1990 Major League Baseball season

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This article is about the 1990 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 1990 in baseball.
1990 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 9, 1990 – October 20, 1990
Regular Season
Season MVP AL: Rickey Henderson (OAK)
NL: Barry Bonds (PIT)
AL champions Oakland Athletics
  AL runners-up Boston Red Sox
NL champions Cincinnati Reds
  NL runners-up Pittsburgh Pirates
World Series
Champions Cincinnati Reds
  Runners-up Oakland Athletics
World Series MVP José Rijo (CIN)
MLB seasons
The Padres playing host to the New York Mets at Jack Murphy Stadium during a 1990 home game.

The 1990 Major League Baseball season.

Awards and honors[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG George Brett KCR .329 Willie McGee STL .335
HR Cecil Fielder DET 51 Ryne Sandberg CHC 40
RBI Cecil Fielder DET 132 Matt Williams SFG 122
Wins Bob Welch OAK 27 Doug Drabek PIT 22
ERA Roger Clemens BOS 1.93 Danny Darwin HOU 2.21
SO Nolan Ryan TEX 232 David Cone NYM 233
SV Bobby Thigpen CHW 57 John Franco NYM 33
SB Rickey Henderson OAK 65 Vince Coleman STL 77

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st Boston Red Sox   88 74 .543    –
2nd Toronto Blue Jays   86 76 .531   2.0
3rd Detroit Tigers   79 83 .488   9.0
4th Cleveland Indians   77 85 .475 11.0
5th Baltimore Orioles   76 85 .472 11.5
6th Milwaukee Brewers   74 88 .457 14.0
7th New York Yankees   67 95 .414 21.0
West Division
1st Oakland Athletics 103 59 .636    –
2nd Chicago White Sox   94 68 .580   9.0
3rd Texas Rangers   83 79 .512 20.0
4th California Angels   80 82 .494 23.0
5th Seattle Mariners   77 85 .475 26.0
6th Kansas City Royals   75 86 .466 27.5
7th Minnesota Twins   74 88 .457 29.0
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st Pittsburgh Pirates 95 67 .586    –
2nd New York Mets 91 71 .562   4.0
3rd Montréal Expos 85 77 .525 10.0
4th Chicago Cubs 77 85 .475 18.0
4th Philadelphia Phillies 77 85 .475 18.0
6th St. Louis Cardinals 70 92 .432 25.0
West Division
1st Cincinnati Reds 91 71 .562    –
2nd Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 .531   5.0
3rd San Francisco Giants 85 77 .525   6.0
4th Houston Astros 75 87 .463 16.0
4th San Diego Padres 75 87 .463 16.0
6th Atlanta Braves 65 97 .401 26.0

Postseason[edit]

League Championship Series
CBS
World Series
CBS
           
East Boston Red Sox 0
West Oakland Athletics 4
AL Oakland Athletics 0
NL Cincinnati Reds 4
East Pittsburgh Pirates 2
West Cincinnati Reds 4

List of Managers[edit]

American League[edit]

Team Manager Notes
Baltimore Orioles Frank Robinson
Boston Red Sox Joe Morgan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Morgan_(manager)
California Angels Doug Rader
Chicago White Sox Jeff Torborg
Cleveland Indians John McNamara
Detroit Tigers Sparky Anderson
Kansas City Royals John Wathan
Milwaukee Brewers Tom Trebelhorn
Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly
New York Yankees Bucky Dent, Stump Merrill
Oakland Athletics Tony La Russa Won American League Pennant
Seattle Mariners Jim Lefebvre
Texas Rangers Bobby Valentine
Toronto Blue Jays Cito Gaston

National League[edit]

Team Manager Notes
Atlanta Braves Russ Nixon, Bobby Cox
Chicago Cubs Don Zimmer
Cincinnati Reds Lou Piniella Won World Series
Houston Astros Art Howe
Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda
Montreal Expos Buck Rodgers
New York Mets Davey Johnson, Bud Harrelson
Philadelphia Phillies Nick Leyva
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Leyland
St. Louis Cardinals Whitey Herzog, Red Schoendienst, Joe Torre
San Diego Padres Jack McKeon, Greg Riddoch
San Francisco Giants Roger Craig

Events[edit]

Movies[edit]

Deaths[edit]