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The 1991 season of the National League was the one hundred sixteenth 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 98 64 0 .605 -.- 768 (4.74) 632 (3.90) 0.263 0.338 0.398 3.44 0.981
2 St. Louis Cardinals 162 84 78 0 .519 14.0 651 (4.02) 648 (4.00) 0.255 0.322 0.357 3.69 0.983
3 Philadelphia Phillies 162 78 84 0 .481 20.0 629 (3.88) 680 (4.20) 0.241 0.303 0.358 3.86 0.981
4 Chicago Cubs 160 77 83 0 .481 20.0 695 (4.34) 734 (4.59) 0.253 0.308 0.390 4.03 0.982
5 New York Mets 161 77 84 0 .478 20.5 640 (3.98) 646 (4.01) 0.244 0.317 0.365 3.56 0.977
6 Montreal Expos 161 71 90 0 .441 26.5 579 (3.60) 655 (4.07) 0.246 0.307 0.357 3.64 0.979
Western Division
1 Atlanta Braves 162 94 68 0 .580 -.- 749 (4.62) 644 (3.98) 0.258 0.327 0.393 3.49 0.978
2 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 93 69 0 .574 1.0 665 (4.10) 565 (3.49) 0.253 0.325 0.359 3.06 0.980
3 San Diego Padres 162 84 78 0 .519 10.0 636 (3.93) 646 (3.99) 0.244 0.308 0.362 3.57 0.982
4 San Francisco Giants 162 75 87 0 .463 19.0 649 (4.01) 697 (4.30) 0.246 0.306 0.381 4.03 0.982
5 Cincinnati Reds 162 74 88 0 .457 20.0 689 (4.25) 691 (4.27) 0.258 0.318 0.403 3.83 0.979
6 Houston Astros 162 65 97 0 .401 29.0 605 (3.73) 717 (4.43) 0.244 0.308 0.347 4.00 0.974

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Brett Butler Los Angeles Dodgers 161
At Bats Mark Grace Chicago Cubs 619
Runs Scored Brett Butler Los Angeles Dodgers 112
Hits Terry Pendleton Atlanta Braves 187
Doubles Bobby Bonilla Pittsburgh Pirates 44
Triples Ray Lankford St. Louis Cardinals 15
Home Runs Howard Johnson New York Mets 38
Total Bases Will Clark
Terry Pendleton
San Francisco Giants
Atlanta Braves
303
Runs Batted In Howard Johnson New York Mets 117
Stolen Bases Marquis Grissom Montreal Expos 76
Caught Stealing Brett Butler Los Angeles Dodgers 28
Walks Brett Butler Los Angeles Dodgers 108
Intentional Base-on-Balls Fred McGriff San Diego Padres 26
Hit by Pitch Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros 13
Strikeouts Delino DeShields Montreal Expos 151
Sacrifice Hits Jay Bell Pittsburgh Pirates 30
Sacrifice Flies Howard Johnson New York Mets 15
Grounded into Double Plays Benito Santiago San Diego Padres 21
Batting Average Terry Pendleton Atlanta Braves 0.319
On-Base Percentage Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates 0.410
Slugging Percentage Will Clark San Francisco Giants 0.536
On-Base plus Slugging Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates 0.924
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates 161

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Tom Glavine
John Smiley
Atlanta Braves
Pittsburgh Pirates
20
Losses Bud Black San Francisco Giants 16
Win-Loss Percentage Cris Carpenter
Kelly Downs
Jose Rijo
John Smiley
St. Louis Cardinals
San Francisco Giants
Cincinnati Reds
Pittsburgh Pirates
0.714
Appearances Barry Jones Montreal Expos 77
Games Started Greg Maddux Chicago Cubs 37
Complete Games Tom Glavine
Dennis Martinez
Atlanta Braves
Montreal Expos
9
Shutouts Dennis Martinez Montreal Expos 5
Games Finished Lee Smith St. Louis Cardinals 61
Saves Lee Smith St. Louis Cardinals 47
Innings Pitched Greg Maddux Chicago Cubs 263.0
Batters Faced Greg Maddux Chicago Cubs 1070
Hits Allowed Frank Viola New York Mets 259
Home Runs Allowed Tom Browning Cincinnati Reds 32
Base-on-Balls Allowed Jose DeJesus Philadelphia Phillies 128
Intentional Base-on-Balls Roger McDowell Philadelphia Phillies/Los Angeles Dodgers 20
Hit Batsmen John Burkett San Francisco Giants 10
Strikeouts David Cone New York Mets 241
Wild Pitches John Smoltz Atlanta Braves 20
Balks Bud Black San Francisco Giants 6
Runs Allowed Tom Browning Cincinnati Reds 124
Earned Runs Allowed Tom Browning Cincinnati Reds 107
Earned Run Average Dennis Martinez Montreal Expos 2.39
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Jose Rijo Cincinnati Reds 1.077

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost the sixty-second midsummer classic at SkyDome in Toronto, ON on Tuesday, July 9, 1991 by a score of 4 to 2. The league's manager was Lou Piniella.

[edit] Postseason

The National League Championship Series, featured Pittsburgh Pirates, the Eastern Division winner, and the Atlanta Braves, the Western Division winner. The Braves defeated the Pirates, 4 games to 3.

In the World Series, the National League champion Atlanta Braves were defeated by the American League's Minnesota Twins, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Terry Pendleton, a third baseman with the Atlanta Braves. In the award's voting, he had 274 out of a possible 336 points and 12 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Tom Glavine of the Atlanta Braves. In the award's voting, he had 110 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 Jeff Bagwell, a first baseman with the Houston Astros. 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 Tom Pagnozzi St. Louis Cardinals
1B Will Clark San Francisco Giants
2B Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs
3B Ozzie Smith St. Louis Cardinals
SS Matt Williams San Francisco Giants
OF Andy Van Slyke Pittsburgh Pirates
Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates
Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres

[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 Will Clark San Francisco Giants
2B Ryne Sandberg Chicago Cubs
3B Howard Johnson New York Mets
SS Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds
OF Barry Bonds Pittsburgh Pirates
Bobby Bonilla Pittsburgh Pirates
Ron Gant Atlanta Braves
P Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The forty-sixth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 22 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's San Francisco Giants lost to the Minnesota Twins of the American League by a score of 6 to 4.

[edit] Notable events

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