1993 Major League Baseball season

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1993 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
DurationApril 5 – October 23, 1993
Number of games162
Number of teams28
Draft
Top draft pick Alex Rodriguez
Picked by Seattle Mariners
Regular Season
Season MVP AL: Frank Thomas (CHW)
NL: Barry Bonds (SF)
League postseason
AL champions Toronto Blue Jays
  AL runners-up Chicago White Sox
NL champions Philadelphia Phillies
  NL runners-up Atlanta Braves
World Series
Champions Toronto Blue Jays
  Runners-up Philadelphia Phillies
World Series MVP Paul Molitor (TOR)
MLB seasons

The 1993 Major League Baseball season was the final season of two-division play in each league, before the Central Division was added the following season, giving both the NL and AL three divisions each.

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Sixteen years after the American League expanded from 12 to 14 teams, the National League finally followed suit, with the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins (now the Miami Marlins) joining the NL. It was also the first season since 1976 that both leagues had the same number of teams. The Toronto Blue Jays capped off the season by winning their second consecutive World Series title, beating the Philadelphia Phillies in six games. The World Series was clinched when, in one of the most famous moments in baseball, Joe Carter hit a three-run walk-off home run in the 9th to seal the victory at home.

Awards and honors

Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards
BBWAA AwardNational LeagueAmerican League
Rookie of the Year Mike Piazza (LA) Tim Salmon (CAL)
Cy Young Award Greg Maddux (ATL) Jack McDowell (CHW)
Manager of the Year Dusty Baker (SF) Gene Lamont (CHW)
Most Valuable Player Barry Bonds (SF) Frank Thomas (CHW)
Gold Glove Awards
PositionNational LeagueAmerican League
Pitcher Greg Maddux (ATL) Mark Langston (CAL)
Catcher Kirt Manwaring (SF) Iván Rodríguez (TEX)
First Baseman Mark Grace (CHC) Don Mattingly (NYY)
Second Baseman Robby Thompson (SF) Roberto Alomar (TOR)
Third Baseman Matt Williams (SF) Robin Ventura (CHW)
Shortstop Jay Bell (PIT) Omar Vizquel (SEA)
Outfielders Barry Bonds (SF) Kenny Lofton (CLE)
Larry Walker (MON) Devon White (TOR)
Marquis Grissom (MON) Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA)
Silver Slugger Awards
Pitcher/Designated Hitter Orel Hershiser (LA) Paul Molitor (TOR)
Catcher Mike Piazza (LA) Mike Stanley (NYY)
First Baseman Fred McGriff (SD, ATL) Frank Thomas (CHW)
Second Baseman Robby Thompson (SF) Carlos Baerga (CLE)
Third Baseman Matt Williams (SF) Wade Boggs (NYY)
Shortstop Jay Bell (PIT) Cal Ripken Jr. (BAL)
Outfielders Barry Bonds (SF) Albert Belle (CLE)
Lenny Dykstra (PHI) Juan González (TEX)
David Justice (ATL) Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA)

Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG John Olerud TOR.363 Andrés Galarraga COL.370
HR Juan González TEX46 Barry Bonds SF46
RBI Albert Belle CLE129 Barry Bonds SF123
Wins Jack McDowell CHW22 John Burkett SF22
ERA Kevin Appier KC2.56 Greg Maddux ATL2.36
SO Randy Johnson SEA308 José Rijo CIN227
SV Jeff Montgomery KC
Duane Ward TOR
45 Randy Myers CHC53
SB Kenny Lofton CLE70 Chuck Carr FLA58

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

 League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
         
East Toronto 4 
West Chi White Sox 2 
  ALToronto4
 NLPhiladelphia2
East Philadelphia 4
West Atlanta 2 

Managers

American League

TeamManagerComments
Baltimore Orioles Johnny Oates
Boston Red Sox Butch Hobson
California Angels Buck Rodgers
Chicago White Sox Gene Lamont Won American League West
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 Lou Piniella
Texas Rangers Kevin Kennedy
Toronto Blue Jays Cito Gaston Won World Series

National League

TeamManagerComments
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox Won National League West
Chicago Cubs Jim Lefebvre
Cincinnati Reds Tony Pérez Replaced during the season by Davey Johnson
Colorado Rockies Don Baylor Expansion team
Florida Marlins Rene Lachemann Expansion team
Houston Astros Art Howe
Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda
Montreal Expos Felipe Alou
New York Mets Jeff Torborg Replaced during the season by Dallas Green
Philadelphia Phillies Jim Fregosi Won the National League pennant
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Leyland
St. Louis Cardinals Joe Torre
San Diego Padres Jim Riggleman
San Francisco Giants Dusty Baker

Home Field Attendance & Payroll

Team NameWinsHome attendancePer GameEst. Payroll
Colorado Rockies [1] 674,483,35055,350$10,353,500
Toronto Blue Jays [2] 95-1.0%4,057,9470.7%50,098$47,279,1665.6%
Atlanta Braves [3] 1046.1%3,884,72026.2%47,960$41,641,41720.3%
Baltimore Orioles [4] 85-4.5%3,644,9652.2%45,000$29,096,50021.8%
Los Angeles Dodgers [5] 8128.6%3,170,39328.2%39,141$39,440,999-11.9%
Philadelphia Phillies [6] 9738.6%3,137,67462.8%38,737$28,538,33416.5%
Florida Marlins [7] 643,064,84737,838$19,330,545
St. Louis Cardinals [8] 874.8%2,844,97717.6%35,123$23,367,334-15.3%
Chicago Cubs [9] 847.7%2,653,76324.8%32,363$39,386,66632.0%
San Francisco Giants [10] 10343.1%2,606,35467.0%32,177$35,159,0006.0%
Chicago White Sox [11] 949.3%2,581,091-3.7%31,865$39,696,16631.6%
Cincinnati Reds [12] 73-18.9%2,453,2325.9%30,287$44,879,66634.2%
Boston Red Sox [13] 809.6%2,422,021-1.9%29,901$37,120,583-14.9%
New York Yankees [14] 8815.8%2,416,94238.2%29,839$42,723,00013.5%
Texas Rangers [15] 8611.7%2,244,6162.1%27,711$36,376,95920.7%
Cleveland Indians [16] 760.0%2,177,90877.9%26,888$18,561,00098.0%
Houston Astros [17] 854.9%2,084,61872.1%25,736$30,210,50096.1%
California Angels [18] 71-1.4%2,057,460-0.4%25,401$28,588,334-17.7%
Seattle Mariners [19] 8228.1%2,052,63824.3%25,341$33,646,33344.4%
Minnesota Twins [20] 71-21.1%2,048,673-17.5%25,292$28,217,9330.7%
Oakland Athletics [21] 68-29.2%2,035,025-18.4%25,124$37,812,333-7.9%
Detroit Tigers [22] 8513.3%1,971,42138.4%24,339$38,150,16539.6%
Kansas City Royals [23] 8416.7%1,934,5783.6%23,884$41,455,16722.3%
New York Mets [24] 59-18.1%1,873,1835.3%23,126$39,043,667-12.5%
Milwaukee Brewers [25] 69-25.0%1,688,080-9.1%20,840$23,806,834-23.2%
Pittsburgh Pirates [26] 75-21.9%1,650,593-9.8%20,378$24,822,467-26.9%
Montreal Expos [27] 948.0%1,641,437-1.7%20,265$18,899,33319.4%
San Diego Padres [28] 61-25.6%1,375,432-20.1%16,981$25,511,333-5.0%

Television coverage

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

Events

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