Chris Roberson of the Reading Phillies named 2005 Eastern League Rookie of the YearAugust 26, 2005 - Eastern League (EL)
Roberson, who hit .307 with nine home runs, 52 runs scored and 38 RBI during an injury shortened season with Single-A Clearwater last year, was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the ninth round of the June 2001 draft out of Feather River Junior College. Chris was also chosen to play for the Southern Division in the 2005 Eastern League All-Star Game and was selected by Baseball America as having the "Best Throwing Arm" in the Eastern League this season.
New Britain outfielder Alexander Romero finished second in the voting for the award and Trenton first baseman Shelley Duncan finished third in the voting. The award was voted on by respective Eastern League team managers and coaching staffs, sportswriters, radio and television broadcast personnel and other members of the media.
Eastern League Stories from August 26, 2005
- Curve hold off ninth-inning rally to earn 5-4 win over Akron - Altoona Curve
- Penn, Baysox offense author 7-2 win over R-Phils - Bowie Baysox
- Sea Dogs win on suicide squeeze in ninth - New Hampshire Fisher Cats
- Thunder blank B-Mets for sixth straight win - Trenton Thunder
- B-Mets shut out at Trenton - Binghamton Mets
- Chris Roberson of the Reading Phillies named 2005 Eastern League Rookie of the Year - EL
- Johnson, Tosca inducted into Portland Sea Dogs Hall of Fame - Portland Sea Dogs
- Baysox Playoff Tickets Go On Sale Monday - Bowie Baysox
- Bautista Selected to E.L. All-Star Team - Altoona Curve
- Three Sea Dogs named to Eastern League All-Star Team - Portland Sea Dogs
- Jacobs named Eastern League All-Star - Binghamton Mets
- Maikel Jova will miss rest of season - New Hampshire Fisher Cats
- Eastern League announces 2005 All-Star team - EL
- Mets go on the road - Binghamton Mets
- Floyd learning to fly - Reading Fightin Phils
- Bowie Baysox continue playoff push - Bowie Baysox
- Sea Dogs in playoff hunt - Portland Sea Dogs
- Russ Taff post-game concert to highlight tonight's Curve faith night - Altoona Curve
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