The Detroit Tigers is an American professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member of the American League (AL) Central division. One of the AL's eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Detroit as a member of the minor league Western League in 1894 and is the only Western League team still in its original city. They are also the oldest continuous one name, one city franchise in the AL.
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The Kansas City Royals are an American professional baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. They compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member team of the American League (AL) Central division. The team was founded as an expansion franchise in 1969, and has participated in four World Series, winning in 1985 and 2015, and losing in 1980 and 2014.
In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base after hitting the ball, with neither the benefit of a fielder's misplay (see error) nor another runner being put out on a fielder's choice. A triple is sometimes called a "three-bagger" or "three-base hit". For statistical and scorekeeping purposes it is denoted by 3B.
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In baseball statistics, on-base percentage (OBP) measures how frequently a batter reaches base. It is the ratio of the batter's times-on-base (TOB) (the sum of hits, walks, and times hit by pitch) to their number of plate appearances. OBP does not credit the batter for reaching base due to fielding error, fielder's choice, dropped/uncaught third strike, fielder's obstruction, or catcher's interference.
In baseball statistics, slugging percentage (SLG) is a measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats, through the following formula, where AB is the number of at bats for a given player, and 1B, 2B, 3B, and HR are the number of singles, doubles, triples, and home runs, respectively:
In baseball, a double is the act of a batter striking the pitched ball and safely reaching second base without being called out by the umpire, without the benefit of a fielder's misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielder's choice. A double is a type of hit (the others being the single, triple and home run) and is sometimes called a "two-bagger" or "two-base hit". For statistical and scorekeeping purposes it is denoted by 2B.
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A base on balls (BB), also known as a walk, occurs in baseball when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls, and is in turn awarded first base without the possibility of being called out. The base on balls is defined in Section 2.00 of baseball's Official Rules, and further detail is given in 6.08(a). It is, however, considered a faux pas for a professional player to actually walk to first base; the batter-runner and any advancing runners normally jog on such a play.
In baseball statistics, fielding percentage, also known as fielding average, is a measure that reflects the percentage of times a defensive player properly handles a batted or thrown ball. It is calculated by the sum of putouts and assists, divided by the number of total chances (putouts + assists + errors).
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Lance Johnson, American League record, Led American League in triples for four consecutive seasons (1991–1994). Frank Thomas, Silver Slugger Award.
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The Blue Jays had John Olerud ready to take over at first base but were losing outfielder George Bell. Gillick decided to up the ante by trying to get Alomar. Gillick figured that with Garry Templeton in the twilight of his career, Fernández would be an adequate replacement. Alomar feuded with Padres manager Greg Riddoch and the thinking was that Bip Roberts and Joey Cora could platoon at second base. Over the next two seasons, Alomar and Carter would help the Blue Jays win the 1992 World Series and 1993 World Series. Manager Cito Gaston was sidelined with a herniated disc from August 21 to September 25.
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Although the Blue Jays had future stars Jesse Barfield, George Bell, and Lloyd Moseby in the lineup, the team continued to struggle. On May 15, 1981, Len Barker of the Cleveland Indians pitched a perfect game against the Blue Jays. It was the tenth perfect game ever pitched, is one of only seventeen in the history of the major leagues, and remains the last no-hitter thrown by an Indian. The result of the season was one of the more controversial times in franchise history. The President of the Blue Jays, Peter Bavasi, went to see the team in Anaheim against the California Angels.
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George Bell, OF. Kelly Gruber, 3B. Dave Stieb, P. 1990 Toronto Blue Jays at Baseball Reference. 1990 Toronto Blue Jays at Baseball Almanac.
Oscar Gamble, OF, 1976, 1979–1984. Ben Gamel, OF, 2016. John Ganzel, IF, 1903–1904. Mike Garbark, C, 1944–1945. Dámaso García, IF, 1978–1979. Freddy García, P, 2011–2012. Jaime García, P, 2017. Karim García, OF, 2002–2003. Billy Gardner, IF, 1961–1962. Brett Gardner, OF, 2008–present. Earle Gardner, IF, 1908–1912. Rob Gardner, P, 1970–1972. Steve Garrison, P, 2011. Ned Garvin, P, 1904. Milt Gaston, P, 1924. Chad Gaudin, P, 2009, 2010. Mike Gazella, IF, 1923–1928. Cory Gearrin, P, 2019 - Present. Joe Gedeon, IF, 1916–1917. Lou Gehrig, IF, 1923–1939. Bob Geren, C, 1988–1991. Domingo German, P, 2017–present. Al Gettel, P, 1945–1946. Jason Giambi, IF, 2002–2008. Joe Giard, P, 1927.
Cynthia Stone, actress, wife of Jack Lemmon. Dean Stone, pitcher for six MLB teams. Melville E. Stone, publisher, founder of Chicago Daily News, manager of Associated Press. Steve Stone, pitcher and broadcaster, Cubs and White Sox (born in Ohio). W. Clement Stone, philanthropist, self-help author. Steve Stonebreaker, NFL linebacker 1962–68. Bill Stoneman, pitcher for Montreal Expos, general manager of Los Angeles Angels. Wilbur F. Storey, journalist (born in Vermont). Hannah Storm, ESPN sportscaster. Lauren Storm, actress, Flight 29 Down. John Stossel, consumer reporter, investigative journalist, author. Jean Stothert, mayor of Omaha, Nebraska. Shirley Stovroff, pro baseball player.
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The last White Sox player to have six hits in a 9-inning game was Lance Johnson on September 23, 1995, against the Twins. The Sox lost game two of the series vs. the Tigers but won the overall series due to a grand slam by rookie catcher Josh Phegley in the third and final game of the series. Phegley became the first Sox player with three home runs in his first five games since Magglio Ordóñez in 1997. The Sox then opened up a three-game series with the Philadelphia Phillies in Philadelphia. Just before the series began, Matt Thornton and cash was traded to the Boston Red Sox for minor leaguer Brandon Jacobs.
Jeff Samardzija. Ron Samford. Roger Samuels. Alejandro Sánchez. Alex Sánchez. Freddy Sanchez. Héctor Sánchez. Jonathan Sánchez. Rey Sánchez. Deion Sanders. Reggie Sanders. Scott Sanderson. Pablo Sandoval. Jack Sanford. Andrés Santana. F. P. Santangelo. Benito Santiago. Chad Santos. Francisco Santos. Bill Sarni. Mackey Sasser. Hank Sauer. Bill Sayles. Skeeter Scalzi. Mort Scanlan. Steve Scarsone. Ray Schalk. Bobby Schang. Dan Schatzeder. Rube Schauer. Mike Schemer. Hank Schenz. Nate Schierholtz. Admiral Schlei. Bob Schmidt. Jason Schmidt. Crazy Schmit. Red Schoendienst. Ducky Schofield. Hank Schreiber. Pop Schriver. Bob Schroder. Hal Schumacher. Ferdie Schupp. Marco Scutaro. Jack Scott.
Jesse Barfield and George Bell led the way with 40 and 31 home runs, respectively, while Jim Clancy, Mark Eichhorn, and Jimmy Key tied for the team wins lead with 14 each. In 1987, the Blue Jays held a 3½-game lead with a week to go in the season, then lost their last seven in a row to finish two games back of the Detroit Tigers, getting swept on the last weekend by the Tigers. The Blue Jays finished with a 96–66 record, second best in the major leagues, but to no avail. However, George Bell (.308 AVG, 47 HR, 134 RBI) was named the AL's Most Valuable Player (MVP), the first Blue Jay to earn that honour. In 1988, however, Toronto could not duplicate the successes of the previous season.
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George Stone, US, outfielder, batting title. Steve Stone, US, starting pitcher, All-Star, Wins leader, Cy Young Award. Garrett Stubbs, US, catcher (Houston Astros). Rowdy Tellez, US, first baseman (Toronto Blue Jays). Danny Valencia, US-Israeli, third baseman. Phil "Mickey" Weintraub, US, first baseman & outfielder. Zack Weiss, US-Israeli, pitcher (Minnesota Twins). Steve Yeager, US, catcher, World Series MVP. Andy Yerzy, Canada, catcher (Arizona Diamondbacks). Kevin "The Greek God of Walks" Youkilis, US, first baseman, third baseman, & left fielder, 3x All-Star, Gold Glove, Hank Aaron Award. Josh Zeid, US-Israeli, pitcher. Joe Alexander, US & Israel, 6' 8" forward (Beşiktaş).
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The 1991 Major League Baseball All-Star Game was the 62nd playing of the midsummer classic between the all-stars of the American League (AL) and National League (NL), the two leagues comprising Major League Baseball. The game was held on July 9, 1991, at SkyDome in Toronto, the home of the Toronto Blue Jays of the American League. It was only the second time that the game was played outside the United States, as the National League's Montreal Expos hosted the 1982 Midsummer Classic at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Quebec. The game resulted in the American League defeating the National League 4-2.
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George Bell. Paul Blair Selected in minor league portion. Bobby Bonilla. Everth Cabrera. Alfredo Simón. Jody Davis. Darrell Evans. Ferris Fain. Jason Grilli. Kelly Gruber. Josh Hamilton. Willie Hernández. Odubel Herrera. Dave Hollins. John Hudek Selected in minor league portion. Sal Maglie. Dave May. Evan Meek. Mike Morgan. Jeff Nelson. Darren O'Day. Alexi Ogando Selected in minor league portion. Scott Podsednik Selected in minor league portion. Ryan Pressly. Bip Roberts. Johan Santana. Joakim Soria. Manny Trillo Selected in minor league portion. Derrick Turnbow. Dan Uggla. Fernando Viña. Shane Victorino. Ted Abernathy. Luis Ayala. Miguel Batista. Joe Biagini.
He also worked with Harry Caray, Thom Brennaman, Steve Stone and Bob Brenly. Santo also briefly worked with Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers commentator Wayne Larrivee. In addition to his broadcasting career, he did commercials for Seattle Sutton's Healthy Eating, which he endorsed, along with joining Hughes in ads for Walgreens and Chevrolet. In Chicago, Santo was known for his unabashed broadcast enthusiasm, including groans and cheers during the game. As excitable as Santo was when a great play for the Cubs occurred, he was equally as vocal in his displeasure when events turned against the Cubs.
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The Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award (MVP) is an annual Major League Baseball (MLB) award given to one outstanding player in the American League and one in the National League. Since 1931, it has been awarded by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA). The winners receive the Kenesaw Mountain Landis Memorial Baseball Award, which became the official name of the award in 1944, in honor of the first MLB commissioner, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, who served from 1920 until his death on November 25, 1944.
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On July 29, 1989, the Rangers traded Sosa with Wilson Álvarez and Scott Fletcher to the Chicago White Sox for Harold Baines and Fred Manrique. In 1990, Sosa batted .233 with 15 home runs, 70 runs batted in, 10 triples, and 32 stolen bases. He also struck out 150 times, fourth most in the American League. Sosa started the 1991 season by hitting 2 home runs and driving in 5 runs. However, he would slump for the rest of the year and ended up batting .203 with 10 home runs and 33 runs batted in. The White Sox traded Sosa and Ken Patterson to the Chicago Cubs for outfielder George Bell before the season. Sosa batted .260 with 8 home runs and 25 RBIs in his first season with the Cubs.
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Dennis Lamp replaced Alexander and retired the Royals without any further damage. In the eighth, Brett singled, went to second on McRae's bunt, went to third on White's infield grounder, and scored on Balboni's bloop single—Balboni's first hit of the series—to give the Royals a 6–5 lead. Howser stuck with Farr who got through the ninth in order, with the last out coming on a foul pop by Lloyd Moseby, caught by Brett. With that, the Royals won, 6–5. Brett had arguably his best playoff performance ever, going 4 for 4 with a single, a double, two homers, three RBIs, four runs scored, and throwing out Garcia at the plate.
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In Major League Baseball (MLB), the Player of the Month Award is given monthly during the regular season to two outstanding players, one each in the National League (NL) and American League (AL). The NL began awarding the honor on June 4, 1958. NL president Warren Giles conducted a poll of baseball writers in each major league city and awarded the winner an engraved desk set. The AL did not follow suit with its own award until. The NL created a separate award for pitchers in and the AL did likewise in. Pitchers have not been eligible for the Player of the Month Award since then.