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2005 BALTIMORE ORIOLES

+    Level: MLB
Location:  Baltimore,MD
Team Record:  74-88   .457
Result:   4th in American League - East Division
Manager(s):  Lee Mazzilli, Sam Perlozzo
General Manager:   Jim Beattie, Mike Flanagan
Stadium:  Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Attendance:  2,624,804
Payroll:  $73,914,333
Playoffs:  -

Baltimore Orioles affiliate history
Oldest Player:  B.J. Surhoff (40)
Youngest Player:  Hayden Penn (20)
Longest Tenure:  B.J. Ryan, Luis Matos (6)
Top Hitter:  Miguel Tejada (10)
Top Pitcher:  Rodrigo Lopez (26)
Top Draft Pick:  Brandon Snyder (#13)

Roster Continuity:  75.95%
Top Prospect:   Nick Markakis
American League Standings
EastWLPctGB
Boston9567.586--
NY Yankees9567.5860.0
Toronto8082.49415.0
Baltimore7488.45721.0
Tampa Bay6795.41428.0

TEAM INFORMATION
Players with a dark gray box next to their salary have salaries above the league average. Players who did not start the season on a Major League roster were assumed to earn the major league minimum unless otherwise specified. Check out the payrolls section for more information.
PlayerPosAgeSalaryAvg?Lg Rank 
Sammy SosaRF36$ 17,000,000  8 
Miguel Tejada2B-3B31$ 11,000,000  33 
Sidney PonsonP28$ 8,500,000  63 
Javy LopezC34$ 7,500,000  91 
Melvin Mora3B33$ 3,833,333   
Eli MarreroLF-RF31$ 3,200,000   
Rafael Palmeiro1B40$ 3,000,000   
Jay GibbonsRF-LF28$ 2,600,000   
B.J. RyanP29$ 2,600,000   
Jorge JulioP26$ 2,500,000   
Steve KlineP32$ 2,500,000   
Rodrigo LopezP29$ 2,375,000   
Eric ByrnesLF-CF29$ 2,200,000   
Jason GrimsleyP37$ 2,000,000   
B.J. SurhoffLF-C40$ 1,100,000   
Luis MatosCF26$ 1,025,000   
Steve ReedP39$ 900,000   
Chris GomezSS34$ 850,000   
John ParrishP27$ 612,500   
Bruce ChenP28$ 550,000   
Brian Roberts2B27$ 390,000   
Larry BigbieLF-CF27$ 380,000   
David NewhanRF-2B31$ 365,000   
Rick BauerP28$ 350,000   
Todd WilliamsP34$ 347,500   
Geronimo GilC29$ 342,500   
Erik BedardP26$ 330,000   
Daniel CabreraP24$ 325,000   
James BaldwinP33$ 300,000   
Tim ByrdakP31$ 300,000   
Napolean Calzado3B25$ 300,000   
Bernie Castro2B23$ 300,000   
Midre CummingsRF-CF33$ 300,000   
Eric DuBoseP29$ 300,000   
Sal FasanoC33$ 300,000   
Jeff FiorentinoLF22$ 300,000   
Alejandro FreireIF30$ 300,000   
John MaineP24$ 300,000   
Ramon MartinezIF25$ 300,000   
Hayden PennP20$ 300,000   
Aaron RakersP28$ 300,000   
Chris RayP23$ 300,000   
Keith ReedOF26$ 300,000   
Eddie RogersSS26$ 300,000   
Eli WhitesideC25$ 300,000   
Walter Young1B25$ 300,000   


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