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The Regular Season Finale of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly for the 2014 MLB season Week 26, thanks to ESPN & the AP for their help in this article.
The Good: Kansas City Royals will host the AL Wild card Game on Tuesday vs. the Athletics: The Kansas City Royals beat the White Sox 3-1 on Friday, to clinch the team’s first postseason appearance since winning the World Series in 1985.
Longest MLB Playoff Droughts
Kansas City ended the longest active playoff drought in any of the major North American leagues. The Blue Jays now have the longest current streak of playoff absences, going 21 straight seasons, counting 2014.
The Bad (in a Good Way)– Derek Jeter’s MLB Career comes to a end: After hearing Fenway Park filled with chants of his name and picking up an RBI infield single in his final career at-bat, Derek Jeter removed his No. 2 Yankee uniform for the final time without any regrets. Jeter, 40, removed himself following his third inning RBI chopped single to third in the Yankees’ 9-5 victory over the Red Sox. It was the 3,465th hit of his career, which is the sixth-most in baseball history. He finished his career with a batting average of .310. Also with 1,923 Runs, 260 Home Runs & 1082 Walks. He was a part of five Yankee championship teams.
The Ugly: Colorado Rockies Pitching in 2014: The Rockies end the 2014 MLB Season at 66-96, the main reason why was they ranked dead last in pitching in Baseball, with an ERA of 4.81 per game, the Rockies were pretty bad. The Rockies only collected 24 Saves all season. The Rockies pitching give up over 800 runs(808), 530 walks & finally .275 opponents batting average(ranks 29th, only behind the Twins), the Rockies pitching was just plain ugly in 2014 MLB Season.