2006 Major League Baseball season

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The 2006 Major League Baseball season ended with the National League's St. Louis Cardinals winning the World Series with the lowest regular season victory total in a non-strike season in history.wikipedia
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2006 World Series

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The 2006 Major League Baseball season ended with the National League's St. Louis Cardinals winning the World Series with the lowest regular season victory total in a non-strike season in history. World Series MVP – David Eckstein
The 2006 World Series was the championship series of Major League Baseball's (MLB) 2006 season.

Joe Mauer

In his 2006 season, Mauer became the first catcher in American League history to lead the American League in batting average, finishing with an average of .347.

PNC Park

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All-Star Game, July 11 at PNC Park – American League, 3–2; Michael Young, MVP
The original playing surface consisted of sand-based natural grass, and was replaced before the 2006 season.

Justin Verlander

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American League Rookie of the Year (2006)

Hank Aaron Award

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Hank Aaron Award: Derek Jeter (NYY, American); Ryan Howard (PHI, National).

Washington Nationals

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* Alfonso Soriano of the Washington Nationals become only the fourth player to join the 40–40 Club, joining José Canseco, Barry Bonds, and Alex Rodriguez when he stole his 40th base of the season on September 16. Six days later he became the first person ever to reach 40 home runs, 40 stolen bases and 40 doubles in one season.

Vernon Wells

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Vernon Wells on June 14 with his 126th career homer
During the 2006 post-season, Wells was an analyst for ESPN's Baseball Tonight show.

Cleveland Indians

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The next season, the club made several roster changes, while retaining its nucleus of young players.

2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season

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*2006 Nippon Professional Baseball season
*2006 Major League Baseball season

National League

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The 2006 Major League Baseball season ended with the National League's St. Louis Cardinals winning the World Series with the lowest regular season victory total in a non-strike season in history.

St. Louis Cardinals

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The 2006 Major League Baseball season ended with the National League's St. Louis Cardinals winning the World Series with the lowest regular season victory total in a non-strike season in history.

American League

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The American League continued its domination at the All-Star Game by winning its fourth straight game; the A.L. has won nine of the last ten contests (the 2002 game was a tie).

2002 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

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The American League continued its domination at the All-Star Game by winning its fourth straight game; the A.L. has won nine of the last ten contests (the 2002 game was a tie).

Atlanta Braves

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This season, the Atlanta Braves failed to qualify for the postseason for the first time since 1990.

Barry Bonds

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Individual achievements included Barry Bonds who, despite questions surrounding his alleged steroid use and involvement in the BALCO scandal, surpassed Babe Ruth for second place on the career home runs list.

Steroid

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Individual achievements included Barry Bonds who, despite questions surrounding his alleged steroid use and involvement in the BALCO scandal, surpassed Babe Ruth for second place on the career home runs list.

Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative

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Individual achievements included Barry Bonds who, despite questions surrounding his alleged steroid use and involvement in the BALCO scandal, surpassed Babe Ruth for second place on the career home runs list.

Babe Ruth

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Individual achievements included Barry Bonds who, despite questions surrounding his alleged steroid use and involvement in the BALCO scandal, surpassed Babe Ruth for second place on the career home runs list.

List of Major League Baseball career home run leaders

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Individual achievements included Barry Bonds who, despite questions surrounding his alleged steroid use and involvement in the BALCO scandal, surpassed Babe Ruth for second place on the career home runs list.