1971 Major League Baseball season

The 1971 Major League Baseball season was the final season for the Senators in Washington, D.C., before the team's relocation to the Dallas-Fort Worth suburb Arlington for the following season, as the Texas Rangers, leaving the nation's capital without a baseball team of its own until 2005.

1971 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 5 – October 17, 1971
Number of games162
Number of teams24
Draft
Top draft pickDanny Goodwin
Picked byChicago White Sox
Regular season
Season MVPAL: Vida Blue (OAK)
NL: Joe Torre (STL)
Postseason
AL championsBaltimore Orioles
  AL runners-upOakland Athletics
NL championsPittsburgh Pirates
  NL runners-upSan Francisco Giants
World Series
ChampionsPittsburgh Pirates
  Runners-upBaltimore Orioles
World Series MVPRoberto Clemente (PIT)
MLB seasons

This was the final season the majority of MLB teams wore wool flannel uniforms. The Pirates and Cardinals wore double knit uniforms of nylon and rayon throughout 1971, and the Orioles gradually phased out flannels, going all-double knit in time for the ALCS. By 1973, flannel uniforms completely disappeared from the MLB scene.

StandingsEdit

PostseasonEdit

BracketEdit

  League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
                 
East Baltimore 3  
West Oakland 0  
    AL Baltimore 3
  NL Pittsburgh 4
East Pittsburgh 3
West San Francisco 1  

Awards and honorsEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

Statistic American League National League
AVG Tony Oliva MIN .337 Joe Torre STL .363
HR Bill Melton CHW 33 Willie Stargell PIT 48
RBI Harmon Killebrew MIN 119 Joe Torre STL 137
Wins Mickey Lolich DET 25 Ferguson Jenkins CHC 24
ERA Vida Blue OAK 1.82 Tom Seaver NYM 1.76
SO Mickey Lolich DET 308 Tom Seaver NYM 289
SV Ken Sanders MIL 31 Dave Giusti PIT 30
SB Amos Otis KC 52 Lou Brock STL 64

Regular Season RecapEdit

Three of the four division races were anticlimactic; the only race was in the N.L. West between old rivals Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants. The Giants led by 8.5 games on September 1 but the Dodgers chipped away. In mid September, the Dodgers won 8 in a row, including 5 over the Giants to narrow the gap to one game. But they could get no closer; ultimately both teams won on the final day of the season and the Giants won the division by 1 game.

Home Field AttendanceEdit

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game
New York Mets[1] 83 0.0% 2,266,680 -16.0% 27,984
Los Angeles Dodgers[2] 89 2.3% 2,064,594 21.7% 25,489
Boston Red Sox[3] 85 -2.3% 1,678,732 5.2% 20,984
Chicago Cubs[4] 83 -1.2% 1,653,007 0.6% 20,407
St. Louis Cardinals[5] 90 18.4% 1,604,671 -1.5% 19,569
Detroit Tigers[6] 91 15.2% 1,591,073 6.0% 19,643
Philadelphia Phillies[7] 67 -8.2% 1,511,223 113.4% 18,657
Pittsburgh Pirates[8] 97 9.0% 1,501,132 11.9% 18,764
Cincinnati Reds[9] 79 -22.5% 1,501,122 -16.8% 18,532
Montreal Expos[10] 71 -2.7% 1,290,963 -9.4% 16,137
Houston Astros[11] 79 0.0% 1,261,589 0.6% 15,575
San Francisco Giants[12] 90 4.7% 1,106,043 49.3% 13,655
New York Yankees[13] 82 -11.8% 1,070,771 -5.8% 13,219
Baltimore Orioles[14] 101 -6.5% 1,023,037 -3.2% 13,286
Atlanta Braves[15] 82 7.9% 1,006,320 -6.7% 12,272
Minnesota Twins[16] 74 -24.5% 940,858 -25.4% 11,910
California Angels[17] 76 -11.6% 926,373 -14.0% 11,437
Oakland Athletics[18] 101 13.5% 914,993 17.6% 11,296
Kansas City Royals[19] 85 30.8% 910,784 31.4% 11,244
Chicago White Sox[20] 79 41.1% 833,891 68.3% 10,295
Milwaukee Brewers[21] 69 6.2% 731,531 -21.7% 8,921
Washington Senators[22] 63 -10.0% 655,156 -20.6% 8,088
Cleveland Indians[23] 60 -21.1% 591,361 -19.0% 7,301
San Diego Padres[24] 61 -3.2% 557,513 -13.4% 6,883

EventsEdit

January–JuneEdit

July–DecemberEdit

ReferencesEdit

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