1990 Season News

As a tribute to days gone by, the Chicago White Sox held a throwback tribute to honor their 1917 World Championship team. The players donned old-fashioned uniforms and the promoters at Comiskey Park scaled all concessions back to World War I prices. The home team went on to lose 12-9 at the hands of the Milwaukee Brewers in a thirteen inning nail-biter.

The Minnesota Twins set a Major League record by pulling off two triple plays in the same game, one in the fourth and another in the eighth. Both were started on grounders to third baseman Gary Gaetti who had started five of the Twins' last six triple efforts. Despite the record, the Red Sox went on to win 1-0. The following day both teams combined to set yet another major league mark for defensive plays when Boston hit into six double plays and Minnesota grounded into four. The previous mark of nine double plays was last accomplished on April 15, 1961.

The National League announced it plans to expand from twelve to fourteen teams for the 1993 season opening the doors for expansion franchises in Denver and Miami. The price of admission into the National League was set at a whopping ninety-five million dollars.

Eddie Murray of the Los Angeles Dodgers homered from both sides of the plate during a 6-2 win over the San Francisco Giants. In doing so he became the first major leaguer to pull the feat in both the National and American Leagues.

The Major League owners unanimously refused to open Spring Training camps without a new Basic Agreement with the Players' Association. The standoff resulted in a thirty-two day lockout that postponed the start of the regular season by one week.

Both players and owners eventually reached a collective-bargaining agreement that increased the clubs' contributions to the players' pension fund, raised the minimum major league salary to $100,000 and also set a compromise on salary arbitration that left seventeen percent of the players with two and three years experience eligible. Both players and owners eventually reached a collective-bargaining agreement that increased the clubs' contributions to the players' pension fund, raised the minimum major league salary to $100,000 and also set a compromise on salary arbitration that left seventeen percent of the players with two and three years experience eligible.
1990 American League East
Team Record GB
Boston Red Sox 88-74 -
Toronto Blue Jays 86-76 2.0
Detroit Tigers 79-83 9.0
Cleveland Indians 77-85 11.0
Baltimore Orioles 76-85 11.5
Milwaukee Brewers 74-88 14.0
New York Yankees 67-95 21.0
1990 American League West
Team Record GB
Oakland Athletics 103-59 -
Chicago White Sox 94-68 9.0
Texas Rangers 83-79 20.0
California Angels 80-82 23.0
Seattle Mariners 77-85 26.0
Kansas City Royals 75-86 27.5
Minnesota Twins 74-88 29.0
1990 National League East
Team Record GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 95-67 -
New York Mets 91-71 4.0
Montreal Expos 85-77 10.0
Philadelphia Phillies 77-85 18.0
Chicago Cubs 77-85 18.0
St. Louis Cardinals 70-92 25.0
1990 National League West
Team Record GB
Cincinnati Reds 91-71 -
Los Angeles Dodgers 86-76 5.0
San Francisco Giants 85-77 6.0
Houston Astros 75-87 16.0
San Diego Padres 75-87 16.0
Atlanta Braves 65-97 26.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Oakland Athletics 103 59 0.636 733 4.52 570 3.52 164 123 0.254 0.334 0.391 3.18 494 831 0.986 152
Chicago White Sox 94 68 0.580 682 4.21 633 3.91 106 106 0.258 0.318 0.379 3.61 548 914 0.980 169
Boston Red Sox 88 74 0.543 699 4.31 664 4.10 106 92 0.272 0.343 0.395 3.72 519 997 0.980 154
Toronto Blue Jays 86 76 0.531 767 4.73 661 4.08 167 143 0.265 0.328 0.419 3.84 445 892 0.986 144
Texas Rangers 83 79 0.512 676 4.17 696 4.30 110 113 0.259 0.329 0.376 3.83 623 997 0.979 161
California Angels 80 82 0.494 690 4.26 706 4.36 147 106 0.260 0.328 0.391 3.79 544 944 0.977 186
Detroit Tigers 79 83 0.488 750 4.63 754 4.65 172 154 0.259 0.336 0.409 4.39 661 856 0.979 178
Cleveland Indians 77 85 0.475 732 4.52 737 4.55 110 163 0.267 0.324 0.391 4.26 518 860 0.981 146
Seattle Mariners 77 85 0.475 640 3.95 680 4.20 107 120 0.259 0.332 0.373 3.69 606 1064 0.979 152
Baltimore Orioles 76 85 0.472 669 4.16 698 4.34 132 161 0.245 0.328 0.370 4.04 537 776 0.985 151
Kansas City Royals 75 86 0.466 707 4.39 709 4.40 100 116 0.267 0.328 0.395 3.93 560 1006 0.980 161
Minnesota Twins 74 88 0.457 666 4.11 729 4.50 100 134 0.265 0.320 0.385 4.12 489 872 0.983 161
Milwaukee Brewers 74 88 0.457 732 4.52 760 4.69 128 121 0.256 0.320 0.384 4.08 469 771 0.976 152
New York Yankees 67 95 0.414 603 3.72 749 4.62 147 144 0.241 0.296 0.366 4.21 618 909 0.980 164
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Pittsburgh Pirates 95 67 0.586 733 4.52 619 3.82 138 135 0.259 0.331 0.405 3.40 413 848 0.979 125
Cincinnati Reds 91 71 0.562 693 4.28 597 3.69 125 124 0.265 0.322 0.399 3.39 543 1029 0.983 126
New York Mets 91 71 0.562 775 4.78 613 3.78 172 119 0.256 0.322 0.408 3.42 444 1217 0.978 107
Los Angeles Dodgers 86 76 0.531 728 4.49 685 4.23 129 137 0.262 0.327 0.382 3.72 478 1021 0.979 123
Montreal Expos 85 77 0.525 662 4.09 598 3.69 114 127 0.250 0.322 0.370 3.37 510 991 0.982 134
San Francisco Giants 85 77 0.525 719 4.44 710 4.38 152 131 0.262 0.321 0.396 4.08 553 788 0.983 148
Philadelphia Phillies 77 85 0.475 646 3.99 729 4.50 103 124 0.255 0.326 0.363 4.07 651 840 0.981 150
Chicago Cubs 77 85 0.475 690 4.26 774 4.78 136 121 0.263 0.313 0.362 4.34 572 877 0.980 136
Houston Astros 75 87 0.463 573 3.54 656 4.05 94 130 0.242 0.312 0.345 3.61 496 854 0.978 124
San Diego Padres 75 87 0.463 673 4.15 673 4.15 123 147 0.257 0.320 0.380 3.68 507 928 0.977 141
St. Louis Cardinals 70 92 0.432 599 3.70 698 4.31 73 98 0.256 0.320 0.358 3.87 475 833 0.979 114
Atlanta Braves 65 97 0.401 682 4.21 821 5.07 162 128 0.250 0.309 0.396 4.58 579 938 0.974 133