2007 Major League Baseball season
Infobox sports season
title =2007 MLB season
Major League Baseball
April 1, 2007– October 28, 2007
season =Regular season
MVP_link =Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award
playoffs_link =2007 Major League Baseball season#Postseason
conf1_link =American League
Boston Red Sox
conf2_link =National League
finals =World Series
finals_link =2007 World Series
Boston Red Sox
finals_MVP_link =World Series MVP Award
Major League Baseballseason was the 107th since the initial co-existence of the American and National Leagues. It began on April 1with a rematch of the 2006 National League Championship Series; the St. Louis Cardinalsand New York Metsplayed the first game of the season at Busch Stadiumin St. Louis, Missouri, which was won by the Mets, 6-1. The regular season concluded with seven teams entering the postseason who had failed to reach the 2006 playoffs, with only the New York Yankeesreturning; a dramatic one-game playoff between the Colorado Rockiesand San Diego Padres; and the largest September collapse for a leading team in baseball history, with the Mets squandering a 7-game lead with 17 to play, losing on the final day of the regular season, and the Philadelphia Philliescapturing the National League East for the first time since 1993. The season ended on October 28, with the Boston Red Soxsweeping the 2007 World Seriesover the Rockies, four games to none.
A special exhibition game known as the "
Civil Rights Game" was played on March 31in AutoZone Parkin Memphis, Tennesseebetween the Cardinals and the Cleveland Indiansto celebrate the history of civil rights in the United States. The 2007 season commemorates the 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson's entry into the game, breaking the color barrier.
Regular season standings
2007 in baseball
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