2015 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 2015 throughout the world.

Champions[edit]

Major League Baseball[edit]

Other Champions[edit]

Awards And Honors[edit]

Major League Baseball[edit]

  • Baseball Hall of Fame honors

Upcoming events[edit]

May[edit]

  • May 4 : End of waiver period (February 16 – May 4). Optional waivers secured on or after February 16, 2014, expire at 5 p.m. ET. MLR 10(c)(4)(B)(i). Outright waivers obtained on or after February 16, 2014, remain in effect until 1 p.m. ET on the seventh day after the date they were obtained, or until 5 p.m. ET on May 4, 2014, the 30th day of the season. MLR 10(c)(4)(C)(ii).
  • May 5 : Beginning of new waiver period (May 5 – July 31). Optional waivers and outright waivers secured on or after May 5 (the 31st day of the season) remain in effect through 5 p.m. EST July 31. MLR 10 (c)(4). After May 5, outright assignments to the Minor Leagues may be made only with outright waivers in effect.
  • May 15 : Earliest date a club may re-sign a player unconditionally released by the club between August 31, 2014, and March 31, 2015. MLR 8(i)(2).

June[edit]

  • June 1–7 : Closed Period before 2015 First-Year Player Draft.

July[edit]

  • July   2 : International free agent signing period begins.
  • July 17 : Deadline (5 p.m. ET) to sign players selected in 2015 First-year Player Draft.
  • July 31 : Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.

August[edit]

  • August   1 : New waiver period begins (through August 30). Trade waivers required.
  • August 31 : Waiver trade deadline. Outright waivers secured on or after August 1 expire (midnight ET). Postseason eligibility lists established (midnight ET). To be eligible, a player must be a bona fide member of a qualifying team and remain a bona fide member through end of the applicable postseason series.

September[edit]

  • September 1 : Active rosters expand from 25 to 40 players.

October[edit]

  • October   4 : End of the regular season.
  • October   6 : Postseason begins.
  • October 27 : 111th World Series begins.
    • Immediately after World Series : Eligible players become free agents.
    • Fifth day after end of World Series : Deadline for clubs to make qualifying offers to their eligible former players who became free agents.
    • Sixth day after end of World Series : First day free agents may sign contracts with a club other than their former club.
    • 12th day after end of World Series : Last date for Article XX (B) free agents to accept a qualifying offer from a former club (midnight ET).

November[edit]

  • November 20 (tentative) : Day to file reserve lists for all Major and Minor League levels.

December[edit]

  • December 2 : Last date for clubs to offer 2016 contracts to unsigned players (midnight ET).
  • December 7–10 : Winter Meetings at Nashville, Tennessee.
Sources[1][2][3]

Events[edit]

January[edit]

  • January 20 - Max Scherzer signs a $210 million, seven-year contract with the Washington Nationals. In his five seasons with the Detroit Tigers, Scherzer had posted an 82-35 record, including a 21-3 record in 2013, during which he won the American League's Cy Young Award. The contract is the second-largest for a pitcher, after Clayton Kershaw's $215 million, seven-year deal, which runs from 2014-2020. The previous highest contract for a right-handed pitcher was the $180 million, seven-year deal from 2013–19, signed by Scherzer's ex-Tiger teammate, Justin Verlander.[5]

February[edit]

March[edit]

  • March 13 - The Boston Red Sox officially announced the signing of 19-year-old Cuban prospect Yoan Moncada. The Red Sox reached an agreement for a signing bonus of $31.5 million, the largest ever for a Minor League contract. Because Boston had already exceeded its bonus pool for the 2014-15 international signing period, the team will pay a full 100 percent tax on Moncada’s bonus, bringing the total cost for his services to $63MM. On top of that, the Red Sox will now be restricted from signing any international amateur for more than $300K in the 2015-16 and the 2016-17 international signing periods. Moncada will likely start this season playing second base for Class A Greenville Drive.[8]

April[edit]

  • April 5 - In the very first night opener played at Wrigley Field, the St. Louis Cardinals defeat the Chicago Cubs 3–0. Jason Heyward collects three hits in his Cardinal debut, and Matt Holliday drives in two of the three Cardinal runs, and Adam Wainwright throws six innings of five-hit ball. The game is the first at the newly innovated Wrigley, which features a giant video board in left field and images of Ernie Banks, who had died in January, covering the bleachers.[9]
  • April 8 - At Dodger Stadium, in the Los Angeles Dodgers' third game of the season, Adrian Gonzalez hits three home runs off San Diego Padres pitcher Andrew Cashner, leading the Dodgers to a 7–4 victory over San Diego. With a home run in both of the previous two games, Gonzalez becomes the first player in Major League history to hit five home runs in the first three games of the season. Gonzalez also becomes the third Dodger to hit a home run in each of his team's first three games, joining Carl Furillo and Jimmy Wynn, who did it in 1955 and 1974 respectively, as well as the first National League Player to begin a season with three 3-hit games since Orlando Cepeda in 1963.[10]
  • April 10 - At Yankee Stadium, the Boston Red Sox defeat the New York Yankees 6-5 in a 19-inning, 6 hour, 49 minute marathon, but not without squandering three one-run leads to extend the game. With the Yankees trailing 3-2 with two out in the ninth, Chase Headley sends the game into extra innings with a solo home run. David Ortiz homers in the top of the 16th to give the Red Sox the lead again, but Mark Teixeira, turning 35 years old as the clock strikes midnight, homers in the bottom half of the inning. In the 18th inning, the Red Sox take the lead again as Pablo Sandoval singles in Dustin Pedroia, only for the Yankees to again tie the game as Carlos Beltrán doubles home John Ryan Murphy. The Red Sox take the lead for a fourth time as Xander Bogaerts scored on a Mookie Betts fly ball, then turn a double play on a Garrett Jones ground ball to end the game at 2:13 AM. The game, which also features a 12th-inning power outage that delays the game for 16 minutes, is the longest by time in Red Sox history, and the second-longest for the Yankees, who defeated the Detroit Tigers in 22 innings in a June 24, 1962 game that lasted an even 7 hours, as well as the longest in the Yankees-Red Sox rivalry since the Yankees defeated the Red Sox in the second game of an August 29, 1967 doubleheader, the game lasting 20 innings.[11]
  • April 12 - At Anaheim Stadium, Angels first baseman Albert Pujols hit his career-high 522nd home run off Kansas City Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura, breaking a tie with Ted Williams, Willie McCovey and Frank Thomas for 18th place on the MLB career list. But the blast was not a factor in the decision, as the Royals prevailed by a score of 9–2 and swept the Angels while advancing to the ALCS first place for the first time since 1985. Pujols is now 12 home runs shy of tying Jimmie Foxx 17th place on baseball's all-time home run list with 534.[12]
  • April 13 :
    • Boston Red Sox young leadoff hitter and center fielder Mookie Betts thrilled his teammates and the capacity crowd at the home opener in Fenway Park and started the Red Sox toward a 9–4 win over the Washington Nationals. Betts walked and added a pair of stolen bases on one play in the second half of the first inning, swiping second base and continuing on to third when no one was able to cover due to an infield shift, and promptly scored the go-ahead run on a single by David Ortiz. Then, Betts belted a three-run home run in the second inning and drove in other run in the third on a well-placed infield single. Additionally, Betts robbed Bryce Harper of a home run in the first, leaping against the right-centerfield wall to save two runs. The 22-year-old Betts smashed his second homer of the season off Jordan Zimmermann. His first blast came off Philadelphia Phillies' Cole Hamels in the Opening Day at Citizens Bank Park.[13]
    • Stephen Drew hit a pinch-hit grand slam off Baltimore Orioles pitcher Tommy Hunter in the seventh inning to propel the New Yankees to a 6–5 victory at Camden Yard.[14] With his effort, Drew joined Don Baylor, Johnny Damon and Babe Ruth as the only players to hit a grand slam for both the Yankees and the Red Sox.[15]
  • April 17 - Mike Trout collected his first multi home run-game of the season, a two-run homer in the sixth inning and a three-run shot in the eighth, that saw him carry the Anaheim Angels to a 6–3 victory over the Houston Astros at Minute Maid Park. At 23 years, 253 days of age, Trout became the youngest player ever to record 100 home runs and 100 stolen bases in Major League history.[16]
  • April 23 - The New York Mets tied a franchise season record of eleven straight wins, and for the first time in its 54-year history won ten straight homestand games, becoming the seventh Major League team since 1900 to win at least 10 straight homestand games.[18]
  • April 28 - For the second consecutive day, the scheduled game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Chicago White Sox at Camden Yards was postponed, the Baltimore club announced. The series opener between the two teams was postponed a day before after protests in the area around Camden Yards turned violent. The teams will play the third game of the series tomorrow in front of an empty stadium because the game will be closed to the public. The Orioles said they consulted with Major League Baseball and local and state officials about the best way to move forward in the midst of violent protests following the death of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old man who suffered a spinal injury while in police custody earlier this month. Baltimore was declared to be in a state of emergency and the National Guard was summoned to help restore peace. As a result, the Orioles will also play their three-game series against the Tampa Bay Rays, scheduled for May 1–3, at Tropicana Field, while serving as the home team. Additionally, the postponed games between the Orioles and the White Sox will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on May 28 at Camden Yard, beginning at 4:05 p.m.[19]
  • April 29 - Chris Davis hit a three-run homer in a six-run first inning and the Baltimore Orioles beat the Chicago White Sox, 8–2, in a fan less stadium. The gates at Camden Yards were locked because of concern for fan safety following recent rioting in Baltimore. As a result, the game was played before members of the media sit in the press box and 45,968 empty forest green seats.[20] This was the first game held behind closed doors in the 145-year history of the Major Leagues.[21]

May[edit]

  • May 1 :
    • Major League Baseball emailed all 30 teams to announce that, effective following this year’s draft, players selected in the amateur draft will be permitted to be traded beginning the day after the conclusion of the World Series. The change is a revamp of the previous iteration, which had prohibited clubs from trading players for one year after being drafted. With the new deadline in effect, things should be much easier for teams and players going forward.[22]
    • At Fenway Park, Alex Rodríguez of the New York Yankees hits his 660th career home run to tie Willie Mays for fourth place on the all-time home run list. Pinch-hitting for Garrett Jones in the eighth inning, Rodríguez lined a 3-0 pitch by Junichi Tazawa over Fenway's Green Monster to break a 2–2 tie and give the Yankees a 3–2 victory over the Boston Red Sox.[23]
  • May 3 :
    • The surprising Houston Astros won their 10th straight game, boosting the best record in the American League by beating the Seattle Mariners, 7–6, at Minute Maid Park. At 18–7, Houston set a team record for its best mark through the first 25 games.[24] The Astros are coming off a 70–92 season, which followed three straight years of at least 106 losses. Not only do the Astros have the best 25–game start in franchise history, they tied for the fourth-best start in Major League Baseball history, being surpassed only by the 19–6 record shared by the 1899 St. Louis Perfectos,[25] the 1978 Oakland Athletics,[26] and the 1993 Philadelphia Phillies.[27]
    • Hours after defeating the Chicago Cubs 5–3 at Wrigley Field, the 7–18 Milwaukee Brewers fire Ron Roenicke as their manager. In four-plus seasons as Brewer manager, Roenicke had posted a 342–331 record, including guiding the Brewers to a National League Central title in 2011 —Roenicke's first season as a Major League manager— with a franchise-best 96–66 record.[28]
  • May 4 - Milwaukee Brewers general manager Doug Melvin announced that Craig Counsell is the new manager of the team, less than 24 hours after dismissing Ron Roenicke. A Milwaukee area native, Counsell spent six seasons of his 16-year Major League playing for the Brewers. Besides, Counsell scored the winning run for the Florida Marlins in the 11th inning of Game 7 of the 1997 World Series and was named MVP of the 2001 NLCS as a member of the eventual 2001 World Champions Arizona Diamondbacks. He had been Melvin's special assistant since 2012 and was among the candidates last offseason to succeed Joe Maddon as Tampa Bay Rays' manager.[29]
  • May 5 - At Citi Field, Bartolo Colón of the New York Mets defeats the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 to become the first pitcher to defeat the same opponent with seven different teams. He strikes out nine and walks none in 7 2/3 innings, having been pulled after having a shutout broken up by a Manny Machado home run. Colón had also defeated the Orioles while with the Cleveland Indians, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics.[30]

Deaths[edit]

January[edit]

  • January   1 – Mario Cuomo, 82, American politician, who previously played as a center fielder for the Pittsburgh's affiliate Brunswick Pirates in 1952, until being badly injured by a pitch in the back of the head which forced him to quit baseball.[31]
  • January   4 – Stu Miller, 87, two-time All-Star pitcher who spent 16 years in the majors with the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, New York/San Francisco Giants, Baltimore Orioles and Atlanta Braves, leading the National League in ERA in 1958, while gathering the most saves in the NL in 1961 and the American League in 1963 and earning a World Series ring with Baltimore in 1966. Committed a famous balk in the first game of the 1961 All-Star game.
  • January   4 – Hank Peters, 90, long time Baltimore Orioles general manager and the architect of the Orioles’ 1983 championship team, the last time Baltimore won the World Series.
  • January   7 – Herb Simpson, 94, first baseman/outfielder and the last known living member of the Seattle Steelheads of the Negro Baseball League, who also became the first black player to integrate two different Minor League circuits, starring for the Spokane Indians (INTL) and the Albuquerque Dukes (TNML).
  • January   9 – Chuck Locke, 82, pitcher on the 1955 Baltimore Orioles.
  • January 10 – Renae Youngberg, 81, infielder who played for four clubs of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League between 1949 and 1953, including the Grand Rapids Chicks squad that won the league's title in 1953.
  • January 12 – Carl Long, 79, Negro League outfielder and one of the first players who broke the color barrier in the Minor Leagues.
  • January 22 – Don Bryant, 73, catcher for the Chicago Cubs and the Houston Astros in part of three seasons spanning 1966–1970, who caught Don Wilson's second career no-hitter in 1969 and later coached for the Boston Red Sox from 1974 to 1976, serving on the 1975 American League Champion Red Sox.
  • January 23 – Ernie Banks, 83, Hall-of-Famer who played with the Chicago Cubs from 1953-1971, first African-American in Chicago Cub history, 14-time All-Star, National League Most Valuable Player in 1958 and 1959, member of the 500-home run club; his number 14 was the first to be retired by the Cubs.
  • January 23 – Nick Koback, 79, catcher who played with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1953-1955.
  • January 25 – Bill Monbouquette, 78, four-time All-Star pitcher who spent 11 seasons spanning 1958–1968 with the Boston Red Sox, Detroit Tigers, New York Yankees and San Francisco Giants, winning a career-high 114 games, including a no-hitter in 1962.
  • January 27 – Rocky Bridges, 87, All-Star third baseman and middle infielder whose 11-year major league career for seven teams from 1951 through 1961 was bookended by seasons with the Brooklyn Dodgers and the expansion Los Angeles Angels, who later won more than 1,300 games as a minor league manager in 21 seasons between 1964 and 1989.
  • January 27 – Al Severinsen, 70, who posted a 3-7 record with nine saves and a 3.08 ERA in 88 relief appearances for the Baltimore Orioles and San Diego Padres in three seasons from 1969–1972, also a member of the Baltimore team who lost the 1969 World Series to the New York Mets in five games.
  • January 27 – Charlie Williams, 67, relief pitcher and spot starter for the New York Mets and San Francisco Giants from 1971 through 1978, who is best known for being the player the Mets sent to the Giants in exchange for future Hall of Famer Willie Mays.

February[edit]

  • February   2 – Dave Bergman, 61, first baseman, designated hitter and outfielder for the New York Yankees, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers over a 17-year career between 1975 and 1992, being also a member of the Tigers' World Series championship team in 1984.
  • February 10 – Don Johnson, 88, pitcher whose career spanned seven years with the New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, Baltimore Orioles and San Francisco Giants, pitching also for the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League, where he led the circuit with a 2.67 ERA and 156 strikeouts in 1953, and in 1957 was named the league's Most Valuable Player.
  • February 11 – Ray Hathaway, 98, pitcher for the 1945 Brooklyn Dodgers, who also managed more than 3,000 minor league games from 1947 to 1973, finishing with 1,638 wins and five MiLB Championships.
  • February 12 – Alison Gordon, 72, Canadian journalist and novelist, who became Major League Baseball's first full-time female sportswriter while covering the Toronto Blue Jays for the Toronto Star from 1979 to 1984.
  • February 15 – Wendell Kim, 64, minor league player and manager as well as the first Korean-American to wear a major league uniform, who coached at first and third base for the San Francisco Giants and was the third base coach for the Boston Red Sox from 1997 through 2000.
  • February 19 – Gary Woods, 60, backup outfielder for the Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros and Chicago Cubs during eight seasons spanning 1976–1985.
  • February 23 – Jim King, 82, outfielder who spent 18 years in baseball, ten of them in the Major Leagues with the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, San Francisco Giants, Washington Senators, Chicago White Sox and Cleveland Indians, batting .240 with 117 home runs and 401 RBI in 1,125 games.
  • February 28 – Alex Johnson, 72, All-Star outfielder who had stints with eight teams in 13 seasons from 1964–1976, winning the 1970 American League batting title by one of the closest margins in history, edging Carl Yastrzemski .3289 to .3286 with a pair of hits on the final day of the season.

March[edit]

  • March   1 – Jeff McKnight, 52, utility man who played from 1989 through 1994 with the New York Mets and Baltimore Orioles, while playing in all positions except center field and pitcher.
  • March   1 – Minnie Miñoso, 89, Cuban American left fielder nicknamed "Mr. White Sox"; a nine-time All-Star and three-time Gold Glove Award winner, while posting four top-five American League MVP finishes, who became the first black MLB player to join a Chicago team and has been considered one of the greats in Chicago White Sox history.
  • March   4 – Steve Shea, 72, relief pitcher who played for the 1968 Houston Astros and with the expansion Montreal Expos in 1969.
  • March 12 – Bob Anderson, 79, a reliable workhorse pitcher who played for the Chicago Cubs from 1957 through 1962 and the Detroit Tigers in 1963, ending with a seven-year career record of 36-46 and a 4.39 ERA in 246 appearances as starter or reliever.
  • March 13 – Al Rosen, 91, four-time All-Star third baseman who played his entire 10-season career with the Cleveland Indians from 1947 through 1956; a member on the Indians' 1948 title team, the last Cleveland squad to win the World Series, who led the American League in home runs and RBI twice and was also voted unanimously the AL Most Valuable Player in 1953, becoming the first player since Hank Greenberg in 1935 to receive all first-place MVP votes, while batting .336 with 43 home runs and 145 RBI and nearly winning the Triple Crown, being beaten out in for the batting title by Washington Senators' Mickey Vernon, who hit .337.
  • March 20 – Daniel Donahue, 91, Atlanta Braves owner and president from 1973 until 1975.
  • March 20 – Harley Hisner, 88, pitcher who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox at the end of the 1951 season.
  • March 23 – Nick Peters, 75, Hall of Fame journalist and baseball writer who covered all of the San Francisco Giants home openers from 1958 through 2008 and authored five books on the team.
  • March 25 – Bill Slayback, 67, pitcher for the Detroit Tigers from 1972 to 1974, who is best known for co-writing with Tigers legendary broadcaster Ernie Harwell and performing the song Move Over Babe (Here Comes Henry), a tribute to Hank Aaron's chase of the 39-year-old Major League record set by Babe Ruth.
  • March 28 – Dick Mills, 70, pitcher who played briefly for the Boston Red Sox in 1970.
  • March 28 – Víctor Sánchez, 20, one of the Seattle Mariners' top pitching prospects, who died from head injuries sustained in a boating accident in his Venezuela homeland six weeks before.
  • March 31 – Riccardo Ingram, 48, outfielder for the Detroit Tigers and Minnesota Twins from 1994 to 1995, who also spent more than 20 years in the Minor Leagues with stints as a player, manager and coach.

April[edit]

  • April   5 – Lon Simmons, 91, Baseball Hall of Fame broadcaster whose career spanned five decades calling San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics games, as well as for the NFL's San Francisco 49ers.
  • April   7 – José Capellán, 34, Dominican Republic reliever who pitched from 2004 through 2008 with the Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Detroit Tigers and Colorado Rockies.
  • April 10 – Bobby Moore, 58, pitcher who played for the San Francisco Giants during the 1985 season.
  • April 25 - Jim Fanning, 87, catcher, manager and executive who served for the Montreal Expos for almost 25 years, including as their first-ever general manager in 1968 and field manager in 1981, when he guided the Expos to their only postseason berth in the franchise's history.
  • April 26 – Bill Valentine, 82, who at the age of 18 became the youngest professional umpire in professional baseball history and later umpired in the American League from 1963 through 1968, including the 1965 MLB All-Star Game; also known as the first umpire to eject Mickey Mantle for arguing a called third strike in September 1954, and for working behind the plate when 59-year-old legend Satchel Paige pitched his final game in September 1965 as well as when Boston Red Sox outfielder Tony Conigliaro suffered a near-fatal beaning in August 1967.[32]

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