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Date
Major League Baseball Calendar
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07-09-2019
MLB All-Star Game ( History )
20 days
07-21-2019
Hall of Fame Inductions ( History )
32 days
09-01-2019
Active Rosters Expand to 40 Players ( History )
74 days
2017 National League Standings
2017 American League Standings
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
45
27
.625
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43
31
.581
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43
30
.589
2.5
39
32
.549
2.5
40
35
.533
6.5
35
38
.479
7.5
26
47
.356
19.5
33
38
.465
8.5
21
52
.288
24.5
26
45
.366
15.5
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
48
24
.667
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40
33
.548
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38
34
.528
10.0
39
33
.542
0.5
35
36
.493
12.5
37
35
.514
2.5
26
43
.377
20.5
33
38
.465
6.0
25
48
.342
23.5
32
40
.444
7.5
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
48
26
.649
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49
25
.662
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39
34
.534
8.5
38
34
.528
10.0
38
36
.514
10.0
38
36
.514
11.0
37
37
.500
11.0
37
37
.500
12.0
31
46
.403
18.5
31
40
.437
16.5
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 ).
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 : 06-18 Debuts -- Logan Allen ( 2015 MLB Draft ) the first IMG Academy major leaguer!
00 : 06-17 Debuts -- Rangel Ravelo ( 2010 MLB Draft ) a 10-year journey to the majors!
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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