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The 1970 season of the National League was the ninety-fifth 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 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
Western Division
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

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Wes Parker
Joe Torre
Billy Williams
Los Angeles Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs
161
At Bats Matty Alou Pittsburgh Pirates 677
Runs Scored Billy Williams Chicago Cubs 137
Hits Pete Rose
Billy Williams
Cincinnati Reds
Chicago Cubs
205
Doubles Wes Parker Los Angeles Dodgers 47
Triples Willie Davis Los Angeles Dodgers 16
Home Runs Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds 45
Total Bases Billy Williams Chicago Cubs 373
Runs Batted In Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds 148
Stolen Bases Bobby Tolan Cincinnati Reds 57
Caught Stealing Bobby Tolan Cincinnati Reds 20
Walks Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 137
Intentional Base-on-Balls Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 40
Hit by Pitch Ron Hunt San Francisco Giants 26
Strikeouts Bobby Bonds San Francisco Giants 189
Sacrifice Hits Pat Dobson San Diego Padres 19
Sacrifice Flies Johnny Bench Cincinnati Reds 11
Grounded into Double Plays Cleon Jones New York Mets 26
Batting Average Rico Carty Atlanta Braves 0.366
On-Base Percentage Rico Carty Atlanta Braves 0.454
Slugging Percentage Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 0.612
On-Base plus Slugging Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 1.056
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Willie McCovey San Francisco Giants 182

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Bob Gibson
Gaylord Perry
St. Louis Cardinals
San Francisco Giants
23
Losses Steve Carlton St. Louis Cardinals 19
Win-Loss Percentage Wayne Simpson Cincinnati Reds 0.824
Appearances Ron Herbel San Diego Padres/New York Mets 76
Games Started Gaylord Perry San Francisco Giants 41
Complete Games Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs 24
Shutouts Gaylord Perry San Francisco Giants 5
Games Finished Wayne Granger Cincinnati Reds 59
Saves Wayne Granger Cincinnati Reds 35
Innings Pitched Gaylord Perry San Francisco Giants 328.2
Batters Faced Gaylord Perry San Francisco Giants 1336
Hits Allowed Gaylord Perry San Francisco Giants 292
Home Runs Allowed Phil Niekro Atlanta Braves 40
Base-on-Balls Allowed Carl Morton Montreal Expos 125
Intentional Base-on-Balls Tug McGraw
Carl Morton
New York Mets
Montreal Expos
17
Hit Batsmen Bill Stoneman Montreal Expos 14
Strikeouts Tom Seaver New York Mets 283
Wild Pitches Rich Robertson San Francisco Giants 18
Balks Woodie Fryman
Ron Herbel
Jerry Koosman
Carl Morton
Philadelphia Phillies
San Diego Padres/New York Mets
New York Mets
Montreal Expos
3
Runs Allowed Gaylord Perry San Francisco Giants 138
Earned Runs Allowed Fergie Jenkins
Don Sutton
Chicago Cubs
Los Angeles Dodgers
118
Earned Run Average Tom Seaver New York Mets 2.82
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs 1.038

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won the forty-first midsummer classic at Riverfront Stadium in Cincinnati, OH on Tuesday, July 14, 1970 by a score of 5 to 4 in 12 innings. The league's manager was Gil Hodges.

[edit] Postseason

The National League Championship Series, featured Pittsburgh Pirates, the Eastern Division winner, and the Cincinnati Reds, the Western Division winner. The Reds defeated the Pirates, 3 games to 0.

In the World Series, the National League champion Cincinnati Reds were defeated by 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 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.

[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 Tommy Helms Cincinnati Reds
3B Don Kessinger Chicago Cubs
SS Doug Rader Houston Astros
OF Tommie Agee New York Mets
Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates
Pete Rose Cincinnati Reds

[edit] 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.

[edit] Notable events

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