10. Moneyball is released to theaters on September 23
9. Derek Jeter reaches 3,000 career hits, and Jim Thome reaches 600 career home runs
8. Albert Pujols signs with the 2012 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
7. Mariano Rivera sets the record for most saves in a career
6. Barry Bonds avoids Federal indictment and prison time
5. More Wild Cards are added and the Houston Astros will move to the American League
4. The Boston Red Sox collapse, Terry Francona exits, Bobby Valentine enters
3. Major League Baseball reaches a labor agreement thro 2016
2. The Saint Louis Cardinals win an eleventh championship in franchise history
…with drum roll, rim-shots, and whatever other appropriate family values noises, the number-one baseball story in 2011 (I warned you this is a subjective list)…
1. Right Off the Bat is published, by Paul Dry Books, on July 12, 2011.
And here’s to a Healthy, Peaceful, and Joyous New Year for all our faithful followers. Cheers!