1992 Major League Baseball season

The 1992 Major League Baseball season saw the Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Atlanta Braves in the World Series, the becoming the first team outside the United States to win the World Series.

Also a resurgence in pitching dominance occur during this season. On average, one out of every seven games pitched that season was a shutout; in 2,106 MLB regular-season games, 298 shutouts were pitched (up from 272 in 2,104 regular-season games in 1991).[1][2] Two teams pitched at least 20 shutouts each; the Atlanta Braves led the Majors with 24 and the Pittsburgh Pirates finished second with 20. In the National League, no team hit more than 138 home runs and no team scored 700 runs. The San Francisco Giants were shut out 18 times, the most in the Majors.[3][4] The effect was similar in the American League. In 1991, two AL teams had scored at least 800 runs and three had collected 1,500 hits.[5] In 1992, no team scored 800 runs and only one reached 1,500 hits.[6] The California Angels were shut out 15 times, the most in the AL.[7]

1992 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 6 – October 24, 1992
Draft
Top draft pickPhil Nevin
Picked byHouston Astros
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Dennis Eckersley (OAK)
NL: Barry Bonds (PIT)
League Postseason
AL championsToronto Blue Jays
  AL runners-upOakland Athletics
NL championsAtlanta Braves
  NL runners-upPittsburgh Pirates
World Series
ChampionsToronto Blue Jays
  Runners-upAtlanta Braves
Finals MVPPat Borders (TOR)
Arlington Stadium 1992 - 2
The Texas Rangers playing host to the Detroit Tigers at Arlington Stadium during a 1992 regular season game.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG Edgar Martínez SEA .343 Gary Sheffield SD .330
HR Juan González TEX 43 Fred McGriff SD 35
RBI Cecil Fielder DET 124 Darren Daulton PHI 109
Wins Kevin Brown TEX
Jack Morris TOR
21 Tom Glavine ATL
Greg Maddux CHC
20
ERA Roger Clemens BOS 2.41 Bill Swift SF 2.08
SO Randy Johnson SEA 241 John Smoltz ATL 215
SV Dennis Eckersley OAK 51 Lee Smith STL 43
SB Kenny Lofton CLE 66 Marquis Grissom MTL 78

Major league baseball final standings

American League

AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Toronto Blue Jays 96 66 0.593 53–28 43–38
Milwaukee Brewers 92 70 0.568 4 53–28 39–42
Baltimore Orioles 89 73 0.549 7 43–38 46–35
Cleveland Indians 76 86 0.469 20 41–40 35–46
New York Yankees 76 86 0.469 20 41–40 35–46
Detroit Tigers 75 87 0.463 21 38–42 37–45
Boston Red Sox 73 89 0.451 23 44–37 29–52
AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 96 66 0.593 51–30 45–36
Minnesota Twins 90 72 0.556 6 48–33 42–39
Chicago White Sox 86 76 0.531 10 50–32 36–44
Texas Rangers 77 85 0.475 19 36–45 41–40
California Angels 72 90 0.444 24 41–40 31–50
Kansas City Royals 72 90 0.444 24 44–37 28–53
Seattle Mariners 64 98 0.395 32 38–43 26–55

National League

NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 0.593 53–28 43–38
Montreal Expos 87 75 0.537 9 43–38 44–37
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 13 45–36 38–43
Chicago Cubs 78 84 0.481 18 43–38 35–46
New York Mets 72 90 0.444 24 41–40 31–50
Philadelphia Phillies 70 92 0.432 26 41–40 29–52
NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 98 64 0.605 51–30 47–34
Cincinnati Reds 90 72 0.556 8 53–28 37–44
San Diego Padres 82 80 0.506 16 45–36 37–44
Houston Astros 81 81 0.500 17 47–34 34–47
San Francisco Giants 72 90 0.444 26 42–39 30–51
Los Angeles Dodgers 63 99 0.389 35 37–44 26–55

Postseason

  League Championship Series
CBS
World Series
CBS
                 
East Toronto 4  
West Oakland 2  
    AL Toronto 4
  NL Atlanta 2
East Pittsburgh 3
West Atlanta 4  

Managers

American League

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles± Johnny Oates
Boston Red Sox Butch Hobson
California Angels Buck Rodgers after a May bus accident John Wathan was acting manager for the remainder of the season
Chicago White Sox Gene Lamont
Cleveland Indians Mike Hargrove
Detroit Tigers Sparky Anderson
Kansas City Royals Hal McRae
Milwaukee Brewers Phil Garner
Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly
New York Yankees Buck Showalter
Oakland Athletics Tony La Russa
Seattle Mariners Bill Plummer
Texas Rangers Bobby Valentine was replaced during the season by Toby Harrah
Toronto Blue Jays Cito Gaston Won the World Series

National League

Team Manager Comments
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox Won the National League pennant
Chicago Cubs Jim Lefebvre
Cincinnati Reds Lou Piniella
Houston Astros Art Howe
Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda
Montreal Expos Tom Runnells was replaced during the season by Felipe Alou
New York Mets Jeff Torborg
Philadelphia Phillies Jim Fregosi
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Leyland
St. Louis Cardinals Joe Torre
San Diego Padres± Jim Riggleman
San Francisco Giants Roger Craig

Events

January–June

July–December

Movies

External links

References

  1. ^ "1992 Major League Baseball Standard Pitching". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "1991 Major League Baseball Standard Pitching". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "1992 National League Standard Pitching". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "1992 San Francisco Giants". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  5. ^ "1991 American League Standard Batting". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  6. ^ "1992 American League Standard Batting". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  7. ^ "1992 California Angels". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  8. ^ "Today In All Teams History – September 26". nationalpastime.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015.

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