Using the 2008 Chicago Cubs as an example, they played their first regular season game on March 31 and are scheduled to play their final regular season game on September 28. That is a span of 182 days.
Yes. In the early days of baseball this was a common thing to have hapen. There was even a pitcher that pitched a double header and won both by shutout. His name was Ed Reulbach.
That would depend on whether the pitcher is a starter or reliever. A starting pitcher generally pitches 1 game every 5 days because they pitch a lot of innings each game. Over an MLB season this would mean the #1 starter on a team, over the course of a season where they did not miss a start, would pitch 33-35 games per season. The #1 might get an extra start or two in a season in situations where the team had a day off and the manager decided to go with the #1 starter in a game as opposed to the #5 starter since the #1 had his required number of days of rest. Two of the best starting pitchers in MLB in 2010, Roy Halladay and C.C. Sabathia, pitched in 33 and 34 games, respectively. A relief pitcher, especially a closer or pitcher that is brought to pitch to only one batter, could pitch in many more games than a starting pitcher because they don't pitch as many innings as a starting pitcher. Two of the best closers in MLB in 2010, Brian Wilson and Rafael Soriano, pitched in 70 and 64 games, respectively. Generally, they pitched only one inning per game. Two of the best situation pitchers in MLB in 2010, Pedro Feliciano and Randy Choate, pitched in 92 and 85 games, respectively. Feliciano pitched in 62 2/3 innings and Choate pitched in 44 2/3 innings. In many games these guys, both left handers, were brought in to face only one or two hitters who were left handed.
Sept 6, 2008 O's @ A's that was not scheduled double header, was a make up game cause of rain out, and there have been many more doubleheaders since? including today (june 8,2009 tigers/whitesox) the question is when was the last "scheduled" doubleheader (beginning of season) and i have been looking into, but cant find exact year they stopped doing them? going by memory i belive selig and mlb stop scheduling them in the mid 90`s?? (remember ernie banks being saddened and outspoken on the matter)) doubleheaders were fans could attend both games! (good old days) fans have to pay twice to attend these makeup doulbeheaders and take 2 to 3 hours between games so they can clear out fans and clean up
Single digit numbers are very common in baseball. 3, 5, and 7 are typically taken on most professional baseball teams. However, there are no common boaseball numbers and no specific numbers for position players today. In the early days of baseball the players simply wore the number of their position, i.e. shortstop - 6, pitcher - 1, 1st base - 3, etc. Hence the terms 6-4-3 double play and so on.
Nothing...Cards aren't worth dog poo on my shoe these days...Whether it be baseball, basketball, football, hockey, tenns, fencing, lacrosse, etc... SORRY
Baseball teams play 162 games in 181 to 183 days.
There are no set number of days but each team plays 162 games
The 2010 playoffs will begin within a couple of days after the regular season ends on October 3.
Spring training for MLB begins in the middle of February and the regular season ends in the beginning of October so time off comes during the fall and winter months. Some players will play winter ball during the off time and some players won't. All players will keep a training regiment to stay in shape during the off season. During the season, the contract the players have with management states they can play as many as twenty days in a row without a day off. The regular season lasts around 6 months, 180 days, and the regular season is 162 games long. So one can guess that an MLB player gets about 3 days off per month during the regular season.
There are only 68 major league umpires, so they work pretty consistently. The work 31 weeks with spring training and the regular season. They get four weeks off during that season, and approx two days a month, and they are working all the others. The average umpire in the pros, during spring training and the regular season, can do as many as 180 games without brinking an eye!!
My guess would be in the Playoffs the players need their rest, so they can peform their best when they play.
The NBA regular season is 82 games per team. It usually starts on the last few days of October or very beginning of November. It ends in the middle of April. Then the NBA playoffs starts soon after. The playoffs last until beginning of June.
Baseball games are played on every day of the week. Everyday is a good day for baseball.
"The Detroit Red Wings play several games a week. The regular season runs from October to April. When they are playing at home, you can get tickets for any night of the week."
There are about 2 off days every 2-3 weeks as a team, but as a pro player you might sit out maybe 6-12 games a season barring injury.
They begin the regular season on 9/05/2012 against the Cowboys.