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The 1966 season of the National League was the ninety-first season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
1 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 95 67 0 .586 -.- 606 (3.74) 490 (3.02) 0.256 0.310 0.362 2.62 0.979
2 San Francisco Giants 161 93 68 0 .578 1.5 675 (4.19) 626 (3.89) 0.248 0.300 0.392 3.24 0.974
3 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 92 70 0 .568 3.0 759 (4.69) 641 (3.96) 0.279 0.327 0.428 3.52 0.978
4 Philadelphia Phillies 162 87 75 0 .537 8.0 696 (4.30) 640 (3.95) 0.258 0.320 0.378 3.57 0.982
5 Atlanta Braves 163 85 77 1 .521 10.0 782 (4.80) 683 (4.19) 0.263 0.324 0.424 3.68 0.976
6 St. Louis Cardinals 162 83 79 0 .512 12.0 571 (3.52) 577 (3.56) 0.251 0.296 0.368 3.11 0.977
7 Cincinnati Reds 160 76 84 0 .475 18.0 692 (4.33) 702 (4.39) 0.260 0.309 0.395 4.08 0.980
8 Houston Astros 163 72 90 1 .442 23.0 612 (3.75) 695 (4.26) 0.255 0.316 0.365 3.76 0.972
9 New York Mets 161 66 95 0 .410 30.5 587 (3.65) 761 (4.73) 0.239 0.298 0.342 4.17 0.975
10 Chicago Cubs 162 59 103 0 .364 36.0 644 (3.98) 809 (4.99) 0.254 0.310 0.380 4.33 0.974

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Bill Mazeroski
Billy Williams
Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Cubs
162
At Bats Felipe Alou Atlanta Braves 666
Runs Scored Felipe Alou Atlanta Braves 122
Hits Felipe Alou Atlanta Braves 218
Doubles Johnny Callison Philadelphia Phillies 40
Triples Tim McCarver St. Louis Cardinals 13
Home Runs Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves 44
Total Bases Felipe Alou Atlanta Braves 355
Runs Batted In Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves 127
Stolen Bases Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals 74
Caught Stealing Maury Wills Los Angeles Dodgers 24
Walks Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 95
Intentional Base-on-Balls Leo Cardenas Cincinnati Reds 18
Hit by Pitch Orlando Cepeda
Lou Johnson
San Francisco Giants/St. Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Dodgers
14
Strikeouts Byron Browne Chicago Cubs 143
Sacrifice Hits Sonny Jackson Houston Astros 27
Sacrifice Flies Orlando Cepeda San Francisco Giants/St. Louis Cardinals 9
Grounded into Double Plays Jim Ray Hart San Francisco Giants 23
Batting Average Matty Alou Pittsburgh Pirates 0.342
On-Base Percentage Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 0.412
Slugging Percentage Dick Allen Philadelphia Phillies 0.632
On-Base plus Slugging Dick Allen Philadelphia Phillies 1.028
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Dick Allen Philadelphia Phillies 181

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 27
Losses Dick Ellsworth Chicago Cubs 22
Win-Loss Percentage Phil Regan Los Angeles Dodgers 0.933
Appearances Clay Carroll Atlanta Braves 73
Games Started Jim Bunning
Sandy Koufax
Philadelphia Phillies
Los Angeles Dodgers
41
Complete Games Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 27
Shutouts Jim Bunning
Bob Gibson
Larry Jackson
Larry Jaster
Sandy Koufax
Jim Maloney
Philadelphia Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs/Philadelphia Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals
Los Angeles Dodgers
Cincinnati Reds
5
Games Finished Phil Regan Los Angeles Dodgers 48
Saves Phil Regan Los Angeles Dodgers 21
Innings Pitched Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 323.0
Batters Faced Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 1274
Hits Allowed Dick Ellsworth Chicago Cubs 321
Home Runs Allowed Sammy Ellis Cincinnati Reds 35
Base-on-Balls Allowed Tony Cloninger Atlanta Braves 116
Intentional Base-on-Balls Claude Osteen Los Angeles Dodgers 13
Hit Batsmen Jim Bunning Philadelphia Phillies 19
Strikeouts Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 317
Wild Pitches Tony Cloninger Atlanta Braves 27
Balks Clay Carroll
Sammy Ellis
Dave Giusti
Bill Hands
Bob Shaw
Ray Washburn
Atlanta Braves
Cincinnati Reds
Houston Astros
Chicago Cubs
San Francisco Giants/New York Mets
St. Louis Cardinals
2
Runs Allowed Dick Ellsworth Chicago Cubs 150
Earned Runs Allowed Sammy Ellis Cincinnati Reds 130
Earned Run Average Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers 1.73
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants 0.859

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won the thirty-seventh midsummer classic at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, July 12, 1966 by a score of 2 to 1 in 10 innings. The league's manager was Walter Alston.

[edit] Postseason

In the World Series, the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers were defeated by the American League's Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Roberto Clemente, an outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the award's voting, he had 218 out of a possible 280 points and 8 first place votes.

The winner of the Cy Young Award, given to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball irrespective of league, was Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers (NL). In the award's voting, he had 20 out of a possible 20 points and 20 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Tommy Helms, a second baseman with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 12 out of a possible 20 points and 12 first place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals
C Johnny Roseboro Los Angeles Dodgers
1B Bill White Philadelphia Phillies
2B Bill Mazeroski Pittsburgh Pirates
3B Gene Alley Pittsburgh Pirates
SS Ron Santo Chicago Cubs
OF Curt Flood St. Louis Cardinals
Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates
Willie Mays San Francisco Giants

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The twenty-fourth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 25 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Minnesota Twins of the American League by a score of 7 to 5.

[edit] Notable events

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