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11-03-2019
Gold Glove Award Announced ( History )
11 days
11-06-2019
Wilson Defensive Player of The Year Announced ( History )
14 days
11-07-2019
Silver Slugger Award Announced ( History )
15 days
11-11-2019
Rookie of the Year Award Announced ( History )
19 days
11-12-2019
Manager of the Year Announced ( History )
20 days
11-13-2019
Cy Young Award Announced ( History )
21 days
11-14-2019
Most Valuable Player Award Announced ( History )
22 days
03-26-2020
Opening Day ( History )
155 days
2017 National League Standings
2017 American League Standings
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
103
59
.636
--
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 : 2019 MLB Play of the Week -- Maikel Franco ( Awards ) watch the AMAZING video!
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 : 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 : San Diego Padres Managers -- Andy Green fired. Rod Barajas named interim manager.
00 : NEW : Mickey Vernon Biography added - Remembering the Top First Baseman of the Golden Era.
00 : UPDATED: Jim Doyle , added career synopsis, photograph, and changed his DOB (birth certificate).
00 : UPDATED: Don Rowe , added career synopsis, trivia, rookie card, and a unique MLB record.
00 : ADDED: Video, story, quotes & more to box score where Griffey & Griffey, Jr. homered.
00 : UPDATED: Walter Young , added career synopsis with trivia, and two "did you know" items.
00 : Most Home Runs in a Season by a Team -- ELEVEN teams have broken their team HR records!
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 : Boston College Baseball Players -- fixed Chris Shaw entry (years played / link to debut).
00 : RIP -- Bobby Del Greco . Died on October 13th . Obituary data, rookie card, news story added.
00 : RIP -- Jackie Hernandez . Died on October 12th . Added obituary data, rookie card, career synopsis.
00 : RIP -- Andy Etchebarren . Died on October 5th . Added obituary data, rookie card, career synopsis.
00 : RIP -- Bob Tufts . Died on October 4th . Added obituary data, rookie card, career synopsis.
00 : RIP -- Tom Waddell . Died on September 14th . Added obituary data, rookie career, career synopsis.
00 : 2019 World Series -- Added new page for daily updates during Fall Classic.
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.
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