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Encyclopedia > 2002 in baseball

This year in A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri. Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a player called a pitcher and hit with a bat. Scoring involves running and touching markers on the ground called bases. The ball... baseball: 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. It is the first time since 1936 that three players are elected... 1999 - This year in baseball: 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. Baseball commissioner Bud Selig says he will... 2000 - This year in baseball: 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. February 8 - The Dominican Republic defeats Mexico, 5-3, to take its fourth... 2001 - 2002 - 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... 2003 - This year in baseball: 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-June February 15: Alex Rodriguez is traded to the New York Yankees. April 12: Barry Bonds ties his godfather Willie Mays for third on the all-time career home runs list with his 660th home run coming in the fifth... 2004 - This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Calendar May 23: Baseball Hall of Fame Game - Boston Red Sox vs. Detroit Tigers, at Cooperstown, N.Y. July 12: All-Star Game, at Comerica Park, Detroit July 31: Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. October 4: Division... 2005

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  • January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 357 days remaining (358 in leap years). Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats Danish invasion army. 1198 - Innocent III becomes Pope. 1734 - Premiere of George Frideric Handels Ariodante at the Royal... January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the 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... Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. Smith, named on 91.7 percent of the ballots, is the 37th player to be elected in his first year.
  • February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 323 days remaining, 324 in leap years. Events 660 BC - Traditional founding date of Japan by Emperor Jimmu Tenno. 731 - Gregory II ends his reign as Pope. 824 - Paschal I ends his reign as Pope... February 11 - Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. More specifically, Major League Baseball (MLB) refers to the entity that operates North Americas two top leagues, the National League and the American League, by means of a joint organizational structure which has... Major League Baseball owners approve the sales of the The Florida Marlins are a Major League Baseball team based in Miami, Florida, USA. They are in the Eastern Division of the National League. Founded: 1993 (National League expansion) Home ballpark: Dolphins Stadium NOTE: The City of Miami and Marlins are negiotiating on building a new ballpark near the Orange... Florida Marlins and The Washington Nationals is a Major League Baseball (MLB) franchise based in Washington, D.C.. It relocated to Washington from Montréal, Québec, Canada after the 2004 season. Although initally annouced on September 29, 2004, the move to Washington remained uncertain until a final vote by the D.C... Montreal Expos. Florida owner The name John Henry has several different meanings. Real individuals: John Henry is an 18th century U.S. Senator from and Governor of Maryland. John Henry is a 19th century U.S. Representative from Illinois. John Flournoy Henry is a 19th century U.S. Representative from Kentucky. John Henry is... John Henry is selling the Marlins to Jeffrey Loria was the owner of the Montreal Expos baseball team in the 1990s. He sold the team and ran off with the money to Florida, where he won a World Series title. Loria promised to return the Expos to glory after the strike in 1994, in which the... Jeffrey Loria for $158.5 million, while Loria is selling the Expos to ‘’Baseball Expos LP’’, a limited partnership owned by the other 29 teams, for $120 million.
  • February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 322 days remaining, 323 in leap years. Events 1541 - Santiago, Chile is founded by Pedro de Valdivia. 1554 - A year after after claiming the throne of England for nine days, Lady Jane Grey is beheaded... February 12 - Mets assistant The general manager in the sense contemplated in this article is the executive of a professional sports team responsible primarily for acquiring the rights to player personnel, negotiation of their contracts and reassignment or dismissal of players no longer desired on the team. Many other businesses have a person referred... general manager Omar Minaya becomes the first Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize US citizens, permanent residents and temporary immigrants, whose background hail either from the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or relating to a Spanish-speaking culture. According to the US Census Bureau, Hispanics form an... Hispanic GM by accepting the position with the Montreal Expos. Frank Robinson (born August 31, 1935) was a Major League Baseball player and is currently the manager of the Washington Nationals. Robinson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1982. Robinson had a very successful career with five teams: Cincinnati Reds (1956 - 1965), Baltimore Orioles (1966 - 1971), Los... Frank Robinson is also announced as the 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. The manager sets the line-up and starting pitcher before each game as well as making substitutions throughout the game. How much control a manager... manager of the team, which will be run by Major League Baseball for the 2002 season.
  • February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 307 days remaining, 308 in leap years. Events 1500-1899 1560 - The Treaty of Berhick, which would expel the French from Scotland, is signed by England and the Congregation of Scotland 1594 - Henry IV is... February 27 - The sale of the Boston Red Sox American League AAA Pawtucket Red Sox AA Portland Sea Dogs A Wilmington Blue Rocks Greenville Bombers Lowell Spinners R Gulf Coast Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. They are in the American League East Division. They are... Boston Red Sox to a group headed by John Henry becomes official.
  • March 1 is the 60th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (61st in leap years). There are 305 days remaining. Events 1562 - Over 1,000 Huguenots are massacred by Catholics in Vassy, France marking the start of the French Wars of Religion. 1565 - The city of Rio de... March 1 - The Red Sox fire GM Dan Duquette and hire Mike Port, on an interim basis.
  • March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). There are 295 days remaining. Events up to 19th century 1513 - Leo X is elected pope. 1649 - The Frondeurs (rebels) and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil. 1702 - The first regular... March 11 - The Red Sox hire Former manager of the Boston Red Sox in the 2002 and 2003 seasons. Perhaps best remembered for not pulling Pedro Martinez during Game 7 of the 2003 American League Championship Series. The Red Sox eventually lost that game in 11 innings. The fateful outcome of this game is seen as... Grady Little as their new manager.

April-June

  • April 2 is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. Events 1453 - Mehmed II begins his siege of Constantinople (İstanbul), which would fall on May 29 1513 - Juan Ponce de Leon sets foot on Florida becoming the first... April 2 - In beating the For the minor league franchise in the Pacific Coast League, see: San Diego Padres (PCL). The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego, California. They are in the Western Division of the National League. Founded: 1969 (National League expansion) Home ballpark: PETCO Park (2004... Padres, 9–0, the The Arizona Diamondbacks are a Major League Baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. They are in the National League West division. Founded: 1998 (National League expansion) Home ballpark: Bank One Ballpark (The BOB) Uniform colors: Purple, Teal, and Black Logo design: an A with one leg of the A alternating... Diamondbacks became the first defending World Champions to open the season with back-to-back In baseball, a shutout refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score any runs. If the starting pitcher can pitch the entire game without giving up a run he earns a complete game shutout. The term can also be used, however, to... shutouts since the 1919 Red Sox. The Red Sox shutouts were thrown by Carl William Mays (November 12, 1891 _ April 4, 1971) was one of the better right-handed pitchers in Major League Baseball from 1916_1926, but he is best remembered for throwing the pitch that struck Ray Chapman in the head on August 16, 1920, making Chapman the first and only... Carl Mays and Samuel Pond Sad Sam Jones ( July 26, 1892 - July 6, 1966) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who played in the American League with the Cleveland Indians (1914-15), Boston Red Sox (1916-21), New York Yankees (1922-26), St. Louis Browns (1927), Washington Senators (1928-31) and... Sad Sam Jones. The last team to start the year with consecutive shutouts was the 1994 San Francisco Giants AAA Fresno Grizzlies AA Norwich Navigators A San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes R Arizona Giants Edit this box The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. They are in the Western Division of the National League. Founded... Giants. 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. One of the most dominant pitchers in the game today, Schilling won a World Series title in... Curt Schilling is the winner today, following Randall David Randy Johnson (born September 10, 1963 in Walnut Creek, California) is a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He is most noted for his stature (at 610 (2.08 m), he is the tallest player to ever play in the Majors) and one of the meanest... Randy Johnson's 2–0 two–hitter yesterday over the Padres.
  • April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. Events 33 - Crucifixion of Jesus (traditional date) 1559 - The treaty, Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis, is signed, ending the Italian Wars. 1860 - The first successful Pony Express run... April 3:
    • The Giants defeat the The text below is generated by a template, which has been proposed for deletion. Please see its entry on Wikipedia:Templates for deletion for comments and voting. For the 1930s NFL team, see Brooklyn Dodgers (football). The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles... Dodgers, 12–0, as Bonds at the plate Photo: Agência Brasil Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants; he is most famous for his home run hitting. He holds the record for most homers in a season with 73... Barry Bonds hits a pair of 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, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. Home runs are among the most popular aspects... home runs for the second day in a row. He becomes only the second player in history to begin a season with a pair of 2–HR games. Edwin Lee Mathews (October 13, 1931–February 18, 2001) was a Major League Baseball star player born in Texarkana, Texas. Eddie Mathews Eddie Mathews was six years old when his family moved to Santa Barbara, California where he developed into a star high school player. Signed by the Boston... Eddie Mathews was the other.
    • At The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. They are in the Western Division of the American League. The team is often called the As. Founded: 1893, as the Indianapolis, Indiana franchise in the minor Western League. Moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1900 when... Oakland, the A's lose to Texas Rangers is also the name of a statewide law enforcement agency in the state of Texas in the United States. See Texas Rangers (law enforcement). The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. They are in... Texas, 9–6, as the Rangers score three in the 8th. The loss snaps the A's strong of 20 straight wins at home stretching back to August 24. The A's move past the 1974–75 Cincinnati Reds National League AAA Louisville Bats AA Chattanooga Lookouts A Sarasota Reds Dayton Dragons R Billings Mustangs GCL Reds The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are in the Central Division of the National League. Founded: 1869, 1882, or 1890, depending on... Cincinnati Reds for most consecutive home wins over two seasons; the Reds' mark was 17.
  • April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). There are 270 days remaining. Events 1242 - During a battle on the ice of Chudskoye Lake, Russian forces rebuff an invasion attempt by the Teutonic Knights. 1614 - In Virginia, Native American Pocahontas marries... April 5 - The Giants defeat the Padres, 3–1 in 10 innings on Barry Bonds' 5th home run of the year. In doing so, Bonds ties the mark for most home runs in the first four games of the season set by Lou Brock (born June 18, 1939, El Dorado, Arkansas) is an American former player in Major League Baseball. Lou Brock was a left fielder for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1960s and 1970s. He batted and threw left-handed, breaking into the major leagues with the Chicago Cubs in... Lou Brock in 1967.
  • April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). There are 268 days remaining. Events 529 - first draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I 1348 - Charles University is founded in Prague... April 7 - Arizona defeat the (For the circa-1900 major league baseball team once known as the Milwaukee Brewers, see Baltimore Orioles.) There was also a 20th-century minor league team named the Milwaukee Brewers. The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. They are in the Central Division of... Milwaukee Brewers, 2–0, as Curt Schilling In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. Strikeouts are associated with dominance on the part of the pitcher and incompetence on the part of the batter, although for power hitters it is recognized... strikes out 17 batters in hurling a one–hitter. Raul Casanova's 2nd–inning 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. Singles are not... single is the only Milwaukee hit.
  • April 11 is the 101st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (102nd in leap years). There are 264 days remaining. Events 1241 - Batu Khan defeats Bela IV of Hungary at the Battle of Muhi 1512 - Battle of Ravenna 1713 - War of the Spanish Succession ( Queen Annes War... April 11 - The Baltimore Orioles American League AAA Ottawa Lynx AA Bowie Baysox A Frederick Keys Delmarva Shorebirds Aberdeen IronBirds R Bluefield Orioles Sarasota Orioles The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. They are in the Eastern Division of the American League. Founded: 1893, as the Milwaukee... Orioles pound The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are a Major League Baseball team based in St. Petersburg, Florida. They are in the Eastern Division of the American League. Founded: 1998 (American League expansion) Home ballpark: Tropicana Field Uniform colors: Black, Forest Green, Purple, and White Logo design: The words TAMPA BAY superimposed... Tampa Bay, 15–6, scoring a franchise–high 12 runs in the 6th inning. They also collect a club–high 11 hits in 16 In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. A player has an at bat every time he comes to bat except under the following circumstances: He receives a base on balls (BB). He is hit by pitch (HBP). He hits a... at bats.
  • April 16 is the 106th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (107th in leap years). There are 259 days remaining. Events 1178 BC - A solar eclipse may mark the return of Odysseus, legendary King of Ithaca, to his kingdom after the Trojan War. 1071 - Bari falls to Robert... April 16 - The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1893, in the minor Western League. In 1900 that league became the American League. Home ballpark: Comerica Park Uniform colors: Navy blue, White, and Orange Logo... Detroit Tigers win for the 1st time this season, defeating Tampa Bay, 9–3. The Tigers had lost its first 11 games for the 5th-worst start by a major league team.
  • April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). There are 254 days remaining. Events 753 BC - Romulus founds Rome ( traditional). 43 BC - Mark Antony is defeated in battle by consul Hirtius in the Battle of Mutina. 1792 - Tiradentes, a revolutionary who... April 21:
    • Rafael Antoni Furcal (born August 24, 1978) is a baseball player for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2004). Called up from minor leagues to replace Walt Weiss for 15 days, he went on to take the MLB Rookie of the Year Award. Furcal was hurt in 2001 in a game... Rafael Furcal hit three In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. Because a hit... triples to tie the modern major league record as the The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. They are in the Eastern Division of the National League. They are most recently known for their ongoing record of 13 consecutive division championships (1991-2004, except for the strike shortened 1994 season), the most in any... Atlanta Braves defeat the The Florida Marlins are a Major League Baseball team based in Miami, Florida, USA. They are in the Eastern Division of the National League. Founded: 1993 (National League expansion) Home ballpark: Dolphins Stadium NOTE: The City of Miami and Marlins are negiotiating on building a new ballpark near the Orange... Florida Marlins, 4–2. The last player to accomplish the feat was Lance Johnson of the The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1893, as the Sioux City, Iowa franchise in the minor Western League. Moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, then again to Chicago in 1900 when that... White Sox in 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It was the first year of the International Decade of the Worlds Indigenous People (1995- 2005): http://www.unesco.org/culture/indigenous/ Events January January 1 Austria, Finland and Sweden enter the European Union Fred West, accused... 1995.
    • The Diamondbacks trounce the Rockies, 7–1, as Randy Johnson strikes out 17 batters in becoming the first pitcher this year to win five games. It is the 6th time he has fanned 17 or more in a game.
    • Making his first start in almost seven years, Cincinnati Reds National League AAA Louisville Bats AA Chattanooga Lookouts A Sarasota Reds Dayton Dragons R Billings Mustangs GCL Reds The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are in the Central Division of the National League. Founded: 1869, 1882, or 1890, depending on... Cincinnati's José Rijo allows one unearned run in five innings as the Reds defeat the Cubs, 5–3. It is Rijo's first win since July 13, 1995 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. It was the first year of the International Decade of the Worlds Indigenous People (1995- 2005): http://www.unesco.org/culture/indigenous/ Events January January 1 Austria, Finland and Sweden enter the European Union Fred West, accused... 1995.
  • April 27 is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 248 days remaining. Events 1124 - David becomes King of Scotland. 1296 - Battle of Dunbar: The Scots are defeated by Edward I of England. 1509 - Pope Julius II places the Italian state of... April 27 - Boston This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go back and fix it to point directly to the intended page. In the game of baseball the player... pitcher Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher. Career Lowe was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 8th round of the 1991 amateur draft and made his Major League debut in 1997. Seattle, however, was desperate for immediate bullpen help and... Derek Lowe hurls Fenway Park is the home stadium for the Boston Red Sox baseball club. It is located near, and named for, the Fenway neighborhood in the heart of Boston, which in turn is named for the nearby fens, or marshes. It opened on April 20, 1912, the same day as the... Fenway Park's 1st In baseball, a no-hitter refers to a game in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting a hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the current Major League Baseball definition. A pitcher who prevents the opposing... no-hitter since 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). Events January-February January 4 - United States President Lyndon Johnson proclaims his Great Society during his State of the Union address. January 12 - Bodies of 2 15 year olds Christine Sharrock + Marrine Schmidt found... 1965, shutting out Tampa Bay, 10–0. It is the first career complete game for Lowe, who began last season as the Red Sox Closer is the name of: An album by Joy Division; A song and remix album by Nine Inch Nails; An album by Josh Groban; A 2004 movie directed by Mike Nichols and written by Patrick Marber based on Marbers 1997 play. A closer in baseball is a relief pitcher... closer. In his first start this year, he hurled seven hitless innings against the Orioles.
  • April 29 is the 119th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (120th in leap years). There are 246 days remaining. April 29th 1992 (Miami) is also the title of a song by Sublime on their self-titled album. Events 1429 - Hundred Years War: Joan of Arc relieves Orl... April 29 - Former major league 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. Outfielders are primarily engaged in attempting to catch long fly balls. Most of the biggest power hitters in baseball... outfielder Darryl Eugene Strawberry (born March 12, 1962) is a former baseball player who is well known both for his play in the baseball field and for his controversial behavior outside of it. Background and Early Career Strawberry, a native of Los Angeles who played High School baseball for the Crenshaw... Darryl Strawberry is sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating the terms of his probation six times.
  • May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). There are 243 days remaining. Events 1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. 1335 - Otto the Merry, Duke of Austria, becomes Duke of Carinthia 1568 - Mary I of... May 2 - The Seattle Mariners are a Major League Baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. They are in the Western Division of the American League. Founded: 1977 (American League expansion) Home ballpark: Safeco Field (1999-present), Kingdome (1977-1999). Uniform colors: Navy Blue, Emerald Green, Silver Logo design: A baseball on an... Seattle Mariners rout the White Sox by a score of 15–4 as outfielder Not to be confused with Michael Cameron. Michael Terrance Cameron (born January 8, 1973) is an American Major League Baseball player with New York Mets. Overview Born in Lagrange, Georgia, he was drafted from high school by Chicago White Sox in 1991. In the minor leagues he was in danger... Mike Cameron becomes the 13th player in major league history to slug four home runs in a single game, all solo shots. Cameron is also In baseball, being hit by a pitch refers to the batter being hit in some part of the body by a pitch from the pitcher. In baseball statistics, hit by pitch (denoted by HBP) records the number of times a batter is awarded first base by virtue of being hit... hit by a pitch and flies out to deep The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e.g., Roberto Clemente was a right fielder). In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the right fielder is assigned the number 9. Outfielders must cover... right field in a bid for a 5th homer. Cameron and The position of the second baseman A second baseman often ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. Also called 2B, or second bagger, the second baseman often possesses quick hands and feet, needs the ability to get... second baseman Bret Robert Boone (born April 6, 1969 in El Cajon, California) is a Major League Baseball second baseman and right_handed batter who plays with the Seattle Mariners. In 1992 Boone became the first-ever third-generation big-leaguer in baseball history. As a member of an All_Star family, he is... Bret Boone also become the first teammates in history to hit back–to–back home runs twice in the same inning, performing the feat in Seattle's 10–run 1st inning. The Mariners also tie a team record with seven homers in the game. James Baldwin is the easy winner, with seven innings pitched. There had only been 39 previous occasions of a player hitting two home runs in an inning, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Eric Karros was last to do it, on August 22, 2000 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ 2000 From Wikipedia 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. Popular culture also holds the year 2000 as the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd... 2000, for the Dodgers in the This article refers to the American baseball league. For the English cricket league of the same name, please see National League (cricket). The term National League generally refers to the organization more properly referred to as the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, the older (founded on February 2, 1876... National League. Mark McGwire hits a home run during his last Major League season in 2001 Mark David McGwire, (born October 1, 1963 in Pomona, California) was an American Major League Baseball player from 1986 through 2001. In his prime, he was perhaps the Babe Ruth of the 1990s. Like Ruth, he... Mark McGwire was the previous 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. It developed from a minor league, the Western League, that aspired to major league status, was formed on January... American League player to do it, on September 22, 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. Events Environmental change The invasive species Asian long-horned beetle is found in New York January 7 - One of the worst blizzards in American history hits eastern... 1996, for Oakland.
  • May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). There are 241 days remaining. Events 1400-1899 1471 - Wars of the Roses: The Battle of Tewkesbury - Edward IV defeats a Lancastrian Army and kills Edward, Prince of Wales. 1493 - Pope Alexander VI... May 4 - Barry Bonds hits his 400th home run as a Giants, leading his team to a 3–0 win over Cincinnati. Bonds is the first player to hit 400 homers for one team and 100 with another.
  • May 10 is the 130th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (131st in leap years). There are 235 days remaining. Events 1200-1899 1291 - Scottish nobles recognize the authority of King Edward I of England. 1497 - Amerigo Vespucci allegedly leaves Cádiz for his first voyage to the... May 10 - For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a Major League Baseball franchise based in Anaheim, California and aligned in the Western Division of the American League. They are informally referred to as the Halos. Founded: 1961 (American League expansion... Anaheim Angels crushed the White Sox 19–0. The Angels join the 1923 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-June January 1 - Grouping of all UK railway companies into four larger companies January 10 - Lithuania seizes and annexes Memel January 11 - Troops from France and Belgium occupy the Ruhr area to force Germany... 1923 Indians, 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-June January 2 - End of term for Frank Finley Merriam, 28th Governor of California. He is succeeded by Culbert Levy Olson. January 24 - Earthquake kills 30.000 in Chile – about 50.000 sq... 1939 Yankees and Events January January 5 - US Senator Estes Kefauver introduces a resolution calling for examination of organized crime in the USA January 6 - The United Kingdom recognizes the Peoples Republic of China. The Republic of China severs diplomatic relations with Britain in response. January 9 - The Israeli government recognizes the... 1950 Red Sox as the only teams to beat two opponents by 19 or more runs in the same season. Earlier this year, the Angels beat the Indians, 21–2. The Anaheim calcimine of Chicago is just the 11th since 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). Events January-March January 1 - World celebrates what is regarded as the start of the new century. ( Zero-ists argument that new century should be celebrated in 1900 rejected worldwide). January 1 - The British colonies of New South... 1901 in which a team scored 19 or more runs while shutting out its opponent, and the first such shutout in the American League since 1955 is a common year starting on Saturday. Events January-April January 2 - Panama president Jose Antonio Remon is assassinated. January 19 - The Scrabble board game debuts. February 8 - Nikolai Bulganin ousts Georgi Malenkov February 13 - Israel obtains 4 of the 7 Dead Sea scrolls. February 23 - First meeting of... 1955 when Cleveland beat Boston, 19–0.
  • May 23 is the 143rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (144th in leap years). There are 222 days remaining. Events 1430 - Joan of Arc is captured by the Burgundians while leading an army to relieve Compiègne 1498 - Girolamo Savonarola is executed on the orders of... May 23 - At Miller Park is a baseball stadium located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is home to the Milwaukee Brewers, and was built as a replacement for Milwaukee County Stadium. The stadium was built with $310 million of public funds, which was somewhat controversial, particularly due to the fact that the team owner... Miller Park, Los Angeles outfielder Shawn David Green (born November 10, 1972 in Des Plaines, Illinois) is a left-handed power hitter in Major League Baseball. He is noted for his swing and his arm in the outfield. He is also one of the most notable Jewish ball players. Early career Shawn Green was drafted... Shawn Green becomes the second player this year to hit four home runs in a game, doing so in a Dodgers 16–3 victory over the Brewers. Green goes 6-for-6 in the contest, scores six In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. The object of the game is for a team to score more runs than its opponent. In baseball statistics, a player who advances around all the bases to score... runs (both Dodgers records), got seven 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. There are certain exceptions: a player does not receive an RBI if he hits into a double play, if an error is charged on... RBI, and sets a major league record with 19 In baseball statistics, total bases is the number of bases a player has gained with hits, i.e. the sum of his/her hits weighted by 1 for a single, 2 for a double, 3 for a triple and 4 for a home run. Only bases from safe hits count... total bases, surpassing Joseph Joe Wilbur Adcock (October 30, 1927 - May 3, 1999) was a Major League Baseball first baseman/outfielder and right-handed batter who played for the Cincinnati Reds (1950-52), Boston & Milwaukee Braves (1953-62), Cleveland Indians (1963), and Los Angeles & California Angels (1964-66). After retiring, Adcock... Joe Adcock's former mark of 18 set in 1954 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). Events January events January 14 - The Hudson Motor Car Company merges with Nash-Kelvinator forming the American Motors Corporation January 14 - Marilyn Monroe weds Joe DiMaggio. January 15 - Mau Mau leader Waruhiu Itote is captured in... 1954. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, six players have produced 17 or more total bases in a game, with the last being 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. Schmidt was accepted to Ohio University in 1967 and became... Mike Schmidt in 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-February January 12 - UN Security Council votes 11-1 to admit the Palestinian Liberation Organization January 15 - Would-be Gerald Ford presidential assassin Sara Jane Moore is sentenced to life in prison January 16... 1976. Green also is the first major league player to collect six hits while hitting four homers, and his four homers plus a double ties the National League mark for extra base hits. The Dodgers hit eight homers in the game, another franchise record. Before today's power display, Green had gone 0-for-15, and been benched May 18.
  • May 24 is the 144th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (145th in leap years). There are 221 days remaining. Events 1153 - Malcolm IV becomes King of Scotland. 1218 - The Fifth Crusade leaves for Egypt. 1430 - Joan of Arc is captured at Compiègne. 1487 - Imposter Lambert Simnel... May 24 - The Dodgers lose to the Diamondbacks, 14–3, despite Shawn Green's 5th home run in two games, tying a major league record. Green also hits two singles to tie another mark with 25 total bases in the two games.
  • May 25 is the 145th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (146th in leap years). There are 220 days remaining. Events 1000-1899 1085 - Alfonso VI of Castile takes Toledo, Spain back from the Moors. 1420 - Henry the Navigator is appointed governor of the Order of Christ. 1521... May 25:
    • This is an article about the baseball team. For the National Hockey League Rockies team (1976-1982), see Colorado Rockies Players of note Baseball Hall of Famers none Current stars Jeromy Burnitz (CF) Shawn Chacon (RP) Royce Clayton (SS) Aaron Cook (SP) Scott Dohmann (RP) Scott Elarton (SP) Luis Gonz... Colorado Rockies beat the Giants, 6–3, as Barry Bonds takes over sole possession of 5th place on the all-time home run list with the 584th four-bagger of his career.
    • The Dodgers top Arizona, 10–5, as Shawn Green hits two more home runs and drives home six runs. The seven home runs in three games is a new major league record.
  • May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). There are 216 days remaining. Events 1000-1899 1167 - Battle of Legano, in which The Lombard League defeats Emperor Frederick I. 1414 - Council of Constance. 1453 - Ottoman armies under Sultan Mehmed II Fatih... May 29 - In an article in Sports Illustrated is a popular weekly American sports magazine owned by media giant Time Warner. It has over 3 million subscribers, the third highest magazine circulation in the United States, and is read by 23 million adults each week, including over 18 million men, 19% of the adult males in... Sports Illustrated magazine, former 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. In the United States, the awarding of the Most Valuable Player Award (or MVP) in Major... National League MVP Ken Caminiti Kenneth Gene Caminiti (April 21, 1963 - October 10, 2004) was an MLB baseball player. He was born in Hanford, California, and attended San Jose State University. Baseball career Caminiti played professionally for 15 seasons (1987-2001), making his debut on July 16, 1987 with the Houston Astros. He... Ken Caminiti says that about 50 percent of current major league players use some form of steroids.
  • June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. Events 780 BC - The first historic solar eclipse is recorded in China. 1039 - Henry II becomes King of Germany. 1615 - Forces under the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu take Osaka Castle... June 4 - Minnesota Twins score 10 runs in the 7th inning to close out the scoring in a 23–2 win over the Cleveland Indians, the most runs in franchise history, and strokes a franchise-record 25 hits (the The Washington Senators (officially named the Washington Nationals during the 1905–1956 seasons) were an American League baseball team from 1901 to 1960. The franchise then moved to Minneapolis and became, and still remains, the Minnesota Twins. The Senators won one World Series (1924) and lost two (1925 and... Washington Senators hit 24 five times) in the contest and ties the American League record as four players have four or more hits -- Jacque Jones, Dustin Mohr, Anthony John Pierzynski [PEER-zin-skee] (born December 30, 1976 in Bridgehampton, New York) is a Major League Baseball catcher who plays for the Chicago White Sox. Pierzynski formerly played with the Minnesota Twins (1998-2003) and San Francisco Giants (2004). He bats left-handed and throws right-handed. In... A.J. Pierzynski and Luis Wilfredo Rivas [REE-vas] (born August 30, 1979 in La Guaira, Vargas State, Venezuela) is a second baseman in Major League Baseball who plays with the Minnesota Twins (2000-present). He bats and throws right-handed. Rivas is known to be a free swinger hitter who will swing at... Luis Rivas. The Twins is the 5th team to do it on the flip side; the Indians tie their team record for biggest loss, tying the mark set in a 21-0 loss to the Tigers, on September 15, 1901 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). Events January-March January 1 - World celebrates what is regarded as the start of the new century. ( Zero-ists argument that new century should be celebrated in 1900 rejected worldwide). January 1 - The British colonies of New South... 1901. Cleveland also becomes the first team since the 1969 was a common year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1969 calendar). For other uses, see Number 1969. For the movie, see 1969 (movie). Events January January 1 - Australian media baron Rupert Murdoch purchases the largest selling British Sunday newspaper The News Of The World January... 1969 For the minor league franchise in the Pacific Coast League, see: San Diego Padres (PCL). The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego, California. They are in the Western Division of the National League. Founded: 1969 (National League expansion) Home ballpark: PETCO Park (2004... San Diego Padres to lose two games in the same season by 19 or more runs.
  • June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. Events 1783 - The Montgolfier brothers publicly demonstrate their montgolfière ( hot air balloon). 1817 - First Great Lakes steamer, the Frontenac, is launched. 1829 - HMS Pickle captures the armed... June 5 - The Giants batter the Padres, 12–2, as Barry Bonds hits his 587th home run to move him into 4th place on the all-time list ahead of Frank Robinson.
  • June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 194 days remaining. Events 1200-1899 1214 - University of Oxford receives its charter. 1685 - Monmouth Rebellion: The Duke of Monmouth declared himself King of England at Bridgwater. 1756 - English garrison imprisoned in... June 20 - Florida beats Cleveland, 3–0, as Marlins Luis Castillo extends his hitting streak to 34 games, the longest ever by a second baseman.
  • This article is in need of attention. Please improve it in any way you see fit. (Some entries on this page have been duplicated on August 1. See Talk:August_1. The correct dates for such events need to be determined.) June 28 is the 179th day of the year (180th... June 28 - Tampa Bay whips their cross state rival Marlins 4–0 behind Wilson Eduardo Alvarez (born March 24, 1970 in Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher who has played in 13 seasons for the Texas Rangers (1989), Chicago White Sox (1991-97), San Francisco Giants (1997), Tampa Bay Devil Rays (1998-2002) and Los Angeles Dodgers... Wilson Alvarez and two relievers. Kevin Charles Millar (b. September 24, 1971 in Los Angeles, California) is a Major League Baseball outfielder/first baseman who plays for the Boston Red Sox. Millar played for the Florida Marlins between 1998-2003, and was later sold to the Japanese Central League Chunichi Dragons. In order for the... Kevin Millar of the Marlins hits a towering fly that lands on one of the catwalks that hang from the stadium's dome. It never comes down and it is ruled a In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. Typically, a double... double. It's the second time a ball has gotten stuck in a catwalk at Tropicana Field is a domed stadium in St. Petersburg, Florida which has been the home of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays since 1998. The ballpark originally began construction in 1986 in the hope that it would lure in a Major League Baseball team. The stadium, built originally as the Florida... Tropicana Field. In 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. Events Kosovo War Shooting in Littleton, Colorado, United States, leaves several high school students dead. Y2K preparation was a major event in 1999 both in... 1999, José Canseco Capas, Jr. (born July 2, 1964) is a former Major League Baseball player. He was born in Havana, Cuba, and is the twin brother of another Major League Baseball player, Ozzie Canseco. His family left Cuba when he and his brother were infants, and he grew up... José Canseco hit a home run drive that lodged there. Millar joins Ruppert Sanderson Jones (born March 12, 1955 in Dallas, Texas) is a former Major League Baseball outfielder who played for the Kansas City Royals (1976), Seattle Mariners (1977-79), New York Yankees (1980), San Diego Padres (1982-83), Detroit Tigers (1984), California Angels (1985-87). An All-Star in 1977... Ruppert Jones, Ricky Lee Nelson is a former Major League Baseball outfielder and left-handed batter who played for the Seattle Mariners (1983-86). Nelson was born on May 8, 1959 in Eloy, Arizona. He was selected by Seattle in the 1981 amateur draft and made his debut on May 17, 1983... Ricky Nelson, David Arthur Kingman (born December 21, 1948 in Pendleton, Oregon), nicknamed Kong and Sky King, is an American former Major League Baseball slugger who played for the San Francisco Giants (1971-74), New York Mets (1975-77, 1981-83), San Diego Padres (1977), California Angels (1977), New York Yankees (1977... Dave Kingman, Alvaro Alberto Espinoza [es-pe-NO-zah] (born February 19, 1962 in Valencia, Carabobo State, Venezuela) is a former Major League Baseball shortstop and right-handed batter who played with the Minnesota Twins (1984-86), New York Yankees (1988-91), Cleveland Indians (1993_96), New York Mets (1996) and Seattle Mariners... Alvaro Espinoza and Canseco as the only players in major league history to hit a fair ball that got stuck in a stadium obstruction. Jones and Nelson both had hits get caught in the overhead speakers at the old The Seattle Kingdome, officially known as the King County Domed Stadium, and usually referred to as simply The Kingdome or The Dome, was the worlds first — and only — multi-purpose concrete domed stadium, which was owned and operated by King County, Washington, located at the north end... Kingdome. The balls hit by Kingman and Espinoza were at the The Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome is a domed sports stadium in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota. It replaced Metropolitan Stadium, which was on the current site of the Mall of America in Bloomington, and Memorial Stadium on the University of Minnesota campus. The Metrodome is home to the following sports teams: Minnesota... Metrodome, with Kingman's getting stuck in a drainage valve and Espinoza's lodging in an overhead speaker.

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  • July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. It is the middle day of a non-leap year, because there are 182 days before and 182 days after. It falls on the same day of the week... July 2 - A combined total of 62 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, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. Home runs are among the most popular aspects... home runs are hit in today's games, breaking the old major league mark set on April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). There are 268 days remaining. Events 529 - first draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I 1348 - Charles University is founded in Prague... April 7, 2000 - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE55Fixes.css; @import /skins/monobook/IE60Fixes.css; /**/ 2000 From Wikipedia 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. Popular culture also holds the year 2000 as the first year of the 21st century and the 3rd... 2000. A record nine players have multiple home run games, breaking the previous mark of eight.
  • July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 175 days remaining. Events 455 - Roman military commander Avitus is proclaimed emperor of the western Roman Empire. 1357 5:31 AM - Charles IV, Holy Roman Emperor assisted laying the foundation stone of... July 9 - In a controversial finish, the 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 All-Star Game usually occurs in mid-July and marks the middle of the Major League Baseball season. The venue is chosen by Major... 2002 All-Star Game held at Miller Park is a baseball stadium located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is home to the Milwaukee Brewers, and was built as a replacement for Milwaukee County Stadium. The stadium was built with $310 million of public funds, which was somewhat controversial, particularly due to the fact that the team owner... Miller Park ends in a 7–7 tie after 11 innings as both the This article refers to the American baseball league. For the English cricket league of the same name, please see National League (cricket). The term National League generally refers to the organization more properly referred to as the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, the older (founded on February 2, 1876... National and 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. It developed from a minor league, the Western League, that aspired to major league status, was formed on January... American leagues run out of This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go back and fix it to point directly to the intended page. In the game of baseball the player... pitchers. Both 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. The manager sets the line-up and starting pitcher before each game as well as making substitutions throughout the game. How much control a manager... managers discuss it with In 1920 the owners of Major League Baseball, in order to reestablish confidence of fans in the sport following the Black Sox Scandal, established the office of Commissioner of Baseball. The commissioner is chosen by a vote of the owners of the teams; it is said that current President of... commissioner Allan Huber Bud Selig (born July 30, 1934 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is the current Commissioner of Baseball, having been formally appointed on July 2, 1998 after having served as acting commissioner since 1992. He was previously the team owner and administrator of the Milwaukee Brewers. On August 21, 2004, Selig... Bud Selig, who calls the game.
  • July 23 is the 204th day (205th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 161 days remaining. Events 1632 - 300 colonists bound for New France depart Dieppe, France. 1829 - In the United States, William Austin Burt patents the first typewriter. 1862 - American Civil War: Henry W... July 23 - Anthony Nomar Garciaparra (born July 23, 1973, in Whittier, California) is a premier shortstop in major league baseball. He plays shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, having been traded from his first team, the Boston Red Sox. Nomar, whose name is the reverse of his fathers name Ramon, was a... Nomar Garciaparra hit three 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, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. Home runs are among the most popular aspects... home runs with eight 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. There are certain exceptions: a player does not receive an RBI if he hits into a double play, if an error is charged on... RBI on his birthday as the Boston Red Sox American League AAA Pawtucket Red Sox AA Portland Sea Dogs A Wilmington Blue Rocks Greenville Bombers Lowell Spinners R Gulf Coast Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. They are in the American League East Division. They are... Red Sox edge The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are a Major League Baseball team based in St. Petersburg, Florida. They are in the Eastern Division of the American League. Founded: 1998 (American League expansion) Home ballpark: Tropicana Field Uniform colors: Black, Forest Green, Purple, and White Logo design: The words TAMPA BAY superimposed... Tampa Bay, 22–4, in the opener of a day–night doubleheader. The round–trippers give him five in two games to tie a major league record.
  • August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. There are 94 days in North Hemisphere summer, South Hemisphere winter. The Northern Hemisphere is considered to be halfway through the summer on August 7. Events 1600-1899 1679... August 7 - In a historic movement, Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. More specifically, Major League Baseball (MLB) refers to the entity that operates North Americas two top leagues, the National League and the American League, by means of a joint organizational structure which has... Major League Baseball players end their long-held opposition to mandatory drug testing by agreeing to be tested for illegal steroids beginning in 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... 2003.
  • August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. Events 1585 - John Davis enters Cumberland Sound in quest for the North West Passage. 1588 - Battle of Gravelines ends - Defeated by the English during an invasion attempt, the surviving... August 8 - Braves pitcher John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan, USA) is a Major League Baseball player. While he is predominantly known as a starter and former Cy Young Award winner, in 2001 he became a closer. In 2002 he became only the second pitcher in history to have both... John Smoltz reaches 40 To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. Hockey A save in hockey is the successful blocking of a shot on goal by a goaltender. Baseball In baseball statistics the term save is used to indicate the successful maintenance of a lead by... saves in a season faster than any pitcher in major league history.
  • August 9 is the 221st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (222nd in leap years), with 144 days remaining. Events 48 BC - Roman Civil War: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus and Pompey flees to Egypt. AD 378 - Battle of Adrianople: A large Roman... August 9 - Giants Bonds at the plate Photo: Agência Brasil Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants; he is most famous for his home run hitting. He holds the record for most homers in a season with 73... Barry Bonds hits the 600th 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, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. Home runs are among the most popular aspects... home run of his career, but his team still fall to the Pirates by a score of 4–3. Bonds joins Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934), baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, is best known for setting the record for most home runs in a career (755), surpassing the previous mark of 714 by Babe Ruth. He was born in Mobile, Alabama. Hank Aaron... Hank Aaron, Ruth batting for the Yankees George Herman Ruth, ( February 6, 1895 - August 16, 1948), better known as Babe Ruth and also commonly known by the nicknames The Bambino and The Sultan of Swat, was an American baseball player and United States national icon. He was one of the first five... Babe Ruth and Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (born May 6, 1931) is a former star of Major League Baseball. Mays, nicknamed The Say Hey Kid, played center field throughout nearly all his career and is regarded as one of the finest players ever to have played the game. The epitome of the five... Willie Mays in the exclusive 600-HR club.
  • August 17 is the 229th day of the year (230th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 136 days remaining. Events 1807 - Robert Fultons first American steamboat leaves New York City for Albany, New York on the Hudson River, inaugurating the first commercial steamboat service in the... August 17 - The Yankees defeat the Mariners, 8–3, as Alfonso Soriano Alfonso Guilleard Soriano (born January 7, 1976 _ not 1978 as initially thought [1] - in the Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player who is the current second baseman for the Texas Rangers. He signed as a free agent with the New York Yankees in 1998 and... Alfonso Soriano hit a 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, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. Home runs are among the most popular aspects... home run to become the first second baseman ever to hit 30 home runs and The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball statistics, stolen bases (denoted by SB) is a count of the number of bases successfully stolen by a player. In the 19th century, stolen bases were credited when a baserunner reached an extra base on a... steal 30 bases in a season.
  • August 29 is the 241st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (242nd in leap years), with 124 days remaining. Events 1261 - Urban IV becomes Pope, the last man to do so without being a Cardinal first 1475 - Treaty of Picquigny ends a brief war between France and England... August 29 - 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. A first baseman is the player on the team... First baseman In baseball, a switch hitter (or switch-hitter) is a batter who is able to hit from both the right and left sides of the plate. Switch hitters commonly hit from the right side of the plate against left-handed pitchers and from the left side of the plate against... switch-hitter Mark Christian Bellhorn (born August 23, 1974 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an infielder and switch-hitting batter who plays for the Boston Red Sox. Previously, he played for the Oakland Athletics (1997-98, 2000-01), Chicago Cubs (2002-03) and Colorado Rockies (2003). A player who will shine offensively and... Mark Bellhorn becomes the first player in This article refers to the American baseball league. For the English cricket league of the same name, please see National League (cricket). The term National League generally refers to the organization more properly referred to as the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, the older (founded on February 2, 1876... National League history to 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, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. Home runs are among the most popular aspects... homer from both sides of the plate in the same inning, doing so in the Cubs' 10–run 4th inning at (1914-1915), (1921-1970) Wrigley Field (1060 W. Addison Street, Chicago, Illinois) is a sports stadium which was built in 1914 for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales. Original named Weeghman Park for the owner, Charles Weeghman, the field became the home of the Chicago Cubs following... Wrigley Field. Chicago won 13–10 over the Brewers. Bellhorn also ties a team record with five 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. There are certain exceptions: a player does not receive an RBI if he hits into a double play, if an error is charged on... RBI in the inning.
  • August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. Events 700-1899 711 - Kinich Kan Joy Chitam, king of Palenque, disappears from history. He was probably taken prisoner by a rivalling city state. 1574 - Guru Ram... August 30 - Major league baseball players and owners agree to a historic contract that prevents the players from going out on strike.
  • August 31 is the 243rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (244th in leap years), with 122 days remaining, as the final day of August. Events 1000-1899 1056 - Byzantine Empress Theodora dies suddenly without children to succeed the throne, ending the Macedonian dynasty 1864 - American Civil War... August 31 - The The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball team based in the borough of Queens in New York City. They are in the Eastern Division of the National League. Founded: 1962 (National League expansion) Home ballpark: Shea Stadium (1964-present) Former home ballpark: Polo Grounds (1962-1963) Uniform colors... Mets are In baseball, a shutout refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score any runs. If the starting pitcher can pitch the entire game without giving up a run he earns a complete game shutout. The term can also be used, however, to... shutout by the The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They play in the Eastern Division of the National League. Founded: 1883 The teams name is the longest continuous name in all professional sports. Newspaper writers tried to change the name to Quakers or Live Wires... Phillies, 1–0, to mark their 13th consecutive home defeat. In doing so, they become the first This article refers to the American baseball league. For the English cricket league of the same name, please see National League (cricket). The term National League generally refers to the organization more properly referred to as the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, the older (founded on February 2, 1876... National League team to lose all their home games over the course of a month.
  • September 3 is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years). There are 119 days remaining. Events 301 - San Marino, one of the smallest nations in the world and the worlds oldest republic still in existence, was founded by Saint Marinus. 590 - St. Gregory I becomes Pope... September 3 - The Mets lose the 1st game of their doubleheader against the Marlins, 3–2, but bounce back to take the nightcap, 11–5. The loss in the opener sets a new National League record for consecutive home losses with 15.
  • September 4 is the 247th day of the year (248th in leap years). There are 118 days remaining. Events 476 - Romulus Augustus, the last emperor of the Western Roman Empire, was deposed when Odoacer proclaims himself King of Italy. 1781 - Los Angeles is founded as El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora... September 4 - The The Oakland Athletics are a Major League Baseball team based in Oakland, California. They are in the Western Division of the American League. The team is often called the As. Founded: 1893, as the Indianapolis, Indiana franchise in the minor Western League. Moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1900 when... Oakland Athletics set an 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. It developed from a minor league, the Western League, that aspired to major league status, was formed on January... American League record by defeating the The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1969 (American League expansion) Home ballpark: Kauffman Stadium (part of the Truman Sports Complex) Uniform colors: Royal Blue, black, and white Logo design: Entwined... Kansas City Royals, 12–11, for their 20th straight win. Oakland blows an 11–0 lead, but score in the bottom of the 9th for the victory. The old mark of 19 wins was shared between the See also: 1905 in sports, 1907 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The Chicago White Sox defeat the Chicago Cubs, four games to two, in the World Series Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Carlton wins the 10th VFL Premiership (Carlton 15.4 (94) d Fitzroy... 1906 The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1893, as the Sioux City, Iowa franchise in the minor Western League. Moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, then again to Chicago in 1900 when that... White Sox and the -1... 1947 The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. They are in the Eastern Division of the American League. The Yankees have won 26 World Series in 39 appearances; the St. Louis Cardinals and the Oakland Athletics are tied for second with... Yankees.
  • September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). There are 117 days remaining. Events 1666 - Great Fire of London ended: A large fire in London burns out after three days. 10,000 buildings including St. Pauls Cathedral were destroyed, but only 16 people are... September 5 - In a Texas 11-2 victory over Baltimore, 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. It is also used to describe the player who plays the position (e.g., Ozzie... shortstop Alex Rodriguez taking his position at 3rd base at the beginning of a new inning Alexander Emanuel Rodriguez (born July 27, 1975 in New York City), nicknamed A-Rod, is widely regarded as one of the best players in Major League Baseball today and at a young age is already... Alex Rodriguez becomes the 5th player in history to record successive 50–home run seasons.
  • September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). There are 116 days remaining. Events 3761 BC - The first day of the Hebrew Calendar. 394 - Battle of Frigidus: The Christian Roman Emperor Theodosius I defeats and kills the pagan usurper Eugenius and his Frankish general Arbogast... September 6 - The Cardinals defeat the Cubs, 11–2, as brothers Andy Benes and Alan Benes oppose each other in the 7th matchup of brothers in major league history. Andy gets the win while Alan takes the loss. The Cards score all 11 of their runs in the 3rd inning.
  • September 8 is the 251st day of the year (252nd in leap years). There are 114 days remaining. Events 1331 - Stefan Dusan declares himself king of Serbia 1380 - Battle of Kulikovo - Russian forces under Grand Prince Dmitrii Ivanovich defeat a mixed army of Tatars and Mongols, stopping their advance. 1449... September 8 - The Rangers set a major-league record by homering in their 26th consecutive game as Texas falls to Tampa Bay, 6–3. Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball player. He signed a one-year contract with the Baltimore Orioles for the 2004 season. This is his second term with the Orioles; he played in Baltimore from 1994 through 1998. Palmeiro holds the distinction... Rafael Palmeiro's solo shot in the 6th inning is the record–breaker. The streak will be ended at 27 games two days later.
  • September 9 is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years). There are 113 days remaining. Events 1000 - Battle of Swold 1379 - Treaty of Neuberg, splitting the Austrian Habsburg lands between the Habsburg Dukes Albert III and Leopold III 1513 - In the Battle of Flodden Field James IV... September 9 - This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go back and fix it to point directly to the intended page. In the game of baseball the player... Pitcher Randall David Randy Johnson (born September 10, 1963 in Walnut Creek, California) is a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He is most noted for his stature (at 610 (2.08 m), he is the tallest player to ever play in the Majors) and one of the meanest... Randy Johnson reaches 300 In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. Strikeouts are associated with dominance on the part of the pitcher and incompetence on the part of the batter, although for power hitters it is recognized... strikeouts for the 5th consecutive season, extending his major league record.
  • September 14 is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years). There are 108 days remaining. Events 786 - Harun al-Rashid becomes the Abbasid caliph upon the death of his brother al-Hadi 1752 - The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (September 2 was followed... September 14:
    • This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go back and fix it to point directly to the intended page. In the game of baseball the player... Pitcher Derek Christopher Lowe (born June 1, 1973 in Dearborn, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball pitcher. Career Lowe was drafted by the Seattle Mariners in the 8th round of the 1991 amateur draft and made his Major League debut in 1997. Seattle, however, was desperate for immediate bullpen help and... Derek Lowe get his 20 victory as the Red Sox beat the Orioles, 6–4. Lowe becomes the first pitcher in history to 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. An exception to this is... win 20 games the season after To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. Hockey A save in hockey is the successful blocking of a shot on goal by a goaltender. Baseball In baseball statistics the term save is used to indicate the successful maintenance of a lead by... saving 20. He is also the first pitcher to record at least 40 saves and later win 20. Dennis Lee Eckersley (born October 3, 1954 in Oakland, California), nicknamed Eck, was a Major League Baseball player elected to Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004 (his first year of eligibility). He enjoyed overwhelming success as both a starter and a closer and was the first pitcher in Major League... Dennis Eckersley and John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Detroit, Michigan, USA) is a Major League Baseball player. While he is predominantly known as a starter and former Cy Young Award winner, in 2001 he became a closer. In 2002 he became only the second pitcher in history to have both... John Smoltz did it the other way around.
    • Bonds at the plate Photo: Agência Brasil Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants; he is most famous for his home run hitting. He holds the record for most homers in a season with 73... Barry Bonds ties Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934), baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, is best known for setting the record for most home runs in a career (755), surpassing the previous mark of 714 by Babe Ruth. He was born in Mobile, Alabama. Hank Aaron... Hank Aaron for the most 100-RBI seasons by a This article refers to the American baseball league. For the English cricket league of the same name, please see National League (cricket). The term National League generally refers to the organization more properly referred to as the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, the older (founded on February 2, 1876... National League player as he drives in his 100th run of the season for the 11th time in his career. The major league record is 13, shared by James Emory Foxx (October 22, 1907 - July 21, 1967) was, up until Mark McGwires glory days in the late 1990s, the most prolific right-handed power hitter to ever play the game of baseball. Foxx was the second Major League Baseball player to hit 500 career home runs, and... Jimmie Foxx, Henry Louis Gehrig, born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), was an American first baseman in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the New York Yankees and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. His career was prematurely ended by... Lou Gehrig and Ruth batting for the Yankees George Herman Ruth, ( February 6, 1895 - August 16, 1948), better known as Babe Ruth and also commonly known by the nicknames The Bambino and The Sultan of Swat, was an American baseball player and United States national icon. He was one of the first five... Babe Ruth.
    • Chin-Feng Chen becomes the first For the political entity commonly known as Taiwan, see Republic of China. Map of Taiwan The island of Taiwan (Traditional: 臺灣, Simplified: 台湾, Pinyin: Táiwān, Wade-Giles: Tai-wan, Taiwanese: Tâi-oân) is located off the coast of mainland China in the... Taiwan-born player to appear in the major leagues as he In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is used in baseball to track the performance of pitchers and batters. If a batter receives four pitches which the umpire calls balls, he is entitled to walk to first base. Receiving a base on balls does not... walks and In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. The object of the game is for a team to score more runs than its opponent. In baseball statistics, a player who advances around all the bases to score... scores as a Baseball In Baseball, a Pinch hitter is a common term for a substitute batter. Batters can be substituted for at any time the ball is dead; the manager may use any player not yet in the game as a substitute. Pinch hitters are often used to replace a starting player... pinch-hitter for the The text below is generated by a template, which has been proposed for deletion. Please see its entry on Wikipedia:Templates for deletion for comments and voting. For the 1930s NFL team, see Brooklyn Dodgers (football). The Los Angeles Dodgers are a Major League Baseball team based in Los Angeles... Dodgers against the This is an article about the baseball team. For the National Hockey League Rockies team (1976-1982), see Colorado Rockies Players of note Baseball Hall of Famers none Current stars Jeromy Burnitz (CF) Shawn Chacon (RP) Royce Clayton (SS) Aaron Cook (SP) Scott Dohmann (RP) Scott Elarton (SP) Luis Gonz... Rockies. The 24-year-old 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. A first baseman is the player on the team... first baseman- 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. Outfielders are primarily engaged in attempting to catch long fly balls. Most of the biggest power hitters in baseball... outfielder played for the See also: 1989 in sports, 1991 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Derrike Cope won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Al Unser, Jr. won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Arie Luyendyk Formula One Championship - Brazil 24 hours of... 1990 Taiwan team which won the Little League World Series Champions: 1947 Williamsport, PA 16-7 Lock Haven, PA 1948 Lock Haven, PA 6-5 St. Petersburg, FL 1949 Hammontown, NJ 5-0 Pensacola, FL 1950 Houston, TX 2-1 Bridgeport, CT 1951 Stamford, CT 3-0 Austin, TX 1952 Norwalk, CT 4-3 Monongahela, PA... Little League World Series.
  • September 15 is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years). There are 107 days remaining. Events 608 - Saint Boniface IV becomes Pope. 921 - Saint Ludmila is murdered at the command of her daughter-in-law at Tetin. 1514 - Thomas Wolsey appointed Archbishop of York. 1556 - Vlissingen ex... September 15 - Sammy Sosa at bat in September 2000 at Busch Stadium. Samuel Peralta Sosa, better known as Sammy Sosa (born November 12, 1968 in San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic), is a professional Major League baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles. He formerly has played for the Texas Rangers, Chicago... Sammy Sosa joins Melvin Thomas Mel Ott (March 2, 1909 - November 21, 1958), nicknamed Master Melvin, was a left-handed batter and outfielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career in the National League for the New York Giants (1926-1947). He was born in Gretna, Louisiana. In his 22 seasons... Mel Ott and Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (born May 6, 1931) is a former star of Major League Baseball. Mays, nicknamed The Say Hey Kid, played center field throughout nearly all his career and is regarded as one of the finest players ever to have played the game. The epitome of the five... Willie Mays as the only This article refers to the American baseball league. For the English cricket league of the same name, please see National League (cricket). The term National League generally refers to the organization more properly referred to as the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, the older (founded on February 2, 1876... National League players to post eight consecutive 100- 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. There are certain exceptions: a player does not receive an RBI if he hits into a double play, if an error is charged on... RBI seasons.
  • September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). There are 104 days remaining. Events 96 - Nerva elevated as Roman Emperor after Domitian was stabbed to death. 323 - Constantine the Great decisively defeats Licinius in the Battle of Chrysopolis, establishing Constantines sole control over the... September 18 - Arizona defeat San Diego, 10-3,, as Greg Colbrunn is the first player to hit two home runs in a game while Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 Hitting for the cycle is a baseball accomplishment characterized by a player hitting a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. Collecting the hits in that order is known as... hitting for the cycle since George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia) is a former American baseball player. He is one of the greatest third basemen in Major League Baseball history and the only man to ever win batting titles in three different decades. Brett was the youngest child of... George Brett (May 28, 1979).
  • September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). There are 102 days remaining. Events 1596 - Diego de Montemayor founded the city of Monterrey, Mexico. 1854 - Battle of Alma - British and French troops defeat Russians in the Crimea 1860 - The Prince of Wales (later King Edward... September 20 - Mike Bordick sets a major league record with his 102nd consecutive errorless game at 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. It is also used to describe the player who plays the position (e.g., Ozzie... shortstop. He also extends his ML mark of errorless chances at SS to 504.
  • September 22 is the 265th day of the year (266th in leap years). There are 100 days remaining. In the Northern Hemisphere autumn begins at 6:23 P.M. EDT. Events 66 - Emperor Nero creates the legion I Italica. 1236 - Lithuanians and Semigallians beat Livonian Brothers of the Sword in... September 22:
    • Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966 in San Angelo, Texas, USA) is a right-handed baseball pitcher for the Chicago Cubs. He is generally thought of as being one of the greatest pitchers in the history of Major League Baseball. He is one of only 22 pitchers in Major... Greg Maddux joins Denton True Young ( March 29, 1867 - November 4, 1955) was the pre-eminent baseball pitcher during the 1890s and 1900s. His nickname Cy is either short for Cyclone (since barns and fences supposedly showed cyclonic damage after encountering one of his pitches) or for a generic term of the time... Cy Young as the only pitchers in major league history to 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. An exception to this is... win 15 or more games in 15 consecutive seasons.
    • Frederick Stanley Crime Dog McGriff (born October 31, 1963 in Tampa, Florida) is a left-handed Major League Baseball player who has starred for several teams since the mid-1980s. A power-hitting first baseman, the 5-time All-Star became, in 1992, the first player since the dead ball... Fred McGriff become the first major league player to hit 30 homers for five different teams, and the first in homered in 42 different ballparks.
  • September 29 is the 272nd day of the year (273rd in leap years). There are 93 days remaining. Events 61 BC - Pompey the Great celebrates his third triumph, for victories over the pirates and the end of the Mithridatic Wars on his 45th birthday. 48 BC - Ptolemy XIII of Egypt... September 29 - José Albert Pujols (born January 16, 1980 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player with the St. Louis Cardinals. Born in poverty in the Dominican Republic, Pujolss family emigrated to the United States in the early 1990s, first to New York City and then later... Albert Pujols becomes the fourth hitter in major leagues, and the first batter since Ted Williams & Tom Yawkey Theodore Samuel Ted Williams (August 30, 1918 - July 5, 2002), also called The Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame or The Kid, was a Baseball Hall of Famer who spent 19 seasons, twice interrupted by military service, with the Boston Red Sox. Williams was a two-time... Ted Williams in 1939–40, to collect more than 250 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. There are certain exceptions: a player does not receive an RBI if he hits into a double play, if an error is charged on... runs batted in in his first two seasons in the majors. Pujols drove in 257 runs in his first two campaigns. Joseph Paul DiMaggio (born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio November 25, 1914 in Martinez, California - March 8, 1999 in Hollywood, Florida) was an American baseball player. A picture player at bat and in center field, many rate his 56-game hitting streak (from May 15 - July 16, 1941) as the top baseball... Joe DiMaggio holds the record with 292 RBI, David Dale Alexander (April 26, 1903, Greenville, TN - March 2, 1979, Greenville) was a professional baseball player for the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox. Dale was one of the greatest hitters in baseball for a short time but was such a terrible fielder that he could not stick in... Dale Alexander is second with 272, and Williams is third with 258.

October-December

  • October 2nd is the 275th day (276th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 90 days remaining. Events 1100-1899 1187 - Saladin captures Jerusalem after 88 years of Crusader rule. 1535 - Jacques Cartier discovers Montreal, Quebec. 1780 - American Revolutionary War: British spy John Andre is hanged... October 2 - The Seibu Lions (in Kanji, 西武ライオンズ) are a professional baseball team in Japans Pacific League and are owned by Yoshiaki Tsutsumi, who was once listed as the worlds richest man. Founded: 1950 Formerly known as: Nishitetsu Clippers (1950), Nishitetsu Lions (1951-1972... Seibu Lions 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. A first baseman is the player on the team... first baseman Alex Cabrera (born December 24, 1971 in Caripito, Sucre State, Venezuela) is a first baseman and right-handed batter who played in Major League Baseball for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Currently, he plays in the Japanese baseball. Cabrera was signed by the Chicago Cubs as an amateur free agent in 1991... Alex Cabrera hits his 55th 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, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. Home runs are among the most popular aspects... home run of the season, off Osaka pitcher Akira Okamoto, to tie the The Pacific League (パシフィック・リーグ Pashifikku Riigu) is one of Japans two major professional baseball leagues (the other is the Central League). It is often referred to as the Pa League in Japanese. It was founded as the Taiheiyo Baseball Union... Japanese League record set by Sadaharu Oh Sadaharu Oh (王貞治 Ō Sadaharu, born May 20, 1940) was a professional baseball player and manager. He is one of Japans most revered sports heroes, although he has never had Japanese citizenship and holds a Republic of China passport. Oh born in Tokyo, Japan, was... Sadaharu Oh in See also: 1963 in sports, 1965 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Great Britain 24... 1964 and matched by Karl Tuffy Rhodes (born August 21, 1968, in Cincinnati, Ohio) was an outfielder who played in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros, Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox from 1990-1995. A versatile reserve player, Rhodes was a good-fielding utility and left-handed pinch hitter. His only season... Tuffy Rhodes last year. Like Rhodes, Cabrera will see few good pitches for the remaining games.
  • October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. Events 600-1899 625 - Honorius I becomes Pope. 1644 - Second Battle of Newbury in the English Civil War. 1795 - The United States and Spain sign the Treaty of Madrid... October 27 - The For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a Major League Baseball franchise based in Anaheim, California and aligned in the Western Division of the American League. They are informally referred to as the Halos. Founded: 1961 (American League expansion... Anaheim Angels win their first The 2002 World Series was among the classic matchups in the history of the Series. The Anaheim Angels (American League) and San Francisco Giants) National League) competed for the championship, representing the first time two wildcard teams would vie for the elusive title. It was a mettle-forging comeback, for... World Series ever as they defeat the San Francisco Giants AAA Fresno Grizzlies AA Norwich Navigators A San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes R Arizona Giants Edit this box The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. They are in the Western Division of the National League. Founded... San Francisco Giants, 4–1, in Game 7. Rookie This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. If an article link referred you here, you might want to go back and fix it to point directly to the intended page. In the game of baseball the player... pitcher John Lackey gets the Series–clinching win. Garret Anderson's bases loaded In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. Typically, a double... double in the 3rd inning scores three runs for Anaheim. Troy Edward Glaus (born August 3, 1976 in Newport Beach, California) is a Major League Baseball third baseman who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Previously, Glaus played with the Anaheim Angels (1998-2004). He bats and throws right-handed. In a seven-season career, Glaus is a .253 hitter with... Troy Glaus is named Series MVP.
  • November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining. Events 1700-1899 1718 - Off the coast of Virginia, English pirate Edward Teach (best known as Blackbeard) is killed in battle when a British boarding party cornered and... November 22 - The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. They are in the Central Division of the National League. Founded: 1962 (National League expansion) Formerly known as: Houston Colt .45s (1962-1964). The team changed its name to the Astros when the team began to play... Astros The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e.g., Roberto Clemente was a right fielder). In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the right fielder is assigned the number 9. Outfielders must cover... right fielder Richard José Hidalgo [e-DAHL-go] (born June 28, 1975 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right fielder who plays for the Texas Rangers. Previously, he played with the Houston Astros (1997-2004) and New York Mets (2004). He bats and throws right-handed. Hidalgo is a powerful... Richard Hidalgo is shot in the left forearm during a carjacking in The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela)1 is a country in northern South America.2 It borders the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the west. Off the Venezuelan coast are... Venezuela. He is released from the hospital and is expected to go to Houston redirects here. This article refers to the largest city of Texas. For other meanings of the word, please see Houston (disambiguation). Skyline of Downtown Houston from Eleanor Tinsley Park Located in southeast Texas, Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and one of the two largest... Houston for more tests.
  • November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 36 days remaining. Events 1000-1899 1034 - Malcolm II of Scotland died. Duncan, the son of his second daughter, instead of Macbeth, the son of his eldest daughter, inherited the... November 25 - The Red Sox sign 28-year–old Theo N. Epstein (born December 29, 1973) was appointed General Manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2002. At 28, he became the youngest GM in the history of the Major Leagues. Epstein is a graduate of Yale University, majoring in American Studies, and has a law degree from the... Theo Epstein as their new The general manager in the sense contemplated in this article is the executive of a professional sports team responsible primarily for acquiring the rights to player personnel, negotiation of their contracts and reassignment or dismissal of players no longer desired on the team. Many other businesses have a person referred... general manager. He becomes the youngest GM in major league history.
  • December 2 is the 336th day (337th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 29 days remaining. Events 1409 - The University of Leipzig opened. 1755 - The second Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed by fire. 1804 - At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte is crowned as... December 2:
    • In support of a national strike, the The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (Spanish: República Bolivariana de Venezuela)1 is a country in northern South America.2 It borders the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Guyana to the east, Brazil to the south, and Colombia to the west. Off the Venezuelan coast are... Venezuelan professional league suspends its games. Many of the eight teams in the league belong to news media owners opposed to President President Hugo Chávez Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías (born July 28, 1954) is the President of Venezuela. A former paratroop lieutenant-colonel who led an unsuccessful coup détat in 1992, he was elected president in 1999. During his presidency, Venezuela has seen sweeping... Hugo Chávez. When the strike continues, the league will cancel its season on January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. It is still celebrated as New Years Eve by those on the Julian calendar. There are 352 days remaining (353 in a leap year). Events 888 - Odo, Count of Paris becomes King of the Franks. 1328... January 13, This year in baseball: 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-June February 15: Alex Rodriguez is traded to the New York Yankees. April 12: Barry Bonds ties his godfather Willie Mays for third on the all-time career home runs list with his 660th home run coming in the fifth... 2004.
    • In the biggest In sports, a free agent is a player whose contract with a team has run out and is now free to sign with another team. The term came into wide use after most player contracts with sports leagues no longer contained a reserve clause. In some leagues, there is a... free agent signing this year, the Phillies sign Indians first baseman James Howard Jim Thome (born August 27, 1970 in Peoria, Illinois) is a Major League baseball player who currently plays for the Philadelphia Phillies. Thome originally played for the Cleveland Indians, joining the team for the first time in 1991 as a third baseman. In 1997, when the Indians traded... Jim Thome to a 6-year contract.

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. In the United States, the awarding of the Most Valuable Player Award (or MVP) in Major... Most Valuable Player
    • Miguel Odalis Tejada Martínez (born May 25, 1976) is currently the shortstop of the Baltimore Orioles Major League Baseball team. Miguel grew up in extreme poverty in Bani, a city approximately 40 miles southwest of Santo Domingo, capital of the Dominican Republic. His childhood was difficult, but he always... Miguel Tejada (AL)
    • Bonds at the plate Photo: Agência Brasil Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants; he is most famous for his home run hitting. He holds the record for most homers in a season with 73... Barry Bonds (NL)
  • In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. The award was first introduced in 1956 by Commissioner Ford Frick in honor of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young who passed away in 1955. The award was originally given to... Cy Young
    • Barry William Zito (born May 13, 1978, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA) is a pitcher with the Oakland Athletics baseball club. In 2002, he won the Cy Young Award for outstanding pitcher in the American League. A left hander, Zito throws a 90 mph fastball, a changeup and an excellent curveball... Barry Zito (AL)
    • Randall David Randy Johnson (born September 10, 1963 in Walnut Creek, California) is a left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. He is most noted for his stature (at 610 (2.08 m), he is the tallest player to ever play in the Majors) and one of the meanest... Randy Johnson (NL)
  • In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. Awarding began in 1947, coincidentally the year in which Jackie Robinson endured the toughest rookie year in baseball history. Fittingly, he won the award. The award... Rookie of the Year
    • Eric Scott Hinske (born August 5, 1977 in Menasha, Wisconsin) is a Major League Baseball player. Originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 17th round of the 1998 amateur draft, Hinske was traded to the Oakland Athletics and Toronto Blue Jays before seeing big league play. On December 7... Eric Hinske (AL)
    • Jason Jennings (NL)
  • 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. The award was introduced to baseball in 1983. The award is voted on by 28 members of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Each places... Manager of the Year
    • Michael Lorri Scioscia (born November 27, 1958 in Upper Darby Township, Pennsylvania) is a former catcher and current manager in Major League Baseball. He spent several years as a catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, taking over the position from Steve Yeager and earning World Series rings in 1981 and... Mike Scioscia (AL)
    • Anthony LaRussa, Jr. (born October 4, 1944, in Manhasset, New York) is a manager in Major League Baseball, currently with the St. Louis Cardinals. He is one of six managers in history to win pennants with both American and National League teams; through the 2004 season, he ranks sixth in... Tony La Russa (NL)

Books

  • Win Shares is a book (ISBN 1931584036) about baseball written by Bill James, published by STATS, Inc. in 2002. It takes a sabermetric approach to evaluating the contribution of individual players to their teams overall performance, and focuses primarily on the many formulae involved in computing the final number, as... Win Shares, by This article is about Bill James, the baseball writer and father of sabermetrics. For other individuals with the same name, see Bill James (disambiguation). Bill James (born June 18, 1949 at Mayetta, Kansas) is an important and influential baseball writer, and is its most influential statistician. Since 1977, James has... Bill James, presenting the Sabermetrics is the analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics. The term is derived from the acronym SABR, which stands for the Society for American Baseball Research. It was coined by Bill James, who has been its most enthusiastic (and by far its most famous) proponent. From David... sabermetrician's new system for evaluating player performance.

Deaths

January-March

  • January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 334 days remaining, (335 in leap years). Also, this is the final day of January. Events 1504 - France cedes Naples to Aragon. 1606 - Gunpowder Plot: Guy Fawkes is executed for his plotting against Parliament and... January 31 - Harry Chiti, 69, who spent parts of 10 seasons at the Major League level as a The position of the catcher Catcher is a position played in baseball. The catcher crouches behind home plate and receives the ball from the pitcher. In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the catcher is assigned the number 2. Catching is arguably the most difficult and important task... catcher for the Chicago Cubs National League AAA Iowa Cubs AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx A Daytona Cubs Peoria Chiefs Boise Hawks R Mesa Cubs The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago. They are in the Central Division of the National League. Founded: 1870, as an independent professional... Chicago Cubs.
  • February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 323 days remaining, 324 in leap years. Events 660 BC - Traditional founding date of Japan by Emperor Jimmu Tenno. 731 - Gregory II ends his reign as Pope. 824 - Paschal I ends his reign as Pope... February 11 - Frankie Crosetti, 91, an 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 All-Star Game usually occurs in mid-July and marks the middle of the Major League Baseball season. The venue is chosen by Major... All-Star and the longest serving member of the The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. They are in the Eastern Division of the American League. The Yankees have won 26 World Series in 39 appearances; the St. Louis Cardinals and the Oakland Athletics are tied for second with... New York Yankees, who played and coached for the franchise over a span of 37 seasons.
  • March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (71st in Leap year). There are 295 days remaining. Events up to 19th century 1513 - Leo X is elected pope. 1649 - The Frondeurs (rebels) and the French government sign the Peace of Rueil. 1702 - The first regular... March 11 - Al Cowens, 50, an All-Star and In American baseball, the Rawlings Gold Glove Award, usually referred to simply as the Gold Glove, is the award annually given to the Major League player judged to be the most superior individual fielding performance at each position (in each league), as voted by the managers and coaches in each... Gold Glove The position of the right fielder A right fielder, abbreviated RF, is the outfielder in baseball who plays defense in right field (e.g., Roberto Clemente was a right fielder). In the numbering system used to record defensive plays, the right fielder is assigned the number 9. Outfielders must cover... right fielder who played with the The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1969 (American League expansion) Home ballpark: Kauffman Stadium (part of the Truman Sports Complex) Uniform colors: Royal Blue, black, and white Logo design: Entwined... Kansas City Royals, For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a Major League Baseball franchise based in Anaheim, California and aligned in the Western Division of the American League. They are informally referred to as the Halos. Founded: 1961 (American League expansion... California Angels, The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1893, in the minor Western League. In 1900 that league became the American League. Home ballpark: Comerica Park Uniform colors: Navy blue, White, and Orange Logo... Detroit Tigers and The Seattle Mariners are a Major League Baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. They are in the Western Division of the American League. Founded: 1977 (American League expansion) Home ballpark: Safeco Field (1999-present), Kingdome (1977-1999). Uniform colors: Navy Blue, Emerald Green, Silver Logo design: A baseball on an... Seattle Mariners in a 13-year career.
  • March 12 is the 71st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (72nd in Leap years). There are 294 days remaining. Events 515 BC - Construction is completed on the Temple in Jerusalem. 1664 - New Jersey becomes a colony of Britain. 1894 - Coca-Cola is sold in bottles for the... March 12 - Steve Gromek, 82, an All-Star pitcher winner of 123 games in a 17-year career, and a member of the The 1948 World Series matched the Cleveland Indians, who had won the American League pennant in a one-game playoff against the Boston Red Sox, and the Boston Braves, who had won the National League pennant for the first time since the Miracle Braves team of 1914. The Indians won... 1948 World Champion The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1901 (charter American League member) Formerly known as: the Cleveland Blues (1901), Broncos or possibly Bronchos (1902) and Naps (1903-1914). They were called the Blues... Cleveland Indians.
  • March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). There are 282 days remaining. Events up to 19th century 1603 - James I becomes King of England. 1765 - American Revolutionary War: The Kingdom of Great Britain passes the Quartering Act that requires the... March 24 - Minnie Rojas, 63, 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. Relievers are further divided informally into closers, middle relief pitchers... relief pitcher for the California Angels, who in 1967 finished with 27 To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. Hockey A save in hockey is the successful blocking of a shot on goal by a goaltender. Baseball In baseball statistics the term save is used to indicate the successful maintenance of a lead by... saves to lead the 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. It developed from a minor league, the Western League, that aspired to major league status, was formed on January... American League, and also set a team record that was broken by Donnie Moore (1954-1989) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1975 to 1988. He played for five different Major League teams, but is most remembered for the home run he gave up as a California Angel during game five of the 1986 American League Championship Series, preventing the Angels... Donnie Moore in 1985 with 31 saves.

April-June

  • April 3 is the 93rd day of the year (94th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 272 days remaining. Events 33 - Crucifixion of Jesus (traditional date) 1559 - The treaty, Peace of Cateau-Cambrésis, is signed, ending the Italian Wars. 1860 - The first successful Pony Express run... April 3 - Karl Swason, 100, a The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1893, as the Sioux City, Iowa franchise in the minor Western League. Moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, then again to Chicago in 1900 when that... White Sox The position of the second baseman A second baseman often ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. Also called 2B, or second bagger, the second baseman often possesses quick hands and feet, needs the ability to get... second baseman, who at the time of his death was the oldest living former Major League Baseball player.
  • May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). There are 217 days remaining. Events 585 BC - A solar eclipse occurs, as predicted by Thales, while Alyattes is battling Cyaxares, leading to a truce. This is one of the cardinal dates from... May 28 - Wes Westrum, 79, a two-time All-Star catcher who played with the The New York Giants are a National Football League team originating in New York City, but currently based in New Jersey. (For the major league baseball team once known as the New York Giants, see San Francisco Giants. For the short-lived 1921 team, see Brickleys Giants) Founded: The... New York Giants and managed the The New York Mets are a Major League Baseball team based in the borough of Queens in New York City. They are in the Eastern Division of the National League. Founded: 1962 (National League expansion) Home ballpark: Shea Stadium (1964-present) Former home ballpark: Polo Grounds (1962-1963) Uniform colors... New York Mets and San Francisco Giants AAA Fresno Grizzlies AA Norwich Navigators A San Jose Giants Augusta GreenJackets Salem-Keizer Volcanoes R Arizona Giants Edit this box The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. They are in the Western Division of the National League. Founded... San Francisco Giants.
  • June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. Events 1100-1899 1178 - Five Canterbury monks see what was possibly the Giordano Bruno crater being formed. It is believed that the current oscillations of the moons distance... June 18 - John Francis Jack Buck (August 21, 1924 - June 18, 2002), born in Holyoke, Massachusetts, was a Hall of Fame sportscaster who is best known for his work announcing Major League Baseball games of the St. Louis Cardinals for KMOX radio. His most famous calls include Kirk Gibsons dramatic game... Jack Buck, 77, one of most distinctive voices in sports.
  • June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. Events Up to 1 BC 217 BC - Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom 168 BC - Battle of Pydna: Romans... June 22:
    • Darryl Kile (December 2, 1968 - June 22, 2002) was a Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher with the St. Louis Cardinals. He was known for his hard-breaking curveball. Born in Garden Grove, California, Kile died in a Chicago hotel of coronary disease. He was the first major league player... Darryl Kile, 33, a three-time All-Star pitcher who threw a In baseball, a no-hitter refers to a game in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting a hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the current Major League Baseball definition. A pitcher who prevents the opposing... no-hitter as a member of the The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. They are in the Central Division of the National League. Founded: 1962 (National League expansion) Formerly known as: Houston Colt .45s (1962-1964). The team changed its name to the Astros when the team began to play... Houston Astros, died in his sleep as his The St. Louis Cardinals was also the name of a National Football League team based in Saint Louis, Missouri, which moved and became the Phoenix Cardinals (now known as the Arizona Cardinals) in 1988. The St. Louis Cardinals are an American Major League Baseball team based in Saint Louis, Missouri... St. Louis Cardinals team prepared to continue a series at (1914-1915), (1921-1970) Wrigley Field (1060 W. Addison Street, Chicago, Illinois) is a sports stadium which was built in 1914 for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales. Original named Weeghman Park for the owner, Charles Weeghman, the field became the home of the Chicago Cubs following... Wrigley Field.
    • Ron Kline, 70, a relief pitcher who spent 17 seasons over 19 years in Major League Baseball, mostly with the This article is on the baseball team. For the National Hockey League team ( 1925 - 1930), see Philadelphia Quakers. Also, the National Football Leagues Pittsburgh Steelers were named the Pirates from 1933 to 1940. Pittsburgh Pirates National League AAA Indianapolis Indians AA Altoona Curve A Lynchburg Hillcats Hickory Crawdads Williamsport... Pittsburgh Pirates, compiling a 114-144 record and 108 saves.
  • June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 187 days remaining. Events 1700-1899 1709 - Peter the Great defeats Charles XII of Sweden at the Battle of Poltava. 1759 - General James Wolfe starts siege of Quebec. 1844 - Joseph Smith, Jr... June 27 - Ralph Erickson, a Pirates pitcher, who with the death of Karl Swanson on April 3, 2002 became baseball's oldest living player, died two days after his 100th birthday.
  • June 30 is the 181st day of the year (182nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 184 days remaining. Events 1600-1899 1651 - Battle of Beresteczko ends with Polish victory. 1805 - The U.S. Congress organizes Michigan Territory. 1864 - Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for public... June 30 - Pete Gray, 77, an outfielder who played in major league for the (For the 1901-02 American League team known as the Baltimore Orioles, see New York Yankees.) There were also a 19th-century National League team and a 20th-century minor league team named the Baltimore Orioles. For the bird the team is named for, see Baltimore Oriole. Baltimore Orioles AAA... St. Louis Browns with just one arm.

July-September

  • July 5 is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 179 days remaining. Events 1610 - John Guy sets sail from Bristol with 39 other colonists for Newfoundland. 1687 - Isaac Newtons Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica is published. 1803 - The convention of Artlenburg... July 5 - Ted Williams & Tom Yawkey Theodore Samuel Ted Williams (August 30, 1918 - July 5, 2002), also called The Splendid Splinter, Teddy Ballgame or The Kid, was a Baseball Hall of Famer who spent 19 seasons, twice interrupted by military service, with the Boston Red Sox. Williams was a two-time... Ted Williams, 83, a 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... Hall of Fame member who played his entire career with the Boston Red Sox American League AAA Pawtucket Red Sox AA Portland Sea Dogs A Wilmington Blue Rocks Greenville Bombers Lowell Spinners R Gulf Coast Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. They are in the American League East Division. They are... Boston Red Sox, and who accomplishments included two In baseball, the Triple Crown refers to: A batter who (at seasons end) leads the league in three major categories -- home runs, runs batted in, and batting average. A pitcher who (at seasons end) leads the league in three major categories -- earned run average, victories, and strike outs... Triple Crowns, two 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. In the United States, the awarding of the Most Valuable Player Award (or MVP) in Major... MVP awards and six Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. Batting average in baseball In baseball, the batting average is defined as the ratio of hits to at bats. The Major League Baseball batting average championship is awarded to the... batting crowns, including a .406 season in 1941 (the last major league player to hit .400 in a single season).
  • August 5 is the 217th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (218th in leap years), with 148 days remaining. Events 642 - Battle of Maserfeld - Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Bernicia 1100 - Henry I crowned King of England in Westminster Abbey 1305 - William Wallace, who led... August 5 - Darrell Ray Porter (January 17, 1952-August 5, 2002), American baseball player, was one of the first American professional athletes to publicly admit he had a problem with substance abuse. Born in Joplin, Missouri, Porter made his debut on September 2, 1971 with the Milwaukee Brewers at age 20. He... Darrell Porter, 50, a four-time All-Star catcher and the MVP of the The 1982 World Series matched the St. Louis Cardinals against the Milwaukee Brewers, with the Cardinals winning in seven games. Umpires: Lee Weyer (NL), Bill Haller (AL), John Kibler (NL), Dave Phillips (AL), Satch Davidson (NL), Jim Evans (AL) Series MVP: Darrell Porter Game 1 October 12, 1982 at Busch... 1982 World Series.
  • August 12 is the 224th day of the year (225th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 141 days remaining. Events 1000-1899 1099 -- First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders defeat Saracens and the Kingdom of Jerusalem is established under Godfrey of Bouillon. 1323 - Treaty of Nö... August 12 - Enos Bradsher Slaughter (April 26, 1916 - August 12, 2002) was an American baseball player. Nicknamed Country, he batted over .300 for 19 seasons as a Major League player, the last 13 of those seasons with the St. Louis Cardinals. Born in Roxboro, North Carolina, he joined the Cardinals in 1938... Enos Slaughter, 86, a Hall of Fame member and a 10-consecutive All-Star, who played for a number of winning teams including the Cardinals and Yankees.
  • August 16 is the 228th day of the year (229th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. There are 137 days remaining. Events 1700-1899 1777 - American troops. 1780 - American Revolutionary War: Battle of Camden _ The British defeat the Americans near Camden, South Carolina. 1812 - War of 1812: American... August 16 - John Junior Roseboro (May 13, 1933 - August 16, 2002) was a Major League Baseball catcher and coach. He was born in Ashland, Ohio. Career A left-handed-hitter, Roseboro had a lifetime .249 batting average with 104 home runs and 548 RBI in 1585 games played with the Brooklyn and... John Roseboro, 69, who followed Roy Campanella (November 19, 1921 - June 26, 1993) was an American catcher in the Negro leagues and Major League Baseball. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His father was of Italian descent; his mother was African American, and so he was barred from Major League Baseball until, in 1947, African... Roy Campanella as the Dodgers' full-time catcher, and who is well remembered for his scuffle with Juan Antonio Marichal Sánchez (born October 20, 1937 in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic), better known as Juan Marichal, was a Major League Baseball starting pitcher known for his high leg kick and dominating stuff, and his intimidation tactics, which included aiming pitches directly at the opposing batters helmets. Marichal... Juan Marichal.
  • August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. Events 1300-1899 1305 - William Wallace was executed. 1328 - Battle of Kassel: French troops stop an uprising of Flemish farmers 1566 - Calvinists are granted rights in the Netherlands 1614... August 23 - James Hoyt Wilhelm (July 26, 1923 - August 23, 2002) was a pitcher in major league baseball. Born in Huntersville, North Carolina, he was best known for his knuckleball, which enabled him to have great longevity, occasionally as a starting pitcher but mainly as a specialist relief man (in which role... Hoyt Wilhelm, 79, the first relief pitcher inducted to the Hall of Fame, and a five-time All-Star who pitched for 21 seasons for nine teams, but spent most of his career with the The New York Giants are a National Football League team originating in New York City, but currently based in New Jersey. (For the major league baseball team once known as the New York Giants, see San Francisco Giants. For the short-lived 1921 team, see Brickleys Giants) Founded: The... New York Giants, Baltimore Orioles American League AAA Ottawa Lynx AA Bowie Baysox A Frederick Keys Delmarva Shorebirds Aberdeen IronBirds R Bluefield Orioles Sarasota Orioles The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. They are in the Eastern Division of the American League. Founded: 1893, as the Milwaukee... Baltimore Orioles and The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1893, as the Sioux City, Iowa franchise in the minor Western League. Moved to St. Paul, Minnesota, then again to Chicago in 1900 when that... Chicago White Sox.
  • September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). There are 97 days remaining. Events 275 - M. Claudius Tacitus appointed Roman emperor by the senate. 303 - On a voyage preaching the gospel, Saint Fermin of Pamplona was beheaded in Amiens, France. 1066 - Battle of Stamford Bridge... September 25 - Ray Hayworth, 98, a catcher who spent 15 seasons in major legues; was a member of the The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. They are in the Central Division of the American League. Founded: 1893, in the minor Western League. In 1900 that league became the American League. Home ballpark: Comerica Park Uniform colors: Navy blue, White, and Orange Logo... Detroit teams that won the World Series in See also: 1933 in sports, 1935 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball July 10 - In the second Major League Baseball All-Star Game, played at the Polo Grounds in New York City, left-handed pitcher Carl Hubbell sets a record by striking out Babe Ruth, Lou... 1934 and See also: 1934 in sports, 1936 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball On May 25, Babe Ruth has a last hurrah, hitting three home runs against the Pittsburgh Pirates.The final one, the last of his 714 career home runs, sets a baseball record that stood... 1935; set a record of 439 consecutive chances without an error that was later broken by Lawrence Peter Yogi Berra (born May 12, 1925) is a former catcher and manager in Major League Baseball who played almost his entire career for the New York Yankees. He is one of only four players to be named the Most Valuable Player of the American League three times, and... Yogi Berra, and who at the time of his death, was the oldest living major league player.

October-December

  • October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 72 days remaining. Events 1700-1899 1740 - Maria Theresa takes the throne of Austria. France, Prussia, Bavaria and Saxony refuse to honour the Pragmatic Sanction and the War of the Austrian Succession... October 20 - Melvin Leroy Harder (October 15, 1909 - October 20, 2002), nicknamed Chief, was a Major League Baseball right-handed starting pitcher who later became a highly regarded pitching coach. He spent 36 seasons with the Cleveland Indians: as a player between 1928 and 1947, and later as a coach from 1949... Mel Harder, 93, a four-time All-Star pitcher and a 223 games winner during a 20-year career with the Cleveland Indians.
  • November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. Events 1444 - Battle of Varna: The crusading forces of King Ladislaus III of Poland (or Ulaszlo I of Hungary) are crushed by the Turks under Sultan Murad II and... November 10 - Ken Raffensberger, 85, an All-Star pitcher who in a 15-year pitching career won 119 games with a 3.60 In baseball statistics, earned run average (denoted by ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. It is determined by multiplying the number of earned runs allowed by nine and dividing by the number of innings pitched. Henry Chadwick is credited with... ERA for the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs, The Philadelphia Phillies are a Major League Baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They play in the Eastern Division of the National League. Founded: 1883 The teams name is the longest continuous name in all professional sports. Newspaper writers tried to change the name to Quakers or Live Wires... Philadelphia Phillies and Cincinnati Reds National League AAA Louisville Bats AA Chattanooga Lookouts A Sarasota Reds Dayton Dragons R Billings Mustangs GCL Reds The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They are in the Central Division of the National League. Founded: 1869, 1882, or 1890, depending on... Cincinnati Reds.
  • December 1 is the 335th (in leap years the 336th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 30 days remaining. Events 1640 - Portugal regains its independence from Spain and João IV of Portugal becomes king. 1822 - Peter I is crowned as Emperor of Brazil. 1824... December 1 - Dave McNally, 60, a left-handed pitcher who was a crucial component to the Orioles' dynastic run from 1966 to 1971, and who had also refused to sign a contract for 1975 and help the Players Association in making a better case for free agency.
  • December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 16 days remaining. Events 533 - The Battle of Ticameron begins 687 - St. Sergius I becomes Pope 1791 - The United States Bill of Rights is passed 1891 - James Naismith introduces basketball 1914... December 15 - Dick Stuart, 70, a 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. A first baseman is the player on the team... first baseman with the Pirates, Red Sox, Phillies, Mets, Dodgers and Angels, who hit .264 in his career with 228 home runs and 743 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. There are certain exceptions: a player does not receive an RBI if he hits into a double play, if an error is charged on... RBI, and became the first major league player to hit 30 home runs and drive in 100 runs in both leagues.

See also

  • A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium in Saint Louis, Missouri. Baseball is a team sport, in which a fist-sized ball is thrown by a player called a pitcher and hit with a bat. Scoring involves running and touching markers on the ground called bases. The ball... Baseball
  • Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. More specifically, Major League Baseball (MLB) refers to the entity that operates North Americas two top leagues, the National League and the American League, by means of a joint organizational structure which has... Major League Baseball
  • Part of the History of baseball series. A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor leagues are baseball leagues which are at a lower pay level and play in smaller cities and towns than do Major League Baseball. In North America, most but not all of... Minor league baseball
  • See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. wins the season championship. Indianapolis 500 - Hélio Castroneves |CART Racing - Cristiano da Matta... 2002 in sports

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