1970 Major League Baseball season

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1970 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 6, 1970 – October 1, 1970
Regular season
Season MVP AL: Boog Powell (BAL)
NL: Johnny Bench (CIN)
Postseason
AL champions Baltimore Orioles
  AL runners-up Minnesota Twins
NL champions Cincinnati Reds
  NL runners-up Pittsburgh Pirates
World Series
Champions Baltimore Orioles
  Runners-up Cincinnati Reds
World Series MVP Brooks Robinson (BAL)
MLB seasons

The 1970 Major League Baseball season. The Seattle Pilots relocated to Milwaukee and became the Brewers, thus returning Major League Baseball to Wisconsin for the first time since the relocation of the Milwaukee Braves to Atlanta following the 1965 season.

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
Baltimore Orioles 108 54 .667 --
New York Yankees 93 69 .574 15.0
Boston Red Sox 87 75 .537 21.0
Detroit Tigers 79 83 .488 29.0
Cleveland Indians 76 86 .469 32.0
Washington Senators 70 92 .432 38.0
West Division
Minnesota Twins 98 64 .605 --
Oakland Athletics 89 73 .549 9.0
California Angels 86 76 .531 12.0
Kansas City Royals 65 97 .401 33.0
Milwaukee Brewers 65 97 .401 33.0
Chicago White Sox 56 106 .346 42.0
National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
Pittsburgh Pirates 89 73 .549 --
Chicago Cubs 84 78 .519 5.0
New York Mets 83 79 .512 6.0
St. Louis Cardinals 76 86 .469 13.0
Philadelphia Phillies 73 88 .453 15.5
Montreal Expos 73 89 .451 16.0
West Division
Cincinnati Reds 102 60 .630 --
Los Angeles Dodgers 87 74 .540 14.5
San Francisco Giants 86 76 .531 16.0
Houston Astros 79 83 .488 23.0
Atlanta Braves 76 86 .469 26.0
San Diego Padres 63 99 .389 39.0


Postseason[edit]

  League Championship Series NBC World Series NBC
                 
East  Baltimore Orioles 3  
West  Minnesota Twins 0  
    AL  Baltimore Orioles 4
  NL  Cincinnati Reds 1
East  Pittsburgh Pirates 0
West  Cincinnati Reds 3  

Awards and honors[edit]

MLB statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Alex Johnson CAL .329 Rico Carty ATL .366
HR Frank Howard WSA 44 Johnny Bench CIN 45
RBI Frank Howard WSA 126 Johnny Bench CIN 148
Wins Mike Cuellar BAL
Dave McNally BAL
Jim Perry MIN
24 Bob Gibson STL
Gaylord Perry SFG
23
ERA Diego Segui OAK 2.56 Tom Seaver NYM 2.82
SO Sam McDowell CLE 304 Tom Seaver NYM 283
SV Ron Perranoski MIN 34 Wayne Granger CIN 35
SB Bert Campaneris OAK 42 Bobby Tolan CIN 57

Events[edit]

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