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A high-level summary of the 1998 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
Season
1998
World Series Champions
Runner Up
Most Valuable Players
Cy Young Winners
Rookies of the Year
Managers of the Year
#1 Draft Pick
Pat Burrell (Philadelphia Phillies)
All-Star Game
Denver,Colorado
Teams
30
Players
Attendance
Payroll
$1,210,532,333
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1998 Major League Baseball Standings

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  • Playoff Team
  • American League Central
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    137Cleveland IndiansT - S - R - L1628973.549--85077971Lost ALCS (Yankees)3,467,2994$ 59,033,4993John HartMike HargroveJacobs Field
    2715Chicago White SoxT - S - R - L1628082.4949.0861931-70dnq1,391,14627$ 36,840,0009Ron SchuelerJerry ManuelComiskey Park II
    31123Kansas City RoyalsT - S - R - L1617289.44716.5714898-184dnq1,494,87525$ 32,912,50010Herk RobinsonTony MuserKauffman Stadium
    41224Minnesota TwinsT - S - R - L1627092.43219.0734818-84dnq1,165,97629$ 26,182,50011Terry RyanTom KellyHubert H. Humphrey Metrodome
    51327Detroit TigersT - S - R - L1626597.40124.0722861-139dnq1,409,39126$ 22,625,00013Randy SmithBuddy Bell, Larry ParrishTiger Stadium
    American League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    111New York YankeesT - S - R - L16211448.704--965655310Won World Series (Padres)2,955,1938$ 63,159,8982Brian CashmanJoe TorreYankee Stadium I
    225Boston Red SoxT - S - R - L1629270.56822.0876729147Lost in 1st Round (Indians)2,314,70417$ 51,647,0006Dan DuquetteJimy WilliamsFenway Park
    3410Toronto Blue JaysT - S - R - L1628874.54326.081676848dnq2,454,30316$ 48,415,0007Gord AshTim JohnsonSkyDome
    4816Baltimore OriolesT - S - R - L1627983.48835.081778532dnq3,684,6502$ 70,408,1341Pat GillickRay MillerOriole Park at Camden Yards
    51429Tampa Bay Devil RaysT - S - R - L1626399.38951.0620751-131dnq2,506,29314$ 25,317,50012Chuck LamarLarry RothschildTropicana Field
    American League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    159Texas RangersT - S - R - L1628874.543--94087169Lost in 1st Round (Yankees)2,927,3999$ 54,704,5954Douglas MelvinJohnny OatesThe Ballpark in Arlington
    2612Anaheim AngelsT - S - R - L1628577.5253.07877834dnq2,519,28013$ 38,537,0008Bill BavasiTerry CollinsEdison International Field
    3919Seattle MarinersT - S - R - L1617685.47211.58598554dnq2,651,51110$ 52,032,2915Woody WoodwardLou PiniellaThe Kingdome
    41022Oakland AthleticsT - S - R - L1627488.45714.0804866-62dnq1,232,34328$ 20,063,00014Billy BeaneArt HoweNetwork Associates Coliseum
    National League Central
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    123Houston AstrosT - S - R - L16210260.630--874620254Lost in 1st Round (Padres)2,458,45115$ 40,629,0008Gerry HunsickerLarry DierkerAstrodome
    246Chicago CubsT - S - R - L1639073.55212.583179140Lost in 1st Round (Braves)2,623,19411$ 49,383,0004Ed LynchJim RigglemanWrigley Field
    3814St. Louis CardinalsT - S - R - L1628379.51219.081078228dnq3,195,6916$ 52,572,5002Walt JockettyTony La RussaBusch Stadium II
    41018Cincinnati RedsT - S - R - L1627785.47525.0750760-10dnq1,793,64921$ 21,995,00014Jim BowdenJack McKeonCinergy Field
    51221Milwaukee BrewersT - S - R - L1627488.45728.0707812-105dnq1,811,59320$ 32,252,58312Sal BandoPhil GarnerCounty Stadium
    61325Pittsburgh PiratesT - S - R - L1626993.42633.0650718-68dnq1,560,95024$ 13,752,00015Cam BonifayGene LamontThree Rivers Stadium
    National League East
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    112Atlanta BravesT - S - R - L16210656.654--826581245Lost in 1st Round (Padres)3,360,8605$ 59,536,0001John SchuerholzBobby CoxTurner Field
    2611New York MetsT - S - R - L1628874.54318.070663967dnq2,287,94818$ 49,559,6653Steve PhillipsBobby ValentineShea Stadium
    31120Philadelphia PhilliesT - S - R - L1627587.46331.0713808-95dnq1,715,72223$ 36,085,00010Ed WadeTerry FranconaVeterans Stadium
    41428Montreal ExposT - S - R - L1626597.40141.0644783-139dnq914,90930$ 9,202,00016Jim BeattieFelipe AlouOlympic Stadium
    51630Florida MarlinsT - S - R - L16254108.33352.0667914-247dnq1,730,38422$ 33,434,00011Dave DombrowskiJim LeylandJoe Robbie Stadium
    National League West
    RanklgRankmlbRankTeam NameLinksGWLWPctGBLRFRADiffPlayoffsAttendanceAtt RankPayrollPay RankGeneral ManagerManager NameBallpark
    134San Diego PadresT - S - R - L1629864.605--749635114Lost World Series (Yankees)2,555,87412$ 45,368,0007Kevin TowersBruce BochyQualcomm Stadium
    258San Francisco GiantsT - S - R - L1638974.5469.5845739106dnq1,925,36419$ 40,320,8359Brian SabeanDusty Baker3Com Park
    3713Los Angeles DodgersT - S - R - L1628379.51215.0669678-9dnq3,089,2227$ 47,970,0005Fred ClaireGlenn Hoffman, Bill RussellDodger Stadium
    4917Colorado RockiesT - S - R - L1627785.47521.0826855-29dnq3,792,6831$ 47,433,3336Bob GebhardDon BaylorCoors Field
    51526Arizona DiamondbacksT - S - R - L1626597.40133.0665803-138dnq3,610,2903$ 29,161,50013Joe GaragiolaBuck ShowalterBank One Ballpark
    30 record(s)
    Glossary:
    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