'4"198Mansfield, OH US
Brian FryerRRAugust 16, 19826'1"185Ventura, CA US
Dave GlickLLApril 2, 19766'1"190Simi Valley, CA US
Dustin GriffithRRSeptember 16, 19806'4"190Galesburg, IL US
Ryan GrippRRApril 20, 19786'1"210Des Moines, IA US
Chris GrossmanRRFebruary 3, 19816'4"215Alamo, CA US
Brad GuglielmelliRROctober 21, 19796'0"190San Luis Obispo, CA US
Taylor HargroveLRApril 13, 19815'7"180
Shayn HolbrookRRAugust 29, 19756'3"240Grass Valley, CA US
Matt HoweRRSeptember 16, 19766'0"190Pittsburgh, PA US
John HowertonRRNovember 30, 19806'0"175Tempe, AZ US
J. C. HuguetRRMay 18, 19786'2"215Miami, FL US
Roger KalinowskiLLMay 10, 19796'4"180
Billy KeppingerLLDecember 15, 19786'0"180Miami, FL US
Sean KramerRRApril 25, 19816'3"220Albuquerque, NM US
Tom LipariLLApril 23, 19796'5"180Omaha, NE US
Marcel LongmireRRApril 18, 19786'3"215Vallejo, CA US
Chris Lossett
Barry MabryRRNovember 2, 19816'5"180Spartanburg, SC US
Dan MeierLLAugust 13, 19776'0"200Denver, CO US
Damien MyersLLNovember 3, 19806'0"180New York, NY US
Mike NataleRRSeptember 2, 19796'2"190Whittier, CA US
Rob PurvisRRAugust 11, 19776'2"200Tipton, IN US
Ryan RuizLLApril 7, 19775'9"160Mission Viejo, CA US
Mike SoenenRRJuly 4, 19826'0"205
Robert Stockton
Chris SwiatkiewiczRRMay 24, 19766'1"190Fridley, MN US
Justin TurnerLRDecember 19, 19796'1"190Indianapolis, IN US
Todd WestRRMarch 2, 19795'11"160Houston, TX US
Jonathan WiebeRRMay 29, 19806'0"190
Mitch WylieRRJanuary 14, 19776'3"220Davenport, IA US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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