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The 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates team roster seen on this page includes every player who appeared in a game during the 2005 season. It is a comprehensive team roster and player names are sorted by the fielding position where the most number of games were played during the regular season. Every player's name links to their career statistics.
Below the main roster you will find in the Fast Facts section: a 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day starters list, a 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates salary list, a 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates uniform number breakdown and a 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates primary starters list. Research by Baseball Almanac."You look at the young guys we (the 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates) have. We've all played together before, and we've all excelled together before. I feel like we showed some signs that we'll be able to do that in the future as well." - Pittsburgh Pirates Rookie Pitcher Zach Duke on MLB.com (Ed Eagle, 10/02/2005)
The 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates played 162 games during the regular season, won 67 games, lost 95 games, and finished in sixth position. They played their home games at PNC Park (Park Factors: 101/101) where 1,817,245 fans witnessed their 2005 Pirates finish the season with a .414 winning percentage.
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present a unique set of rosters not easilyfound on the Internet. Included, where data is available, is a 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day starters list, a 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates salarylist, a 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates uniform number breakdown and a 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates primary starters list:2005 Pittsburgh PiratesOpening Day Starters
Did you know that a 2005 Pittsburgh Pirates Schedule is available and it includes dates of every game played, scores of every game played, a cumulative record, and many hard to find splits (Monthly Splits, Team vs Team Splits & Score Related Splits)?
Argh, matey! Where be me eye patch? As we've been expecting, Microsoft has finally said that they will be using their Windows Genuine Advantage program to deny software pirates access to Windows Update. The program will start in the middle of this year, although you may have noticed that the validation tools popped up on Microsoft websites as early as September of last year. Straight from the Spanish War Galleon, Redmonia:
REDMOND, Wash. -- Jan. 26, 2005 -- In 2005, Microsoft Corp. plans to enhance its anti-piracy engineering, education and enforcement efforts by expanding the Windows? Genuine Advantage program. Windows Genuine Advantage checks the authenticity of a user's software and provides access to popular software and other benefits, helping consumers and businesses ensure that they are receiving the greater reliability, faster access to updates, and richer user experiences offered by genuine Windows XP software.
According to a December 2005 global study commissioned by the Business Software Alliance, piracy rates in 50 countries have increased over the prior year. Leading the list is Vietnam, where it is estimated that 92 percent of all software purchased is pirated. But while the top 20 countries with a high rate of software piracy include mostly developing nations, the list also includes China with a rate of 90 percent and Russia not far behind at 87 percent. By comparison, the United States has the lowest rate at 21 percent. The study opines that a 10-point drop in piracy in Asia-Pacific alone would generate $135 billion worth of additional economic growth and create approximately 2 million new jobs.
Law enforcement is the critical issue, and the biggest problem. For example, in October 2005, two people were arrested in Cebu City, Philippines, for attempting to sell pirated software valued at approximately 9 million Filipino pesos (more than US$160,000). If convicted, they face fines from 50,000 to 1.5 million Filipino pesos (approximately US$900 to $25,000) and prison terms from one to nine years. However, according to the Filipino press, no one has ever been convicted of software piracy in the Philippines. It appears that these are token arrests and enforcement efforts, and are not directed at the large wholesale piracy efforts.
In November 2005, four people, who were all current or former Samsung employees, pilfered blueprints and other documents related to a new mobile phone design. They were caught by the National Intelligence Service (NIS), South Korea's counterespionage organization, which discovered the group attempting to deliver the files to Chinese mobile phone manufacturers. (Note that the Korean NIS exercises its counterespionage capabilities within the economic espionage milieu and in support of Korea's industrial base.)
The apparel and fashion goods industries have also proven to be juicy targets. In early November 2005, the assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in New England (ICE) and the U.S. Internal Revenue Service announced the arrest and indictment of four people charged with trafficking in more than US$1.4 million worth of counterfeit goods. The 10-count indictment details how the four people used 13 separate self-storage units within a storage facility as their base of operations. (Ten of the units were for storage, two were showrooms, and one was the manufacturing facility.)
In November 2005, a judge in Hong Kong sentenced Chan Nai-ming to three months in jail for the copying and distribution of three motion pictures via the Internet. Chan operated under the Internet alias "Big Crook," utilized BitTorrent software to conduct the file sharing, and apparently did not charge for the films.
In August 2005, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) declared Internet-driven film piracy losses to be approximately $1.9 billion, and that the overall piracy of films in other formats was estimated to be $3.5 billion.
And yet, instead of expending its energy searching out wholesale pirates, the MPAA, on behalf of the major studios, filed 286 lawsuits against individuals whose names were provided by 30 BitTorrent site operators who were shut down earlier in 2005. These prosecutions, although appropriate, are insignificant. Of course, the suits against individuals aren't difficult to win, since most individuals don't have the fiscal resources to compete with the MPAA or the motion picture industry itself. But it would certainly be more effective for the MPAA to invest its investigative funds in identifying those organizations with robust infrastructure producing thousands of copies.
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An alarming rise in the number of piracy attacks off the coast of Somalia is reported by the ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB). After a quiet spell of nearly two years, says the bureau, serious attacks by heavily-armed pirates have resumed: 25 in the past six months. In one incident a ship was lured into danger by pirates firing bogus distress flares.
Tigers first baseman Chris Shelton is another example. Detroit took Shelton from the Pirates with the first pick in the 2003 Rule 5 draft, kept him on the roster and Shelton ended up hitting .299-18-59 in 388 big league at-bats in 2005.
Seabourn Spirit, the luxury liner carrying 151 passengers and 160 crew had sailed from Alexandria in Egypt and had turned into the Horn of Africa, when about 160 kms from the coast of Somalia, it was attacked by pirates armed with rocket-propelled grenades.
It's difficult to say because political instability in Somalia has continued for the last 14 years. I think it's just because pirates have realised that it's a good way of making money and they're making large amounts by demanding ransoms and getting paid.
It's pretty nasty because ships get hijacked and pirates demand a large amount of money and owners are supposed to pay that. Luckily there have been no killings but that can quite easily happen and has happened before.
Nov. 11, 2005Box ScoreUNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. - The University of Richmond women's basketball team topped Hampton 77-47 in its season premiere on Friday night at the Robins Center. Junior forward Christina Campion led the Spiders with 12 points while freshman guard Whitney Morrow added 11. The Spiders' victory advances them to second round action in the Pre-Season WNIT on Sunday when they will play at Boston College at 2 p.m.The Spiders took control of the game as soon as the whistle blew and sophomore Mirna Mazic won the jumpball. A pass from Saona Chapman to Campion who drove to the basket for the first score of the game in just eight seconds was all it took for the Spiders to steal the lead and get their momentum flowing. The Spiders guarded their lead for the remainder of the game, once holding a 35-point lead over the Pirates.Coming out strong defensively, the Spiders forced 13 turnovers on the Pirates in the first half, and going into halftime, the score was 41-18 with Spiders owning a 23-point lead.While Campion and Morrow ended in double figures for the Spiders, junior Kelly Roche and Chapman each tallied nine points, and senior Amber Petillon and freshman Sarah Williams recorded eight points each. Chapman led the team in assists with eight while senior Araceli Gil recorded six. Mazic led the team in blocks with four and rebounds with six, followed closely behind by senior Ania Grabias and Williams with five rebounds each.Hampton was led by Pre-Season All-MEAC selection and 2004-05 Rookie of the Year Rachel Butler who scored 10 points for the Pirates, while Roneisha Corbitt, Monica Rogers, and Shahara Johnson each recorded seven points. Rogers also tallied the most rebounds of the game with nine total rebounds.The Spiders and the Pirates were two of only sixteen Division I teams in the nation that were selected to participate in this annual pre-season tournament. Even with Friday's victory, the Spiders still trail in the Spiders-Pirates series, 11-4. However, Richmond, who had not defeated Hampton since Nov. 26, 1983 when the Spiders edged the Pirates 72-70, seeked its revenge on Hampton twenty-two years later with a big win in the WNIT.Richmond Head Coach Shafer was extremely pleased with his team's efforts in Friday night's game. "It was a great start," stated Shafer. "To come out the way we did a week early and execute the way we did was terrific. The team handled everything that Hampton threw at them. And we got to play a lot of people - they all came in and didn't really miss a beat because they played so hard."The Spiders return to the court for action on Sunday at Boston College, who defeated Drexel 51-44 on Friday night in the WNIT first round. Shafer and the Spiders are looking forward to the possibilities and challenges that lie ahead of them with the Boston contest on Sunday. "It's certainly going to be a challenge," stated Shafer. We've got to clean up our fouls and inside game on the defensive end."Print Friendly Version var obj = "start":0,"count":10,"name":"story-template-boilerplate","sport_id":null,"count_breakpoints":null,"css_class":"","pinned_id":"","extra":,"context":null,"dummy":false,"type":"ads","id":"f6b67fb2-db6d-4e79-937a-205b3ce29fbd","data":"location":"id":0,"title":null,"type":null,"effect":null,"fixed_image_sizes":false,"excluded_sport_ids":null,"slick":false,"dfp":false,"sidearm_dfp":false,"common_page":false,"html_template":null,"name":null,"autoplay_speed":0,"accessibility_icons":false,"sizes":null,"slick_options":null,"dfp_sizes":null,"campaigns":,"content_id":null,"content_title":null,"content_date":null,"content_url":null,"content_image_url":null,"mode":"web"; if (!("sidearmComponents" in window)) window.sidearmComponents = ; window.sidearmComponents.push(obj); Related Story Content var obj = "start":0,"count":10,"name":"story-template-general-1-1","sport_id":null,"count_breakpoints":null,"css_class":"","pinned_id":"","extra":,"context":null,"dummy":false,"type":"ads","id":"1d7139f3-7d18-4118-b709-e19532f196a8","data":"location":"id":0,"title":null,"type":null,"effect":null,"fixed_image_sizes":false,"excluded_sport_ids":null,"slick":false,"dfp":false,"sidearm_dfp":false,"common_page":false,"html_template":null,"name":null,"autoplay_speed":0,"accessibility_icons":false,"sizes":null,"slick_options":null,"dfp_sizes":null,"campaigns":,"content_id":null,"content_title":null,"content_date":null,"content_url":null,"content_image_url":null,"mode":"web"; if (!("sidearmComponents" in window)) window.sidearmComponents = ; window.sidearmComponents.push(obj); Story Links Related Videos Now Playing: Play Video 350c69d7ab