The Kansas City Royals spent the 2005 season in a rebuilding mode, losing a franchise-record 106 games. As usual, it was Mike Sweeney who provided the team with it's offensive spark. The veteran led the Kansas City Royals in batting average (.300), doubles (39) and homers (21). Runelvys Hernandez bounced back from injury and took control of the starting staff. Emil Brown led the Kansas City Royals with 86 RBIs. At age 30, Brown had not played in the Majors for three years and had been only a part-timer before that. But he was the regular right fielder and got in 150 games, batted .286 and hit 17 homers.