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This year in baseball

Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a defensive player called a pitcher and hit by an offensive player called a batter with a round, smooth stick called a bat. ... // This year in baseball Events January 23 - Willie Mays receives 409 of 432 votes in the Baseball Writers Association of America election to earn enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. ... 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... // 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. ... // 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 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 12 - Steve Carlton is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving almost 96% of the vote. ... Events July-December 1995 World Series: The Atlanta Braves win 4 games to 2 over the Cleveland Indians. ... 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. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield escapes serious injury when he is hit by a car while out jogging. ... 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. ... 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: 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. ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 16 - Outfielders Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in their first year on the ballot. ... 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. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-June April 4 - Sammy Sosa hits his 500th career home run off Cincinnati Reds pitcher Scott Sullivan in the seventh inning at Great American Ball Park, becoming only the 18th player in Major League Baseball history to... This year in baseball: 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-June February 15: Alex Rodriguez is traded to the New York Yankees. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Calendar July 12: All-Star Game, at Comerica Park, Detroit July 31: Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. October 4: Division Series begin October 11: League Championship Series begin October 22: World Series begins...

Events

  • October 4 - In a 17–1 rout of the Minnesota Twins, Willie Wilson of the Kansas City Royals becomes the first major league player ever to be credited with 700 at-bats in one single season. Wilson will post 705 at bats, the highest this century. He also sets the AL record for singles in a season with 184, eclipsing the mark Sam Rice set in 1925. Wilson also becomes only the second player in major league history to collect 100 hits from each side of the plate, matching the feat accomplished by Garry Templeton in 1979.
  • October 21 - The Philadelphia Phillies]] win the 1980 World Series, the first World Championship in their 98-year history, by beating the Kansas City Royals 4–1 in Game Six. Philadelphia's Mike Schmidt is named MVP, hitting .381 with two home runs and seven RBI, while KC's Willie Wilson is the goat, striking out a Series record 12 times, including the final out of the series with the bases loaded, and hitting only .154.

January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Albert William Kaline (December 19, 1934) was a Major League Baseball player from 1953 to 1974, spending his entire career with the Detroit Tigers. ... Edwin Donald Duke Snider (born September 19, 1926 in Los Angeles, California), nicknamed The Silver Fox, is a former Major League Baseball center fielder and left-handed batter who played with the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers (1947-62), New York Mets (1963) and San Francisco Giants (1964). ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Founded in 1908 as the Baseball Writers Association of America, the BBWAA is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). ... In baseball, a slugger is a powerful batter with a high percentage of extra base hits, but may not have a high batting average. ... Charles Herbert Chuck Klein (October 7, 1904 _ March 28, 1958) was a Major League Baseball player who played for the Philadelphia Blue Jays & Phillies (1928-33, 1936-39, 1940-44), Chicago Cubs (1934-36) and Pittsburgh Pirates (1939). ... The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Ted Williams & Tom Yawkey Thomas Austin Tom Yawkey (February 21, 1903 - October 10, 1976) was an American industrialist and Major League Baseball executive. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... In Major League Baseball, the General Manager typically controls player transactions and bears the primary responsibility on behalf of the ballclub during contract discussions with players. ... July 4 is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 180 days remaining. ... The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... Nolan Ryan Lynn Nolan Ryan, Jr. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K, K-S, or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... César Gerónimo [THAY-sar hay-RO-ne-mo] (b. ... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Bob Gibson (born November 9, 1935) was a right_handed pitcher for the St. ... July 6 is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 178 days remaining. ... The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... 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. ... The St. ... Michael Stephen Lolich (born September 12, 1940) was a baseball player. ... July 8 is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 176 days remaining. ... Dodger Stadium has been the home of the Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball team since 1962. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... 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. ... 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. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Sr. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... October 4 is the 277th day of the year (278th in Leap years). ... The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Reverend Willie F. Wilson was born in Newport News, Virginia. ... The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ... In baseball, a single is the act of a batter safely reaching first base by striking the ball and getting to first before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... Edgar Charles Sam Rice (February 20, 1890 - October 13, 1974) was a Major League Baseball player. ... See also: 1924 in sports, 1926 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (American) Chicago Cardinals win National Football League title Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Footscray, Hawthorn and North Melbourne join the league Geelong wins the 29th VFL Premiership (Geelong 10. ... Garry Lewis Templeton (born March 24, 1956 in Lockney, Texas) was a Major League Baseball player for the St. ... See also: 1978 in sports, 1980 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing (replaced USAC): Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Champion - South Africa 24... October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... The 1980 World Series matched the Philadelphia Phillies against the Kansas City Royals, with the Phillies winning in six games to capture the first World Series title in franchise history. ... Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former professional baseball player, playing his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies, and is widely regarded as having been the greatest third baseman in the history of baseball. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K, K-S, or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ...

Awards

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. ... This article deals with the baseball player George Howard Brett. ... Michael Jack Schmidt (born September 27, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio) is a former professional baseball player, playing his entire career for the Philadelphia Phillies, and is widely regarded as having been the greatest third baseman in the history of baseball. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... There are several famous people named Steve Stone: Steve Stone (baseball player), an American baseball player Steve Stone (footballer), an English football (soccer) player This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 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 top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... Joseph Charboneau (born June 17, 1955 in Belvidere, Illinois) was a Major League Baseball player for the Cleveland Indians and is one of the most often-cited examples of baseballs fabled sophomore jinx. ... There are different prominent people named Steve Howe: Steve Howe, the progressive rock guitarist. ...

Births

January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Robert Edward (Bobby) Crosby (born January 12, 1980 in Lakewood, California) is a shortstop in Major League Baseball who has played for the Oakland Athletics since 2003. ... January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... José Albert Pujols (born January 16, 1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player with the St. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Franklyn German is a relief pitcher currently playing for the Detroit Tigers, and has a career ERA of 5. ... February 10 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... César Iztúris [THAY-sar iz-TO-rees] (born February 10, 1980 in Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Ryan Langerhans (born February 20, 1980) is a Major League Baseball player with the Atlanta Braves. ... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... Mark Charles Teixeira (last name pronounced tuh-SHARE-uh; born April 11, 1980 in Severna Park, Maryland) is a Major League Baseball player with the Texas Rangers. ... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... Carlos Enrique Hernández [er-NAN-dez] (born April 22, 1980 in Guacara, Carabobo State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who plays for the Houston Astros (since 2001). ... May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... Jason Thomas Davis, (born May 8, 1980), is a starting pitcher who currently plays for the Cleveland Indians AAA affiliate Buffalo Bisons. ... May 12 is the 132nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (133rd in leap years). ... May 15 is the 135th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (136th in leap years). ... Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Florida Marlins baseball team. ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... May 22 is the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (143rd in leap years). ... Chad Tracy (Born May 22, 1980) is a third baseman in MLB with the Arizona Diamondbacks. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... June 16 is the 167th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (168th in leap years), with 198 days remaining. ... Dewon Cortez Brazelton (born June 6, 1980 in Tullahoma, TN) is a pitcher for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. ... July 28 is the 209th day (210th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 156 days remaining. ... Wilson Betemit (born July 28, 1980) is a Major League Baseball player. ... June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. ... Christoper Bob Shelton, (born June 26, 1980), is a first baseman/catcher in Major League Baseball who currently plays for the Detroit Tigers. ... July 21 is the 202nd day (203rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 163 days remaining. ... Carsten Charles Sabathia (born July 21, 1980 in Vallejo, California) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Cleveland Indians (since 2001). ... July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. ... Dallas Lyle McPherson (born July 23, 1980 in Greensboro, North Carolina) is a Major League Baseball third baseman for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. ... August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... Denny Bautista (born August 23, 1980 in Sanchez, Dominican Republic) is a pitcher for the Kansas City Royals. ... September 2 is the 245th day of the year (246th in leap years). ... Maicer Iztúris [My-sair iss-TUR-iss] (born September 12, 1980 in Barquisimeto, Lara State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball shortstop who plays for the Anaheim Angels. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... Mark William Prior (born September 7, 1980 in San Diego, California, USA) is a Major League Baseball player. ... September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... Sean Patrick Burroughs (born September 12, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia) is the starting third baseman for the San Diego Padres in Major League Baseball. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... Danny Haren is a baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Oakland As. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... Noah Ryan Lowry (born October 10, 1980 in Ventura, California) is a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played for the San Francisco Giants since 2003. ... October 19 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... José Antonio Bautista (born October 19, 1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball infielder/outfielder and right-handed batter who plays for the Pittsburgh Pirates. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Hank Joe Blalock (born November 21, 1980) is a Major League baseball third baseman who currently plays for the Texas Rangers. ... November 23 is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 38 days remaining. ... Jon Papelbon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Gustavo Adolfo Chacín [chah-SEEN] (born December 4, 1980 in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela) is a left-handed starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Toronto Blue Jays. ...

Deaths

January 10 is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Photograph of Hugh Critz Hugh Melville Critz (September 17, 1900 - January 10, 1980) was a notable right-handed second basemen for the Cincinnati Reds in the 1920s and the New York Giants in the 1930s. ... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties. // Events and trends Technology John T. Thompson invents Thompson submachine gun, also known as Tommy gun John Logie Baird invents the first working television system (1925) Charles Lindbergh becomes the first person to fly... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... A relief pitcher warms up in the bullpen as the game goes on A relief pitcher or reliever is a baseball or softball pitcher who enters the game after the starting pitcher is removed due to injury, ineffectiveness or fatigue. ... // Events and trends The 1940s were dominated by World War II, the most destructive armed conflict in history. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... Rube Marquard of the New York Giants at the West Side Grounds in 1909. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... In baseball, a pitcher is credited with a win (or W) when, in a game won by his team, he is the teams pitcher at the time that his team takes a lead that it does not relinquish for the remainder of the game. ... See also: 1911 in sports, 1913 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball April 20: The Boston Red Sox open in the new Fenway Park with a 7-6, 11-inning win over the New York Highlanders before 27,000. ... December 14 is the 348th day of the year (349th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Elston Gene Howard (February 23, 1929-December 14, 1980) was a Major League Baseball player. ... 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. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ...

See also


  Results from FactBites:
 
1980 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (918 words)
The following are the baseball events of the year 1980 throughout the world.
January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Kaline is the 10th player to be elected in his first year of eligibility, while Snider is making his 11th appearance on the ballot.
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