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2008 In Baseball
The following are the baseball events of the year 2008
2008
throughout the world.List of years in baseball... 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 ...2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011..
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2008 Tampa Bay Rays Season
The 2008 Tampa Bay Rays season, the 11th season in franchise history, marked the change of this baseball team's name from the "Tampa Bay Devil Rays" to the "Tampa Bay Rays", as revealed on November 8, 2007.[1] The change in name also came with a change in logo and uniforms, with new team colors of Columbia blue, Navy blue and gold. The new logo, colors and name were leaked on September 20, 2007,[2] and were confirmed officially on November 8, 2007, when an official announcement was made in downtown St. Petersburg.[1] Prior to the decision to rename the team the Rays, other options considered included the "Aces", "Bandits", "Cannons", "Dukes", "Stripes", and Stuart Sternberg's personal favorite, the "Nine."[3] This was the third season with Joe Maddon managing the club
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Chicago Cubs
The Chicago
Chicago
Cubs are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball
Baseball
(MLB) as a member club of the National League
National League
(NL) Central division. The team plays its home games at Wrigley Field, located on the city's North Side. The Cubs are one of two major league teams in Chicago; the other, the Chicago
Chicago
White Sox, is a member of the American League
American League
(AL) Central division. The Cubs, first known as the White Stockings, was a founding member of the NL in 1876, becoming the Chicago
Chicago
Cubs in 1903.[2] The Cubs have appeared in a total of eleven World Series
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2008 In Literature
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 2008.Contents1 Events 2 New books2.1 Fiction 2.2 Genre fiction 2.3 Children and young people 2.4 Drama 2.5 Poetry 2.6 Non-fiction3 Deaths 4 Awards and honors4.1 Australia 4.2 Canada 4.3 United Kingdom 4.4 United States5 References 6 See alsoEvents[edit] January 1 – In the UK's 2008 New Year Honours List, Hanif Kureishi (CBE), Jenny Uglow
Jenny Uglow
(OBE), Peter Vansittart (OBE) and Debjani Chatterjee (MBE) are all rewarded for "services to literature." May 7–11 – First Palestine Festival of Literature. June 15 – Gore Vidal, asked in a New York Times interview how he felt about the death of his great rival William F
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2008 In Music
This topic covers notable events and articles related to 2008 in music.Contents1 Specific locations 2 Specific genres 3 Events3.1 January 3.2 February 3.3 March 3.4 April 3.5 May 3.6 June 3.7 July 3.8 August 3.9 September 3.10 October 3.11 November 3.12 December4 Bands formed 5 Bands reformed 6 Returning performers 7 Bands disbanded 8 Bands on hiatus 9 Albums released 10 Hit records10.1 United States 10.2 United Kingdom 10.3 Australia 10.4 Other international hits11 Classical music11.1 Instrumental music 11.2 Opera 11.3 Other12 Musical films 13 Deaths13.1 January 13.2 February 13.3 March 13.4 April 13.5 May 13.6 June 13.7 July 13.8 August 13.9 September 13.10 October 13.11 November 13.12 December14 See also 15 ReferencesSpecific locations[edit]2008 in British music 2008 in Canadian music 2008 in European music (Continental Europe) 2008 in Irish music 2008 in Japanese music 2008 in New Zealand music 2008
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2008 In Philosophy
2008 in philosophyContents1 Events 2 Publications 3 Deaths 4 ReferencesEvents[edit]Charles Taylor was awarded the Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy
Kyoto Prize in Arts and Philosophy
for the "construction of a social philosophy to pursue the coexistence of diverse cultures".[1] Thomas Nagel
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2008 In Science
The year 2008 involved numerous significant scientific events and discoveries, some of which are listed below.Contents1 Events, discoveries and inventions1.1 January 1.2 February 1.3 March 1.4 April 1.5 June 1.6 August 1.7 September 1.8 October 1.9 November2 Prizes2.1 Abel Prize 2.2 Nobel Prize3 Deaths 4 See also 5 ReferencesEvents, discoveries and inventions[edit] January[edit]2 January – Researchers report that just four months of hormonal therapy before and with standard external beam radiation therapy can slow cancer growth by as much as eight years – especially the development of bone metastases – and increase survival rates in older men with potentially aggressive prostate cancer
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American League
The American League
American League
of Professional Baseball
Baseball
Clubs, or simply the American League
American League
(AL), is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball
Baseball
(MLB) in the United States and Canada. It developed from the Western League, a minor league based in the Great Lakes states, which eventually aspired to major league status
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Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim
The Los Angeles Angels
Los Angeles Angels
are an American professional baseball franchise based in Anaheim, California. The Angels compete in Major League Baseball
Baseball
(MLB) as a member club of the American League
American League
(AL) West division. The Angels have played home games at Angel Stadium
Angel Stadium
since 1966. The current Major League franchise was established as an expansion team in 1961 by Gene Autry, the team's first owner. The "Angels" name was taken by Autry in tribute to the original Los Angeles Angels, a Minor League franchise in the Pacific Coast League (PCL), which played in South Central Los Angeles from 1903 to 1957. He bought the rights to the Angels name from Walter O'Malley, the then- Los Angeles Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers
owner, who acquired the PCL franchise from Philip K
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Boston Red Sox
The Boston
Boston
Red Sox are an American professional baseball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Red Sox compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the American League
American League
(AL) East division. The Red Sox have won eight World Series
World Series
championships and have played in twelve. Founded in 1901 as one of the American League's eight charter franchises, the Red Sox' home ballpark has been Fenway Park
Fenway Park
since 1912. The "Red Sox" name was chosen by the team owner, John I
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National League
The National League
National League
of Professional Baseball
Baseball
Clubs, known simply as the National League
National League
(NL), is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball
Baseball
(MLB) in the United States and Canada, and the world's oldest current professional team sports league. Founded on February 2, 1876, to replace the National Association of Professional Base Ball Players, it is sometimes called the Senior Circuit, in contrast to MLB's other league, the American League, which was founded 25 years later. Both leagues currently have 15 teams. The two league champions of 1903 arranged to compete against each other in the inaugural World Series. After the 1904 champions failed to reach a similar agreement, the two leagues formalized the World Series
World Series
as an arrangement between the leagues
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Philadelphia Phillies
The Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Phillies are an American professional baseball team based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They are the oldest continuous, one-name, one-city franchise in all of professional American sports, dating back to 1883.[7] The Phillies compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League
National League
(NL) East division. Since 2004, the team's home has been Citizens Bank Park, located in South Philadelphia. The Phillies have won two World Series
World Series
championships (against the Kansas City Royals
Kansas City Royals
in 1980 and the Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa Bay Rays
in 2008) and seven National League
National League
pennants, the first of which came in 1915. The franchise has also experienced long periods of struggle
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Los Angeles Dodgers
The Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Dodgers are an American professional baseball team based in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers compete in Major League Baseball
Baseball
(MLB) as a member club of the National League
National League
(NL) West division. Established in 1883 in Brooklyn, New York,[1][2] the team moved to Los Angeles
Los Angeles
before the 1958 season.[3] They played for four seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
before moving to their current home of Dodger Stadium
Dodger Stadium
in 1962. The Dodgers as a franchise have won six World Series
World Series
titles and 22 National League
National League
pennants
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2008 Nippon Professional Baseball Season
A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns their living from a specified professional activity. The term also describes the standards of education and training that prepare members of the profession with the particular knowledge and skills necessary to perform their specific role within that profession
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Milwaukee Brewers
The Milwaukee
Milwaukee
Brewers are an American professional baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Brewers compete in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a member club of the National League
National League
(NL) Central division. The team is named for the city's association with the brewing industry.[2] Since 2001, the Brewers have played their home games at Miller Park, which has a seating capacity of 41,900. The team was founded in 1969 as the Seattle
Seattle
Pilots, an expansion team of the American League
American League
(AL), in Seattle, Washington. The Pilots played their home games at Sick's Stadium. After only one season, the team relocated to Milwaukee, becoming known as the Brewers and playing their home games at Milwaukee
Milwaukee
County Stadium. In 1998, the Brewers joined the National League
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2008 World Series
National:ESPN (English) ESPN Deportes Radio
ESPN Deportes Radio
(Spanish)Philadelphia: WPHT
WPHT
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