1989 Major League Baseball Season
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1989 Major League Baseball Season

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

The 1989 Major League Baseball season saw the Oakland Athletics win their first World Series title since 1974.

Awards and honors

Statistical leaders

Standings

Postseason

Bracket

  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  

Managers

American League

National League

Home Field Attendance & Payroll

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 coverage

Events

Movies

Deaths

  • 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

References

  1. ^ "Toronto Blue Jays Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ "New York Mets Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  6. ^ "Los Angeles Angels Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  7. ^ "Baltimore Orioles Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  8. ^ "Boston Red Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  9. ^ "Chicago Cubs Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  10. ^ "Kansas City Royals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  11. ^ "Minnesota Twins Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  12. ^ "New York Yankees Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  13. ^ "San Francisco Giants Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  14. ^ "Texas Rangers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  15. ^ "San Diego Padres Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  16. ^ "Cincinnati Reds Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  17. ^ "Milwaukee Brewers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  18. ^ "Oakland Athletics Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  19. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  20. ^ "Washington Nationals Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  21. ^ "Detroit Tigers Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  22. ^ "Pittsburgh Pirates Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  23. ^ "Seattle Mariners Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  24. ^ "Cleveland Indians Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  25. ^ "Chicago White Sox Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  26. ^ "Atlanta Braves Attendance, Stadiums and Park Factors". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2020.
  27. ^ "Singles - Team Singles Records". baseball-almanac.com. Retrieved 2012.
  28. ^ "Los Angeles Dodgers vs Montreal Expos August 23, 1989 Box Score". Baseball-Almanac.com. Retrieved 2012.

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