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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. ... 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. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 15 - In his first year of eligibility, former St. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 13 - Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson become the 12th and 13th players elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 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 10 - Luis Aparicio, Don Drysdale and Harmon Killebrew are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 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 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 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. ... 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

  • February 4 - The 12 members of the board of directors of the Hall of Fame vote unanimously to bar Pete Rose from the ballot. He will become eligible again only if the commissioner reinstates him by December, 2005.
  • October 3 - Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk hit two home runs, including a grand slam, to lead the White Sox to a 13-12 victory over the Minnesota Twins. In doing so, just nine months shy of his 44th birthday, Fisk becomes the oldest 20th century player to collect a two-HR game. His 7th inning grand slam off Steve Bedrosian also makes him the oldest major leaguer ever to hit a bases loaded homer. Cap Anson, at 45, hit two home runs on this date in 1897: he's the oldest major league player to hit a pair.

January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 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. ... Gaylord Jackson Perry (born September 15, 1938 in Williamston, North Carolina) was a Major League Baseball player and member of the United States Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Ferguson Arthur Fergie Jenkins (born December 13, 1943 in Chatham, Ontario, Canada) was a professional baseball player. ... 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. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Peter Edward Rose, Sr. ... 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... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... The position of the second baseman A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... Anthony Michael Lazzeri (December 6, 1903 - August 6, 1946), better known as Tony Lazzeri, was a Major League Baseball player during the 1920s and 1930s, predominantly with the New York Yankees. ... William Louis Veeck Jr. ... July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... Cal Ripken, Jr. ... 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... 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. ... 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. ... Andre Nolan Dawson (born July 10, 1954, Miami, Florida) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. ... October 3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Catcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Carlton Ernest Fisk (born December 26, 1947 in Bellows Falls, Vermont) is a former Major League Baseball catcher who played for 24 years with the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox. ... The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Steven Wayne Bedrosian (born December 6, 1957 in Methuen, Massachusetts) was an American baseball player from 1981 to 1995 with the Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies, San Francisco Giants and Minnesota Twins. ... Adrian Constantine Cap Anson (April 17, 1852, Marshalltown, Iowa - April 14, 1922, Chicago, Illinois) was a professional baseball player in the National Association and Major League Baseball for the Rockford Forest Citys, Philadelphia Athletics (19th century), and Chicago White Stockings. ... See also: 1896 in sports, 1898 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing January 31 - The first known organized France from Nice to La Turbie. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in Leap years). ... David Brian Cone (born January 2, 1963 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball team based in Flushing, Queens, New York. ... The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... The 1991 World Series was played from October 19 to October 27 between the Minnesota Twins (95-67) of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68) of the National League. ... John Scott Jack Morris (born May 16, 1955 in St. ... In baseball, a shutout refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score any runs. ... Eugene Thomas Larkin (born October 24, 1962 in Flushing, New York) was a switch-hitting Utility infielder who played his entire seven-year baseball career with the Minnesota Twins. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... 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. ... The Washington Senators beat the New York Giants in 7 games. ... The Washington Senators can refer to: The Washington Senators (officially named the Washington Nationals during the 1905–1956 seasons), an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960. ... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ...

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. ... Cal Ripken, Jr. ... Terry Lee Pendleton (born July 16, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former third baseman in Major League Baseball who played from 1984-1998, primarily for the St. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio), nicknamed The Rocket, is among the preeminent Major League baseball pitchers of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. ... Thomas Michael Glavine (born March 25, 1966 in Concord, Massachusetts) is a Major League Baseball player. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... Edward Charles Chuck Knoblauch (born July 7, 1968 in Houston, Texas) is an American former Major League Baseball second baseman who played for the Minnesota Twins (1991-97), New York Yankees (1998-2001) and Kansas City Royals (2002). ... Jeffrey Robert Bagwell, born May 27, 1968, is an American Major League Baseball player and long-time first baseman for the Houston Astros. ... In Major League Baseball, the Manager of the Year Award is an honor given annually to the best managers in the American and National Leagues. ... Jay Thomas Kelly (born August 15, 1950 in Graceville, Minnesota) is the former manager of the Minnesota Twins baseball team from 1986 to 2001. ... Robert Joseph Cox, most widely known as Bobby Cox, (born May 21, 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA) is a former player — and current manager — in Major League Baseball. ...

Deaths

  • October 25 - George Brunet, 56, a durable left handed pitcher in 15 major league seasons for nine teams, who died in a car accident while pitching in the Mexican League.

January 3 is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Lucius Benjamin Appling (April 2, 1907 - January 3, 1991) was an American shortstop for the Chicago White Sox. ... 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... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Bobby Estalella [es-tah-LAY-yah] (April 25, 1911 _ January 6, 1991) was a Major League Baseball outfielder and third baseman. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... An outfielder moves in to catch a fly ball Outfielder is a collective term including left fielder, center fielder, and right fielder, the three positions in baseball farthest from the batter. ... The Washington Senators can refer to: The Washington Senators (officially named the Washington Nationals during the 1905–1956 seasons), an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960. ... The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... // Events and trends The 1930s were spent struggling for a solution to the global depression. ... // Events and trends The 1940s were dominated by World War II, the most destructive armed conflict in history. ... January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Alan Anthony Wiggins (February 17, 1958 - January 6, 1991) was born in Los Angeles, CA and was a major league baseball player who served as an infielder, outfielder, and sometimes as the designated hitter for two different teams in his career; the San Diego Padres from 1981 to 1985 and... The position of the second baseman A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego, California. ... The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... January 25 is the 25th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... January 27 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Dale Long in his rookie season - Topps baseball card - 1955 Series, #127 Richard Dale Long (February 6, 1926 - January 27, 1991) was a first baseman in Major League Baseball. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... 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... April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). ... William Walker Cooper (January 8, 1915 - April 11, 1991) was a catcher in Major League Baseball. ... Catcher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... The St. ... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... William Henry Bucky Walters (April 19, 1909 - April 20, 1991) was a American Major League Baseball All-Star pitcher. ... 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... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... May 20 is the 140th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (141st in leap years). ... James Edward Pete Runnels (January 28, 1928 - May 20, 1991) was a Major League Baseball infielder who played for the Washington Senators (1951-57), Boston Red Sox (1958-62) and Houston Colt . ... 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. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... In baseball statistics, fielding percentage, also known as fielding average, is a measure that reflects the percentage of times a defensive player handles a batted ball properly. ... September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). ... Forrest Harrill Smokey Burgess (February 6, 1927 - September 15, 1991) was an American catcher in Major League Baseball who became known for his ability as a pinch hitter. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The 1960 World Series was played between the Pittsburgh Pirates (NL) and New York Yankees (AL). ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... Leo Ernest Durocher (July 27, 1905 - October 7, 1991), nicknamed Leo the Lip, was an American infielder and manager in Major League Baseball. ... 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. ... Brooklyn Dodgers redirects here. ... The 1954 World Series matched the National League champion New York Giants against the American League champion Cleveland Indians. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... The Mexican League is a minor league baseball league which operates in Mexico. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kenneth Fredrick Keltner (October 31, 1916 - December 12, 1991) was a Major League third basemen who played his entire career with the Cleveland Indians, except for his final season, when he played 13 games as a Boston Red Sox. ...

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1991 World Series - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1767 words)
The 1991 World Series was played from October 19 to October 27 between the Minnesota Twins (95-67) of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68) of the National League.
The 1991 World Series was ranked by ESPN to be the best ever played [1], with five of its games being decided by a single run, four games decided in the final at-bat and three games going into extra innings.
The 1991 World Series was notable for its series of grueling contests, five of its games being decided by two or fewer runs and three running into extra innings (the third game, a twelve-inning marathon which ended when Twins manager Tom Kelly ran out of pitchers).
1991 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1040 words)
The following are the baseball events of the year 1991 throughout the world.
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.
February 4 - The 12 members of the board of directors of the Hall of Fame vote unanimously to bar Pete Rose from the ballot.
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