|1970 MLB season|
|League||Major League Baseball|
|Duration||April 6 – October 15, 1970|
|Number of games||162|
|Number of teams||24|
|Top draft pick||Mike Ivie|
|Picked by||San Diego Padres|
|Season MVP|| AL: Boog Powell (BAL)|
NL: Johnny Bench (CIN)
|AL champions||Baltimore Orioles|
|AL runners-up||Minnesota Twins|
|NL champions||Cincinnati Reds|
|NL runners-up||Pittsburgh Pirates|
|World Series MVP||Brooks Robinson (BAL)|
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.
|League Championship Series|
|Statistic||American League||National League|
|AVG||Alex Johnson CAL||.329||Rico Carty ATL||.366|
|HR||Frank Howard WSH||44||Johnny Bench CIN||45|
|RBI||Frank Howard WSH||126||Johnny Bench CIN||148|
|Wins|| Mike Cuellar BAL|
Dave McNally BAL
Jim Perry MIN
|24|| Bob Gibson STL|
Gaylord Perry SF
|ERA||Diego Seguí OAK||2.56||Tom Seaver NYM||2.82|
|SO||Sam McDowell CLE||304||Tom Seaver NYM||283|
|SV||Ron Perranoski MIN||34||Wayne Granger CIN||35|
|SB||Bert Campaneris OAK||42||Bobby Tolan CIN||57|
|Team Name||Wins||%±||Home attendance||%±||Per Game|
|New York Mets||83||-17.0%||2,697,479||24.0%||32,896|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||87||2.4%||1,697,142||-4.9%||20,952|
|St. Louis Cardinals||76||-12.6%||1,629,736||-3.2%||20,120|
|Boston Red Sox||87||0.0%||1,595,278||-13.0%||19,695|
|New York Yankees||93||16.3%||1,136,879||6.4%||14,036|
|San Francisco Giants||86||-4.4%||740,720||-15.2%||9,145|
|Kansas City Royals||65||-5.8%||693,047||-23.2%||8,773|
|San Diego Padres||63||21.2%||643,679||25.5%||7,947|
|Chicago White Sox||56||-17.6%||495,355||-16.0%||5,897|
1970 in baseball
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