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Baseball Almanac News
Date Major League Baseball Calendar Days Away
02-16-2021 Spring Training (Pitchers & Catchers) 84 days
04-01-2021 Opening Day ( History ) 128 days
07-13-2021 All-Star Game (Truist Park, Atlanta, GA) ( History ) 231 days
2020 National League Standings
2020 American League Standings
East
F
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East
F
W
L
GB
40
20
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35
25
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33
27
7.0
31
29
4.0
32
28
8.0
28
32
7.0
25
35
15.0
26
34
9.0
24
36
16.0
26
34
9.0
Central
F
W
L
GB
Central
F
W
L
GB
36
24
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34
26
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35
25
1.0
31
29
3.0
35
25
1.0
30
28
3.0
26
34
10.0
29
31
5.0
23
35
12.0
19
41
15.0
West
F
W
L
GB
West
F
W
L
GB
36
24
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43
17
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29
31
7.0
37
23
6.0
27
33
9.0
29
31
14.0
26
34
10.0
26
34
17.0
22
38
14.0
25
35
18.0
New Research in Baseball Autographs
New Research in Baseball Awards
Gold Glove Awards: 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | CA | PI | AL-OF | NL-OF .
2020 MLB Player of the Week Award : new research / first winners added.
New Research in the Baseball Card Database
Mother's Cookies Sets : Padres checklists added for 1993 , 1994 , and 1995 .
Baseball Wit Sets : Checklists added for 1989 Wit (NNO) & 1989 Wit .
New Research in Baseball Feats
Triple Plays in Major League Baseball : 2020 game & box scores 1909-10.
All-Star Game Home Runs : added Brian Dozier to trivia / research in FF#1.
New Research on Baseball Players
Walt Williams . Quote, career synopsis& nickname history added.
George Witt . Quote & career synopsis. DYK he lied about his age?
Jay Hook . Quote, career synopsis, a did you know (won 1st Mets game).
Dick Weik . New quote, career synopsis, rookie card, and did you know.
Ray Boone . Jim Sargent writes a SUPERB Ray Boone Biography .
New Research in Baseball Records
Batting Champion Records : added Juan Soto to age-related research.
Most Home Runs in an Inning : Tied by the 2020 New York Yankees.
New Research on Baseball Teams & Historic Games
September 28, 1919 . Newspaper stories, quotes & new research added.
August 10, 1944 . Red Barrett uses MLB record 58 pitches (fewest ever) in W.
Buffalo Bisons : New intro! Updated formatting on page / new style.
New Research in College Baseball Lists
Saint Leo University Baseball Players : updated logo (provided by St. Leo).
Lindy McDaniel . Died on November 14th . Record setting 20-year relief pitcher.
Dan Pfister . Died on November 9th . RHP with KC A's during the '60s.
Foster Castleman . Died on November 9th . Infielder during the 1950s.
Ray Daviault . Died on November 6th . Pitched 36 games for 1962 Mets .
Les Rohr . Died on November 6th . The 27th MLB Player from England !
New Research / Articles on the Baseball Almanac Blog
New Research on World Series Pages & Year-by-Year MLB History
1974 American League & 1974 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
1973 American League & 1973 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
1972 American League & 1972 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
2020 World Series : added new page for 2020 Fall Classic, updated daily.
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