May 26 - In one of the most heartbreaking moments in baseball history, during the third inning against the Texas Rangers, Tampa Bay Devil Rays starting pitcher Tony Saunders breaks and tears ligaments in his arm while pitching to batter Rafael Palmeiro. He would later break that same arm while playing a rehabilitation assignment in 2000, retiring from baseball. This was his last game as a major league player. June 25 – St. Louis defeats Arizona 1–0, as rookie pitcher José Jiménez hurls the first no-hitter of the season. The Cardinals score the lone run on a broken bat single with two outs in the ninth inning.
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Louis Cardinals in a four-game World Series sweep. This season was particularly notable since the Red Sox championship broke the 86-year-long popular myth known as the Curse of the Bambino. The Red Sox were also the first team in MLB history and the third team from a major North American professional sports league to ever come back from a 3–0 postseason series deficit, in the ALCS against the New York Yankees. The Montreal Expos would play their last season in Montreal, before re-locating to Washington DC, becoming the Washington Nationals in 2005.
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Kenny Albert and Mark Grace called the 3D telecast. ESPN Radio also broadcast the game, with Jon Sciambi and Dave Campbell announcing. The National League won the game 3–1, ending a 13-game winless streak. This was the third All-Star Game hosted by the city of Anaheim, California, which previously hosted the game in 1967 and 1989. From 2003-16, the winning team earned home field advantage for the World Series.
October 27 – The Anaheim Angels win their first World Series as they defeat the San Francisco Giants 4–1 in Game Seven. Pitcher John Lackey (with relief help from Brendan Donnelly, Francisco Rodríguez, and Troy Percival) becomes the first rookie to win a 7th game of a World Series since . Garret Anderson's bases-loaded double in the third inning scores three runs for Anaheim to break a 1-1 tie and provide the margin of victory. Troy Glaus is named Series MVP. October 28 – Lou Piniella asks to be released from his managerial contract with the Seattle Mariners so that he may sign with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Joe Girardi was hired prior to the 2008 season and won the 2009 World Series during his second season; however, he was fired after the 2017 season. Aaron Boone was hired as the club’s 35th manager on December 4, 2017. The Tampa Bay Rays, originally named the Devil Rays, joined Major League Baseball at its last expansion in 1998. The team's inaugural manager was Larry Rothschild, who spent his entire managerial career with the Rays. He managed the team for parts of four seasons and accrued a 205–294 record. Rothschild was replaced during the 2001 season by Hal McRae. Before the 2003 season, McRae was replaced by Lou Piniella, who led the team for three seasons.
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Delmon Young, OF, Tampa Bay Devil Rays (unanimous selection). Chris Young, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks (unanimous selection). Hunter Pence, OF, Houston Astros (unanimous selection). Brian Bannister, RHP, Kansas City Royals. Hideki Okajima, LHP, Boston Red Sox. 2008. Geovany Soto, C, Chicago Cubs. Joey Votto, 1B, Cincinnati Reds. Alexei Ramírez, 2B, Chicago White Sox. Evan Longoria, 3B, Tampa Bay Rays. Mike Avilés, SS, Kansas City Royals. Jay Bruce, OF, Cincinnati Reds. Denard Span, OF, Minnesota Twins. David Murphy, OF, Texas Rangers. Brad Ziegler, RHP, Oakland Athletics. John Lannan, LHP, Washington Nationals. 2009. Omir Santos, C, New York Mets. Travis Ishikawa, 1B, San Francisco Giants.
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With the victory, the Yankees finished the regular season with a .613 record, and clinched the AL East championship, en route to winning the World Series. This was the first tie-breaker to be contested after the introduction of divisional play in 1969., the '78 Yankees remain the last team to have won the World Series after playing a tiebreaker. The Yankees and Red Sox had combined to win the past three American League (AL) pennants. The Red Sox lost the World Series in 1975, the Yankees lost in 1976, and then won in 1977. The Yankees and Red Sox were both seen as contenders for the AL East.
(It is not, strictly speaking, the worst record by a division champion as the strike-shortened 1994 season ended with every team in the AL West at least 10 games under .500, nor is it the worst record by a team that made the postseason as due to the "split-season" format imposed in the wake of the 1981 Major League Baseball strike, the Kansas City Royals went to the playoffs as second-half AL West champions despite an overall record of 50–53.) The playoffs began on October 4, and ended on October 26.
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The following is a list of Major League Baseball players, retired or active as of the 2010 season.
On August 28, Zito earned his 19th win of the season against the Kansas City Royals. However, he lost his bid for a perfect game in the sixth inning when Neifi Pérez singled with one out. Zito gave credit to Pérez. "I wasn't pitching to maintain a no-hitter or something", Zito said. "I left the ball up over the middle to Pérez, and he hit it up the middle. It was a good piece of hitting." On September 8, Zito became the first pitcher in the AL to win 20 games when he pitched seven innings and allowed no earned runs against the Minnesota Twins. "I'm not pitching for the Cy Young", Zito said. "I'm pitching to get the Oakland A's into the playoffs and to the World Series."
October 19 – Chris Carpenter earns his eighth career postseason win in Game 1 of the World Series, passing Bob Gibson as the Cardinals' winningest pitcher in the postseason. October 22 – Albert Pujols joins Babe Ruth and Reggie Jackson as the only players to hit three home runs in a World Series game as the St. Louis Cardinals win Game 3 of the series, 16-7. Pujols collects a record 14 total bases, while tying World Series records for most hits in a game (5) and RBIs (6). He also becomes the first player in World Series history to get hits in four consecutive innings.
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The lists below include streaks that consist entirely of regular-season games, streaks from the predecessor National Association (1871–1875), streaks of playoff games and World Series games, and streaks that include both regular-season and postseason games. The 1916 New York Giants hold the record for the longest unbeaten streak in MLB history at 26, with a tie in-between the 14th and 15th win. The record for the longest winning streak without an intermediate tie game is held by the 2017 Cleveland Indians at 22. The Chicago Cubs franchise has won 21 games twice, once in 1880 when they were the Chicago White Stockings and once in 1935.
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The 2001 Major League Baseball season, the first of the 21st century, finished with the Arizona Diamondbacks defeating the New York Yankees in seven games, for the 2001 World Series. The September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. pushed the end of the regular-season from September 30 to October 7. Because of the tragedy, the World Series was not completed until November 4. The 2001 World Series was the first World Series to end in November.
The list only includes postseason series played since the introduction of the World Series in 1903. List of Major League Baseball postseason teams. List of Major League Baseball franchise postseason streaks. List of Major League Baseball franchise postseason droughts.
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At the start of the 2007 season, the Kansas City Royals designated Seat #9 in Section 127, Row C at Kauffman Stadium as the "Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat" in honor of Negro Leagues legend and Royals scout Buck O'Neil. During each home game, the Royals honor a fan who exemplifies O'Neil's spirit of humanitarianism and community service by inviting that fan to sit in the Buck O'Neil Legacy Seat. The names of Paul Beeston and Pat Gillick, the team's first president and general manager, respectively, are list on the Toronto Blue Jays Level of Excellence, alongside the team's retired numbers. Uniform number (Major League Baseball). San Diego Padres retired numbers.
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The home American League won 4–3 in 15 innings, giving home field advantage in the 2008 World Series to the AL champion, which eventually came to be the Tampa Bay Rays. By length of time, this was the longest MLB All-Star Game in history (4 hours and 50 minutes), and it also tied the mark for the longest game by innings played at 15 with the 1967 All-Star Game. Second baseman Dan Uggla of the Florida Marlins committed three errors, an All-Star Game record, none of which resulted in a run. J. D. Drew of the Boston Red Sox was named Most Valuable Player due to his two-run game-tying home run in the seventh inning. Drew won a Chevrolet Tahoe hybrid and the Ted Williams Trophy.
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The White Sox went on to beat the Twins, 1–0, to advance to the 2008 American League Division Series, where they fell to the Tampa Bay Rays. On October 30, 2008, the White Sox declined a $16 million option on Griffey, making him a free agent for the first time in his career. Griffey would instead receive a buyout for $4 million, split between the Reds and White Sox. Griffey hit 18 home runs with the Reds and White Sox in 2008. When the 2008 season ended he said he wouldn't retire, saying "I've got things to do." As a free agent, Griffey was courted by the Mariners and the Atlanta Braves.
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The Mets wore 1986 throwbacks on Sunday home games throughout the season to mark the 30th anniversary of their 1986 World Series title. They also wore them on May 27 and 28. The Braves and Royals wore Negro Leagues throwbacks on May 15. The Braves wore the uniforms of the Atlanta Black Crackers, and the Royals wore the uniforms of the Kansas City Monarchs. The Phillies and Brewers wore 1976 throwbacks from June 3–5. The Phillies' throwbacks included the NL's 100th anniversary logo, while the Brewers didn't because they were an American League team at the time. The Indians and Royals wore 1976 throwbacks on June 4. The White Sox and Tigers wore Negro Leagues throwbacks on June 4.
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Sixteen nations competed at the 2017 World Baseball Classic (WBC). (61) Tom Brookens, (38) Jeff Jones, (53) Marcel Lachemann, (9) Tino Martinez, (42) Willie Randolph, (1) Alan Trammell Ryan Kellogg replaced Adam Loewen, (who was originally named to the team), on March 1, 2017. Manager: 🇰🇷 Kim In-sik. Coaches: Lee Soon-Chul, Sun Dong-yol, Song Jin-woo, Kim Pyoung-ho, Kim Kwang-soo, Song Kwon-Il. Manager: Kuo Tai-yuan. Coaches:. Manager: Hensley Meulens. Coaches:. Hitting Coach 24 Sidney de Jong, Pitching Coach 28 Bert Blyleven, First Base Coach 34 Wim Martinus, Third Base Coach 44 Ben Thijssen, Bench Coach 25 Andruw Jones, Bullpen Coach 15 Steve Janssen, Bullpen Catcher 66 Chad Tromp.
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The Seattle Mariners wore a patch celebrating their 30th anniversary, featuring their two home stadiums they have played in, the Kingdome and Safeco Field, against the background of Mount Rainier and the Space Needle. The St. Louis Cardinals wore two patches for the 2007 season:. They wore a patch celebrating their 2006 World Series victory over the Detroit Tigers on their home uniforms. Following the death of pitcher Josh Hancock, they added a black "32" patch on their jerseys in his memory. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays wore a patch celebrating the franchise's 10th season of existence.
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Listed below in chronological order are the Minor League Baseball players chosen by USA Today as recipients of the USA Today Minor League Player of the Year Award. Since, the award has been given annually to the minor-league player who is judged by USA Today baseball experts as having had the most outstanding season. Of the thirteen votes cast each year, two votes go to the player selected by fans in the online voting at USATODAY.com.
It was the first steal of home by a Red Sox player since José Offerman did so on the front end of a double steal on August 30, against the Kansas City Royals. It was the first pure steal of home by a Red Sox player since Billy Hatcher did it against Chuck Finley and the California Angels on April 22, . This marks the third time Pettitte has allowed a steal of home, the first two being Mike Sweeney of the Kansas City Royals on August 14, and Aaron Hill of the Toronto Blue Jays on May 29,. May 3. Carl Crawford ties the modern-day Major League record by stealing six bases in the Tampa Bay Rays' 5–3 win over the Boston Red Sox in front of 32,332 at Tropicana Field.
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The Yankees had last been swept in a playoff series by the Kansas City Royals in the 1980 American League Championship Series, and in a best-of-seven series by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1976 World Series. This is also the second Series in which the Yankees never had a lead in any game, the first having been in the 1963 World Series, which the Los Angeles Dodgers swept in four games. The Tigers become the first team to win three consecutive postseason Series against the Yankees, having also defeated them in the 2006 and 2011 American League Division Series. October 22 – The San Francisco Giants defeat the St.
When the Kansas City Royals began to seek trade offers for Carlos Beltrán, the Yankees moved Canó to third base in an effort to showcase Canó for the Royals. The next month, the Yankees attempted to trade him to the Arizona Diamondbacks as part of a package to acquire Randy Johnson. He began the 2005 season with Columbus. Canó was called up to the Major Leagues on May 3, 2005, while hitting .330 in 108 at bats with Columbus, and took over second base from Tony Womack. On May 5 Canó got his first career base hit off of Hideo Nomo of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Canó belted his first career grand slam this season as well.
In the 2006 home opener against the Kansas City Royals, the Bleacher Creatures chanted the name of long-time Yankee outfielder Bernie Williams, who was the designated hitter that day, right after the rest of the defensive lineup. Williams, whose future in baseball was uncertain in the offseason, was in the clubhouse at the time and did not hear the Creatures. The chants continued for around 5 minutes until Williams came out and waved. At the beginning of the 2007 season opener, the Creatures started a chant of "We want Bernie!", a reference to the fact that Williams was no longer with the team.