1992 Major League Baseball season

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1992 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
DurationApril 6 – October 24, 1992
Number of games162
Number of teams26
Draft
Top draft pick Phil Nevin
Picked by Houston Astros
Regular Season
Season MVP AL: Dennis Eckersley (OAK)
NL: Barry Bonds (PIT)
League postseason
AL champions Toronto Blue Jays
  AL runners-up Oakland Athletics
NL champions Atlanta Braves
  NL runners-up Pittsburgh Pirates
World Series
Champions Toronto Blue Jays
  Runners-up Atlanta Braves
World Series MVP Pat Borders (TOR)
MLB seasons

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

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A resurgence in pitching dominance occurred 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]

Awards and honors

Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards
BBWAA AwardNational LeagueAmerican League
Rookie of the Year Eric Karros (LAD) Pat Listach (MIL)
Cy Young Award Greg Maddux (CHC) Dennis Eckersley (OAK)
Manager of the Year Jim Leyland (PIT) Tony La Russa (OAK)
Most Valuable Player Barry Bonds (PIT) Dennis Eckersley (OAK)
Gold Glove Awards
PositionNational LeagueAmerican League
Pitcher Greg Maddux (CHC) Mark Langston (CAL)
Catcher Tom Pagnozzi (STL) Iván Rodríguez (TEX)
First Baseman Mark Grace (CHC) Don Mattingly (NYY)
Second Baseman José Lind (PIT) Roberto Alomar (TOR)
Third Baseman Terry Pendleton (ATL) Robin Ventura (CHW)
Shortstop Ozzie Smith (STL) Cal Ripken Jr. (BAL)
Outfielders Barry Bonds (PIT) Kirby Puckett (MIN)
Larry Walker (MON) Devon White (TOR)
Andy Van Slyke (PIT) Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA)
Silver Slugger Awards
Pitcher/Designated Hitter Dwight Gooden (NYM) Dave Winfield (TOR)
Catcher Darren Daulton (PHI) Mickey Tettleton (DET)
First Baseman Fred McGriff (SD) Mark McGwire (OAK)
Second Baseman Ryne Sandberg (CHC) Roberto Alomar (TOR)
Third Baseman Gary Sheffield (SD) Edgar Martínez (SEA)
Shortstop Barry Larkin (CIN) Travis Fryman (DET)
Outfielders Barry Bonds (PIT) Joe Carter (TOR)
Andy Van Slyke (PIT) Juan González (TEX)
Larry Walker (MON) Kirby Puckett (MIN)

Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG Edgar Martínez SEA.343 Gary Sheffield SD.330
HR Juan González TEX43 Fred McGriff SD35
RBI Cecil Fielder DET124 Darren Daulton PHI109
Wins Kevin Brown TEX
Jack Morris TOR
21 Tom Glavine ATL
Greg Maddux CHC
20
ERA Roger Clemens BOS2.41 Bill Swift SF2.08
SO Randy Johnson SEA241 John Smoltz ATL215
SV Dennis Eckersley OAK51 Lee Smith STL43
SB Kenny Lofton CLE66 Marquis Grissom MTL78

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

 League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
         
East Toronto 4 
West Oakland 2 
  ALToronto4
 NLAtlanta2
East Pittsburgh 3
West Atlanta 4 

Managers

American League

TeamManagerComments
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

TeamManagerComments
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

Home Field Attendance & Payroll

Team NameWinsHome attendancePer GameEst. Payroll
Toronto Blue Jays [8] 965.5%4,028,3180.7%49,732$44,788,666125.0%
Baltimore Orioles [9] 8932.8%3,567,81939.8%44,047$23,891,66736.4%
Atlanta Braves [10] 984.3%3,077,40043.8%37,993$34,625,33388.1%
Chicago White Sox [11] 86-1.1%2,681,156-8.6%32,697$30,160,83378.3%
Oakland Athletics [12] 9614.3%2,494,160-8.1%30,792$41,035,00010.9%
Minnesota Twins [13] 90-5.3%2,482,4288.2%30,647$28,027,83420.0%
Los Angeles Dodgers [14] 63-32.3%2,473,266-26.1%30,534$44,788,16636.6%
Boston Red Sox [15] 73-13.1%2,468,574-3.7%30,476$43,610,58424.0%
St. Louis Cardinals [16] 83-1.2%2,418,483-1.2%29,858$27,583,83626.2%
Cincinnati Reds [17] 9021.6%2,315,946-2.4%28,592$33,431,49927.1%
Texas Rangers [18] 77-9.4%2,198,231-4.3%27,139$30,128,16765.3%
Chicago Cubs [19] 781.3%2,126,720-8.1%26,256$29,829,68627.6%
California Angels [20] 72-11.1%2,065,444-14.5%25,499$34,749,3345.1%
Philadelphia Phillies [21] 70-10.3%1,927,448-6.0%23,796$24,492,8348.9%
Kansas City Royals [22] 72-12.2%1,867,689-13.6%23,058$33,893,83428.8%
Milwaukee Brewers [23] 9210.8%1,857,35125.6%22,930$31,013,66734.2%
Pittsburgh Pirates [24] 96-2.0%1,829,395-11.4%22,585$33,944,16743.6%
New York Mets [25] 72-6.5%1,779,534-22.1%21,970$44,602,00236.9%
New York Yankees [26] 767.0%1,748,737-6.2%21,589$37,652,33437.7%
San Diego Padres [27] 82-2.4%1,721,406-4.6%21,252$26,854,16721.2%
Montreal Expos [28] 8722.5%1,669,12778.6%20,607$15,822,33447.4%
Seattle Mariners [29] 64-22.9%1,651,367-23.1%20,387$23,304,83348.5%
San Francisco Giants [30] 72-4.0%1,560,998-10.2%19,272$33,163,1687.1%
Detroit Tigers [31] 75-10.7%1,423,963-13.3%17,800$27,322,83414.6%
Cleveland Indians [32] 7633.3%1,224,09416.4%15,112$9,373,044-46.8%
Houston Astros [33] 8124.6%1,211,4121.3%14,956$15,407,50019.9%

Television coverage

NetworkDay of weekAnnouncers
CBS Saturday afternoons Sean McDonough, Tim McCarver, Dick Stockton, Jim Kaat
ESPN Sunday nights
Tuesday nights
Wednesday nights
Friday nights
Jon Miller, Joe Morgan

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