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The 1995 season of the National League was the one hundred twentieth season of the league.

Contents

[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

An asterisk (*) indicates the team won its league's wild card, 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
Central Division
1 Cincinnati Reds 144 85 59 0 .590 -.- 747 (5.19) 623 (4.33) 0.270 0.340 0.440 4.03 0.986
2 Houston Astros 144 76 68 0 .528 9.0 747 (5.19) 674 (4.68) 0.275 0.348 0.399 4.06 0.979
3 Chicago Cubs 144 73 71 0 .507 12.0 693 (4.81) 671 (4.66) 0.265 0.325 0.430 4.13 0.979
4 St. Louis Cardinals 143 62 81 0 .434 22.5 563 (3.94) 658 (4.60) 0.247 0.310 0.374 4.09 0.980
5 Pittsburgh Pirates 144 58 86 0 .403 27.0 629 (4.37) 736 (5.11) 0.259 0.322 0.396 4.70 0.978
Eastern Division
1 Atlanta Braves 144 90 54 0 .625 -.- 645 (4.48) 540 (3.75) 0.250 0.323 0.409 3.44 0.982
2 New York Mets 144 69 75 0 .479 21.0 657 (4.56) 618 (4.29) 0.267 0.327 0.400 3.88 0.979
3 Philadelphia Phillies 144 69 75 0 .479 21.0 615 (4.27) 658 (4.57) 0.262 0.329 0.384 4.21 0.982
4 Florida Marlins 143 67 76 0 .469 22.5 673 (4.71) 673 (4.71) 0.262 0.332 0.406 4.27 0.979
5 Montreal Expos 144 66 78 0 .458 24.0 621 (4.31) 638 (4.43) 0.259 0.314 0.394 4.11 0.980
Western Division
1 Los Angeles Dodgers 144 78 66 0 .542 -.- 634 (4.40) 609 (4.23) 0.264 0.327 0.400 3.66 0.976
2 Colorado Rockies* 144 77 67 0 .535 1.0 785 (5.45) 783 (5.44) 0.282 0.345 0.471 4.97 0.981
3 San Diego Padres 144 70 74 0 .486 8.0 668 (4.64) 672 (4.67) 0.272 0.332 0.397 4.13 0.980
4 San Francisco Giants 144 67 77 0 .465 11.0 652 (4.53) 776 (5.39) 0.253 0.317 0.404 4.86 0.981

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Barry Bonds
Fred McGriff
Sammy Sosa
San Francisco Giants
Atlanta Braves
Chicago Cubs
144
At Bats Brian McRae Chicago Cubs 580
Runs Scored Craig Biggio Houston Astros 123
Hits Dante Bichette
Tony Gwynn
Colorado Rockies
San Diego Padres
197
Doubles Mark Grace Chicago Cubs 51
Triples Brett Butler
Eric Young
New York Mets/Los Angeles Dodgers
Colorado Rockies
9
Home Runs Dante Bichette Colorado Rockies 40
Total Bases Dante Bichette Colorado Rockies 359
Runs Batted In Dante Bichette Colorado Rockies 128
Stolen Bases Quilvio Veras Florida Marlins 56
Caught Stealing Quilvio Veras Florida Marlins 21
Walks Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 120
Intentional Base-on-Balls Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 22
Hit by Pitch Craig Biggio Houston Astros 22
Strikeouts Andres Galarraga Colorado Rockies 146
Sacrifice Hits Bobby Jones New York Mets 18
Sacrifice Flies Jeff Conine Florida Marlins 12
Grounded into Double Plays Charlie Hayes Philadelphia Phillies 22
Batting Average Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres 0.368
On-Base Percentage Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 0.431
Slugging Percentage Dante Bichette Colorado Rockies 0.620
On-Base plus Slugging Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 1.008
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Mike Piazza Los Angeles Dodgers 172

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves 19
Losses Paul Wagner Pittsburgh Pirates 16
Win-Loss Percentage Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves 0.905
Appearances Curt Leskanic Colorado Rockies 76
Games Started Andy Ashby
Doug Drabek
Esteban Loaiza
Denny Neagle
Mark Portugal
San Diego Padres
Houston Astros
Pittsburgh Pirates
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Francisco Giants/Cincinnati Reds
31
Complete Games Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves 10
Shutouts Greg Maddux
Hideo Nomo
Atlanta Braves
Los Angeles Dodgers
3
Games Finished Robb Nen
Heathcliff Slocumb
Florida Marlins
Philadelphia Phillies
54
Saves Randy Myers Chicago Cubs 38
Innings Pitched Greg Maddux
Denny Neagle
Atlanta Braves
Pittsburgh Pirates
209.2
Batters Faced Denny Neagle Pittsburgh Pirates 876
Hits Allowed Denny Neagle Pittsburgh Pirates 221
Home Runs Allowed Kevin Foster Chicago Cubs 32
Base-on-Balls Allowed Ramon Martinez Los Angeles Dodgers 81
Intentional Base-on-Balls Todd Jones Houston Astros 17
Hit Batsmen Mark Leiter San Francisco Giants 17
Strikeouts Hideo Nomo Los Angeles Dodgers 236
Wild Pitches Hideo Nomo Los Angeles Dodgers 19
Balks Hideo Nomo Los Angeles Dodgers 5
Runs Allowed Esteban Loaiza Pittsburgh Pirates 115
Earned Runs Allowed Esteban Loaiza Pittsburgh Pirates 99
Earned Run Average Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves 1.63
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves '0.811

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won the sixty-sixth midsummer classic at The Ballpark at Arlington in Arlington, TX on Tuesday, July 11, 1995 by a score of 3 to 2. The league's manager was Felipe Alou.

[edit] Postseason

The 1995 National League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with a wild card team. The teams competed in a best-of-five Division Series, followed by a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.

  Division Series Championship Series
                 
East.  Atlanta Braves 3  
WC  Colorado Rockies 1  
    East.  Atlanta Braves 4
  Cent.  Cincinnati Reds 0
Cent.  Cincinnati Reds 3
West.  Los Angeles Dodgers 0  

In the World Series, the National League champion Atlanta Braves defeated the American League's Cleveland Indians, 4 games to 2.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Barry Larkin, a shortstop with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 281 out of a possible 392 points and 11 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Greg Maddux of the Atlanta Braves. In the award's voting, he had 140 out of a possible 140 points and 28 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Hideo Nomo, a pitcher with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 118 out of a possible 140 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 Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves
C Charles Johnson Florida Marlins
1B Mark Grace Chicago Cubs
2B Craig Biggio Houston Astros
3B Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds
SS Ken Caminiti San Diego Padres
OF Steve Finley San Diego Padres
Marquis Grissom Atlanta Braves
Raul Mondesi Los Angeles Dodgers

[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 Mike Piazza Los Angeles Dodgers
1B Eric Karros Los Angeles Dodgers
2B Craig Biggio Houston Astros
3B Vinny Castilla Colorado Rockies
SS Barry Larkin Cincinnati Reds
OF Dante Bichette Colorado Rockies
Tony Gwynn San Diego Padres
Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs
P Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The forty-ninth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 31 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Chicago Cubs defeated the Detroit Tigers of the American League by a score of 8 to 6.

[edit] Notable events

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