2003 Major League Baseball season

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This article is about the 2003 Major League Baseball season only. For information on all of baseball, see 2003 in baseball.
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
Finals 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.


American League[edit]

Team Manager Comments
Anaheim Angels Mike Scioscia
Baltimore Orioles Mike Hargrove
Boston Red Sox Grady Little
Chicago White Sox± Jerry Manuel Hosted the All-Star Game
Cleveland Indians Eric Wedge
Detroit Tigers Alan Trammell
Kansas City Royals Tony Peña
Minnesota Twins Ron Gardenhire
New York Yankees Joe Torre Won the AL pennant
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 La Russa
San Diego Padres Bruce Bochy
San Francisco Giants Felipe Alou

±hosted the MLB All Star Game

Major league baseball final standings[edit]


  League Division Series League Championship Series World Series
  1  New York Yankees 3  
3  Minnesota 1  
  1  New York Yankees 4  
American League
  4  Boston 3  
2  Oakland 2
  4  Boston 3  
    AL  New York Yankees 2
  NL  Florida 4
  1  Atlanta 2  
3  Chicago Cubs 3  
  3  Chicago Cubs 3
National League
  4  Florida 4  
2  San Francisco 1
  4  Florida 3  

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 Éric Gagné LA 55
SB Carl Crawford TB 55 Juan Pierre FLA 65



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