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The 1990 season of the National League was the one hundred fifteenth 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 95 67 0 .586 -.- 733 (4.52) 619 (3.82) 0.259 0.331 0.405 3.40 0.979
2 New York Mets 162 91 71 0 .562 4.0 775 (4.78) 613 (3.78) 0.256 0.322 0.408 3.42 0.978
3 Montreal Expos 162 85 77 0 .525 10.0 662 (4.09) 598 (3.69) 0.250 0.322 0.370 3.37 0.982
4 Philadelphia Phillies 162 77 85 0 .475 18.0 646 (3.99) 729 (4.50) 0.255 0.326 0.363 4.07 0.981
5 Chicago Cubs 162 77 85 0 .475 18.0 690 (4.26) 774 (4.78) 0.263 0.313 0.392 4.34 0.980
6 St. Louis Cardinals 162 70 92 0 .432 25.0 599 (3.70) 698 (4.31) 0.256 0.320 0.358 3.87 0.979
Western Division
1 Cincinnati Reds 162 91 71 0 .562 -.- 693 (4.28) 597 (3.69) 0.265 0.322 0.399 3.39 0.983
2 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 86 76 0 .531 5.0 728 (4.49) 685 (4.23) 0.262 0.327 0.382 3.72 0.979
3 San Francisco Giants 162 85 77 0 .525 6.0 719 (4.44) 710 (4.38) 0.262 0.321 0.396 4.08 0.983
4 San Diego Padres 162 75 87 0 .463 16.0 673 (4.15) 673 (4.15) 0.257 0.320 0.380 3.68 0.977
5 Houston Astros 162 75 87 0 .463 16.0 573 (3.54) 656 (4.05) 0.242 0.312 0.345 3.61 0.978
6 Atlanta Braves 162 65 97 0 .401 26.0 682 (4.21) 821 (5.07) 0.250 0.309 0.396 4.58 0.974

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Joe Carter San Diego Padres 162
At Bats Joe Carter San Diego Padres 634
Runs Scored Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs 116
Hits Brett Butler
Lenny Dykstra
San Francisco Giants
Philadelphia Phillies
192
Doubles Gregg Jefferies New York Mets 40
Triples Mariano Duncan Cincinnati Reds 11
Home Runs Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs 40
Total Bases Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs 344
Runs Batted In Matt Williams San Francisco Giants 122
Stolen Bases Vince Coleman St. Louis Cardinals 77
Caught Stealing Eric Yelding Houston Astros 25
Walks Jack Clark San Diego Padres 104
Intentional Base-on-Balls Andre Dawson
Eddie Murray
Chicago Cubs
Los Angeles Dodgers
21
Hit by Pitch Glenn Davis Houston Astros 8
Strikeouts Andres Galarraga Montreal Expos 169
Sacrifice Hits Jay Bell Pittsburgh Pirates 39
Sacrifice Flies Bobby Bonilla Pittsburgh Pirates 15
Grounded into Double Plays Dale Murphy Atlanta Braves/Philadelphia Phillies 22
Batting Average Willie McGee St. Louis Cardinals 0.335
On-Base Percentage Lenny Dykstra Philadelphia Phillies 0.418
Slugging Percentage Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates 0.565
On-Base plus Slugging Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates 0.971
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates 170

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Doug Drabek Pittsburgh Pirates 22
Losses Jose DeLeon St. Louis Cardinals 19
Win-Loss Percentage Doug Drabek Pittsburgh Pirates 0.786
Appearances Juan Agosto Houston Astros 82
Games Started Tom Browning
Greg Maddux
Frank Viola
Cincinnati Reds
Chicago Cubs
New York Mets
35
Complete Games Ramon Martinez Los Angeles Dodgers 12
Shutouts Bruce Hurst
Mike Morgan
San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers
4
Games Finished Roger McDowell Philadelphia Phillies 60
Saves John Franco New York Mets 33
Innings Pitched Frank Viola New York Mets 249.2
Batters Faced Frank Viola New York Mets 1016
Hits Allowed Greg Maddux Chicago Cubs 242
Home Runs Allowed Dennis Rasmussen San Diego Padres 28
Base-on-Balls Allowed John Smoltz Atlanta Braves 90
Intentional Base-on-Balls Bill Gullickson Houston Astros 14
Hit Batsmen Mark Gardner Montreal Expos 9
Strikeouts David Cone New York Mets 233
Wild Pitches John Smoltz Atlanta Braves 14
Balks Jack Armstrong
Andy Benes
Bob Kipper
Jose Rijo
Dave Smith
Cincinnati Reds
San Diego Padres
Pittsburgh Pirates
Cincinnati Reds
Houston Astros
5
Runs Allowed Greg Maddux Chicago Cubs 116
Earned Runs Allowed Fernando Valenzuela Los Angeles Dodgers 104
Earned Run Average Danny Darwin Houston Astros 2.21
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Danny Darwin Houston Astros 1.027

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost the sixty-first midsummer classic at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL on Tuesday, July 10, 1990 by a score of 2 to 0. The league's manager was Roger Craig.

[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, 4 games to 2.

In the World Series, the National League champion Cincinnati Reds defeated the American League's Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 0.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Barry Bonds, an outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the award's voting, he had 331 out of a possible 336 points and 23 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Doug Drabek of the Pittsburgh Pirates. 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 David Justice, an outfielder with the Atlanta Braves. In the award's voting, he had 118 out of a possible 120 points and 23 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 Greg Maddux Chicago Cubs
C Benito Santiago San Diego Padres
1B Andrés Galarraga Montréal Expos
2B Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs
3B Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals
SS Tim Wallach Montréal Expos
OF Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates
Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres
Andy Van Slyke Pittsburgh Pirates

[edit] 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.

Position Player Team
C Benito Santiago San Diego Padres
1B Eddie Murray Los Angeles Dodgers
2B Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs
3B Matt Williams San Francisco Giants
SS Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds
OF Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates
Bobby Bonilla Pittsburgh Pirates
Darryl Strawberry New York Mets
P Don Robinson San Francisco Giants

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The 1990 Hall of Fame Game was scheduled to be played on August 6 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The game between the Montreal Expos and the Baltimore Orioles was rained out.

[edit] Notable events

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