2008 National League
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|2008 National League|
|Cuban National League|
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 Season summary
- 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|
|1||Chicago Cubs||161||97||64||0||.602||-.-||855 (5.31)||671 (4.17)||0.278||0.354||0.443||3.87||0.983|
|2||Milwaukee Brewers*||162||90||72||0||.556||7.5||750 (4.63)||689 (4.25)||0.253||0.325||0.431||3.85||0.984|
|3||Houston Astros||161||86||75||0||.534||11.0||712 (4.42)||743 (4.61)||0.263||0.323||0.415||4.36||0.989|
|4||St. Louis Cardinals||162||86||76||0||.531||11.5||779 (4.81)||725 (4.48)||0.281||0.350||0.433||4.19||0.986|
|5||Cincinnati Reds||162||74||88||0||.457||23.5||704 (4.35)||800 (4.94)||0.247||0.321||0.408||4.55||0.981|
|6||Pittsburgh Pirates||162||67||95||0||.414||30.5||735 (4.54)||884 (5.46)||0.258||0.320||0.403||5.08||0.983|
|1||Philadelphia Phillies||162||92||70||0||.568||-.-||799 (4.93)||680 (4.20)||0.255||0.332||0.438||3.88||0.985|
|2||New York Mets||162||89||73||0||.549||3.0||799 (4.93)||715 (4.41)||0.266||0.340||0.420||4.07||0.986|
|3||Florida Marlins||161||84||77||0||.522||7.5||770 (4.78)||767 (4.76)||0.254||0.326||0.433||4.43||0.980|
|4||Atlanta Braves||162||72||90||0||.444||20.0||753 (4.65)||778 (4.80)||0.270||0.345||0.408||4.46||0.983|
|5||Washington Nationals||161||59||102||0||.366||32.5||641 (3.98)||825 (5.12)||0.251||0.323||0.373||4.66||0.980|
|1||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||84||78||0||.519||-.-||700 (4.32)||648 (4.00)||0.264||0.333||0.399||3.68||0.984|
|2||Arizona Diamondbacks||162||82||80||0||.506||2.0||720 (4.44)||706 (4.36)||0.251||0.327||0.415||3.98||0.981|
|3||Colorado Rockies||162||74||88||0||.457||10.0||747 (4.61)||822 (5.07)||0.263||0.336||0.415||4.77||0.985|
|4||San Francisco Giants||162||72||90||0||.444||12.0||640 (3.95)||759 (4.69)||0.262||0.321||0.382||4.38||0.983|
|5||San Diego Padres||162||63||99||0||.389||21.0||637 (3.93)||764 (4.72)||0.250||0.317||0.390||4.41||0.986|
 League leaders
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
 All-Star Game
The 2008 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.||Los Angeles Dodgers||3|
|West.||Los Angeles Dodgers||1|
 Award winners
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Albert Pujols, a first baseman with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 369 out of a possible 448 points and 18 first-place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Tim Lincecum of the San Francisco Giants. In the award's voting, he had 137 out of a possible 140 points and 23 first-place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Geovany Soto, a catcher with the Chicago Cubs. In the award's voting, he had 158 out of a possible 160 points and 31 first-place votes.
 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.
 Silver Sluggers
The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best hitters as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.
 Monthly Awards
- Player of the Month Award
- Pitcher of the Month Award
- Rookie of the Month Award
 Hall of Fame Game
The sixty-second annual Hall of Fame Game was to be played on May 16 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame, between the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres, but it was rained out. It was the last time the game was scheduled.
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