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

 League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
         
East Baltimore 3 
West Minnesota 0 
  ALBaltimore1
 NLNY Mets4
East NY Mets 3
West Atlanta 0 

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

Events

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April–June

July

August

September

October–December

Births

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February

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July

August

September

October

November

December

Deaths

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May–August

September–December

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Albert John Weis is a former Major League Baseball player. A light-hitting infielder with only seven career home runs, he is best remembered for a dramatic home run hit in game five of the 1969 World Series. He was a switch hitter until the end of the 1968 season, after which he batted exclusively right-handed.

The 1989 Major League Baseball season saw the Oakland Athletics win their first World Series title since 1974.

The 1979 Major League Baseball season. None of the post-season teams of 1977 or 1978 returned to this year's postseason. In a re-match of the 1971 World Series, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles in seven games in the 1979 World Series.

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.

The 1963 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 8 to October 6, 1963. The American League and National League both featured ten teams, with each team playing a 162-game schedule.

In the 1965 Major League Baseball season which was contested from April 12 to October 14, 1965, the Houston Colt .45s became the Astros, as they moved from Colt Stadium to the new Astrodome, becoming the first team to play their home games indoors, rather than outdoors. It was also the final season for the Braves in Milwaukee, before relocating to Atlanta for the 1966 season. The Los Angeles Angels officially changed their name to California Angels on September 2, 1965 with only 28 games left in the season in advance of their pending 1966 move to a new stadium in Anaheim.

The 1960 Major League Baseball season was played from April 12 to October 13, 1960. It was the final season contested by 16 clubs and the final season that a 154-game schedule was played in both the American League and the National League. The AL began using the 162-game schedule the following season, with the NL following suit in 1962.

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