2007 Major League Baseball season

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This article is about the 2007 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 2007 in baseball.
2007 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 1, 2007 – October 28, 2007
Regular Season
Season MVP AL: Mika Koveralen (NYY)
NL: Ricky Tokel (PHI)
League Postseason
AL champions Boston Red Sox
  AL runners-up Cleveland Indians
NL champions Colorado Rockies
  NL runners-up Arizona Diamondbacks
World Series
Champions Boston Red Sox
  Runners-up Colorado Rockies
Finals MVP Mike Lowell (BOS)
MLB seasons

The 2007 Major League Baseball season began on April 1 with a rematch of the 2006 National League Championship Series; the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets played the first game of the season at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, Missouri, which was won by the Mets, 6–1. The regular season concluded with seven teams entering the postseason who had failed to reach the 2006 playoffs including all National League teams, with only the New York Yankees returning; a dramatic one-game playoff between the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres; and the largest September collapse for a leading team in baseball history, with the Mets squandering a 7-game lead with 17 to play, losing on the final day of the regular season, and the Philadelphia Phillies capturing the National League East for the first time since 1993. The season ended on October 28, with the Boston Red Sox sweeping the 2007 World Series over the Rockies, four games to none.

A special exhibition game known as the "Civil Rights Game" was played on March 31 in AutoZone Park in Memphis, Tennessee between the Cardinals and the Cleveland Indians to celebrate the history of civil rights in the United States. The 2007 season commemorates the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's entry into the game, breaking the color barrier.

Major league baseball final standings[edit]