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1992 Major League Baseball season

The 1992 Major League Baseball season saw the Toronto Blue Jays defeat the Atlanta Braves in the World Series, becoming the first team outside the United States to win the World Series.

1992 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 6 – October 24, 1992
Top draft pickPhil Nevin
Picked byHouston Astros
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Dennis Eckersley (OAK)
NL: Barry Bonds (PIT)
League postseason
AL championsToronto Blue Jays
  AL runners-upOakland Athletics
NL championsAtlanta Braves
  NL runners-upPittsburgh Pirates
World Series
ChampionsToronto Blue Jays
  Runners-upAtlanta Braves
Finals MVPPat Borders (TOR)
MLB seasons
The Texas Rangers playing host to the Detroit Tigers at Arlington Stadium during a 1992 regular season game.

A resurgence in pitching dominance occurred during this season. On average, one out of every seven games pitched that season was a shutout; in 2,106 MLB regular-season games, 298 shutouts were pitched (up from 272 in 2,104 regular-season games in 1991).[1][2] Two teams pitched at least 20 shutouts each; the Atlanta Braves led the Majors with 24 and the Pittsburgh Pirates finished second with 20. In the National League, no team hit more than 138 home runs and no team scored 700 runs. The San Francisco Giants were shut out 18 times, the most in the Majors.[3][4] The effect was similar in the American League. In 1991, two AL teams had scored at least 800 runs and three had collected 1,500 hits.[5] In 1992, no team scored 800 runs and only one reached 1,500 hits.[6] The California Angels were shut out 15 times, the most in the AL.[7]

Awards and honorsEdit

Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards
BBWAA Award National League American League
Rookie of the Year Eric Karros (LAD) Pat Listach (MIL)
Cy Young Award Greg Maddux (CHC) Dennis Eckersley (OAK)
Manager of the Year Jim Leyland (PIT) Tony La Russa (OAK)
Most Valuable Player Barry Bonds (PIT) Dennis Eckersley (OAK)
Gold Glove Awards
Position National League American League
Pitcher Greg Maddux (CHC) Mark Langston (CAL)
Catcher Tom Pagnozzi (STL) Iván Rodríguez (TEX)
First Baseman Mark Grace (CHC) Don Mattingly (NYY)
Second Baseman José Lind (PIT) Roberto Alomar (TOR)
Third Baseman Terry Pendleton (ATL) Robin Ventura (CHW)
Shortstop Ozzie Smith (STL) Cal Ripken Jr. (BAL)
Outfielders Barry Bonds (PIT) Kirby Puckett (MIN)
Larry Walker (MON) Devon White (TOR)
Andy Van Slyke (PIT) Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA)
Silver Slugger Awards
Pitcher/Designated Hitter Dwight Gooden (NYM) Dave Winfield (TOR)
Catcher Darren Daulton (PHI) Mickey Tettleton (DET)
First Baseman Fred McGriff (SD) Mark McGwire (OAK)
Second Baseman Ryne Sandberg (CHC) Roberto Alomar (TOR)
Third Baseman Gary Sheffield (SD) Edgar Martínez (SEA)
Shortstop Barry Larkin (CIN) Travis Fryman (DET)
Outfielders Barry Bonds (PIT) Joe Carter (TOR)
Andy Van Slyke (PIT) Juan González (TEX)
Larry Walker (MON) Kirby Puckett (MIN)

Statistical leadersEdit

Major league baseball final standingsEdit


  League Championship Series
World Series
East Toronto 4  
West Oakland 2  
    AL Toronto 4
  NL Atlanta 2
East Pittsburgh 3
West Atlanta 4  


Television coverageEdit





External linksEdit


  1. ^ "1992 Major League Baseball Standard Pitching". Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  2. ^ "1991 Major League Baseball Standard Pitching". Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  3. ^ "1992 National League Standard Pitching". Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  4. ^ "1992 San Francisco Giants". Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  5. ^ "1991 American League Standard Batting". Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  6. ^ "1992 American League Standard Batting". Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  7. ^ "1992 California Angels". Retrieved December 26, 2014.
  8. ^ "Today In All Teams History – September 26". Retrieved September 26, 2015.