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Sunday, September 25, 2011

MLB.com:200,000th MLB game: Colorado at Houston

It seems like BBTF should mark this occasion even if the participants in the historic game were underwhelming representatives:

The 200,000th regular-season game in Major League Baseball history was recognized Saturday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston, where the milestone was announced after the Rockies-Astros game became official.

At about 8:45 p.m. ET, Colorado and Houston were tied at 2 after five innings. MLB officials then checked with Elias Sports Bureau for a final authentication, and then notified the Rockies and Astros that they were in the history books. The teams made the most of the honor, playing 13 innings as Colorado finally won, 4-2.

BaseballReference.com has of course been tracking this milestone for a while.

John Thorn notes how the totals were calculated—National Association games were not counted:

In accordance with its new definition of the first game, in 1976, MLB celebrated its centennial year as the nation celebrated its bicentennial. Omitting the 1,086 National Association games meant that MLB would celebrate its 200,000th game not on July 4 of this year, but on Saturday.

puck Posted: September 25, 2011 at 06:38 PM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: amateur, astros, history, rockies

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   1. TerpNats Posted: September 25, 2011 at 08:21 PM (#3935879)
So the Astros were involved in both the millionth run and the 200,000th game. Who says they aren't a historic franchise?
   2. Tom Nawrocki Posted: September 25, 2011 at 08:45 PM (#3935894)
Personally, I'm glad they didn't count the National Association games. In the final year of the NA, the number of games played by each franchise ranged from 13 to 82. Boston finished 71-8; Brooklyn finished 2-42.

I'd really prefer the designation "major league" to be handed out very sparingly.
   3. Greg Maddux School of Reflexive Profanity Posted: September 25, 2011 at 09:26 PM (#3935923)
Well, it's not handed out sparingly. It's handed out with a commitment to pretending the NL was the first league, and any old Union Association that came after it counts.
   4. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: September 25, 2011 at 09:39 PM (#3935929)
mlb recognizes the AA and the FL in addition to the NL and AL. It does not recognize the UA or the PL. Yet, bb-ref includes these leagues in career stats and for the 200,000th game thing.

[Note: I got the recognized league by looking up career stats of various players who played in multiple leagues on mlb.com. PL and UA stats don't appear; AA and FL do.]
   5. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: September 26, 2011 at 12:58 AM (#3936348)
Now time to start a countdown that doesn't include the 1884 UA.
   6. Bourbon Samurai is disturbed by bagel developments Posted: September 26, 2011 at 02:44 AM (#3936698)
What a shitty game to be the 200k game.
   7. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 26, 2011 at 04:19 AM (#3937037)
Come on, it was easily in the top 191,000.
   8. God Posted: September 26, 2011 at 04:59 AM (#3937053)
It's worth pointing out that MLB.com is not even the same corporate entity as MLB. What they put on their site notwithstanding, MLB most certainly does (and always has) considered the PL and UA to be official major leagues.

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