YEAR-BY-YEAR BASEBALL HISTORY

The History of Major League Baseball in a Yearly Format

Baseball Almanac has researched, in a year-by-year format; the hitting and pitching leaders, the team leaders, fabulous feats accomplished, win-loss records for every "official" league, and much more. How much more? Here is a breakdown of items found on EACH page:

League Leader in Hitting Statistics (Top 25)
League Leader in Pitching Statistics (Top 25)
Final Standings for every Team
Links to every Team Roster
Team Leader for Hitting & Pitching Stats
Retirements / Final Season Played Lists
Rookies / First Season Played Lists
Links to Seasonal Events

Add to that some interesting fast facts, a few historical tidbits, team salaries, links to the Home Run Derby, first round draft selections, a year specific quotation, and you have a quick year in review for every season in Major League history. A baseball time capsule all on one easy-to-use page.

Baseball Almanac Top Quote

"The only church that truly feeds the soul, day-in day-out, is the Church of Baseball." - Annie Savoy (Actress Susan Sarandon) in Bull Durham (MGM, 1988)

American League Year-by-Year History

The History of the American League

American League History in Year-by-Year Order

National League Year-by-Year History

The History of the National League

National League History in Year-by-Year Order

Federal League Year-by-Year History

Federal League History in Year-by-Year Order

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Players League Year-by-Year History

Players League History in Year-by-Year Order

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Union Association Year-by-Year History

Union Association History in Year-by-Year Order

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American Association Year-by-Year History

American Association History in Year-by-Year Order

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Did you know that the year-by-year analysis of baseball history is one of the most popular on Baseball Almanac ? Stay tuned: our upgrade in 2020 includes pennant races for every single year, from every single league, in baseball history!

Remember who won the World Series the year you graduated high school? Too easy, who led in triples during that Series? Find out in our World Series section.

Recall leaders and stunning stats from any year in history using this particular section. Check the year your favorite team won it all. Check the year you were born. Enjoy the history of our national pastime in this year-by-year format.

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