BR Bullpen:News Archive/2013
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December 22: Alex Cabrera breaks Bo Díaz's 34-year-old Venezuelan League home run record, with his 21st of the season. Cabrera already held the Japanese Pacific League home run mark.
December 16: Brendan Kingman, Phil Alexander and Kaye Greenham are selected for the Baseball Australia Hall of Fame.
December 13: Joey Votto wins the Tip O'Neill Award, given to the best player in Canada, for the fourth straight year.
December 12: Patrick Schuster is taken with the first pick of the 2013 Rule V Draft.
December 11: Eric Nadel wins the Ford Frick Award.
December 10: 93-year-old Roger Angell is honored by the BBWAA as winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, given annually to an outstanding baseball writer. Angell is the first winner who is not a member of the Association, having spent his life writing for a magazine and not a newspaper.
December 9: Bobby Cox, Tony LaRussa and Joe Torre are all unanimously voted into the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.
December 7: Carlo Passarotto, Alessandro Cappuccini, Guido Pellacini and Giorgio Gandolfi are inducted into the Italian Baseball Hall of Fame.
December 7: Bas de Jong is named the 2013 Hoofdklasse MVP, while Rob Cordemans wins his 8th Pitcher of the Year Award.
November 26: Wladimir Balentien wins the 2013 Central League MVP, the first NPB MVP from a last-place team. Meanwhile, Masahiro Tanaka is the unanimous winner of the 2013 Pacific League Most Valuable Player Award.
November 25: Alessandro Vaglio wins the Italian Baseball League MVP Award.
November 25: Yasuhiro Ogawa is named the 2013 Central League Rookie of the Year while Takahiro Norimoto wins the 2013 Pacific League Rookie of the Year Award.
November 21: Dámaso Blanco and Juan Vené are elected to the Salón de la Fama del Béisbol Venezolano by the Historical Committee. For the first time, the Contemporary Committee picks no one.
November 20: The Canberra Cavalry win the 2013 Asia Series, the first Australian Baseball League team to win an Asia Series. Jack Murphy is named Series MVP.
November 14: Andrew McCutchen and Miguel Cabrera are named the 2013 MVPs for the National League and American League, respectively.
November 13: Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer are named the winners of the Cy Young Award in the National League and American League, respectively.
November 12: Clint Hurdle and Terry Francona are named the winners of the Manager of the Year Award in the NL and AL, respectively.
November 11: Ben Cheringtonis named Executive of the Year.
November 11: Wil Myers and Jose Fernandez win the AL and NL Rookie of the Year Awards, respectively.
November 11: Senichi Hoshino wins the Matsutaro Shoriki Award for 2013.
November 7: Yi-Chuan Lin is named the CPBL MVP for 2013, the first position player to win that award twice. Chiu-Yen Kuo wins Rookie of the Year.
November 4: Byung-ho Park wins the KBO MVP for 2013 while Jae-hak Lee is named the KBO Rookie of the Year.
November 4: Mariano Rivera wins the Comeback Player of the Year Award in the American League, and Francisco Liriano in the National League.
November 3: The Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles win their first Japan Series title, defeating the Yomiuri Giants, 3-0, in Game 7. Manabu Mima is named MVP.
November 1: The Samsung Lions win the 2013 Korean Series, becoming the first team to win three Korean Series in a row. Han-lee Park takes home the Korean Series MVP.
October 30: The Boston Red Sox win the 2013 World Series. David Ortiz is named MVP.
October 30: The Uni-President Lions win the 2013 Taiwan Series. Kuo-Ching Kao is named Taiwan Series MVP.
October 28: Masahiro Tanaka wins the Sawamura Award for 2013, his second such award in three years.
October 13: The British Baseball Hall of Fame inducts its fifth class: Peter Crook, Ray Reynolds, Brad Thompson and William Morgan.
October 3: The Regensburg Legionäre win their 4th Bundesliga-1 title in a row; Matt Vance is finals MVP.
September 29: Henderson Alvarez of the Miami Marlins throws a 1-0 no-hitter against the Detroit Tigers on the last day of the 2013 season.
September 22: T&A San Marino wins the 2013 Italian Series to become the third team to win three straight Italian Baseball League titles and the first since the 1960s. Jim Magrane is named Series MVP.
September 21: DOOR Neptunus wins the 2013 Holland Series. Benjamin Dille wins his second Series MVP, having also won in 2009.
September 20: Alex Rodriguez hits his 24th career grand slam, breaking a tie with Lou Gehrig for most all time.
September 17: The Omaha Storm Chasers win the Triple-A National Championship; Chris Dwyer is the MVP.
September 15: Wladimir Balentien breaks the all-time Nippon Pro Baseball record of 55 home runs in a season that was previously held by Sadaharu Oh, Tuffy Rhodes and Alex Cabrera.
September 15: Draci Brno takes their 18th Extraliga championship in 19 years.
September 14: Stockholm BSK wins the Elitserien title.
September 8: The US wins the 2013 World Junior Championship for their second straight title; US closer Luis Ortiz is named MVP. Japan finishes second, Cuba third.
September 8: The Rouen Huskies win their 10th French Division I title and 9th in a row.
September 8: Baseball fails to win reinstatement to the Olympics, falling second to wrestling for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics program.
September 3: By winning their 81st game, the Pittsburgh Pirates ensure they will not lose more games than they win this year, ending their record-setting string of 20 consecutive losing seasons.
August 29: The Tigres de Quintana Roo win their second Mexican League title in three years.
August 25: Tokyo wins the 2013 Little League World Series, the 9th Little League World Series title for a Japanese team.
August 21: Ichiro Suzuki collects the 4,000th base hit of his career between Japan (1,278) and the United States (2,722). He is the third player to reach the milestone at such a high level, after Ty Cobb and Pete Rose.
August 18: Corendon Kinheim set a Hoofdklasse record with 20 1st-inning runs in a romp over the ADO Lakers.
August 17: The Los Angeles Dodgers become only the third team since 1900 to go 42-8 over a 50-game stretch, following the 1941 New York Yankees and 1942 St. Louis Cardinals.
August 5: Major League Baseball hands suspensions to 13 players because of their involvement in the Biogenesis Laboratories scandal; Alex Rodriguez, the most prominent among them, and the player handed the longest sentence, decides to appeal.
August 2: Unipol Bologna wins the 2013 European Cup, their third European Cup title in four years. Juan Carlos Infante is the finals MVP.
July 30: Andre Rienzo becomes the first major leaguer born and raised in Brazil.
July 28: Three figures from baseball's early decades - player Deacon White, umpire Hank O'Day and owner Jacob Ruppert - are inducted in the Hall of Fame in the first ceremony without a living inductee since 1965.
July 26: Tadahito Iguchi joins the with his 2,000th hit.
meikyukai July 16: The American League shuts out the National League, 3-0, in the 2013 All-Star Game; Mariano Rivera is the game's MVP.
July 15: Yoenis Cespedes wins the 2013 Home Run Derby, beating Bryce Harper in the final round.
July 14: The United States team wins the 2013 Futures Game, 4-2, over the World team. Matt Davidson wins the Larry Doby Award as the game's Most Valuable Player.
< July 13: Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants throws a no-hitter against the San Diego Padres, beating them, 9-0.
July 10: David Ortiz sets a new all-time mark for hits by a designated hitter when his 1,689th hit moves him past previous record-holder Harold Baines.
July 2: Homer Bailey of the Cincinnati Reds throws the first no-hitter of the year in beating the San Francisco Giants, 3-0; Bailey had also thrown the last no-hitter of the 2012 season last September.
July 1: Andy Pettitte passes Hall of Famer Whitey Ford to become the New York Yankees' all-time franchise leader for strikeouts.
June 25: UCLA wins the 2013 College World Series, the first baseball championship in school history.
June 10: Javier Baez becomes the second player in Florida State League history to hit four home runs in a game.
June 6: Mark Appel of Stanford University is selected first overall by the Houston Astros in the 2013 Amateur Draft.
June 4: The Bern Cardinals became the first Swiss team to play in a European Cup.
May 30: Faulkner University wins the 2013 NAIA College World Series.
May 28: Linfield College wins the 2013 Division III College World Series.
May 12: Dè Flanegin appears in his 692nd game for the Pioniers; this sets a new Hoofdklasse record for games played, all with a single club.
May 6: Motonobu Tanishige becomes the third NPB catcher to 2,000 hits, joining the .
meikyukai May 5: Norihiro Nakamura collects his 2,000th hit in NPB, the 43rd player to do so.
April 29: Donald Lutz becomes the first major leaguer who grew up in Germany.
April 10: The Boston Red Sox's record streak of consecutive sell-outs at Fenway Park, begun on May 15, 2003, ends after 820 games.
April 6: Alex Ramirez becomes the first foreign player to join the with 2,000 hits.
meikyukai March 19: The Dominican Republic wins the 2013 World Baseball Classic, defeating Puerto Rico 3-0 in the finals to complete the tournament without a single loss. Robinson Canó is named MVP.
March 16: Yadier Pedroso dies in a car crash outside Havana, only eight days after his last appearance for the Cuban national team.
March 14: The Baseball Australia Hall of Fame announces its 2013 class: Geoffrey Martin, Joe Quinn, Donald Rice, Sydney Smith and Garry Thompson.
March 1: Researchers Bill Carle, Paul Dickson, Fred Lieb, Francis Richter and John Thorn are honored with the Henry Chadwick Award.
February 9: The Canberra Cavalry win the 2012-2013 Australian Baseball League title, their first pennant. Aaron Sloan is named finals MVP.
February 7: The Yaquis de Obregón win the 2013 Caribbean Series, defeating the Leones del Escogido, 4 - 3, at the end of an 18-inning marathon in the tournament finale. Luis Mendoza is named Caribbean Series MVP
February 7: Tim Raines, George Bell, Rob Ducey, Tom Cheek and Nat Bailey are voted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame.
February 5: Miguel Tejada breaks Tony Batista's record for career RBI in Caribbean Series play.
February 3: Fernando Valenzuela, Frank Estrada, Houston Jiménez, Arturo León Lerma, Ever Magallanes and Renato Vega are inducted into the Caribbean Baseball Hall of Fame.
January 30: The Navegantes del Magallanes win the Venezuelan League championship; Pablo Sandoval is named MVP of the finals.
January 26: The Yaquis de Obregón take their third straight Mexican Pacific League pennant.
January 26: The Criollos de Caguas repeat as Puerto Rican League champions.
January 22: The Leones del Escogido win their 15th Dominican League title.
January 19: Two Hall of Famers, player Stan Musial and manager Earl Weaver, pass away on the same day, Musial at age 92 and Weaver at 82.
January 11: Yutaka Ono, Yoshiro Sotokoba and Kazuo Fukushima are elected to the Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame.
January 9: For only the second time since 1971, the BBWAA fails to elect anyone to the Hall of Fame in its annual ballot.