As 2012 itself draws to a close, it is time to look back at some of the great and amazing moments this year in Major League Baseball.
In a season that ended with the San Francisco Giants winning their second World Series in three years, we also saw baseball’s first Triple Crown winner since 1967.
With Mariano Rivera lost to an ACL tear early in the season in Kansas City, we saw the Yankees play their first postseason game without Rivera, Derek Jeter or Jorge Posada on the active roster since Game 6 of the 1981 World Series.
The Boston Red Sox continued their epic collapse of September of 2011, while the Oakland Athletics defied all expectations and won the American League West.
It was a great season for fans of the game, and here are a few of the most memorable moments of the year in chronological order.
*All box scores are courtesy of Baseball Reference and Retrosheet.