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Major League Baseball Calendar
Days Away
07-21-2019
Hall of Fame Inductions ( History )
4 days
09-01-2019
Active Rosters Expand to 40 Players ( History )
46 days
10-01-2019
Major League Baseball Wild Card Game ( History )
76 days
10-02-2019
Division Series ( History )
77 days
10-11-2019
League Championship Series ( History )
86 days
10-22-2019
World Series ( History )
97 days
2017 National League Standings
2017 American League Standings
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
East
F
W
L
PCT
GB
59
33
.641
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58
37
.611
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56
40
.583
5.0
49
43
.533
7.5
51
43
.543
9.0
48
46
.511
9.5
35
60
.368
25.5
42
51
.452
15.0
28
65
.301
31.5
34
57
.374
22.0
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
Central
F
W
L
PCT
GB
58
34
.630
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50
44
.532
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52
40
.565
6.0
47
45
.511
2.0
42
48
.467
15.0
48
47
.505
2.5
33
62
.347
26.5
44
49
.473
5.5
29
60
.326
27.5
43
48
.473
5.5
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
West
F
W
L
PCT
GB
59
36
.621
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63
33
.656
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53
41
.564
5.5
47
47
.500
15.0
50
44
.532
8.5
46
48
.489
16.0
49
46
.516
10.0
45
48
.484
16.5
39
58
.402
21.0
45
49
.479
17.0
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 .
00 : Three Pitch Innings -- added Adrian Houser , threw 1-pitch to Iglesias , then Casali , then Mahle .
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 : 07-12 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 -- 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 : RIP -- Paul Schramka . Died on July 8 . Added newspaper clipping from his MLB debut.
00 : RIP -- Gary Kolb . Died on July 3 . Added died on date / location, two DYK, and a career synopsis.
00 : RIP -- Tyler Skaggs . Died on July 1 . Added died on date, location.
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 .
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