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The National League West Division, often abbreviated NL West was created in 1969 when Major League Baseball expanded and split the National League and American League into two divisions each.

The NL West division has had the following constructs:

1969-1992: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants

1993: Atlanta Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Colorado Rockies, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants

1994-1997: Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants

1998-present: Arizona Diamondbacks, Colorado Rockies, Los Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres, and San Francisco Giants

[edit] Division Champions

Year Champion Record Manager Postseason Notes
1969 Atlanta Braves 93-69 Lum Harris Lost NLCS to New York Mets
1970 Cincinnati Reds 102-60 Sparky Anderson Lost World Series to Baltimore Orioles
1971 San Francisco Giants 90-72 Charlie Fox Lost NLCS to San Francisco Giants
1972 Cincinnati Reds 95-59 Sparky Anderson Lost World Series to Oakland Athletics
1973 Cincinnati Reds 99-63 Sparky Anderson Lost NLCS to New York Mets
1974 Los Angeles Dodgers 102-60 Walter Alston Lost World Series to Oakland Athletics
1975 Cincinnati Reds 108-54 Sparky Anderson Won World Series over Boston Red Sox
1976 Cincinnati Reds 102-60 Sparky Anderson Won World Series over New York Yankees
1977 Los Angeles Dodgers 98-64 Tommy Lasorda Lost World Series to New York Yankees
1978 Los Angeles Dodgers 95-67 Tommy Lasorda Lost World Series to New York Yankees
1979 Cincinnati Reds 90-71 John McNamara Lost NLCS to Pittsburgh Pirates
1980 Houston Astros 93-70 Bill Virdon Lost NLCS to Philadelphia Phillies 1
1981 Los Angeles Dodgers 63-47 Tommy Lasorda Won World Series over New York Yankees 2
1982 Atlanta Braves 89-73 Joe Torre Lost NLCS to St. Louis Cardinals
1983 Los Angeles Dodgers 91-71 Tommy Lasorda Lost NLCS to Philadelphia Phillies
1984 San Diego Padres 92-70 Dick Williams Lost World Series to Detroit Tigers
1985 Los Angeles Dodgers 95-67 Tommy Lasorda Lost NLCS to St. Louis Cardinals
1986 Houston Astros 96-66 Hal Lanier Lost NLCS to New York Mets
1987 San Francisco Giants 90-72 Roger Craig Lost NLCS to St. Louis Cardinals
1988 Los Angeles Dodgers 94-67 Tommy Lasorda Won World Series over Oakland Athletics
1989 San Francisco Giants 92-70 Roger Craig Lost World Series to Oakland Athletics
1990 Cincinnati Reds 91-71 Lou Piniella Won World Series over Oakland Athletics
1991 Atlanta Braves 94-68 Bobby Cox Lost World Series to Minnesota Twins
1992 Atlanta Braves 98-64 Bobby Cox Lost World Series to Toronto Blue Jays
1993 Atlanta Braves 104-58 Bobby Cox Lost NLCS to Philadelphia Phillies
1994 Los Angeles Dodgers 58-56 Tommy Lasorda Postseason cancelled 3
1995 Los Angeles Dodgers 78-66 Tommy Lasorda Lost NLDS to Cincinnati Reds
1996 San Diego Padres 91-71 Bruce Bochy Lost NLDS to St. Louis Cardinals
1997 San Francisco Giants 90-72 Dusty Baker Lost NLDS to Florida Marlins
1998 San Diego Padres 98-64 Bruce Bochy Lost World Series to New York Yankees
1999 Arizona Diamondbacks 100-62 Buck Showalter Lost NLDS to New York Mets
2000 San Francisco Giants 97-65 Dusty Baker Lost NLDS to New York Mets
2001 Arizona Diamondbacks 92-70 Bob Brenly Won World Series over New York Yankees
2002 Arizona Diamondbacks 98-64 Bob Brenly Lost NLDS to St. Louis Cardinals
2003 San Francisco Giants 100-61 Felipe Alou Lost NLDS to Florida Marlins
2004 Los Angeles Dodgers 93-69 Jim Tracy Lost NLDS to St. Louis Cardinals
2005 San Diego Padres 82-80 Bruce Bochy Lost NLDS to St. Louis Cardinals
2006 San Diego Padres 88-74 Bruce Bochy Lost NLDS to St. Louis Cardinals 4
2007 Arizona Diamondbacks 90-72 Bob Melvin Lost NLCS to Colorado Rockies
2008 Los Angeles Dodgers 84-78 Joe Torre Lost NLCS ro Philadelphia Phillies
2009 Los Angeles Dodgers 95-67 Joe Torre Lost NLCS to Philadelphia Phillies
2010 San Francisco Giants 92-70 Bruce Bochy Won World Series over Texas Rangers
2011 Arizona Diamondbacks 94-68 Kirk Gibson Lost NLDS to Milwaukee Brewers
2012 San Francisco Giants 94-68 Bruce Bochy Won World Series over Detroit Tigers
2013 Los Angeles Dodgers 92-70 Don Mattingly Lost NLCS to St. Louis Cardinals

Notes:

  1. The Houston Astros won a one-game playoff against the Los Angeles Dodgers for the Division title.
  2. Split-season format adopted because of the 1981 strike. The Los Angeles Dodgers won the first-half title and the Houston Astros won the second half title. The Dodgers defeated the Astros in the Division Series to represent the NL West in the 1981 NLCS.
  3. The 1994 postseason was cancelled because of the 1994 strike; first season played under three-division format.
  4. The San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers finished with identical records; San Diego won the Division title because of a better head-to-head record

[edit] Wild Cards

The National League West Division has provided one of the National League Wild Card teams 6 times since 1995:

[edit] See Also

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