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The following are the baseball events of the year 1978 throughout the world.   A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...

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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 events of the year 1979 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1977 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. ...

See also
Sources

This article is currently under construction. A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its 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. ...

Contents

Champions

Major League Baseball

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

1978 World Series Logo The 1978 World Series matched the defending champion New York Yankees against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a rematch of the 1977 Series, with the Yankees winning in six games to repeat as champions. ... 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... Bucky Dent (1970s) Russell Earl Bucky Dent (b. ... The League Championship Series is the official name for a round of playoffs in Major League Baseball. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 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 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) unofficially Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944-1945) Philadelphia Quakers (1882) (Commonly referred to as Blue Jays 1944-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Ballpark Citizens... 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 1978 American League Championship Series was held between the New York Yankees and the Kansas City Royals. ... The 1978 National League Championship Series was a best-of-five matchup for the second straight year between the Eastern Division Champion Los Angeles Dodgers and the Western Division Champion Philadelphia Phillies. ... Steven Patrick Garvey (born December 22, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, and current Southern California businessman. ... 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 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... QUALCOMM Stadium (a. ... Steven Patrick Garvey (born December 22, 1948) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman, and current Southern California businessman. ...

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 Indios de Mayagüez (English: ) are a baseball team in the Puerto Rican Professional Baseball League (LBPPR, in Spanish). ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ... The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly as Southern Cal[4]), located in the University Park neighborhood in Los Angeles, California, USA, was founded in 1880, making it Californias oldest private research university. ... The Yomiuri Giants have won twenty Japan Series, more than any other team. ... The Yakult Swallows (ヤクルトスワローズ Yakuruto Suwarōzu) are a professional baseball team in Japans Central League. ... 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. ... Logo of Little League The Little League (Baseball) World Series is a baseball tournament for children aged 11, 12 and in limited circumstances, 13. ...

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. ... 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. ... David Gene Parker (born June 9, 1951 in Calhoun, Missouri) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... Pitcher Ron Guidry Ronald Ames Guidry (Louisiana Lightning and Gator) (born August 28, 1950 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ... Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15, 1938 in Williamston, North Carolina) is a All-Star Major League Baseball pitcher and member of the United States Baseball Hall of Fame. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the best first-year players in the American and National Leagues. ... Louis Rodman Lou Whitaker, Jr. ... James Robert Bob Horner (born August 6, 1957) is a former Major League Baseball third baseman/first baseman and right-handed batter who played for the Atlanta Braves (1978-1986) and St. ...

MLB Statistical Leaders

American League National League
AVG Rod Carew .333 Dave Parker .334
HR Jim Rice 46 George Foster 40
RBI Jim Rice 139 George Foster 120
Wins Ron Guidry 25 Gaylord Perry 21
ERA Ron Guidry 1.74 Craig Swan 2.43
Ks Nolan Ryan CAL 260 J.R. Richard HOU 303

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. ... 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. ... WINS can refer to: Windows Internet Naming Service. ... Pitcher Ron Guidry Ronald Ames Guidry (Louisiana Lightning and Gator) (born August 28, 1950 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ... Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15, 1938 in Williamston, North Carolina) is a All-Star Major League Baseball pitcher and member of the United States Baseball Hall of Fame. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... Pitcher Ron Guidry Ronald Ames Guidry (Louisiana Lightning and Gator) (born August 28, 1950 in Lafayette, Louisiana) is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. ... Craig Steven Swan (born November 30, 1950) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1973 to 1984 for the New York Mets and California Angels. ... Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging to Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz (not pictured). ... Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... James Rodney Richard (born March 7, 1950 in Vienna, Louisiana) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros. ...

Major League Baseball final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win % GB
East Division
1st New York Yankees 100   63 .613    --
2nd Boston Red Sox   99   64 .607   1.0
3rd Milwaukee Brewers   93   69 .574   6.5
4th Baltimore Orioles   90   71 .559   9.0
5th Detroit Tigers   86   76 .531 13.5
6th Cleveland Indians   69   90 .434 29.0
7th Toronto Blue Jays   59 102 .327 40.0
West Division
1st Kansas City Royals   92   70 .568    --
2nd Texas Rangers   87   75 .537   5.0
3rd California Angels   87   75 .537   5.0
4th Minnesota Twins   73   89 .451 19.0
5th Chicago White Sox   71   90 .441 20.5
6th Oakland Athletics   69   93 .426 23.0
7th Seattle Mariners   56 104 .350 35.0
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st Philadelphia Phillies 90 72 .556    --
2nd Pittsburgh Pirates 88 73 .547   1.5
3rd Chicago Cubs 79 83 .488 11.0
4th Montréal Expos 76 86 .469 14.0
5th St. Louis Cardinals 69 93 .426 21.0
6th New York Mets 66 96 .407 24.0
West Division
1st Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 .586    --
2nd Cincinnati Reds 92 69 .571   2.5
3rd San Francisco Giants 89 73 .549   6.0
4th San Diego Padres 84 78 .519 11.0
5th Houston Astros 74 88 .457 21.0
6th Atlanta Braves 69 93 .426 26.0

Events

  • April 13 - The New York Yankees defeat the Chicago White Sox 4-2 in their home opener on Reggie Candy Bar Day. Reggie Jackson slugs a 3-run home run in the first inning, and the field is showered with candy bars which were given out free to the fans at the game.
  • May 16 - The Cincinnati Reds' Tom Seaver strikes out 13 in beating the Montreal Expos 7-1 in Montreal.
  • June 14 - Pete Rose starts his 44-game hitting streak by collecting 2 hits in the Reds' 3-1 win over the Chicago Cubs.
  • June 16 - In his 12th major league season speckled with near-misses, Cincinnati's Tom Seaver finally hurls a no-hitter. The Cardinals are the 4-0 victims as Seaver strikes out 3 batters.
  • June 17 - The Yankees' Ron Guidry strikes out 18 batters - 15 in 6 innings - in a 4-0 shutout of the California Angels, setting an American League record for lefthanders. The victory raises the New York Yankee southpaw's record to 11-0.
  • August 1 - The Braves trounce the Reds 16-4 and stop Pete Rose's record hitting streak at 44 games. Larry McWilliams and Gene Garber are the Atlanta pitchers. Rose goes 0-for-4, including striking out in the 9th inning to end the game. Rose's streak is the 2nd-longest in major league history. He goes 70-for-182 during the skein (an average of .385).
  • August 2 - A day after his streak ends, Pete Rose collects 2 singles, a double and home run in the Reds' 6-2 win over Atlanta.
  • September 14 - 39-year-old Atlanta Braves pitcher Jim Bouton earns his 62nd and final big league victory (his first since 1970), a 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants.
  • October 2 - Bucky Dent's crucial 7th-inning home run helps the New York Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 5-4 in a 1-game playoff for the American League East title.
  • October 4 - Steve Garvey smashes two home runs and a triple to pace the Dodgers to a 9-5 win over the Phillies in the opener of the National League Championship Series. Davey Lopes and Steve Yeager also homer at Veterans Stadium.
  • October 5 - Tommy John notches a 4-hit shutout to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 4-0, as Davey Lopes drives in three runs. The Dodgers lead the series 2 games to 0.
  • October 6 - The Phillies stay alive with a 9-4 win in Game 3 of the National League Championship Series, led by the pitching and hitting (home run,single, 4 RBIs), of Steve Carlton.

Movies

Births

January-March

April-June

July-September

October-December

Deaths

  • January 7 - George H. Burns, 84, first baseman for five AL teams who batted .307 lifetime and won 1926 MVP award with the Cleveland Indians
  • January 13 - Joe McCarthy, 90, Hall of Fame manager who led the New York Yankees to eight pennants and record seven World Series titles; also won 1929 NL pennant with Chicago Cubs, and was first manager to capture titles in both leagues; 2125 career wins ranked 4th in major league history, and winning percentages of .615 (regular season) and .698 (postseason) were both records
  • January 27 - Monte Pearson, 69, All-Star pitcher who won 100 games, mainly with the Indians and Yankees
  • February 23 - Vic Harris, 72, outfielder and manager in the Negro Leagues who guided the Homestead Grays to seven Negro National League pennants, including five in a row from 1937 to 1941; played in six East-West All-Star games between 1933 and 1947
  • March 12 - Gene Moore, 68, All-Star right fielder known for his accurate arm
  • March 21 - Fritz Coumbe, 88, a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Naps & Indians, and Cincinnati Reds between 1914 and 1921
  • March 30 - Billy Cox, 58, third baseman, mainly with the Brooklyn Dodgers, known for spectacular defense
  • April 8 - Ford Frick, 83, Hall of Fame executive who served as commissioner from 1951 to 1965 and NL president from 1935 to 1951; served as ghostwriter for Babe Ruth while a sportswriter, and in 1961 ruled that home run records of Ruth and Roger Maris would be recorded separately based on season length
  • April 14 - Joe Gordon, 63, 9-time All-Star second baseman in 11 seasons for the New York Yankees and Cleveland Indians who won the 1942 MVP award; set AL record of 246 home runs at his position, later a manager and scout
  • April 15 - Nick Cullop, 78, outfielder for the New York Yankees, Washington Senators, Cleveland Indians, Brooklyn Robins and Cincinnati Reds, and also a longtime player/manager at minor league level
  • April 20 - Jack Graney, 91, Canadian left fielder and leadoff hitter for the Cleveland Indians who led AL in walks twice and doubles once; was first batter ever to face Babe Ruth, and later became broadcaster
  • May 29 - Carl Reynolds, 75, outfielder for five teams who batted .302 lifetime
  • August 5 - Jesse Haines, 85, Hall of Fame pitcher who won 210 games, including a no-hitter, for the St. Louis Cardinals; had three 20-win seasons, and won twice in 1926 World Series
  • August 15 - Ed Chaplin, 84, catcher for the Boston Red Sox between 1920 and 1922
  • August 18 - George Harper, 86, outfielder for six teams who batted .300 three times
  • September 16 - Bill Foster, 74, star pitcher in the Negro Leagues where he was a dominant lefthander; later coached at Alcorn State University for two decades
  • September 23 - Lyman Bostock, 27, outfielder for the Minnesota Twins and California Angels who twice batted .300
  • October 8 - Jim Gilliam, 49, All-Star infielder for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers, previously in the Negro Leagues, who was the 1953 Rookie of the Year; led NL in triples and walks once each
  • October 27 - Rube Walberg, 82, pitcher who won 155 games, primarily with the Philadelphia Athletics
  • November 20 - Warren Brown, 84, Chicago sportswriter
  • December 9 - Dick Siebert, 66, All-Star first baseman for the Philadelphia Athletics who twice batted .300; coach at the University of Minnesota for 31 years, winning three College World Series titles
  • December 20 - Willard Mullin, 76, cartoonist whose caricature of the "Brooklyn Bum" personified the Dodgers franchise
  • December 24 - George McQuinn, 68, 7-time All-Star first baseman for the Browns and Yankees who had 34-game hitting streak in 1938

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