The following are the baseball events of the year 2011 throughout the world.

Years in baseball

2011 in sports

Champions

Major League Baseball

Main article: 2011 Major League Baseball season

League Eastern Division Champions Central Division Champions Western Division Champions Wild Card Qualifier
American League New York Yankees Detroit Tigers Texas Rangers Tampa Bay Rays
National League Philadelphia Phillies Milwaukee Brewers Arizona Diamondbacks St. Louis Cardinals

Higher seed had home field advantage during Division Series and League Championship Series.

The National League champion has home field advantage during the World Series as a result of the NL victory in the All-Star Game.

Other Champions

Awards and honors

BBWAA awards

American League National League
Player Team Position Player Team
David Ortiz Boston Red Sox DH / Pitcher Daniel Hudson Arizona Diamondbacks
Alex Avila Detroit Tigers Catcher Brian McCann Atlanta Braves
Adrián González Boston Red Sox 1st baseman Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers
Robinson Canó New York Yankees 2nd baseman     Brandon Phillips Cincinnati Reds
Adrián Beltré Texas Rangers 3rd baseman Aramis Ramírez Chicago Cubs
Asdrúbal Cabrera Cleveland Indians Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies
José Bautista Toronto Blue Jays Outfielder Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers
Jacoby Ellsbury Boston Red Sox Outfielder Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers
Curtis Granderson New York Yankees Outfielder Justin Upton Arizona Diamondbacks
American League National League
Player Team Position Player Team
Mark Buehrle Chicago White Sox Pitcher Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
Matt Wieters Baltimore Orioles Catcher Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals
Adrián González Boston Red Sox 1st baseman Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds
Dustin Pedroia Boston Red Sox 2nd baseman     Brandon Phillips Cincinnati Reds
Adrián Beltré Texas Rangers 3rd baseman Plácido Polanco Philadelphia Phillies
Erick Aybar Los Angeles Angels Shortstop Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies
Alex Gordon Kansas City Royals Left fielder Gerardo Parra Arizona Diamondbacks
Jacoby Ellsbury Boston Red Sox Center fielder Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers
Nick Markakis Baltimore Orioles Right fielder Andre Ethier Los Angeles Dodgers

Others

Major Leagues

Minor Leagues

Events

January

Trevor Hoffman retired with an MLB record 601 saves
Trevor Hoffman retired with an MLB record 601 saves

February

March

April

Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier set a major league record for the month of April with a 26-game hitting streak
Dodgers outfielder Andre Ethier set a major league record for the month of April with a 26-game hitting streak

Pursuant to my authority as Commissioner, I informed Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt today that I will appoint a representative to oversee all aspects of the business and the day to day operations of the club. I have taken this action because of my deep concerns regarding the finances and operations of the Dodgers and to protect the best interests of the club, its great fans and all of Major League Baseball. My office will continue its thorough investigation into the operations and finances of the Dodgers and related entities during the period of Mr. McCourt's ownership. I will announce the name of my representative in the next several days. The Dodgers have been one of the most prestigious franchises in all of sports, and we owe it to their legion of loyal fans to ensure that this club is being operated properly now and will be guided appropriately in the future.

This one is going to cost me a lot of money this is patetic.

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Today a tough guy show up at Yankee Stadium.

Guillen is fined $50,000 and receives a two-game suspension. According to MLB rules, all social media messages must stop thirty minutes prior to the first pitch, and they can resume after the game at the individual club's discretion. His fine is later reduced to $20,000.

May

It is with profound sadness that I share with you that my continued battle with esophageal cancer is coming to an end. With the continued love and support of my wife, Nita, I have exhausted all options with respect to controlling this awful disease. My illness has progressed beyond my doctors' expectation of cure.

Hall of famer Gary Carter & his wife, Sandy
Hall of famer Gary Carter & his wife, Sandy

June

The timing of it, that he resigned at this time when we're playing so well and coming off a homestand that we should be celebrating ... I'm disappointed that this is a distraction. This is not thinking of the team first, it's thinking of personal things first. That's what disappoints me the most.

July

August

Thome joined the 600 home run on 8/15/11, then rejoined his original franchise on 8/25
Thome joined the 600 home run on 8/15/11, then rejoined his original franchise on 8/25

September

October

November

December

Movies

Deaths

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

References

  1. ^ NYDailyNews.com – New York's Dr. Thomas Emmett Little Posthumously Awarded 2010 Medal Of Freedom
  2. ^ ESPN.com – Hall of Fame to honor Terry Cashman
  3. ^ ESPN.com – Opening Day pushed back in Japan
  4. ^ ESPN.com – MLB institutes 7-day DL for concussions
  5. ^ "Beltre slam 1 of 4 Texas homers in win over Boston". Sports.yahoo.com. 2011-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
  6. ^ "Suzuki becomes Seattle's career hits leader". Sports.yahoo.com. 2011-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
  7. ^ Associated Press – Kinsler first with leadoff homers in first two games Archived April 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ SoftBank Hawks: Alex Cabrera hits 350th homer in 1,169th game
  9. ^ "Andruw Jones' two homers lift Yanks past Blue Jays". ESPN.com. Associated Press. May 25, 2011. Retrieved May 25, 2011.
  10. ^ Espn.com – Brandon Crawford hits grand slam in big league debut to boost Giants past Brewers
  11. ^ Sparky's No. 11 retired in emotional ceremony Archived 2011-06-28 at the Wayback Machine MLB.com June 26, 2011
  12. ^ "Prado returns with HR, Braves beat Nats, 11–1". Sports.yahoo.com. 2011-07-15. Retrieved 2013-04-21.
  13. ^ Halos' Weaver to appeal six-game suspension MLB.com August 2, 2011
  14. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2017-01-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  15. ^ Verlander's 20th victory doesn't come easy MLB.com August 27, 2011
  16. ^ Fister leads the way as Tigers clinch Central MLB.com September 17, 2011
  17. ^ High Phive: Phils clinch fifth straight East title MLB.com September 17, 2011
  18. ^ "Wilson Ramos kidnapped in Venezuela". ESPN. Retrieved November 9, 2011.
  19. ^ "Eight Arrested in Wilson Ramos Kidnapping", Associated Press via Fox News Latino, November 17, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-17.
  20. ^ "Ron Santo Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by Golden Era Committee" (Press release). National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
  21. ^ Baseball Writers' Association of America (December 6, 2011). "Bob Elliott Wins Spink Award" (Press release). National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
  22. ^ "Tim McCarver named 2012 Ford C. Frick Award Winner for Broadcasting Excellence" (Press release). National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. December 7, 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2012.
  23. ^ Cliff Dapper, 91, former Brooklyn Dodger, only player known to be traded for a broadcaster Los-Angeles-Dodgers.MLB.com, February 15, 2011.
  24. ^ Gutiérrez, Daniel; González, Javier (2006); Records de la Liga Venezolana de Béisbol Profesional. LVBP. ISBN 978-980-6996-01-4
  25. ^ Bob Forsch, author of two no-hitters, dies at 61 MLB.com