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

The NL East division has had the following constructs:

1969-1992: Chicago Cubs, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals

1993: Chicago Cubs, Florida Marlins, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh Pirates, and St. Louis Cardinals

1994-2004: Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, and Philadelphia Phillies.

2005-2011: Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals.

2012-present: Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, and Washington Nationals.

[edit] Division Champions

Year Champion Record Manager Postseason Notes
1969 New York Mets 100-62 Gil Hodges Won World Series over Baltimore Orioles
1970 Pittsburgh Pirates 89-73 Danny Murtaugh Lost NLCS to Cincinnati Reds
1971 Pittsburgh Pirates 97-65 Danny Murtaugh Won World Series over Baltimore Orioles
1972 Pittsburgh Pirates 96-59 Bill Virdon Lost NLCS to Cincinnati Reds
1973 New York Mets 82-79 Yogi Berra Lost World Series to Oakland Athletics
1974 Pittsburgh Pirates 88-74 Danny Murtaugh Lost NLCS to Los Angeles Dodgers
1975 Pittsburgh Pirates 92-69 Danny Murtaugh Lost NLCS to Cincinnati Reds
1976 Philadelphia Phillies 101-61 Danny Ozark Lost NLCS to Cincinnati Reds
1977 Philadelphia Phillies 101-61 Danny Ozark Lost NLCS to Los Angeles Dodgers
1978 Philadelphia Phillies 90-72 Danny Ozark Lost NLCS to Los Angeles Dodgers
1979 Pittsburgh Pirates 98-64 Chuck Tanner Won World Series over Baltimore Orioles
1980 Philadelphia Phillies 91-71 Dallas Green Won World Series over Kansas City Royals
1981 Montreal Expos 60-48 Dick Williams / Jim Fanning Lost NLCS to Los Angeles Dodgers 1
1982 St. Louis Cardinals 92-70 Whitey Herzog Won World Series over Milwaukee Brewers
1983 Philadelphia Phillies 90-72 Pat Corrales / Paul Owens Lost World Series to Baltimore Orioles
1984 Chicago Cubs 96-65 Jim Frey Lost NLCS to San Diego Padres
1985 St. Louis Cardinals 101-61 Whitey Herzog Lost World Series to Kansas City Royals
1986 New York Mets 108-54 Davey Johnson Won World Series over Boston Red Sox
1987 St. Louis Cardinals 95-67 Whitey Herzog Lost World Series to Minnesota Twins
1988 New York Mets 100-60 Davey Johnson Lost NLCS to Los Angeles Dodgers
1989 Chicago Cubs 93-69 Don Zimmer Lost NLCS to San Francisco Giants
1990 Pittsburgh Pirates 95-67 Jim Leyland Lost NLCS to Cincinnati Reds
1991 Pittsburgh Pirates 98-64 Jim Leyland Lost NLCS to Atlanta Braves
1992 Pittsburgh Pirates 96-66 Jim Leyland Lost NLCS to Atlanta Braves
1993 Philadelphia Phillies 97-65 Jim Fregosi Lost World Series to Toronto Blue Jays
1994 Montreal Expos 74-40 Felipe Alou Postseason cancelled 2
1995 Atlanta Braves 90-54 Bobby Cox Won World Series over Cleveland Indians
1996 Atlanta Braves 96-66 Bobby Cox Lost World Series to New York Yankees
1997 Atlanta Braves 101-61 Bobby Cox Lost NLCS to Florida Marlins
1998 Atlanta Braves 106-56 Bobby Cox Lost NLCS to San Diego Padres
1999 Atlanta Braves 103-59 Bobby Cox Lost World Series to New York Yankees
2000 Atlanta Braves 95-67 Bobby Cox Lost NLDS to St. Louis Cardinals
2001 Atlanta Braves 88-74 Bobby Cox Lost NLCS to Arizona Diamondbacks
2002 Atlanta Braves 101-59 Bobby Cox Lost NLDS to San Francisco Giants
2003 Atlanta Braves 101-61 Bobby Cox Lost NLDS to Chicago Cubs
2004 Atlanta Braves 96-66 Bobby Cox Lost NLDS to Houston Astros
2005 Atlanta Braves 90-72 Bobby Cox Lost NLDS to Houston Astros
2006 New York Mets 97-65 Willie Randolph Lost NLCS to St. Louis Cardinals
2007 Philadelphia Phillies 89-73 Charlie Manuel Lost NLDS to Colorado Rockies
2008 Philadelphia Phillies 92-70 Charlie Manuel Won World Series over Tampa Bay Rays
2009 Philadelphia Philles 93-69 Charlie Manuel Lost World Series to New York Yankees
2010 Philadelphia Phillies 97-65 Charlie Manuel Lost NLCS to San Francisco Giants
2011 Philadelphia Phillies 102-60 Charlie Manuel Lost NLDS to St. Louis Cardinals
2012 Washington Nationals 98-64 Davey Johnson Lost NLDS to St. Louis Cardinals
2013 Atlanta Braves 96-66 Fredi Gonzalez Lost NLDS to Los Angeles Dodgers

Notes:

  1. Split-season format adopted because of the 1981 strike. The Philadelphia Phillies won the first-half title and the Montreal Expos won the second half title. The Expos defeated the Phillies in the Division Series to represent the NL East in the 1981 NLCS.
  2. The 1994 postseason was cancelled because of the 1994 strike; first season played under three-division format.

[edit] Wild Cards

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

[edit] See Also

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