BR Bullpen:News Archive/2012
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December 8: Rob Cordemans is named both MVP and Pitcher of the Year for the 2012 Hoofdklasse.
December 5: Tom Cheek wins the Ford Frick Award.
December 4: Paul Hagen is honored with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award.
December 3: Jacob Ruppert, Deacon White and Hank O'Day are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.
December 3: Japan takes the Gold Medal at the 2012 Asian Championship.
November 19: Taiwan and Brazil earn the last two qualifying spots in the 2013 World Baseball Classic by winning their respective qualifying pools.
November 16: Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey win the MVP Award.
November 14: David Price and R.A. Dickey win the Cy Young Awards.
November 13: Davey Johnson and Bob Melvin win the Manager of the Year Awards.
November 12: Mike Trout and Bryce Harper win the Rookie of the Year Awards.
November 11: The Yomiuri Giants win the 2012 Asia Series. Hayato Sakamoto is named series MVP.
November 8: Hall of Fame executive Lee MacPhail dies at age 95.
November 3: The Yomiuri Giants win the 2012 Japan Series, their 22nd title. Tetsuya Utsumi wins series MVP honors.
November 1: The Samsung Lions win the 2012 Korean Series for their second straight Korean Series. Seung-yeop Lee is named Series MVP.
October 28: The San Francisco Giants win their second championship in three years, sweeping the Detroit Tigers in four games in the 2012 World Series. Pablo Sandoval is named World Series MVP.
October 18: The Lamigo Monkeys win the 2012 Taiwan Series. Chih-Sheng Lin is named Taiwan Series MVP.
October 3: Miguel Cabrera wins the Triple Crown, becoming the first player since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to accomplish the feat.
September 30: Kris Medlen sets a new major league record when the Atlanta Braves wins a game he has started for the 23rd consecutive time.
September 28: Homer Bailey of the Reds no-hits the Pirates, 1-0. The seventh no-hitter of the season equals the modern major league record.
September 27: Doug Fister sets a new American League record by striking out 9 consecutive batters.
September 24: Spain qualifies to play in the 2013 World Baseball Classic for the first time with a 9-7 extra-inning win over Israel to win its qualifying pool in Jupiter, FL. Canada also qualifies after sweeping its qualifying pool in Regensburg, Germany.
September 18 The Reno Aces win the Triple-A Baseball National Championship. A.J. Pollock is named MVP.
September 16: The Italian national team wins the 2012 European Championship. Lorenzo Avagnina is named European Championship MVP.
August 30: Fortitudo Bologna wins the 2012 European Cup. Leonardo De Donno takes home the MVP.
August 27: Tokyo wins the 2012 Little League World Series, the second Japanese title in three years.
August 25: Draci Brno wins its 17th Extraliga title in 18 years, behind Petr Minařík and a shutout effort in the finale.
August 24: T&A San Marino wins the 2012 Italian Series. The MVP goes to Francesco Imperiali, who drives in 4 of the 5 runs in the finale.
August 21: Corendon Kinheim wins the 2012 Holland Series. David Bergman wins Series MVP.
August 21: Billy Hamilton of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos breaks Vince Coleman's all-time minor league record by stealing his 146th base of the season.
August 19: Japan wins the 2012 Women's Baseball World Cup. Yukari Isozaki is named MVP.
August 19: The Rouen Huskies win their 8th straight French Division I title. Ethan Paquette is finals MVP.
August 18: The Buchbinder Legionaere Regensburg'win the Bundesliga pennant. Mike Bolsenbroek wins MVP of the finals.
August 15: Felix Hernandez throws the third perfect game of the season.
July 22: Barry Larkin and Ron Santo are inducted into the Hall of Fame in a ceremony at Cooperstown, NY.
July 10: The National League wins the 2012 All-Star Game, 8-0. Melky Cabrera is named All-Star Game MVP.
July 8: The USA romps past the World, 17-5, in the 2012 Futures Game. Nick Castellanos wins the Larry Doby Award awarded to the game's MVP.
July 7: Mike Zunino wins the Golden Spikes Award for 2012.
July 1: Rob Cordemans breaks Bart Volkerijk's all-time Hoofdklasse win record.
June 29: Aaron Hill hits for the cycle for the second time in two weeks, becoming the first player since Babe Herman in 1931 to cycle twice in a season.
June 25: The University of Arizona wins the 2012 College World Series with a 4-1 victory over the University of South Carolina, which fails in its bid for a third straight championship. Rob Refsnyder is named the College World Series Most Outstanding Player.
June 23: Jim Thome becomes the first major leaguer with 13 walk-off home runs; he had shared the record with Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, Stan Musial, Mickey Mantle and Frank Robinson.
June 13: Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants tosses the 22nd perfect game in major league history, but the second this season after Philip Humber's.
June 12: Alex Rodriguez ties the all-time record held by Lou Gehrig when he hits the 23rd grand slam of his career.
June 8: Kevin Millwood and five Seattle Mariners relievers combine to no-hit the Los Angeles Dodgers, 1-0. Stephen Pryor is the winner in only his 4th major league appearance.
June 4: Shortstop Carlos Correa is selected by the Houston Astros with the first overall pick in the 2012 amateur draft.
June 2: West Chester University wins the 2012 Division II College World Series for their first national championship.
June 1: Alfredo Despaigne is named Serie Nacional MVP for 2011-2012, only the third 3-time Cuban MVP since the Revolution.
June 1: Johan Santana pitches a no-hitter, the first in New York Mets history.
June 1: Tennessee Wesleyan College wins the 2012 NAIA College World Series, the school's first national title in any sport.
May 30: Marietta College wins the 2012 Division III College World Series.
May 29: Ciego de Ávila wins the 2011-2012 Serie Nacional, their first Cuban title.
May 17: Yan Gomes becomes the first major league player from Brazil when he makes his debut for the Toronto Blue Jays.
May 16: Jamie Moyer becomes the oldest player to drive in a run in the majors, when the 49-year-old does so with an infield single.
May 8: Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers becomes the 16th player in major league history to hit four home runs in one game, when he does so against the Baltimore Orioles.
May 4: Shinya Miyamoto becomes the second player in a week to join the .
meikyukai May 2: Jered Weaver of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim throws a 9-0 no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins.
April 28: Atsunori Inaba joins the with his 2,000th meikyukai NPB hit.
April 21: Phil Humber of the Chicago White Sox throws the 20th regular season perfect game in major league history, beating the Seattle Mariners, 4-0.
April 17: Jamie Moyer becomes the oldest pitcher in major league history to record a win.
April 17: Danni Aguilera ties the record for most saves in a Cuban Serie Nacional campaign with 27.
April 15: Masahiro Yamamoto becomes the oldest starter to win a game in Nippon Pro Baseball history.
April 6: Kenta Maeda no-hits the Yokohama BayStars.
April 3: Alfredo Despaigne reclaims the Cuban Serie Nacional single-season home run record, when he hits his 34th; he had previously held the record for two years.
March 27: A group led by Magic Johnson and Stan Kasten is the winner in the bidding process to buy the Los Angeles Dodgers from bankrupt owner Frank McCourt. The $2 billion offered by the group is the highest price ever paid for a North American sports franchise.
March 16: The 2012 Mexican League season begins.
March 13: Raimar Navarro and Pablo Fernández combine on the first extra-inning no-hitter in Cuban Serie Nacional history.
March 7: Enrique Esteban Díaz gets his 2,357 hit in Cuba, breaking Antonio Pacheco's mark for the all-time record on the island.
March 2: Lou Brock, Ed Cheff, Nomar Garciaparra, Wayne Graham, Tim Jorgensen, Frank Sancet and Brad Wilkerson are inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
February 23: Ryan Braun becomes the first player to successfully appeal a conviction for PED use. A three-person pannel rules that Braun's positive test cannot be upheld because the proper protocol was not followed.
February 19: The Orientales win the 2012 Cuban All-Star Game.
February 17: Researchers Robert Creamer, Ray Nemec, Tom Heitz, F.C. Lane and David W. Smith are honored with the Henry Chadwick Award.
February 16: Hall of Famer Gary Carter dies of brain cancer at age 57.
February 12: The Perth Heat win their second straight Australian Baseball League title. Virgil Vasquez is named finals MVP.
February 7: Rusty Staub, Rhéal Cormier and Doug Melvin are elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, in addition to the 2011 Senior Canadian National Team that won gold at the 2011 Pan American Games and bronze at the 2011 Baseball World Cup.
February 6: The Leones del Escogido win the 2012 Caribbean Series. Jairo Asencio wins the Caribbean Series Most Valuable Player award.
February 5: Joaquín Andújar and Neifi Pérez are inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame.
January 30: The Leones del Escogido win the Dominican League pennant for the 14th time.
January 29: The Tigres de Aragua win their 9th Venezuelan League title.
January 25: The Yaquis de Obregón take their second straight Mexican Pacific League championship.
January 25: The Indios de Mayagüez win their record 17th Puerto Rican League pennant.
January 13: Tsunemi Tsuda and Manabu Kitabeppu are elected to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame by the Sportswriter Committee. The Special Committee picks Kiro Osafune and Osamu Omoto.
January 9: Barry Larkin is elected to the Hall of Fame.