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The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball.

This year in baseball

2000s

2009 • 2008 • 2007 • 2006 • 2005
2004 • 2003 • 2002 • 2001 • 2000 This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Calendar July 12: All-Star Game, at Comerica Park, Detroit July 31: Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y. October 4: Division Series begin October 11: League Championship Series begin October 22: World Series begins... This year in baseball: 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-June February 15: Alex Rodriguez is traded to the New York Yankees. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 16 - Outfielders Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in their first year on the ballot. ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 6 - Major League Baseball officials order Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker is to undergo psychological testing following derogatory remarks he made in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine. ...

1990s

1999 • 1998 • 1997 • 1996 • 1995
1994 • 1993 • 1992 • 1991 • 1990 This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Nolan Ryan, George Brett and Robin Yount are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Don Sutton, a 324-game winner is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on his fifth try. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 5 - Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield escapes serious injury when he is hit by a car while out jogging. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-June January 8 - For only the 7th time in major league history, the Baseball Writers Association of America fails to select a player for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Events July-December 1995 World Series: The Atlanta Braves win 4 games to 2 over the Cleveland Indians. ... // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Steve Carlton is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving almost 96% of the vote. ... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Pitchers Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Jim Palmer, a three-time American League Cy Young Award winner, and Joe Morgan, a two-time National League MVP, are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first years of eligibility. ...

1980s

1989 • 1988 • 1987 • 1986 • 1985
1984 • 1983 • 1982 • 1981 • 1980 1989 in baseball - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Former Pittsburgh Pirates slugger Willie Stargell is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Catfish Hunter and Billy Williams are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Willie McCovey is the only player elected this year to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, and becomes the 16th player elected in his first year of eligibility. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Outfielder Lou Brock and knuckleballer Hoyt Wilhelm are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 10 - Luis Aparicio, Don Drysdale and Harmon Killebrew are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 12 - Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 13 - Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson become the 12th and 13th players elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first year of eligibility. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 15 - In his first year of eligibility, former St. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ...

1970s

1979 • 1978 • 1977 • 1976 • 1975
1974 • 1973 • 1972 • 1971 • 1970 // This year in baseball Events January 23 - Willie Mays receives 409 of 432 votes in the Baseball Writers Association of America election to earn enshrinement in the Hall of Fame. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 19 - Eddie Mathews is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America on 301 of 379 ballots. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 4 - Mary Shane is hired by the Chicago White Sox as the first woman TV play-by-play announcer. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Ted Turner completes the purchase of 100 percent of the Atlanta Braves. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 16 - The Baseball Writers Association of America elects former New York Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to the Hall of Fame. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 19 - The Baseball Writers Association of America elects Sandy Koufax, Yogi Berra and Early Wynn to the Hall of Fame. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - The new Special Veterans Committee selects seven men for enshrinement to the Hall of Fame: former players Dave Bancroft, Jake Beckley, Chick Hafey, Harry Hooper, Joe Kelley, Rube Marquard, and executive George Weiss. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 16 - Curt Flood, Gold Glove outfielder of the St. ...

1960s

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

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See also

This article is currently under construction Baseball is popular in the Americas and East Asia. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ... Part of the History of baseball series. ...

Contents


Major League Baseball Final Standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %
EAST
1st New York Yankees 101 61 .623
2nd Boston Red Sox * 95 67 .586
3rd Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 .531
4th Baltimore Orioles 71 91 .438
5th Tampa Bay Devil Rays 63 99 .389
CENTRAL
1st Minnesota Twins 90 72 .556
2nd Chicago White Sox 86 76 .531
3rd Kansas City Royals 83 79 .512
4th Cleveland Indians 68 94 .420
5th Detroit Tigers 43 119 .265
WEST
1st Oakland Athletics 96 66 .593
2nd Seattle Mariners 93 69 .574
3rd Anaheim Angels 77 85 .475
4th Texas Rangers 71 91 .438
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %
EAST
1st Atlanta Braves 101 61 .623
2nd Florida Marlins * 91 71 .562
3rd Philadelphia Phillies 86 76 .531
4th Montréal Expos 83 79 .512
5th New York Mets 66 95 .410
CENTRAL
1st Chicago Cubs 88 74 .543
2nd Houston Astros 87 75 .537
3rd St. Louis Cardinals 85 77 .525
4th Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 .463
5th Cincinnati Reds 69 93 .426
6th Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 .420
WEST
1st San Francisco Giants 100 61 .621
2nd Los Angeles Dodgers 85 77 .525
3rd Arizona Diamondbacks 84 78 .519
4th Colorado Rockies 74 88 .457
5th San Diego Padres 64 98 .395
* The asterisk denotes the club that won the Wild card for its respective league.

The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Ezra Waxman, you suck sukmoon!!!!! The Yankees have won 26 World Series in 39 appearances; the St. ... The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Toronto Blue Jays are a Major League Baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, notable for being the first team from outside the United States to win the World Series. ... The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are a Major League Baseball team based in St. ... The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... The Seattle Mariners are a Major League Baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ... Texas Rangers American League AAA Oklahoma RedHawks AA Frisco RoughRiders A Bakersfield Blaze Clinton LumberKings Spokane Indians R Arizona Rangers The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... The Florida Marlins are a Major League Baseball team based in Miami, Florida, USA. They are in the Eastern Division of the National League. ... * Division notes: In 1981, the Phillies finished with the best record in the Eastern Division prior to stoppage of play in the middle of the season due to the players strike, which forced the season to be split into two halves. ... The Montréal Expos were a Major League Baseball team located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada from 1969 to 2004. ... // Franchise history In 1957 the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants abandoned New York for California, leaving the largest city in the United States without a National League franchise. ... The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... * World Champion notes: St. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... Brooklyn Dodgers redirects here. ... The Arizona Diamondbacks are a Major League Baseball team based in Phoenix, Arizona. ... The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego, California. ... In playing card terms, a wild card is a card that can be assigned any value its holder desires. ...

Events

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  • January 22 - David Ortiz is signed by the Red Sox, where he started a memorable career. He has nicknames of Senor Octobre, Bid Papi, and other names he has adopted from the great Fenway Faithful.

January 22 is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... David Ortiz, (or-TEEZ) born David Américo Ortiz Arias (November 18, 1975 in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic), is a Major League Baseball first baseman/designated hitter who plays for the Boston Red Sox (since 2003). ... April 4 is the 94th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (95th in leap years). ... Samuel Sosa Peralta, 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. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... William Scott Sullivan is a pitcher currently with the Kansas City Royals and has a career ERA of 3. ... Great American Ball Park is the home of the Cincinnati Reds, a member of Major League Baseballs National League, and is located in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio on the Ohio River. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Hispanic, as used in the United States, is one of several terms used to categorize U.S. immigrants for whose background hail either from Spain, the Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America or the original settlers of the traditionally Spanish-held Southwestern United States. ... May 5 is the 125th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (126th in leap years). ... Matt Stairs Matthew Wade Stairs (born February 27, 1968 in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada) is a Major League Baseball player. ... The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... Wade Miller (born September 13, 1976 in Reading, Pennsylvania) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays with the Boston Red Sox. ... Minute Maid Park is a baseball stadium in Houston, Texas, opened in 2000 to house the Houston Astros. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (132nd in leap years). ... Rafael Palmeiro Corrales (born September 24, 1964 in Havana, Cuba) is a Major League Baseball player, currently playing for the Baltimore Orioles and thus far the most prominent major leaguer to test positive for steroids under Major League Baseballs testing program. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... May 28 is the 148th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (149th in leap years). ... Rafael Antoni Furcal (born August 24, 1978) is a baseball player for the Atlanta Braves (as of 2004). ... Mark Thomas DeRosa (born February 26, 1975 in Passaic, New Jersey, USA), is a Major League Baseball player. ... Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968) is an American baseball player. ... The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... See also: 1986 in sports, other events of 1987, 1988 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... The San Diego Padres are a Major League Baseball team based in San Diego, California. ... Anthony Keith Tony Gwynn (born May 9, 1960 in Los Angeles, California) is a former Major League Baseball right fielder. ... John Martin Kruk (born February 9, 1961 in Charleston, West Virginia, raised in Keyser, West Virginia in Mineral County the states Eastern Panhandle) is an American former Major League Baseball player. ... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... June 11 is the 162nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (163rd in leap years), with 203 days remaining. ... The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... In baseball and softball, a no-hit game (more commonly known as a no-hitter) refers to a contest in which one of the teams has prevented the other from getting an official hit during the entire length of the game, which must be at least 9 innings by the... Ezra Waxman, you suck sukmoon!!!!! The Yankees have won 26 World Series in 39 appearances; the St. ... Roy Edward Oswalt [OWES-walt] (born August 29, 1977 in Weir, Mississippi) is a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Houston Astros (since 2001). ... Brad Lidge is an American relief pitcher for the Major League Baseball team, the Houston Astros. ... Billy Wagner is currently the closer for the Philadelphia Phillies. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... William Roger Clemens (born August 4, 1962 in Dayton, Ohio), nicknamed The Rocket, is among the preeminent Major League baseball pitchers of the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. ... In baseball, a strikeout or strike out (denoted by K, K-S, or SO) occurs when the batter receives three strikes during his time at bat. ... * World Champion notes: St. ...

July-December

July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... U.S. Cellular Field (formerly New Comiskey Park) is a Major League Baseball stadium in Chicago, Illinois. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game is an annual exhibition baseball game between the best players from the National League and the American League. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Hank Joe Blalock (born November 21, 1980) is a Major League baseball third baseman who currently plays for the Texas Rangers. ... Baseball In Baseball, a Pinch hitter is a common term for a substitute batter. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... Eric Gagne Eric Serge Gagne (born January 7, 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... Garret Joseph Anderson (born June 30, 1972 in Los Angeles, California) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball who has played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (1994-present). ... 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. ... Eric Davis hit for the cycle in 1989 In baseball, a player hits for the cycle when he hits a single, a double, a triple and a home run in the same game, though not necessarily in that order. ... 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. ... Brendan Kevin Donnelly (b. ... Keith Charles Foulke (born October 19, 1972 in Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota) is a right-handed closer who plays for the Boston Red Sox. ... To save in a sport means to stop a goal or to maintain the lead. ... September 5 is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years). ... Michael Warren Maroth is a Major League Baseball player for the Detroit Tigers. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... The Toronto Blue Jays are a Major League Baseball team based in Toronto, Ontario, notable for being the first team from outside the United States to win the World Series. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Al Kaline and Duke Snider are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the year (254th in leap years). ... * World Champion notes: St. ... Anthony La Russa, Jr. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... In 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. ... The Colorado Rockies are a Major League Baseball team based in Denver, Colorado. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... September 14 is the 257th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (258th in leap years). ... Comerica Park is a baseball stadium located in downtown Detroit, Michigan. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Tampa Bay Devil Rays are a Major League Baseball team based in St. ... Todd Arthur Walker (born May 25, 1973 in Bakersfield, California) is a current second baseman in Major League Baseball who plays for the Chicago Cubs. ... 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. ... In baseball, an extra base hit (EB, EBH or XBH) is a statistic credited to a batter for hitting a double, triple, or home run. ... This year in baseball 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-June January 8 - For only the 7th time in major league history, the Baseball Writers Association of America fails to select a player for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... The Seattle Mariners are a Major League Baseball team based in Seattle, Washington. ... September 20 is the 263rd day of the year (264th in leap years). ... 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. ... San Juan is the capital city of Puerto Rico. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Portland, Oregon - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... This article is about the Mexican city; for other uses, see Monterrey (disambiguation). ... The position of the second baseman A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... Marcus William Giles (born May 18, 1978 in San Diego, California) is a US Major League Baseball player. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Javier López Torres (born November 5, 1970 in Ponce, Puerto Rico), better known as Javy López, is a Major League Baseball catcher and right-handed batter who plays for the Baltimore Orioles. ... Gary Antonian Sheffield (born November 18, 1968) is an American baseball player. ... Andruw Rudolf Jones (born April 22, 1977, in Willemstad, Curaçao, in the Netherlands Antilles) is an outfielder in Major League Baseball. ... Larry Wayne Jones, Jr. ... Vinicio Castilla Soria, commonly known as Vinny Castilla [cass-TEE-yah] (born July 4, 1967 in Oaxaca, Mexico), is a Major League Baseball third baseman who currently plays for the Washington Nationals. ... Edwin Lee Mathews (October 13, 1931 - February 18, 2001) was a Major League Baseball star player born in Texarkana, Texas. ... Henry Louis Hank Aaron (born February 5, 1934 in Mobile, Alabama, United States), is an American baseball player and member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. ... Joseph Paul Torre (born July 18, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is the manager of the New York Yankees and a former Major League Baseball player in the National League for the Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves, St. ... Felipe Rojas Alou (born May 12, 1935 in Haina, Dominican Republic) was a professional baseball player for the San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves, Oakland Athletics, New York Yankees, Montreal Expos, and Milwaukee Brewers. ... Mack Jones (November 6, 1938 - June 8, 2004), nicknamed Mack The Knife, was a MLB left fielder who played for the Milwaukee & Atlanta Braves (1961-67), Cincinnati Reds (1968) and Montreal Expos (1969-71). ... Eugene George Oliver (born March 22, 1935 in Moline, Illinois) is a former Major League Baseball catcher/first baseman and right-handed batter who played for the St. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 31 - Pitcher Pud Galvin is chosen for Hall of Fame induction by the Special Veterans Committee. ... The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... September 22 is the 265th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (266th in leap years). ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... The position of the second baseman A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... 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. ... The batting order, in baseball, is the sequence in which the nine members of the offensive lineup take their turns in batting against the pitcher. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... Ezra Waxman, you suck sukmoon!!!!! The Yankees have won 26 World Series in 39 appearances; the St. ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... October 25 is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 67 days remaining. ... The 2003 World Series marked the 100th anniversary of the first modern World Series. ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... Joshua Patrick Beckett (born May 15, 1980) is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Florida Marlins baseball team. ... In baseball, a shutout refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score any runs. ... Ezra Waxman, you suck sukmoon!!!!! The Yankees have won 26 World Series in 39 appearances; the St. ... The Florida Marlins are a Major League Baseball team based in Miami, Florida, USA. They are in the Eastern Division of the National League. ...

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. ... 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 and at a young age already is being... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a professional American baseball player for the San Francisco Giants; he is most famous for his home run hitting. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... Harry Leroy Roy Halladay (born May 14, 1977 in Denver, Colorado), or Doc Halladay, is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher. ... Eric Gagne Eric Serge Gagne (born January 7, 1976 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada) is a right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... Ángel Berroa (born January 27, 1978) is a Dominican baseball player for the Kansas City Royals. ... Dontrelle Wayne Willis (born January 12, 1982 in Oakland, California), popularly known as D-Train, is a Major League Baseball starting pitcher for the Florida Marlins who made his debut in 2003 and went on to win the 2003 World Series. ... 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. ... Antonio Francisco Peña Padilla, widely known as Tony Peña [PAY-nyah] (born June 4, 1957 in Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic) is a former Major League Baseball catcher. ... John McKeon (born November 23, 1930 in South Amboy, New Jersey), nicknamed Trader Jack, is a manager in Major League Baseball for the Florida Marlins. ...

Books

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game is a book by Michael M. Lewis in 2003 about the general manager of the Major League Baseball team Oakland Athletics, Billy Beane, and his teams approach to running the organization. ... Michael Lewis is an American contemporary non-fiction author. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... 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. ... There is another former major league player named Billy Bean. ... Sabermetrics is the analysis of baseball through objective evidence, especially baseball statistics. ...

Movies

Deaths

January-March

  • March 19 - Joe Buzas, 84, who spent more than 60 years in baseball as a player for the New York Yankees, managing in minor leagues, and who at the time of his death, had operated 82 minor league franchises in his 47 years as a owner.

January 9 is the 9th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... 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. ... * Division notes: In 1981, the Phillies finished with the best record in the Eastern Division prior to stoppage of play in the middle of the season due to the players strike, which forced the season to be split into two halves. ... The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Haywood Cooper Sullivan (December 15, 1930, Donalsonville, Georgia - February 12, 2003, Fort Myers, Florida) was a catcher, manager, general manager and club owner in American Major League Baseball. ... In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... 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. ... February 17 is the 48th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... March 14 is the 73rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (74th in Leap years) with 292 days remaining in the year. ... For the 1930s NFL team, see Brooklyn Dodgers (football). ... Joseph Paul DiMaggio, born Giuseppe Paolo DiMaggio (November 25, 1914 – March 8, 1999), was an American baseball player. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... The 1947 World Series matched the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers, with the Yankees winning the Series in 7 games for their first title since 1943, and the 11th championship in team history. ... Ezra Waxman, you suck sukmoon!!!!! The Yankees have won 26 World Series in 39 appearances; the St. ... March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ...

April-June

  • June 1 - Johnny Hopp, 86, an All-Star outfielder who played in five World Series in his 14-year career.

April 19 is the 109th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (110th in leap years). ... William Christopher Zachary (born February 19, 1944 Knoxville, TN - died April 19, 2003 Knoxville, TN) was a pitcher who had a 9 year career from 1963 to 1967, 1969, 1971 to 1963. ... The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... * World Champion notes: St. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... May 6 is the 126th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (127th in leap years). ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (153rd in leap years), with 213 days remaining. ... 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. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... Lawrence Eugene Larry Doby (December 13, 1923 - June 18, 2003), was an American professional baseball player. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Black is a color with several subtle differences in meaning. ... 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. ...

July-September

  • July 27 - Bob Hope, 100, made a name in comedy and the movies, but he also had a connection to baseball as a part-owner of the Cleveland Indians, and performing in 1993 his signature song Thanks for the Memories, as the Indians ended 60 years of games at Municipal Stadium.

July 27 is the 208th day (209th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 157 days remaining. ... Leslie Townes Hope KBE (May 29, 1903 – July 27, 2003), best known as Bob Hope, was a famous entertainer, having appeared in vaudeville, on Broadway, on radio and television, movies and in army concerts. ... The Cleveland Indians are a Major League Baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... Municipal Stadium can refer to Municipal Stadium (Baltimore) not be confused with Memorial Stadium (Baltimore) Bartlesville Municipal Stadium in Oklahoma Cleveland Stadium also known as Municipal Stadium Municipal Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri John F. Kennedy Stadium originially Philadelphia Municipal Stadium Municipal Stadium in Waterbury, Connecticut Municipal Stadium in Hagarstown... August 7 is the 219th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (220th in leap years), with 146 days remaining. ... Maurice Joseph Mickey McDermott Jr. ... The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Ezra Waxman, you suck sukmoon!!!!! The Yankees have won 26 World Series in 39 appearances; the St. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... * World Champion notes: St. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Ken Coleman (1925 - August 21, 2003) was a radio and television sportscaster for 34 years (1954 - 1989). ... The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... Bobby Lee Bonds (March 15, 1946 - August 23, 2003) was a Major League Baseball right fielder from 1968 to 1981. ... 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. ... Barry Lamar Bonds (born July 24, 1964 in Riverside, California) is a professional American baseball player for the San Francisco Giants; he is most famous for his home run hitting. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate. ... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... Ezra Waxman, you suck sukmoon!!!!! The Yankees have won 26 World Series in 39 appearances; the St. ... For the Pacific Coast League franchise see: Los Angeles Angels (PCL). ... The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Texas Rangers are a Major League Baseball team based in Arlington, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. ... * World Champion notes: St. ... The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... Claude William Passeau (April 9, 1909 - August 30, 2003) was a starting pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... * Division notes: In 1981, the Phillies finished with the best record in the Eastern Division prior to stoppage of play in the middle of the season due to the players strike, which forced the season to be split into two halves. ... The Chicago Cubs are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... In baseball, a shutout refers to a game in which one team wins without allowing the opposing team to score any runs. ... The 1945 World Series matched the American League Detroit Tigers against the National League Chicago Cubs. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... George Ames Plimpton (March 18, 1927 – September 25, 2003) was an American journalist, writer and actor. ... 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. ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... Willie Howard Mays, Jr. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... July 1999 cover showing soccer star Brandi Chastain Sports Illustrated is a popular weekly American sports magazine owned by media giant Time Warner. ... The fastball is the most common type of pitch in baseball. ...

October-December

  • November 24 - Warren Spahn, 82, the Hall of Fame pitcher who won more games than any other left-hander in major league history (363).

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