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The 2000 season of the National League was the one hundred twenty-fifth 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 St. Louis Cardinals 162 95 67 0 .586 -.- 887 (5.48) 771 (4.76) 0.270 0.356 0.455 4.38 0.981
2 Cincinnati Reds 163 85 77 1 .521 10.0 825 (5.06) 765 (4.69) 0.274 0.343 0.447 4.33 0.982
3 Milwaukee Brewers 163 73 89 1 .448 22.0 740 (4.54) 826 (5.07) 0.246 0.325 0.403 4.64 0.981
4 Houston Astros 162 72 90 0 .444 23.0 938 (5.79) 944 (5.83) 0.278 0.361 0.477 5.41 0.978
5 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 69 93 0 .426 26.0 793 (4.90) 888 (5.48) 0.267 0.339 0.424 4.93 0.979
6 Chicago Cubs 162 65 97 0 .401 30.0 764 (4.72) 904 (5.58) 0.256 0.335 0.411 5.25 0.983
Eastern Division
1 Atlanta Braves 162 95 67 0 .586 -.- 810 (5.00) 714 (4.41) 0.271 0.346 0.429 4.05 0.979
2 New York Mets* 162 94 68 0 .580 1.0 807 (4.98) 738 (4.56) 0.263 0.346 0.430 4.16 0.980
3 Florida Marlins 161 79 82 0 .491 15.5 731 (4.54) 797 (4.95) 0.262 0.331 0.409 4.59 0.980
4 Montreal Expos 162 67 95 0 .414 28.0 738 (4.56) 902 (5.57) 0.266 0.326 0.432 5.13 0.978
5 Philadelphia Phillies 162 65 97 0 .401 30.0 708 (4.37) 830 (5.12) 0.251 0.329 0.400 4.77 0.983
Western Division
1 San Francisco Giants 162 97 65 0 .599 -.- 925 (5.71) 747 (4.61) 0.278 0.362 0.472 4.21 0.985
2 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 86 76 0 .531 11.0 798 (4.93) 729 (4.50) 0.257 0.341 0.431 4.10 0.978
3 Arizona Diamondbacks 162 85 77 0 .525 12.0 792 (4.89) 754 (4.65) 0.265 0.333 0.429 4.35 0.982
4 Colorado Rockies 162 82 80 0 .506 15.0 968 (5.98) 897 (5.54) 0.294 0.362 0.455 5.26 0.985
5 San Diego Padres 162 76 86 0 .469 21.0 752 (4.64) 815 (5.03) 0.254 0.330 0.402 4.52 0.977

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Luis Gonzalez
Shawn Green
Neifi Perez
Arizona Diamondbacks
Los Angeles Dodgers
Colorado Rockies
162
At Bats Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves 656
Runs Scored Jeff Bagwell Houston Astros 152
Hits Todd Helton Colorado Rockies 216
Doubles Todd Helton Colorado Rockies 59
Triples Tony Womack Arizona Diamondbacks 14
Home Runs Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs 50
Total Bases Todd Helton Colorado Rockies 405
Runs Batted In Todd Helton Colorado Rockies 147
Stolen Bases Luis Castillo Florida Marlins 62
Caught Stealing Luis Castillo Florida Marlins 22
Walks Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 117
Intentional Base-on-Balls Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos 23
Hit by Pitch Fernando Vina St. Louis Cardinals 28
Strikeouts Preston Wilson Florida Marlins 187
Sacrifice Hits Ricky Gutierrez Chicago Cubs 16
Sacrifice Flies J.T. Snow San Francisco Giants 14
Grounded into Double Plays Moises Alou Houston Astros 21
Batting Average Todd Helton Colorado Rockies 0.372
On-Base Percentage Todd Helton Colorado Rockies 0.463
Slugging Percentage Todd Helton Colorado Rockies 0.698
On-Base plus Slugging Todd Helton Colorado Rockies 1.161
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 191

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Tom Glavine Atlanta Braves 21
Losses Omar Daal Arizona Diamondbacks/Philadelphia Phillies 19
Win-Loss Percentage Matt Herges Los Angeles Dodgers 0.786
Appearances Steve Kline Montreal Expos 83
Games Started Tom Glavine
Randy Johnson
Jon Lieber
Greg Maddux
Kevin Millwood
Atlanta Braves
Arizona Diamondbacks
Chicago Cubs
Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves
35
Complete Games Randy Johnson
Curt Schilling
Arizona Diamondbacks
Philadelphia Phillies/Arizona Diamondbacks
8
Shutouts Randy Johnson
Greg Maddux
Arizona Diamondbacks
Atlanta Braves
3
Games Finished Armando Benitez New York Mets 68
Saves Antonio Alfonseca Florida Marlins 45
Innings Pitched Jon Lieber Chicago Cubs 251.0
Batters Faced Jon Lieber Chicago Cubs 1047
Hits Allowed Livan Hernandez San Francisco Giants 254
Home Runs Allowed Jose Lima Houston Astros 48
Base-on-Balls Allowed Matt Clement San Diego Padres 125
Intentional Base-on-Balls Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves 12
Hit Batsmen Jamey Wright Milwaukee Brewers 18
Strikeouts Randy Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks 347
Wild Pitches Matt Clement San Diego Padres 23
Balks Reid Cornelius Florida Marlins 5
Runs Allowed Jose Lima Houston Astros 152
Earned Runs Allowed Jose Lima Houston Astros 145
Earned Run Average Kevin Brown Los Angeles Dodgers 2.58
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Kevin Brown Los Angeles Dodgers 0.991

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost the seventy-first midsummer classic at Turner Field in Atlanta, GA on Tuesday, July 11, 2000 by a score of 6 to 3. The league's manager was Bobby Cox.

[edit] Postseason

The 2000 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 0  
Cent.  St. Louis Cardinals 3  
    Cent.  St. Louis Cardinals 1
  WC  New York Mets 4
West.  San Francisco Giants 1
WC  New York Mets 3  

In the World Series, the National League champion New York Mets were defeated by the American League's New York Yankees, 4 games to 1.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Jeff Kent, a second baseman with the San Francisco Giants. In the award's voting, he had 392 out of a possible 448 points and 22 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Randy Johnson (johnsra05) of the Arizona Diamondbacks. In the award's voting, he had 133 out of a possible 160 points and 22 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Rafael Furcal, a shortstop with the Atlanta Braves. In the award's voting, he had 144 out of a possible 160 points and 25 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 Mike Matheny St. Louis Cardinals
1B J.T. Snow San Francisco Giants
2B Pokey Reese Cincinnati Reds
3B Neifi Pérez Colorado Rockies
SS Scott Rolen Philadelphia Phillies
OF Jim Edmonds St. Louis Cardinals
Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves
Steve Finley Arizona Diamondbacks

[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 New York Mets
1B Todd Helton Colorado Rockies
2B Jeff Kent San Francisco Giants
3B Chipper Jones Atlanta Braves
SS Edgar Renteria St. Louis Cardinals
OF Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants
Vladimir Guerrero Montreal Expos
Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs
P Mike Hampton New York Mets

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The fifty-fourth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 24 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Arizona Diamondbacks defeated the Cleveland Indians of the American League by a score of 12 to 7.

[edit] Notable events

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