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Major League Baseball (MLB)

Major league baseball is a league of 30 professional baseball teams in the United States and Canada. The MLB was founded in 1869. Teams compete from April to October, when the World Series is held.

Asked in St. Louis Cardinals, Major League Baseball (MLB), Baseball, Sports

Names of phillies players?

#PitchersB/THtWtDOB58Antonio BastardoR-L5'11"195Sep 21, 198556Joe BlantonR-R6'3"245Dec 11, 198052Jose ContrerasR-R6'4"255Dec 6, 197137Chad DurbinR-R6'2"225Dec 3, 197734Roy HalladayR-R6'6"230May 14, 197735Cole HamelsL-L6'3"190Dec 27, 198354Brad LidgeR-R6'5"210Dec 23, 197646Ryan MadsonL-R6'6"200Aug 28, 198044Roy OswaltR-R6'0"190Aug 29, 197716J.C. RomeroS-L5'11"215Jun 4, 1976#CatchersB/THtWtDOB51Carlos RuizR-R5'10"215Jan 22, 197923Brian SchneiderL-R6'1"210Nov 26, 1976#InfieldersB/THtWtDOB19Greg DobbsL-R6'1"205Jul 2, 19786Ryan HowardL-L6'4"255Nov 19, 197927Placido PolancoR-R5'10"190Oct 10, 197511Jimmy RollinsS-R5'8"170Nov 27, 19785Mike SweeneyR-R6'3"225Jul 22, 197326Chase UtleyL-R6'1"190Dec 17, 197821Wilson ValdezR-R5'11"170May 20, 1978#OutfieldersB/THtWtDOB9Domonic BrownL-L6'5"200Sep 3, 198710Ben FranciscoR-R6'1"190Oct 23, 19813Ross GloadL-L6'1"190Apr 5, 197629Raul IbanezL-R6'2"225Jun 2, 19728Shane VictorinoS-R5'9"190Nov 30, 198028Jayson Werth ...
Asked in Baseball History, Major League Baseball (MLB), World Series

How many games are played in baseball's official World Series?

The teams play until one team has won four games so the maximum number of games played would be seven and the minimum number would be four. ...
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What current mlb player has the longest drought not reaching the playoffs?

In the 2010 season, that is first baseman Mike Sweeney who has played 16 seasons (1995-2010) without playing in the playoffs. Sweeney was dealt to the Phillies in early August and, should the Phils name him to their playoff roster, will break that streak this season. ...
Asked in Major League Baseball (MLB)

What makes a winning Major League Baseball team?

One opinion believes that good pitching and good defense will make a winning Major League Baseball team. One opinion believes a Number 1 Starting Pitchers, a good selection of great Relievers in the Bullpen, solid Number 2 and 3 Starting Pitchers, strong infield defense, speedy Outfielders and a good offense that features the leadoff and the Number 2 hitter having speed and the hitters batting in the third through and including 6 spots will make a winning team. Another opinion believes teamwork is...
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How many baseball teams are in the American League?

There are 14 teams in the American League: Boston Red Sox Baltimore Orioles New York Yankees Toronto Blue Jays Tampa Bay Rays Minnesota Twins Chicago White Sox Detroit Tigers Cleveland Indians Kansas City Royals Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Oakland Athletics Seattle Mariners Texas Rangers And, starting in 2013: Houston Astros ...
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How many baseballs does the home team supply?

Between eight to ten dozen balls (96 to 120) are supplied for each game. Between all 30 teams, Major League Baseball goes through about 200,000 balls each year for regular and postseason games. ...
Asked in Baseball, Marriage, Major League Baseball (MLB)

What do you do if your husband plays baseball on a mixed team and a woman is flirting with him?

Be a better flirt than she is. GO TO AS MANY GAMES AS YOU CAN. YOUR HUSBAND WILL LOVE THE SUPPORT. LET THE FLIRT SEE THAT YOU HAVE A STRONG MARRIAGE. TEASE YOUR HUSBAND ABOUT IT. LET HIM KNOW THAT YOU KNOW AND YOU ARE NOT JEALOUS AS NO ONE IS COMPETITON FOR YOU. LET HIM KNOW YOU ARE TOTALLY IN LOVE WITH HIM AND WOMAN ARE GOING TO LOOK AT HIM BECAUSE WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HUSBAND WHATS NOT...
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How many baseball teams are in the National League?

There are 16 teams in the National League, but in 2013, the Houston Astros will move to the American League West. ...
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What is the newest MLB team?

The Arizona Diamondbacks and the Tampa Bay Rays, both of whom started play in the 1998 season. ...
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Does Jim Joyce still work with the Major League Baseball?

Yes, Jim Joyce still works for the MLB as an umpire.
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How fast can a MLB player pitch?

You can regularly see 75-80 mph balls but some aces can pitch over 100mph. ...
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What is the curse of the goat on the Chicago Cubs?

The Curse of the Billy Goat, or Billy Goat Curse is the name of an urban myth, superstition, used to explain the World Series drought that Major League Baseball's Chicago Cubs have had to endure since their last appearance in the 1945 World Series, and their last World Series championship in 1908. The curse is a classic example of a scapegoat. As the story goes, Vasili "Billy Goat" Sianis, a Greek immigrant who owned a nearby tavern (the now-famous Billy Goat Tavern),...
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What is the record for the most strikeouts in a major league baseball game by an individual hitter?

Many Players have Struck out 5 times in one game. That is the record. The record for a nine inning game is (5), but in an extra inning game the record is (6). Cecil Cooper (Boston) Billy Cowan (California) Alex Gonzalez (Toronto) Sam Horn (Baltimore) Rick Reichardt (California) Carl Weilman (St.Louis) Don Hoak (Chicago) and Craig Monroe (Detroit) ...
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Why do major league batters burn off letter on helmet?

Haha, first off they don't burn it off. It is pine tar that's caked onto the helmet in addition to dirt from the field. They do it so they have sticky pine tar on their helmet to reach up and touch to keep their hands sticky and more comfort on bat. Also, they do it because it looks cool. Half of baseball is looking good. ...
Asked in Baseball Memorabilia, Major League Baseball (MLB)

If a MLB player is signed to a guaranteed contract for 5 years but decides to retire after 3 years not due to injury and he is still physically able to play is the contract still paid?

No. If a player elects to retire he is placed on the "voluntary retired list" and is due no further recompense under his contract. Should he elect to unretire his rights are still retained by the club with whom he was signed when he went onto the retired list. It is for this reason most players file for free agency when they retire. ...
Asked in Baseball Rules and Regulations, Baseball History, Major League Baseball (MLB)

What is the difference between the American League and the National League?

The National League dates back to 1876. The American League was formed in 1901 as a competitor to the National League. Initially, the two leagues were independent of each other--there was no Major League Baseball. The two leagues met in the first World Series in 1903. From 1903 through 1960, each league had 8 teams, and the team that finished first in the standings in each league went to the World Series, except in 1904 when the Giants refused to participate in...
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What was the fewest pitches ever in a Major League game by a single team?

In 1944, Charley "Red" Barrett of the Boston Braves threw only FIFTY-EIGHT pitches during a nine inning complete game. Barrett's Braves shutout the Reds 2 - 0 and the game set major league records for least number of pitches known to have been thrown by a single pitcher in a complete game and shortest game played at night. ...
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What percent of hits are home runs?

In MLB for the three regular seasons between 2008 and 2010, there were 130,030 base hits and 14,575 home runs for a percentage of 11.2. About 1 of every 9 base hits was a home run for these three total regular seasons. ...