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Baseball Almanac News

Date
Major League Baseball Calendar
Days Away
12-09-2019
Winter Meetings (San Diego, California)
4 days
03-26-2020
Opening Day ( History )
112 days
04-15-2020
Jackie Robinson Day ( History )
132 days
07-14-2020
All-Star Game ( History )
222 days
09-01-2020
Expanded Rosters (28 Players) ( History )
271 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
--
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
--
91
71
.562
--
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
--
106
56
.654
--
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 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: Bill Tuttle , added two fast facts - one newspaper story and one did you know.
00 : UPDATED: Bryan Mitchell , added a quote & three fast facts - one factoid, one trivia, one did you know.
00 : NEW : Hal Newhouser Biography added - The Tigers Hall of Fame Southpaw.
00 : UPDATED: Putsy Caballero , added quote, fast fact, photograph, and nickname story.
00 : All SABR Biographical Research Committee Data added to The Ballplayers . ( Download Report ).
00 : Most Home Runs in a Season by a Team -- ELEVEN teams have broken their team HR records!
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 -- Will Brunson . Died on November 23rd . Added obituary details, rookie card, and triva.
00 : RIP -- Val Heim . Died on November 21st . Added a colorized photo and obituary details.
00 : RIP -- Jim Coates and Irv Noren . Both died on November 15th .
00 : RIP -- Bob Johnson . Died on November 12th . Obituary data added.
00 : RIP -- Ron Fairly . Died on October 30th . Obituary data added.
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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