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Filed under: 2005 Award Winners

Bill Hall as the Player of the Year is an interesting choice. He didn't lead the team in batting average or on base percentage or slugging percentage. But he was a handy and versatile defender, and all-around solid performer.

Congratulations are in order for the Milwaukee Brewers by finishing with a non-losing record in 2005 for the first time since the 1992 season. They accomplished this feat on Friday, the last day of September, during the first game of a three game series with the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Unfortunately they were unable to ensure a winning record during the final two games against the pesky Pirates. The Brewers did finish 8-5 over their final two weeks of the season, posting a 16-11 record in September. Most importantly the Brewers will no longer be lumped with the Pirates to hold the dubious distinction of not finishing at or above .500 since the 1992 season.

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