2007 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 2007 throughout the world.

Contents

List of years in baseball

Champions

Major League Baseball

LeagueEastern Division ChampionCentral Division ChampionWestern Division ChampionWild Card Qualifier
American League Boston Red Sox Cleveland Indians Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim New York Yankees
National League Philadelphia Phillies Chicago Cubs Arizona Diamondbacks Colorado Rockies
 Division Series
(ALDS, NLDS)
League Championship Series
(NLCS, ALCS)
World Series
              
 1 Boston 3 
3 LA Angels 0 
 1Boston4 
American League
 2Cleveland3 
2 Cleveland 3
 4 NY Yankees 1 
  AL1Boston4
 NL4Colorado0
 1 Arizona 3 
3 Chicago Cubs 0 
 1Arizona0
National League
 4Colorado4 
2 Philadelphia 0
 4 Colorado 3 

Click on any series score to link to that series' page.
Higher seed had home field advantage during Division Series and League Championship Series.
The American League champion has home field advantage during the World Series as a result of the AL victory in the All-Star Game.

Other champions

1 – The appearance by the Huskies of Rouen, France in the final marks the first time since 1976 that a team from outside the professional leagues of the Netherlands or Italy has finished in the top two.

Awards and honors

Gold Glove first baseman Kevin Youkilis Youkilis in the field.jpg
Gold Glove first baseman Kevin Youkilis

* Francoeur and Rowand finished tied in the voting

Major league baseball final standings

Denotes the club that won the wild card for its respective league. The Rockies defeated the Padres 9-8 (13) in a one-game playoff for the NL wild card.

The 90 wins by the Diamondbacks and Rockies were the fewest to lead the NL since 1959, with the exception of the strike-shortened seasons of 1981, 1994 and 1995. No NL team won or lost 95 games for the first time since 1983.

Also, this was the second consecutive season in which no team won at least 60% of its games, the first time that this has happened in Major League Baseball history.

Events

January–March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

Media

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

See also

Sources

  1. "White Sox's Buehrle hurls first no-hitter of season". go.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  2. "Retrosheet Boxscore: New York Yankees 16, Chicago White Sox 3". www.retrosheet.org. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  3. "Retrosheet Boxscore: New York Yankees 23, Philadelphia Athletics 2 (1)". www.retrosheet.org. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  4. Max Lanier. Article written by Gregory H. Wolf. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on June 24, 2019.
  5. Clem Labine. Article written by Alfonso Tusa. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on June 23, 2019.
  6. Ed Bailey. Article written by Warren Corbett. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on June 23, 2019.
  7. Dick Kryhoski 1950s Game-Worn Browns/Orioles Road Jersey. Huggins & Scott Auctions. Retrieved on June 24, 2019.
  8. Al Salerno. Umpiring career record Retrosheet. Retrieved on June 24, 2019.
  9. Hank Morgenweck Umpiring career record Retrosheet. Retrieved on June 24, 2019.
  10. Phil Rizzuto. Article written by Lawrence Baldassaro. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on June 24, 2019.
  11. Joe Nuxhall. Article written by Ryan Borgemenke. SABR Biography Project. Retrieved on June 24, 2019.

Related Research Articles

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