1993 Major League Baseball season

The 1993 Major League Baseball season was the final season of two-division play in each league, before the Central Division was added the following season, giving both the NL and AL three divisions each.

1993 MLB season
LeagueMajor League Baseball
DurationApril 5 – October 23, 1993
Top draft pickAlex Rodriguez
Picked bySeattle Mariners
Regular Season
Season MVPAL: Frank Thomas (CHW)
NL: Barry Bonds (SF)
League postseason
AL championsToronto Blue Jays
  AL runners-upChicago White Sox
NL championsPhiladelphia Phillies
  NL runners-upAtlanta Braves
World Series
ChampionsToronto Blue Jays
  Runners-upPhiladelphia Phillies
Finals MVPPaul Molitor (TOR)
MLB seasons
The Cleveland Indians playing host to the Milwaukee Brewers at Cleveland Municipal Stadium during a 1993 home game.

Sixteen years after the American League expanded from 12 to 14 teams, the National League finally followed suit, with the Colorado Rockies and the Florida Marlins (now the Miami Marlins) joining the NL. It was also the first season since 1976 that both leagues had the same number of teams. The Toronto Blue Jays capped off the season by winning their second consecutive World Series title, beating the Philadelphia Phillies in six games. The World Series was clinched when, in one of the most famous moments in baseball, Joe Carter hit a three-run walk off home run in the 9th to seal the victory at home.

Awards and honorsEdit

Baseball Writers' Association of America Awards
BBWAA Award National League American League
Rookie of the Year Mike Piazza (LA) Tim Salmon (CAL)
Cy Young Award Greg Maddux (ATL) Jack McDowell (CHW)
Manager of the Year Dusty Baker (SF) Gene Lamont (CHW)
Most Valuable Player Barry Bonds (SF) Frank Thomas (CHW)
Gold Glove Awards
Position National League American League
Pitcher Greg Maddux (ATL) Mark Langston (CAL)
Catcher Kirt Manwaring (SF) Iván Rodríguez (TEX)
First Baseman Mark Grace (CHC) Don Mattingly (NYY)
Second Baseman Robby Thompson (SF) Roberto Alomar (TOR)
Third Baseman Matt Williams (SF) Robin Ventura (CHW)
Shortstop Jay Bell (PIT) Omar Vizquel (SEA)
Outfielders Barry Bonds (SF) Kenny Lofton (CLE)
Larry Walker (MON) Devon White (TOR)
Marquis Grissom (MON) Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA)
Silver Slugger Awards
Pitcher/Designated Hitter Orel Hershiser (LA) Paul Molitor (TOR)
Catcher Mike Piazza (LA) Mike Stanley (NYY)
First Baseman Fred McGriff (SD, ATL) Frank Thomas (CHW)
Second Baseman Robby Thompson (SF) Carlos Baerga (CLE)
Third Baseman Matt Williams (SF) Wade Boggs (NYY)
Shortstop Jay Bell (PIT) Cal Ripken Jr. (BAL)
Outfielders Barry Bonds (SF) Albert Belle (CLE)
Lenny Dykstra (PHI) Juan González (TEX)
David Justice (ATL) Ken Griffey Jr. (SEA)

Statistical leadersEdit

Statistic American League National League
AVG John Olerud TOR .363 Andrés Galarraga COL .370
HR Juan González TEX 46 Barry Bonds SF 46
RBI Albert Belle CLE 129 Barry Bonds SF 123
Wins Jack McDowell CHW 22 John Burkett SF 22
ERA Kevin Appier KC 2.56 Greg Maddux ATL 2.36
SO Randy Johnson SEA 308 José Rijo CIN 227
SV Jeff Montgomery KC
Duane Ward TOR
45 Randy Myers CHC 53
SB Kenny Lofton CLE 70 Chuck Carr FLA 58

Major league baseball final standingsEdit


  League Championship Series
World Series
East Toronto 4  
West Chicago Sox 2  
    AL Toronto 4
  NL Philadelphia 2
East Philadelphia 4
West Atlanta 2  


American LeagueEdit

Team Manager Comments
Baltimore Orioles Johnny Oates
Boston Red Sox Butch Hobson
California Angels Buck Rodgers
Chicago White Sox Gene Lamont Won American League West
Cleveland Indians Mike Hargrove
Detroit Tigers Sparky Anderson
Kansas City Royals Hal McRae
Milwaukee Brewers Phil Garner
Minnesota Twins Tom Kelly
New York Yankees Buck Showalter
Oakland Athletics Tony La Russa
Seattle Mariners Lou Piniella
Texas Rangers Kevin Kennedy
Toronto Blue Jays Cito Gaston Won World Series

National LeagueEdit

Team Manager Comments
Atlanta Braves Bobby Cox Won National League West
Chicago Cubs Jim Lefebvre
Cincinnati Reds Tony Pérez Replaced during the season by Davey Johnson
Colorado Rockies Don Baylor Expansion team
Florida Marlins Rene Lachemann Expansion team
Houston Astros Art Howe
Los Angeles Dodgers Tommy Lasorda
Montreal Expos Felipe Alou
New York Mets Jeff Torborg Replaced during the season by Dallas Green
Philadelphia Phillies Jim Fregosi Won the National League pennant
Pittsburgh Pirates Jim Leyland
St. Louis Cardinals Joe Torre
San Diego Padres Jim Riggleman
San Francisco Giants Dusty Baker

Television coverageEdit

Network Day of week Announcers
CBS Saturday afternoons Sean McDonough, Tim McCarver, Greg Gumbel, Jim Kaat
ESPN Sunday nights
Tuesday nights
Wednesday nights
Friday nights
Jon Miller, Joe Morgan


External linksEdit


  1. ^ Pellowski, Michael J (2007). The Little Giant Books of Baseball Facts. United States: Sterling Publishing Co. pp. 352. ISBN 9781402742736.
  2. ^ "George Brett - BR Bullpen". www.baseball-reference.com. Retrieved March 17, 2018.