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|1989 in baseball|
|1989 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||Chicago Cubs||162||93||69||0||.574||-.-||702 (4.33)||623 (3.85)||0.261||0.319||0.387||3.43||0.981|
|2||New York Mets||162||87||75||0||.537||6.0||683 (4.22)||595 (3.67)||0.246||0.310||0.385||3.29||0.976|
|3||St. Louis Cardinals||164||86||76||2||.524||7.0||632 (3.85)||608 (3.71)||0.258||0.321||0.363||3.36||0.983|
|4||Montreal Expos||162||81||81||0||.500||12.0||632 (3.90)||630 (3.89)||0.247||0.318||0.361||3.48||0.979|
|5||Pittsburgh Pirates||164||74||88||2||.451||19.0||637 (3.88)||680 (4.15)||0.241||0.311||0.359||3.64||0.975|
|6||Philadelphia Phillies||163||67||95||1||.411||26.0||629 (3.86)||735 (4.51)||0.243||0.313||0.364||4.04||0.979|
|1||San Francisco Giants||162||92||70||0||.568||-.-||699 (4.31)||600 (3.70)||0.250||0.313||0.390||3.30||0.982|
|2||San Diego Padres||162||89||73||0||.549||3.0||642 (3.96)||626 (3.86)||0.251||0.320||0.369||3.38||0.976|
|3||Houston Astros||162||86||76||0||.531||6.0||647 (3.99)||669 (4.13)||0.239||0.305||0.345||3.64||0.977|
|4||Los Angeles Dodgers||160||77||83||0||.481||14.0||554 (3.46)||536 (3.35)||0.240||0.305||0.339||2.95||0.981|
|5||Cincinnati Reds||162||75||87||0||.463||17.0||632 (3.90)||691 (4.27)||0.247||0.308||0.370||3.73||0.980|
|6||Atlanta Braves||161||63||97||1||.391||28.0||584 (3.63)||680 (4.22)||0.234||0.297||0.350||3.70||0.976|
 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 Kevin Mitchell, an outfielder with the San Francisco Giants. In the award's voting, he had 314 out of a possible 336 points and 20 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Mark Davis (davisma01) of the San Diego Padres. In the award's voting, he had 107 out of a possible 120 points and 19 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Jerome Walton, an outfielder with the Chicago Cubs. In the award's voting, he had 116 out of a possible 120 points and 22 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.
 Silver Sluggers
The following players won the Silver Slugger 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 1989 Hall of Fame Game was scheduled to be played on July 24 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The game was scheduled to be played between the Boston Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds. However, the Reds were stranded in Montreal, QC after the team's airplane had hydraulic problems. Instead, the Red Sox played a split-squad game between the Boston club and the "yastrzemskis". The "Yastrzemskis" were named in honor of former Red Sox slugger Carl Yastrzemski, who had been inducted into the Hall of Fame a day earlier. The teams played to a seven inning 4 - 4 tie.
 Notable events