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Major League Baseball Season Recap 2010

Major League Season Recap 2010 World Series – San Francisco Giants NL over Texas Rangers AL 4 games to 1 World Series MVP – Edgar Renteria Babe Ruth Award – Tim Lincecum Championship Series ALCS Texas Rangers...

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Brandon Belt forces Jaime Barria to throw a record 21 pitches before flying out to right field

Facing rookie Jaime Barria of the Angels in the 1st inning, Brandon Belt of the Giants forces him to throw a record 21 pitches before flying out to right field. The 12-minute battle features 16 consecutive foul balls at one point, in addition to four unsuccessful pick-off attempts at first base. The previous record was 20 pitches, in a 1998 confrontation between Ricky Gutierrez and Bartolo Colon, although detailed pitch counts have only been tracked since 1988, so there may have been longer at-bats before that which went unrecorded.

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Yankee designated hitter Alex Rodriguez establishes a major league record with his 24th career grand slam, going deep off George Kontos in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Giants in the Bronx. The two-out seventh-inning bases-loaded round tripper surpasses the mark established in 1938 by fellow Bronx Bomber Lou Gehrig.

Yankee designated hitter Alex Rodriguez establishes a major league record with his 24th career grand slam, going deep off George Kontos in the team’s 5-1 victory over the Giants in the Bronx. The two-out seventh-inning bases-loaded round tripper surpasses the mark established in 1938 by fellow Bronx Bomber Lou Gehrig.

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Angel Pagan gives the Giants a 6 – 5 win over the Rockies with an inside-the-park walk-off home run in the 10th inning. The hit comes off Rafael Betancourt with Brandon Crawford on second base, after Troy Tulowitzkihad hit a solo homer in the top of the inning to give Colorado a 5 – 4 lead. It is the first game won on a walk-off inside-the-parker in Giants history, and the first in the majors since Rey Sanchez had such a hit on June 11, 2004.

Angel Pagan gives the Giants a 6 – 5 win over the Rockies with an inside-the-park walk-off home run in the 10th inning. The hit comes off Rafael Betancourt with Brandon Crawford on second base, after Troy Tulowitzkihad hit a solo homer in the top of the inning to give Colorado a 5 – 4 lead. It is the first game won on a walk-off inside-the-parker in Giants history, and the first in the majors since Rey Sanchez had such a hit on June 11, 2004.

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The Giants obtain Jose Guillen from Kansas City

The Giants obtain Jose Guillen from Kansas City, hoping the well-traveled veteran can help the club down the stretch run. The departure of the 34 year-old, who has played with ten teams in the past 14 years and was designated for assignment by the Royals last week, gives highly touted prospect Kila Ka’aihue an opportunity to play every day.

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Ryan Zimmerman’s hitting streak ends at 30 games when he goes 0 for 3 with two walks

Ryan Zimmerman’s hitting streak ends at 30 games when he goes 0 for 3 with two walks, but Washington beats San Francisco, 6 – 3, behind the pitching of Shairon Martis. Zimmerman falls one game short of the franchise record of 31 games set by Vladimir Guerrero in 1999, when the Nationals were still the Montreal Expos.

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Omar Vizquel becomes the first Giant to steal home in a quarter of a century. The infrequent swipe of the plate, last accomplished by Max Venable in 1983, comes in the second inning of a 5-1 inter-league loss to the A’s.

On June 13 2008, Omar Vizquel becomes the first Giant to steal home in a quarter of a century. The infrequent swipe of the plate, last accomplished by Max Venable in 1983, comes in the second inning of a 5-1 inter-league loss to...

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Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hits a home run in an interleague game against the Oakland Athletics, tying his home run count with that of Babe Ruth at 714. The ball is hit at the McAfee Coliseum against pitcher Brad Halsey, a left-hander. Because of interleague play, Bonds is the designated hitter rather than his normal spot in the outfield.

Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants hits a home run in an interleague game against the Oakland Athletics, tying his home run count with that of Babe Ruth at 714. The ball is hit at the McAfee Coliseum against pitcher Brad Halsey, a left-hander. Because of interleague play, Bonds is the designated hitter rather than his normal spot in the outfield.

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Several hours before a midnight deadline, Barry Bonds accepts the Giants’ offer of salary arbitration. San Francisco’s decision to go to arbitration avoids a bidding war for their franchise player, and this season’s National League MVP will be likely worth at least $20 million for one year of service.

Several hours before a midnight deadline, Barry Bonds accepts the Giants’ offer of salary arbitration. San Francisco’s decision to go to arbitration avoids a bidding war for their franchise player, and this season’s National League MVP will be likely worth at least $20 million for one year of service.

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San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds is named 2001 N L Most Valuable Player 

2001 – San Francisco Giants left fielder Barry Bonds is named National League Most Valuable Player by the Baseball Writers Association of America with 30 of 32 first-place votes. Bonds, who hit .328 with an all-time record 73 home runs and 137 RBI, wins the award for an unprecedented fourth time. Previously, he was awarded as a Pittsburgh Pirates member in 1990 and 1992 and with the Giants in 1993. Three-time MVP Award winners include Yogi Berra, Roy Campanella, Joe DiMaggio, Jimmie Foxx, Mickey Mantle, Stan Musial and Mike Schmidt, all of them Hall of Famers.

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For the second time this season, Barry Bonds homers in six consecutive games. His nine homers during this span establish a National League mark. Senators’ slugger Frank Howard’s 1968 feat of hitting 10 homers in six games is the major league record.

For the second time this season, Barry Bonds homers in six consecutive games. His nine homers during this span establish a National League mark. Senators’ slugger Frank Howard’s 1968 feat of hitting 10 homers in six games is the major league record.

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Barry Bonds sets a new National League mark reaching base in 15 consecutive plate appearances

Giants outfielder Barry Bonds sets a new National League mark reaching base in 15 consecutive plate appearances. His five singles, two doubles, two homers and six walks during the streak breaks Dodger Pedro Guerrero’s mark of 14 established in 1983. Armando Rios hits home runs for his first two major league hits. Expos’ third baseman Shane Andrews accomplished the same feat on April 27 and 28 in 1995.

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Giants OF Barry Bonds hits his 26th homer, the 400th of his career, off Kirt Ojala of the Marlins in the Giants’ 10 – 5 victory. He thus becomes the first player in major league history with more than 400 career home runs and 400 career steals.

Giants OF Barry Bonds hits his 26th homer, the 400th of his career, off Kirt Ojala of the Marlins in the Giants’ 10 – 5 victory. He thus becomes the first player in major league history with more than 400 career home runs and 400 career steals.

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Barry Bonds becomes only the fourth player in major league history to amass 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases when he homers in the 3rd inning in the San Francisco Giants’ 6 – 3 victory over the Florida Marlins. His father, Bobby Bonds, along with godfather Willie Mays and Andre Dawson are the only other players to reach 300-300.

1996 – Barry Bonds becomes only the fourth player in major league history to amass 300 home runs and 300 stolen bases when he homers in the 3rd inning in the San Francisco Giants’ 6 – 3 victory over the Florida Marlins. His father, Bobby Bonds, along with godfather Willie Mays and Andre Dawson are the only other players to reach 300-300.

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Dusty Baker, 44, is selected to replace Roger Craig in the dugout as manager of the Giants. During his ten-year tenure, the former hitting coach will compile a 840-715 (.540) record and will be named the National League Manager of the Year three times.

Dusty Baker, 44, is selected to replace Roger Craig in the dugout as manager of the Giants. During his ten-year tenure, the former hitting coach will compile a 840-715 (.540) record and will be named the National League Manager of the Year three times.

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The Oakland Athletics complete a sweep in the World Series with a 9 – 6 win over the San Francisco Giants

1989 – The Oakland Athletics complete a sweep in the World Series with a 9 – 6 win over the San Francisco Giants. Rickey Henderson’s home run supports starter and winner Mike Moore. Dave Stewart is named Series MVP after winning the first and third game of the Series, which was interrupted by an earthquake.

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Dave Dravecky suffers a broken vs the Montreal Expos

In his second start after coming back from cancer surgery, Giant Dave Dravecky suffers a broken arm beating the Expos, 3 – 2. The Youngstown, Ohio native collapses to the ground and clutches his left arm in severe pain after throwing a wild pitch to Tim Raines. The bone will heal but Dravecky will break it again during the Giants on-field celebration when they clinch the pennant later that season. Dravecky will not pitch again in the major leagues.

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Jerome Walton is tagged for the last out as he is crawling to 3B. Walton injures his hamstring on the play and will miss a month, then come back to win the Rookie of the Year Award.

The Cubs lose to the Giants, 4 – 3 when a rally falls short. Jerome Walton is tagged for the last out as he is crawling to 3B. Walton injures his hamstring on the play and will miss a month, then come back to win the Rookie of the Year Award.

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Kevin Mitchell makes a barehanded grab of ozzie smiths fly ball

After overrunning Cardinal shortstop Ozzie Smith’s fly ball down in the left-field corner, Giants outfielder Kevin Mitchell recovers by reaching back and catching the ball in foul territory with his bare right hand. The National League’s eventual MVP’s amazing play occurs in the first inning of the Giants’ 3-1 loss to the Redbirds at Busch Stadium.

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Former Indian outfielder Brett Butler signs a two-year, $1.8 million free-agent deal with the Giants. The 31 year-old leadoff hitter, who will play a vital role when San Francisco captures the NL pennant in 1989, replaces Chili Davis, who signed with the Angels, as the team’s center fielder.

Former Indian outfielder Brett Butler signs a two-year, $1.8 million free-agent deal with the Giants. The 31 year-old leadoff hitter, who will play a vital role when San Francisco captures the NL pennant in 1989, replaces Chili Davis, who signed with the Angels, as the team’s center fielder.

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