1989 MLB Season in Review

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A high-level summary of the 1989 Major League Baseball Season. The page includes standings, team totals and leaderboards. There is a lot more information on the season in various sub-sections such as the player register, team pages and boxscore-related pages.
Season Information
World Series Champions
Runner Up
Most Valuable Players
Cy Young Winners
Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year
#1 Draft Pick
Ben McDonald (Baltimore Orioles)
All-Star Game
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1989 Major League Baseball Standings

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  • Playoff Team
  • American League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    146Toronto Blue JaysT - S - R - L1628973.549--73165180Lost ALCS (Athletics)3,375,8831$ 16,009,6663Pat GillickCito Gaston, Jimy WilliamsExhibition Stadium
    259Baltimore OriolesT - S - R - L1628775.5372.070868622dnq2,535,2087$ 8,176,66613Roland HemondFrank RobinsonMemorial Stadium
    3712Boston Red SoxT - S - R - L1628379.5126.077473539dnq2,510,0128$ 18,553,3852Lou GormanJoe MorganFenway Park
    4815Milwaukee BrewersT - S - R - L1628181.5008.070767928dnq1,970,73517$ 10,373,00010Harry DaltonTom TrebelhornCounty Stadium
    51019New York YankeesT - S - R - L1617487.46014.5698792-94dnq2,170,48512$ 20,562,9851Bob QuinnDallas Green, Bucky DentYankee Stadium I
    61221Cleveland IndiansT - S - R - L1627389.45116.0604654-50dnq1,285,54224$ 8,928,50012Hank PetersDoc Edwards, John HartCleveland Stadium
    71426Detroit TigersT - S - R - L16259103.36430.0617816-199dnq1,543,65621$ 15,099,5966Bill LajoieSparky AndersonTiger Stadium
    American League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    111Oakland AthleticsT - S - R - L1629963.611--712576136Won World Series (Giants)2,667,2255$ 14,602,9998Sandy AldersonTony La RussaOakland-Alameda County Coliseum
    224Kansas City RoyalsT - S - R - L1629270.5687.069063555dnq2,477,70010$ 15,421,6625John SchuerholzJohn WathanRoyals Stadium
    335California AngelsT - S - R - L1629171.5628.066957891dnq2,647,2916$ 14,713,8337Mike PortDoug RaderAnaheim Stadium
    4613Texas RangersT - S - R - L1628379.51216.0695714-19dnq2,043,99314$ 10,689,5009Tom GrieveBobby ValentineArlington Stadium
    5916Minnesota TwinsT - S - R - L1628082.49419.07407382dnq2,277,43811$ 15,540,5004Andy MacPhailTom KellyHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
    61122Seattle MarinersT - S - R - L1627389.45126.0694728-34dnq1,298,44323$ 9,547,50011Woody WoodwardJim LefebvreThe Kingdome
    71323Chicago White SoxT - S - R - L1616992.42929.5693750-57dnq1,045,65125$ 7,595,56114Larry HimesJeff TorborgComiskey Park
    National League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    112Chicago CubsT - S - R - L1629369.574--70262379Lost NLCS (Giants)2,491,9429$ 10,165,50010Jim FreyDon ZimmerWrigley Field
    248New York MetsT - S - R - L1628775.5376.068359588dnq2,918,7104$ 20,013,2122Frank CashenDavey JohnsonShea Stadium
    3511St. Louis CardinalsT - S - R - L1628676.5317.063260824dnq3,080,9802$ 15,555,3334Dal MaxvillWhitey HerzogBusch Stadium II
    4714Montreal ExposT - S - R - L1628181.50012.06326302dnq1,783,53320$ 12,305,3897Dave DombrowskiBuck RodgersOlympic Stadium
    51020Pittsburgh PiratesT - S - R - L1627488.45719.0637680-43dnq1,374,14122$ 11,993,5008Larry DoughtyJim LeylandThree Rivers Stadium
    61124Philadelphia PhilliesT - S - R - L1626795.41426.0629735-106dnq1,861,98518$ 9,640,00011Lee ThomasNick LeyvaVeterans Stadium
    National League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    123San Francisco GiantsT - S - R - L1629270.568--69960099Lost World Series (Athletics)2,059,70113$ 14,094,0005Al RosenRoger CraigCandlestick Park
    237San Diego PadresT - S - R - L1628973.5493.064262616dnq2,009,03115$ 13,094,0006Jack McKeonJack McKeonJack Murphy Stadium
    3610Houston AstrosT - S - R - L1628676.5316.0647669-22dnq1,834,90819$ 16,011,0003Bill WoodArt HoweAstrodome
    4817Los Angeles DodgersT - S - R - L1607783.48114.055453618dnq2,944,6533$ 21,584,1611Fred ClaireTom LasordaDodger Stadium
    5918Cincinnati RedsT - S - R - L1627587.46317.0632691-59dnq1,979,32016$ 11,087,0009Murray CookPete Rose, Tommy HelmsRiverfront Stadium
    61225Atlanta BravesT - S - R - L1606397.39428.0584680-96dnq984,93026$ 9,551,33412Bobby CoxRuss NixonAtlanta-Fulton County Stadium
    26 record(s)
    Rank If team context, indicates Divisional Rank LgRank Rank within a League. For MLB, refers to AL or NL MLBRank Rank in all of Major League Baseball for the season Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. G Games Played (or Pitched) W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L)) GBL Games behind leader. ((Team A Wins-Team B Wins) + (Team A Losses-Team B Losses))/2 RF Runs For RA Runs Against Diff Run Differential. RF-RA Playoffs Playoff participation description. Attendance Number of people paying for tickets for games Att Rank Attendance rank within the league Ballpark Team or School's ballpark for the season