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January
Orioles reliever arrested in Dominican Republic Jan 1 
Team signed Brandon Webb to one-year, $3 million contract Jan 3 
Elected to Hall of Fame Jan 5 
Rays pitcher traded to Cubs in 8-man deal Jan 8 
Padres closer announced retirement Jan 11 
Mariners outfielder arrested in Los Angeles Jan 18 
Royals pitcher announced retirement through injury Jan 18 
Team received Vernon Wells in trade Jan 21 
Former manager's number retired by the Detroit Tigers Jan 22; ceremony is held in June 
Tigers pitcher traded to the Diamondbacks Jan 24 
February
Yankees pitcher announced retirement Feb 4 
Indians outfielder arrested in Lexington, KY Feb 12 
Tigers infielder arrested in Fort Pierce, FL Feb 17 
Cardinals announced pitcher to undergo Tommy John surgery Feb 24 
March
Mets pitcher released from final year of contract Mar 21 
Former slugger's trial for perjury begins Mar 21 
Fan of this team Bryan Stow is beaten at Dodger Stadium Mar 31 
April
Hit into season's first triple play against Indians Apr 2 
Broke Mariners franchise record for hits Apr 2 
Team taken over by Major League Baseball Apr 20 
Commited three errors in an inning as the Cubs lose 5-3 to the Rockies Apr 25 
Pitched complete game shutout against Athletics, improving his record to 6-0 Apr 25 
Set Major League hitting streak record for April at 23 games Apr 26 
Had called third strike against him argued by manager Ozzie Guillen, leading to fine and suspension for Guillen Apr 27 
May
Two teams playing at Citizens Bank Park on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball when bin Laden death announced May 1 
Pitched no-hitter, the first of the season, against White Sox May 3 
Walked against Justin Verlander to break up perfect game bid May 7; Verlander would throw a no-hitter 
Former Twins slugger died of esophageal cancer May 17 
Former Expos catcher announced he had brain cancer May 20; he died in February 2012 
Yankees reliever became first pitcher to make 1000 MLB appearances with a single team May 25 
Scored the winning run as the Phillies beat the Reds in 19 innings May 25 
June
Became first overall pick of 2011 MLB Rule 4 Draft June 6 
Became the second manager, after Connie Mack, to manage 5,000 games in MLB June 10 
Appointed interim manager of the Florida Marlins June 20 
Resigned as manager of the Nationals June 23 
Hit five home runs, but lose 16-9 to the New York Mets, who hit none (June 29) 
July
Rays pitcher allowed Derek Jeter's 3,000th career hit, a home run, Jul 9 
Named All-Star Game MVP Jul 12 
Mets reliever traded to the Brewers Jul 12 
Became third franchise to record 10,000 MLB wins Jul 15 
Team's AAA affiliate Columbus Clippers record a perfect game behind Justin Germano against the Syracuse Chiefs Jul 26 
Won in 19 innings against the Pirates, who were at the time leading the NL Central (Jul 26) 
Pitched no-hitter, third of the season, despite giving up a run (Jul 27) 
Astros outfielder traded to the Phillies for four players Jul 29 
Acquired Ubaldo Jimenez in trade with the Rockies Jul 31 
August
Joined 600-HR club with two home runs against the Tigers Aug 15 
Fired as Cubs' general manager Aug 19 
Suffered a 22-9 loss to the Yankees, becoming the first team to allow three grand slams in one game (Aug 25) 
Acquired Jim Thome for a player to be named later Aug 25 
Recorded 20th win of season, first pitcher to win 20 before end of August in nine years (Aug 27) 
September
Broke Tigers single-season saves record with 43rd of season Sept 11 
Recorded 200th career win after seven losses or no decisions in a row Sept 13 
Recorded 600th career save against Seattle Mariners Sept 13 
Became first team to clinch playoff berth Sept 14 
Hit for the cycle against the Rockies Sept 15 
Became first team to clinch division title Sept 16 
Became first Red Sox to have a 30-30 season Sept 25 
Held Rangers to 2 hits over 7 innings as Rays win ALDS opener 9-0 (Sept 30) 
October
Tied Brewers franchise postseason record for strikeouts in a game with 9 on Oct 1 
No-hit the Yankees until the sixth inning as the Tigers win ALDS Game 2 Oct 2 
Hit a grand slam, securing the Diamondbacks' first win of the playoffs Oct 4 
Hit three home runs to win the ALDS for the Rangers in four games Oct 4 
Hit first postseason walk-off grand slam in history Oct 10 
Named National League Comeback Player of the Year Oct 14 
Named American League Comeback Player of the Year Oct 14 
Became first team in ten years to commit four errors in a playoff game Oct 14 
Became first European country to win Baseball World Cup since 1938 by beating Cuba in final (Oct 15) 
Named World Series MVP as the Cardinals win the championship Oct 28 
November
Announced as new Orioles general manager Nov 6 
Giants starter traded to the Royals for Melky Cabrera Nov 7 
Nationals catcher abducted in Venezuela Nov 9; he was rescued Nov 11 
Announced as new Cardinals manager Nov 14 
Mariners outfielder found dead in the Netherlands Nov 21 
December
Signs $254 million deal with Angels Dec 8 

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