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Upcoming events on the Red Sox and baseball calendar

Taking a quick look ahead at some dates of note on the Red Sox and MLB calendar this offseason and into the 2010 season. We’ll keep this list updated with confirmed dates and award results when they become available.

October 2009

  • Oct. 15 — NLCS begins, Dodgers vs. Phillies, 8:07 p.m.
  • Oct. 16 — ALCS begins, Yankees vs. Angels, 7:57 p.m.
  • Oct. 28 — World Series begins, city of American League champion

    November 2009

  • Nov. 1 — Hank Aaron Award winners announced: Derek Jeter, Yankees; Albert Pujols, Cardinals
  • Nov. 5-19 —Free agent filing period: first 15 days after World Series ends
  • Nov. 9-11 — General managers meetings, Chicago
  • Nov. 10 — AL Gold Glove Award winners announced: 1B, Mark Teixeira; 2B Placido Polanco, Tigers; 3B Evan Longoria, Rays; SS Derek Jeter, Yankees; OF Adam Jones, Orioles; OF Torii Hunter, Angles; OF Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners; C Joe Mauer, Twins; P Mark Buehrle, White Sox
  • Nov. 11 — NL Gold Glove Award winners announced: 1B Adrian Gonzalez, Padres; 2B Orlando Hudson, Dodgers; 3B Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals; SS Jimmy Rollins, Phillies; OF Matt Kemp, Dodgers; OF Michael Bourn, Astros; OF Shane Victorino, Phillies; C Yadier Molina, Cardinals; P Adam Wainwright, Cardinals
  • Nov. 12 — AL and NL Silver Slugger award winners announced: 1B Mark Teixeira, New York, 2B Aaron Hill, Toronto, 3B Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay, SS Derek Jeter, New York, OF Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle, OF Jason Bay, Boston, OF Torii Hunter, Los Angeles, C Joe Mauer, Minnesota, DH Adam Lind, Toronto
  • Nov. 16 — AL and NL Rookie of the Year award winners announced: AL Reliever, Andrew Bailey, Athletics; NL OF Chris Coghlan, Marlins
  • Nov. 17 — AL Cy Young award winner announced: SP Zack Greinke, Royals
  • Nov. 18 — AL and NL Manager of the Year award winners announced: AL Mike Scioscia, Angels; NL Jim Tracy, Rockies
  • Nov. 18-19 — Owners meetings, Chicago
  • Nov. 19 — NL Cy Young award winner announced: SP Tim Lincecum, Giants
  • Nov. 20 — The first day teams can sign any free agent
  • Nov. 20 — Day to file reserve lists for all minor league levels and major leagues
  • Nov. 23-Dec. 4 — AL Most Valuable Player award winner announced: C Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
  • Nov. 24 — NL Most Valuable Player award winner announced: 1B Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
  • Nov. 30 — Players Association executive board meeting, Scottsdale, Ariz.

    December 2009

  • Dec. 1 — Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became ranked free agents in order to be eligible for compensation
  • Dec. 5 — Red Sox spring training games at City of Palms Park go on sale
  • Dec. 7-10 — Baseball winter meetings, Indianapolis
  • Dec. 7 — Last day for free agents to accept an arbitration offer from former team
  • Dec. 7 — Hall of Fame Veterans Committee voting announced, Indianapolis: Manager Whitey Herzog and umpire Doug Harvey
  • Dec. 10 — Major League Rule 5 Draft — Winter Meetings, Indianapolis
  • Dec. 12 — Tender deadline: Last day for teams to offer 2010 contracts to unsigned players
  • Dec. 12 — Christmas at Fenway ticket event; select tickets and “Sox Pax” on sale

    January 2010

  • Jan 5-15 — Salary arbitration filing period
  • Jan. 6 — Hall of Fame BBWAA voting announced
  • Jan. 9 — The fifth annual Hot Stove Cool Music roundtable at Fenway Park’s State Street Pavilion: Theo Epstein, Peter Gammons, Terry Francona, Rays first baseman Carlos Pena, Mets General Manager Omar Minaya, and Reds Pitcher Bronson Arroyo
  • Jan. 9 — Hot Stove Cool Music concert at House of Blues in Boston: State Radio, Tinted Windows, The Low Anthem, Theo Epstein; the Hot Stove All-Stars featuring Peter Gammons, Buffalo Tom’s Bill Janovitz and Cincinnati Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo; Dropkick Murphys’ Ken Case, Letters To Cleo’s Kay Hanley, and special guest Emcee actor/comedian Mike O’Malley.
  • Jan. 13-14 — Owners meetings, Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Jan. 14 — Boston Baseball Writers’ 71st Awards Dinner: Jonathan Papelbon, Red Sox Fireman of the Year; Daniel Bard, Red Sox rookie of the year; Nick Green, Jackie Jensen Award; Colorado Rockies’ Jim Tracy, Manager of the Year; Minnesota Twins Joe Mauer, Ted Williams Award
  • Jan. 19 — Exchange of salary arbitration figures
  • Jan. 30 — Tickets for the bulk of 2010 Red Sox home games go on sale

    February 2010

  • Feb. 1-21 — Salary arbitration hearings period, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Feb. 12 — Truck Day: Red Sox equipment truck will leave Fenway Park for arrival in Fort Myers, Fla.
  • Feb. 18 — Spring training: Reporting day for Red Sox pitchers and catchers; MLB voluntary reporting date for pitchers, catchers and injured players
  • Feb. 20 — Spring training: First workout for Red Sox pitchers and catchers
  • Feb. 22 — Spring training: Reporting day for Red Sox positional players
  • Feb. 23 — Spring training: MLB voluntary reporting date for other players
  • Feb. 24 — Spring training: First Red Sox full-squad workout

    March 2010

  • March 2 — Spring training: Mandatory reporting date for players
  • March 2-11 — Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players
  • March 3 — First Red Sox spring training game vs. Northeastern
  • March 17 — Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days
  • March 31 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2010 salary

    April 2010

  • April 3 — Last Red Sox spring training game vs. Nationals (Nationals Park)
  • April 4 — MLB Opening Night: Red Sox vs. Yankees at Fenway Park; active rosters reduced to 25 players
  • April 12 — Target Field opening: Twins vs. Red Sox

    May 2010

  • May 21 — Interleague play begins: Red Sox at Phillies

    June 2010

  • June 7-9 — First-Year Player draft, Secaucus, N.J.
  • June 18-20 — Dodgers visit Red Sox: Manny Ramirez return?

    July 2010

  • July 13 — 81st MLB All-Star game, Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.
  • July 25 — Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.
  • July 31 — Trade deadline: Last day to trade a player without securing waivers

    August 2010

  • Aug. 15 — Last day to sign selections from 2010 amateur draft who have not exhausted college eligibility

    September 2010

  • Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players

    October 2010

  • Oct. 3 — Last game of regular season: Red Sox vs. Yankees at Fenway Park

    November 2010

  • Free agent filing period: first 15 days after World Series ends

    December 2010

  • Dec. 4-7 — Baseball winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
  • Dec. 12 — Last day for teams to offer 2011 contracts to unsigned players
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