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The following are the baseball events of the year 1993 throughout the world.

List of years in baseball



Awards and honorsEdit

MLB statistical leadersEdit

  American League National League
Type Name Stat Name Stat
AVG John Olerud TOR .363 Andrés Galarraga COL .370
HR Juan González TEX 46 Barry Bonds SFG 46
RBI Albert Belle CLE 129 Barry Bonds SFG 123
Wins Jack McDowell CHW 22 John Burkett SFG & Tom Glavine ATL 22
ERA Kevin Appier KCR 2.56 Greg Maddux ATL 2.36

Major league baseball final standingsEdit








  • October 3 – The National League West pennant race is decided on the last day of the season, as the Atlanta Braves triumph over the Colorado Rockies 5-3, while the San Francisco Giants are steamrolled by rival Los Angeles Dodgers 12-1. The 103-win Giants are denied a spot in the playoffs, as the Braves take the division by a single game.
  • October 4 – The Chicago Cubs, with an 84-78 win-loss record, gain their first winning-season in a non-title year since 1972. From 1973 through 1992 the Cubs have a non-winning record except for their NL Eastern division title years of 1984 and 1989.
  • October 4 – The Cleveland Indians fall to the Chicago White Sox 4-0 in the final game ever played at Cleveland Stadium.
  • October 4 – The Texas Rangers fall to the Kansas City Royals 4-1 in the final game ever played at Arlington Stadium.
  • October 10 – Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas was named The American League MVP. The first baseman, who ranks in the top 10 of the league's nine offensive categories, batted .317 with 41 home runs and knocked in 128 RBIs for the divisional champions White Sox/
  • October 13 – The Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 in the final game of the 1993 National League Championship Series to win the series 4 games to 2. Mitch Williams strikes out Bill Pecota to end the game. Curt Schilling is named the NLCS MVP.
  • October 23 – In a dramatic finish, Joe Carter of the Toronto Blue Jays homers off reliever Mitch Williams with two runners on base in the bottom of the 9th inning to give Toronto an 8-6 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies and the 1993 World Series championship. Lenny Dykstra hits his fourth homer of the Series for the Phillies. Paul Molitor is named the World Series MVP. This is the last Major League Baseball game to date to be televised by CBS.
  • November 3 – Greg Maddux wins his second NL Cy Young Award as he easily outpoints Bill Swift of the Giants and teammate Tom Glavine on ballots cast by the BBWAA. The 27-year old right hander becomes the first hurler to win baseball's best pitcher honors in back-to-back seasons for two different teams. He won the award as a member of the Cubs in 1992.
  • November 19: Howard Johnson who would turn 33 at the end of the month becomes the first free agent to sign with another team this off-season when he agreed to a one-year deal worth $2,100,000 to play for the Colorado Rockies. the switch-hitting slugger who led the National League in homers and RBIs two years ago with the New York Mets, has seen his production drop in recent seasons, primarily due to injuries.
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  • January 21 – Charlie Gehringer, 89, Hall of Fame second baseman who played his entire career for the Detroit Tigers, batting .320 lifetime, scoring 100 runs twelve times, and collecting 200 hits seven times; 1937 MVP had seven 100-RBI seasons, led AL in hits and doubles twice each and in steals and triples once each, retired with 7th most doubles in history and record for career double plays.
  • January 28 – Vern Kennedy, 85, twice All-Star pitcher for seven teams between 1934 and 1945, who threw a no-hitter against the Cleveland Indians in 1935.
  • February 10 – Rip Repulski, 65, All-Star outfielder, mainly with the Cardinals and Phillies.
  • March 6 – George Stumpf, 82, outfielder who played in the early 1930s for the Boston Red Sox and Chicago White Sox.
  • March 22 – Steve Olin, 27, relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians since 1989 whose 48 saves ranked third in club history.
  • March 23 – Tim Crews, 31, relief pitcher newly acquired by the Indians who had 15 saves in 281 appearances for the Dodgers.


  • April 21 – Hal Schumacher, 82, All-Star pitcher who won 158 games for the New York Giants; pitched 10-inning victory in 1936 World Series.
  • April 22 – Mark Koenig, 88, shortstop who was the last survivor from the 1927 New York Yankees "Murderers' Row" team; batted .319 the next year.
  • June 2 – Johnny Mize, 80, Hall of Fame first baseman, primarily for the Cardinals and New York Giants, who won four NL home run titles and retired with the sixth most HRs in history; MVP runnerup in 1939 and 1940 batted .312 in his career and led NL in RBI and total bases three times each and in runs, doubles and triples once each; hit three home runs in a game six times.
  • June 4 – Bobby Reeves, 93, utility-man who played all positions except catcher for the Washington Senators and Boston Red Sox from 1926 to 1931.
  • June 8 – Roy Henshaw, 81, left-handed pitcher for the Cubs, Dodgers, Cardinals and Tigers from 1933–44.
  • June 26 – Roy Campanella, 71, Hall of Fame catcher for the Brooklyn Dodgers who won three MVP awards (1951-53-55) after several standout years in the Negro Leagues; posted a career .500 slugging percentage, highest of any catcher; in 1953, led NL in RBI and became first catcher to hit 40 home runs; career was ended by an automobile accident that left him paralyzed.


  • July 3 – Don Drysdale, 56, Hall of Fame pitcher for the Brooklyn and Los Angeles Dodgers who won 1962 Cy Young Award and set record with ​58 23 consecutive scoreless innings in 1968; led NL in strikeouts three times and hit batsmen five times.
  • July 4 – Walter Stephenson, 82, backup catcher for the Chicago Cubs and Philadelphia Phillies from 1935 to 1938.
  • July 5 – Charlie Bishop, 64, pitcher for the Philadelphia & Kansas City Athletics from 1952 to 1955.
  • July 7 – Ben Chapman, 84, All-Star outfielder who batted .300 six times and led AL in steals four times; as manager of the Phillies, vociferously opposed Jackie Robinson's entry into major leagues.
  • July 7 – Larry Napp, 77, American League umpire from 1951 to 1974 who worked in four World Series and four All-Star Games.
  • July 17 – Harold Greiner, 86, All-American Girls Professional Baseball League manager.
  • July 18 – Ted Sadowski, 57, a relief pitcher for the Washington Senators and Minnesota Twins and one of three major league brothers.
  • August 1 – Ewing Kauffman, 76, Owner of the Kansas City Royals.
  • August 12 – Quincy Trouppe, 80, Negro League catcher who was a 39-year-old rookie with the Cleveland Indians in 1952; with pitcher "Toothpick Sam" Jones, formed the first black battery in American League history on May 3, 1952.
  • August 21 – Felix Evans, 82, Negro league baseball pitcher from 1934 to 1949.
  • September 12 – Granny Hamner, 66, All-Star shortstop for the Phillies who batted .429 in the World Series with the 1950 "Whiz Kids" team.
  • September 15 – Ethan Allen, 89, center fielder for six teams who batted .300 lifetime and led NL in doubles in 1934; later coached Yale teams with players including future President George H. W. Bush.
  • September 19 – Frank Wurm, 79, pitcher for the 1944 Brooklyn Dodgers.


  • October 21 – Bob Hunter, 80, sportswriter for several Los Angeles newspapers.
  • October 23 – Steve Wylie, 82, Negro league baseball pitcher from 1944 to 1947.
  • October 28 – Cal Koonce, 52, relief pitcher who played for the Cubs, Mets and Red Sox and was a member of the 1969 Mets World Championship team.
  • November 4 – Doris Satterfield, 67, three-time All-Star outfielder and member of two AAGPBL champion teams.
  • November 4 – Cliff Young, 29, pitcher for the Cleveland Indians who was the 3rd active player of 1993 Indians to die.
  • November 6 – Ed Sadowski, 62, a catcher for the original Angels who also played with the Braves and Red Sox.
  • November 8 – Hank Leiber, 82, Cubs and Giants All-Star outfielder who hit .288 with 101 home runs and 518 RBI from 1933–42, including a three-home run game in 1939.
  • November 12 – Bill Dickey, 86, Hall of Fame catcher for the Yankees who batted .313 lifetime, had four 100-RBI seasons, and was the first AL catcher to hit 200 home runs; 11-time All-Star batted .362 in 1936, caught 38 World Series games, and was later a coach.
  • November 25 – Burgess Whitehead, 83, last surviving member of the St. Louis Cardinals Gashouse Gang team that won the 1934 World Series.
  • December 28 – Augie Galan, 81, three-time All-Star outfielder who played 16 seasons in the majors and led the National League in stolen bases twice for the Chicago Cubs.
  • December 29 – Shirley Jameson, 75, AAGPBL All-Star center fielder.
  • December 30 – Tom Alston, 67, first black player in St. Louis Cardinals history.


  1. ^ "Baseball Awards Voting for 1993". Archived from the original on 15 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-29.