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Date
Major League Baseball Calendar
Days Away
06-03-2019
Major League Baseball Draft ( History )
44 days
07-09-2019
MLB All-Star Game ( History )
80 days
07-21-2019
Hall of Fame Inductions ( History )
92 days
09-01-2019
Active Rosters Expand to 40 Players ( History )
134 days
2017 National League Standings
2017 American League Standings
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
14
6
.700
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11
8
.579
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9
10
.474
4.5
11
8
.579
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9
12
.429
5.5
9
9
.500
1.5
8
12
.400
6.0
9
9
.500
1.5
7
13
.350
7.0
5
15
.250
6.5
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
11
7
.611
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11
6
.647
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9
7
.563
1.0
12
9
.571
1.0
9
10
.474
2.5
10
9
.526
2.0
8
11
.421
3.5
9
9
.500
2.5
7
13
.350
5.0
7
12
.368
5.0
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
13
6
.684
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14
8
.636
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15
8
.652
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11
10
.524
2.5
10
8
.556
2.5
10
10
.500
3.0
11
11
.500
3.5
8
12
.400
5.0
8
12
.400
5.5
8
13
.381
5.5
00 : Chipper Jones – Player Profile - his early years, playing years, and later years. ( Chipper Jones ).
00 : Team Profile – Oakland Athletics - one of the original teams in the American League. ( A's History )
00 : Player Spotlight – Hank Aaron - his early years, playing years, and later years. ( Hank Aaron ).
00 : Player Spotlight – Babe Ruth - his early years, playing years, and later years. ( Babe Ruth )
Baseball Autographs (Signed baseball cards integrated onto listed ballplayers )
00 : 2019 Player of the Week -- Mike Trout (AL | 42nd MLB Award ) & Cody Bellinger (NL | 9th MLB Award ).
00 : 2019 Player of the Week -- Tim Beckham (AL | 3rd MLB Award ) & Christian Yelich (NL | 13th MLB Award ).
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).
00 : Home Run in First At-Bat -- added Lane Thomas , homered on an 0-1 slider from Seth Lugo .
00 : Three Pitch Innings -- added Drew Anderson , threw just 1-pitch to Conforto , then Ramos , then McNeil .
00 : Immaculate Inning -- added Thomas Pannone , threw 9 Pitches / 9 Strikes in 9th inning.
00 : Hitting Streaks -- added Whit Merrifield , who has an active 31-game wrap-around hitting streak .
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.
00 : Lonny Frey (1933-1948) -- added quote, trivia item, and a did you know ( 1940 Play Ball Reprint ).
00 : 04-18 Debut -- Mike Ford (1B | Undrafted Free Agent | Princeton University ).
00 : Richard Hidalgo (1997-2005) -- added quote, trivia item, and a did you know.
00 : Orville Armbrust (1934) -- added quote, photograph, trivia item, and a Babe Ruth did you know.
00 : Most Home Runs in an Inning (2) -- tied by Edwin Encarnacion , a feat EE did once before in 2013 ( Box ).
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 : 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 -- Hardy Peterson . Died on April 16th . Added died on date, died in location & a career synopsis.
00 : RIP -- Scott Sanderson . Died on April 11th . Added died on date, died in location & a career synopsis.
00 : RIP -- Greg Booker . Died on March 30th . Added obituary details (died on date, died in location & cemetery).
00 : RIP -- Jim Holt . Died on March 29th . Added died on date, died in location, cemetery, one new fast fact.
00 : RIP -- Jerry Schypinski . Died on March 25th . Added died on date, died in location & cemetery name.
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 .
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 ).
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