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]

  League Division Series League Championship Series World Series
                           
  East  New York Yankees 3  
Central  Minnesota Twins 1  
  East  New York Yankees 4  
American League
  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
National League
  Central  Chicago Cubs 3  
East  Atlanta Braves 2
  Central  Chicago Cubs 3  

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

American League
AL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Minnesota Twins 90 72 0.556 48–33 42–39
Chicago White Sox 86 76 0.531 4 51–30 35–46
Kansas City Royals 83 79 0.512 7 40–40 43–39
Cleveland Indians 68 94 0.420 22 38–43 30–51
Detroit Tigers 43 119 0.265 47 23–58 20–61


AL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
New York Yankees 101 61 0.623 50–32 51–29
Boston Red Sox 95 67 0.586 6 53–28 42–39
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 0.531 15 41–40 45–36
Baltimore Orioles 71 91 0.438 30 40–40 31–51
Tampa Bay Devil Rays 63 99 0.389 38 36–45 27–54


AL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Oakland Athletics 96 66 0.593 57–24 39–42
Seattle Mariners 93 69 0.574 3 50–31 43–38
Anaheim Angels 77 85 0.475 19 45–37 32–48
Texas Rangers 71 91 0.438 25 43–38 28–53


National League
NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
Chicago Cubs 88 74 0.543 44–37 44–37
Houston Astros 87 75 0.537 1 48–33 39–42
St. Louis Cardinals 85 77 0.525 3 48–33 37–44
Pittsburgh Pirates 75 87 0.463 13 39–42 36–45
Cincinnati Reds 69 93 0.426 19 35–46 34–47
Milwaukee Brewers 68 94 0.420 20 31–50 37–44


NL East W L Pct. GB Home Road
Atlanta Braves 101 61 0.623 55–26 46–35
Florida Marlins 91 71 0.562 10 53–28 38–43
Philadelphia Phillies 86 76 0.531 15 49–32 37–44
Montreal Expos 83 79 0.512 18 52–29 31–50
New York Mets 66 95 0.410 34½ 34–46 32–49


NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 100 61 0.621 57–24 43–37
Los Angeles Dodgers 85 77 0.525 15½ 46–35 39–42
Arizona Diamondbacks 84 78 0.519 16½ 45–36 39–42
Colorado Rockies 74 88 0.457 26½ 49–32 25–56
San Diego Padres 64 98 0.395 36½ 35–46 29–52


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]

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  2. ^ Mackin, Bob (2004). The Unofficial Guide to Baseball's Most Unusual Records. Canada: Greystone Books. p. 240. ISBN 9781553650386.