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Baseball Almanac News
Date Major League Baseball Calendar Days Away
11-16-2020 Hall of Fame Ballot Announced ( History ) 102 days
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
Home Run in First At-Bat : added Tyler Stephenson.
Triple Plays in Major League Baseball : 2020 game & box scores 1911-14.
Home Run in Last At-Bat : removed Darin Ruf (back in majors).
New Research in Baseball Lists
Baseball Almanac Updates : last ten updates we made in each section.
MLB Twitter Accounts : added Dick Allen . Updated research & style.
New York Mets AND New York Yankees : 1st two now a trivia question (FF#3).
New Research on Baseball Players
Tony Solaita . Quote, trivia, obituary, research, rookie card.
Vic Wertz . Trivia, research, newspaper story, quote, post MLB career.
Moe Morhardt . New quote, career synopsis, and newsletter biography.
Ruben Rivera . New quote, career synopsis, and newspaper biography.
Bill Robinson . New quote, career synopsis, and story.
New Research in Baseball Records
Bases On Balls Records : cleaned-up formatting / new style.
Shutout Records : added dates of all single season record setting shutouts.
New Research on Baseball Teams & Historic Games
Buffalo Bisons : New intro! Updated formatting on page / new style.
Forbes Field : More trivia / research added to the Pirates historic ballpark .
July 12, 1979 . Newspapers, video, and history of Disco Demolition Night .
Cleveland Spiders : updated formatting on page / new style.
New Research in College Baseball Lists
Saint Leo University Baseball Players : updated logo (provided by St. Leo).
Bert Thiel . Died on July 31st . Relief pitcher. 4 gms with 1952 Boston Braves .
Bob Sebra . Died on July 22nd . Late '80s RHP / University of Nebraska .
Tony Taylor . Died on July 16th . SOLID infielder, 2x All-Star, 19-years in MLB!
New Research / Articles on the Baseball Almanac Blog
New Research on World Series Pages & Year-by-Year MLB History
1913 World Series : updated page formatting.
1968 American League & 1968 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
1967 American League & 1967 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
1966 American League & 1966 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
1965 American League & 1965 National League . Pennant race & formatting.
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