|2010 Season News
Six no-hitters were thrown. They were thrown by Ubaldo Jiménez (April 17), Dallas Braden (May 9), Roy Halladay (May 29), Edwin Jackson (June 25), Matt Garza (July 26), and Halladay once again, this time in Game 1 of the NLDS. It was only the third time in major league history that at least six no-hitters were thrown in a single season.
January 5 - Five time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson announces his retirement. Johnson was 303–166 over his 22 year career, with a 3.29 earned run average. His 4,875 career strikeouts are second only to Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan.
April 28 – All-Star rosters have been expanded again by commissioner Bud Selig's special committee for on-field matters, with each team bringing 34 players, with 13 pitchers per team, to the July 13 game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, as part of several changes. Another change is that a pitcher who starts on the final Sunday before the All-Star break will be ineligible to pitch in the ASG and will be replaced on the roster. In addition, a designated hitter will be used in the ASG every year, including in National League cities; the AL's starting DH will continue to be elected by fans, and the NL's starting DH will be chosen by the NL All-Star manager. Under a change that runs contrary to normal baseball rules, each manager may designate a position player who will be eligible for re-entry to the game if the final position player, at any position, is injured.
At Citizens Bank Park, Jamie Moyer becomes the first pitcher to throw a shutout in four separate decades, giving up only two hits in the of the Philadelphia Phillies's 7–0 victory over the Atlanta Braves. At 47 years, 170 days old, Moyer is also the oldest pitcher to throw a Major League shutout, eclipsing Phil Niekro's record by almost a year. At 46 years, 188 days old, Niekro, while pitching for the New York Yankees, tossed a four-hit shutout against the Toronto Blue Jays on October 6,1985; the shutout was also Niekro's 300th career victory.
June 8 – Washington Nationals pitcher Stephen Strasburg makes his big league debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates, striking out fourteen, including his last seven, and not walking any over seven innings. The 2009 Major League Baseball Draft #1 overall pick wins his MLB debut, 5–2.
August 4 - At Yankee Stadium, Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees hits his 600th home run, becoming the seventh player in Major League history to do so, in a 5–1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. The shot comes in the first inning against the Jays' Shaun Marcum and three years to the day of Rodriguez' 500th home run. Rodriguez also becomes the youngest player to hit his 600th home run, at 35 years, 8 days; Babe Ruth had held the previous record at 36 years, 196 days.
September 30 - MLB players and owners agrees to free agency changes. Under the deal announced this date, players no longer have to file for free agency but automatically are set free. The exclusive period for teams to negotiate with their free agent-eligible players was cut from 15 days to five. The deadline was moved up for clubs to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents, as was the deadline for teams to offer contracts for the following season to players on their man 40-rosters. In addition, teams, players and agents will be restricted in their ability to conduct free-agent negotiations in the media
|American League Teams Stats|
|Tampa Bay Rays||96||66||0.593||802||4.95||649||4.01||160||175||0.247||0.333||0.403||3.78||478||1189||0.987||134|
|New York Yankees||95||67||0.586||859||5.30||693||4.28||201||179||0.267||0.350||0.436||4.06||540||1154||0.989||161|
|Boston Red Sox||89||73||0.549||818||5.05||744||4.59||211||152||0.268||0.339||0.451||4.20||580||1207||0.982||132|
|Chicago White Sox||88||74||0.543||752||4.64||704||4.35||177||136||0.268||0.332||0.420||4.09||490||1149||0.983||157|
|Toronto Blue Jays||85||77||0.525||755||4.66||728||4.49||257||150||0.248||0.312||0.454||4.23||539||1184||0.986||172|
|Los Angeles Angels||80||82||0.494||681||4.20||702||4.33||155||148||0.248||0.311||0.390||4.04||565||1130||0.982||116|
|Kansas City Royals||67||95||0.414||676||4.17||845||5.22||121||176||0.274||0.331||0.399||4.97||551||1035||0.981||138|
|National League Teams Stats|
|San Francisco Giants||92||70||0.568||697||4.30||583||3.60||162||134||0.257||0.321||0.408||3.36||578||1331||0.989||110|
|San Diego Padres||90||72||0.556||665||4.10||581||3.59||132||139||0.246||0.317||0.371||3.41||517||1295||0.988||142|
|St. Louis Cardinals||86||76||0.531||736||4.54||641||3.96||150||133||0.263||0.332||0.402||3.57||477||1094||0.985||170|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||80||82||0.494||667||4.12||692||4.27||120||134||0.252||0.322||0.379||4.01||539||1274||0.984||122|
|New York Mets||79||83||0.488||656||4.05||652||4.02||128||135||0.249||0.314||0.383||3.73||545||1106||0.987||160|