2017 Season

WORLD SERIES CHAMPION

Houston Astros

Astros over the Dodgers (4-3)
World Series MVP: George Springer (HOU)

10/24: Astros 1 – Dodgers 3
10/25: Astros 7 – Dodgers 6
10/27: Dodgers 3 – Astros 5
10/28: Dodgers 6 – Astros 2
10/29: Dodgers 12 – Astros 13
10/31: Astros 1 – Dodgers 3
11/01: Astros 5 – Dodgers 1

For the first time in franchise history, the Houston Astros have won the World Series. It was a touching moment for Houstonians as it allowed them to celebrate a special event just weeks after much of the city was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. With a young core of players that are in place for the next few years, the Astros should be very competitive in 2018 and beyond.

No-Hitters

June 3rd: Edinson Vólquez, Marlins 3 – Diamondbacks 0

Top 25 Baseball Stories of 2017

NBC Sport’s Hardball Talk — Craig Calcaterra

1. The Astros Win Their First World Series
2. The Year of the Dinger
3. Judge and Bellinger splash onto the scene
4. Ventura, Halladay die in tragic accidents
5. Derek Jeter buys the Marlins
6. The Dodgers and Indians dominate
7. Carlos Beltran Retires
8. Braves GM banned
9. Verlander, Darvish Dealt at the deadline(s)
10. The Strikeout Epidemic Continues Unabated
11. Turnarounds for the Dbacks, Rockies and Twins
12. Hurricanes force the relocation of games
13. 4 greats and Bud Selig inducted into the Hall
14. Adrian Beltre racks up his 3,000th hit
15. Bruce Maxwell takes a knee
16. An injury spurs adoption of protective netting
17. Tim Tebow plays in the minors
18. Shohei Ohtani comes to America
19. The Cardinals are punished for hacking scandal
20. The USA wins the World Baseball Classic
21. Fans hurl racist epithets at Adam Jones
22. The Tigers Break Up The Band
23. Baseball institutes no-pitch intentional walk
24. Disney purchases majority stake in BAMTech
25. Red Sox steal signs with Apple Watch

Plus Honorable Mentions. 🙂

National League

EAST W L W-L% GB
Washington Nationals 97 65 .599
Miami Marlins 77 85 .475 20.0
Atlanta Braves 72 90 .444 25.0
New York Mets 70 92 .432 27.0
Philadelphia Phillies 66 96 .407 31.0
CENTRAL W L W-L% GB
Chicago Cubs 92 70 .568
Milwaukee Brewers 86 76 .531 6.0
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 .512 9.0
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 .463 17.0
Cincinnati Reds 68 94 .420 24.0
WEST W L W-L% GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 104 58 .642
Arz. Diamondbacks 93 69 .574 11.0
Colorado Rockies 87 75 .537 17.0
San Diego Padres 71 91 .438 33.0
San Francisco Giants 64 98 .395 40.0

National League Awards

WAR: Max Scherzer (WSN), 7.6
MVP: Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)
Cy Young: Max Scherzer (WSN)
Rookie of the Year: Cody Bellinger (LAD)
Batting Title: Charlie Blackmon (COL), .331
Home Runs: Giancarlo Stanton (MIA), 59
RBIs: Giancarlo Stanton (MIA), 132
Wins: Clayton Kershaw (LAD), 18
ERA: Clayton Kershaw (LAD), 2.31
Strikeouts: Max Scherzer (WSN), 268

National League Playoffs

NLCS, Dodgers win 4-1

10/14: Cubs 2 – Dodgers 5
10/15: Cubs 1 – Dodgers 4
10/17: Dodgers 6 – Cubs 1
10/18: Dodgers 2 – Cubs 3
10/19: Dodgers 11 – Chicago 1

NLDS, Cubs win 3-2

10/6: Cubs 3 – Nationals 0
10/7: Cubs 3 – Nationals 6
10/9: Nationals 1 – Cubs 2
10/11: Nationals 5 – Cubs 0
10/12: Cubs 9 – Nationals 8

NLDS, Dodgers win 3-0

10/6: Diamondbacks 5 – Dodgers 9
10/7: Diamondbacks 5 – Dodgers 8
10/9: Dodgers 3 – Diamondbacks 1

NL Wild Card, Diamondbacks win

10/4: Rockies 8 – Diamondbacks 11

 

American League

EAST W L W-L% GB
Boston Red Sox 93 69 .574
New York Yankees 91 71 .562 2.0
Tampa Bay Rays 80 82 .494 13.0
Toronto Blue Jays 76 86 .469 17.0
Baltimore Orioles 75 87 .463 18.0
CENTRAL W L W-L% GB
Cleveland Indians 102 60 .630
Minnesota Twins 85 77 .525 17.0
Kansas City Royals 80 82 .494 22.0
Chicago White Sox 67 95 .414 35.0
Detroit Tigers 64 98 .395 38.0
WEST W L W-L% GB
Houston Astros 101 61 .623
Los Angeles Angels 80 82 .494 21.0
Seattle Mariners 78 84 .481 23.0
Texas Rangers 78 84 .481 23.0
Oakland Athletics 75 87 .463 26.0

American League Leaders

WAR: José Altuve (HOU), 8.3
MVP: José Altuve (HOU)
Cy Young: Corey Kluber (CLE)
Rookie of the Year: Aaron Judge (NYY)
Batting Title: José Altuve (HOU), .346
Home Runs: Aaron Judge (NYY), 52
RBIs: Nelson Cruz (SEA), 119
Wins: 3 tied with 18
ERA: Corey Kluber (CLE), 2.25
Strikeouts: Chris Sale (BOS), 308

American League Playoffs

ALCS, Astros win 4-3

10/13: Yankees 1 – Astros 2
10/14: Yankees 1 – Astros 2
10/16: Astros 1 – Yankees 8
10/17: Astros 4 – Yankees 6
10/18: Astros 0 – Yankees 5
10/20: Yankees 1 – Astros 7
10/21: Yankees 0 – Astros 4

ALDS, Astros win 3-1

10/5: Red Sox 2 – Astros 8
10/6: Red Sox 2 – Astros 8
10/8: Astros 3 – Red Sox 10
10/9: Astros 5 – Red Sox 4

ALDS, Yankees win 3-2

10/5: Yankees 0 – Indians 4
10/6: Yankees 8 – Indians 9
10/8: Indians 0 – Yankees 1
10/9: Indians 3 – Yankees 7
10/11: Yankees 5 – Indians 2

AL Wild Card, Yankees win

10/3: Twins 3 – Yankees 6