2021 National League

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The 2021 season of the National League was the one hundred forty-sixth season of the league.

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Season summary[edit]

Standings[edit]

An asterisk (*) indicates the team was one of its league's wild cards, 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
Central Division
1 Milwaukee Brewers 162 95 67 0 .586 -.- 738 (4.56) 623 (3.85) 0.233 0.317 0.396 3.50 0.984
2 St. Louis Cardinals* 162 90 72 0 .556 5.0 706 (4.36) 672 (4.15) 0.244 0.313 0.412 3.98 0.986
3 Cincinnati Reds 162 83 79 0 .512 12.0 786 (4.85) 760 (4.69) 0.249 0.328 0.431 4.40 0.984
4 Chicago Cubs 162 71 91 0 .438 24.0 705 (4.35) 839 (5.18) 0.237 0.312 0.407 4.87 0.985
5 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 61 101 0 .377 34.0 609 (3.76) 833 (5.14) 0.236 0.309 0.364 5.08 0.988
Eastern Division
1 Atlanta Braves 161 88 73 0 .547 -.- 790 (4.91) 656 (4.07) 0.244 0.319 0.435 3.88 0.988
2 Philadelphia Phillies 162 82 80 0 .506 6.5 734 (4.53) 745 (4.60) 0.240 0.318 0.408 4.39 0.984
3 New York Mets 162 77 85 0 .475 11.5 636 (3.93) 668 (4.12) 0.238 0.314 0.390 3.90 0.983
4 Miami Marlins 162 67 95 0 .414 21.5 623 (3.85) 701 (4.33) 0.233 0.298 0.372 3.96 0.979
5 Washington Nationals 162 65 97 0 .401 23.5 724 (4.47) 820 (5.06) 0.258 0.337 0.417 4.80 0.983
Western Division
1 San Francisco Giants 162 107 55 0 .660 -.- 804 (4.96) 594 (3.67) 0.249 0.329 0.440 3.24 0.986
2 Los Angeles Dodgers* 162 106 56 0 .654 1.0 830 (5.12) 561 (3.46) 0.244 0.330 0.429 3.01 0.985
3 San Diego Padres 162 79 83 0 .488 28.0 729 (4.50) 708 (4.37) 0.242 0.321 0.401 4.10 0.986
4 Colorado Rockies 161 74 87 0 .460 32.5 739 (4.59) 796 (4.94) 0.249 0.317 0.414 4.82 0.987
2 Arizona Diamondbacks 162 52 110 0 .321 55.0 679 (4.19) 893 (5.51) 0.236 0.309 0.382 5.11 0.983

League leaders[edit]

Batting[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Dansby Swanson
Austin Riley
Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves
160
At Bats Tommy Edman St. Louis Cardinals 641
Runs Scored Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves 120
Hits Trea Turner Washington/Los Angeles 195
Doubles Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies 42
Triples David Peralta
Bryan Reynolds
Arizona Diamondbacks
Pittsburgh Pirates
8
Home Runs Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego Padres 42
Total Bases Trea Turner Washington/Los Angeles 319
Runs Batted In Adam Duvall Miami/Atlanta 113
Stolen Bases Trea Turner Washington/Los Angeles 32
Caught Stealing Jazz Chisholm Miami Marlins 8
Walks Juan Soto Washington Nationals 145
Intentional Base-on-Balls Juan Soto Washington Nationals 23
Hit by Pitch Jonathan India Cincinnati Reds 23
Strikeouts Javier Baez Chicago/New York 184
Sacrifice Hits Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals 14
Sacrifice Flies Manny Machado
Will Smith
San Diego Padres
Los Angeles Dodgers
11
Grounded into Double Plays Juan Soto Washington Nationals 23
Batting Average Trea Turner Washington/Los Angeles 0.328
On-Base Percentage Juan Soto Washington Nationals 0.465
Slugging Percentage Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies 0.615
On-Base plus Slugging Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies 1.044
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies 179

Pitching[edit]

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Julio Urias Los Angeles Dodgers 20
Losses Patrick Corbin
Luis Castillo
Washington Nationals
Cincinnati Reds
16
Win-Loss Percentage Julio Urias Los Angeles Dodgers 0.870
Appearances Tyler Rogers San Francisco Giants 80
Games Started 7 tied with 33
Complete Games Zack Wheeler
German Marquez
Adam Wainwright
Philadelphia Phillies
Colorado Rockies
St. Louis Cardinals
3
Shutouts Joe Musgrove
Max Fried
Zack Wheeler
Anthony DeSclafani
San Diego Padres
Atlanta Braves
Philadelphia Phillies
San Francisco Giants
2
Games Finished Will Smith Atlanta Braves 60
Saves Mark Melancon San Diego Padres 39
Innings Pitched Zack Wheeler Philadelphia Phillies 213.1
Batters Faced Zack Wheeler Philadelphia Phillies 849
Hits Allowed Kyle Hendricks Chicago Cubs 200
Home Runs Allowed Patrick Corbin Washington Nationals 37
Base-on-Balls Allowed Zach Davies
Luis Castillo
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
75
Intentional Base-on-Balls Phil Bickford Los Angeles Dodgers 7
Hit Batsmen Austin Adams San Diego Padres 24
Strikeouts Zack Wheeler Philadelphia Phillies 247
Wild Pitches German Marquez Colorado Rockies 15
Balks Adbert Alzolay Chicago Cubs 3
Runs Allowed Patrick Corbin Washington Nationals 114
Earned Runs Allowed Patrick Corbin Washington Nationals 111
Earned Run Average Corbin Burnes Milwaukee Brewers 2.43
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Max Scherzer Washington/Los Angeles 0.864

All-Star Game[edit]

The National League lost the 2021 All-Star Game, played at Coors Field in Denver, CO on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 by a score of 5 to 2 against the American League. The league's manager was Dave Roberts.

Postseason[edit]

The 2021 National League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with two wild card teams. The teams competed in a Wild Card Game and two 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.

  Wild Card Game     Division Series     League Championship Series
                           
        WC Los Angeles Dodgers    3   
  WC1 Los Angeles Dodgers   1      West.  San Francisco Giants      
  WC2 St. Louis Cardinals            WC Los Angeles Dodgers   
       East. Atlanta Braves   4 
        Cent. Milwaukee Brewers      
        East. Atlanta Braves   3   

In the World Series, the National League champion Atlanta Braves defeated the American League's Houston Astros, 4 games to 2.

Award winners[edit]

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was OF Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies. In the award's voting, he had 348 out of a possible 420 points and 17 of 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Corbin Burnes of the Milwaukee Brewers. In the award's voting, he had 151 out of a possible 210 points and 12 of 30 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Jonathan India, a second baseman with the Cincinnati Reds. In the award's voting, he had 148 out of a possible 150 points and 29 of 30 first-place votes.

The Trevor Hoffman Award, given to the best relief pitcher in the league, was given to Josh Hader of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Gold Gloves[edit]

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.

Position Player Team
P Max Fried Atlanta Braves
C Jacob Stallings Pittsburgh Pirates
1B Paul Goldschmidt St. Louis Cardinals
2B Tommy Edman St. Louis Cardinals
3B Nolan Arenado St. Louis Cardinals
SS Brandon Crawford San Francisco Giants
LF Tyler O'Neill St. Louis Cardinals
CF Harrison Bader St. Louis Cardinals
RF Adam Duvall Miami Marlins/Atlanta Braves

Silver Sluggers[edit]

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.

Position Player Team
C Buster Posey San Francisco Giants
1B Freddie Freeman Atlanta Braves
2B Ozzie Albies Atlanta Braves
3B Austin Riley Atlanta Braves
SS Fernando Tatis Jr. San Diego Padres
OF Juan Soto Washington Nationals
Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies
Nick Castellanos Cincinnati Reds
P Max Fried Atlanta Braves

Monthly Awards[edit]

Notable events[edit]

Umpires[edit]

See 2021 Major League Baseball

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