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Baseball Almanac News
Date Major League Baseball Calendar Days Away
11-16-2020 Hall of Fame Ballot Announced ( History ) 17 days
2020 National League Standings
2020 American League Standings
East
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GB
East
F
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40
20
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27
7.0
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28
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32
7.0
25
35
15.0
26
34
9.0
24
36
16.0
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9.0
Central
F
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Central
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GB
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24
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26
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25
1.0
31
29
3.0
35
25
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30
28
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26
34
10.0
29
31
5.0
23
35
12.0
19
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15.0
West
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24
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7.0
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33
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31
14.0
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
2020 MLB Player of the Week Award : new research / first winners added.
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.
All-Star Game Home Runs : added Brian Dozier to trivia / research in FF#1.
Lou Gehrig Grand Slams : added links to box scores & a career HR column.
New Research on Baseball Players
Jim Command . New quote, cemetery name, baseball card.
Dave Johnson . New quote, four new fast facts, rookie card collage.
Darrel Chaney . New quote, signing bonus story, and a career synopsis.
Balor Moore . Rookie card, trivia question, new research added.
Jay Porter . New quote, great did you know & a career synopsis.
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).
Jack McMahan . Died on October 16th . Quote. Image. Career synopsis added.
Jay Porter . Died on October 11th . Bonus baby . Backstop in 1950s.
Whitey Ford . Died on October 8th . Most wins by a Yankee pitcher - ever!
New Research / Articles on the Baseball Almanac Blog
New Research on World Series Pages & Year-by-Year MLB History
1974 American League & 1974 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
1973 American League & 1973 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
1972 American League & 1972 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
2020 World Series : added new page for 2020 Fall Classic, updated daily.
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