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The 1969 season of the National League was the ninety-fourth 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
Eastern Division
1 New York Mets 162 100 62 0 .617 -.- 632 (3.90) 541 (3.34) 0.242 0.309 0.351 2.99 0.980
2 Chicago Cubs 163 92 70 1 .564 8.0 720 (4.42) 611 (3.75) 0.253 0.322 0.384 3.34 0.979
3 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 88 74 0 .543 12.0 725 (4.48) 652 (4.02) 0.277 0.331 0.398 3.61 0.975
4 St. Louis Cardinals 162 87 75 0 .537 13.0 595 (3.67) 540 (3.33) 0.253 0.316 0.359 2.94 0.978
5 Philadelphia Phillies 162 63 99 0 .389 37.0 645 (3.98) 745 (4.60) 0.241 0.311 0.372 4.14 0.978
6 Montreal Expos 162 52 110 0 .321 48.0 582 (3.59) 791 (4.88) 0.240 0.307 0.359 4.33 0.970
Western Division
1 Atlanta Braves 162 93 69 0 .574 -.- 691 (4.27) 631 (3.90) 0.258 0.319 0.380 3.53 0.981
2 San Francisco Giants 162 90 72 0 .556 3.0 713 (4.40) 636 (3.93) 0.242 0.329 0.361 3.26 0.974
3 Cincinnati Reds 163 89 73 1 .546 4.0 798 (4.90) 768 (4.71) 0.277 0.333 0.422 4.11 0.973
4 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 85 77 0 .525 8.0 645 (3.98) 561 (3.46) 0.254 0.314 0.359 3.08 0.981
5 Houston Astros 162 81 81 0 .500 12.0 676 (4.17) 668 (4.12) 0.240 0.328 0.352 3.60 0.975
6 San Diego Padres 162 52 110 0 .321 41.0 468 (2.89) 746 (4.60) 0.225 0.281 0.329 4.24 0.975

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Billy Williams Chicago Cubs 163
At Bats Matty Alou Pittsburgh Pirates 698
Runs Scored Bobby Bonds
Pete Rose
San Francisco Giants
Cincinnati Reds
120
Hits Matty Alou Pittsburgh Pirates 231
Doubles Matty Alou Pittsburgh Pirates 41
Triples Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates 12
Home Runs Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 45
Total Bases Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves 332
Runs Batted In Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 126
Stolen Bases Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals 53
Caught Stealing Maury Wills Montreal Expos/Los Angeles Dodgers 21
Walks Jimmy Wynn Houston Astros 148
Intentional Base-on-Balls Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 45
Hit by Pitch Ron Hunt San Francisco Giants 25
Strikeouts Bobby Bonds San Francisco Giants 187
Sacrifice Hits Jim Merritt Cincinnati Reds 15
Sacrifice Flies Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 14
Grounded into Double Plays Ron Santo Chicago Cubs 21
Batting Average Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds 0.348
On-Base Percentage Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 0.453
Slugging Percentage Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 0.656
On-Base plus Slugging Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 1.109
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 211

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Tom Seaver New York Mets 25
Losses Clay Kirby San Diego Padres 20
Win-Loss Percentage Bob Moose Pittsburgh Pirates 0.824
Appearances Wayne Granger Cincinnati Reds 90
Games Started Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs 42
Complete Games Bob Gibson St. Louis Cardinals 28
Shutouts Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants 8
Games Finished Wayne Granger Cincinnati Reds 55
Saves Fred Gladding Houston Astros 29
Innings Pitched Gaylord Perry San Francisco Giants 325.1
Batters Faced Gaylord Perry San Francisco Giants 1345
Hits Allowed Claude Osteen Los Angeles Dodgers 293
Home Runs Allowed Jim Merritt Cincinnati Reds 33
Base-on-Balls Allowed Bill Stoneman Montreal Expos 123
Intentional Base-on-Balls Clay Carroll Cincinnati Reds 18
Hit Batsmen Bill Stoneman Montreal Expos 12
Strikeouts Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs 273
Wild Pitches Jim Maloney
Don Wilson
Cincinnati Reds
Houston Astros
16
Balks Tom Griffin Houston Astros 4
Runs Allowed Bill Stoneman Montreal Expos 133
Earned Runs Allowed Jim Merritt Cincinnati Reds 122
Earned Run Average Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants 2.10
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Juan Marichal San Francisco Giants 0.994

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won the fortieth midsummer classic at R.F.K. Memorial Stadium in Washington, DC on Wednesday, July 23, 1969 by a score of 9 to 3. The league's manager was Red Schoendienst.

[edit] Postseason

The National League Championship Series, featured New York Mets, the Eastern Division winner, and the Atlanta Braves, the Western Division winner. The Mets defeated the Braves, 3 games to 0.

In the World Series, the National League champion New York Mets defeated the American League's Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 1.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Willie McCovey, a first baseman with the San Francisco Giants. In the award's voting, he had 265 out of a possible 336 points and 11 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Tom Seaver of the New York Mets. In the award's voting, he had 23 out of a possible 24 points and 23 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Ted Sizemore, a second baseman with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 14 out of a possible 24 points and 14 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 Bench Cincinnati Reds
1B Wes Parker Los Angeles Dodgers
2B Felix Millan Atlanta Braves
3B Clete Boyer Atlanta Braves
SS Don Kessinger Chicago Cubs
OF Curt Flood St. Louis Cardinals
Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates
Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The twenty-seventh annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 28 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Houston Astros lost to the Minnesota Twins of the American League by a score of 7 to 2. The game was stopped by rain after five innings.

[edit] Notable events

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