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The 1971 season of the National League was the ninety-sixth 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 97 65 0 .599 -.- 788 (4.86) 599 (3.70) 0.274 0.329 0.416 3.31 0.979
2 St. Louis Cardinals 163 90 72 1 .552 7.0 739 (4.53) 699 (4.29) 0.275 0.339 0.385 3.85 0.977
3 New York Mets 162 83 79 0 .512 14.0 588 (3.63) 550 (3.40) 0.249 0.317 0.351 2.99 0.982
4 Chicago Cubs 162 83 79 0 .512 14.0 637 (3.93) 648 (4.00) 0.258 0.323 0.378 3.61 0.980
5 Montreal Expos 162 71 90 1 .438 25.5 622 (3.84) 729 (4.50) 0.246 0.316 0.343 4.12 0.976
6 Philadelphia Phillies 162 67 95 0 .414 30.0 558 (3.44) 688 (4.25) 0.233 0.296 0.350 3.71 0.981
Western Division
1 San Francisco Giants 162 90 72 0 .556 -.- 706 (4.36) 644 (3.98) 0.247 0.327 0.378 3.32 0.972
2 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 89 73 0 .549 1.0 663 (4.09) 587 (3.62) 0.266 0.326 0.370 3.23 0.979
3 Atlanta Braves 162 82 80 0 .506 8.0 643 (3.97) 699 (4.31) 0.257 0.311 0.385 3.75 0.977
4 Houston Astros 162 79 83 0 .488 11.0 585 (3.61) 567 (3.50) 0.240 0.301 0.340 3.13 0.983
5 Cincinnati Reds 162 79 83 0 .488 11.0 586 (3.62) 581 (3.59) 0.241 0.298 0.366 3.35 0.984
6 San Diego Padres 161 61 100 0 .379 28.5 486 (3.02) 610 (3.79) 0.233 0.291 0.332 3.22 0.974

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Rusty Staub Montreal Expos 162
At Bats Larry Bowa Philadelphia Phillies 650
Runs Scored Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals 126
Hits Joe Torre St. Louis Cardinals 230
Doubles Cesar Cedeno Houston Astros 40
Triples Roger Metzger
Joe Morgan
Houston Astros
Houston Astros
11
Home Runs Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates 48
Total Bases Joe Torre St. Louis Cardinals 352
Runs Batted In Joe Torre St. Louis Cardinals 137
Stolen Bases Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals 64
Caught Stealing Lou Brock St. Louis Cardinals 19
Walks Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 112
Intentional Base-on-Balls Hank Aaron
Willie McCovey
Atlanta Braves
San Francisco Giants
21
Hit by Pitch Ron Hunt Montreal Expos 50
Strikeouts Willie Stargell Pittsburgh Pirates 154
Sacrifice Hits Ralph Garr Atlanta Braves 18
Sacrifice Flies Willie Montanez Philadelphia Phillies 13
Grounded into Double Plays John Bateman Montreal Expos 27
Batting Average Joe Torre St. Louis Cardinals 0.363
On-Base Percentage Willie Mays San Francisco Giants 0.425
Slugging Percentage Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves 0.669
On-Base plus Slugging Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves 1.079
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves 194

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs 24
Losses Steve Arlin San Diego Padres 19
Win-Loss Percentage Tug McGraw New York Mets 0.733
Appearances Wayne Granger Cincinnati Reds 70
Games Started Fergie Jenkins
Bill Stoneman
Chicago Cubs
Montreal Expos
39
Complete Games Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs 30
Shutouts Steve Blass
Al Downing
Bob Gibson
Milt Pappas
Pittsburgh Pirates
Los Angeles Dodgers
St. Louis Cardinals
Chicago Cubs
5
Games Finished Mike Marshall Montreal Expos 52
Saves Dave Giusti Pittsburgh Pirates 30
Innings Pitched Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs 325.0
Batters Faced Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs 1299
Hits Allowed Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs 304
Home Runs Allowed Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs 29
Base-on-Balls Allowed Bill Stoneman Montreal Expos 146
Intentional Base-on-Balls Clay Kirby San Diego Padres 14
Hit Batsmen Jack Billingham Houston Astros 16
Strikeouts Tom Seaver New York Mets 289
Wild Pitches Ernie McAnally Montreal Expos 18
Balks Fergie Jenkins Chicago Cubs 4
Runs Allowed Carl Morton Montreal Expos 129
Earned Runs Allowed Steve Renko Montreal Expos 115
Earned Run Average Tom Seaver New York Mets 1.76
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Tom Seaver New York Mets 0.946

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost the forty-second midsummer classic at Tiger Stadium in Detroit, MI on Tuesday, July 13, 1971 by a score of 6 to 4. The league's manager was Sparky Anderson.

[edit] Postseason

The National League Championship Series, featured Pittsburgh Pirates, the Eastern Division winner, and the San Francisco Giants, the Western Division winner. The Pirates defeated the Giants, 3 games to 1.

In the World Series, the National League champion Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the American League's Baltimore Orioles, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Joe Torre, a third baseman with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 318 out of a possible 336 points and 21 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Fergie Jenkins of the Chicago Cubs. In the award's voting, he had 97 out of a possible 120 points and 17 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Earl Williams (williea02), a catcher with the Atlanta Braves. In the award's voting, he had 18 out of a possible 24 points and 18 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 Bud Harrelson New York Mets
SS Doug Rader Houston Astros
OF Bobby Bonds San Francisco Giants
Roberto Clemente Pittsburgh Pirates
Willie Davis Los Angeles Dodgers

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The twenty-ninth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 9 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Chicago Cubs lost to the Cleveland Indians of the American League by a score of 13 to 5.

[edit] Notable events

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