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The 2003 season of the National League was the one hundred twenty-eighth 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 Chicago Cubs 162 88 74 0 .543 -.- 724 (4.47) 683 (4.22) 0.259 0.323 0.416 3.83 0.983
2 Houston Astros 162 87 75 0 .537 1.0 805 (4.97) 677 (4.18) 0.263 0.336 0.431 3.86 0.985
3 St. Louis Cardinals 162 85 77 0 .525 3.0 876 (5.41) 796 (4.91) 0.279 0.350 0.454 4.60 0.987
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 75 87 0 .463 13.0 753 (4.65) 801 (4.94) 0.267 0.338 0.420 4.64 0.980
5 Cincinnati Reds 162 69 93 0 .426 19.0 694 (4.28) 886 (5.47) 0.245 0.318 0.395 5.09 0.977
6 Milwaukee Brewers 162 68 94 0 .420 20.0 714 (4.41) 873 (5.39) 0.256 0.329 0.419 5.02 0.981
Eastern Division
1 Atlanta Braves 162 101 61 0 .623 -.- 907 (5.60) 740 (4.57) 0.284 0.349 0.475 4.10 0.981
2 Florida Marlins* 162 91 71 0 .562 10.0 751 (4.64) 692 (4.27) 0.266 0.333 0.421 4.04 0.987
3 Philadelphia Phillies 162 86 76 0 .531 15.0 791 (4.88) 697 (4.30) 0.261 0.343 0.419 4.04 0.984
4 Montreal Expos 162 83 79 0 .512 18.0 711 (4.39) 716 (4.42) 0.258 0.326 0.401 4.01 0.983
5 New York Mets 161 66 95 0 .410 34.5 642 (3.99) 754 (4.68) 0.247 0.314 0.374 4.48 0.980
Western Division
1 San Francisco Giants 161 100 61 0 .621 -.- 755 (4.69) 638 (3.96) 0.264 0.338 0.425 3.73 0.987
2 Los Angeles Dodgers 162 85 77 0 .525 15.5 574 (3.54) 556 (3.43) 0.243 0.303 0.368 3.16 0.981
3 Arizona Diamondbacks 162 84 78 0 .519 16.5 717 (4.43) 685 (4.23) 0.263 0.330 0.417 3.84 0.983
4 Colorado Rockies 162 74 88 0 .457 26.5 853 (5.27) 892 (5.51) 0.267 0.344 0.445 5.20 0.981
5 San Diego Padres 162 64 98 0 .395 36.5 678 (4.19) 831 (5.13) 0.261 0.333 0.388 4.87 0.983

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Orlando Cabrera
Juan Pierre
Richie Sexson
Montreal Expos
Florida Marlins
Milwaukee Brewers
162
At Bats Juan Pierre Florida Marlins 668
Runs Scored Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 137
Hits Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 212
Doubles Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 51
Triples Steve Finley
Rafael Furcal
Arizona Diamondbacks
Atlanta Braves
10
Home Runs Jim Thome Philadelphia Phillies 47
Total Bases Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 394
Runs Batted In Preston Wilson Colorado Rockies 141
Stolen Bases Juan Pierre Florida Marlins 65
Caught Stealing Juan Pierre Florida Marlins 20
Walks Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 148
Intentional Base-on-Balls Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 61
Hit by Pitch Craig Biggio Houston Astros 27
Strikeouts Jim Thome Philadelphia Phillies 182
Sacrifice Hits Luis Castillo
Juan Pierre
Jason Schmidt
Florida Marlins
Florida Marlins
San Francisco Giants
15
Sacrifice Flies Aramis Ramirez Pittsburgh Pirates/Chicago Cubs 11
Grounded into Double Plays Jay Payton Colorado Rockies 27
Batting Average Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 0.359
On-Base Percentage Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 0.529
Slugging Percentage Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 0.749
On-Base plus Slugging Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 1.278
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants 231

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Russ Ortiz Atlanta Braves 21
Losses Jeff D'Amico Pittsburgh Pirates 16
Win-Loss Percentage Jason Schmidt San Francisco Giants 0.773
Appearances Paul Quantrill Los Angeles Dodgers 89
Games Started Greg Maddux Atlanta Braves 36
Complete Games Livan Hernandez Montreal Expos 8
Shutouts Kevin Millwood
Matt Morris
Jason Schmidt
Philadelphia Phillies
St. Louis Cardinals
San Francisco Giants
3
Games Finished Eric Gagne
Billy Wagner
Los Angeles Dodgers
Houston Astros
67
Saves Eric Gagne Los Angeles Dodgers 55
Innings Pitched Livan Hernandez Montreal Expos 233.1
Batters Faced Livan Hernandez Montreal Expos 967
Hits Allowed Brett Tomko St. Louis Cardinals 252
Home Runs Allowed Wayne Franklin Milwaukee Brewers 36
Base-on-Balls Allowed Russ Ortiz Atlanta Braves 102
Intentional Base-on-Balls Carlos Zambrano Chicago Cubs 12
Hit Batsmen Kerry Wood Chicago Cubs 21
Strikeouts Kerry Wood Chicago Cubs 266
Wild Pitches Matt Clement
Zach Day
Chicago Cubs
Montreal Expos
13
Balks Wayne Franklin
Brad Penny
Milwaukee Brewers
Florida Marlins
4
Runs Allowed Wayne Franklin Milwaukee Brewers 129
Earned Runs Allowed Wayne Franklin
Brett Tomko
Milwaukee Brewers
St. Louis Cardinals
119
Earned Run Average Jason Schmidt San Francisco Giants 2.34
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Jason Schmidt San Francisco Giants 0.953

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League lost the seventy-fourth midsummer classic at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago, IL on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 by a score of 7 to 6. The league's manager was Dusty Baker.

[edit] Postseason

The 2003 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
                 
West.  San Francisco Giants 1  
WC  Florida Marlins 3  
    WC  Florida Marlins 4
  Cent.  Chicago Cubs 3
East.  Atlanta Braves 2
Cent.  Chicago Cubs 3  

In the World Series, the National League champion Florida Marlins defeated the American League's New York Yankees, 4 games to 2.

[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 San Francisco Giants. In the award's voting, he had 426 out of a possible 448 points and 28 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Eric Gagne of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 146 out of a possible 160 points and 28 first place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Dontrelle Willis, a pitcher with the Florida Marlins. In the award's voting, he had 118 out of a possible 160 points and 17 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 Mike Hampton Atlanta Braves
C Mike Matheny St. Louis Cardinals
1B Derrek Lee Florida Marlins
2B Luis Castillo Florida Marlins
3B Edgar Rentería St. Louis Cardinals
SS Scott Rolen St. Louis Cardinals
OF Jim Edmonds St. Louis Cardinals
Andruw Jones Atlanta Braves
Jose Cruz, Jr. San Francisco Giants

[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 Javy Lopez Atlanta Braves
1B Todd Helton Colorado Rockies
2B Jose Vidro Montreal Expos
3B Mike Lowell Florida Marlins
SS Edgar Renteria St. Louis Cardinals
OF Barry Bonds San Francisco Giants
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals
Gary Sheffield Atlanta Braves
P Mike Hampton Atlanta Braves

[edit] Hall of Fame Game

The fifty-seventh annual Hall of Fame Game was played on June 16 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Tampa Bay Devil Rays of the American League by a score of 7 to 5.

[edit] Notable events

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