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2010 Major League Baseball season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The 2010 Major League Baseball season began April 4, with the regular season ending on October 3. The 2010 All-Star Game was played on July 13 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, California. The National League ended a 13-game winless streak with a 3–1 victory. Due to this result, the World Series began October 27 in the city of the National League Champion, the San Francisco Giants, and ended November 1 when the Giants defeated the American League Champion Texas Rangers, four games to one.

Standings

Green backgrounds indicate teams that made the playoffs. Numbers in parentheses indicate seedings for the playoffs, determined by won-lost records.

Postseason

Bracket

  Division Series
(ALDS, NLDS)
League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
                           
  1 Tampa Bay 2  
3 Texas 3  
  3 Texas 4  
American League
  4 NY Yankees 2  
2 Minnesota 0
  4 NY Yankees 3  
    AL3 Texas 1
  NL2 San Francisco 4
  1 Philadelphia 3  
3 Cincinnati 0  
  1 Philadelphia 2
National League
  2 San Francisco 4  
2 San Francisco 3
  4 Atlanta 1  
  • In first round of Playoffs two teams in the same division cannot play each other

League Division Series

American League

2010 American League Division Series
(3) Texas Rangers defeat (1) Tampa Bay Rays, 3–2
Game Date Score Series
(TEX-TB)
Location Attendance Time Weather (°F)
1 October 6 Rangers 5, Rays 1 1–0 Tropicana Field 35,474 3:06 indoors
2 October 7 Rangers 6, Rays 0 2–0 Tropicana Field 35,535 3:10 indoors
3 October 9 Rays 6, Rangers 3 2–1 Rangers Ballpark 51,746 3:38 84 degrees, sunny
4 October 10 Rays 5, Rangers 2 2–2 Rangers Ballpark 49,218 3:22 82 degrees, sunny
5 October 12 Rangers 5, Rays 1 3–2 Tropicana Field 41,845 3:00 indoors
2010 American League Division Series
(4) New York Yankees defeat (2) Minnesota Twins 3-0
Game Date Score Series
(NYY-MIN)
Location Attendance Time Weather (°F)
1 October 6 Yankees 6, Twins 4 1–0 Target Field 42,032 3:47 63 degrees, clear
2 October 7 Yankees 5, Twins 2 2–0 Target Field 42,035 2:59 73 degrees, clear
3 October 9 Yankees 6, Twins 1 3–0 Yankee Stadium 50,840 3:06 63 degrees, clear

National League

2010 National League Division Series
(1) Philadelphia Phillies defeat (3) Cincinnati Reds, 3–0
Game Date Score Series
(PHI-CIN)
Location Attendance Time Weather (°F)
1 October 6 Phillies 4, Reds 0 1–0 Citizens Bank Park 46,411 2:34 61 degrees, partly cloudy
2 October 8 Phillies 7, Reds 4 2–0 Citizens Bank Park 46,511 3:39 72 degrees, clear
3 October 10 Phillies 2, Reds 0 3–0 Great American Ball Park 44,599 3:00 82 degrees, clear
2010 National League Division Series
(2) San Francisco Giants defeat (4) Atlanta Braves, 3–1
Game Date Score Series
(SF-ATL)
Location Attendance Time Weather (°F)
1 October 7 Giants 1, Braves 0 1–0 AT&T Park 43,936 2:26 61 degrees, partly cloudy
2 October 8 Braves 5, Giants 4 (11) 1–1 AT&T Park 44,046 3:47 65 degrees, partly cloudy
3 October 10 Giants 3, Braves 2 2–1 Turner Field 53,284 3:23 84 degrees, sunny
4 October 11 Giants 3, Braves 2 3–1 Turner Field 44,532 2:56 76 degrees, partly cloudy

League Championship Series

American League

2010 American League Championship Series
(3) Texas Rangers defeat (4) New York Yankees, 4–2
Game Date Score Series
(TEX-NYY)
Location Attendance Time Weather (°F)
1 October 15 Yankees 6, Rangers 5 0–1 Rangers Ballpark 50,930 3:50 80 degrees, clear
2 October 16 Rangers 7, Yankees 2 1–1 Rangers Ballpark 50,362 3:52 83 degrees, sunny
3 October 18 Rangers 8, Yankees 0 2–1 Yankee Stadium 49,480 3:18 53 degrees, partly cloudy
4 October 19 Rangers 10, Yankees 3 3–1 Yankee Stadium 49,977 4:05 54 degrees, clear
5 October 20 Yankees 7, Rangers 2 3–2 Yankee Stadium 49,832 3:48 59 degrees, cloudy
6 October 22 Rangers 6, Yankees 1 4–2 Rangers Ballpark 51,404 2:57 77 degrees, cloudy

National League

2010 National League Championship Series
(2) San Francisco Giants defeat (1) Philadelphia Phillies, 4–2
Game Date Score Series
(SF-PHI)
Location Attendance Time Weather (°F)
1 October 16 Giants 4, Phillies 3 1–0 Citizens Bank Park 45,929 2:59 59 degrees, clear
2 October 17 Phillies 6, Giants 1 1–1 Citizens Bank Park 46,099 3:01 70 degrees, clear
3 October 19 Giants 3, Phillies 0 2–1 AT&T Park 43,320 2:39 62 degrees, partly cloudy
4 October 20 Giants 6, Phillies 5 3–1 AT&T Park 43,515 3:40 62 degrees, partly cloudy
5 October 21 Phillies 4, Giants 2 3–2 AT&T Park 43,713 3:15 61 degrees, overcast
6 October 23 Giants 3, Phillies 2 4–2 Citizens Bank Park 46,062 3:41 61 degrees, clear

World Series

2010 World Series
(NL2) San Francisco Giants defeat (AL3) Texas Rangers, 4–1
Game Date Score Series
(SF-TEX)
Location Attendance Time Weather (°F)
1 October 27 Giants 11, Rangers 7 1–0 AT&T Park 43,601 3:36 62 degrees, overcast
2 October 28 Giants 9, Rangers 0 2–0 AT&T Park 43,622 3:17 65 degrees, cloudy
3 October 30 Rangers 4, Giants 2 2–1 Rangers Ballpark 52,419 2:51 70 degrees, fair
4 October 31 Giants 4, Rangers 0 3–1 Rangers Ballpark 51,920 3:09 77 degrees, clear
5 November 1 Giants 3, Rangers 1 4–1 Rangers Ballpark 52,045 2:32 68 degrees, clear

The Year of the Pitcher

For much of the season, 2010 was frequently labeled the Year of the Pitcher (though this title is also taken by the 1968 season). 2010 saw many prominent pitching occurrences, including:

Managerial changes

General managers

Off-season

Team Former GM New GM Former job
San Diego Padres Kevin Towers Jed Hoyer Hoyer served as the Boston Red Sox assistant GM.
Toronto Blue Jays J. P. Ricciardi Alex Anthopoulos Anthopoulos was Riccardi's assistant GM in Toronto.

In-season

Date Team Former GM New GM Former job
July 1 Arizona Diamondbacks Josh Byrnes Jerry Dipoto Dipoto was assistant GM.
September 22 Arizona Diamondbacks Jerry DiPoto Kevin Towers Towers signed a two-year deal in September.

Field managers

Off season

Team Former manager New manager Former job
Cleveland Indians Eric Wedge Manny Acta Was manager of Washington Nationals 2007–2009.
Houston Astros Dave Clark * Brad Mills Bench coach for Boston Red Sox.

* Served as interim manager, replacing Cecil Cooper.

The following managers who were interim managers for 2009 will lead their respective teams in 2010:

Team Manager that started 2009 season Replacement Job prior to becoming manager
Colorado Rockies Clint Hurdle Jim Tracy Bench Coach for the Rockies during the 2009 season. After Hurdle was fired, Tracy took over as interim manager and won Manager of the Year in the National League, and will continue to serve as the manager for the 2010 season.
Arizona Diamondbacks Bob Melvin A. J. Hinch Director of player development for the Diamondbacks. Melvin was fired during the 2009 season and Hinch served as the interim manager for the remainder of the season.
Washington Nationals Manny Acta Jim Riggleman Bench Coach for the Nationals during the 2009 season. Riggleman took over as interim manager for the 2009 season after Acta was fired during the All-Star Break.

In-season changes

Date Team Former manager Replacement Previous Job
May 13 Kansas City Royals Trey Hillman Ned Yost Yost last managed with the Milwaukee Brewers in 2008. Yost signed a two-year extension July 31 to remain manager.
June 4 Baltimore Orioles Dave Trembley Juan Samuel Third base coach; serving on an interim basis from June 4 through August 3, when Buck Showalter replaced him.
June 23 Florida Marlins Fredi González Edwin Rodríguez Spent the past 1½ years managing the New Orleans Zephyrs, the Marlins' Triple-A affiliate.
July 1 Arizona Diamondbacks A. J. Hinch Kirk Gibson Best known for his dramatic walk-off home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series as a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Gibson was the D-Backs' bench coach.
August 3 Baltimore Orioles Juan Samuel Buck Showalter Showalter, who was with ESPN as an analyst on Baseball Tonight, last managed with the Texas Rangers in 2006.
August 9 Seattle Mariners Don Wakamatsu Daren Brown Brown was in his fourth season managing the Tacoma Rainiers, the Mariners' Triple-A affiliate.
August 22 Chicago Cubs Lou Piniella Mike Quade Piniella stepped down early from an earlier announcement of his retirement at the end of the season to tend to his mother's failing health.[3] Quade served as the third-base coach of the Cubs and was named interim manager for the remainder of the season.

League leaders

American League

National League

Milestones

Reached

Batters

Pitchers

Perfect games
No-hitters
  • Ubaldo Jiménez (COL):
    • Threw the first no-hitter in the Rockies 18-year history by blanking the Atlanta Braves 4–0 on April 17. It was also his first career no-hitter and the first no-hitter of the season.
  • Edwin Jackson (CHW)/(ARI):
    • Threw a no-hitter as a member of the Arizona Diamondbacks against the Tampa Bay Rays in a 1–0 win on June 25. It was the second no-hitter in Diamondbacks history and his first in his career. The only other pitcher to have a no-hit game was Randy Johnson against Atlanta, and that was a perfect game in 2004.
    • Jackson was traded to the Chicago White Sox on July 30.
  • Matt Garza (TB):
    • Threw the franchise's first no-hitter facing the minimum 27 batters (surrendering a walk in the 2nd inning) beating the Detroit Tigers 5–0 on July 26.
Postseason no-hitter
Other accomplishments

Miscellaneous

Awards and honors

Regular Season

Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards
BBWAA Award National League American League
Rookie of the Year Buster Posey (SF) Neftalí Feliz (TEX)
Cy Young Award Roy Halladay (PHI) Félix Hernández (SEA)
Manager of the Year Bud Black (SD) Ron Gardenhire (MIN)
Most Valuable Player Joey Votto (CIN) Josh Hamilton (TEX)
Gold Glove Awards
Position National League American League
Pitcher Bronson Arroyo (CIN) Mark Buehrle (CHW)
Catcher Yadier Molina (STL) Joe Mauer (MIN)
1st Base Albert Pujols (STL) Mark Teixeira (NYY)
2nd Base Brandon Phillips (CIN) Robinson Canó (NYY)
3rd Base Scott Rolen (CIN) Evan Longoria (TB)
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (COL) Derek Jeter (NYY)
Outfield Carlos González (COL) Ichiro Suzuki (SEA)
Michael Bourn (HOU) Carl Crawford (TB)
Shane Victorino (PHI) Franklin Gutiérrez (SEA)
Silver Slugger Awards
Position National League American League
Pitcher/Designated Hitter Yovani Gallardo (MIL) Vladimir Guerrero (TEX)
Catcher Brian McCann (ATL) Joe Mauer (MIN)
1st Base Albert Pujols (STL) Miguel Cabrera (DET)
2nd Base Dan Uggla (FLA) Robinson Canó (NYY)
3rd Base Ryan Zimmerman (WSH) Adrián Beltré (BOS)
Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (COL) Alexei Ramírez (CHW)
Outfield Carlos González (COL) Josh Hamilton (TEX)
Ryan Braun (MIL) Carl Crawford (TB)
Matt Holliday (STL) José Bautista (TOR)

Player of the Month

Month American League National League
April Robinson Canó Kelly Johnson
May David Ortiz Troy Glaus
June Josh Hamilton David Wright
July Delmon Young
José Bautista (tie)
Buster Posey
August José Bautista Albert Pujols
September Alex Rodriguez Troy Tulowitzki

Pitcher of the Month

Month American League National League
April Francisco Liriano Ubaldo Jiménez
May Jon Lester Ubaldo Jiménez
June Cliff Lee Josh Johnson
July Gavin Floyd Roy Halladay
August Clay Buchholz Tim Hudson
September David Price Derek Lowe

Rookie of the Month

Month American League National League
April Austin Jackson Jason Heyward
May Brennan Boesch Jason Heyward
June Brennan Boesch Gaby Sánchez
July Wade Davis Buster Posey
August Brian Matusz Daniel Hudson
September Neftalí Feliz Pedro Alvarez

Other awards

New stadium

Target Field celebrated the return of outdoor Major League Baseball to Minnesota for the first time since September 30, 1981.
Target Field celebrated the return of outdoor Major League Baseball to Minnesota for the first time since September 30, 1981.

The Minnesota Twins inaugurated Target Field, their new 39,504-seat home field, in an exhibition game on April 2 against the St. Louis Cardinals (the Twins lost 8–4). On April 12, the Twins played their first regular season game in their new ballpark with a 5–2 win over the Boston Red Sox. The team moved from the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, which they shared with the Minnesota Vikings since the stadium opened in 1982 and also with the University of Minnesota football program until the Golden Gophers returned to their campus and opened TCF Bank Stadium in September 2009. The Twins last played outdoor baseball at home in 1981 when Metropolitan Stadium (where the Mall of America now stands) closed.

Target Field is also the first stadium to have been built specifically for the Twins since their arrival in the Twin Cities in 1961, and the first stadium to have been built specifically for the franchise since Griffith Stadium was built for the original Washington Nationals in 1911. Also, the 2010 season was the first since 1936 in which the Twins/Senators franchise did not share its stadium with a NFL team.

Ownership change

The Texas Rangers were sold at an auction in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on August 5 to a group led by Chuck Greenberg and Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan from former owner Tom Hicks. The ownership change was approved by MLB owners on August 12.

Broadcasting

Television

The 2010 season marked the first full season in the USA for baseball games to be telecast in the digital format. The national telecast breakdown is as follows, along with the maximum number of appearances per team:

  • FOX: Saturday afternoon Game of the Week on a regional basis; nine appearances per team. In addition, the network will broadcast the All-Star Game (which was also broadcast in 3-D), NLCS, and World Series. The network starts their telecasts on Saturdays at 4 PM US ET/1 PM US PT, except for three dates (April 10, May 1 and 8) due to NASCAR coverage, when those games started at 3 PM ET/12 noon PT. Two prime time dates were on the schedule on both May 22 and June 26, both starting at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT. Fox Sports en Español holds Spanish broadcast rights to the World Series.
  • ESPN/ESPN2: Sunday Night Baseball on a weekly basis; five appearances per team. In addition, there are games on Monday and Wednesday nights (with the Monday games moving to either Wednesday nights to form a doubleheader or Friday nights when the 2010 NFL season begins), Opening Day games on April 5, and the Home Run Derby on July 12, which was also broadcast on ESPN 3D. ESPN Deportes holds Spanish rights to the Sunday night package.
  • TBS: Sunday afternoon games starting on April 11; 13 appearances per team. In addition, the network will carry the announcement of the All-Star Teams in the National and American Leagues on July 4 as well as the Division Series and the ALCS as per the alternating contract with FOX. Blackout rules will again apply here as Headline News will be broadcast in the teams' markets during the regular season.
  • MLB Network: The network will again air a weekly Thursday Night Game of the Week and Saturday Night Game of the Week, and for the first time, selected afternoon games. Thursday Night games are produced in-house, while Saturday Night games and midweek day games (except for the Civil Rights Game, May 22 and June 26) will usually come off the home team's video production. Blackouts will again apply here, as viewers in the competing team's markets will telecast an alternate game off the home team feed of selected teams. In addition, holiday games on Memorial Day (May 31) and day games on July 5 and in addition, commencing on September 5 (Labor Day), expanded coverage of the pennant races will be taking place with additional games broadcast.

In Canada, Toronto Blue Jays games will be televised on Rogers Sportsnet and Rogers Sportsnet One. RSN also holds the Canadian rights to air the Fox and ESPN/ESPN2 games if they do not conflict with Blue Jays games, as well as the All-Star Game and the entire postseason. Starting May 16, TSN2 holds rights to the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball telecasts.

In Australia free to air channel One HD shows up to 5 regular season games live per week (no postseason coverage), and European channel ESPN America broadcasts games as well.

Radio

ESPN Radio will again serve as MLB's national radio network, broadcasting Sunday Night Baseball as well as selected Saturday and holiday games during the regular season, the Home Run Derby and All-Star Game, and all postseason series. ESPN Deportes Radio holds the Spanish language rights to the Fall Classic.

Uniforms, patches, and logo changes

Uniforms

New uniforms and uniform changes

  • The Florida Marlins, as part of the team's rebranding to the Miami Marlins as part of their preparation for the 2012 opening of their new ballpark, has dropped "Florida" from their road uniforms that had been with the team since its inception, using the team name instead.
  • The Minnesota Twins became the first team to unveil changes for the season. On November 16, 2009, the team unveiled a new logo with a revamped wordmark, and introduced throwback alternates based on their 1961 home uniforms, which were worn on Opening Day and on Saturdays. The Twins also unveiled their first road uniform change since 1987, dropping the pinstripes, and changing to a script "Minnesota" with lettering and numbering in navy with white and red trim. The new wordmark also appears on a revamped logo, with a baseball design and the words "Minnesota Twins Baseball Club" incorporated onto a navy circle.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers debuted a road alternate jersey with "Milwaukee" on the front, marking the first time the city name will appear on a road jersey since 1999.[15]
  • The New York Mets introduced an alternate pinstripe home uniform for the 2010 season. The new uniforms are cream-colored instead of white, and are based on the original Mets uniform, when the team debuted in 1962. The Mets continue to wear their non-pinstriped white uniforms and their black alternate jerseys at Citi Field as well.
  • The San Francisco Giants unveiled an orange alternate jersey for 2010 worn on "Orange Friday" games at home. The jersey will have the Giants name in black with a white outline along with a two-stripe black trim around the neck and sleeves. The team also changed their socks, adding three orange stripes to the black stockings already worn (while not wearing their "pajama pants.")
  • The Tampa Bay Rays added a long-rumored light blue alternate jersey for the 2010 season, to be worn on Sundays at home. In June, the team added two mid-calf white/light blue/white stripes to their navy blue socks.
  • The New York Yankees changed the MLB logo used on jerseys, apparel and equipment from the standard blue white and red to blue white and gray. The last time the Yankees used gray white and blue MLB logos was in 1996 for a short time.

Retired numbers

Throwbacks

  • To celebrate their 40th Anniversary season in Milwaukee, the Brewers wore replicas of their previous uniforms during three home games, first donning their 1972 uniforms on May 14 versus the Philadelphia Phillies, who wore replicas of their powder blue outfits that night; their 1982 uniforms against the Seattle Mariners on June 25, who donned their pullovers from that season, and their 1998 uniforms against the Washington Nationals on July 23. They also wore Milwaukee Bears uniforms on May 30 against the New York Mets as part of Negro League Tribute night. The Mets wore replicas of the New York Cubans' road outfits.[22]
  • The Houston Astros, in honor of their 45th year as the Astros, wore their 1965 jerseys on April 10 against the Phillies, who also wore replicas of their 1965 uniforms on that date. In addition, members of the ground crew donned replicas of the "spacesuits" worn by groundskeepers at the Astrodome and several female members were attired in replicas of the Astros' usherettes uniform. The team wore their "Rainbow Shoulders" uniform worn from 1985 through 1995 against the Cincinnati Reds July 24 as well.
  • For the Civil Rights Game May 15, the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals wore replicas of their uniforms from 1954, the year in which both teams fielded their first black players.
  • The San Diego Padres held "Throwback Thursdays", featuring the uniforms worn in both 1978, when the team recorded their first winning record, and from 1984, when the team won their first pennant in the National League. Several teams – notably the Atlanta Braves and the Pittsburgh Pirates – joined in by wearing replicas from that season.
  • The Oakland Athletics and the Pittsburgh Pirates wore 1970's uniforms in Oakland on June 26. The Bucs wearing the 1979 championship season black ensemble, while the A's wore an all gold uniform from 1974. Also that day, the Baltimore Orioles celebrated the 40th Anniversary of their 1970 World Series triumph wearing replicas of the uniforms as the Nationals donned the second coming of the Washington Senators uniforms from that season.
  • The Orioles wore an all-orange uniform on August 13 at the Tampa Bay Rays, who donned uniforms of the Tampa Tarpons from that 1970 season as well. Orioles skipper Buck Showalter criticized the uniforms, and said they will never wear them again for a turn back the clock game.
  • The Nationals and Cleveland Indians wore throwback uniforms on June 12 to commemorate each city's first World Series wins in 1920 and 1924, respectively (the Washington team were then the American League Washington Senators franchise). The Indians also wore black armbands to commemorate Ray Chapman's passing, also taking place 90 years ago. Also on June 12, the Pirates and Detroit Tigers played the annual Negro Leagues tribute game at Comerica Park. The hosts wore the 1920s Detroit Stars uniforms, while the Pirates donned the 1931 road colors of the Pittsburgh Crawfords. The Buccos wore the Crawfords' home uniforms on their Negro League Tribute Night August 21 against the Mets, who wore a second New York Cubans road outfit. The Kansas City Royals' Negro League Tribute game was held on July 31 as the Royals donned the 1949 Kansas City Monarchs uniforms, while the Orioles wore 1940s Baltimore Elite Giants outfits.[23]

Patches

Anniversaries

  • The Houston Astros wore a patch commemorating their 45th season since changing their name from the Houston Colt .45s. The patch featured the "tequila sunrise" stripes from the team's Rainbow Guts uniforms as its background.
  • The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim wore a patch for hosting the All-Star Game.
  • The Los Angeles Dodgers had a patch commemorating 55 years since winning their first World Series when the franchise was located in Brooklyn, New York. The patch features "1st World Championship" in red lettering above an oval, the center has the year (1955) and the Dodgers' logo with the Brooklyn Bridge shadowing both sides, and underneath has "55 since '55" in red/blue/red lettering.
  • The Milwaukee Brewers are wearing a patch commemorating their 40th season in Milwaukee.
  • The Minnesota Twins had two patches, one commemorating their 50th season in Minnesota on their road uniforms, and another honoring their new stadium on their home uniforms.

Memorials

  • Following the death of Colorado Rockies' president Keli McGregor on April 20, the team started wearing a patch with his initials ("KSM") on their uniforms.
  • On May 5, the day after the death of longtime Detroit Tigers radio broadcaster Ernie Harwell, the Tigers began wearing a patch on the right sleeve in his memory, inscribed with the broadcaster's initials.
  • The Philadelphia Phillies wore a patch with the number "36" on their right sleeve, honoring Hall of Fame pitcher Robin Roberts, who died on May 6.
  • After the passing of former National League umpire John Kibler, all MLB umpires have worn a black square patch with his initials ("JK") in white for a short time. The same item came about when Satch Davidson passed on in August with a small square patch with the initials "SD".
  • Following the passing of long-time public address announcer Bob Sheppard and owner George Steinbrenner, the New York Yankees wore a black armband in memory of both men at the All-Star Game. Starting with their series at home against Tampa Bay, the team would have two patches, one with the initials "GMS" on their left chest for Mr. Steinbrenner, and on the left sleeve, a patch honoring Mr. Sheppard.[24] When Ralph Houk died July 21, the team added a black armband on their left sleeve.
  • The Pittsburgh Pirates honored former general manager Joe L. Brown following his death with his initials in yellow on a black circle.

Caps

  • All teams have new batting practice/spring training caps for the season.
  • The Kansas City Royals unveiled a new powder blue alternate cap, which will be worn with their powder blue alternate jersey.
  • The San Francisco Giants introduced a new alternate cap, featuring the traditional SF monogram with an orange bill to be worn on Sundays
  • All teams again donned a special cap with the team cap logo in a stars-and-stripes motif (or in the case of the Toronto Blue Jays, a maple leaf motif) on Memorial Day, July 4 (July 1 – Canada Day – for the Blue Jays) and September 11 (June 23 in the case of the Blue Jays, as Canada remembers all those who died in acts of terrorism on that day), which will be white with either a red or blue bill.[25]
  • The Tampa Bay Rays introduced caps with a plaid brim for a batting practice hat in late September, then wore the hats for one game, the last home game of the regular season against the Baltimore Orioles.
  • The Boston Red Sox dropped the alternate 'hanging socks' cap in favor of the more popular 'B' cap.

Retirements

Venue changes

  • Due to the 2010 G-20 Toronto Summit, the Toronto Blue Jays along with Major League Baseball decided to hold their three-game interleague series with the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park rather than at Rogers Centre on June 25 through 27 as originally planned. This series was played under American League rules with a Designated Hitter and the Blue Jays as the home team for both scoring and statistical purposes. It was the first time the Designated Hitter rule was used in a National League ballpark (other than exhibition games and all-star games) since Game 2 of the 1984 World Series. As a result, during the 2011 season, the Phillies will visit Rogers Centre on Canada Day weekend (July 1 through 3).

See also

External links

References

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  16. ^ Irvin's 20 to be Retired, Henry Schulman, San Francisco Chronicle, May 27, 2010
  17. ^ Cardinals Retire Herzog's No. 24, Rick Hummel, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, July 23, 2010
  18. ^ Glavine to Have Number retired by Braves, Mark Bowman, atlanta.braves.mlb.com, May 11, 2010
  19. ^ D-Backs to Retire Gonzo's Number August 7, Andrew Pentis, arizona.diamondbacks.mlb.com, June 23, 2010
  20. ^ White Sox to Retire Uniform No. 35 in Honor of Frank Thomas; Announce "Frank Thomas Day" Will Be Celebrated August 29, chicago.whitesox.mlb.com, February 12, 2010
  21. ^ Vizquel to Wear Aparicio's No. 11, Scott Melkin, chicago.whitesox.mlb.com, February 8, 2010
  22. ^ Brewers Announce Plans to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Season, milwaukee.brewers.mlb.com, January 20, 2010
  23. ^ Royals in Monarch Duds: Interview with Curt Nelson, Kansas City Baseball History Blog, July 19, 2010
  24. ^ Well, That Didn't Take Long Archived July 16, 2010, at the Wayback Machine, UniWatchBlog.com, July 12, 2010
  25. ^ UniWatch 2010 MLB Preview, Paul Lukas, ESPN.com, April 1, 2010
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