1994 Major League Baseball season

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1994 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
DurationApril 3 – August 11, 1994
Number of games162 (scheduled)
112–117 (actual) [1]
Number of teams28
Draft
Top draft pick Paul Wilson
Picked by New York Mets
Regular season
Season MVP NL: Jeff Bagwell (HOU)
AL: Frank Thomas (CHW)
MLB seasons

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.

Contents

Strike

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. [2] The Minor League Baseball season was played.

Awards and honors

Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards
BBWAA AwardNational LeagueAmerican 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
PositionNational LeagueAmerican 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)

Statistical leaders

Statistic American League National League
AVG Paul O'Neill NYY.359 Tony Gwynn SD.394
HR Ken Griffey, Jr. SEA40 Matt Williams SF43
RBI Kirby Puckett MIN112 Jeff Bagwell HOU116
Wins Jimmy Key NYY17 Ken Hill MTL
Greg Maddux ATL
16
ERA Steve Ontiveros OAK2.65 Greg Maddux ATL1.56
SO Randy Johnson SEA204 Andy Benes SD189
SV Lee Smith BAL33 John Franco NYM30
SB Kenny Lofton CLE60 Craig Biggio HOU39

Standings

Home Field Attendance & Payroll

Team NameWinsHome attendancePer GameEst. Payroll
Colorado Rockies [3] 53-20.9%3,281,511-26.8%57,570$23,887,333130.7%
Toronto Blue Jays [4] 55-42.1%2,907,933-28.3%49,287$43,433,668-8.1%
Atlanta Braves [5] 68-34.6%2,539,240-34.6%46,168$49,383,51318.6%
Baltimore Orioles [6] 63-25.9%2,535,359-30.4%46,097$38,849,76933.5%
Texas Rangers [7] 52-39.5%2,503,19811.5%39,733$32,973,597-9.4%
Philadelphia Phillies [8] 54-44.3%2,290,971-27.0%38,183$31,599,00010.7%
Los Angeles Dodgers [9] 58-28.4%2,279,355-28.1%41,443$38,000,001-3.7%
Cleveland Indians [10] 66-13.2%1,995,174-8.4%39,121$30,490,50064.3%
Florida Marlins [11] 51-20.3%1,937,467-36.8%32,838$21,633,00011.9%
Cincinnati Reds [12] 66-9.6%1,897,681-22.6%31,628$41,073,833-8.5%
St. Louis Cardinals [13] 53-39.1%1,866,544-34.4%33,331$29,275,60125.3%
Chicago Cubs [14] 49-41.7%1,845,208-30.5%31,275$36,287,333-7.9%
Boston Red Sox [15] 54-32.5%1,775,818-26.7%27,747$37,859,0842.0%
San Francisco Giants [16] 55-46.6%1,704,608-34.6%28,410$42,638,66621.3%
Chicago White Sox [17] 67-28.7%1,697,398-34.2%32,026$39,183,836-1.3%
New York Yankees [18] 70-20.5%1,675,556-30.7%29,396$46,040,3347.8%
Houston Astros [19] 66-22.4%1,561,136-25.1%26,460$33,126,0009.7%
California Angels [20] 47-33.8%1,512,622-26.5%24,010$25,156,218-12.0%
Kansas City Royals [21] 64-23.8%1,400,494-27.6%23,737$40,541,334-2.2%
Minnesota Twins [22] 53-25.4%1,398,565-31.7%23,704$28,438,5000.8%
Montreal Expos [23] 74-21.3%1,276,250-22.2%24,543$19,098,0001.1%
Milwaukee Brewers [24] 53-23.2%1,268,399-24.9%22,650$24,350,5002.3%
Oakland Athletics [25] 51-25.0%1,242,692-38.9%22,191$34,172,500-9.6%
Pittsburgh Pirates [26] 53-29.3%1,222,520-25.9%20,041$24,217,250-2.4%
Detroit Tigers [27] 53-37.6%1,184,783-39.9%20,427$41,446,5018.6%
New York Mets [28] 55-6.8%1,151,471-38.5%21,726$30,956,583-20.7%
Seattle Mariners [29] 49-40.2%1,104,206-46.2%25,096$29,228,500-13.1%
San Diego Padres [30] 47-23.0%953,857-30.7%16,734$14,916,333-41.5%

Television coverage

NetworkDay of weekAnnouncers
ABC Saturday nights
Monday nights
Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver
NBC Friday nights [n1 1] Bob Costas, Joe Morgan, Bob Uecker
ESPN Sunday nights
Wednesday nights
Jon Miller, Joe Morgan

Events

Movies

The following are baseball movies released in 1994:

Deaths

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