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Date
Major League Baseball Calendar
Days Away
07-09-2019
MLB All-Star Game ( History )
21 days
07-21-2019
Hall of Fame Inductions ( History )
33 days
09-01-2019
Active Rosters Expand to 40 Players ( History )
75 days
2017 National League Standings
2017 American League Standings
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
43
27
.614
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42
30
.583
--
43
28
.606
0.5
39
32
.549
2.5
39
34
.534
5.5
34
37
.479
7.5
26
45
.366
17.5
33
38
.465
8.5
21
50
.296
22.5
25
44
.362
15.5
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
47
23
.671
--
40
31
.563
--
37
33
.529
10.0
39
32
.549
1.0
34
36
.486
13.0
36
34
.514
3.5
25
43
.368
21.0
32
39
.451
8.0
23
48
.324
24.5
31
38
.449
8.0
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
48
24
.667
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48
24
.667
--
38
33
.535
9.5
37
34
.521
10.5
36
36
.500
12.0
38
35
.521
10.5
35
37
.486
13.0
35
37
.486
13.0
31
44
.413
18.5
30
39
.435
16.5
00 : Roy Sievers Book Review - did he really have the sweetest swing in the 1950s? ( Roy Sievers )
00 : Johnny Bench Statue Dedication Day - an incredible interview. ( Johnny Bench )
00 : Koufax Throws A Curve Book Review - the end of an era, was it good or bad? ( Sandy Koufax )
Baseball Autographs (Signed baseball cards integrated onto listed ballplayers )
00 : The Johnny Bench Award -- added Adley Rutschman ( Oregon State University ).
Baseball Lists Research (We archive our last ten updates on that list page, from every category.)
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 : Tim Locastro (2017-Today) -- quote, autographed baseball card, a did you know, and a tweet added.
00 : Most Home Runs in a Game (8) -- 2019 Arizona Diamondbacks set a new franchise-specific record!
00 : Most Strikeouts in a 9-Inning Game (5) -- tied by Javier Baez (tied earlier in '19 by Hicks & Story ).
00 : Most Hit by a Pitch in a Game (3) -- tied by Tim Locastro who got plunked three times on May 25 .
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 : 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 -- 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 : 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 -- Jake Jaeckel . Died on March 31st . Added died on date & died in location.
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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