In 2005, scoreboard operator Jeff Szynal found a record of the song and played it for a "Turn Back the Clock" game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, whom the Sox played in the 1959 World Series. After catcher A. J. Pierzynski hit a walk-off home run, they kept the song around, as the White Sox went on to win the 2005 World Series. "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" by Steam – Organist Nancy Faust played this song during the 1977 pennant race when a Kansas City Royals pitcher was pulled, and it became an immediate hit with White Sox fans. Faust is credited with making the song a stadium anthem and saving it from obscurity.
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After playing 16 games with the Orioles, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays claimed him off waivers on June 3. Twenty-five days later, the Kansas City Royals purchased him from Tampa Bay after a 12-game stint with the Devil Rays. He played 13 games for the Royals before they traded him to the New York Mets on July 30 for Justin Huber, who then traded him minutes later to Pittsburgh with Ty Wigginton and minor leaguer Matt Peterson for Kris Benson and Jeff Keppinger. This series of transactions made him the first player to appear on five different Major League Baseball rosters in one season, only since matched by Oliver Drake in 2018. Bautista played in 11 games for the Pirates in 2005.
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Playing at Camden Yards, the Yankees lost the first two games of the season due to poor performances by starters CC Sabathia and Chien-Ming Wang, though they rebounded to take the third game of the series as well as win the next two series they played against the Kansas City Royals and defending AL East Champions Tampa Bay Rays. On April 16, the Yankees played the first game in their new Yankee Stadium, but they lost the game because of a shaky bullpen. They won the next game to split their first series at the ballpark. The Yankees were swept later in the month by the rival Boston Red Sox in three games at Fenway Park.
Pitcher Cole Hamels is named World Series MVP. November 9 – The Saitama Seibu Lions beat the Yomiuri Giants 3–2 in Game 7 in the Japan Series, winning the series 4–3. November 12:. Manager of the Year honors go to Joe Maddon of the Tampa Bay Rays and Lou Piniella of the Chicago Cubs. Maddon leads the American League team not just to the first winning record in franchise history, but also to the World Series. Piniella guides Chicago to the best record in the National League. It is Piniella's third time winning the honor, having been honored in and while in the American League.
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Petersburg, Florida against the Tampa Bay Rays on April 6. They finished the season 95-67, 1st place in the AL East. They began their post-season run by beating the Baltimore Orioles in five games in the Division Series. They advanced to play the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series, but were swept in four games by the Tigers following a season-ending injury to shortstop and team captain Derek Jeter. Note: Pos = position On April 13 the Yankees won their home opener against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for the 14th time in the last 15 seasons.
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Before the start of their game on July 30, the first of a 4-game series with the Royals, the Blue Jays announced the acquisition of David Price. Toronto traded their top prospect, Daniel Norris, as well as Matt Boyd and Jairo Labourt to the Detroit Tigers for Price. The team would win their game against Kansas City that night, 5–2, aided by 3 home runs. The Jays would then trade for Mark Lowe and Ben Revere before the trade deadline passed, and won their final game of July, beating Kansas City 7–6 in the eleventh inning. The Blue Jays opened August with a 7–6 loss to the Royals.
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Then he acquired in succession: Chris Chambliss, Dick Tidrow and Oscar Gamble from his former team, the Indians; Lou Piniella from the Royals; Mickey Rivers and Ed Figueroa from the Angels; Willie Randolph, Ken Brett and Dock Ellis from the Pirates; and Bucky Dent from the White Sox. He also signed Catfish Hunter and Reggie Jackson as free agents. Paul, whose nickname was the "Smiling Cobra" for his expertise in trades, had his enemies, among them influential Cleveland radio host Pete Franklin, who said of Paul, "Gabe was a master at working the room, of getting to know everybody and knowing where all the bodies are.
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Four days later against the Tampa Bay Rays, he pitched in the final game of his career before a home crowd at Yankee Stadium. Entering in the eighth inning to a pre-recorded introduction by late Yankees public address announcer Bob Sheppard, Rivera pitched 1 1⁄3 innings without allowing a baserunner. In the ninth inning, after retiring Yunel Escobar on a pop fly for the second out, Rivera was removed from the game; with permission from the umpires, Yankees manager Joe Girardi ceremonially delegated the substitution duty to Rivera's long-time teammates Andy Pettitte and Derek Jeter.
On July 31, with just hours left before the end of the non-waiver trade deadline, the Tigers traded pitcher Drew Smyly and shortstop Willy Adames to the Tampa Bay Rays, and Austin Jackson to the Seattle Mariners in a three-team deal to acquire pitcher David Price from the Rays. With the acquisition of Price, the Tigers became the first team in major league history with three consecutive Cy Young Award winners in its starting rotation. On September 28, the last day of the regular season, Price pitched a 3–0 gem against the Minnesota Twins, and the Tigers clinched their fourth consecutive AL Central Division title. The 90–72 Tigers finished one game ahead of the Kansas City Royals.
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Rotating Commentators: Kenny Albert. Joe Buck. Joe Davis. Mark Grace. Dave Henderson. Al Hrabosky. Jeff Huson. Eric Karros. Joe Magrane. Rick Manning. José Mota. Chris Myers. Ken Rosenthal. Dick Stockton. Joe Girardi. Aaron Goldsmith. Bob Brenly. Bret Boone. Eric Byrnes (2006, 2007 World Series Pre–Game Studio Analyst). Chip Caray (studio host from 1996–98; play–by–play announcer from 1999–2000). Jim Deshaies. Ray Fosse. Tim McCarver. Luis Gonzalez. Rex Hudler. Eric Karros (2007 World Series Pre–Game Studio Analyst). John Kruk. Al Leiter. Kenny Lofton (studio analyst for 2005 ALCS & NLCS). Steve Lyons (studio analyst from 1996–2000; game analyst from 2001–06). Dan McLaughlin.
Thom Brennaman/Joe Girardi. 3. Josh Lewin/Eric Karros, Kenny Albert or Matt Vasgersian/Mark Grace. 1. Joe Buck, Tom McCarthy, Kenny Albert, Dick Stockton, Howie Rose, or Josh Lewin/Tim McCarver/Ken Rosenthal. 2. Thom Brennaman/Mark Grace. 3. Kenny Albert/Eric Karros. 1. Joe Buck or Josh Lewin/Tim McCarver or Eric Karros/Ken Rosenthal. 2. Thom Brennaman/Mark Grace. 3. Kenny Albert/Eric Karros. 1. Joe Buck/Tim McCarver/Ken Rosenthal (All-Star Game, NLCS, World Series). 2. Dick Stockton/Mark Grace (regular season only). 3. Kenny Albert/Eric Karros. 1. Joe Buck/Tim McCarver/Ken Rosenthal. 2. Thom Brennaman/Eric Karros (regular season only). 3. Kenny Albert/Mark Grace. 1.
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Kansas City Royals:. On September 15, Melky Cabrera hit his 40th double as an outfielder (he had one as a designated hitter) to become the first team in Major League history to have three outfielders with 40 or more doubles in a season. Joining him is Alex Gordon and Jeff Francoeur. On September 21, Billy Butler hit his 40th double this season to become the fourth Royals player to reach 40 doubles in a season. The Royals become the fourth team in Major League history to have four player reach that many doubles in a season, joining the Texas Rangers (2006), Philadelphia Phillies (1932) and the Detroit Tigers (1929). San Diego Padres/San Francisco Giants:.
Bill Phebus through Tim Pyznarski
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At Municipal Stadium, the Kansas City Royals, in their inaugural game, defeat the Minnesota Twins 4-3 in 12 innings. Two pitching stars on the Baltimore Orioles team that won the 1966 World Series pitch for the Royals in this game: Wally Bunker throws the very first pitch, and Moe Drabowsky wins the game in relief. The Royals' first-ever batter, Lou Piniella, gets the first hit for the franchise, leading off the game with a double, and scoring their first run on Jerry Adair's single one batter later.
Kenny Lofton (OF) Cleveland Indians (AL). Devon White (OF) Toronto Blue Jays (AL). Ken Griffey, Jr. (OF) Seattle Mariners (AL). Iván Rodríguez (C) Texas Rangers (AL). Mark Langston (P) California Angels (AL). March 9 – Major League Baseball goes ahead with choosing the cities for the 1998 expansion: Phoenix, Arizona, and St. Petersburg, Florida. Phoenix gets the National League Arizona Diamondbacks, and St. Petersburg gets the American League Tampa Bay Devil Rays. To keep the leagues even-numbered, the Milwaukee Brewers switch to the National League after the 1997 season, giving the NL 16 teams and the AL 14 teams.
Although not an active field reporter during Fox's coverage of the 2009 ALCS, Kenny Albert still presided over the championship presentation and postgame interviews in the pennant winning New York Yankees' clubhouse. The postseason started on a Thursday, while World Series started on a Tuesday due to the brief lockout. In, CBS didn't come on the air for baseball for weeknight LCS telecasts until 8:30 p.m. ET. Instead, they opted to show programming such as Rescue 911 at 8 p.m. rather than a baseball pregame show. Over the course of Game 2 of the 1992 ALCS, Jim Kaat was stricken with a bad case of laryngitis.
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The 2003 Major League Baseball season ended when the Florida Marlins defeated the New York Yankees in a six-game World Series. The Detroit Tigers set the American League record for losses in a season, with 119, and the Marlins became the first team to win the championship twice as a wild card. ±hosted the MLB All Star Game *2003 Nippon Professional Baseball season * 2003 Major League Baseball season schedule at Baseball Reference World Series MVP: Josh Beckett. American League Championship Series MVP: Mariano Rivera. National League Championship Series MVP: Iván Rodríguez. All-Star Game, July 15 at U.S. Cellular Field: American League, 7–6; Garret Anderson, MVP.
Caribbean World Series: Leones del Escogido (Dominican Republic). College World Series: Georgia. Japan Series: Seibu Lions over Yomiuri Giants (4–0). Korean Series: LG Twins over Samsung Lions. Big League World Series: Taipei, Taiwan. Junior League World Series: Yabucoa, Puerto Rico. Little League World Series: San-Hua, Tainan County, Taiwan. Senior League World Series: Taipei, Taiwan. Taiwan Series: Wei Chuan Dragons over Mercuries Tigers. Baseball Hall of Fame. Joe Morgan. Jim Palmer. Most Valuable Player. Rickey Henderson, Oakland Athletics (AL). Barry Bonds, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL). Cy Young Award. Bob Welch, Oakland Athletics (AL). Doug Drabek, Pittsburgh Pirates (NL).
Then in Game 5, with the Mets three outs away from forcing Game 6, the Royals scored two runs to tie the game, before seldom-used infielder Christian Colón drove in the go-ahead run in the 12th inning, helping Kansas City win 7–2 and clinch their second World Series championship. All Star catcher Salvador Pérez was named Series MVP for his clutch hitting and excellent pitch calling. * Official Website of the Kansas City Royals Kansas City Royals Baseball Academy. List of Kansas City Royals seasons.
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He struck out nine Kansas City Royals and broke the record of 40 that Herb Score set in his first four starts in 1955 as a member of the Cleveland Indians. Kevin Gregg (TOR):. Recorded his 100th career save by closing out a win against the Tampa Bay Rays on June 10. Gregg becomes the 123rd player to reach this mark. Jake Peavy (CHW):. Recorded his 100th career victory in a 10–5 victory over the Chicago Cubs on June 11. Peavy became the 573rd player to reach this mark. Derek Lowe (ATL):. Recorded his 150th career victory in a 6–4 victory over the Kansas City Royals on June 18. Lowe became the 242nd player to reach this mark.
Gaudin has pitched in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, Toronto Blue Jays, Oakland Athletics, Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres, New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, Miami Marlins, and San Francisco Giants. Gaudin attended Crescent City Baptist High School in Metairie, Louisiana. He earned All-State and district MVP in his junior and senior years. Gaudin was selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays out of high school in the 34th round (1009th overall pick) of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed on August 23, 2001, and did not play professionally until 2002.
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The Pirates and Royals wore Negro League uniforms on June 9 – the Pirates, the Homestead Grays and the Royals, the Kansas City Monarchs. The Tampa Bay Rays wore 'faux-back' 1979 throwback jerseys on June 30 against the Tigers, who also wore throwback jerseys from the same year. Due to the fact the Rays did not exist as a franchise in 1979, their uniform design was inspired from popular uniform styles such as pullovers and two-tone caps. The San Diego Padres and New York Mets wore 1989 throwback uniforms on August 3. The St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers celebrated the 30th anniversary of the 1982 World Series by wearing throwback uniforms on August 4.
Chet Laabs through Sixto Lezcano
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