Video: The 2011 MLB Season In Review

Already missing baseball? Us too! To help you detox from a season to remember and a playoffs we’ll never forget here are a few of the highlights from the 2011 season.

May

Francisco Liriano throws a no-hitter:

Brandon Guyer hits a home run in his first career at-bat:

Justin Verlander no-hits the Blue Jays:

June

A.J. Burnett strikes out four batters in one inning:

July

Ervin Santana pitches a no-hitter:

Derek Jeter reaches 3,000 hits:

Robinson Cano wins the All-Star Home Run Derby

Prince Fielder hits a 3-run home run to lead the NL over the AL 5-1 in the All-Star Game:

August

Justin Masterson strikes out four batters in a single inning:

Dan Uggla’s extends his hit streak to 33 games, where it ends the next night:

September

George Kottaras hits for the cycle:

Pablo Sandoval hits two home runs in one inning:

Sandoval hits for the cycle

Mariano Rivera sets the all-time saves record:

Tommy Milone, a pitcher, hits a home run in his first career at-bat:

The Last Day of the Regular Season

and…

The Divisional Round

Carpenter outduels Halladay as St. Louis upsets the Phillies in 5 games to advance:

Nyjer Morgan hits a Game 5 extra-innings walk-off single as the Brewers beat the Diamondbacks:

After guaranteeing a series win, closer Jose Valverde strikes out A-Rod to send the Tigers to the ALCS:

The Rangers close out the Rays in four games:

Pennants

Nelson Cruz set a postseason record with 6 home runs in a series as the Rangers beat the Tigers in six games:

David Freese’s postseason hitting streak extended to 10 games as the Cardinals topped the Brewers in six.

World Series, Game Six

With the Cardinals down to their final strike on two separate occasions, the Rangers fail to seal the deal.

and…

The End

Pitchers and catchers report in less than four months…

Filed Under: Derek Jeter, Justin Verlander, MLB, St. Louis Cardinals, Tampa Bay Rays

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Shane Ryan is a contributing writer for Grantland. His book about the young stars of the PGA Tour will be published by Random House in early 2015.

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