1991 Season News

The Detroit Tigers' Cecil Fielder hit a 502-foot home run out of the Milwaukee Brewers' County Stadium, for what was believed to be the first ball ever truly knocked "out of the park". The tape measure blast traveled even further after it landed in the back of a truck that didn't stop until it reached Madison.

On June 6th, the Kansas City Royals and Texas Rangers combined for eighteen-innings to tie a Major League mark by leaving forty-five stranded runners on base. The Royals also set an American League record with twenty-five of the "castaways" belonging to them.

Deion Sanders, who hit .304 in ninety-seven games with the Atlanta Braves made the conversion from baseball to football after practicing with the Atlanta Falcons. Despite the crossover, Sanders led the majors with fourteen triples.

The Committee for Statistical Accuracy righted a thirty year wrong after officially removing the asterisk attached to Roger Maris' single-season homerun record of 61 in 1961. The committee also defined a no-hit game as one; which ends after nine or more innings with one team failing to get a hit. The decision erased fifty games (mostly shortened) from the list that had previously been considered no-hitters.

Pete Rose continued to make headlines when he was released from a federal prison after serving five months for tax evasion. He was also required to provide 1,000 hours of community service at several of Cincinnati's inner-city schools.
1991 American League East
Team Record GB
Toronto Blue Jays 91-71 -
Boston Red Sox 84-78 7.0
Detroit Tigers 84-78 7.0
Milwaukee Brewers 83-79 8.0
New York Yankees 71-91 20.0
Baltimore Orioles 67-95 24.0
Cleveland Indians 57-105 34.0
1991 American League West
Team Record GB
Minnesota Twins 95-67 -
Chicago White Sox 87-75 8.0
Texas Rangers 85-77 10.0
Oakland Athletics 84-78 11.0
Seattle Mariners 83-79 12.0
Kansas City Royals 82-80 13.0
California Angels 81-81 14.0
1991 National League East
Team Record GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 98-64 -
St. Louis Cardinals 84-78 14.0
Philadelphia Phillies 78-84 20.0
Chicago Cubs 77-83 20.0
New York Mets 77-84 20.5
Montreal Expos 71-90 26.5
1991 National League West
Team Record GB
Atlanta Braves 94-68 -
Los Angeles Dodgers 93-69 1.0
San Diego Padres 84-78 10.0
San Francisco Giants 75-87 19.0
Cincinnati Reds 74-88 20.0
Houston Astros 65-97 29.0
American League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Minnesota Twins 95 67 0.586 776 4.79 652 4.02 140 139 0.280 0.342 0.420 3.69 488 876 0.985 161
Toronto Blue Jays 91 71 0.562 684 4.22 622 3.84 133 121 0.257 0.319 0.400 3.50 523 971 0.980 115
Chicago White Sox 87 75 0.537 758 4.68 681 4.20 139 154 0.262 0.334 0.391 3.79 601 923 0.982 151
Texas Rangers 85 77 0.525 829 5.12 814 5.02 177 151 0.270 0.339 0.424 4.47 662 1022 0.979 138
Oakland Athletics 84 78 0.519 760 4.69 776 4.79 159 155 0.246 0.328 0.389 4.57 655 892 0.982 150
Boston Red Sox 84 78 0.519 731 4.51 712 4.40 126 147 0.269 0.340 0.401 4.01 530 999 0.981 165
Detroit Tigers 84 78 0.519 817 5.04 794 4.90 209 148 0.247 0.332 0.416 4.51 593 739 0.983 171
Milwaukee Brewers 83 79 0.512 799 4.93 744 4.59 116 147 0.271 0.337 0.396 4.14 527 859 0.981 176
Seattle Mariners 83 79 0.512 702 4.33 674 4.16 126 136 0.255 0.327 0.383 3.79 628 1003 0.983 187
Kansas City Royals 82 80 0.506 727 4.49 722 4.46 117 105 0.264 0.327 0.394 3.92 529 1004 0.980 141
California Angels 81 81 0.500 653 4.03 649 4.01 115 141 0.255 0.312 0.374 3.69 543 990 0.984 156
New York Yankees 71 91 0.438 674 4.16 777 4.80 147 152 0.256 0.314 0.387 4.42 506 936 0.979 181
Baltimore Orioles 67 95 0.414 686 4.23 796 4.91 170 147 0.254 0.318 0.401 4.59 504 868 0.986 172
Cleveland Indians 57 105 0.352 576 3.56 759 4.69 79 110 0.254 0.311 0.350 4.23 441 862 0.976 150
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 98 64 0.605 768 4.74 632 3.90 126 117 0.263 0.338 0.398 3.44 401 919 0.981 134
Atlanta Braves 94 68 0.580 749 4.62 644 3.98 141 118 0.258 0.327 0.393 3.49 481 969 0.978 122
Los Angeles Dodgers 93 69 0.574 665 4.10 565 3.49 108 96 0.253 0.325 0.359 3.06 500 1028 0.980 126
San Diego Padres 84 78 0.519 636 3.93 646 3.99 121 139 0.244 0.362 0.362 3.57 457 921 0.982 130
St. Louis Cardinals 84 78 0.519 651 4.02 648 4.00 68 114 0.255 0.357 0.357 3.69 454 822 0.983 133
Philadelphia Phillies 78 84 0.481 629 3.88 680 4.20 111 111 0.241 0.358 0.358 3.86 670 988 0.981 111
Chicago Cubs 77 83 0.481 695 4.34 734 4.59 159 117 0.253 0.390 0.390 4.03 542 927 0.982 120
New York Mets 77 84 0.478 640 3.98 646 4.01 117 108 0.244 0.365 0.365 3.56 410 1028 0.977 112
San Francisco Giants 75 87 0.463 649 4.01 697 4.30 141 143 0.246 0.381 0.381 4.03 544 905 0.982 151
Cincinnati Reds 74 88 0.457 689 4.25 691 4.27 164 127 0.258 0.403 0.403 3.83 560 997 0.979 131
Montreal Expos 71 90 0.441 579 3.60 655 4.07 95 111 0.246 0.357 0.357 3.64 584 909 0.979 128
Houston Astros 65 97 0.401 605 3.73 717 4.43 79 129 0.244 0.347 0.347 4.00 651 1033 0.974 129