Baseball Almanac: The History of Major League Baseball

The Official Baseball History Site

Major League Baseball endures because of its historical reference points, and Baseball Almanac has dedicated itself to preserving the history of our national pastime.

Baseball Almanac is an interactive baseball encyclopedia filled with 500,000+ pages of in-depth baseball facts, original baseball research and baseball statistics not found anywhere else.

Repeatedly recognized as THE online source for baseball related history: National Geographic said, "Everything you want to know about baseball is on this site." Sports Collectors Digest said, "This site doesn't have any rivals. Every historical information or feat you want on baseball is right here." Yahoo once wrote, "If God were a baseball fan, this site is what his attic would look like."

Baseball Almanac
" Baseball Almanac is a website of facts and figures about Major League Baseball that includes traditional statistics but is focused on preserving the game's history with the site's motto being 'Where what happened yesterday is being preserved today'... The depth of information and the baseball passion which clearly infuses the site is impressive, and I would encourage baseball fans and information seekers to see what Baseball Almanac has to offer." - Emerald Insight Review (Ian McCullough, (2017) 'Baseball Almanac', Reference Reviews, Vol. 31 Issue: 6, pp.39-39, Full Review )

Baseball Almanac News

Date
Major League Baseball Calendar
Days Away
09-01-2019
Active Rosters Expand to 40 Players ( History )
41 days
10-01-2019
Major League Baseball Wild Card Game ( History )
71 days
10-02-2019
Division Series ( History )
72 days
10-11-2019
League Championship Series ( History )
81 days
10-22-2019
World Series ( History )
92 days
2017 National League Standings
2017 American League Standings
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
64
34
.653
--
60
41
.594
--
57
45
.559
9.0
52
46
.531
6.5
54
46
.540
11.0
52
48
.520
7.5
38
63
.376
27.5
45
54
.455
14.0
31
67
.316
33.0
36
61
.371
22.0
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
60
38
.612
--
54
45
.545
--
57
41
.582
3.0
53
48
.525
2.0
44
52
.458
15.0
51
47
.520
2.5
37
64
.366
24.5
46
52
.469
7.5
30
65
.316
28.5
44
53
.454
9.0
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
64
37
.634
--
67
35
.657
--
57
43
.570
6.5
50
50
.500
16.0
52
49
.515
12.0
50
50
.500
16.0
50
49
.505
13.0
47
52
.475
18.5
40
62
.392
24.5
47
52
.475
18.5
00 : For The Good of the Game by Bud Selig - Book Review - a summer read you SHOULD get!
00 : Dixie Walker: A Life in Baseball Book Review - a career with an asterisk... ( Dixie Walker )
Baseball Autographs (Signed baseball cards integrated onto listed ballplayers )
00 : NEW -- Bryse Wilson . Added an autographed card, a Topps NOW card, and two factoids.
00 : The Larry Doby Award -- added Sam Huff, the 2019 Futures Game Most Valuable Player .
00 : 2019 MLB Play of the Week -- Victor Robles ( Awards ) watch the AMAZING video!
00 : Six Hits in a Game -- added Phillip Ervin , got 6 hits in 4 at-bats, 4th in Reds' history .
Baseball Lists Research (We archive our last ten updates on that list page, from every category.)
00 : Omaha College Baseball Hall of Fame -- new research, every member since it started is added.
00 : Steroid Suspensions -- added Frankie Montas (80 Game Suspension | RHP with Oakland Athletics ).
00 : Baseball Movie Checklist -- The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience ( Canseco & McGwire ).
00 : 3,000 Strikeouts Club -- added CC Sabathia who fanned John Ryan Murphy to make history.
00 : 07-21 debuts -- Zach Green , Conner Menez , Adrian Morejon (208th from Cuba ).
00 : Mike Muldoon (1882-1886) -- two inside-park-home runs in a game - in back-to-back games !
00 : 07-12 debuts -- Ian Gibaut (Tulane), Andres Munoz (129th from Mexico ), Bubba Starling .
00 : 07-06 debuts -- Pedro Payano (1,148th MLB Player from New York / Raised in D.R. ).
00 : John Boozer (1962-1969) -- one-of-four spitballers ejected - read the story!
00 : Most Doubles in a Game (4) -- tied by Adam Frazier , second Pirate with four ( Paul Waner ).
00 : Most Hit by a Pitch in a Game (3) -- tied by Derek Dietrich who got plunked three times! #ouch
00 : Most Home Runs in a Game (8) -- 2019 Arizona Diamondbacks set new franchise-specific record!
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 : 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 -- Pumpsie Green . Died on July 17 . Added obituary data. Improved formatting on biography.
00 : RIP -- Ernie Broglio . Died on July 16 . Added obituary data.
00 : RIP -- Joe Grzenda . Died on July 12 . Added obituary data and a GREAT newspaper story.
00 : RIP -- Jim Bouton . Died on July 10 . Added obituary data, two DYK, and a career synopsis.
00 : RIP -- Glenn Mickens . Died on July 9 . Added obituary data, career synopsis, and a photograph.
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 .
Baseball Almanac Facebook
Daily Feature of Historical Players
Baseball Almanac Twitter
Daily Feature of Historical Trivia
Baseball Almanac Instagram
A Baseball Photo Each Day

Baseball Almanac's 9-Inning News
Baseball Fast Facts 1
Baseball Fast Facts 2
Baseball Fast Facts 4
Baseball Almanac is a privately held web site / endeavor in serious need of your financial assistance. PLEASE support our ongoing efforts to preserve baseball history by visiting this page OR by contacting us today for additional details.
Baseball Almanac has MORE than 500,000 pages of baseball history, MORE than 1,500,000 fast facts, original research from recognized experts AND material not found or seen on any other web site in the world.
Did you know that Baseball Fever — our baseball message board — is one of the most popular online social sites in the world and receives more than 19.9 million hits per month (our average during the current year)?
Baseball Fast Facts 7
Baseball Fast Facts 10
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac52m
MAIL CALL: EB asked, "Please consider adding note for Mike Muldoon..." This obscure ballplayer (… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac22h
Fun on a Sunday? Changing Undetermined to an accurate high school name on 45 players & adding a cemetery name to 8… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac21 Jul
The memorable 1967 #Topps (baseball-almanac.com/baseball_cards…) set checklist is now in the #BaseballAlmanac Baseball Card Data… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Jul
RIP Don Mossi. When The Sphinx retired, he was only the eighth #MLB pitcher with at least 100 wins AND 50 saves! Se… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Jul
Reason #918,720 we ❤️⚾️? Travis d'Arnaud was released by the #Mets on May 3, signed by the #Dodgers on May 5, trade… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Jul
The 2019 #Diamondbacks have 5-games (to date) with a player hitting a HR batting lefty AND righty in the same game… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Jul
Not even #Madonna looks this good in leather -- words written by Tom Verducci about CJ, born OTD1971. One of only s… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac20 Jul
Towering 🔟: The #Cardinals erased a 7-run deficit in the 6th inning, scoring 10 runs, eventually winning 12-11 vers… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac19 Jul
Bob Meusel (baseball-almanac.com/players/player…) born OTD1896. Silent Bob hit for the cycle in 1921, in '22, & an AL record 3rd… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac19 Jul
Happy Birthday Yan Gomes (baseball-almanac.com/players/player…). Born OTD1987, Gomer was Defensive Player of the Year,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Jul
Joe Grzenda will be laid to rest today in St. Catherine's Cemetery, Moscow, PA. Eight-year career, 219 GP, #Tigers,… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Jul
RIP Pumpsie Green (baseball-almanac.com/players/player…). SO much more than just 1st African-American with #Boston #RedSox. In-d… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac18 Jul
Happy Birthday Derek Dietrich (baseball-almanac.com/players/player…). Two new DYK items added - a team record he set in 2016 wit… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac17 Jul
RESEARCH ALERT (😂😂😂): It really is World Emoji Day. In honor of that occassion, let's not forget Brad Boxberger [… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac17 Jul
Sir Didi (baseball-almanac.com/players/player…) hit 4th slam with #Yankees, each WHILE PLAYING SS, new team record! Some… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac16 Jul
End of an Era 😢. Q: "Earlier this month you reported the death of Glenn Mickens, a Brooklyn Dodger, how many of the… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac16 Jul
ICYMI: The Michael Chavis grand slam was caught by an employee on the 14th floor of The Pru (#PrudentialTower).… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac15 Jul
Donn Clendenon (baseball-almanac.com/players/player…): born OTD1935. Bud Harrelson said, "He was the MVP -- a very dangerous pla… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Baseball Almanac@BaseballAlmanac14 Jul
UPDATED: Phillip Ervin joined 6-for-6 Club [baseball-almanac.com/feats/6_hits_1…]. EVERY instance in #MLB history, every extra-i… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Desktop Version