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Can you name the significant events and players of the 2010 MLB season?

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April 5 - This franchise started its 45th season with its current name
April 12 - The Minnesota Twins played their first regular season game at this new home
April 17 - This Rockies pitcher tossed a no-hitter as part of his 15-1 start
May 4 - This long-time Tiger broadcaster lost his battle with cancer
May 9 - This A's pitcher threw a perfect game against Tampa Bay. Don't ask Alex Rodriguez for help.
May 13 - The Kansas City Royals make the first managerial change of the season, replacing Trey Hillman with...
May 29 - This pitcher threw the second perfect game in Phillies history
June 2 - This Tiger pitcher threw 8 2/3 perfect innings before...
...this umpire blew a call at first base
June 2 - This Seattle Mariner outfielder and future Hall of Famer retired
June 7 - The Washington Nationals drafted this catcher from Southern Nevada
June 10 - This player set a new Tampa Bay career HR record with his 129th
June 23 - This Phillies pitcher gave up his 506th career home run, breaking the record held by Robin Roberts
June 24 - This Boston 2B hit 3 HRs in a 13-11 win over the Rockies, but his season-ending injury the next day does in the Red Sox for the year
June 25 - This Diamondbacks pitcher took 149 pitches to no-hit the Tampa Bay Rays
June 25 - This team became the home team in a series moved to Philadelphia to accomodate the G-20
June 26 - San Francisco retired #20 to honor this Hall of Famer, the first black to play for the Giants
July 12 - This player won the All-Star Game Home Run Derby
July 13 - This former Yankees owner died and everyone forgot how much they hated him while he was alive
July 13 - This catcher won the All-Star Game MVP award with a 3-run double
July 16 - This Texas player became the first catcher ever to hit for the cycle and hit a grand slam in the same game
July 23 - This Hall of Fame broadcaster returned to the Milwaukee broadcast booth following heart surgery
July 25 - The Hall of Fame welcomed this outfielder,
this manager,
and this umpire.
July 26 - This pitcher threw the first no-hitter in Tampa Bay history
July 26 - This player, the 2009 NL Rookie of the Year, tore a knee ligament while hitting Wes Helms in the face with a pie after his game-winning hit
July 31 - This player set the Marlins' franchise record for HRs with his 144th
August 3 - The Orioles hired this man as their manager, replacing Juan Samuel, who replaced Dave Trembley
August 7 - The Arizona Diamondbacks retired #20 for this hero of the 2001 World Series
August 11 - This Mets closer hit his girlfriend's father after a game, tearing a ligament, earning a suspension and getting arrested
August 16 - This ex-Giant, who won the 1951 NL playoff with the 'Shot Heard 'Round the World' off Ralph Branca, died
August 19 - This Angel recorded his 9th straight 20-20 season, 1 shy of Barry and Bobby Bonds record
August 20 - This team set a North American sports record with its 18th straight losing season
August 21 - This San Diego Padre set a new ML record with his 21st pinch-hit HR
August 22 - This Cubs manager started his retirement early to be with his ailing mother
August 27 - An examination revealed this Washington Nationals phenom requires Tommy John surgery
August 29 - The Chicago White Sox retired #35 for this 2-time MVP
August 30 - This slugging headache wore out his welcome (again), getting waived by the Dodgers and being claimed by the White Sox
August 31 - This Cuban defector made his major league debut for the Reds, with a 103-mph fastball and unhittable slider
Sept 5 - This team lost its 10th straight game, costing it the NL West Division title
Sept 7 - This Brewers closer became the first pitcher with 600 career saves.
Sept 9 - This 8-time All-Star's career likely ended with a torn Achilles tendon suffered while homering for the Reds
Sept 11 - This Twins' 587th HR beat the Indians 1-0 in the 12th
Sept 17 - This soon-to-be retired manager is ejected for the record 158th time
Sept 17 - This manager announced his retirement, unless the Mets call, but he doesn't want the current manager to get fired
Sept 17 - This outfielder hit 3 HRs and drove in 7 runs, making the Indians happy the South Korean government later gave him a military exemption
Sept 19 - This Diamondback struck out for the 200th time for the third straight season
Sept 19 - This team improved to an MLB-best 13-3 in extra inning games
Sept 22 - Ths Padre pitcher set a new record with his 37th hold of the season
Sept 23 - This player became the first in major league history to open his career with 10 straight 200-hit seasons
Oct 4 - House cleaning day, as Milwaukee fired this manager...
and Pittsburgh fired this one...
while New York fired this manager...
and this GM
Oct 21 - This Phillie hit his 13th lifetime postseason HR to tie the record for an NL player
Oct 28 - This pitcher received the Roberto Clemente Award for sportsmanship and community involvement
Nov 1 - This team won the World Series...
over this team
to capture its first World Series championship since
World Series MVP
Nov. 5 - This Hall of Fame manager of the Reds and Tigers died
National League East Division winner
National League Central Division winner
National League West Division winner
National League Wild Card winner
American League East Division winner
American League Central Division winner
American League West Division winner
American League Wild Card winner
American League MVP
National League MVP
American League Cy Young winner
National League Cy Young winner
American League Rookie of the Year
National League Rookie of the Year
American League Comeback Player of the Year
National League Comeback Player of the Year
American League Manager of the Year
National League Manager of the Year
American League batting champion
National League batting champion
American League HR Champion
National League HR Champion
American League RBI leader
National League RBI leader
American League runs leader
National League runs leader
American League stolen bases leader
National League stolen bases leader
American League wins leader
National League wins leader
American League strikeouts leader
National League strikeouts leader
American League ERA leader
National League ERA leader
American League saves leader
National League saves leader

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