2003 Major League Baseball season

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2003 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration March 30, 2003 – October 25, 2003
Regular Season
Season MVP AL: Alex Rodriguez (TEX)
NL: Barry Bonds (SFG)
League Postseason
AL champions New York Yankees
  AL runners-up Boston Red Sox
NL champions Florida Marlins
  NL runners-up Chicago Cubs
World Series
Champions Florida Marlins
  Runners-up New York Yankees
World Series MVP Josh Beckett (FLA)
MLB seasons

The 2003 Major League Baseball season ended when the Florida Marlins defeated the New York Yankees in a six game 2003 World Series. The Detroit Tigers set the American League record for losses in a season, with 119, and the Marlins became the first team to win the championship twice as a wild card.

Managers[edit]

American League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Anaheim Angels Mike Scioscia
Baltimore Orioles Mike Hargrove
Boston Red Sox Grady Little
Chicago White Sox± Jerry Manuel
Cleveland Indians Eric Wedge
Detroit Tigers Alan Trammell
Kansas City Royals Tony Pena
Minnesota Twins Ron Gardenhire
New York Yankees Joe Torre
Oakland Athletics Ken Macha
Seattle Mariners Bob Melvin
Tampa Bay Devil Rays Lou Piniella
Texas Rangers Buck Showalter
Toronto Blue Jays Carlos Tosca

National League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Arizona Diamondbacks Bob Brenly
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox
Chicago Cubs Dusty Baker
Cincinnati Reds Bob Boone Replaced during the season by Dave Miley
Colorado Rockies Clint Hurdle
Florida Marlins Jeff Torborg Replaced during the season by Jack McKeon, won World Series
Houston Astros Jimy Williams
Los Angeles Dodgers Jim Tracy
Milwaukee Brewers Ned Yost
Montreal Expos Frank Robinson
New York Mets Art Howe
Philadelphia Phillies Larry Bowa
Pittsburgh Pirates Lloyd McClendon
St. Louis Cardinals Tony LaRussa
San Diego Padres Bruce Bochy
San Francisco Giants Felipe Alou

±hosted the MLB All Star Game

Postseason[edit]

Division Series
ESPN/Fox
League Championship Series
Fox
World Series
Fox
                 
East New York Yankees 3
Central Minnesota Twins 1
East New York Yankees 4
WC Boston Red Sox 3
West Oakland Athletics 2
WC Boston Red Sox 3
AL New York Yankees 2
NL Florida Marlins 4
West San Francisco Giants 1
WC Florida Marlins 3
WC Florida Marlins 4
Central Chicago Cubs 3
East Atlanta Braves 2
Central Chicago Cubs 3

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st New York Yankees 101   61 .623    –
2nd Boston Red Sox *   95   67 .586   6.0
3rd Toronto Blue Jays   86   76 .531 15.0
4th Baltimore Orioles   71   91 .438 30.0
5th Tampa Bay Devil Rays   63   99 .389 38.0
Central Division
1st Minnesota Twins   90   72 .556    –
2nd Chicago White Sox   86   76 .531   4.0
3rd Kansas City Royals   83   79 .512   7.0
4th Cleveland Indians   68   94 .420 22.0
5th Detroit Tigers   43 119 .265 47.0
West Division
1st Oakland Athletics   96   66 .593    –
2nd Seattle Mariners   93   69 .574   3.0
3rd Anaheim Angels   77   85 .475 19.0
4th Texas Rangers   71   91 .438 25.0
National League
Rank Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
East Division
1st Atlanta Braves 101   61 .623    –
2nd Florida Marlins *   91   71 .562 10.0
3rd Philadelphia Phillies   86   76 .531 15.0
4th Montreal Expos   83   79 .512 18.0
5th New York Mets   66   95 .410 34.5
Central Division
1st Chicago Cubs   88   74 .543    –
2nd Houston Astros   87   75 .537   1.0
3rd St. Louis Cardinals   85   77 .525   3.0
4th Pittsburgh Pirates   75   87 .463 13.0
5th Cincinnati Reds   69   93 .426 19.0
6th Milwaukee Brewers   68   94 .420 20.0
West Division
1st San Francisco Giants 100   61 .621    –
2nd Los Angeles Dodgers   85   77 .525 15.5
3rd Arizona Diamondbacks   84   78 .519 16.5
4th Colorado Rockies   74   88 .457 26.5
5th San Diego Padres   64   98 .395 36.5

 

  • The asterisk denotes the club that won the wild card for its respective league.

Statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Bill Mueller BOS .326 Albert Pujols STL .359
HR Alex Rodriguez TEX 47 Jim Thome PHI 47
RBI Carlos Delgado TOR 145 Preston Wilson COL 141
Wins Roy Halladay TOR 22 Russ Ortiz ATL 21
ERA Pedro Martínez BOS 2.22 Jason Schmidt SF 2.34
SO Esteban Loaiza CHW 207 Kerry Wood CHC 266
SV Keith Foulke OAK 43 Eric Gagné LA 55
SB Carl Crawford TB 55 Juan Pierre FLA 65

Events[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charlton's Baseball Chronology". BaseballLibrary.com. Retrieved December 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ Mackin, Bob (2004). The Unofficial Guide to Baseball's Most Unusual Records. Canada: Greystone Books. p. 240. ISBN 9781553650386.