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The 1989 Major League Baseball season saw the Oakland Athletics win their first World Series title since 1974.

1989 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 3 – October 28, 1989
Draft
Top draft pickBen McDonald
Picked byBaltimore Orioles
Regular season
Season MVPNL: Kevin Mitchell (SF)
AL: Robin Yount (MIL)
League postseason
AL championsOakland Athletics
  AL runners-upToronto Blue Jays
NL championsSan Francisco Giants
  NL runners-upChicago Cubs
World Series
ChampionsOakland Athletics
  Runners-upSan Francisco Giants
Finals MVPDave Stewart (OAK)
MLB seasons

Contents

Awards and honorsEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

Major league baseball final standingsEdit

PostseasonEdit

  League Championship Series
NBC
World Series
ABC
                 
East Toronto 1  
West Oakland 4  
    AL Oakland 4
  NL San Francisco 0
East Chicago Cubs 1
West San Francisco 4  

ManagersEdit

Television coverageEdit

EventsEdit

MoviesEdit

DeathsEdit

  • January 9 – Bill Terry, 90, Hall of Fame first baseman for the New York Giants who batted .341 lifetime and was the last National Leaguer to hit .400 (.401 in 1930); also managed Giants to 1933 World Series title
  • January 21 – Carl Furillo, 66, All-Star right fielder for the Dodgers who batted .300 five times and won 1953 batting title
  • January 22 – Willie Wells, 83, All-Star shortstop of the Negro Leagues who combined batting power with excellent defense
  • January 23 – George Case, 73, All-Star outfielder for the Washington Senators who led the AL in stolen bases six times
  • February 17 – Lefty Gómez, 80, Hall of Fame pitcher for the New York Yankees who had four 20-win seasons and a .649 career winning percentage; led AL in strikeouts three times and in wins and ERA twice each, and was 6–0 in World Series
  • April 8 – Bus Saidt, 68, sportswriter who covered the Phillies, Mets and Yankees for the Trenton Times since 1967; previously a minor league broadcaster
  • April 16 – Jocko Conlan, 89, Hall of Fame umpire who worked in the National League from 1941 to 1964, including five World Series and six All-Star Games
  • May 17 – Specs Toporcer, 90, infielder for the Cardinals for eight seasons, and the first non-pitcher to wear eyeglasses; later a minor league manager
  • June 8 – Bibb Falk, 90, left fielder who batted .314 with White Sox and Indians; coached Texas to two College World Series titles
  • June 8 – Emil Verban, 73, All-Star second baseman for four NL teams who hit .412 in the 1944 World Series
  • June 15 – Judy Johnson, 89, Hall of Fame third baseman of the Negro Leagues who became the major leagues' first black coach, and later a scout
  • July 18 – Donnie Moore, 35, All-Star relief pitcher who never overcame the disappointment from giving up a pivotal home run in the 1986 ALCS
  • August 17 – Fred Frankhouse, 85, All-Star pitcher for the Cardinals, Braves and Dodgers who ended Carl Hubbell's 24-game winning streak in 1937
  • August 30 – Joe Collins, 66, first baseman for the New York Yankees who hit four World Series homers
  • September 1 – A. Bartlett Giamatti, 51, commissioner of baseball since April, previously NL president since 1986, known for numerous writings on the sport as well as his banishment of Pete Rose

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Singles – Team Singles Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers vs Montreal Expos August 23, 1989 Box Score". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved May 14, 2012.