|1994 MLB season|
|League||Major League Baseball|
|Duration||April 3 – August 11, 1994|
|Number of games||162 (scheduled)|
|Number of teams||28|
|Top draft pick||Paul Wilson|
|Picked by||New York Mets|
|Season MVP|| NL: Jeff Bagwell (HOU)|
AL: Frank Thomas (CHW)
The 1994 Major League Baseball season ended on August 11, 1994, with the 1994–95 Major League Baseball strike. It was the first season played under the current three-division format in each league. It was also the first with an Opening Night game involving two National League teams, which did not become permanent until 1996.
As a result of a players' strike, the MLB season ended prematurely on August 11, 1994. No postseason (including the World Series) was played. Over 260 players were scheduled to exceed $1 million in compensation in 1994.The Minor League Baseball season was played.
|Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards|
|BBWAA Award||National League||American League|
|Rookie of the Year||Raúl Mondesí (LA)||Bob Hamelin (KC)|
|Cy Young Award||Greg Maddux (ATL)||David Cone (KC)|
|Manager of the Year||Felipe Alou (MTL)||Buck Showalter (NYY)|
|Most Valuable Player||Jeff Bagwell (HOU)||Frank Thomas (CHW)|
|Gold Glove Awards|
|Position||National League||American League|
|Pitcher||Greg Maddux (ATL)||Mark Langston (CAL)|
|Catcher||Tom Pagnozzi (STL)||Iván Rodríguez (TEX)|
|First Baseman||Jeff Bagwell (HOU)||Don Mattingly (NYY)|
|Second Baseman||Craig Biggio (HOU)||Roberto Alomar (TOR)|
|Third Baseman||Matt Williams (SF)||Wade Boggs (NYY)|
|Shortstop||Barry Larkin (CIN)||Omar Vizquel (CLE)|
|Outfielders||Barry Bonds (SF)||Kenny Lofton (CLE)|
|Darren Lewis (SF)||Devon White (TOR)|
|Marquis Grissom (MTL)||Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA)|
|Silver Slugger Awards|
|Pitcher/Designated Hitter||Mark Portugal (SF)||Julio Franco (CHW)|
|Catcher||Mike Piazza (LA)||Iván Rodríguez (TEX)|
|First Baseman||Jeff Bagwell (HOU)||Frank Thomas (CHW)|
|Second Baseman||Craig Biggio (HOU)||Carlos Baerga (CLE)|
|Third Baseman||Matt Williams (SF)||Wade Boggs (NYY)|
|Shortstop||Wil Cordero (MTL)||Cal Ripken Jr. (BAL)|
|Outfielders||Barry Bonds (SF)||Albert Belle (CLE)|
|Moisés Alou (MTL)||Kirby Puckett (MIN)|
|Tony Gwynn (SD)||Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA)|
|Statistic||American League||National League|
|AVG||Paul O'Neill NYY||.359||Tony Gwynn SD||.394|
|HR||Ken Griffey, Jr. SEA||40||Matt Williams SF||43|
|RBI||Kirby Puckett MIN||112||Jeff Bagwell HOU||116|
|Wins||Jimmy Key NYY||17|| Ken Hill MTL|
Greg Maddux ATL
|ERA||Steve Ontiveros OAK||2.65||Greg Maddux ATL||1.56|
|SO||Randy Johnson SEA||204||Andy Benes SD||189|
|SV||Lee Smith BAL||33||John Franco NYM||30|
|SB||Kenny Lofton CLE||60||Craig Biggio HOU||39|
|Team Name||Wins||%±||Home attendance||%±||Per Game||Est. Payroll||%±|
|Toronto Blue Jays||55||-42.1%||2,907,933||-28.3%||49,287||$43,433,668||-8.1%|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||58||-28.4%||2,279,355||-28.1%||41,443||$38,000,001||-3.7%|
|St. Louis Cardinals||53||-39.1%||1,866,544||-34.4%||33,331||$29,275,601||25.3%|
|Boston Red Sox||54||-32.5%||1,775,818||-26.7%||27,747||$37,859,084||2.0%|
|San Francisco Giants||55||-46.6%||1,704,608||-34.6%||28,410||$42,638,666||21.3%|
|Chicago White Sox||67||-28.7%||1,697,398||-34.2%||32,026||$39,183,836||-1.3%|
|New York Yankees||70||-20.5%||1,675,556||-30.7%||29,396||$46,040,334||7.8%|
|Kansas City Royals||64||-23.8%||1,400,494||-27.6%||23,737||$40,541,334||-2.2%|
|New York Mets||55||-6.8%||1,151,471||-38.5%||21,726||$30,956,583||-20.7%|
|San Diego Padres||47||-23.0%||953,857||-30.7%||16,734||$14,916,333||-41.5%|
|Network||Day of week||Announcers|
|Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver|
|NBC||Friday nights||Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, Bob Uecker|
|ESPN|| Sunday nights |
|Jon Miller, Joe Morgan|
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