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The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. Picture of Fenway Park. ...

This year in baseball

2000s

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

1980s

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

1970s

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

1960s

1969 • 1968 • 1967 • 1966 • 1965
1964 • 1963 • 1962 • 1961 • 1960 This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 21 - Stan Musial and Roy Campanella are voted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA members. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 23 - Joe Medwick is voted into the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 29 - Branch Rickey and Lloyd Waner are elected to the Hall of Fame by an unanimous vote of the Special Veterans Committee. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 20 - The Baseball Writers Association of America voters elect Ted Williams to the Hall of Fame. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - Pitcher Pud Galvin is chosen for Hall of Fame induction by the Special Veterans Committee. ... The following are the events of the year 1964 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1963 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1962 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1961 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1960 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ...

1950s

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

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Major League Baseball Final Standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %
EAST
1st Baltimore Orioles 98 64 .605
2nd New York Yankees * 96 66 .593
3rd Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488
4th Boston Red Sox 78 84 .481
5th Toronto Blue Jays 76 86 .469
CENTRAL
1st Cleveland Indians 86 75 .534
2nd Chicago White Sox 80 81 .497
3rd Milwaukee Brewers 78 83 .484
4th Minnesota Twins 68 94 .420
5th Kansas City Royals 67 94 .416
WEST
1st Seattle Mariners 90 72 .556
2nd Anaheim Angels 84 78 .519
3rd Texas Rangers 77 85 .475
4th Oakland Athletics 65 97 .401
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %
EAST
1st Atlanta Braves 101 61 .623
2nd Florida Marlins * 92 70 .568
3rd New York Mets 88 74 .543
4th Montréal Expos 78 84 .481
5th Philadelphia Phillies 68 94 .420
CENTRAL
1st Houston Astros 84 78 .519
2nd Pittsburgh Pirates 79 83 .488
3rd Cincinnati Reds 76 86 .469
4th St. Louis Cardinals 73 89 .451
5th Chicago Cubs 68 94 .420
WEST
1st San Francisco Giants 90 72 .556
2nd Los Angeles Dodgers 88 74 .543
3rd Colorado Rockies 83 79 .512
4th San Diego Padres 76 86 .469
* The asterisk denotes the club that won the Wild card for its respective 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Jump to: navigation, search The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986... The Toronto Blue Jays are a Major League Baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, notable for being the first team from outside the United States to win the World Series. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993... Jump to: navigation, search The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1924 AL Pennants (6) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1933 1925 â€¢ 1924 Central Division titles (3) 2004 â€¢ 2003 â€¢ 2002 West Division titles (4) 1991... The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Seattle Mariners are a Major League Baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... Jump to: navigation, search For the pre-1958 Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ... Jump to: navigation, search The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Florida Marlins are a Major League Baseball team based in Miami, Florida, USA. They are in Eastern Division of the National League. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Franchise history In 1957 the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants abandoned New York for California, leaving the largest city in the United States without a National League franchise. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Montréal Expos were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 to 2004. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1980 NL Pennants (5) 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1950 1915 East Division titles (6) [1] 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In 1981... Jump to: navigation, search The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Jump to: navigation, search * World Champion notes: St. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (5) 1954 â€¢ 1933 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1905 NL Pennants (20) 2002 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1962 â€¢ 1954 1951 â€¢ 1937 â€¢ 1936 â€¢ 1933 1924 â€¢ 1923 â€¢ 1922 â€¢ 1921 1917 â€¢ 1913 â€¢ 1912 â€¢ 1911 1905 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1889 â€¢ 1888... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations National League (1890-present) West Division (1969-present) American Association (1884-1889) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1955 NL Pennants (21) 1988 â€¢ 1981 â€¢ 1978 â€¢ 1977 1974 â€¢ 1966 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1963 1959 â€¢ 1956 â€¢ 1955 â€¢ 1953 1952 â€¢ 1949 â€¢ 1947... The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations National League (1969-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (2) 1998 â€¢ 1984 West Division titles (4) 2005 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1984 Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames San Diego Padres (1969-present) Major... In playing card terms, a wild card is a card that can be assigned any value its holder desires. ...

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Jump to: navigation, search January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (6) 2004 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1903 AL Pennants (11) 2004 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 1975 â€¢ 1967 1946 â€¢ 1918 â€¢ 1916 â€¢ 1915 1912 â€¢ 1904 â€¢ 1903 East Division titles (5) 1995 â€¢ 1990 â€¢ 1988 â€¢ 1986... 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... Timothy Stephen (Tim) Wakefield (born August 2, 1966 in Melbourne, Florida) is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who has played with the Boston Red Sox since 1995. ... Man Running - Edward Muybridge Horse Running - Edward Muybridge Running is by definition the fastest means for an animal to move on foot. ... Jump to: navigation, search January 6 is the 6th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search A knuckleball (or knuckler for short) is a baseball pitch thrown so as to minimize the spin of the ball in flight. ... 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. ... 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... Donald Howard Sutton (born April 2, 1945 in Clio, Alabama) is a former Major League Baseball player and current television sportscaster. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations National League (1883-present) East Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 1980 NL Pennants (5) 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1950 1915 East Division titles (6) [1] 1993 â€¢ 1983 â€¢ 1980 â€¢ 1978 1977 â€¢ 1976 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In 1981... In North American sports, a free agent is a player whose contract with a team has run out and is now free to sign with another team. ... 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. ... Danilo Tartabull Mora (born October 30, 1962 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) is a former right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Seattle Mariners (1984-86), Kansas City Royals (1987-91), New York Yankees (1992-95), Oakland Athletics (1995), Chicago White Sox (1996) and Philadelphia Phillies (1997). ... Jump to: navigation, search March 5 is the 64th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (65th in leap years). ... Jacob Nelson Nellie Fox (December 25, 1927 - December 1, 1975) was a Major League Baseball second baseman for the Chicago White Sox and is a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Thomas Charles Lasorda (born 22 September 1927 in Norristown, Pennsylvania) was a Major League baseball player and manager. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... Willie Wells (August 10, 1905 - January 22, 1989) was a professional baseball player who played from 1924-48 for various teams in the Negro Leagues. ...

April-May

  • May 21 - Roger Clemens fires Toronto past the Yankees, 4–1, for his 8th win of the year against no losses. The Rocket wins his 200th game, the 94th pitcher to reach the 200 victories mark.
  • May 27 - Barry Larkin's streak of consecutively reaching base at 13 is stopped by Curt Schilling, who goes all the way to beat Cincinnati, 2–1. Larkin singles in the first inning, but flies out in the 3rd to end his streak one shy of Pedro Guerrero's NL record set in 1985.
  • May 30 - Orioles' Mike Mussina retires the first 25 Indian batters before Sandy Alomar, Jr. ruins his no-hit bid with a one-out single in the 9th. Mussina then strikes out the final two batters for a 3–0 victory.
  • May 31:
    • Cal Ripken snaps a 7th-inning tie with a record-breaking home run as the Baltimore Orioles rally from a 4-run deficit to beat the Cleveland Indians, 8–5. Ripken's homer gives him 4,274 total bases with Baltimore, breaking the franchise mark for total bases in a career. Baltimore also place Eric Davis on the disabled list. Davis is suffering from colon cancer and will be operated on in early June.
    • In Miami, Andres Galarraga golfs a 529-foot grand slam, the longest home run ever at Pro Player Stadium. His homer gives the Colorado Rockies a 7-0 lead over the Marlins, and they eventually win, 8–4. Galarraga has three home runs in the past three games against Florida that traveled 1,435 feet, an average of 478 feet. He hit a 455-foot homer two days before and a 451-foot homer yesterday. The longest previous homer at the stadium was 482 feet by Pete Incaviglia of the Phillies off Al Leiter on May 1, 1996.
    • Unbeaten Roger Clemens is the first 10-game winner in the majors, as the Toronto Blue Jays romp, 13-3, over the Oakland Athletics.
    • PameIla Borders of the St. Paul Saints of the Northern League faces three Sioux Falls Canaries batters, and surrenders three earned runs, in her professional baseball debut. The Canaries, who led 4-0 when she entered the game, to on to defeat St. Paul, 11-1.

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Bobby Lowe (left) with infield teammates Fred Tenney (top), Herman Long (right) and Jimmy Collins (below) Robert Lincoln Lowe (July 10, 1865 - December 8, 1951), called Bobby Lowe and nicknamed Link, was a Major League Baseball player and manager who played for the Boston Beaneaters (1890-1901), Chicago Cubs (1902... 1894 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search May 8 is the 128th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (129th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Johnson tossing out a pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park Randall David Randy Johnson (born September 10, 1963 in Walnut Creek, California), also known as The Big Unit, is a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Seattle Mariners are a Major League Baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... 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In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when the batter safely reaches first base after hitting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is used in baseball to track the performance of pitchers and batters. ... 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. ... David Arthur (Dave) McNally (October 31, 1942–December 1, 2002) was a Major League Baseball left-handed starting pitcher from 1962 until 1975. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 13 is the 133rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (134th in leap years). ... Eddie Clarence Murray (born February 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman. ... Jump to: navigation, search For the pre-1958 Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 2005 â€¢ 1917 â€¢ 1906 AL Pennants (6) 2005 â€¢ 1959 â€¢ 1919 â€¢ 1917 1906 â€¢ 1901 Central Division titles (2) [1] 2005 â€¢ 2000 West Division titles (2) 1993... Jump to: navigation, search Peter Edward Rose Sr. ... Carl Yaz Yastrzemski Carl Michael Yastrzemski (pronounced yah-STREM-skee) (born August 22, 1939 in Southampton, New York, United States) was a Major League Baseball player of Polish origin. ... Jump to: navigation, search Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama, United States), is an American baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Jump to: navigation, search Tyrus Raymond Ty Cobb (December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961), nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was an American baseball player generally considered to be the greatest player of the dead ball era (1900 – 1920), although some contemporary observers would have chosen Honus Wagner or Tris Speaker. ... Stanley Frank Musial (born November 21, 1920), nicknamed Stan the Man, is a Polish-American former player in Major League Baseball who played 22 seasons for the St. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 21 is the 141st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (142nd in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 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. ... The Toronto Blue Jays are a Major League Baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, notable for being the first team from outside the United States to win the World Series. ... Jump to: navigation, search The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) West Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (3) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1924 AL Pennants (6) 1991 â€¢ 1987 â€¢ 1965 â€¢ 1933 1925 â€¢ 1924 Central Division titles (3) 2004 â€¢ 2003 â€¢ 2002 West Division titles (4) 1991... Kirby Puckett, after hitting his famous game-winning home run in the 1991 World Series Kirby Puckett (born March 14, 1961) was widely regarded as one of the best, and most popular, Major League Baseball players of the 1980s and early-to-mid 1990s. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 26 is the 146th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (147th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Jump to: navigation, search Samuel (Sammy) Sosa Peralta (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic), is a professional Major League baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles. ... Anthony Darrell Womack (born September 25, 1969) is a center fielder for the New York Yankees. ... In baseball parlance, an inside-the-park home run is a play where a hitter scores a home run without hitting the ball out of play. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. ... Jump to: navigation, search * World Champion notes: St. ... Jump to: navigation, search Major league affiliations National League (1969-present) West Division (1969-present) Major league titles World Series titles (0) None NL Pennants (2) 1998 â€¢ 1984 West Division titles (4) 2005 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1996 â€¢ 1984 Wild card berths (0) None Major league nicknames San Diego Padres (1969-present) Major... See also: 1975 in sports, other events of 1976, 1977 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: February 15David Pearson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Cale Yarborough Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Gordon Johncock won the season championship Formula One Championship... Jump to: navigation, search Greg Gagne can refer to either of the following: Greg Gagne — a former major-league baseball player, most notably with the Minnesota Twins Greg Gagne — a former professional wrestler best-known for his work in the American Wrestling Association in the 1970s and 1980s This is... 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Coors Field in Denver, Colorado is the home of the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball team. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... Barry Larkin in 2004 Barry Louis Larkin (born April 28, 1964 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Curtis Montague Schilling (born November 14, 1966 in Anchorage, Alaska) is a right-handed starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, acquired in a trade with the Arizona Diamondbacks following the 2003 season. ... Pedro Guerrero (born June 29, 1956 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball player who spent his career (1978-1992) with the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the year. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... Michael Cole Mike Mussina (born December 8, 1968 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania) is an American baseball pitcher who currently plays for the New York Yankees. ... Santos Sandy Alomar Velazquez, Jr. ... Jump to: navigation, search May 31 is the 151st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (152nd in leap years), with 214 days remaining, as the last day of May. ... There are two notable people named Cal Ripken. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... In baseball statistics, total bases is the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i. ... Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 Eric Keith Davis (born May 29, 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is a former center fielder for several Major League Baseball teams, most remembered for the years he spent with the Cincinnati Reds. ... 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August-September

  • September 10 - Mark McGwire joined Babe Ruth as the only players in major league history with 50 home runs in consecutive seasons by hitting a 446-foot shot off Shawn Estes in the third inning of St. Louis' game at San Francisco. McGwire, who hit a major league-leading 52 homers for Oakland last season, became the first player with back-to-back 50-homer seasons since Ruth did it in 1927 and 1928.

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October-December

November 6 - Milwaukee Brewers switch leagues to National League Central after Kansas city Royals deny invitation.


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. ... George Kenneth Griffey, Jr. ... Jump to: navigation, search Larry Kenneth Robert Walker (born December 1, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada) is a right fielder in Major League Baseball. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... Jump to: navigation, search 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article is about the multiple all-star/Cy Young right-handed pitcher. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... Anthony Nomar Garciaparra (born July 23, 1973, in Whittier, California) was one of the premier shortstops in major league baseball. ... Scott Bruce Rolen (born April 4, 1975 in Evansville, Indiana) is an American baseball player, who currently plays at third base for the St. ... 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. ... David Allen Johnson (born January 30, 1943) in Orlando, Florida is a former second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ... Dusty Baker in March, 2004 Johnnie Dusty Baker, Jr. ...

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