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Baseball Almanac News
Date Major League Baseball Calendar Days Away
02-16-2021 Spring Training (Pitchers & Catchers) 31 days
04-01-2021 Opening Day ( History ) 75 days
07-13-2021 All-Star Game (Truist Park, Atlanta, GA) ( History ) 178 days
2020 National League Standings
2020 American League Standings
East
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27
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8.0
28
32
7.0
25
35
15.0
26
34
9.0
24
36
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34
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Central
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24
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25
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29
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35
25
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30
28
3.0
26
34
10.0
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31
5.0
23
35
12.0
19
41
15.0
West
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36
24
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17
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29
31
7.0
37
23
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27
33
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29
31
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26
34
10.0
26
34
17.0
22
38
14.0
25
35
18.0
New Research in Baseball Autographs
New Research in Baseball Awards
Spink Award : added 2021 winner Dick Kaegel ( The Sporting News ).
Tony Conigliaro Award : Changed a note, updated image, added Daniel Bard .
Edgar Martinez Award : format update & Marcel Ozuna trivia.
New Research in the Baseball Card Database
Mother's Cookies Sets : Padres checklists added for 1993 , 1994 , and 1995 .
Baseball Wit Sets : Checklists added for 1989 Wit (NNO) & 1989 Wit .
New Research in Baseball Feats
Triple Plays in Major League Baseball : 2020 game & box scores 1909-10.
Baseball Movie Checklist : added Baseball Girl (2020).
All-Star Game Home Runs : added Brian Dozier to trivia / research in FF#1.
New Research on Baseball Players
Wally Schang : integrated a new / amazing Wally Schang Biography .
Tommy Thomas : Quote, fast facts, trivia, research, rookie card, MORE !
Hal McRae : Address update, two new DYKs, rookie card added.
Bill Haywood : Career synopsis, team-issued photo, biography, new address.
Enzo Hernandez : Triple play, quote, trivia, records, & more!
New Research in Baseball Records
Batting Champion Records : added Juan Soto to age-related research.
Most Home Runs in an Inning : Tied by the 2020 New York Yankees.
New Research on Baseball Teams & Historic Games
September 28, 1919 . Newspaper stories, quotes & new research added.
August 10, 1944 . Red Barrett uses MLB record 58 pitches (fewest ever) in W.
Buffalo Bisons : New intro! Updated formatting on page / new style.
New Research in College Baseball Lists
Saint Leo University Baseball Players : updated logo (provided by St. Leo).
Pedro Gonzalez . Died on January 10th . Indians 1st player from DR .
Don Leppert . Died on January 5th . Infielder (2B) with 1955 Orioles .
Tom Acker . Died on January 4th . RHP with Cincinnati. New Jersey born.
Phil Niekro . Died on December 26th . Legendary HOF knuckleball pitcher.
New Research / Articles on the Baseball Almanac Blog
New Research on World Series Pages & Year-by-Year MLB History
1978 American League & 1978 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
1977 American League & 1977 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
1976 American League & 1976 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
1985 World Series : formatting, new logo, 1 Anthem singer found.
1975 American League & 1975 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
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