1993 Major League Baseball season
|1993 MLB season|
|League||Major League Baseball|
|Duration||April 5 – October 23, 1993|
|Top draft pick||Alex Rodriguez|
|Picked by||Seattle Mariners|
|Season MVP||AL: Frank Thomas (CHW)|
NL: Barry Bonds (SF)
|AL champions||Toronto Blue Jays|
|AL runners-up||Chicago White Sox|
|NL champions||Philadelphia Phillies|
|NL runners-up||Atlanta Braves|
|Champions||Toronto Blue Jays|
|Finals MVP||Paul Molitor (TOR)|
The 1993 Major League Baseball season was the final season of two-division play in each league, before the Central Division was added the following season, giving both the NL and AL three divisions each.
Sixteen years after the American League expanded from 12 to 14 teams, the National League finally followed suit, with the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins (now the Miami Marlins) joining the NL. It was also the first season since 1976 that both leagues had the same number of teams. The Toronto Blue Jays capped off the season by winning their second consecutive World Series title, beating the Philadelphia Phillies in six games. The World Series was clinched when, in one of the most famous moments in baseball, Joe Carter hit a three-run walk off home run in the 9th to seal the victory at home.
Awards and honors
- Baseball Hall of Fame
- Most Valuable Player
- Cy Young Award
- Rookie of the Year
- Manager of the Year Award
- Gold Glove Award
|Statistic||American League||National League|
|AVG||John Olerud TOR||.363||Andrés Galarraga COL||.370|
|HR||Juan González TEX||46||Barry Bonds SF||46|
|RBI||Albert Belle CLE||129||Barry Bonds SF||123|
|Wins||Jack McDowell CHW||22||John Burkett SF||22|
|ERA||Kevin Appier KC||2.56||Greg Maddux ATL||2.36|
|SO||Randy Johnson SEA||308||José Rijo CIN||227|
|SV||Jeff Montgomery KC
Duane Ward TOR
|45||Randy Myers CHC||53|
|SB||Kenny Lofton CLE||70||Chuck Carr FLA||58|
Major league baseball final standings
|League Championship Series
|Atlanta Braves||Bobby Cox||Won National League West|
|Chicago Cubs||Jim Lefebvre|
|Cincinnati Reds||Tony Pérez||Replaced during the season by Davey Johnson|
|Colorado Rockies||Don Baylor||Expansion team|
|Florida Marlins||Rene Lachemann||Expansion team|
|Houston Astros||Art Howe|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||Tommy Lasorda|
|Montreal Expos||Felipe Alou|
|New York Mets||Jeff Torborg||Replaced during the season by Dallas Green|
|Philadelphia Phillies||Jim Fregosi||Won the National League pennant|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||Jim Leyland|
|St. Louis Cardinals||Joe Torre|
|San Diego Padres||Jim Riggleman|
|San Francisco Giants||Dusty Baker|
- April 8 – Carlos Baerga of the Cleveland Indians becomes the first player to hit a home run from both sides of the plate in the same inning.
- Oct 3 – George Brett plays his final game in his career, against the Texas Rangers. He ended his career by singling in his final at-bat.
- "Baseball Awards Voting for 1993". Archived from the original on May 15, 2008. Retrieved May 29, 2008.
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- "George Brett - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved March 17, 2018.