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The following are the baseball events of the year 1977 throughout the world.   A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ...

This year in baseball

2000s

2009 • 2008 • 2007 • 2006 • 2005
2004 • 2003 • 2002 • 2001 • 2000 The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2001 throughout the world. ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 6 - Major League Baseball officials order Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker is to undergo psychological testing following derogatory remarks he made in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine. ...

1990s

1999 • 1998 • 1997 • 1996 • 1995
1994 • 1993 • 1992 • 1991 • 1990 The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... 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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1996 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... 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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1992 throughout the world. ... 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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1984 throughout the world. ... 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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ... 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 baseball events of the year 1979 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1978 throughout the world. ... 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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ...

1960s

1969 • 1968 • 1967 • 1966 • 1965
1964 • 1963 • 1962 • 1961 • 1960 The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1967 throughout the world. ... 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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1965 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1964 throughout the world. ... 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 baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1960 throughout the world. ...

1950s

1959 • 1958 • 1957 • 1956 • 1955
1954 • 1953 • 1952 • 1951 • 1950 The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1957 throughout the world. ... 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 baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ... 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 baseball events of the year 1951 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1950 throughout the world. ...

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 1948 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 1946 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1945 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1944 throughout the world. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1942 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1941 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1940 throughout the world. ...

1930s

1939 • 1938 • 1937 • 1936 • 1935
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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1938 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1937 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1936 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1935 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1934 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1933 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1932 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1931 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1930 throughout the world. ...

1920s

1929 • 1928 • 1927 • 1926 • 1925
1924 • 1923 • 1922 • 1921 • 1920 The following are the baseball events of the year 1929 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1928 throughout the world. ... 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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1926 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1925 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1924 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1923 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1922 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1921 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1920 throughout the world. ...

1910s

1919 • 1918 • 1917 • 1916 • 1915
1914 • 1913 • 1912 • 1911 • 1910 The following are the baseball events of the year 1919 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1918 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1917 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1916 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1915 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1914 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1913 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1912 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1911 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1910 throughout the world. ...

1900s

1909 • 1908 • 1907 • 1906 • 1905
1904 • 1903 • 1902 • 1901 • 1900 The following are the baseball events of the year 1909 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1908 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1907 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1906 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1905 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1904 throughout the world. ... Births June 19 - Lou Gehrig - Hall of Fame First baseman ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1902 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...

1890s

1899 • 1898 • 1897 • 1896 • 1895
1894 • 1893 • 1892 • 1891 • 1890 The following are the baseball events of the year 1899 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1898 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1897 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1896 throughout the world. ... Births February 6 - Babe Ruth all-time legendary home run hitter ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1894 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1893 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1892 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1891 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1890 throughout the world. ...

1880s

1889 • 1888 • 1887 • 1886 • 1885
1884 • 1883 • 1882 • 1881 • 1880 The following are the baseball events of the year 1889 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1888 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1887 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1886 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1885 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1884 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1883 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1882 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1881 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1880 throughout the world. ...

1870s

1879 • 1878 • 1877 • 1876 • 1875
1874 • 1873 • 1872 • 1871 • 1870 The following are the baseball events of the year 1879 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1878 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1877 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1876 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1875 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1874 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1873 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1872 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1871 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1870 throughout the world. ...

Early Years

1869 • 1845-1868 The following are the baseball events of the year 1869 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the years 1845 through 1868 throughout the world. ...

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A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 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. ... Bud Fowler, the first professional black baseball player with one of his teams, Western of Keokuk, Iowa The Negro Leagues were American professional baseball leagues comprising predominantly African-American teams. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ...

Champions

Major League Baseball

  League Championship Series
NBC
World Series
ABC
                 
East    3  
West  Kansas City Royals 2  
    AL  New York Yankees 4
  NL  Los Angeles Dodgers 2
East  Philadelphia Phillies 1
West  Los Angeles Dodgers 3  

1977 World Series Logo The 1977 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Yankees winning in six games to capture their first title since 1962, and their 21st overall. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Reginald Martinez Reggie Jackson (born May 18, 1946), nicknamed Mr. ... The League Championship Series is the official name for a round of playoffs in Major League Baseball. ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... Major league affiliations American League (1969–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 10, 20, 42 Name Kansas City Royals (1969–present) Ballpark Kauffman Stadium (1973–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1883–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1882) (Commonly referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Ballpark Citizens Bank Park (2004–present) Veterans Stadium... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 4, 19, 20, 24, 32, 39, 42, 53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912) Brooklyn Superbas (1899-1910), (1913) Brooklyn Grooms... The 1977 American League Championship Series was a 5-game series played between October 5 and October 9, 1957, at Yankee Stadium (Games 1-2), and Royals Stadium (3-5). ... The 1977 National League Championship Series was a best-of-five matchup between the Eastern Division Champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the Western Division Champion Philadelphia Phillies. ... Johnnie B. Dusty Baker, Jr. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from the previous years... July 19 is the 200th day (201st in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 165 days remaining. ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... Donald Howard Sutton (born April 2, 1945 in Clio, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball player and current television sportscaster. ...

Other champions

Caribbean World Series logo The Caribbean World Series of Professional Baseball — or Serie del Caribe del Béisbol Profesional in Spanish — is an annual baseball tournament, usually played during the month of February, before the MLB trainings season in Dominican Republic, Mexico, Puerto Rico or Venezuela. ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ... Arizona State University (ASU) is a public institution of higher education and research with campuses located in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. ... The Yomiuri Giants have won twenty Japan Series, more than any other team. ... The Orix BlueWave (オリックスブルーウェーブ) is a baseball team in Kōbe, Japan, that plays in the Pacific League. ... The Yomiuri Giants ) are one of the popular Central League baseball teams based at the Tokyo Dome in Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan. ... Logo of Little League The Little League (Baseball) World Series is a baseball tournament for children aged 11, 12 and in limited circumstances, 13. ... Nickname: The Harbor City (港都), Maritime Capital, Waterfront City Coordinates: Country  Republic of China (Taiwan) Region Southern Taiwan Capital Lingya Dist (苓雅區)  - Mayor Chen Chu (陳菊) Area    - City 153. ...

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. ... Carew, Time, 1977 Rodney Cline Carew (born October 1, 1945 in Gatun, Panama) was a Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels in the 1970s and 1980s. ... George Foster (1970s) George Arthur Foster (born December 1, 1948, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is a former left fielder and right-handed batter in Major League Baseball who played for the San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets and Chicago White Sox from 1969-1986. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... Albert Walter Sparky Lyle (born July 22, 1944) is an American former left-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944 in Miami, Florida) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, from 1965 to 1988, who retired as one of the most successful pitchers to ever play the game. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who was known as one of the most reliable and productive hitters of his era, earning the nickname Steady Eddie. Murray is regarded as one of the best switch hitters ever... Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ...

MLB Statistical Leaders

American League National League
AVG Rod Carew .388 Dave Parker .338
HR Jim Rice 39 George Foster 52
RBI Larry Hisle 119 George Foster 149
Wins Dave Goltz,
Dennis Leonard
& Jim Palmer
20 Steve Carlton 23
ERA Frank Tanana 2.54 John Candelaria 2.34
Ks Nolan Ryan 341 Phil Niekro ATL 262

American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada (until 2005 when the Montreal Expos moved to Washington) and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Batting average is a statistic in both cricket and baseball measuring the performance of cricket batsmen and baseball hitters, respectively. ... Carew, Time, 1977 Rodney Cline Carew (born October 1, 1945 in Gatun, Panama) was a Major League Baseball player for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels in the 1970s and 1980s. ... David Gene Parker (born June 9, 1951 in Calhoun, Missouri) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Mark McGwire swinging for the fences. ... James Edward Jim Rice (born March 8, 1953 in Anderson, South Carolina) is a former baseball player with the American Leagues Boston Red Sox from 1974 to 1989. ... George Foster (1970s) George Arthur Foster (born December 1, 1948, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is a former left fielder and right-handed batter in Major League Baseball who played for the San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets and Chicago White Sox from 1969-1986. ... RBI is a three-letter abbreviation with multiple meanings, including Reserve Bank of India Run batted in, in baseball Radio Berlin International This page concerning a three-letter acronym or abbreviation is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Larry Eugene Hisle (born May 5, 1947 in Portsmouth, Ohio) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played with the Philadelphia Phillies (1968-71), Minnesota Twins (1973-77) and Milwaukee Brewers (1978-82). ... George Foster (1970s) George Arthur Foster (born December 1, 1948, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is a former left fielder and right-handed batter in Major League Baseball who played for the San Francisco Giants, Cincinnati Reds, New York Mets and Chicago White Sox from 1969-1986. ... In Major League Baseball, a win (denoted W) is generally credited to the pitcher for the winning team who was in the game when they last took the lead. ... Dave Goltz (born June 23, 1949 in Pelican Rapids, Minnesota), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues from 1972-1983. ... Dennis Patrick Leonard (Born May 8th, 1951 in Brooklyn, NY) One of the Kansas City Royals most dominating pitchers of the late 70s and early 80s, but a promising career cut short due to injuries. ... James Alvin Palmer (born October 15, 1945 in New York, NY), best known as Jim Palmer and nicknamed Cakes, is a former Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who played his entire career for the Baltimore Orioles (1965-1984). ... Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944 in Miami, Florida) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, from 1965 to 1988, who retired as one of the most successful pitchers to ever play the game. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Frank Daryl Tanana (born July 3, 1953, in Detroit, Michigan) is an American former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... John Candelaria was a left handed pitcher who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos, Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, and Los Angeles Dodgers between 1975-1993. ... Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ... Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... 1970 Topps super card #15 Philip Henry Niekro (born April 1, 1939 in Blaine, Ohio) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ...

Major League Baseball final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win % GB
East Division
1st New York Yankees 100   62 .617    --
2nd Baltimore Orioles   97   64 .602   2.5
2nd Boston Red Sox   97   64 .602   2.5
4th Detroit Tigers   74   88 .457 26.0
5th Cleveland Indians   71   90 .441 28.5
6th Milwaukee Brewers   67   95 .414 33.0
7th Toronto Blue Jays   54 107 .327 45.5
West Division
1st Kansas City Royals 102   60 .630    --
2nd Texas Rangers   94   68 .580   8.0
3rd Chicago White Sox   90   72 .556 12.0
4th Minnesota Twins   84   77 .522 17.5
5th California Angels   74   88 .457 28.0
6th Seattle Mariners   64   98 .395 38.0
7th Oakland Athletics   63   98 .391 38.5
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st Philadelphia Phillies 101   61 .623    --
2nd Pittsburgh Pirates   96   66 .593   5.0
3rd St. Louis Cardinals   83   79 .512 18.0
4th Chicago Cubs   81   81 .500 20.0
5th Montréal Expos   75   87 .463 26.0
6th New York Mets   64   98 .395 37.0
West Division
1st Los Angeles Dodgers   98   64 .605    --
2nd Cincinnati Reds   88   74 .543 10.0
3rd Houston Astros   81   81 .500 17.0
4th San Francisco Giants   75   87 .463 23.0
5th San Diego Padres   69   93 .426 29.0
6th Atlanta Braves   61 101 .377 37.0

Events

January-March

  • February 3 - The Hall of Fame's Special Committee on the Negro Leagues picks versatile Cuban star Martín Dihigo and shortstop John Henry Lloyd for induction. The committee then dissolves, its functions being taken over by the Veterans Committee.
  • March 21 - Mark Fidrych, the 1976 AL Rookie of the Year, rips the cartilage in his left knee and will undergo surgery in ten days. The injury will effectively end the fabled career of The Bird.

April-June

July-September

  • August 17 - Records fall as the Mexican League concludes its season. Ironman reliever Aurelio López of the Mexico City Reds racks up his 30th save to go with a record 19 victories in relief. Veteran Tampico first baseman Héctor Espino hits 14 home runs, raising his career total to 435, a new minor league record. Thirty-eight-year-old Vic Davalillo, the league's top hitter with a .384 batting average, is purchased by the Dodgers.
  • August 31 - Hank Aaron's major league mark of 755 career home runs is tied by Sadaharu Oh in Japan. Three days later, Oh will hit his 756th homer to surpass Aaron's total, becoming the most prolific home run hitter in professional baseball history.
  • September 6 - The California Angels acquire slugger Dave Kingman for cash consideration. Nine days later, the New York Yankees will buy Kingman, making him the first player to wear four uniforms in four divisions during the same season. His 26 home runs will be the most by a player with more than two teams.
  • September 10 - Roy Howell hits two home runs, two doubles, and a single, and drives in nine runs, as Toronto beats the Yankees 19–3.

October-December

Movies

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • January 1 - Danny Frisella, 30, relief pitcher who saved 57 games for five teams
  • January 11 - Tex Carleton, 70, pitcher who won 100 games, including a no-hitter, for Cardinals, Cubs and Dodgers
  • January 16 - Baby Doll Jacobson, 86, center fielder for the St. Louis Browns who batted .311 lifetime
  • January 29 - Hod Ford, 79, infielder for fifteen seasons with five NL teams
  • February 4 - Nemo Leibold, 84, outfielder for four AL teams batted .300 twice; later a minor league manager
  • April 12 - Philip K. Wrigley, 82, owner of the Chicago Cubs since 1932, and vice president of the National League from 1947 to 1966; also organized the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League in 1943
  • April 28 - Al Smith, 69, All-Star pitcher who won 99 games for Giants, Phillies and Indians
  • June 10 - Turk Farrell, 43, All-Star pitcher who won 106 games, mainly with the Phillies and Astros
  • June 15 - Big Bill Lee, 67, All-Star pitcher who had two 20-win seasons for the Chicago Cubs
  • July 16 - Milt Stock, 84, third baseman who batted .300 five times
  • September 2 - Chucho Ramos, 59, Venezuelan outfielder who played 4 games for the 1944 Cincinnati Reds
  • September 8 - Oral Hildebrand, 70, All-Star pitcher who won 83 games for the Indians, Browns and Yankees
  • September 14 - Beau Bell, 70, All-Star right fielder who led AL in hits and doubles in 1937; later coached at Texas A&M
  • September 24 - Sherm Lollar, 53, 7-time All-Star catcher for the Chicago White Sox who won first three Gold Gloves awarded
  • September 26 - Ernie Lombardi, 69, 8-time All-Star catcher, mainly with the Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants, who batted .306 lifetime and won 1938 MVP award; only catcher to win two batting titles, he caught Johnny Vander Meer's back-to-back no-hitters in 1938
  • September 30 - Del Pratt, 89, second baseman for four AL teams who led AL in RBI in 1916 with St. Louis Browns; batted .300 in his last five seasons
  • October 17 - Cal Hubbard, 76, Hall of Fame umpire in the American League from 1936 to 1951 who developed modern systems of umpire positioning
  • November 8 - Bucky Harris, 81, Hall of Fame manager of five teams who won 3rd most games (2157) in history; managed Senators three times, winning 1924 World Series as rookie skipper, and also led Yankees to 1947 title; as second baseman, led AL in double plays five times
  • November 9 - Fred Haney, 79, manager who won World Series with Milwaukee Braves in 1957; was Angels' first general manager from 1960-68
  • November 17 - Roger Peckinpaugh, 86, shortstop for four AL teams who was named the 1925 MVP in his last full season; became manager and general manager of the Indians
  • November 24 - Mayo Smith, 62, manager of the Phillies, Reds and Tigers who led Detroit to the 1968 World Series title
  • November 28 - Bob Meusel, 81, outfielder, mainly with the Yankees, who batted .309 lifetime and led AL in HRs and RBI in 1925; hit for the cycle three times
  • December 1 - Dobie Moore, 82, star shortstop for the Negro Leagues' Kansas City Monarchs
  • December 29 - Jimmy Brown, 67, All-Star infielder and leadoff hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals

 
 

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