1966 National League
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|1966 National League|
|Cuban National League|
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- 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||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||95||67||0||.586||-.-||606 (3.74)||490 (3.02)||0.256||0.310||0.362||2.62||0.979|
|2||San Francisco Giants||161||93||68||0||.578||1.5||675 (4.19)||626 (3.89)||0.248||0.300||0.392||3.24||0.974|
|3||Pittsburgh Pirates||162||92||70||0||.568||3.0||759 (4.69)||641 (3.96)||0.279||0.327||0.428||3.52||0.978|
|4||Philadelphia Phillies||162||87||75||0||.537||8.0||696 (4.30)||640 (3.95)||0.258||0.320||0.378||3.57||0.982|
|5||Atlanta Braves||163||85||77||1||.521||10.0||782 (4.80)||683 (4.19)||0.263||0.324||0.424||3.68||0.976|
|6||St. Louis Cardinals||162||83||79||0||.512||12.0||571 (3.52)||577 (3.56)||0.251||0.296||0.368||3.11||0.977|
|7||Cincinnati Reds||160||76||84||0||.475||18.0||692 (4.33)||702 (4.39)||0.260||0.309||0.395||4.08||0.980|
|8||Houston Astros||163||72||90||1||.442||23.0||612 (3.75)||695 (4.26)||0.255||0.316||0.365||3.76||0.972|
|9||New York Mets||161||66||95||0||.410||30.5||587 (3.65)||761 (4.73)||0.239||0.298||0.342||4.17||0.975|
|10||Chicago Cubs||162||59||103||0||.364||36.0||644 (3.98)||809 (4.99)||0.254||0.310||0.380||4.33||0.974|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The National League won the thirty-seventh midsummer classic at Busch Memorial Stadium in St. Louis, MO on Tuesday, July 12, 1966 by a score of 2 to 1 in 10 innings. The league's manager was Walter Alston.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Roberto Clemente, an outfielder with the Pittsburgh Pirates. In the award's voting, he had 218 out of a possible 280 points and 8 first place votes.
The winner of the Cy Young Award, given to the best pitcher in Major League Baseball irrespective of league, was Sandy Koufax of the Los Angeles Dodgers (NL). In the award's voting, he had 20 out of a possible 20 points and 20 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Tommy Helms, a second baseman with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 12 out of a possible 20 points and 12 first place votes.
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.
- Player of the Month Award
Hall of Fame Game
The twenty-fourth annual Hall of Fame Game was played on July 25 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Minnesota Twins of the American League by a score of 7 to 5.
- Al Barlick
- Ken Burkhart
- Shag Crawford
- Frank Dezelan
- Augie Donatelli
- Bob Engel
- Tom Gorman
- Doug Harvey
- Bill Jackowski
- John Kibler
- Stan Landes
- Chris Pelekoudas
- Paul Pryor
- Frank Secory
- Mel Steiner
- Ed Sudol
- Ed Vargo
- Tony Venzon
- Harry Wendelstedt
- Lee Weyer
- Bill Williams
- David Krell: Do You Believe in Magic? Baseball and America in the Groundbreaking Year of 1966, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham, MD, 2023. ISBN 978-1-5381-5943-9