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07-09-2019
MLB All-Star Game ( History )
13 days
07-21-2019
Hall of Fame Inductions ( History )
25 days
09-01-2019
Active Rosters Expand to 40 Players ( History )
67 days
2017 National League Standings
2017 American League Standings
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
51
28
.646
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47
33
.588
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45
34
.570
6.0
41
38
.519
5.5
44
37
.543
8.0
38
40
.487
8.0
29
51
.362
22.5
37
43
.463
10.0
22
57
.278
29.0
30
47
.390
15.5
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
51
27
.654
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43
36
.544
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43
36
.544
8.5
42
37
.532
1.0
36
41
.468
14.5
40
38
.513
2.5
26
48
.351
23.0
36
41
.468
6.0
28
52
.350
24.0
36
41
.468
6.0
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
50
30
.625
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55
26
.679
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43
36
.544
6.5
41
38
.529
13.0
42
38
.525
8.0
40
41
.494
15.0
40
40
.500
10.0
39
40
.494
15.0
36
47
.434
15.5
34
44
.436
19.5
00 : Dixie Walker: A Life in Baseball Book Review - a career with an asterisk... ( Dixie Walker )
00 : 2011 World Series: Game 6 - the NEW greatest game ever, right? ( 2011 World Series )
00 : Left on Base in the Bush Leagues Book Review - five-stars - a truly unique baseball book!
Baseball Autographs (Signed baseball cards integrated onto listed ballplayers )
00 : 2019 MLB Play of the Week -- Victor Robles ( Awards ) watch the AMAZING video!
00 : The Johnny Bench Award -- added Adley Rutschman ( Oregon State University ).
00 : Home Run in First At-Bat -- added Zack Collins , PH 1st gm (BB), DH 2nd gm, HR off Ariel Jurado .
Baseball Lists Research (We archive our last ten updates on that list page, from every category.)
00 : Steroid Suspensions -- added Frankie Montas (80 Game Suspension | RHP with Oakland Athletics ).
00 : Baseball Movie Checklist -- Added The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience ( Canseco & McGwire ).
00 : 3,000 Strikeouts Club -- added CC Sabathia who fanned John Ryan Murphy to make history.
00 : Augie Galan (1934-1949) -- added trivia games, did you know (1st NL HR Both Sides of Plate ), etc.
00 : Tyler White (2016-Today) -- added historic games, did you know items, baseball cards, etc.
00 : Ryan Feierabend (2006-Today) -- added career synopsis, did you know items, trivia, and more...
00 : Most Hit by a Pitch in a Game (3) -- tied by Derek Dietrich who got plunked three times! #ouch
00 : Most Home Runs in a Game (8) -- 2019 Arizona Diamondbacks set a new franchise-specific record!
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 : Yakima Valley College Baseball Players -- added a new list / updated all five players.
00 : Colorado State University Baseball Players -- added a new list / updated all five players.
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 : RIP -- Larry Foss . Died on June 15 . Added died on date, location, news clipping from debut.
00 : RIP -- Dave Marshall . Died on June 6 . Added died on date and died in location.
00 : RIP -- Aubrey Gatewood . Died on June 5 . Added died on date and died in location.
00 : RIP -- Bill Buckner . Died on May 27 . Added died on date and died in location.
00 : RIP -- Barry Latman . Died on April 28 . Added died on date, died in location & a career synopsis.
00 : 1933 World Series -- First pitch data for Game 1 located & added.
00 : 1942 World Series -- First pitch & National Anthem data for Game 1 located & added.
00 : 1972 World Series -- First pitch data for Game 3 located & added.
00 : 2011 -- First pitch data (To & From) for Game 6 and Game 7 located & added.
00 : 1931 -- Upgraded to include 25-man roster and 1st pitch data for Game 3 .
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