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|1971 in baseball|
|1971 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||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|
|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|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
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.
 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 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.
 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-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.
 Notable events