On July 1st, Croatia joined the European Union as the Union's 28th member. Croatia was the first country that entered the EU alone (since other countries entered together in 2004 and 2007), although Greece acceded to the European Community alone in 1981.
The 1962 Houston Colt .45s changed their name to the Houston Astros in 1965, and starting in 2013, they changed from the National League to the American League.
The Cincinnati Reds hosted the Los Angeles Angels on April 1, 2013, becoming the first teams to start their seasons with an interleague matchup. The Reds, the first professional team, celebrate Opening Day with a parade and have opened all but four seasons at home.
The results of the Baseball Writers' Association of America balloting for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum were announced in January and the first full set of Steroid Era players saw the impact playing at this time period had on their game.
"A day after getting swept from the World Series, the Detroit Tigers were installed as betting favorites to win Major League Baseball's championship in 2013." - Bloomberg (10/30/2012, Tigers Favored to Win 2013 Baseball World Series, Yankees Second , Source )
Hitting Statistics League Leaderboard
Base on Balls
On Base Percentage
Pitching Statistics League Leaderboard
2013 American League
|East||Team [Click for roster]||Wins||Losses||Ties||WP||GB||Payroll|
|Boston Red Sox||97||65||0||.599||--||$|
|Tampa Bay Rays||92||71||0||.564||5½||$|
|New York Yankees||85||77||0||.525||12||$|
|Central||Team [Click for roster]||Wins||Losses||Ties||WP||GB||Payroll|
|Kansas City Royals||86||76||0||.531||7||$|
|Chicago White Sox||63||99||0||.389||
|West||Team [Click for roster]||Wins||Losses||Ties||WP||GB||Payroll|
|Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim||78||84||0||.481||18||$|
2013 American League Final Standings
The American League started in 1901 and you can review every season in their history on our Year by Year baseball history menu.
Baseball Fever is the ultimate baseball talk forum for serious baseball fans, baseball historians, baseball authors, and hardcore baseball fanatics.