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The following are the baseball events of the year 2006 throughout the world.   Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

This year in baseball

2000s

2009 • 2008 • 2007 • 2006 • 2005
2004 • 2003 • 2002 • 2001 • 2000 See also:2006 in sports, 2008 in sports, list of years in sports. Scheduled Events For scheduled events of football (soccer), see: 2007 in football (soccer) January 17-January 27 - The 2007 Winter Universiade, also known as the World Student Games, will take place in Turin, Italy January 24: 2007... The following are the baseball events of the year 2005 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 2004 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This year in baseball: 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 8 - Ozzie Smith is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility. ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 16 - Outfielders Dave Winfield and Kirby Puckett are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in their first year on the ballot. ... This year in baseball: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 Events January-March January 6 - Major League Baseball officials order Atlanta Braves reliever John Rocker is to undergo psychological testing following derogatory remarks he made in an interview with Sports Illustrated magazine. ...

1990s

1999 • 1998 • 1997 • 1996 • 1995
1994 • 1993 • 1992 • 1991 • 1990 The following are the baseball events of the year 1999 throughout the world. ... 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. ... The following are the events of the year 1997 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... 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 following are the baseball events of the year 1995 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1994 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... // This year in baseball Events January - Reggie Jackson is elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, receiving 94% of the vote. ... // This year in baseball Events January 7 - Pitchers Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 8 - Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility. ... // This year in baseball Events January 9 - Jim Palmer, a three-time American League Cy Young Award winner, and Joe Morgan, a two-time National League MVP, are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America in their first years of eligibility. ...

1980s

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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1981 throughout the world. ... 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 The following are the events of the year 1979 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 19 - Eddie Mathews is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America on 301 of 379 ballots. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 4 - Mary Shane is hired by the Chicago White Sox as the first woman TV play-by-play announcer. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 14 - Ted Turner completes the purchase of 100 percent of the Atlanta Braves. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-June January 23 - Ralph Kiner is elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 16 - The Baseball Writers Association of America elects former New York Yankees teammates Mickey Mantle and Whitey Ford to the Hall of Fame. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January-March January 3 - A group of investors, headed by shipbuilder George Steinbrenner, purchases the New York Yankees from CBS for $10 million. ... The following are the events of the year 1972 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... 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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1970 throughout the world. ...

1960s

1969 • 1968 • 1967 • 1966 • 1965
1964 • 1963 • 1962 • 1961 • 1960 The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1968 throughout the world. ... 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. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1965 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1964 throughout the world. ... 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 baseball events of the year 1961 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1960 throughout the world. ...

1950s

1959 • 1958 • 1957 • 1956 • 1955
1954 • 1953 • 1952 • 1951 • 1950 The following are the baseball events of the year 1959 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1958 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year [[= Headline text == = 1957]] throughout the world. ... September 30 Chicago White Sox pitcher Jim Derrington becomes the youngest pitcher in modern history to start a game. ... The following are the events of the year 1955 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1954 throughout the world. ... The following are the events of the year 1953 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the events of the year 1952 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1951 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1950 throughout the world. ...

1940s

1949 • 1948 • 1947 • 1946 • 1945
1944 • 1943 • 1942 • 1941 • 1940 The following are the baseball events of the year 1949 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1948 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1947 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1946 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1945 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1944 throughout the world. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1942 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1941 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1940 throughout the world. ...

1930s

1939 • 1938 • 1937 • 1936 • 1935
1934 • 1933 • 1932 • 1931 • 1930 == July == July 4 = Lou Gehrig day was held at Yankee Stadium,Lou said in his speech that he is the luckiest man on the face of the earth. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1938 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1937 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1936 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1935 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1934 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1933 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1932 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1931 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1930 throughout the world. ...

1920s

1929 • 1928 • 1927 • 1926 • 1925
1924 • 1923 • 1922 • 1921 • 1920 The following are the baseball events of the year 1929 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1928 throughout the world. ... April 12 - President Calvin Coolidge throws out the first ball in Washington D.C. as the Washington Senators lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-2. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1926 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1925 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1924 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1923 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1922 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1921 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1920 throughout the world. ...

1910s

1919 • 1918 • 1917 • 1916 • 1915
1914 • 1913 • 1912 • 1911 • 1910 The following are the baseball events of the year 1919 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1918 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1917 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1916 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1915 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1914 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1913 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1912 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1911 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1910 throughout the world. ...

1900s

1909 • 1908 • 1907 • 1906 • 1905
1904 • 1903 • 1902 • 1901 • 1900 The following are the baseball events of the year 1909 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1908 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1907 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1906 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1905 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1904 throughout the world. ... Births June 19 - Lou Gehrig - Hall of Fame First baseman ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1902 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1901 throughout the world. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...

1890s

1899 • 1898 • 1897 • 1896 • 1895
1894 • 1893 • 1892 • 1891 • 1890 The following are the baseball events of the year 1899 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1898 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1897 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1896 throughout the world. ... Births February 6 - Babe Ruth all-time legendary home run hitter ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1894 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1893 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1892 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1891 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1890 throughout the world. ...

1880s

1889 • 1888 • 1887 • 1886 • 1885
1884 • 1883 • 1882 • 1881 • 1880 The following are the baseball events of the year 1889 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1888 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1887 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1886 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1885 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1884 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1883 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1882 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1881 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1880 throughout the world. ...

1870s

1879 • 1878 • 1877 • 1876 • 1875
1874 • 1873 • 1872 • 1871 • 1870 The following are the baseball events of the year 1879 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1878 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1877 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1876 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1875 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1874 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1873 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1872 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1871 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the year 1870 throughout the world. ...

Early Years

1869 • 1845-1868 The following are the baseball events of the year 1869 throughout the world. ... The following are the baseball events of the years 1845 through 1868 throughout the world. ...

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A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium II St. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... Bud Fowler, the first professional black baseball player with one of his teams, Western of Keokuk, Iowa The Negro Leagues were American professional baseball leagues comprising predominantly African-American teams. ... Koshien Stadium (in 1992) Baseball has been a popular sport in Japan for over a century since its introduction in 1872. ...

Calendar

November

November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 17 November is also the name of a Marxist group in Greece, coinciding with the anniversary of the Athens Polytechnic uprising. ... In Major League Baseball, the General Manager of a team typically controls player transactions and bears the primary responsibility on behalf of the ballclub during contract discussions with players. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

December

December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Lake Buena Vista is a city located in Orange County, Florida, U.S., at the 2000 census the population was 16. ... December 4 is the 338th day (339th on leap years) of the Gregorian calendar. ... December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Major League Baseball Players Association (or MLBPA) is the union of professional major-league baseball players. ... Bonita Springs is a city located in Lee County, Florida. ... December 7 is the 341st day (342nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... See also:2006 in sports, 2008 in sports, list of years in sports. Scheduled Events For scheduled events of football (soccer), see: 2007 in football (soccer) January 17-January 27 - The 2007 Winter Universiade, also known as the World Student Games, will take place in Turin, Italy January 24: 2007...

Champions

Major League Baseball

  • Regular Season Champions
League Eastern Division Champion Central Division Champion Western Division Champion Wild Card Qualifier
American League New York Yankees Minnesota Twins Oakland Athletics Detroit Tigers
National League New York Mets St. Louis Cardinals San Diego Padres Los Angeles Dodgers
  Division Series
TV: ESPN/FOX
League Championship Series
TV: FOX
World Series
TV: FOX
                           
  1  New York Yankees 1  
4  Detroit Tigers 3  
  4  Detroit Tigers 4  
American League
    3  Oakland Athletics 0  
2  Minnesota Twins 0
  3  Oakland Athletics 3  
    AL4  Detroit Tigers 1
  NL3  St. Louis Cardinals 4
  1  New York Mets 3  
4  Los Angeles Dodgers 0  
1  New York Mets 3
National League
    3  St. Louis Cardinals 4  
2  San Diego Padres 1
  3  St. Louis Cardinals 3  

Click on any series score to link to that series' page.
Higher seed has home field advantage during Division Series and League Championship Series.
American League has home field advantage during World Series as a result of American League victory in 2006 All-Star Game.
American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,6,14,29,34 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Senators or Nationals (1901-1960) *Nickname originally Nationals; alternate nickname Senators gained favor over the years but was not acknowledged on uniforms until 1959... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9,27,34,43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... The National League of Professional Base Ball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008–present) The Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 2000 East Division titles (5... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,6,9,14,17,20,42,45,85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6,19,31,35 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Jack Murphy Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,4,19,20,24,32,39,42,53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912), (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) (Also referred to as Trolley Dodgers 1911-1931) Brooklyn... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,6,9,14,17,20,42,45,85 Name St. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... ESPN (formerly an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company, usually referred to as just Fox (the company itself prefers the capitalized version FOX), is a television network in the United States. ... The Fox Broadcasting Company is a television network in the United States. ... The 2006 American League Division Series, the opening round of the 2006 American League playoffs, is scheduled to start on October 3. ... The 2006 American League Division Series, the opening round of the 2006 American League playoffs, is scheduled to start on October 3. ... The 2006 American League Championship Series (ALCS) is the second round of the 2006 American League playoffs in which the Detroit Tigers lead the series 3-0. ... The 2006 American League Championship Series (ALCS) is the second round of the 2006 American League playoffs in which the Detroit Tigers lead the series 3-0. ... The 2006 American League Division Series, the opening round of the 2006 American League playoffs, is scheduled to start on October 3. ... The 2006 American League Division Series, the opening round of the 2006 American League playoffs, is scheduled to start on October 3. ... The primary logo for the 2006 World Series The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs play-offs for the championship, began on October 21 and ended on October 27, and matched up the American League champion Detroit Tigers against the National League champion St. ... The primary logo for the 2006 World Series The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs play-offs for the championship, began on October 21 and ended on October 27, and matched up the American League champion Detroit Tigers against the National League champion St. ... The 2006 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Sunday October 8, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... The 2006 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Sunday October 8, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... The 2006 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on October 12 and ended on October 19; it was scheduled to begin on October 11, but was postponed a day due to inclement weather. ... The 2006 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on October 12 and ended on October 19; it was scheduled to begin on October 11, but was postponed a day due to inclement weather. ... The 2006 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Sunday October 8, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ... The 2006 National League Division Series (NLDS), the opening round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on Tuesday, October 3, and ended on Sunday October 8, with the champions of the three NL divisions – along with a wild card team – participating in two best-of-five series. ...

David Eckstein, (born January 20, 1975 in Sanford, Florida), is a Major League Baseball shortstop and current lead-off hitter for the St. ... The primary logo for the 2006 World Series The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs play-offs for the championship, began on October 21 and ended on October 27, and matched up the American League champion Detroit Tigers against the National League champion St. ... Plácido Polanco ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball Plácido Enrique Polanco (pronounced: Plah-si-doh an-Ree-kay poh-Lan-koh) (born October 10, 1975) is a Dominican Major League Baseball player who has played for the Philadelphia Phillies, St Louis Cardinals and Detroit... The 2006 American League Championship Series (ALCS) is the second round of the 2006 American League playoffs in which the Detroit Tigers lead the series 3-0. ... Jeffrey Scot Suppan (born January 2, 1975, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the St. ... The 2006 National League Championship Series (NLCS), the second round of the 2006 National League playoffs, began on October 12 and ended on October 19; it was scheduled to begin on October 11, but was postponed a day due to inclement weather. ... The Major League Baseball All-Star Game, also popularly known as the Midsummer Classic or Midsummer Night Classic, is an annual baseball game between players from the National League and the American League, currently selected by fan vote for the starting position players and by the manager (the managers from... July 11 is the 192nd day (193rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 173 days remaining. ... PNC Park is a baseball stadium located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Michael Brian Young (born October 19, 1976 in Covina, California) is a Major League Baseball player who currently plays shortstop for the Texas Rangers. ... The Home Run Derby is an event played prior to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ... Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979 in St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,14,20,32,36 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1946–present) Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944-1945) Philadelphia Phillies (1885-1943) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1884) Worcester Worcesters (1880-1882) (Commonly referred to as Phillies 1944-1945 despite...

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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. ... The first Triple-A World Series was held in 1983 and was a round robin tournament featuring the champions of each of the AAA (Triple-A) Level minor leagues of Major League Baseball, the International League, the American Association, and the Pacific Coast League. ... Categories: Baseball stubs | Minor league baseball teams | Arizona sports ... Major league affiliations National League (1998–present) West Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Arizona Diamondbacks (1998–present) Ballpark Chase Field (1998–present) also known as Bank One Ballpark (1998-2005) Major league titles World Series titles (1) 2001 NL Pennants (1) 2001 West Division titles (3) 2002 â€¢ 2001 â€¢ 1999... The Toledo Mud Hens are a minor league baseball team located in Toledo, Ohio. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... The International League (IL) is a minor league baseball league which operates in the eastern United States and Canada. ... The Rochester Red Wings are a minor league baseball team based in Rochester, New York. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,6,14,29,34 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Senators or Nationals (1901-1960) *Nickname originally Nationals; alternate nickname Senators gained favor over the years but was not acknowledged on uniforms until 1959... The Pacific Coast League (PCL) is a minor league baseball league operating in the West and Midwest of the United States. ... The Round Rock Express is a minor league baseball franchise based in the Austin, Texas suburb of Round Rock. ... Astros redirects here, for other uses see Astros (disambiguation) Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 24,25,32,33,34,40,49 Name Houston Astros (1965–present) Houston Colt . ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Eastern League is a minor league baseball league which operates primarily in the northeastern United States, although it now has a team in Ohio. ... The Portland Sea Dogs, established in 1994, are the Double-A minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. ... The Southern League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Southern United States. ... Tampa Bay Devil Rays American League AAA Durham Bulls AA Montgomery Biscuits A Visalia Oaks Southwest Michigan Devil Rays Hudson Valley Renegades R Princeton Devil Rays The Montgomery Biscuits are a minor league baseball team based in Montgomery, Alabama. ... The Texas League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. ... The Corpus Christi Hooks are a minor league baseball team that plays in the Texas League as the Class AA affiliate of the Houston Astros. ... The California League is a minor league baseball league which operates throughout the state of California. ... The Inland Empire 66ers are a minor league baseball team in San Bernardino, California, USA. They are a high-A class team in the California League. ... The Carolina League is a minor league baseball affiliation which operates in the South Atlantic region of the United States. ... The Kinston Indians are a minor league baseball team in Kinston, North Carolina. ... 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Awards and honors

Award National League American League
Most Valuable Player TBA, November 20 TBA, November 21
Cy Young Brandon Webb, ARI Johan Santana, MIN
Manager of the Year Joe Girardi, FLA Jim Leyland, DET
Rookie of the Year Hanley Ramirez, FLA Justin Verlander, DET
Relief Man of the Year Trevor Hoffman, SD Francisco Rodríguez, LAA
Comeback Player of the Year Nomar Garciaparra, LAD Jim Thome, CWS
Hank Aaron Award Ryan Howard, PHI Derek Jeter, NYY
Roberto Clemente Award Carlos Delgado, NYM (one award)

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MLB statistical leaders

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Joe Mauer, MIN .347 Freddy Sanchez, PIT .344
HR David Ortiz, BOS 54 Ryan Howard, PHI 58
RBI David Ortiz, BOS 137 Ryan Howard, PHI 149
Wins Johan Santana, MIN
Chien-Ming Wang, NYY
19 Aaron Harang, CIN
Derek Lowe, LAD
Brad Penny, LAD
John Smoltz, ATL
Brandon Webb, ARI
Carlos Zambrano, CHC
16
ERA Johan Santana, MIN 2.77 Roy Oswalt, HOU 2.98
SO Johan Santana, MIN 245 Aaron Harang, CIN 216
SV Francisco Rodríguez, LAA 47 Trevor Hoffman, SD 46

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Major League Baseball final standings

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st New York Yankees 97   65 .599    --
2nd Toronto Blue Jays 87   75 .537 10.0
3rd Boston Red Sox 86   76 .531 11.0
4th Baltimore Orioles 70   92 .432 27.0
5th Tampa Bay Devil Rays 61 101 .377 36.0
Central Division
1st Minnesota Twins 96   66 .593    --
2nd Detroit Tigers 95   67 .586   1.0
3rd Chicago White Sox 90   72 .556   6.0
4th Cleveland Indians 78   84 .481 18.0
5th Kansas City Royals 62 100 .383 34.0
West Division
1st Oakland Athletics 93   69 .574    --
2nd Los Angeles Angels 89   73 .549   4.0
3rd Texas Rangers 80   82 .494 13.0
4th Seattle Mariners 78   84 .481 15.0

Denotes the club that won the wild card for its respective league.
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National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st New York Mets   97 65 .599    --
2nd Philadelphia Phillies   85 77 .525 12.0
3rd Atlanta Braves   79 83 .488 18.0
4th Florida Marlins   78 84 .481 19.0
5th Washington Nationals   71 91 .438 26.0
Central Division
1st St. Louis Cardinals   83 78 .516    --
2nd Houston Astros   82 80 .506   1.5
3rd Cincinnati Reds   80 82 .494   3.5
4th Milwaukee Brewers   75 87 .463   8.5
5th Pittsburgh Pirates   67 95 .414 16.5
6th Chicago Cubs   66 96 .407 17.5
West Division
1st San Diego Padres   88 74 .543    --
2nd Los Angeles Dodgers   88 74 .543    --
3rd San Francisco Giants   76 85 .472 11.5
4th Arizona Diamondbacks   76 86 .469 12.0
4th Colorado Rockies   76 86 .469 12.0

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Events

January-March

  • March 3 - In the first-ever World Baseball Classic game, Jae Weong Seo pitches two-hit ball and Chan Ho Park works three effective innings for a save to lead South Korea past Taiwan 2–0. The first game of the 16-nation tournament starts at 11:30 a.m. local time and is played before a sparse crowd of 5,193 at Tokyo Dome. In the second game, playing before a crowd of 15,869, Tsuyoshi Nishioka and Kosuke Fukudome hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth inning to lead Japan to an 18–2 rout of China.
  • March 19 - After 19 seasons, two-time NL All-Star pitcher Al Leiter retires after his first 2006 spring training appearance for the Yankees.
  • March 20 - Japan defeats Cuba 10-6 in the championship game of the 2006 World Baseball Classic. After falling behind 6-1 early in the game, Cuba pulls back to within one run entering the ninth inning before Japan closes the door. The championship game of the first international baseball tournament open to players from Major League Baseball features teams that, combined, have only two players on a Major League roster.
  • March 28 - Marquis Grissom announces his retirement after a 17-year career. The MVP of the 1997 ALCS, a four-time Gold Glove winner and two-time All-Star, Grissom retires as one of seven players with 2,000 hits, 200 home runs and 400 stolen bases.
  • March 30 - Commissioner Bud Selig appoints Red Sox director and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell to head a probe into the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs in the major leagues. The investigation is initially limited to events since September 2002, when such drugs were banned in the majors, but Mitchell has the authority to expand its scope.

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April-June

  • April 6:
    • In the Phillies' 4-2 loss to the Cardinals, Jimmy Rollins goes 0-4, ending his multi-season hitting streak at 38 games.
    • R.A. Dickey of the Rangers ties a post-1900 major league record by giving up six home runs in 3 1/3 innings in Texas' 10-6 loss to the Tigers. Dickey had converted to throwing knuckleballs the previous season, and after this game he was sent to the Rangers' AAA team to work on it. Chris Shelton led the charge with two home runs. Magglio Ordóñez also hit two home runs, but only one off Dickey.
  • April 9 - Cory Sullivan of the Rockies becomes only the eleventh player in major league history to triple twice in the same inning. It is the first time the feat had been accomplished in over fifty years. The two triples came against Padres pitchers Jake Peavy and Chan Ho Park.
  • April 17 - Pedro Martínez of the Mets becomes the 103rd major league pitcher in the modern era (and the 131st overall, including the pre-1900 era) to win 200 games in his career with a 4-3 victory over the Braves at Shea Stadium.
  • April 28:
    • In a 6-2 victory over the Brewers, Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux earns the victory with 6 strikeouts and 2 ER over 6.0 IP, earning the first 5-0 start of his career.
    • Two home run records are tied or broken: Kevin Mench of the Rangers becomes the first right-handed batter in major league history to hit home runs in seven consecutive games, and Albert Pujols of the Cardinals ties a record with his 13th home run in the month of April. Mench failed to homer in his next game, falling short of tying the all-time record of eight consecutive games with a homer. Pujols would go on to break the record with 14 homers in April.
  • May 15 - The annual Hall of Fame Game between the Reds and the Pirates is cancelled due to rain with the Reds leading 3-0 in the third inning; it is the fifth rainout in the game's history, and the first since 1993.
  • May 20Barry Bonds ties Babe Ruth for second place on the career list, and first place among left-handed hitters, with his 714th home run during the Giants' road game against the Athletics.
  • May 21 - The Minnesota Legislature, on the last full day of the 2006 session, approves a new ballpark for the Minnesota Twins, scheduled to open for the 2010 season. Under the bill, the Twins are prohibited from being folded by Major League Baseball or moved from the state of Minnesota for the 30-year duration of the initial lease. The bill was signed into law by Governor Tim Pawlenty at the Twins' May 23 home game vs. the Indians.
  • May 24 - In the Cardinals' 10-4 victory at San Francisco, pitcher Adam Wainwright becomes the seventh player in history to hit a home run on the first major league pitch he sees.
  • May 27 - Curt Schilling of the Red Sox becomes the 104th major league pitcher in the modern era (and the 132nd overall, including the pre-1900 era) to win 200 games in his career with a 6-4 victory over the Devil Rays at Fenway Park.
  • May 28 - Barry Bonds hits his 715th career home run off Rockies pitcher Byung-Hyun Kim in a 6-3 loss at AT&T Park. With the home run, Bonds passes Babe Ruth for second place on the career list and sets a new record for home runs by a left-handed hitter.
  • June 6 - It is reported that U.S. federal officials have raided Diamondbacks pitcher Jason Grimsley's home looking for evidence that he was a distributor of human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing drugs. They found he had received a package. A day later he quits the Diamondbacks, and it is announced that he has given authorities names of people he knew that took steroids and HGH.
  • June 18 - Kenny Rogers of the Tigers becomes the 105th major league pitcher in the modern era (and the 133rd overall, including the pre-1900 era) to win 200 games in his career with a 12-3 victory over the Cubs at Wrigley Field.
  • June 21 - Mets shortstop José Reyes becomes the ninth player in team history to hit for the cycle.
  • June 30 - Adam Dunn hits a walk-off grand slam with 2 outs in the ninth for a 9-8 Reds victory over the Indians, becoming only the 14th player ever to hit a walk-off grand slam for a 1-run win with two out in the ninth inning.

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July

  • July 1 - Baltimore's Miguel Tejada plays in his 1,000th consecutive game in a 7-4 win over the Braves.
  • July 2
    • Cubs outfielder Angel Pagan becomes the first player in major league history to hit his first two career home runs on his birthday with a pair of homers in a game against the White Sox at Wrigley Field.
    • The Twins become the first team in baseball history to collect all three monthly player awards as Joe Mauer is named Player of Month, Johan Santana earns Pitcher of the Month and Francisco Liriano is selected as Rookie of the Month for June [1].
  • July 5 - In an 11-3 win over the Indians, Yankees starting pitcher Mike Mussina becomes the first pitcher in AL history to win 10 or more games for 15 consecutive seasons [2].
  • July 7 - Cleveland designated hitter Travis Hafner hits his fifth grand slam of the season in the Indians' 9-0 win over the Orioles. Hafner becomes the first player in major league history to hit five grand slams before the All-Star break [3].
  • July 9 - The White Sox and the Red Sox play a 19-inning game spanning 6 hours and 19 minutes at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago. The teams use a combined 16 pitchers, who throw a combined 570 pitches. The White Sox win 6-5.
  • July 10 - Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard hits 23 home runs on his way to winning the Home Run Derby, beating Mets third baseman David Wright [4].
  • July 11
    • Major League Baseball announces that FOX Sports has signed on to a new seven-year contract to continue airing MLB on FOX, ensuring that the World Series will air on FOX through the 2013 season. They will also be airing their Saturday Game of the Week and alternating League Championship Series throughout the contract. TBS Sports also signs a contract that will give them 28 nationwide MLB games a year beginning in 2008, all Division Series and wild-card tiebreaker games beginning this year, and a reduction in their nationwide contract on Atlanta Braves games from 70 a year to 45 a year starting in 2008. The other LCS contract is still being negotiated at this date.
    • The American League wins the All-Star Game 3-2 when Michael Young hits a 2-RBI triple against Trevor Hoffman with two outs in the top of the ninth to secure the AL's ninth consecutive victory; Young also makes a fine catch of a short fly ball to end the game with the tying run on second base. Vladimir Guerrero and David Wright had exchanged home runs early in the game, with Carlos Beltrán later scoring for the NL on a wild pitch.
    • Jim Eriotes of the Sioux Falls Canaries becomes, at age 83, the oldest player ever to bat in a professional baseball game. A former minor league outfielder, he strikes out as the leadoff hitter, fouling off one pitch.
  • July 15 - For the first time since 1978, all major league games in a single day finish without a single save being recorded [5].
  • July 16
    • Cliff Floyd and Carlos Beltrán of the Mets both hit grand slams during a club-record 11-run sixth inning in a 13-7 victory over the Cubs; eight of the 11 runs are unearned following a pair of errors by Todd Walker. It is also the first time the Mets have hit two grand slams in one inning, or even an entire game. It is the first time that two grand slams were hit in one inning by a team since Fernando Tatis hit two in one inning for the Cardinals on April 23, 1999.
    • With a two-run home run against the Padres at Petco Park, Chipper Jones of the Braves ties a major league record with an extra base hit in his 14th straight game. The record was set in 1927 by the Pirates' Paul Waner.
    • Mariano Rivera of the Yankees becomes the fourth pitcher ever to record 400 saves when he pitches two shutout innings. The Yankees beat the White Sox 6-4.
  • July 18 - At the age of 94, former Negro League legend Buck O'Neil becomes the oldest player to play in a professional baseball game, leading off for both teams (by means of an unorthodox mid-game "trade") in the Northern League All-Star Game in Kansas City, Kansas. He is intentionally walked in both plate appearances.
  • July 20 - The Brooklyn Cyclones and Oneonta Tigers play the longest game in the history of the New York-Penn League with a 26-inning match, beating the previous record set in 1981 when the Batavia Muckdogs and Auburn Doubledays played for 22 innings. The Tigers defeated the Cyclones, 6-1, thanks to scoring five runs in the top of the 26th inning off Brooklyn outfielder Mark Wright, who had entered the game to pitch despite having not pitched in any games during his college career. Oneonta center fielder and leadoff hitter Deik Scram was hitless in his first 11 at-bats, but his single in the 26th inning scored the go-ahead run for the Tigers. Brooklyn manager George Greer was ejected in the first inning for arguing a call and watched the rest of the game from the clubhouse. The two teams combined used 14 pitchers, struck out 38 batters, issued 14 walks, and got 34 hits [6] [7].
  • July 28 - Luke Scott becomes the first Houston rookie to hit for the cycle in the Astros' 11-inning 8-7 loss to the Diamondbacks.

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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. ...

August

  • August 3 - In his Dodgers debut, Greg Maddux pitches six hitless innings before departing due to a rain delay in a 3-0 win at Cincinnati.
  • August 15 - Braves outfielder Matt Diaz tallies his tenth hit in ten plate appearances, tying the NL record for consecutive hits in consecutive appearances. A ninth inning ground out against Washington reliever Chris Schroder ends Diaz's streak two hits away from the major league record of twelve.
  • August 18 to August 19 - The Yankees and Red Sox play two games lasting for a total of eight hours and 40 minutes and set the record for the longest major league game by time for a 9-inning game (4 hours and 45 minutes). The record for longest doubleheader consisting of two 9-inning games of 7 hours and thirty-nine minutes was not considered to be broken because separate admission was required to each of the day's two games [8].
  • August 29 - Mariners relief pitcher Rafael Soriano receives a concussion after being struck by a line drive hit by Vladimir Guerrero of the Angels. There is no fracture, however, and the injury is not serious. The ball caroms off Soriano's head behind his left ear, and goes into the Mariners dugout. It is ruled a base hit because it touched a player before going foul. The Mariners win the game 6-4.

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Gregory Alan Maddux (born April 14, 1966, in San Angelo, Texas, USA) is a pitcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team. ... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... Travis Lee Hafner (born June 3, 1977 in Jamestown, North Dakota) is a designated hitter/first baseman who currently plays for the Cleveland Indians. ... In baseball, a grand slam is a home run hit with all the bases occupied, thereby scoring 4 runs, which is the most possible on a single play. ... Donald Arthur Mattingly (nicknamed Donnie Baseball and The Hit Man) (born April 20, 1961) is a former star left-handed baseball player (first baseman) for the New York Yankees of the American League from 1982-1995. ... August 14 is the 226th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (227th in leap years), with 139 days remaining. ... Randall David Johnson (born September 10, 1963 in Walnut Creek, California), is a left-handed starting pitcher for the New York Yankees. ... Timothy James (Tim) Salmon (born August 24, 1968 in Long Beach, California) is a right fielder/designated hitter in Major League Baseball who has played his entire career, beginning in 1992, with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim franchise. ... August 15 is the 227th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (228th in leap years), with 138 days remaining. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Christopher K. Schroder (born August 20, 1978) is a baseball player from Okarche, Oklahoma. ... August 18 is the 230th day of the year (231st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 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Ryan James Howard (born November 19, 1979 in St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,14,20,32,36 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1946–present) Philadelphia Blue Jays (1944-1945) Philadelphia Phillies (1885-1943) Philadelphia Quakers (1883-1884) Worcester Worcesters (1880-1882) (Commonly referred to as Phillies 1944-1945 despite... 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 the greatest third baseman in the history of baseball. ... 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

  • September 4 - Ramon Ortiz of the Nationals pitches 8 no-hit innings and hits his first career home run before an Aaron Miles hit breaks up the no-hit bid in the ninth inning. Washington tops St. Louis 4-1.
  • September 6 - Rookie Aníbal Sánchez of the Marlins pitches the first no-hitter since May 18, 2004. He beats the Diamondbacks 2-0, ending one of the longest streaks without a no-hitter since the World War II era.
  • September 12 - The Mets' 6-4 win over the Marlins mathematically eliminates the Atlanta Braves from winning the NL East, finally ending the Braves' record streak of consecutive division titles at 14.
  • September 18
    • The New York Mets become the first team to clinch a playoff spot for the 2006 postseason by clinching the NL East with a 4-0 win over the Marlins.
    • Jeff Kent, J.D. Drew, Russell Martin, and Marlon Anderson of the Los Angeles Dodgers hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs in the 9th inning of their game against the Padres. It is only the fourth time in history that four players homer consecutively, and the first such occurrence in over forty years.
  • September 20 - Despite a 3-2 loss in Toronto, the New York Yankees clinch their ninth straight AL East title when the Twins defeat the Red Sox 8-2.
  • September 21 - David Ortiz hits his 51st home run, breaking the Red Sox single-season record set by Jimmie Foxx in 1938. Later in the game he hits his 52nd.
  • September 22 - Alfonso Soriano hits his 40th double, and becomes the first person ever to reach 40 home runs, 40 stolen bases and 40 doubles all in one season. Six days earlier, he stole his 40th base, to become the fourth player to join the 40-40 Club joining Jose Canseco, Barry Bonds, and Alex Rodriguez.
  • September 23 - Barry Bonds hits his 734th home run, breaking the NL record set by Hank Aaron. He still trails Aaron in total career home runs.
  • September 24
    • The Detroit Tigers beat the Royals on the road by a score of 11-4 to clinch a spot in the postseason for the first time since 1987.
    • Padres closer Trevor Hoffman records his 479th career save, breaking the record held by Lee Smith since 1993.
  • September 25 - The Minnesota Twins beat the Royals by a score of 8-1 to clinch a spot in the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. Incidentally, the Royals are witness to opposing teams' celebrations in consecutive games after watching the Tigers clinch against them the previous day.
  • September 26 - A 12-3 victory by the Oakland Athletics in Seattle coupled with a loss by the Angels gives Oakland its first AL West title and playoff spot since 2003.
  • September 27 - Aníbal Sánchez recorded his tenth win of the year for the Marlins, joining Josh Johnson, Scott Olson, and Ricky Nolasco to give the Marlins four rookie pitchers with ten or more wins, the first such occurrence major-league history [9]. With Dontrelle Willis' win total, this also marked Florida's first-ever set of five ten-game winners [10].
  • September 30 - Both the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres clinch playoff berths by winning their respective games.

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Combatants Major Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Major Axis powers: Nazi Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Harry Truman Chiang Kai-Shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tojo Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead... Portal:Currentevents September 12 is the 255th day of the year (256th in leap years). ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,21,35,41,42,44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Ballpark Turner Field (1997–present) Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium (1966-1996) Milwaukee County Stadium (Milwaukee) (1953-1965) Braves Field (Boston) (1915-1952) Fenway Park... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008–present) The Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 2000 East Division titles (5... Jeffrey Franklin (Jeff) Kent (born March 7, 1968 in Bellflower, California) is a Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers and a former MVP winner. ... David Jonathan Drew (born November 20, 1975 in Valdosta, Georgia, USA) is a Major League Baseball centerfielder, commonly known as J.D. Drew is a left-handed batting outfielder who began his major league career in 1998 with the St. ... Russell Nathan Martin (born February 15, 1983 in East York, Ontario, Canada) is a catcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Los Angeles Dodgers. ... 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September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,6,14,29,34 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Senators or Nationals (1901-1960) *Nickname originally Nationals; alternate nickname Senators gained favor over the years but was not acknowledged on uniforms until 1959... September 26 is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 96 days remaining. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9,27,34,43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... The American League West Division is one of Major League Baseballs six divisions. ... The following are the events of the year 2003 that happened world-wide throughout the sport of baseball. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Anibal Alejandro Sanchez or Aníbal Alejandro Sánchez, Jr. ... Josh Johnson is a rookie player for the Florida Marlins a club belonging to MLB. Categories: | | | ... Scott Olson is a Guitarist, Bassist and recording engineer. ... Carlos Enrique Nolasco (born December 13, 1982 in Corona, California), better known as Ricky Nolasco, is a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who plays for the Florida Marlins (2006-present). ... Dontrelle Wayne D-Train Willis (born January 12, 1982 in Oakland, California) 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. ... September 30 is the 273rd day of the year (274th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 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October

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Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6,19,31,35 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Jack Murphy Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... In Major League Baseball, the National League Western Division, or NL West, is one of three subdivisions of the National League. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,4,19,20,24,32,39,42,53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912), (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) (Also referred to as Trolley Dodgers 1911-1931) Brooklyn... Joseph Patrick Mauer (born April 19, 1983 in Saint Paul, Minnesota) is a catcher in Major League Baseball for the Minnesota Twins. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977-present) East Division (1977-present) Current uniform Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989-present) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 AL Pennants (2) 1992 â€¢ 1993 East Division titles (5) 1985 â€¢ 1989 â€¢ 1991 â€¢ 1992 1993 Wild card berths (0) None The Toronto Blue Jays... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1 • 4 • 8 • 9 • 27 • 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1907–present) See Nicknames before Red Sox for disputed nicknames Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World... 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. ... Kinheim is a baseball and softball team based in Haarlem, the Netherlands. ... The 2006 Holland Series, were held from 21 September to 1 October 2006 between the two Dutch play-off winners Corendon Kinheim and Konica Minolta Pioniers. ... Pioniers is a baseball and softball team based in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands. ... Neptunus is the baseball team of the Neptunus Sporting Club in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Frank Edward Thomas (born May 27, 1968 in Columbus, Georgia) is an American Major League Baseball player for the Toronto Blue Jays [1], nicknamed The Big Hurt or Frankie T. Frank Thomas became one of baseballs biggest stars in the 1990s, playing for the Chicago White Sox. ... The 2006 American League Division Series, the opening round of the 2006 American League playoffs, is scheduled to start on October 3. ... // 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. ... October 6 is the 279th day of the year (280th in leap years). ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9,27,34,43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3,6,14,29,34 Name Minnesota Twins (1961–present) Washington Senators or Nationals (1901-1960) *Nickname originally Nationals; alternate nickname Senators gained favor over the years but was not acknowledged on uniforms until 1959... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 23, 32, 37, 44, 49 Name New York Yankees (1913–present) New York Highlanders (1903-1912) Baltimore Orioles (1901-1902) (Also referred to as Americans... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008–present) The Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 2000 East Division titles (5... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,4,19,20,24,32,39,42,53 Name Los Angeles Dodgers (1958–present) Brooklyn Dodgers (1911-1912), (1932-1957) Brooklyn Robins (1914-1931) (Also referred to as Trolley Dodgers 1911-1931) Brooklyn... October 8 is the 281st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (282nd in leap years). ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,6,9,14,17,20,42,45,85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1969–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 6,19,31,35 Name San Diego Padres (1969–present) Ballpark PETCO Park (2004–present) Jack Murphy Stadium (1969-2003) a. ... October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Cory Fulton Lidle (March 22, 1972 – October 11, 2006) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... On October 11 2006, a Cirrus SR20 small private plane crashed in New York City at approximately 2:42 p. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) West Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 9,27,34,43 Name Oakland Athletics (1968–present) Kansas City Athletics (1955-1967) Philadelphia Athletics (1901-1954) (Referred to as As) Ballpark McAfee Coliseum (1968–present) a. ... For other events named World Series, see World Series (disambiguation). ... The 1984 World Series began on October 9, 1984 and ended October 14. ... Magglio Ordóñez Delgado [or-DOH-nyez] (born January 28, 1974 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Major League Baseball right fielder and right-handed batter who has played for the Chicago White Sox (1997-2004) and the Detroit Tigers (2005-). Hes exactly six feet tall and weighs 215 lbs. ... In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run which ends the game. ... October 19 is the 292nd day of the year (293rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,6,9,14,17,20,42,45,85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964-2008–present) The Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 2000 East Division titles (5... Yadier B. Molina (b. ... The 2004 World Series represented the 100th time two modern Major League Baseball teams met to decide the championship. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... The primary logo for the 2006 World Series The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs play-offs for the championship, began on October 21 and ended on October 27, and matched up the American League champion Detroit Tigers against the National League champion St. ... The 1934 World Series matched the St. ... The 1968 World Series featured the defending champion St. ... October 26 is the 299th day of the year (300th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 66 days remaining. ... The Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters ) are a professional baseball team in Japans Pacific League. ... The Chunichi Dragons have won the Central League pennant seven times (including 2006), and won the Japan Series in 1954. ... The Yomiuri Giants have won twenty Japan Series, more than any other team. ... October 27 is the 300th day of the year (301st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 65 days remaining. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1,2,6,9,14,17,20,42,45,85 Name St. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) Central Division (1998–present) Current uniform Name Detroit Tigers (1901–present) Ballpark Comerica Park (2000–present) Tiger Stadium(1961-1999) a. ... The primary logo for the 2006 World Series The 2006 World Series, the 102nd edition of Major League Baseballs play-offs for the championship, began on October 21 and ended on October 27, and matched up the American League champion Detroit Tigers against the National League champion St. ...

November

November 15 is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 46 days remaining. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1 • 4 • 8 • 9 • 27 • 42 Name Boston Red Sox (1907–present) See Nicknames before Red Sox for disputed nicknames Ballpark Fenway Park (1912–present) Huntington Avenue Baseball Grounds (1901-1911) Major league titles World... The Seibu Lions (in Japanese, 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. ... Daisuke Matsuzaka , born September 13, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan) is a Japanese right-handed pitcher who plays for the Seibu Lions in Japans Pacific League. ... December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Scott Boras at a press conference for one of his many clientele Scott Boras is an agent for professional baseball players. ... The gyroball is the name given to a breaking baseball pitch purported to be used by players in Japan. ... The World Baseball Classic, sometimes abbreviated WBC, is an international baseball tournament, first held in March 2006. ... November 19 is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... In North American professional sports, particularly baseball, football, and basketball, a free agent is a team player whose contract with a team has expired, and the player is able to sign a contract with another team. ... Alfonso Guilleard/Pacheco Soriano (born January 7, 1976 in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic) is a Major League Baseball player with the Washington Nationals. ...

Movies

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Availible at a first-come, first-serve basis ... Everyones Hero is a 2006 computer animated film. ...

Deaths

January-March

  • January 1 - Paul Lindblad, 64, relief pitcher for the Athletics who retired with the seventh most appearances (655) among lefthanders
  • January 5 - Rod Dedeaux, 91, baseball coach at the University of Southern California from 1942 to 1986 who won a record 11 College World Series titles, twice as many as any other coach, and 1,332 games, a record until 1994; played major role in baseball's acceptance in the Olympics, and coached the U.S. team in 1964 and 1984
  • January 14 - Bubba Morton, 74, right fielder, mainly with the Tigers, Angels and Japanese Toei Flyers, who in 1972 became the first black head coach in any sport at the University of Washington
  • January 16 - Willie Smith, 66, left fielder and pitcher for five major league clubs and Japanese Nankai Hawks
  • January 17 - Seth Morehead, 71, relief pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, and Milwaukee Braves between 1957 and 1961
  • January 24 - Carlos (Café) Martínez, 41, infielder for three AL teams who batted .300 for the 1989 White Sox
  • February 1 - Jake Wade, 93, pitcher for six AL teams who had been the oldest living Chicago White Sox player
  • February 4 - Joe McGuff, 79, sportswriter and editor for The Kansas City Star from 1948 to 1992 who covered the Athletics and later the Royals, playing an instrumental role in the latter franchise being awarded in 1969 and retained in the 1990s
  • February 11 - Robert W. Peterson, 80, author of the 1970 book Only the Ball Was White, which focused attention on the Negro Leagues; member of the 2006 Hall of Fame committee responsible for electing Negro Leaguers
  • February 20 - Curt Gowdy, 86, broadcaster whose voice was the soundtrack of 13 World Series and 16 All-Star games, as well as the Red Sox from 1951-1966 and ten years with NBC
  • February 26 - Ace Adams, 94, All-Star pitcher for the New York Giants who led the National League in saves in 1944 and 1945
  • March 6 - Kirby Puckett, 45, Hall of Fame center fielder for the Twins who batted .318 lifetime and won six Gold Gloves; 1989 batting champion; led AL in hits four times, total bases twice and RBI once; MVP of 1991 ALCS, his 11th-inning walk-off home run won Game 6 of the 1991 World Series
  • March 29 - Thornton Kipper, 77, a standout pitcher in college and an All-American in 1950, who also pitched for the Phillies from 1953-55

January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... Paul Lindblad autograph on a 1968 Topps baseball card - 1968 Series, #127 Paul Aaron Lindblad (August 9, 1941 – January 1, 2006) was a middle-relief pitcher in Major League Baseball. ... January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Raoul Martial Rod Dedeaux (February 17, 1914 – January 5, 2006) was a former college baseball coach who compiled what is arguably the greatest record of any coach in the sports amateur history. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Wycliffe Nathaniel Bubba Morton (December 13, 1931 - January 14, 2006) was an American right fielder in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers (1961-1963), Milwaukee Braves (1963) and California Angels (1966-1969). ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Leaf baseball card - 1960 Series, #087   Seth Marvin (Moe) Morehead (August 15, 1934 - January 17, 2006) was a left-handed specialist reliever in Major League Baseball. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Carlos Alberto Escobar Martínez (August 11, 1964 - January 24, 2006) was a Venezuelan first baseman and third baseman in Major League Baseball. ... February 1 is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jacob Fields (Jake) Wade (April 1, 1912 - February 1, 2006) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Detroit Tigers (1936-1938), Boston Red Sox (1939[start]), St. ... February 4 is the 35th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Joseph T. McGuff (August 15, 1926 – February 4, 2006) was an American journalist, author, and newspaper editor. ... February 11 is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Curt Gowdy (born July 31, 1919, in Green River, Wyoming) is a former American sportscaster. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Ace Townsend Adams (March 2, 1912 - February 26, 2006) was a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the New York Giants (1941-46). ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... Kirby Puckett (March 14, 1960 [1] – March 6, 2006) was a center fielder in Major League Baseball who played his entire career with the Minnesota Twins from 1984 to 1995. ... In baseball, a walk-off home run is a home run which ends the game. ... The 1991 World Series was played from October 19 to October 27 between the Minnesota Twins (95-67) of the American League and the Atlanta Braves (94-68) of the National League. ... March 29 is the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (89th in Leap years). ...

April-June

  • April 9 - Billy Hitchcock, 89, infielder for five AL teams who later managed Orioles and Braves, was minor league executive
  • April 9 - Jimmy Outlaw, 93, outfielder and third baseman, primarily for the Tigers, who was the left fielder on the 1945 World Series champions
  • April 24 - Sibby Sisti, 85, who spent 13 seasons with the Braves and also appeared in the film The Natural
  • April 26 - Russ Swan, 42, relief pitcher from 1989-94, primarily for the Seattle Mariners
  • April 28 - Steve Howe, 48, All-Star relief pitcher, mainly with the Dodgers and Yankees, who was the 1980 NL Rookie of the Year but was suspended from baseball seven times and eventually barred from the sport due to drug abuse
  • May 4 - Jim Delsing, 80, outfielder for five AL teams best remembered as the pinch runner for Eddie Gaedel
  • May 14 - Jim Lemon, 78, All-Star outfielder for the Senators/Twins who led AL in triples in 1956, had two seasons of 30 HR and 100 RBI; later a coach
  • June 4 - Bill Fleming, 92, pitcher for Red Sox and Cubs from 1940 to 1946; led 1940 Pacific Coast League in strikeouts with Hollywood
  • June 4 - Ron Jones, 41, outfielder for the Phillies from 1988 to 1991
  • June 5 - Eric Gregg, 55, NL umpire from 1975 to 1999 who worked in the 1989 World Series and four NLCS, noted for weight problems and a wide strike zone
  • June 10 - Moe Drabowsky, 70, Polish-American relief pitcher for several teams from 1955 to 1972 who won Game 1 of the 1966 World Series with the Orioles
  • June 22 - Paul Campbell, 88, a pitcher for the Red Sox and Tigers and later a coach with Cincinnati

April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... William Clyde Hitchcock (born July 31, 1916, Inverness, Alabama) is a retired infielder, coach, manager and scout in American Major League Baseball. ... April 9 is the 99th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (100th in leap years). ... Jimmy Outlaw autograph on a 1988 Play Ball card reprint (#155) James Paulus Outlaw (January 20, 1913 - April 9, 2006) was an American outfielder and third baseman in Major League Baseball who played primarily for the Detroit Tigers. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1949 Bowman #201 Sibby Sisti baseball card Sebastian Daniel Sisti, known as Sibby Sisti (July 26, 1920, Buffalo, New York—April 24, 2006, Buffalo), was a major league utility ballplayer who played with the Boston Bees/Braves from 1939 through 1954, the year after they had become the Milwaukee Braves. ... The Natural is a 1952 novel about baseball written by Bernard Malamud. ... April 26 is the 116th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (117th in leap years). ... Russell Howard Swan (January 3, 1964 - April 26, 2006) was a Major League Baseball pitcher from 1989 to 1994 for the San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, and Cleveland Indians. ... April 28 is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 247 days remaining. ... Steven Roy Howe (March 10, 1958 – April 28, 2006) was an American left-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who spent most of his career with the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees. ... May 4 is the 124th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (125th in leap years). ... James Henry (Jim) Delsing (November 13, 1925-May 4, 2006) was a Major League Baseball outfielder who is most remembered for having been the pinch runner for 3 7-tall Eddie Gaedel on August 19, 1951. ... Eddie Gaedel (right) in his only time at bat. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... James Robert Lemon (born March 23, 1928, in Covington, Virginia) is a retired American player, manager and coach in Major League Baseball. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... Leslie Fletchard (Bill) Fleming (July 31, 1913 - June 4, 2006) was a pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Boston Red Sox (1940-1941) and Chicago Cubs (1942-1944, 1946). ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... Ron Jones (June 11, 1964 - June 4, 2006) was a promising baseball player for the Philadelphia Phillies during the late 1980s. ... June 5 is the 156th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (157th in leap years), with 209 days remaining. ... Eric Eugene Gregg (born May 18, 1951) is a former umpire in Major League Baseball who worked in the National League from 1975 to 1999 and was known for his wide strike zone and weight problems. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (162nd in leap years), with 204 days remaining. ... Myron Walter Moe Drabowsky (July 21, 1935 – June 10, 2006) was a Polish-American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Chicago Cubs (1956-1960), Milwaukee Braves (1961), Cincinnati Reds (1962), Kansas City Athletics (1962-1965), Baltimore Orioles (1966-1968, 1970), Kansas City Royals (1969... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... Paul McLaughlin Campbell was a Major League baseball player with the Boston Red Sox and Detroit Tigers, a former scout and traveling secretary for the Cincinnati Reds. ...

July-September

  • July 15 - Howdy Groskloss, 100, second baseman for the Pirates from 1930 through 1932; had been the oldest living major league player
  • August 4 - Elden Auker, 95, submarine pitcher who won 130 games, mainly with Tigers and Browns; led AL in winning percentage for 1935 Detroit champions
  • August 24 - Gene Thompson, 89, pitcher for the Reds and Giants who later spent 40 years as a scout; was 13-5 as rookie for 1939 NL champion Reds
  • August 30 - Charlie Wagner, 93, pitcher who won 32 games for the Red Sox from 1938 to 1946, later a scout and minor league instructor
  • September 17 - Jack Banta, 81, pitcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 to 1950 who won the 1949 pennant-clincher
  • September 18 - Syd Thrift, 77, general manager of the Pirates, Yankees and Orioles, also a longtime scout
  • September 27 - Craig Kusick, 57, first baseman for the Twins from 1973 to 1979; high school coach for 22 years

July 15 is the 196th day (197th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 169 days remaining. ... Howard Hoffman (Howdy) Groskloss (born April 10, 1906, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania), is a former second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Pittsburgh Pirates (1930-32) while attending Yale. ... August 4 is the 216th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (217th in leap years), with 149 days remaining. ... Elden Le Roy Auker (born September 21, 1910) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, noted for his submarine pitching style. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... Eugene Earl Thompson (June 7, 1917 - August 24, 2006), nicknamed Junior, was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Cincinnati Reds and New York Giants. ... August 30 is the 242nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (243rd in leap years), with 123 days remaining. ... Charles Thomas Wagner (born December 3, 1912 in Reading, Pennsylvania) is a former pitcher and coach in Major League Baseball who played his entire career for the Boston Red Sox (1938-1942, 1946). ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... Jackie Kay Banta (June 24, 1925 - September 17, 2006) was an American right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball who played for the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1947 to 1950. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... Syd Thrift (1929 - September 18, 2006) was the general manager of Major League Baseballs Pittsburgh Pirates from 1985 to 1988, of the New York Yankees in 1989, and of the Baltimore Orioles from 1999 to 2002. ... September 27 is the 270th day of the year (271st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Craig Kusick Craig Robert Kusick (September 30, 1948 – September 27, 2006) was an American first baseman and designated hitter in Major League Baseball who played nearly his entire career from 1973 to 1979 for the Minnesota Twins. ...

October-December

  • October 2 - Clyde Vollmer, 85, an outfielder for the Boston Red Sox and Washington Senators between 1942 and 1951
  • October 5 - Dick Wagner, 78, general manager who helped build Cincinnati's "Big Red Machine" dynasty of the 1970s and also Houston's 1986 NL West champions
  • October 6 - Buck O'Neil, 94, first baseman and manager who won two Negro League batting titles and led the Kansas City Monarchs to two championships; became first black coach in the major leagues, and a goodwill ambassador for the sport in his later years
  • October 8 - Ivan Murrell, 63, Panamanian outfielder for the Houston Colt .45s/Astros, San Diego Padres and Atlanta Braves between 1963 and 1974
  • October 11- Cory Lidle, 34, pitcher for the Yankees and six other major league teams since 1997, won 13 games for 2001 A's and 2005 Phillies
  • October 11 - Eddie Pellagrini, 88, infielder for five teams from 1946 to 1954; coached Boston College to three College World Series
  • October 12 - Johnny Callison, 67, All-Star outfielder for the Phillies who won the 1964 All-Star Game with a 3-run home run; led NL in triples twice and assists four times
  • October 16 - Tony Curry, 67, outfielder for the Phillies and Indians, and the second Bahamas native, behind Andre Rodgers, to play in the major leagues
  • October 27 - Joe Niekro, 61, All-Star pitcher who won 221 games and was the Astros' all-time leader with 144 victories; brother of Phil Niekro and father of Lance Niekro
  • October 29 - Silas Simmons, 109 or 111, Negro League player of the 1920s, believed to be the longest-lived professional baseball player in history
  • November 7 - Buddy Kerr, 84, All-Star shortstop for the New York Giants and Boston Braves who played 68 consecutive errorless games over the 1946-47 seasons, then a ML record
  • November 7 - Johnny Sain, 89, All-Star pitcher who was the 1948 MVP runnerup for the pennant-winning Boston Braves; later a respected pitching coach
  • November 9 - Garton del Savio, 92, shortstop who played four games for the 1943 Phillies
  • November 17 - Bo Schembechler, 77, Former Detroit Tigers president; previously was Michigan Wolverines head football coach; in baseball responsible for the firing of legendary Tigers announcer Ernie Harwell.

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