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09-01-2019
Active Rosters Expand to 40 Players ( History )
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10-01-2019
Major League Baseball Wild Card Game (NL) ( History )
40 days
10-02-2019
Major League Baseball Wild Card Game (AL) ( History )
41 days
10-03-2019
Division Series (AL & NL) ( History )
42 days
10-11-2019
League Championship Series (AL & NL) ( History )
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10-22-2019
World Series (Game 1) ( History )
61 days
2017 National League Standings
2017 American League Standings
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
83
44
.654
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75
52
.591
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73
54
.575
10.0
68
57
.544
6.0
67
60
.528
16.0
65
60
.520
9.0
52
76
.406
31.5
65
60
.520
9.0
40
86
.317
42.5
45
79
.363
28.5
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
77
49
.611
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67
57
.540
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74
52
.587
3.0
67
58
.536
0.5
56
69
.448
20.5
64
62
.508
4.0
45
81
.357
32.0
59
66
.472
8.5
37
86
.301
38.5
52
73
.416
15.5
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
81
46
.638
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83
44
.654
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72
53
.576
8.0
64
63
.504
19.0
63
66
.488
19.0
63
63
.500
19.0
62
65
.488
19.0
59
66
.472
23.0
54
73
.425
27.0
57
69
.452
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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 : Hit for the Cycle (329th in MLB History) -- added Jonathan Villar ( A.L. Cycles | Orioles Cycles ).
Baseball Lists Research (We archive our last ten updates on that list page, from every category.)
00 : Steroid Suspensions -- added Tim Beckham (80 Game Suspension | IF with 2019 Mariners ).
00 : MLB Managers Who DID NOT Play Major League Baseball -- bold faced mgrs with no MiLB time.
00 : Angels Hall of Fame -- new research, every member since it started is added.
00 : Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame -- new research, every member since it started is added.
00 : 08-07 debut -- Devin Williams (Hazelwood West High School, Hazelwood, Missouri | 2013 Draft ).
00 : 08-04 debuts -- Emmanuel Clase , Yennsy Diaz , Kyle Keller (SE Louisiana).
00 : UPDATED: Chuck Harrison (address, quote, rookie card), Willie McCovey (cemetery name).
00 : UPDATED: Tommy Brown (newspaper), Rod Beck (rookie card), Dick Van Zant (SEVERAL).
00 : Most Consecutive Strikeouts by a Positional Player (9) -- non-pitcher records added today.
00 : Most Doubles in a Game (4) -- tied by Adam Frazier , second Pirate with four ( Paul Waner ).
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 #s ( 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 : RIP -- Bill Mills . Died on August 9th . Added obituary data, nice quote, career synopsis.
00 : RIP -- Ernie Bowman . Died on August 4th . Added obituary data.
00 : RIP -- Mike Roarke . Died on July 27 . Added obituary data, coaching career & his 1961 Topps RC.
00 : RIP -- Don Mossi . Died on July 19 . Added obituary data. Integrated rookie card ( 1955 Topps ).
00 : RIP -- Pumpsie Green . Died on July 17 . Added obituary data. Improved formatting on biography.
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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