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Major League Baseball Calendar
Days Away
03-26-2020
Opening Day ( History )
57 days
04-15-2020
Jackie Robinson Day ( History )
77 days
07-14-2020
All-Star Game ( History )
167 days
09-01-2020
Expanded Rosters (28 Players) ( History )
216 days
2017 National League Standings
2017 American League Standings
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
103
59
.636
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97
65
.599
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96
66
.593
7.0
93
69
.574
4.0
84
78
.519
19.0
86
76
.531
11.0
67
95
.414
36.0
81
81
.500
16.0
54
108
.333
49.0
57
105
.352
40.0
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
101
61
.623
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91
71
.562
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93
69
.574
8.0
89
73
.549
2.0
72
89
.447
28.5
84
78
.519
7.0
59
103
.364
42.0
75
87
.463
16.0
47
114
.292
53.5
69
93
.426
22.0
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
107
55
.660
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106
56
.654
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97
65
.599
10.0
85
77
.525
21.0
78
84
.481
29.0
77
85
.475
29.0
72
90
.444
35.0
71
91
.438
35.0
68
94
.420
39.0
70
92
.432
36.0
00 : Last Ride of the Iron Horse Book Review - the story of Lou Gehrig during his last MLB season.
00 : For The Good of the Game by Bud Selig - Book Review - a summer read you SHOULD get!
Baseball Autographs (Signed baseball cards integrated onto listed ballplayers )
00 : The Jack Graney Award -- added Ken Fidlin (The Toronto Sun).
00 : A.L. Twenty Wins Club -- added Justin Verlander . Nobody joins in N.L.
00 : Three Home Runs in a Game -- added George Springer (last done in Houston by Yordan Alvarez ).
Baseball Lists Research (We archive our last ten updates on that list page, from every category.)
00 : Baseball Hall of Fame section gets seven updated pages, welcoming Marvin Miller & Ted Simmons .
00 : Baseball Players Who Did Time in Prison updated format & added Rusty Torres details.
00 : New York Mets AND New York Yankees -- new , Mets who were Yankees / Yankees who were Mets!
00 : Baseball Hall of Fame Birth Names and Nicknames expanded to include common names as well.
00 : UPDATED: Billy Weir , quote, newspaper clippings, a few nice historical facts.
00 : UPDATED: Babe Adams , quote, autograph, SEVERAL historical fast facts.
00 : UPDATED: Patsy Tebeau , new (EXCELLENT) quote and obtiuary are now integrated.
00 : All SABR Biographical Research Committee Data added to The Ballplayers . ( Download Report ).
00 : UPDATED: Marv Rickert , new quote & two fast facts - one newspaper story too!
00 : NEW : Batting Champion Records added - records for hitters set DURING their batting title seasons.
00 : NEW : Baker Bowl added: learn more about this Philadelphia Phillies historic ballpark .
00 : Division Series History -- added all eight teams from 2019.
00 : Major League Baseball Wild Card Game -- added all four teams from 2019.
00 : Detroit Tigers -- Jack Morris ( 47 ) & Alan Trammell ( 3 ) added to retired #s ( AL Retired Numbers ).
00 : Boston College Baseball Players -- fixed Chris Shaw entry (years played / link to debut).
00 : RIP -- Ed Sprague . Died on January 10th . Added obituary details and a GREAT biography.
00 : RIP -- Hal Smith . Died on January 9th . Added obituary details and SEVERAL fast facts.
00 : RIP -- Don Larsen . Died on January 1st . Added obituary details. First to die in 2020 .
00 : RIP -- Neal Watlington . Died on December 29th . Added obituary details.
00 : RIP -- Dick Bokelmann . Died on December 27th . Added obituary details.
00 : World Series Club Totals -- Added 2019 data, find out what MLB teams have the MOST experience!
00 : World Series Television Ratings -- Added ratings / data from the 2019 World Series .
00 : World Series Ejections -- Added Dave Martinez (ejected in Game 6 of 2019 World Series ).
00 : World Series Final Outs -- Added Daniel Hudson (got the out) & Michael Brantley (was the out).
00 : 2019 World Series -- Updated daily during this year's Fall Classic.
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