The Oakland Athletics are the winners of the Heavyweight Of The Year title for the 2005 regular season.
The Heavyweight of the Year goes to the team that wins the most title bouts throughout the regular season. The A's have won 27 bouts, seven more than Toronto, their closest competitor.
The competition treats baseball like boxing, where if you beat the champion, you become the new champion.
Seattle and Toronto, the two last teams with a chance to catch the A's, were eliminated yesterday when the Mariners lost to Texas. Toronto will have no more title bouts, while Seattle can have at most six, not enough to catch the A's.
Another prize goes to the winner of the crown after the last day of the regular season. Six teams were eliminated from that competition yesterday, as a result of Seattle's loss: the Blue Jays, Yankees, Red Sox, Royals, Tigers, and Twins. All National League teams were eliminated earlier this summer.
For current standings, and possible bouts remaining in the season, look at the sidebar.