BR Bullpen:News Archive
From BR Bullpen
This is an archive of items that were featured on the Main Page as part of Current Events.
- March 20: Colombia and Mexico earn a place in next year's World Baseball Classic by winning their respective qualifying group; for Colombia, it will be a first participation in the tournament.
- February 14: The Australian national team wins the first of the 2017 World Baseball Classic Qualifiers.
- February 7: The Venados de Mazatlán go undefeated to win the 2016 Caribbean Series, defeating the Tigres de Aragua, 5-4, in the title game. José Martínez is named Caribbean Series MVP, the first MVP from a losing team in 15 years.
- February 3: Luis Polonia, Gerónimo Berroa, Tony Peña and Felipe Alou are inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame.
- February 2: The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame announces its 2016 class: Pat Hentgen, Dennis Martinez, Wayne Norton, Howard Starkman, William Shuttleworth and Tony Kubek.
- January 29: Peter Vogler, Micheal Nakamura, Philip Brideoake and Ernie Bolton are named to the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame.
- January 29: The Cangrejeros de Santurce successfully defend their Puerto Rican League title.
- January 28: The Tigres de Aragua take their 10th Venezuelan League pennant. Alfredo Marte is finals MVP.
- January 26: The Venados de Mazatlán win the Mexican Pacific League title.
- January 25: The Leones del Escogido win their 16th Dominican League championship. Lew Ford is named finals MVP.
- January 22: Greg Frady is named to the German Baseball Hall of Fame.
- January 20: The California League Hall of Fame is formed and announces its initial class.
- January 18: Kennys Vargas wins the Puerto Rican League MVP for 2015-2016. Joe Jiménez is the Rookie of the Year and Adalberto Flores won Pitcher of the Year.
- January 18: Alex Cabrera wins his record third Venezuelan League MVP award. José Osuna wins Rookie of the Year. Raúl Rivero is named Pitcher of the Year.
- January 18: The 2016 Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame Election yields five new inductees: Kimiyasu Kudoh, Kihachi Enomoto, Masaaki Saito, Masatake Yamanaka and Takizo Matsumoto.
- January 11: Hall of Famer Monte Irvin dies at age 96.
- January 6: Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza are elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.