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The 1991 Major League Baseball season saw the Minnesota Twins defeat the Atlanta Braves for the World Series title, in a series where every game was won by the home team.

1991 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
SportBaseball
DurationApril 8 – October 27, 1991
Draft
Top draft pickBrien Taylor
Picked byNew York Yankees
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Cal Ripken, Jr. (BAL)
NL: Terry Pendleton (ATL)
League Postseason
AL championsMinnesota Twins
  AL runners-upToronto Blue Jays
NL championsAtlanta Braves
  NL runners-upPittsburgh Pirates
World Series
ChampionsMinnesota Twins
  Runners-upAtlanta Braves
Finals MVPJack Morris (MIN)
MLB seasons
The Baltimore Orioles at play during a 1991 home game at Memorial Stadium.

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Awards and honorsEdit

Statistical leadersEdit

Major league baseball final standingsEdit

There was quite a bit of parity in the American League, as 10 teams finished within 10 games of each other, and only 3 teams (Yankees, Orioles, and Indians) had losing records. The standings in the American League West were quite notable because all the teams in that division finished with at least a .500 record.

PostseasonEdit

  League Championship Series
(ALCS, NLCS)
World Series
                 
East Toronto 1  
West Minnesota 4  
    AL Minnesota 4
  NL Atlanta 3
East Pittsburgh 3
West Atlanta 4  

ManagersEdit

Television coverageEdit

EventsEdit

January–MarchEdit

  • January 6 – Alan Wiggins, former leadoff hitter for the San Diego Padres and a key member of their 1984 pennant run, becomes the first baseball player known to die of AIDS. He was 32.
  • January 7 – Pete Rose is released from Marion Federal Prison after serving a five-month sentence for tax evasion.
  • January 8 – Rod Carew, Gaylord Perry and Ferguson Jenkins are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, with Carew becoming the 22nd player to be named in his first year of eligibility.
  • February 4 – The 12 members of the board of directors of the Hall of Fame vote unanimously to bar Pete Rose from the ballot. He will become eligible again only if the commissioner reinstates him by December 2005.
  • February 26 – New York Yankees second baseman Tony Lazzeri and major league owner Bill Veeck are elected to the Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.

April–JuneEdit

July–SeptemberEdit

October–DecemberEdit

MoviesEdit

DeathsEdit

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Giuliotti, Ed (April 14, 1991). "Van Slyke Creates Sticky Situation Over Helmet Decals". Sun-Sentinel. Retrieved December 8, 2017.