2005: The Year in Pictures

Roger Clemens is re-introduced to the Salem press.
Clemens would go 17-6 for the Cowtippers,
with a league-leading 2.42 ERA.

Later in the year, Salem teammates Clemens,
Schilling and Maddux join the elite 100-win club.

Bobby Sylvester makes headlines by
trading for Jake Westbrook, then
signing the biggest free agent on the market.
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Later, Sylvester makes another splash,
acquiring Jason Schmidt via trade.
Sylvester would go on to win the EL GM of the Year award.

Silicon Valley's Nate Robertson tosses a no-hitter
in Chapter One.

Chicago's Ben Sheets pitches another one
in Chapter Two.

And Allentown's Glendon Rusch makes
it three no-hitters in one season.

The Atlanta Fire Ants, led by Bobby Abreu,
win the EL wild card after five straight
last-place finishes.

The Salem Cowtippers, led by Lance Berkman,
capture their sixth division title and win
their 700th game in franchise history.

The Sylmar Padawans, after four last-place
finishes, capture the Griffin Division title.

The largest gathering ever attends
BDBL Weekend VI.

Silicon Valley's Chris Carpenter reacts after
a devastating loss to the Los Altos
Undertakers in Chapter Six.  After two seasons
of 98+ losses, the CyberSox make it to the BDBL playoffs.

Ravenswood's Johan Santana celebrates
his team's second straight division title.
Santana wins the OL Cy Young award,
finishing the season with a 21-8 record and 2.42 ERA.
Atlanta's Miguel Tejada celebrates his team's EL wild
card-clinching victory.

The Padawans celebrate their division title
over the Silicon Valley CyberSox in the final
game of the season.

Randy Johnson wins his fifth Cy Young award,
and the Ridgebacks capture their third division
title in four years.

Wapakoneta's Brad Lidge celebrates
the Hippos' victory over the Black Sox in the ELDS.

Atlanta's Abreu and Miguel Tejada can't believe
what just happened in the ELDS.  After winning the
first three games in the best-of-seven series,
the Fire Ants lost four in a row.

Clemens and Berkman celebrate
Salem's win over the Padawans in the OLCS.
It is the second OL championship in franchise
history for the Cowtippers.

Randy Johnson, five-time Cy Young award winner,
celebrates another Allentown championship.