Year In Review : 2019 American League

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The 2019 Major League Baseball season began on March 20, 2019, and is the 150th anniversary of professional baseball, dating back to the 1869 foundation of the Cincinnati Reds.

Four rule changes went into effect in 2019. The time between innings was reduced from 2:05 to 2:00 in local games, and 2:25 to 2:00 in nationally televised games. The August trade deadline was cancelled, leaving just one trade deadline in Major League Baseball, July 31, 2019. The last two were related to the Midsummer Classic, the first is a two-round voting method for fans to select All-Stars, the second will award the winner of the Home Run Derby a $1,000,000 bonus!

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The Cleveland Indians agreed to stop using their "Chief Wahoo" logo on January 29, 2018. On November 19, 2018, the team unveiled new uniforms excluding the Chief Wahoo logo, as well as new hats with red brims for home games, a new red-colored home alternate jersey (marking the team's first red jersey since the 1970's), and sleeve patches commemorating their hosting of the 2019 All-Star Game.

The regular season began on March 20, 2019, when the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners played a two-game series in Tokyo, Japan, at the Tokyo Dome.

A London Series will occur on June 29-30, 2019, when the Boston Red Sox face-off against the New York Yankees at London Stadium in London, England, on June 29 and 30 making it the first ever regular season series in London under a two-year commitment.

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Derek Jeter, CEO of the Miami Marlins, unveiled a new logo, team colors, and uniform on November 16, 2018, for the 2019 season. The new design replaced the one used after the team moved to Marlins Park in 2012, and switched from the Florida Marlins to the Miami Marlins.

The Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs will play a game on August 18, 2019, coinciding with the Little League World Series. The MLB Little League Classic will be played at BB&T Ballpark, in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, for the third straight year..

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Opening Day for all teams took place on March 28, 2019, the earliest Opening Day in baseball history when you exclude international season openers. The previous earliest Opening Day was on March 29, 2018.

The second annual Mexico Series of regular season games will feature four matchups in 2019. The first match-up will feature the National League St. Louis Cardinals versus the Cincinnati Reds. The two-game series will be played at Monterrey, Mexico's Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey, on April 13 and 14, 2019. The second two-game series, also in Monterrey, will feature the American League Houston Astros versus the Los Angeles Angels on May 4 and 5, 2019.

The 90th Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held on July 9, 2019, at Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians.

"Twenty years ago, when you talked to National League owners about the DH, you'd think you were talking some sort of heretical comment," Manfred told reporters Thursday at the owners meetings in Coral Gables, Fla. "But we have a newer group. There's been turnover. And I think our owners in general have demonstrated a willingness to change the game in ways that we think would be good for the fans, always respecting the history and traditions of the sport." - New York Daily News Staff Peter Botte (01/21/2016, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred says National League could implement DH by 2017 , Source )

2019 American League Player Review

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2019 American League Pitcher Review

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2019 American League

Team Standings

Tampa Bay Rays 24 14 0 .632 -- $60,444,931
New York Yankees 23 16 0 .590 1.5 $208,084,848
Boston Red Sox 21 19 0 .525 4.0 $222,171,123
Toronto Blue Jays 16 23 0 .410 8.5 $112,037,006
Baltimore Orioles 13 26 0 .333 11.5 $72,722,906
Minnesota Twins 25 13 0 .658 -- $121,276,933
Cleveland Indians 20 18 0 .526 5.0 $119,241,701
Detroit Tigers 17 20 0 .459 7.5 $116,478,400
Chicago White Sox 17 21 0 .447 8.0 $89,354,534
Kansas City Royals 14 26 0 .350 12.0 $100,658,316
Houston Astros 25 15 0 .625 -- $160,774,666
Los Angeles Angels 19 20 0 .487 5.5 $159,378,583
Seattle Mariners 20 22 0 .476 6.0 $150,906,143
Oakland Athletics 19 22 0 .463 6.5 $92,318,333
Texas Rangers 17 20 0 .459 6.5 $127,660,652

2019 American League Standings



Two National League starting pitchers in the same game had 10-or-more strikeouts on Opening Day in 2019; Jacob DeGrom (10 Ks) and Max Scherzer (12 Ks) on March 28, 2019. The last time it happened was on April 7, 1970 , when Dave McNally of the Baltimore Orioles had 13 strikeouts and Sam McDowell of the Detroit Tigers had 11 strikeouts.
Did you know that when Elvis Luciano made his Major League debut with the Toronto Blue Jays on March 31, 2019, he became the first ballplayer born in the 2000s to play in a regular season game?
Two American League All-Stars are having their number retired during the regular season: Adrian Beltre, who will have his #29 retired by the Texas Rangers on June 8, 2019, and Joe Mauer, who will have his #7 retired by the Minnesota Twins on June 15, 2019.
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