1989 Major League Baseball season

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
Number of games162
Number of teams26
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
World Series MVPDave Stewart (OAK)
MLB seasons

Awards and honorsEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

Statistic American League National League
AVG Kirby Puckett MIN .339 Tony Gwynn SD .336
HR Fred McGriff TOR 36 Kevin Mitchell SF 47
RBI Rubén Sierra TEX 119 Kevin Mitchell SF 125
Wins Bret Saberhagen KC 23 Mike Scott HOU 20
ERA Bret Saberhagen KC 2.16 Scott Garrelts SF 2.28
SO Nolan Ryan TEX 301 José DeLeón STL 201
SV Jeff Russell TEX 38 Mark Davis SD 44
SB Rickey Henderson NYY/OAK 77 Vince Coleman STL 65

StandingsEdit

PostseasonEdit

BracketEdit

  League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
                 
East Toronto 1  
West Oakland 4  
    AL Oakland 4
  NL San Francisco 0
East Chi Cubs 1
West San Francisco 4  

ManagersEdit

American LeagueEdit

Team Manager Notes
Baltimore Orioles Frank Robinson
Boston Red Sox Joe Morgan (manager)
California Angels Doug Rader
Chicago White Sox Jeff Torborg
Cleveland Indians Doc Edwards, John Hart
Detroit Tigers Sparky Anderson
Kansas City Royals John Wathan
Milwaukee Brewers Tom Trebelhorn
Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly
New York Yankees Dallas Green, Bucky Dent
Oakland Athletics Tony La Russa Won World Series
Seattle Mariners Jim Lefebvre
Texas Rangers Bobby Valentine
Toronto Blue Jays Jimy Williams, Cito Gaston

National LeagueEdit

Team Manager Notes
Atlanta Braves Russ Nixon
Chicago Cubs Don Zimmer
Cincinnati Reds Pete Rose, Tommy Helms
Houston Astros Art Howe
Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda
Montreal Expos Buck Rodgers
New York Mets Davey Johnson
Philadelphia Phillies Nick Leyva
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Leyland
St. Louis Cardinals Whitey Herzog
San Diego Padres Jack McKeon
San Francisco Giants Roger Craig Won National League Pennant

Home Field Attendance & PayrollEdit

Team Name Wins Home attendance Per Game Est. Payroll
Toronto Blue Jays[1] 89 2.3% 3,375,883 30.1% 41,678 $16,586,666 15.1%
St. Louis Cardinals[2] 86 13.2% 3,080,980 6.5% 37,120 $16,078,833 21.9%
Los Angeles Dodgers[3] 77 -18.1% 2,944,653 -1.2% 36,354 $21,071,562 22.9%
New York Mets[4] 87 -13.0% 2,918,710 -4.5% 36,033 $19,885,071 29.1%
Oakland Athletics[5] 99 -4.8% 2,667,225 16.6% 32,929 $16,314,265 53.1%
California Angels[6] 91 21.3% 2,647,291 13.1% 32,683 $15,097,833 23.2%
Baltimore Orioles[7] 87 61.1% 2,535,208 52.7% 31,299 $10,916,401 -24.1%
Boston Red Sox[8] 83 -6.7% 2,510,012 1.8% 30,988 $18,556,748 26.3%
Chicago Cubs[9] 93 20.8% 2,491,942 19.3% 30,765 $11,918,000 -14.6%
Kansas City Royals[10] 92 9.5% 2,477,700 5.4% 30,589 $18,914,068 27.4%
Minnesota Twins[11] 80 -12.1% 2,277,438 -24.9% 28,117 $16,806,666 26.3%
New York Yankees[12] 74 -12.9% 2,170,485 -17.6% 26,796 $17,114,375 -16.0%
San Francisco Giants[13] 92 10.8% 2,059,701 15.4% 25,428 $15,040,834 17.3%
Texas Rangers[14] 83 18.6% 2,043,993 29.2% 25,234 $11,893,781 86.3%
San Diego Padres[15] 89 7.2% 2,009,031 33.3% 24,803 $15,295,000 42.6%
Cincinnati Reds[16] 75 -13.8% 1,979,320 -4.5% 24,436 $11,717,000 20.8%
Milwaukee Brewers[17] 81 -6.9% 1,970,735 2.5% 24,330 $12,716,000 33.8%
Philadelphia Phillies[18] 67 3.1% 1,861,985 -6.4% 22,987 $10,779,000 -22.5%
Houston Astros[19] 86 4.9% 1,834,908 -5.1% 22,377 $15,579,500 23.2%
Montreal Expos[20] 81 0.0% 1,783,533 20.6% 22,019 $13,807,389 37.4%
Detroit Tigers[21] 59 -33.0% 1,543,656 -25.8% 19,057 $15,669,304 16.7%
Pittsburgh Pirates[22] 74 -12.9% 1,374,141 -26.4% 16,965 $13,992,500 96.3%
Seattle Mariners[23] 73 7.4% 1,298,443 27.0% 16,030 $10,099,500 30.2%
Cleveland Indians[24] 73 -6.4% 1,285,542 -8.9% 15,871 $9,894,500 6.8%
Chicago White Sox[25] 69 -2.8% 1,045,651 -6.3% 13,071 $8,565,410 0.3%
Atlanta Braves[26] 63 16.7% 984,930 16.1% 12,467 $11,180,334 -14.4%

Television coverageEdit

Network Day of week Announcers
ABC Thursday nights Al Michaels, Jim Palmer, Tim McCarver, Gary Thorne, Joe Morgan
NBC Saturday afternoons Vin Scully, Tom Seaver, Bob Costas, Tony Kubek

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

ReferencesEdit

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