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" Baseball Almanac is a website of facts and figures about Major League Baseball that includes traditional statistics but is focused on preserving the game's history with the site's motto being 'Where what happened yesterday is being preserved today'... The depth of information and the baseball passion which clearly infuses the site is impressive, and I would encourage baseball fans and information seekers to see what Baseball Almanac has to offer." - Emerald Insight Review (Ian McCullough, (2017) 'Baseball Almanac', Reference Reviews, Vol. 31 Issue: 6, pp.39-39, Full Review )

Baseball Almanac News

Date
Major League Baseball Calendar
Days Away
03-28-2019
Opening Day ( History )
37 days
06-03-2019
Major League Baseball Draft ( History )
104 days
07-09-2019
MLB All-Star Game ( History )
140 days
2017 National League Standings
2017 American League Standings
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
WC
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
WC
108
54
.667
--
--
90
72
.556
--
--
100
62
.617
8.0
+3.0
82
80
.506
8.0
8.5
90
72
.556
18.0
7.0
80
82
.494
10.0
10.5
73
89
.451
35.0
24.0
77
85
.475
13.0
13.5
47
115
.290
61.0
50.0
63
98
.391
26.5
27.0
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
WC
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
WC
91
71
.562
--
--
96
67
.589
--
--
78
84
.481
13.0
19.0
95
68
.583
1.0
+4.0
64
98
.395
27.0
33.0
88
74
.543
7.5
2.5
62
100
.383
29.0
35.0
82
79
.509
13.0
8.0
58
104
.358
33.0
39.0
67
95
.414
28.5
23.5
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
WC
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
WC
103
59
.636
--
--
92
71
.564
--
--
97
65
.599
6.0
--
91
72
.558
1.0
--
89
73
.549
14.0
8.0
82
80
.506
9.5
8.5
80
82
.494
23.0
17.0
73
89
.451
18.5
17.5
67
95
.414
36.0
30.0
66
96
.407
25.5
24.5
00 : Ten Cent Beer Night - Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you baseball, thank you beer, but not 10-cent beers!
00 : MLB High School Data - we've added 10,000+ high school names, we've only got 8,000+ more to go!
00 : The Immaculate Inning - a page history...
00 : Triple Header - how did players with 10+ RBI games turn into Wilbert Robinson research?
Baseball Autographs (Signed baseball cards integrated onto listed ballplayers )
00 : J.G. Taylor Spink Award (BBWAA) -- Jayston Stark, meritorious contribution to baseball writing.
00 : All six of the prestigious Players Choice Awards are updated (MLB players awarding MLB players).
Baseball Lists Research (We archive our last ten updates on that list page, from every category.)
00 : Steroid Suspensions -- added Eric Skoglund (80 Game Suspension | LHP with Kansas City Royals ).
00 : Home Run Leaders From Each Country -- NEW full list of every home run leader from each country.
Baseball Player Research (19th Century Ballplayers | Biographical Research | Trivia | Etc)
00 : Hal Haydel (1971-1971) -- added his first baseball card and some high school trivia.
00 : Buddy Biancalana (1982-1987) -- find out why he became a celebrity on Late Night with David Letterman!
00 : Carl Willey (1958-1965) -- added career synopsis and a solid did you know.
00 : Shane Victorino (2003-2015) -- added a great quote and several historical fast facts.
00 : Jose Castillo (2004-2008) -- changed number with Astros , added two fast facts.
00 : World Series Game Length Records -- broken October 26, see every extra inning Fall Classic game!
00 : Most Home Runs in a Season -- 2018 Yankees break all-time AL record set previously by 1997 Mariners .
00 : 100-Win Seasons in Major League Baseball -- 2018 Red Sox climb to 12th best season in MLB history.
00 : Division Series History -- added all eight teams from 2018.
00 : Major League Baseball Wild Card Game -- added all four teams from 2018.
00 : Detroit Tigers -- Jack Morris ( 47 ) & Alan Trammell ( 3 ) added to retired numbers ( AL Retired Numbers ).
00 : St. Louis Cardinals -- updated St. Louis Cardinals Managers ( Matheny out / Schildt in).
00 : Texas A&M University --fixed omission ( Brandon Hicks ), had it on his page, but not college history .
00 : Okaloosa-Walton Community College -- added Bob Henley , a number column, updated fast facts.
00 : San Diego State University Baseball Players -- Greg Allen box score debut link added.
00 : RIP -- Frank Robinson . Died on February 7th . Added obituary details and a few historical items.
00 : RIP -- Joe Presko . Died on February 5th . Added obituary details and a few historical items.
00 : RIP -- Bob Friend . Died on February 3rd . Added obituary details and a few historical items.
00 : RIP -- Matt Turner . Died on January 27th . Added obituary details and a few historical items.
00 : RIP -- Tom Hausman . Died on January 16th . Added obituary details and a few historical items.
00 : 1971 -- Upgraded to include 25-man roster and 1st pitch data for Game 3 .
00 : 1962 -- Upgraded to include 25-man roster and 1st pitch data for Game 1, 2, and 3.
00 : 1964 -- Includes 25-man roster (DNP: Cuellar Spiezio , Uecker , Washburn , Moore , Stafford , Williams ).
00 : 1968 -- Expanded to include 25-man roster ( Jon Warden did not play).
00 : World Series Final Outs -- Added Chris Sale (got the out) & Manny Machado (was the out).
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