1992 Major League Baseball season

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This article is about the 1992 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 1992 in baseball.
1992 MLB season
League Major League Baseball
Sport Baseball
Duration April 6, 1992 – October 24, 1992
Regular Season
Season MVP AL: Dennis Eckersley (OAK)
NL: Barry Bonds (PIT)
League Postseason
AL champions Toronto Blue Jays
  AL runners-up Oakland Athletics
NL champions Atlanta Braves
  NL runners-up Pittsburgh Pirates
World Series
Champions Toronto Blue Jays
  Runners-up Atlanta Braves
Finals MVP Pat Borders (TOR)
MLB seasons
The Texas Rangers playing host to the Detroit Tigers at Arlington Stadium during a 1992 regular season game.

The 1992 Major League Baseball season saw a resurgence in pitching dominance. On average, one out of every seven games pitched that season was a shutout; in 2,106 MLB regular-season games, 298 shutouts were pitched (up from 272 in 2,104 regular-season games in 1991).[1][2] Two teams pitched at least 20 shutouts each; the Atlanta Braves led the Majors with 24 and the Pittsburgh Pirates finished second with 20. In the National League, no team hit more than 138 home runs and no team scored 700 runs. The San Francisco Giants were shut out 18 times, the most in the Majors.[3][4] The effect was similar in the American League. In 1991, two AL teams had scored at least 800 runs and three had collected 1,500 hits.[5] In 1992, no team scored 800 runs and only one reached 1,500 hits.[6] The California Angels were shut out 15 times, the most in the AL.[7] The Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series, beating the Braves and winning the first World Series title outside of the United States, also setting a record for the fastest expansion team to win.

Awards and honors[edit]

Statistical leaders[edit]

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Edgar Martínez SEA .343 Gary Sheffield SDP .330
HR Juan González TEX 43 Fred McGriff SDP 35
RBI Cecil Fielder DET 124 Darren Daulton PHI 109
Wins Kevin Brown TEX
Jack Morris TOR
21 Tom Glavine ATL
Greg Maddux CHC
20
ERA Roger Clemens BOS 2.41 Bill Swift SFG 2.08
SO Randy Johnson SEA 241 John Smoltz ATL 215
SV Dennis Eckersley OAK 51 Lee Smith STL 43
SB Kenny Lofton CLE 66 Marquis Grissom MON 78

Major league baseball final standings[edit]

Postseason[edit]

  League Championship Series
CBS
World Series
CBS
                 
East  Toronto 4  
West  Oakland 2  
    AL  Toronto 4
  NL  Atlanta 2
East  Pittsburgh 3
West  Atlanta 4  

Managers[edit]

American League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles± Johnny Oates
Boston Red Sox Butch Hobson
California Angels Buck Rodgers after a May bus accident John Wathan was acting manager for the remainder of the season
Chicago White Sox Gene Lamont
Cleveland Indians Mike Hargrove
Detroit Tigers Sparky Anderson
Kansas City Royals Hal McRae
Milwaukee Brewers Phil Garner
Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly
New York Yankees Buck Showalter
Oakland Athletics Tony La Russa
Seattle Mariners Bill Plummer
Texas Rangers Bobby Valentine was replaced during the season by Toby Harrah
Toronto Blue Jays Cito Gaston Won the World Series

National League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox Won the National League pennant
Chicago Cubs Jim Lefebvre
Cincinnati Reds Lou Piniella
Houston Astros Art Howe
Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda
Montreal Expos Tom Runnells was replaced during the season by Felipe Alou
New York Mets Jeff Torborg
Philadelphia Phillies Jim Fregosi
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Leyland
St. Louis Cardinals Joe Torre
San Diego Padres± Jim Riggleman
San Francisco Giants Roger Craig

Events[edit]

January–June[edit]

July–December[edit]

Movies[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1992 Major League Baseball Standard Pitching". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "1991 Major League Baseball Standard Pitching". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "1992 National League Standard Pitching". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ "1992 San Francisco Giants". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ "1991 American League Standard Batting". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  6. ^ "1992 American League Standard Batting". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "1992 California Angels". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Today In All Teams History – September 26". nationalpastime.com. Retrieved 26 September 2015.