1989 Major League Baseball season

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1989 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
DurationApril 3 – October 28, 1989
Number of games162
Number of teams26
Draft
Top draft pick Ben McDonald
Picked by Baltimore Orioles
Regular season
Season MVP NL: Kevin Mitchell (SF)
AL: Robin Yount (MIL)
League postseason
AL champions Oakland Athletics
  AL runners-up Toronto Blue Jays
NL champions San Francisco Giants
  NL runners-up Chicago Cubs
World Series
Champions Oakland Athletics
  Runners-up San Francisco Giants
World Series MVP Dave Stewart (OAK)
MLB seasons

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

Contents

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG Kirby Puckett MIN.339 Tony Gwynn SD.336
HR Fred McGriff TOR36 Kevin Mitchell SF47
RBI Rubén Sierra TEX119 Kevin Mitchell SF125
Wins Bret Saberhagen KC23 Mike Scott HOU20
ERA Bret Saberhagen KC2.16 Scott Garrelts SF2.28
SO Nolan Ryan TEX301 José DeLeón STL201
SV Jeff Russell TEX38 Mark Davis SD44
SB Rickey Henderson NYY/OAK77 Vince Coleman STL65

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

 League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
         
East Toronto 1 
West Oakland 4 
  ALOakland4
 NLSan Francisco0
East Chi Cubs 1
West San Francisco 4 

Managers

American League

TeamManagerNotes
Baltimore Orioles Frank Robinson
Boston Red Sox Joe Morgan (manager)
California Angels Doug Rader
Chicago White Sox Jeff Torborg
Cleveland Indians Doc Edwards, John Hart
Detroit Tigers Sparky Anderson
Kansas City Royals John Wathan
Milwaukee Brewers Tom Trebelhorn
Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly
New York Yankees Dallas Green, Bucky Dent
Oakland Athletics Tony La Russa Won World Series
Seattle Mariners Jim Lefebvre
Texas Rangers Bobby Valentine
Toronto Blue Jays Jimy Williams, Cito Gaston

National League

TeamManagerNotes
Atlanta Braves Russ Nixon
Chicago Cubs Don Zimmer
Cincinnati Reds Pete Rose, Tommy Helms
Houston Astros Art Howe
Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda
Montreal Expos Buck Rodgers
New York Mets Davey Johnson
Philadelphia Phillies Nick Leyva
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Leyland
St. Louis Cardinals Whitey Herzog
San Diego Padres Jack McKeon
San Francisco Giants Roger Craig Won National League Pennant

Home Field Attendance & Payroll

Team NameWinsHome attendancePer GameEst. Payroll
Toronto Blue Jays [1] 892.3%3,375,88330.1%41,678$16,586,66615.1%
St. Louis Cardinals [2] 8613.2%3,080,9806.5%37,120$16,078,83321.9%
Los Angeles Dodgers [3] 77-18.1%2,944,653-1.2%36,354$21,071,56222.9%
New York Mets [4] 87-13.0%2,918,710-4.5%36,033$19,885,07129.1%
Oakland Athletics [5] 99-4.8%2,667,22516.6%32,929$16,314,26553.1%
California Angels [6] 9121.3%2,647,29113.1%32,683$15,097,83323.2%
Baltimore Orioles [7] 8761.1%2,535,20852.7%31,299$10,916,401-24.1%
Boston Red Sox [8] 83-6.7%2,510,0121.8%30,988$18,556,74826.3%
Chicago Cubs [9] 9320.8%2,491,94219.3%30,765$11,918,000-14.6%
Kansas City Royals [10] 929.5%2,477,7005.4%30,589$18,914,06827.4%
Minnesota Twins [11] 80-12.1%2,277,438-24.9%28,117$16,806,66626.3%
New York Yankees [12] 74-12.9%2,170,485-17.6%26,796$17,114,375-16.0%
San Francisco Giants [13] 9210.8%2,059,70115.4%25,428$15,040,83417.3%
Texas Rangers [14] 8318.6%2,043,99329.2%25,234$11,893,78186.3%
San Diego Padres [15] 897.2%2,009,03133.3%24,803$15,295,00042.6%
Cincinnati Reds [16] 75-13.8%1,979,320-4.5%24,436$11,717,00020.8%
Milwaukee Brewers [17] 81-6.9%1,970,7352.5%24,330$12,716,00033.8%
Philadelphia Phillies [18] 673.1%1,861,985-6.4%22,987$10,779,000-22.5%
Houston Astros [19] 864.9%1,834,908-5.1%22,377$15,579,50023.2%
Montreal Expos [20] 810.0%1,783,53320.6%22,019$13,807,38937.4%
Detroit Tigers [21] 59-33.0%1,543,656-25.8%19,057$15,669,30416.7%
Pittsburgh Pirates [22] 74-12.9%1,374,141-26.4%16,965$13,992,50096.3%
Seattle Mariners [23] 737.4%1,298,44327.0%16,030$10,099,50030.2%
Cleveland Indians [24] 73-6.4%1,285,542-8.9%15,871$9,894,5006.8%
Chicago White Sox [25] 69-2.8%1,045,651-6.3%13,071$8,565,4100.3%
Atlanta Braves [26] 6316.7%984,93016.1%12,467$11,180,334-14.4%

Television coverage

NetworkDay of weekAnnouncers
ABC Thursday nights Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver, Gary Thorne, Joe Morgan
NBC Saturday afternoons Vin Scully, Tom Seaver, Bob Costas, Tony Kubek

Events

Movies

Deaths

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