Ultimate 2006 MLB Calendar

Updated: April 3, 2006, 11:41 AM ET
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com



October


01
Bye-Bye, Barry
Barry Bonds plays the final game of his career, against the Dodgers. More than 40,000 fans pack recently renamed $4.99 Phone Card Park to watch Bonds walk five times.

02
Good Morning, Honey
On the day after the regular season ends, millions of fantasy baseball players reacquaint themselves with their families and begin box-score detox.

08
Perfect It Ain't
The Yankees celebrate the 50th anniversary of Don Larsen's perfect game by ... losing Game 5 of the ALDS to Cleveland.

21
World Series
In nonstop effort to promote the relevance of the All-Star Game, MLB holds its 102nd Fall Classic. (Yawn.) Japan lodges an official complaint over use of the term "World Series."

Alan Schwarz is the senior writer for Baseball America. His book, "The Numbers Game: Baseball's Lifelong Fascination With Statistics," can be ordered on his website, www.alanschwarz.com.