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The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world.   Picture of Fenway Park. ...

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1990s

1999 • 1998 • 1997 • 1996 • 1995
1994 • 1993 • 1992 • 1991 • 1990 This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Robin Yount are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-June January 8 - For only the 7th time in major league history, the Baseball Writers Association of America fails to select a player for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Events July-December 1995 World Series: The Atlanta Braves win 4 games to 2 over the Cleveland Indians. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Pitchers Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Jim Palmer, a three-time American League Cy Young Award winner, and Joe Morgan, a two-time National League MVP, are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first years of eligibility. ...

1980s

1989 • 1988 • 1987 • 1986 • 1985
1984 • 1983 • 1982 • 1981 • 1980 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 10 - Luis Aparicio, Don Drysdale and Harmon Killebrew are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 13 - Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson become the 12th and 13th players elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 15 - In his first year of eligibility, former St. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...

1970s

1979 • 1978 • 1977 • 1976 • 1975
1974 • 1973 • 1972 • 1971 • 1970 The following are the events of the year 1979 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 19 - Eddie Mathews is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America on 301 of 379 ballots. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 4 - Mary Shane is hired by the Chicago White Sox as the first woman TV play-by-play announcer. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Ted Turner completes the purchase of 100 percent of the Atlanta Braves. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 16 - The Baseball Writers Association of America elects former New York Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to the Hall of Fame. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - The new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 16 - Curt Flood, Gold Glove outfielder of the St. ...

1960s

1969 • 1968 • 1967 • 1966 • 1965
1964 • 1963 • 1962 • 1961 • 1960 This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 21 - Stan Musial and Roy Campanella are voted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA members. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 29 - Branch Rickey and Lloyd Waner are elected to the Hall of Fame by an unanimous vote of the Special Veterans Committee. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 20 - The Baseball Writers Association of America voters elect Ted Williams to the Hall of Fame. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - Pitcher Pud Galvin is chosen for Hall of Fame induction by the Special Veterans Committee. ... The following are the events of the year 1964 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1963 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1961 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1960 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...

1950s

1959 • 1958 • 1957 • 1956 • 1955
1954 • 1953 • 1952 • 1951 • 1950 The following are the events of the year 1959 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1957 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... September 30 Chicago White Sox pitcher Jim Derrington becomes the youngest pitcher in modern history to start a game. ... The following are the events of the year 1955 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1954 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1952 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1951 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...

1940s

1949 • 1948 • 1947 • 1946 • 1945
1944 • 1943 • 1942 • 1941 • 1940 The following are the baseball events of the year 1949 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1941 throughout the world. ...

1930s

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1934 • 1933 • 1932 • 1931 • 1930 == July == July 4 = Lou Gehrig day was held at Yankee Stadium,Lou said in his speech that he is the luckiest man on the face of the earth. ...

1920s

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1924 • 1923 • 1922 • 1921 • 1920 April 12 - President Calvin Coolidge throws out the first ball in Washington D.C. as the Washington Senators lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-2. ...

1910s

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1900s

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1904 • 1903 • 1902 • 1901 • 1900 Births June 19 - Lou Gehrig - Hall of Fame First baseman ... The following are the events of the year 1901 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...

1890s

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1880s

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Early Years

1845-1869

See also
Sources

This article is currently under construction. Picture of Fenway Park. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... Baseball has been a popular sport in Japan for over a century since its introduction in 1872. ...

Contents


Champions

Major League Baseball

The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876-present) East Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1995 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1914 NL Pennants (17) 1999 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1992 1991 â€¢ 1958 â€¢ 1957 â€¢ 1948 1914 â€¢ 1898 â€¢ 1897 â... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... July 13 is the 194th day (195th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 171 days remaining. ... Sportsmans Park was the name of a former Major League Baseball park in St. ...

Other champions

The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC, SC, Southern Cal, and Southern California), Californias oldest private research university, is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ... Logo of Little League The Little League World Series is a counterpart of the MLB World Series for children under 13. ... Lock Haven is a city located in Clinton County, Pennsylvania. ... The Negro League World Series is a baseball tournament that took place at various times from the 1920s to the 1940s, matching the champions of various Negro Leagues. ... The Homestead Grays were a professional baseball team that played in the Negro Leagues in the United States. ... Birmingham Black Barons Leagues Negro Southern League Negro National League Negro American League Significant Players Joe Bankhead Lyman Bostock Willie Mays Satchel Paige Ted Radcliffe Harry Salmon Sam Streeter Mules Suttles LorenzoPiperDavis The Birmingham Black Barons was a professional baseball team based out of Rickwood Field in Birmingham...

Awards and honors

In the game of baseball, both amateur and professional, it is tradition to annually recognize the one player in the league who has contributed the most to the success of the players team. ... Louis Boudreau (July 17, 1917 - August 10, 2001) was a Major League Baseball player and the American League MVP Award winner in 1948. ... Stanley Frank Musial (born November 21, 1920), nicknamed Stan the Man, is a Polish-American former player in Major League Baseball who played 22 seasons for the St. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... Alvin Ralph Dark (born January 7, 1922 in Comanche, Oklahoma), nicknamed Blackie and The Swamp Fox, is a former shortstop and manager in Major League Baseball. ...

Major League Baseball final standings

American League final standings

National League final standings

Events

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Births

January-March

January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Charlie Hough. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 15 is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Ronald Charles Cey (born February 15, 1948 in Tacoma, Washington) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Los Angeles Dodgers (1971-82), Chicago Cubs (1983-86) and Oakland Athletics (1987). ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... Tom Grieve - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... Darrel Lee Chaney (born March 9, 1948 in Hammond, Indiana) is an American former player in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds and Atlanta Braves from 1969 to 1979. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in Leap years). ... 11 March is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). ... César Gerónimo [THAY-sar hay-RO-ne-mo] (b. ...

April-June

April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... Willie Montañez [mon-tha-NYES] (born April 1, 1948 in Catano, Puerto Rico) is a former first baseman in Major League Baseball who played with the California Angels (1966), Philadelphia Phillies (1970-75, 1982), San Francisco Giants (1975-76), Atlanta Braves (1976-77), New York Mets (1978-79), Texas... April 10 is the 100th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (101st in leap years). ... April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... Rick Miller Rick Miller (born July 23, 1960 in Burns Lake, British Columbia) is a politician in Alberta, Canada He represents the riding of Edmonton-Rutherford in the the Legislative Assembly of Alberta. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... Pablo Arnoldo Torrealba [tor-ray-AHL-bah] (born April 28, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played for the Atlanta Braves (1975-76), Oakland Athletics (1977) and Chicago White Sox (1978-79). ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... Steve Braun is a television and movie actor. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... Dave LaRoche, born David Eugene LaRoche in Colorado Springs, Colorado on May 14, 1948 is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). ... A Reggie Cleveland baseball card Former St. ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... Gary Nolan can refer to different people: Gary Nolan: a baseball player Gary Nolan: a radio host This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... Dave Cash can refer to different people: Dave Cash, a baseball player Dave Cash, a disc jockey This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... Dave Concepción (b. ... June 25 is the 176th day of the year (177th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 189 days remaining. ... 1991 (MCMXCI) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

July-September

July 14 is the 195th day (196th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 170 days remaining. ... Earl Williams, born Earl Craig Williams, Jr. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... Bill Campbell is the current Chairman of the Board and former CEO of Intuit. ... August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... John Ellis may refer to: John Ellis, 18th century scientist John Willis Ellis, North Carolina governor John Ellis, a baseball player John Ellis, British MP John Ellis, Canadian MP John Ellis, Irish TD John Ellis, an executioner in the employ of the British government in the early twentieth century. ... August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... Ronald Mark Blomberg (born August 23, 1948 in Atlanta, Georgia), nicknamed Boomer, is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and outfielder who played with the New York Yankees (1969, 1971-76) and Chicago White Sox (1978). ... September 11 is the 254th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (255th in leap years). ... Jeffrey Lynn Newman (born September 11, 1948 Fort Worth, Texas - ) was a utility player with a 9 year career from 1976 to 1984 and a manager in 1986. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... Kenneth Alven (Kemer) Brett (September 18, 1948-November 18, 2003) was a Major League Baseball pitcher and the older brother of Hall of Famer George Brett. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... September 21 is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years). ... Eric Thane Soderholm played for the Minnesota Twins, the Chicago White Sox, the Texas Rangers, and the New York Yankees in his 9 seasons in Major League Baseball. ...

October-December

October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... William Ellis Russell (born October 21, 1948, in Pittsburg, Kansas) is a former shortstop, coach and manager in American Major League Baseball. ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... Toby Harrah (b. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... John Milton Mickey Rivers (born October 31, 1948 in Miami, Florida) was a Major League Baseball player from 1970-1984 for the California Angels, New York Yankees, and Texas Rangers. ... November 7 is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 54 days remaining. ... John Albert Buck Martinez (born November 7, 1948 in Redding, California) is a former catcher, manager and play-by-play commentator in Major League Baseball. ... November 24 is the 328th day (329th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Steve Yeager was born on the 24th November 1988. ... December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... George Arthur Foster (b. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 21 is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... David Arthur Kingman (born December 21, 1948 in Pendleton, Oregon), nicknamed Kong and Sky King, is an American former Major League Baseball slugger who played for the San Francisco Giants (1971-74), New York Mets (1975-77, 1981-83), San Diego Padres (1977), California Angels (1977), New York Yankees (1977... December 22 is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Steven Patrick Garvey (born December 22, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, and current Southern California businessman. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... Carroll Christopher Chambliss (born December 26, 1948 in Dayton, Ohio) was a Major League Baseball player from 1971-1988 for the Cleveland Indians, New York Yankees, and Atlanta Braves. ...

Deaths

  • January 30 - Herb Pennock, 53, pitcher who won 240 games, third most among AL lefthanders, and had two 20-win seasons with the Yankees; general manager of the Phillies since 1943
  • February 14 - Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown, 71, pitcher whose loss of two fingers in a childhood accident gave him remarkable movement on pitches, winning 20 games six straight years for the Cubs and posting the lowest career ERA (2.06) in NL history
  • July 27 - Joe Tinker, 68, Hall of Fame shortstop best remembered as part of famed Chicago Cubs infield which led team to 4 pennants between 1906 and 1910
  • August 16 - Babe Ruth, 53, Hall of Fame right fielder and pitcher who was the greatest star in baseball history, holding records for most home runs in a season (60) and lifetime (714), as well as most career RBI (2,213); lifetime .342 hitter also posted a 94-46 record and 2.28 ERA as a pitcher while playing for seven champions; won 1923 MVP award, at a time when AL rules prohibited winning it more than once
  • October 8 - Al Orth, 76, pitcher who won 204 games with Phillies, Senators and Yankees while often batting .300
  • November 23 - Hack Wilson, 48, center fielder who set NL record for home runs (56) and major league record for RBI (191) in spectacular 1930 season for the Cubs; won four home run titles

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