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Baseball Almanac News
Date Major League Baseball Calendar Days Away
10-20-2020 World Series ( History ) 0 days
11-16-2020 Hall of Fame Ballot Announced ( History ) 27 days
2020 National League Standings
2020 American League Standings
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New Research in Baseball Autographs
New Research in Baseball Awards
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.
New Research in Baseball Lists
Baseball Almanac Updates : last ten updates we made in each section.
Lou Gehrig Grand Slams : added links to box scores & a career HR column.
New Research on Baseball Players
Jay Porter . New quote, great did you know & a career synopsis.
Keith Lampard . Career synopsis, a Little League did you know, signed card.
Merritt Ranew . Career synopsis (FF1), with trivia & rookie card, added.
Cleo James . New quote, home address, and trivia added.
Jim Owens . New quote, two did you know items, record research added.
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).
Ron Perranoski . Died on October 2nd . LHP during the 1960s.
Bob Gibson . Died on October 2nd . INCREDIBLE pitcher, see why ( Hoot ).
Lou Johnson . Died on September 30th . "Slick" outfielder in late '60s.
Hal Raether . Pitched with Athletics in Philly & Kansas City!
Jay Johnstone . Died on September 26th . 20-year career with 8 MLB Teams !
New Research / Articles on the Baseball Almanac Blog
New Research on World Series Pages & Year-by-Year MLB History
1971 American League & 1971 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
1969 American League & 1969 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
1970 American League & 1970 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
1913 World Series : updated page formatting.
1968 American League & 1968 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
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