The Arizona Summer League championship is a one-game playoff between the first and second-half champions. In 2005, the Arizona Giants won both halves of the season and therefore no one-game playoff was held. The Giants finished 21-7 in the first half and 18-10 in the second half to claim the crown in the Arizona Summer League.
2005 Player of the Year: Lorenzo Cain, Arizona Brewers
2005 Manager of the Year: Reuben Escalera, Phoenix Athletics
2005 Arizona Summer League All-Stars.
Giants claim AZL Championship
09/06/2005 1:46 PM ET
The Arizona League Giants, led by All-Star outfielders Ariel Nunez and Antoan Richardson, won both halves of the AZL season with a combined 39-17 mark, catapulting the Giants to the 2005 Arizona League Championship. Nunez hit a league-best .367 and Richardson batted .321, but the pair were a real terror on the base paths as they combined to steal 68 bases. Robert Grace, a 2005 21st round pick, went 6-1 with a 2.85 ERA, while 2004 44th rounder Tom Gornati was 6-0 with a 1.30 ERA.