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The 1966 Major League Baseball season was contested from April 11 to October 9, 1966. The Atlanta Braves played their inaugural season in Atlanta, following their relocation from Milwaukee. Three teams played the 1966 season in new stadiums. On April 12, the Braves ushered in Atlanta–Fulton County Stadium with the Pittsburgh Pirates taking a 3–2 win in 13 innings. One week later, Anaheim Stadium opened with the California Angels losing to the Chicago White Sox, 3–1 in the Angels' debut in neighboring Orange County. On May 8, the St. Louis Cardinals closed out old Sportsman's Park/Busch Stadium I with a 10–5 loss to the San Francisco Giants before opening the new Busch Memorial Stadium four days later with a 4–3 win in 12 innings over the Atlanta Braves.

1966 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 11 – October 9, 1966
Draft
Top draft pickSteve Chilcott
Picked byNew York Mets
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Frank Robinson (BAL)
NL: Roberto Clemente (PIT)
Postseason
AL championsBaltimore Orioles
  AL runners-upMinnesota Twins
NL championsLos Angeles Dodgers
  NL runners-upSan Francisco Giants
World Series
ChampionsBaltimore Orioles
  Runners-upLos Angeles Dodgers
Finals MVPFrank Robinson (BAL)
MLB seasons

In the World Series the Baltimore Orioles defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 0.

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Awards and honorsEdit

MLB statistical leadersEdit

 
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG Frank Robinson1 BAL .316 Matty Alou PIT .342
HR Frank Robinson1 BAL 49 Hank Aaron ATL 44
RBI Frank Robinson1 BAL 122 Hank Aaron ATL 127
Wins Jim Kaat MIN 25 Sandy Koufax2 LA 27
ERA Gary Peters CHW 1.98 Sandy Koufax2 LA 1.73
K Sam McDowell CLE 225 Sandy Koufax2 LA 317
SV Jack Aker KC 32 Phil Regan LA 21
SB Bert Campaneris KC 52 Lou Brock STL 74

1 American League Triple Crown Batting Winner
2 National League Triple Crown Pitching

Major league baseball final standingsEdit

American League final standingsEdit

American League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Baltimore Orioles 97 63 .606
Minnesota Twins 89 73 .549 9
Detroit Tigers 88 74 .543 10
Chicago White Sox 83 79 .512 15
Cleveland Indians 81 81 .500 17
California Angels 80 82 .494 18
Kansas City Athletics 74 86 .463 23
Washington Senators 71 88 .447 25.5
Boston Red Sox 72 90 .444 26
New York Yankees 70 89 .440 26.5

National League final standingsEdit

National League
Club Wins Losses Win %   GB
Los Angeles Dodgers 95 67 .586
San Francisco Giants 93 68 .578 1.5
Pittsburgh Pirates 92 70 .568 3
Philadelphia Phillies 87 75 .537 8
Atlanta Braves 85 77 .525 10
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 .512 12
Cincinnati Reds 76 84 .475 18
Houston Astros 72 90 .444 23
New York Mets 66 95 .410 28.5
Chicago Cubs 59 103 .364 36

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