1974 National League
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The 1974 season of the National League was the ninety-ninth season of the league.
- 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||Pittsburgh Pirates||162||88||74||0||.543||-.-||751 (4.64)||657 (4.06)||0.274||0.334||0.391||3.49||0.975|
|2||St. Louis Cardinals||161||86||75||0||.534||1.5||677 (4.20)||643 (3.99)||0.265||0.329||0.365||3.48||0.977|
|3||Philadelphia Phillies||162||80||82||0||.494||8.0||676 (4.17)||701 (4.33)||0.261||0.319||0.373||3.91||0.976|
|4||Montreal Expos||161||79||82||0||.491||8.5||662 (4.11)||657 (4.08)||0.254||0.335||0.350||3.60||0.976|
|5||New York Mets||162||71||91||0||.438||17.0||572 (3.53)||646 (3.99)||0.235||0.310||0.329||3.42||0.975|
|6||Chicago Cubs||162||66||96||0||.407||22.0||669 (4.13)||826 (5.10)||0.251||0.326||0.365||4.28||0.969|
|1||Los Angeles Dodgers||162||102||60||0||.630||-.-||798 (4.93)||561 (3.46)||0.272||0.343||0.401||2.97||0.975|
|2||Cincinnati Reds||163||98||64||1||.601||4.0||776 (4.76)||631 (3.87)||0.260||0.342||0.394||3.41||0.979|
|3||Atlanta Braves||163||88||74||1||.540||14.0||661 (4.06)||563 (3.45)||0.249||0.319||0.363||3.05||0.979|
|4||Houston Astros||162||81||81||0||.500||21.0||653 (4.03)||632 (3.90)||0.263||0.321||0.378||3.46||0.983|
|5||San Francisco Giants||162||72||90||0||.444||30.0||634 (3.91)||723 (4.46)||0.252||0.320||0.358||3.78||0.972|
|6||San Diego Padres||162||60||102||0||.370||42.0||541 (3.34)||830 (5.12)||0.229||0.302||0.330||4.58||0.973|
- Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record
The National League won the forty-fifth midsummer classic at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday, July 23, 1974 by a score of 7 to 2. The league's manager was Yogi Berra.
The National League Championship Series, featured Pittsburgh Pirates, the Eastern Division winner, and the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Western Division winner. The Dodgers defeated the Pirates, 3 games to 1.
In the World Series, the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers were defeated by the American League's Oakland Athletics, 4 games to 1.
The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Steve Garvey, a first baseman with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 270 out of a possible 336 points and 13 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Mike Marshall (marshmi01) of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 96 out of a possible 120 points and 17 first place votes.
The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Bake McBride, an outfielder with the St. Louis Cardinals. In the award's voting, he had 16 out of a possible 24 points and 16 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
- April: Tommy John, Los Angeles Dodgers
- May: Ralph Garr, Atlanta Braves
- June: Buzz Capra, Atlanta Braves
- July: Don Gullett, Cincinnati Reds
- August: Lou Brock, St. Louis Cardinals
- September: none
Hall of Fame Game
The thirty-second annual Hall of Fame Game was played on August 12 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY near the National Baseball Hall of Fame. In the game, the National League's Atlanta Braves defeated the Chicago White Sox of the American League by a score of 12 to 9.
- Nick Colosi
- Shag Crawford
- Jerry Dale
- Satch Davidson
- Bob Engel
- Bruce Froemming
- Tom Gorman
- Doug Harvey
- John Kibler
- John McSherry
- Ed Montague
- Andy Olsen
- Chris Pelekoudas
- Paul Pryor
- Frank Pulli
- Jim Quick
- Dutch Rennert
- Paul Runge
- Dick Stello
- Ed Sudol
- Terry Tata
- Ed Vargo
- Harry Wendelstedt
- Lee Weyer
- Art Williams
- Bill Williams
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