1969 in baseball

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The following are the baseball events of the year 1969 throughout the world.

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List of years in baseball

Expansion

Four expansion teams joined Major League Baseball for this season: the San Diego Padres, the Kansas City Royals, the Seattle Pilots, and the first MLB team in Canada, the Montreal Expos. To accommodate the additional teams, the two leagues were split into two divisions of East and West. For the first time, extra post-season playoff series were added prior to the World Series, at this juncture best-of-five series between the East and West division leaders in each league.

Champions

Major League Baseball

The most notable part of the 1969 season were the Miracle Mets

Other champions

Awards and honors

MLB statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG Rod Carew MIN.332 Pete Rose CIN.348
HR Harmon Killebrew MIN49 Willie McCovey SF45
RBI Harmon Killebrew MIN140 Willie McCovey SF126
Wins Denny McLain DET24 Tom Seaver NYM25
ERA Dick Bosman WSH2.19 Juan Marichal SF2.10
Ks Sam McDowell CLE279 Ferguson Jenkins CHC273

The save is introduced as an official statistic this year. Ron Perranoski leads the majors with 31. [1]

Major league baseball final standings

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Albert John Weis is an American former professional baseball player. He played in Major League Baseball as an infielder from 1962 to 1971 for the Chicago White Sox and the New York Mets. A light-hitting batter with only seven career home runs, he is notable for hitting a dramatic home run in Game 5 of the 1969 World Series. He was a switch hitter until the end of the 1968 season, after which he batted exclusively right-handed.

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The 1970 Major League Baseball season. The Seattle Pilots relocated to Milwaukee and became the Brewers, thus returning Major League Baseball to Wisconsin for the first time since the relocation of the Milwaukee Braves to Atlanta following the 1965 season.

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