November 6 – The Milwaukee Brewers switch leagues, joining the National League Central Division, after the Kansas City Royals reject the invitation. With the 1998 addition of the Arizona Diamondbacks (NL) and Tampa Bay Devil Rays (AL), the move will maintain an even number of teams in each league. November 18 — The expansion draft starts with several transactions. Two pitchers who appeared in the World Series a month earlier, Tony Saunders (Florida Marlins) and Brian Anderson (Cleveland Indians), are the first players taken. Saunders, the first player chosen overall, heads a list of new Tampa Bay Devil Rays team that includes Quinton McCracken, Bubba Trammell, Albie López and Terrell Wade.
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Rangers. 2012 - Ron Washington - Texas Rangers. 2013 - Jim Leyland - Detroit Tigers. 2014 - John Farrell - Boston Red Sox. 2015 - Ned Yost - Kansas City Royals. 2016 - Ned Yost - Kansas City Royals. 2017 - Brad Mills - Cleveland Indians **filling in for Terry Francona who had to leave due to an emergency surgery. 2018 - A.J.
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In Kansas City, KCSP broadcast the games, with Denny Matthews, Ryan Lefebvre, Steve Stewart, and Steve Physioc announcing. WEPN-FM and WHB, the ESPN Radio affiliates in New York and Kansas City respectively, aired the network's coverage of the series in those cities. ESPN Radio's national network covered the 2016 World Series through affiliated stations, with Dan Shulman providing the play-by-play and Aaron Boone serving as color analyst. Tampa Bay Rays pitcher Chris Archer appeared as a guest analyst for select innings of Games 1 and 2. Locally, the teams' flagship stations broadcast the series with their regular announcers.
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The Seattle Mariners and the Washington Nationals (formerly Montreal Expos) are the only current Major League Baseball franchises to have never appeared in a World Series; the San Diego Padres, Colorado Rockies, Texas Rangers (formerly the 1961–1971 version of the Washington Senators), Tampa Bay Rays, and Milwaukee Brewers (formerly Seattle Pilots) have all played in the Series but have never won. The Toronto Blue Jays are the only franchise from outside the United States to appear in a World Series, winning in 1992 and 1993. The Houston Astros have represented both the NL (2005) and the AL (2017), winning the Series in 2017. The current World Series champions are the Boston Red Sox.
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. – Kansas City Royals. – New York Mets. – Atlanta Braves. – Detroit Tigers. – New York Yankees. – Oakland Athletics. – Chicago White Sox. – Houston Astros. – Minnesota Twins. – Florida Marlins. – Minnesota Twins. – Atlanta Braves. – Los Angeles Dodgers. – Colorado Rockies. – Tampa Bay Rays. – Philadelphia Phillies. – San Francisco Giants. – St. Louis Cardinals. – Cincinnati Reds. – St. Louis Cardinals. – Kansas City Royals. – Pittsburgh Pirates. – Chicago Cubs. – Los Angeles Dodgers. - Milwaukee Brewers. Baseball America Minor League Player of the Year Award. Baseball America Independent Leagues Player of the Year. Baseball America Minor League All-Star Team (First team and Second team).
history of the franchise
They defeated the Yankees 3-0, but lost to the Kansas City Royals in the American League Division Series. The series went the full five games. The Astros split the first two games of the ALDS best-of-five series in Kansas City. The Astros won the first game at Minute Maid to take a 2-1 lead in the ALDS. In game 4, after 7 innings, the Astros had a 6-2 lead. In the top half of the eighth inning, which took about 45 minutes to end, the Royals had taken 7-6 lead with a series of consecutive base hits. The Astros suffered a 9-6 loss and the 2015 ALDS was tied at 2-2. Then the 2015 ALDS went back to Kansas City, where the Royals clinched the series in the fifth game.
This list of University of Tampa alumni includes both graduates and non-graduates of the University of Tampa.
The two expansion teams set to debut in 1998, the Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, had two full seasons to establish scouting and player development systems and were permitted to participate fully in the 1966 and 1997 Major League Baseball drafts. The Diamondbacks drafted 30th in both 1996 and 1997, selecting 62 players (1996) and 60 players (1997) in those drafts. The team began developing those players in a farm system with three minor-league affiliates in 1996 and four in 1997.
The Indians became the American League champion, and lost to the National League champion Atlanta Braves in the 1995 World Series. Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio After a 39-minute rain delay, Game 1 got underway with two veterans, Roger Clemens and Dennis Martínez, starting the opener. Playing in its first playoff game since Game 4 of the 1954 World Series, Cleveland trailed early as the Red Sox jumped in front first in the third on John Valentin's two-run homer. The Indians, however, rallied against Clemens in the sixth with two two-out singles followed by a two-run double by Albert Belle that tied the game and a single by Eddie Murray that scored Belle.
International League: Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays). Pacific Coast League: Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals). Mexican League:. Leones de Yucatán (first season). Sultanes de Monterrey (second season). AA. Eastern League; New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Toronto Blue Jays). Southern League: Jackson Generals (Arizona Diamondbacks). Texas League: Tulsa Drillers (Los Angeles Dodgers). High A. California League: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Los Angeles Dodgers). Carolina League: Buies Creek Astros (Houston Astros). Florida State League: Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota Twins). A. Midwest League: Bowling Green Hot Rods (Tampa Bay Rays). South Atlantic League: Lexington Legends (Kansas City Royals).
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August 31 – Ken Griffey and his son Ken Griffey, Jr. start for the Seattle Mariners in a game against the Kansas City Royals. It marks the first time a father and son have ever played in the same Major League game. September 2 – After coming close on numerous occasions, Dave Stieb of the Toronto Blue Jays hurls his team's first (and so far only) no-hitter, blanking the Cleveland Indians 3–0 at Cleveland Stadium. September 3 – Reliever Bobby Thigpen sets a major league record with his 47th save in a 4–2 Chicago White Sox victory over the Kansas City Royals. The previous record was set by Dave Righetti of the New York Yankees in 1986.
Former Tampa Bay Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella, Braves third base coach Fredi González (who previously managed in the Marlins' farm system), New York Yankees bench coach Joe Girardi, and even Yankees manager Joe Torre who most thought could have been let go after a short stint postseason, were named as possible replacements for McKeon. On October 19, Girardi was hired as the new manager. Girardi, who was hired at age 41, became one of the youngest current managers in the major leagues at the time. Few of the coaching staff, aside from infield/first base coach Perry Hill and bullpen coordinator Pierre Arsenault, were expected to return.
AL president Lee MacPhail ruled that the White Sox had to pay most of the $60,000 owed to Tanner for the 1976 season but was released from any contractual obligation for 1977 and 1978. Tanner returned to his Western Pennsylvania roots when he was traded by the A's to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Manny Sanguillén and $100,000 on November 5, 1976. He succeeded the recently retired Danny Murtaugh as Pirates manager. This was the second instance in major-league history where a manager has been part of a baseball trade (Joe Gordon and Jimmie Dykes were traded for each other in the 1960s; Lou Piniella of the Seattle Mariners was traded to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays almost 30 years later).
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The Silver Slugger Award is awarded annually to the best offensive player at each position in both the American League (AL) and the National League (NL), as determined by the coaches and managers of Major League Baseball (MLB). These voters consider several offensive categories in selecting the winners, including batting average, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage, in addition to "coaches' and managers' general impressions of a player's overall offensive value". Managers and coaches are not permitted to vote for players on their own team. The Silver Slugger was first awarded in 1980 and is given by Hillerich & Bradsby, the manufacturer of Louisville Slugger bats.
Derek Jeter gave the Yankees the lead in the third when he walked, stole second, and scored on Tino Martinez's RBI hit. In the fourth, the Yankees loaded the bases on three walks off of Nagy before Paul O'Neill hit a grand slam off of Chad Ogea that gave them a commanding 6–1 lead and silenced the Jacobs Field crowd. Rain was a constant throughout the game and the rain fell on the Indians' parade as the Yankees took a 2–1 series lead. Jacobs Field in Cleveland, Ohio Game 4 proved memorable as two veteran starters, Dwight Gooden and Orel Hershiser, battled back and forth.
Motley was a .243 hitter in 1420 plate appearances across six Major League seasons with the Kansas City Royals and Atlanta Braves.
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October 28, 1981: the Los Angeles Dodgers defeat the Yankees 9–2 to win the 1981 World Series, four games to two. July 4, 1983: Yankees pitcher Dave Righetti throws a no-hitter against the Boston Red Sox. He is the first Yankee to pitch a no hitter since 1956. July 24, 1983: the Pine Tar Incident involving Kansas City Royals player George Brett occurs. Brett hit a "go-ahead" home run in the eighth inning of the game to give the Royals a 5–4 lead. Billy Martin protested that Brett's bat had too much pine tar on it. The umpires overturned the home run and ruled Brett out, resulting in him furiously charging out of the dugout. The Royals' protest of the game was eventually upheld.
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They made a mid-June trade to acquire All-Star 1B Fred McGriff, though McGriff took over a month debating whether or not to approve the deal and leave his hometown Tampa Bay Devil Rays, ultimately waiving his no-trade clause and allow himself to be dealt to Chicago on July 27. "The Crime Dog" hit a respectable .282 with 12 homers in 49 games with the Cubs, hitting cleanup behind Sammy Sosa, who had perhaps his best season, hitting 64 homers with career highs in batting average (.328) and RBI (160) for Don Baylor's club. Jon Lieber had a 20 win season, and along with Tapani and Wood made up a solid rotation.
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They selected former number-one Rule 5 draft pick Josh Hamilton from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and immediately traded him to the Cincinnati Reds for cash considerations. In the draft, the Cubs also selected right-handed pitcher James Henderson from Washington, and lost: left-handed pitcher Edward Campusano to the Milwaukee Brewers, right-handed pitcher Lincoln Holdzkom to the Houston Astros, infielder Richard Lewis to the Kansas City Royals, and shortstop Jason Smith to Toronto. By the start of Spring Training, Hendry spent $300 million in new contracts.
In 1998, Tampa got a Major League Baseball team, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, which plays at Tropicana Field. Hall of Famer Wade Boggs grew up in Tampa, as did Tony LaRussa, Lou Piniella, Tino Martinez, Luis Gonzalez, Doc Gooden, and Gary Sheffield. The Devil Rays changed their name to the Rays in 2008. USF Baseball Stadium opened in 2011. . USF basketball plays at the Yuengling Center, formerly the Sun Dome. The Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League formed in 1992, and plays at Amalie Arena, formerly the Ice Palace and St. Pete Times Forum. The Lightning won the Stanley Cup in 2004. There used to be the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Tampa Bay Mutiny.
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Also known as Kansas City Athletics and Philadelphia Athletics. Also known as Boston Americans. Also known as St. Louis Browns and Milwaukee Brewers. This does not refer to the New York Yankees, who were known as the Baltimore Orioles in 1901 and 1902. Also known as Washington Senators from 1901 to 1960 as called the Nationals from 1905 to 1955. Also known as Cleveland Naps, Cleveland Bronchos, and Cleveland Blues. Also known as Washington Senators from 1961 to 1971. Also known as Anaheim Angels, California Angels, and Los Angeles Angels. Also known as Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Also known as Seattle Pilots in 1969.
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The game was played on July 24, 1973, at Royals Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, home of the Kansas City Royals of the American League. The game resulted in a 7–1 victory for the NL. Royals Stadium had not even been open for four months when it hosted this, its first All-Star Game. The game had been hosted in Kansas City once before (1960) when the Kansas City Athletics had been the host team at Kansas City's Municipal Stadium. After this game was played, the Royals did not host another All-Star Game until they were awarded the 2012 All-Star Game. Arrowhead Stadium, which shares the same parking lot as part of the Harry S.
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Frank Ortenzio was drafted by the Royals in the 47th round. 1969 Kansas City Royals team page at Baseball Reference. 1969 Kansas City Royals team page at www.baseball-almanac.com.
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The following wild-card teams have won the World Series: the Florida Marlins, in 1997 and 2003; the Anaheim Angels, in 2002; the Boston Red Sox, in 2004; the St. Louis Cardinals, in 2011; and the San Francisco Giants, in 2014. Thus, three consecutive titles, from 2002 to 2004, were won by a wild card. A wild-card team appeared in the World Series each year from 2002 to 2007. So far, the 2002 World Series and the 2014 World Series have been the only times when both teams were wild cards. The Baltimore Orioles, in 1996, were the first wild-card team to win a Division Series. The Marlins, in 1997, were the first wild-card team to reach the World Series and the first to win the World Series.