1992 Season News

Oakland Athletics outfielder and perennial base thief Rickey Henderson snatched the 1,000th base of his career in the first inning of the A's 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers.

Nolan Ryan, of the Texas Rangers, struck out his 100th batter for a record twenty-third year in a row. In doing so, he passed Phil Niekro as number twelve on the all-time win list with three-hundred nineteen victories.

Milwaukee Brewer Robin Yount reached the 3,000th hit of his career as his team lost 5-4 against the Cleveland Indians. He also became the second player in Major League history (behind Willie Mays) to record two-hundred home runs, two-hundred stolen bases and one-hundred triples.

Pittsburgh's Andy Van Slyke became the first outfielder in nearly eighteen years to record an unassisted double play. As the Pirates took on the Houston Astros, Van Slyke made a running catch in shallow center followed by a tag on Ken Caminiti, who was running from second base on the play.

Eddie Murray topped the New York Yankees' Mickey Mantle for the most RBIs ever by a switch-hitter (1,510) after blasting two home two runs in the Mets 15-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Tom Seaver and Rollie Fingers were elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame while Pete Rose, ineligible because of his ban from baseball for allegedly betting on games, surprisingly received forty-one write-in votes.

Commissioner Fay Vincent ordered the realignment of the National League moving the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals into the Western Division. Later in the season, the owners voted 18-9 (with one abstention) calling for Vincent's resignation and the Commissioner obliged them three days after failing to receive a vote of confidence. Baseball's executive council rescinded the National League realignment following Vincent's departure.
1992 American League East
Team Record GB
Toronto Blue Jays 96-66 -
Milwaukee Brewers 92-70 4.0
Baltimore Orioles 89-73 7.0
Cleveland Indians 76-86 20.0
New York Yankees 76-86 20.0
Detroit Tigers 75-87 21.0
Boston Red Sox 73-89 23.0
1992 American League West
Team Record GB
Oakland Athletics 96-66 -
Minnesota Twins 90-72 6.0
Chicago White Sox 86-76 10.0
Texas Rangers 77-85 19.0
California Angels 72-90 24.0
Kansas City Royals 72-90 24.0
Seattle Mariners 64-98 32.0
1992 National League East
Team Record GB
Pittsburgh Pirates 96-66 -
Montreal Expos 87-75 9.0
St. Louis Cardinals 83-79 13.0
Chicago Cubs 78-84 18.0
New York Mets 72-90 24.0
Philadelphia Phillies 70-92 26.0
1992 National League West
Team Record GB
Atlanta Braves 98-64 -
Cincinnati Reds 90-72 8.0
San Diego Padres 82-80 16.0
Houston Astros 81-81 17.0
San Francisco Giants 72-90 26.0
Los Angeles Dodgers 63-99 35.0
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 96 66 0.593 745 4.60 672 4.15 142 129 0.258 0.344 0.386 3.73 601 843 0.979 158
Toronto Blue Jays 96 66 0.593 780 4.81 682 4.21 163 124 0.263 0.331 0.414 3.91 541 954 0.985 109
Milwaukee Brewers 92 70 0.568 740 4.57 604 3.73 82 127 0.268 0.331 0.375 3.43 435 793 0.986 146
Minnesota Twins 90 72 0.556 747 4.61 653 4.03 104 121 0.277 0.339 0.391 3.70 479 923 0.985 155
Baltimore Orioles 89 73 0.549 705 4.35 656 4.05 148 124 0.259 0.338 0.398 3.79 518 846 0.985 168
Chicago White Sox 86 76 0.531 738 4.56 690 4.26 110 123 0.261 0.336 0.383 3.82 550 810 0.979 134
Texas Rangers 77 85 0.475 682 4.21 753 4.65 159 113 0.250 0.318 0.393 4.09 598 1034 0.975 153
Cleveland Indians 76 86 0.469 674 4.16 746 4.60 127 159 0.266 0.320 0.383 4.11 566 890 0.978 176
New York Yankees 76 86 0.469 733 4.52 746 4.60 163 129 0.261 0.326 0.406 4.21 612 851 0.982 165
Detroit Tigers 75 87 0.463 791 4.88 794 4.90 182 155 0.256 0.337 0.407 4.60 564 693 0.981 164
Boston Red Sox 73 89 0.451 599 3.70 669 4.13 84 107 0.246 0.320 0.347 3.58 535 943 0.978 170
California Angels 72 90 0.444 579 3.57 671 4.14 88 130 0.243 0.298 0.338 3.84 532 888 0.979 172
Kansas City Royals 72 90 0.444 610 3.77 667 4.12 75 106 0.256 0.311 0.364 3.81 512 834 0.980 164
Seattle Mariners 64 98 0.395 679 4.19 799 4.93 149 129 0.263 0.321 0.402 4.55 661 894 0.982 170
National League Team Stats
Team W L PCT RS RS/G RA RA/G HR HRA AVG OBP SLG ERA BBA SOA FPCT DP
Atlanta Braves 98 64 0.605 682 4.21 569 3.51 138 89 0.254 0.315 0.388 3.14 489 948 0.982 121
Pittsburgh Pirates 96 66 0.593 693 4.28 595 3.67 106 101 0.255 0.324 0.381 3.35 455 844 0.984 144
Cincinnati Reds 90 72 0.556 660 4.07 609 3.76 99 109 0.260 0.329 0.382 3.46 470 1060 0.984 128
Montreal Expos 87 75 0.537 648 4.00 581 3.59 102 92 0.252 0.310 0.370 3.25 525 1014 0.980 113
St. Louis Cardinals 83 79 0.512 631 3.90 604 3.73 94 118 0.262 0.322 0.375 3.38 400 842 0.985 146
San Diego Padres 82 80 0.506 617 3.81 636 3.93 135 111 0.255 0.312 0.386 3.56 439 971 0.982 127
Houston Astros 81 81 0.500 608 3.75 668 4.12 96 114 0.246 0.310 0.357 3.72 539 978 0.982 125
Chicago Cubs 78 84 0.481 593 3.66 624 3.85 104 107 0.254 0.306 0.364 3.39 575 901 0.982 142
San Francisco Giants 72 90 0.444 574 3.54 647 3.99 105 128 0.244 0.300 0.355 3.61 502 927 0.982 174
New York Mets 72 90 0.444 599 3.70 653 4.03 93 98 0.235 0.309 0.342 3.66 482 1025 0.981 134
Philadelphia Phillies 70 92 0.432 686 4.23 717 4.43 118 113 0.253 0.316 0.377 4.11 549 851 0.978 128
Los Angeles Dodgers 63 99 0.389 548 3.38 636 3.93 72 82 0.248 0.313 0.339 3.41 553 981 0.973 136