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MLB: Opening Odds and Favorites to Win the 2015 World Series

TEAM 2015 WORLD SERIES ODDS 2014 RECORD 2014 FINISH 2014 PLAYOFFS
Washington Nationals 5-1 96-66 1st NL East Lost to Giants in NLDS 3-1
Los Angeles Dodgers 8-1 94-68 1st NL West Lost to Cardinals in NLDS 3-1
Los Angeles Angels 12-1 98-64 1st AL West Lost to Royals in ALDS 3-0
St. Louis Cardinals 13-1 90-72 1st NL Central Lost to Giants in NLCS 4-1
Boston Red Sox 14-1 71-91 Last AL East
Chicago Cubs 14-1 73-89 Last NL Central
Seattle Mariners 15-1 87-75 3rd AL West
San Francisco Giants 16-1 88-74 2nd NL West Won WS over Royals 4-3
Chicago White Sox 18-1 73-89 4th NL Central
San Diego Padres 20-1 77-85 3rd NL West
Detroit Tigers 22-1 90-72 1st AL Central Lost to Orioles in ALDS 3-0
Cleveland Indians 25-1 85-77 3rd AL Central
Pittsburgh Pirates 25-1 88-74 2nd NL Central Lost to Giants in NLWC 1-0
New York Mets 28-1 79-83 T2nd NL East
New York Yankees 28-1 84-78 2nd AL East
Toronto Blue Jays 28-1 83-79 3rd AL East
Baltimore Orioles 30-1 96-66 1st AL East Lost to Royals in ALCS 4-0
Kansas City Royals 35-1 89-73 2nd AL Central Lost WS to Giants 4-3
Miami Marlins 38-1 77-85 4th NL East
Oakland Athletics 40-1 88-74 2nd AL West Lost to Royals in ALWC 1-0
Tampa Bay Rays 45-1 77-85 4th AL East
Texas Rangers 45-1 67-95 Last AL West
Houston Astros 60-1 70-92 4th AL West
Cincinnati Reds 70-1 76-86 4th NL Central
Milwaukee Brewers 70-1 82-80 3rd NL Central
Atlanta Braves 100-1 79-83 T2nd NL East
Minnesota Twins 120-1 70-92 Last AL Central
Arizona Diamondbacks 125-1 64-98 Last NL West
Colorado Rockies 125-1 66-96 4th NL West
Philadelphia Phillies 275-1 73-89 Last NL East

Jackie Robinson, Minnie Minoso and Players Who Broke Baseball’s Color Barrier – By Team

 

PLAYER TEAM FRANCHISE TODAY DATE / BOX SCORE
Jackie Robinson Brooklyn Dodgers  Los Angeles Dodgers Apr. 15, 1947
Larry Doby Cleveland Indians  Cleveland Indians Jul. 5, 1947
Hank Thompson St. Louis Browns  Baltimore Orioles Jul 17, 1947
Monte Irvin New York Giants  San Francisco Giants Jul. 8, 1949
Hank Thompson New York Giants  San Francisco Giants Jul. 8, 1949
Sam Jethroe Boston Braves  Atlanta Braves Apr. 18, 1950
Minnie Miñoso Chicago White Sox  Chicago White Sox May 1, 1951
Bob Trice Philadelphia Athletics  Oakland A’s Sep. 13, 1953
Ernie Banks Chicago Cubs  Chicago Cubs Sep. 17, 1953
Curt Roberts Pittsburgh Pirates  Pittsburgh Pirates Apr. 13, 1954
Tom Alston St. Louis Cardinals  St. Louis Cardinals Apr. 13, 1954
Nino Escalera Cincinnati Redlegs Cincinnati Reds Apr. 17, 1954
Chuck Harmon Cincinnati Redlegs Cincinnati Reds Apr. 17, 1954
Carlos Paula Washington Senators  Minnesota Twins Sep. 6, 1954
Elston Howard New York Yankees  New York Yankees Apr. 14, 1955
John Kennedy Philadelphia Phillies  Philadelphia Phillies Apr. 22, 1957
Ozzie Virgil, Sr. Detroit Tigers  Detroit Tigers Jun. 6, 1958
Pumpsie Green Boston Red Sox  Boston Red Sox Jul. 21, 1959

 

Major League Baseball Spring Training Leagues, Schedules and Stadiums

Avast Winter Of 2015! Baseball Is On The Way.

Avast Winter Of 2015! Baseball Is On The Way.

Brrr. Cold out there? It sure is here. We’re going down to three degrees in NYC tonight, but it’s a lot colder elsewhere in the East and other places up in the Northern Hemisphere all around the globe.

Let’s warm up with thoughts (and links) of baseball.

Pitchers and Catchers has arrived at last! Yesterday, the first five teams reported: the San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians and Cincinnati Reds to Arizona’s Cactus League and the Philadelphia Phillies and Pittsburgh Pirates to Florida’s Grapefruit League.

All 30 MLB teams will report over the next few days to either of the two spring training Leagues – 15 teams apiece, divided (mostly) by East-West. See when it’s your team’s turn here.

There are a couple exceptions. The St. Louis Cardinals, over by the Gateway to the West, still play in the Grapefruit League, as do the Minnesota Twins and Houston Astros. No Eastern teams play in the Cactus League.

A handful of teams share a stadium, so you have a shot at doubling your fun if you plan on catching some preseason baseball. I’ve color-coded those below.

Check out every team’s spring training league, city, stadium and 2015 schedule in today’s list, with links to all the stadiums and schedules.

P&C lasts through the first couple of days in March, and then we go into a month of exhibition baseball.

In a return to some kind of tradition, the first regular season game of 2015 is April 5th with the Cardinals facing the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field at 8:05PM EST. Every other team plays on April 6th. There is no stuttered start to the season and, in fact, not one overseas game this time around (for the whole year).

NATIONAL LEAGUE

SPRING TRAINING LEAGUE

CITY

STADIUM

EAST
Atlanta Braves Grapefruit Lake Buena Vista Champion Stadium (ESPN WWOSC) Schedule
Miami Marlins Grapefruit Jupiter Roger Dean Stadium Schedule
New York Mets Grapefruit Port St. Lucie Tradition Field Schedule
Philadelphia Phillies Grapefruit Clearwater Bright House Field Schedule
Washington Nationals Grapefruit Viera Space Coast Stadium Schedule
CENTRAL
Chicago Cubs Cactus Mesa Sloan Park Schedule
Cincinnati Reds Cactus Goodyear Goodyear Ballpark Schedule
Milwaukee Brewers Cactus Phoenix Maryvale Baseball Park Schedule
Pittsburgh Pirates Grapefruit Bradenton McKechnie Field Schedule
St. Louis Cardinals Grapefruit Jupiter Roger Dean Stadium Schedule
WEST
Arizona Diamondbacks Cactus Scottsdale Salt River Fields Schedule
Colorado Rockies Cactus Scottsdale Salt River Fields Schedule
Los Angeles Dodgers Cactus Glendale Camelback Ranch Schedule
San Diego Padres Cactus Peoria Peoria Sports Complex Schedule
San Francisco Giants Cactus Scottsdale Scottsdale Stadium Schedule

AMERICAN LEAGUE

SPRING TRAINING LEAGUE

CITY

STADIUM

EAST
Baltimore Orioles Grapefruit Sarasota Ed Smith Stadium Schedule
Boston Red Sox Grapefruit Fort Myers JetBlue Park Schedule
New York Yankees Grapefruit Tampa George M. Steinbrenner Field Schedule
Tampa Bay Rays Grapefruit Port Charlotte Charlotte Sports Park Schedule
Toronto Blue Jays Grapefruit Dunedin Florida Auto Exchange Stadium Schedule
CENTRAL
Detroit Tigers Grapefruit Lakeland Joker Marchant Stadium Schedule
Chicago White Sox Cactus Glendale Camelback Ranch Schedule
Cleveland Indians Cactus Goodyear Goodyear Ballpark Schedule
Kansas City Royals Cactus Surprise Surprise Stadium Schedule
Minnesota Twins Grapefruit Fort Myers Hammond Stadium Schedule
WEST
Houston Astros Grapefruit Kissimmee Osceola County Stadium Schedule
Los Angeles Angels Cactus Tempe Tempe Diablo Stadium Schedule
Oakland Athletics Cactus Phoenix Hohokam Stadium Schedule
Seattle Mariners Cactus Peoria Peoria Sports Complex Schedule
Texas Rangers Cactus Surprise Surprise Stadium Schedule

Photo: sportstalkflorida.com

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