Ultimate 2006 MLB Calendar

Updated: April 3, 2006, 11:39 AM ET
By Alan Schwarz | Special to ESPN.com



September


16
Chicago CubsAll-Century Team
Faced with the growing reality that they won't win a World Series yet again, the Cubs celebrate the 100th anniversary of their incredible, 116-win 1906 club that on this date stood a ridiculous 104-32. (Take heart, Cubs fans -- that team didn't win the Series, either.)

26
15 Straight?
In a crucial series that determines the outcome of the NL East, the Mets travel to Atlanta for three games. Alfonso Soriano boots a key grounder to lose the second game for New York.

30
Trevor HoffmanDrop Off The Key, Lee
Padres closer Trevor Hoffman earns his 43rd save of the season, giving him 479 to break Lee Smith's career record. Several people care.

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.