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|1970 in baseball|
|1970 National League|
|Cuban National League|
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 Season summary
- 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||Pittsburgh Pirates||162||89||73||0||.549||-.-||729 (4.50)||664 (4.10)||0.270||0.323||0.406||3.70||0.979|
|2||Chicago Cubs||162||84||78||0||.519||5.0||806 (4.98)||679 (4.19)||0.259||0.333||0.415||3.76||0.978|
|3||New York Mets||162||83||79||0||.512||6.0||695 (4.29)||630 (3.89)||0.249||0.333||0.370||3.45||0.979|
|4||St. Louis Cardinals||162||76||86||0||.469||13.0||744 (4.59)||747 (4.61)||0.263||0.330||0.379||4.06||0.977|
|5||Philadelphia Phillies||161||73||88||0||.453||15.5||594 (3.69)||730 (4.53)||0.238||0.304||0.356||4.17||0.981|
|6||Montreal Expos||162||73||89||0||.451||16.0||687 (4.24)||807 (4.98)||0.237||0.320||0.365||4.50||0.977|
|1||Cincinnati Reds||162||102||60||0||.630||-.-||775 (4.78)||681 (4.20)||0.270||0.336||0.436||3.69||0.976|
|2||Los Angeles Dodgers||161||87||74||0||.540||14.5||749 (4.65)||684 (4.25)||0.270||0.334||0.382||3.82||0.979|
|3||San Francisco Giants||162||86||76||0||.531||16.0||831 (5.13)||826 (5.10)||0.262||0.347||0.409||4.50||0.973|
|4||Houston Astros||162||79||83||0||.488||23.0||744 (4.59)||763 (4.71)||0.259||0.331||0.391||4.23||0.978|
|5||Atlanta Braves||162||76||86||0||.469||26.0||736 (4.54)||772 (4.77)||0.270||0.332||0.404||4.33||0.977|
|6||San Diego Padres||162||63||99||0||.389||39.0||681 (4.20)||788 (4.86)||0.246||0.309||0.391||4.36||0.975|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Johnny Bench, a catcher with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 326 out of a possible 336 points and 22 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Bob Gibson (gibsobo01) of the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 118 out of a possible 120 points and 23 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Carl Morton, a pitcher with the Montréal Expos. In the award's voting, he had 11 out of a possible 24 points and 11 first place votes.
 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.
 Hall of Fame Game
The twenty-eighth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 27 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Montreal Expos defeated the Chicago White Sox of the American League by a score of 10 to 6.
 Notable events