Sunday, April 5, 2015

Key Dates for the 2015 MLB Season

The Major League Baseball season is ready to kick off another great season of baseball with a few key dates to keep in mind. Opening night is Sunday, April 5th when the St. Louis Cardinals travel to Wrigley Field to take on the Chicago Cubs and the season ends on Sunday, October 4th where all 30 teams play on the same day at the same time (1:05 pm ET) with a few key dates mixed in between.

The Yankees travel to Fenway Park for the first time on May 1st where Alex Rodriguez will likely hear a chorus of boos. Remember one of the last times we saw Rodriguez in Fenway Ryan Dempster was hitting him (on the fourth try) with a fastball and later Rodriguez hit a home run and mocked David Ortiz’s home run trot and celebration. That should be fun.

Paul Konerko gets his #14 jersey retired by the Chicago White Sox on May 23 but there is no date set for Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada or any of the other ceremonies that will be held this season at Yankee Stadium.

The All Star Game will be held in Cincinnati for the 5th time on July 14th of this year and this will mark the first All Star Game for new commissioner Rob Manfred. Pete Rose will be in the stadium after getting permission to attend the event and will likely be honored once again by the team. Hall of Fame inductions for Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio will be held twelve days later on Sunday, July 26th with the July 31st trading deadline happening just a few days later.

There are a few minor dates to follow including the August 31st waiver trade deadline and the September call ups that happen on September 1st but these are the major ones. Bookmark this post because you may need it later on in the season. It’s going to be another great season for Major League Baseball and frankly I can’t wait. 

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