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2016 – David Ortiz goes out a winner as he wins the Silver Slugger Award at DH in the American League for the 7th time in his final season. He is joined by another 7-time winner, 1B Miguel Cabrera, while at the other end of the scale, SS Corey Seager is honored at SS in the Nationals League in his rookie season.

2016 – David Ortiz goes out a winner as he wins the Silver Slugger Award at DH in the American League for the 7th time in his final season. He is joined by another 7-time winner, 1B Miguel Cabrera, while at the other end of the scale, SS Corey Seager is honored at SS in the Nationals League in his rookie season.

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The Gold Glove Awards are announced, with C Salvador Perez, 1B Eric Hosmer and SS Alcides Escobar of the World Champion Royals headlining the American League winners. They are joined by 2B Jose Altuve, 3B Manny Machado, CF Kevin Kiermaier, RF Kole Calhoun and P Dallas Keuchel. LF Yoenis Cespedes wins the award even though he was traded to a National League team at the end of July. In the NL, winners are C Yadier Molina, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 2B Dee Gordon, SS Brandon Crawford, 3B Nolan Arenado, LF Starling Marte, CF A.J. Pollock, RF Jason Heyward and P Zack Greinke.

The Gold Glove Awards are announced, with C Salvador Perez, 1B Eric Hosmer and SS Alcides Escobar of the World Champion Royals headlining the American League winners. They are joined by 2B Jose Altuve, 3B Manny Machado, CF Kevin Kiermaier, RF Kole Calhoun and P Dallas Keuchel. LF Yoenis Cespedes wins the award even though he was traded to a National League team at the end of July. In the NL, winners are C Yadier Molina, 1B Paul Goldschmidt, 2B Dee Gordon, SS Brandon Crawford, 3B Nolan Arenado, LF Starling Marte, CF A.J. Pollock, RF Jason Heyward and P Zack Greinke.

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Jose Abreu (.317, 36, 107), receiving all 30 first-place votes cast by the BBWAA, is unanimously named the American League Rookie of the Year. The 27 year-old first baseman joins Ozzie Guillen (1985), Ron Kittle (1983), Tommie Agee (1966), Gary Peters (1963), and Luis Aparicio (1956) as the sixth White Sox player to win the prestigious freshman award since its inception in 1947.

Jose Abreu (.317, 36, 107), receiving all 30 first-place votes cast by the BBWAA, is unanimously named the American League Rookie of the Year. The 27 year-old first baseman joins Ozzie Guillen (1985), Ron Kittle (1983), Tommie Agee (1966), Gary Peters (1963), and Luis Aparicio (1956) as the sixth White Sox player to win the prestigious freshman award since its inception in 1947.

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The Nationals announce Davey Johnson will return for one more season as the team’s manager. The 69 year-old skipper, who led Washington to their first NL East title with a franchise-high 98 victories, will become a consultant for the club in 2014.

The Nationals announce Davey Johnson will return for one more season as the team’s manager. The 69 year-old skipper, who led Washington to their first NL East title with a franchise-high 98 victories, will become a consultant for the club in 2014.

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R.A. Dickey receives the 21st annual Rotary Club of Denver’s Branch Rickey Award, an honor given to just one of the 30 nominees selected from each major league team for their humanitarian service off the field. Prior to the start of the season, the Mets’ 38 year-old knuckleballer climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, helping to raise more than $100,000 to help the Bombay Teen organization rescue young women from forced prostitution in India.

R.A. Dickey receives the 21st annual Rotary Club of Denver’s Branch Rickey Award, an honor given to just one of the 30 nominees selected from each major league team for their humanitarian service off the field. Prior to the start of the season, the Mets’ 38 year-old knuckleballer climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, helping to raise more than $100,000 to help the Bombay Teen organization rescue young women from forced prostitution in India.

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The Dodgers put in the largest bid for Korean P Hyun-jin Ryu, pledging over $25,7 million to secure the right to negotiate with Ryu, who is represented by Scott Boras. It is the third-highest amount ever bid through the posting system, after those for Japanese pitchers Daisuke Matsuzaka and Yu Darvish.

The Dodgers put in the largest bid for Korean P Hyun-jin Ryu, pledging over $25,7 million to secure the right to negotiate with Ryu, who is represented by Scott Boras. It is the third-highest amount ever bid through the posting system, after those for Japanese pitchers Daisuke Matsuzaka and Yu Darvish.

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The A’s acquire David DeJesus from the Royals for right-hander Vin Mazzaro and minor league southpaw prospect Justin Marks. The 30 year-old corner outfielder missed the last two months of the season due to surgery on his right thumb.

The A’s acquire David DeJesus from the Royals for right-hander Vin Mazzaro and minor league southpaw prospect Justin Marks. The 30 year-old corner outfielder missed the last two months of the season due to surgery on his right thumb.

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For the first time since the glory days of the ‘Big Red Machine’, Cincinnati has more than one Gold Glove winner in a season when third baseman Scott Rolen, second baseman Brandon Phillips, and pitcher Bronson Arroyo are recognized for their fielding prowess. For four consecutive seasons, from 1974-77, catcher Johnny Bench, second baseman Joe Morgan, shortstop Dave Concepcion, and center fielder Cesar Geronimo were routinely selected by the managers and coaches as the top defensive players in their positions.

For the first time since the glory days of the ‘Big Red Machine’, Cincinnati has more than one Gold Glove winner in a season when third baseman Scott Rolen, second baseman Brandon Phillips, and pitcher Bronson Arroyo are recognized for their fielding prowess. For four consecutive seasons, from 1974-77, catcher Johnny Bench, second baseman Joe Morgan, shortstop Dave Concepcion, and center fielder Cesar Geronimo were routinely selected by the managers and coaches as the top defensive players in their positions.

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At the age of 75, legendary Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus dies at his home after suffering a heart attack. The 2008 Ford C. Frick award recipient and Seattle’s only representative in baseball’s Hall of Fame, best known for trademark calls of “My Oh My” and “It will fly away”, called all but 101 of the 5,385 games for 34 seasons that the team has played, including the very first pitch in franchise history thrown by Diego Segui in 1977.

At the age of 75, legendary Mariners broadcaster Dave Niehaus dies at his home after suffering a heart attack. The 2008 Ford C. Frick award recipient and Seattle’s only representative in baseball’s Hall of Fame, best known for trademark calls of “My Oh My” and “It will fly away”, called all but 101 of the 5,385 games for 34 seasons that the team has played, including the very first pitch in franchise history thrown by Diego Segui in 1977.

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Evan Longoria (.272, 27, 85), the unanimous choice of the BBWAA, wins the American League Rookie of the Year award. The Rays’ slugging third baseman becomes the first player in franchise history to win a major postseason award.

Evan Longoria (.272, 27, 85), the unanimous choice of the BBWAA, wins the American League Rookie of the Year award. The Rays’ slugging third baseman becomes the first player in franchise history to win a major postseason award.

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Cubs’ freshman Geovany Soto (.285, 23, 86), garnering 31 of 32 first-place votes, wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. The 25 year-old catcher becomes the first backstop to be selected since Mike Piazza won the freshman honor while playing for the Dodgers in 1993.

Cubs’ freshman Geovany Soto (.285, 23, 86), garnering 31 of 32 first-place votes, wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. The 25 year-old catcher becomes the first backstop to be selected since Mike Piazza won the freshman honor while playing for the Dodgers in 1993.

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In the first big move of the offseason, the Tigers trade three talented pitching prospects, Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan, and Anthony Claggett, to the Yankees for Gary Sheffield. The deal, which includes a two-year, $28 million contract extension through 2009, reunites the outfield slugger with his 1997 World Series champion Marlins general manager (Dave Dombrowski) and field manager (Jim Leyland).

In the first big move of the offseason, the Tigers trade three talented pitching prospects, Humberto Sanchez, Kevin Whelan, and Anthony Claggett, to the Yankees for Gary Sheffield. The deal, which includes a two-year, $28 million contract extension through 2009, reunites the outfield slugger with his 1997 World Series champion Marlins general manager (Dave Dombrowski) and field manager (Jim Leyland).

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Chris Carpenter (21-5, 2.83) is elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America as the National League’s Cy Young Award winner. The Cardinal right-hander, who has been sidelined with injuries during the past two seasons, outpoints Marlins southpaw Dontrelle Willis (22-10, 2.63), becoming the first Redbird to cop the honor since Bob Gibson was selected in 1970.

Chris Carpenter (21-5, 2.83) is elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America as the National League’s Cy Young Award winner. The Cardinal right-hander, who has been sidelined with injuries during the past two seasons, outpoints Marlins southpaw Dontrelle Willis (22-10, 2.63), becoming the first Redbird to cop the honor since Bob Gibson was selected in 1970.

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9 Players are inducted into the Red Sox Hall of Fame including Wade Boggs and Dennis Eckersley

Bill Carrigan, skipper of the 1915-16 World Series champion teams, infielders Billy Goodman (1947-57) and Pete Runnels (1958-62), southpaw Bruce Hurst (1980-88), Pawtucket Red Sox owner Ben Mondor, and former GM Haywood Sullivan are inducted into the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. Also enshrined for their contributions to the team are Cooperstown Hall of Famers Wade Boggs (1982-92), Jimmy Collins (1901-07), and right-hander Dennis Eckersley (1978-84).

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Buck Showalter wins his second American League Manager of the Year Award, after piloting the Rangers to an 89-73 record – an 18-game improvement from the previous season. He also copped the honor in 1994, managing the Yankees.

Buck Showalter wins his second American League Manager of the Year Award, after piloting the Rangers to an 89-73 record – an 18-game improvement from the previous season. He also copped the honor in 1994, managing the Yankees.

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After piloting the third-place Rangers (89-73) to an 18 game improvement from the previous season, Buck Showalter wins his second American League Manager of the Year Award. The former Yankee manager also copped the honor in 1994, piloting the Bronx Bombers in the strike-shorten season.

After piloting the third-place Rangers (89-73) to an 18 game improvement from the previous season, Buck Showalter wins his second American League Manager of the Year Award. The former Yankee manager also copped the honor in 1994, piloting the Bronx Bombers in the strike-shorten season.

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The BBWAA selects Bobby Cox as the National League Manager of the Year. Although the team lost Greg Maddux, Gary Sheffield, Javy López and Vinny Castilla to free agency, the Atlanta Braves, with a 96-58 record under Cox, still captured their 13th straight, and unexpected, NL East division flag.

The BBWAA selects Bobby Cox as the National League Manager of the Year. Although the team lost Greg Maddux, Gary Sheffield, Javy López and Vinny Castilla to free agency, the Atlanta Braves, with a 96-58 record under Cox, still captured their 13th straight, and unexpected, NL East division flag.

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Dontrelle Willis (14-6, 3.30), the only player in either league to be listed on every ballot, wins the National League Rookie of the Year award

Dontrelle Willis (14-6, 3.30), the only player in either league to be listed on every ballot, wins the National League Rookie of the Year award. The 21 year-old Marlins starter is named first on 17 of the 32 ballots cast by the writers, with Brewer outfielder Scott Podsednik (8) and Diamondback right-hander Brandon Webb (7) receiving the other first-place votes.

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Roger Clemens becomes the first American League pitcher to win the Cy Young Award four times.

Roger Clemens becomes the first American League pitcher to win the Cy Young Award four times. Clemens, the first pitcher since Hal Newhouser in 1945 to win the pitching Triple Crown in the American League, led the league in wins (21), strikeouts (292) and ERA (2.05) in his first season with the Toronto Blue Jays. Clemens won his first three Cy Young Awards with the Boston Red Sox in 1986, 1987 and 1991.

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1996 – At Tokyo, in the finale of the Japanese team against the MLB All-Stars, Japan rallies for three runs to earn an 8 – 8 tie. The Americans hit .302 in the series with 11 home runs, and come away with four wins, two losses, and two ties. None of the games go to extra innings. Steve Finley, who hit 8 for 20 with 9 RBI, is named MVP.

1996 – At Tokyo, in the finale of the Japanese team against the MLB All-Stars, Japan rallies for three runs to earn an 8 – 8 tie. The Americans hit .302 in the series with 11 home runs, and come away with four wins, two losses, and two ties. None of the games go to extra innings. Steve Finley, who hit 8 for 20 with 9 RBI, is named MVP.

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1995 – Gerry Hunsicker is named as General Manager. Drayton McLane also announces that the team will continue to play in the Astrodome in 1996 but will be sold to out-of-town interests if attendance does not increase. 

1995 – Gerry Hunsicker is named as General Manager. Drayton McLane also announces that the team will continue to play in the Astrodome in 1996 but will be sold to out-of-town interests if attendance does not increase. 

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser becomes the 9th unanimous choice as Cy Young Award winner

1988 – Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Orel Hershiser, who posted a 23-8 record with 178 strikeouts and a 2.31 ERA, is a unanimous choice as Cy Young Award winner. Hershiser becomes the ninth pitcher in National League history to win the award unanimously. He receives all twenty-four first place votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America.

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In the closest vote in Cy Young Award history, Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe, 57-55, to win the National League honors. Bedrosian is the third relief pitcher ever to win the award in the NL.

1987 – In the closest vote in Cy Young Award history, Steve Bedrosian edges Rick Sutcliffe, 57-55, to win the National League honors. Bedrosian is the third relief pitcher ever to win the award in the NL.

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The Yankees obtain Dave Righetti along with Juan Beniquez, Mike Griffin, Paul Mirabella, and minor leaguer Greg Jemison from the Rangers for Mike Heath, Sparky Lyle, Larry McCall, Dave Rajsich, Domingo Ramos and cash. The 19 year-old southpaw, who will toss a July 4th no-hitter in 1983, will spend 11 seasons with the Bronx Bombers, compiling a 74-61 (.548) record and saves 224 games for the team.

The Yankees obtain Dave Righetti along with Juan Beniquez, Mike Griffin, Paul Mirabella, and minor leaguer Greg Jemison from the Rangers for Mike Heath, Sparky Lyle, Larry McCall, Dave Rajsich, Domingo Ramos and cash. The 19 year-old southpaw, who will toss a July 4th no-hitter in 1983, will spend 11 seasons with the Bronx Bombers, compiling a 74-61 (.548) record and saves 224 games for the team.

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The Yankees trade southpaws Sparky Lyle, the 1977 Cy Young Award recipient in a 10 player deal

The Yankees trade southpaws Sparky Lyle, the 1977 Cy Young Award recipient, and Dave Rajsich along with righty Larry McCall, infielder Domingo Ramos, catcher Mike Heath, and $400,000 to the Rangers for lefties Dave Righetti and Paul Mirabella, right-hander Mike Griffin, and outfielder Juan Beniquez. The deal makes Yankee teammate Graig Nettles’s in-season quip that the closer had gone “from Cy Young to sayonara” a reality.

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Joe Torre, who hit 24 home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals and led the National League in RBI (137) and batting average (.363), wins the MVP Award over Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates (48, 125, .295). Torre receives 318 points to Stargell’s 222.

Joe Torre, who hit 24 home runs for the St. Louis Cardinals and led the National League in RBI (137) and batting average (.363), wins the MVP Award over Willie Stargell of the Pittsburgh Pirates (48, 125, .295). Torre receives 318 points to Stargell’s 222.

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1965 – Joe Morgan receives the first vote of any Houston player for the National League MVP Award. But it is just one vote. Willie Mays of San Francisco gets the award over Dodgers Sandy Koufax and Maury Wills.

1965 – Joe Morgan receives the first vote of any Houston player for the National League MVP Award. But it is just one vote. Willie Mays of San Francisco gets the award over Dodgers Sandy Koufax and Maury Wills.

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 San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays, who hit .312 with 52 home runs and 112 RBI, is named National League MVP. Mays receives 224 votes to 177 for Sandy Koufax, who, pitching for the Dodgers, had a 2.04 ERA, won 26 games, allowed just 5.79 hits per nine innings, and struck out 382 batters.

1965 – San Francisco Giants outfielder Willie Mays, who hit .312 with 52 home runs and 112 RBI, is named National League MVP. Mays receives 224 votes to 177 for Sandy Koufax, who, pitching for the Dodgers, had a 2.04 ERA, won 26 games, allowed just 5.79 hits per nine innings, and struck out 382 batters.

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The Braves sign a twenty-five year lease to play in the newly constructed Atlanta Stadium

The Braves sign a twenty-five year lease to play in the newly constructed Atlanta Stadium and will continue to play there until the team moves next door to Turner Field in 1997. The ballpark, which becomes officially known as Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium in 1975, will affectionately be called the ‘Launching Pad,’ reflecting the ease that home runs were hit there due to being located 1,000 feet above sea level on foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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The Rheingold Brewery, in addition to purchasing 100,000 tickets to the new National League’s team games, agrees to pay six million dollars for the radio and television rights to 126 Mets games per year for five years. The deal, the largest of its kind, is approximately double the cost of the franchise and all its first-season players.

The Rheingold Brewery, in addition to purchasing 100,000 tickets to the new National League’s team games, agrees to pay six million dollars for the radio and television rights to 126 Mets games per year for five years. The deal, the largest of its kind, is approximately double the cost of the franchise and all its first-season players.

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1951 – In Tokyo, 50,000 fans are on hand as an American All-Star team battles a Central League All-Star team. Joe DiMaggio hits a 400-foot home run in the 8th inning to tie the game at 1 – 1, then his brother Dom laces an RBI triple in the 9th and later scores to give the Americans a 3 – 2 victory. The Americans have won 12 games and tied one.

1951 – In Tokyo, 50,000 fans are on hand as an American All-Star team battles a Central League All-Star team. Joe DiMaggio hits a 400-foot home run in the 8th inning to tie the game at 1 – 1, then his brother Dom laces an RBI triple in the 9th and later scores to give the Americans a 3 – 2 victory. The Americans have won 12 games and tied one.

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Seventeen months after nearly being mortally wounded by an obsessed fan’s rifle shot to the chest, Eddie Waitkus is named the Comeback Player of the Year by the Associated Press. The Phillies’ infielder hit .284 this season and continued to be one of the best fielding first basemen in the league.

Seventeen months after nearly being mortally wounded by an obsessed fan’s rifle shot to the chest, Eddie Waitkus is named the Comeback Player of the Year by the Associated Press. The Phillies’ infielder hit .284 this season and continued to be one of the best fielding first basemen in the league.

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